필리핀에서 군과 경찰이 선거 부정과 관련해 글로리아 아로요 대통령의 사임을 강요하기위한 대대적인 시위에 대비해 고도의 경계 태세에 들어갔습니다.

야당 지도자들은 수만명의 시위자들이 13일 수도 마닐라의 금융 지구로 결집할 것이라고 말하고있습니다.

이 시위 집회는 야당측이 아로요 대통령을 축출할수있을 만한 지지를 획득할수있을 지에 대한 시험으로 여겨지고있습니다. 

 

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Philippine soldiers and police have gone on high alert in preparation for a mass protest aimed at forcing President Gloria to resign over alleged election rigging.

Opposition leaders say tens of thousands of demonstrators will converge Wednesday on Manila's financial district (Makati).

The rally is seen as a test of whether the opposition can garner enough support to oust Mrs. Arroyo.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Arroyo has promised a major overhaul of the country's political system. She told party leaders Tuesday the system has "degenerated to the point that it needs fundamental changes."

The Philippine president has promised to appoint a new cabinet this week to replace cabinet members she had earlier asked to resign.

Mrs. Arroyo has refused to step down despite calls for her resignation from former Philippine President Corazon Aquino and others.