WARRANT ISSUED. For the arrest of EDUARDO VILLANUEVA, 59, popular Philippine evangelist and politician known as Brother Eddie, in connection with fraud allegations made by a partner in a television joint venture; in Manila. Villanueva, a onetime presidential candidate who has sided with opposition forces calling for the resignation of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, called the case an attempt to silence his criticism of Arroyo's administration. Government officials and the businessman who made the fraud claim, Benito Araneta, have denied Villanueva's allegations of political intimidation.

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