Manila, Philippines - Republic of
FORMER POLICE GENERAL LASTIMOSO TESTIFIES AT IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IN MANILA.
Former Philippine police chief Roberto Lastimoso (L) takes oath before testifying at the impeachment trial of President Joseph Estrada in Manila December 7, 2000. The Philippines began Asia's first impeachment trial of a head of state on Thursday as thousands of protesters demanded Estrada to resign. Estrada faces four charges involving corruption and bribery and will have to leave office if convicted on any one charge by a two thirds majority of the 22-member Senate. At right swearing him is Senate secretary Lutgardo Borbo.