Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

"Join me therefore as we begin to tear down the walls that divide. Let us build an edifice of peace, progress, and economic stability."

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was born on April 5, 1947 in San Juan to Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal and Evangelina Macaraeg. She was a professor of economics and became assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry during President Aquino's term. She served as senator and was cabinet secretary and vice president under President Estrada.

She was sworn in as president on January 20, 2001 after President Estrada's removal from office by the Second Edsa Revolution. She was elected to a full six year term and took her oath of office on June 30, 2004. She married Jose Miguel Arroyo and has three children - Juan Miguel, Evangelina Lourdes, and Diosdado Ignacio Jose Maria. President Arroyo's presidency was continuously harassed by questions of legitimacy, graft and corruption scandals, impeachment threats, military adventurisms by rebel soldiers, peace and order problems, the CPP-NPA communist insurgency, the Abu Sayyaf terror threat and the economic crisis that hounded the country. Inspite of it all, the Arroyo presidency has shown a strong leadership by weathering the storm in all issues.

In the 2009 rankings of Most Powerful Women by Forbes, she was ranked as the 44th most powerful woman in the world. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo stepped down from the presidency after her term ended on June 30, 2010. During the May 10, 2010 elections, she ran for a Congressional seat for the second district of Pampanga and was proclaimed winner by a landslide victory on May 12, 2010.    
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Born: April 5,1947
4th President of the Fifth Republic of the Philippines
(Term: January 20, 2001 - June 30, 2010)
Vice Presidents: Teofisto Guingona
and Manuel Leuterio de Castro
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