ENG - Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga. She was the country's second female president (after Corazón Aquino), and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal.
She was a former professor of economics at Ateneo De Manila University where Noynoy Aquino was one of her students. She entered government in 1987, serving as assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry upon the invitation of President Corazón Aquino. After serving as a senator from 1992 to 1998, she ...
... 2004 elections
It was a personal encounter with one of Mrs Arroyo’s closest aides that made me realize that she cheated her way to a six-year term that ended last year.
I will not name that aide but I will say I had known him for years and years. Which is why what he said to me struck me dumb with the horror of it.
It was during the annual Christmas party of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (Focap) when I met that aide, following the Hello Garci tapes disclosure and Arroyo’s “I am sorry” speech.
“What was that all ...
Benigno Aquino III on Monday said the government was building at least fourcases against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, including the alleged misuse ofPhilippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds.
Mr. Aquino told reporters the cases involved “a broad spectrum of personalities” and thatprosecutors would go “where the evidence points to us.”
The President did not give details of the cases other than the PCSO disbursements underthe administration of Arroyo, now a Pampanga representative.
Read more: GoT HuB! (July 5, 2011)
... to Pinched Nerve
Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was rushed to the hospital due to a pinched nerve, reports GMA News.
According to the report, Arroyo was confined at St. Luke’s Medical Center and have to undergo two more days of treatment at the hospital.
Pampanga’s second-district representative was diagnosed of having cervical radiculopathy or also known as a pinched nerve.
Read more: Pionoy Ambisyoso (June 17, 2011)