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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo


Filipino politician who all served seeing that the 14th Leader from the Philippines from 2001 to 2010. When she was simply 14 years of age, her dad, Diosdado Macapagal, was elected as leader. She was imprisoned for electoral scams in 2011 and once again in 2012 for the misuse of condition lottery funds. She’s three kids with her hubby Jose Miguel Arroyo, who she wedded in 1968. Their brands are Juan, Evangelina, and Diosdado. She examined for just two years at Georgetown University’s Walsh College of Foreign Provider in Washington, D.C. where she was a classmate of potential President Costs Clinton.

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Date Of Birth April 5, 1947
Place Of Birth Philippines
Profession Politician
Education University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, Assumption College San Lorenzo, School of Foreign Service, Assumption Convent High School
Nationality Philippine
Spouse Jose Miguel Arroyo
Children Mikey Arroyo, Diosdado Macapagal Arroyo, Evangelina Lourdes Arroyo
Parents Diosdado P. Macapagal, Eva Macapagal
Siblings Arturo Macapagal, Cielo Macapagal-Salgado, Diosdado Macapagal, Jr.
Star Sign Aries

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1[June 27] Issued a public apology over the Gloriagate scandal. She admitted to have called an election official over the phone during the 2004 presidential election. She has been rocked by calls of resignation by opposition camp, headed by supporters of the late action king Fernando Poe Jr. who was allegedly cheated in his victory. [June 2005]
2A new variety of potato was named after her, "Gloria Kamaptengan.".
3Mother of Mikey Macapagal Arroyo.
4Daughter of Diosdado P. Macapagal, 6th President of the Philippines (1962-1965).
5According to surveys done between 2004 and 2006, Ms Arroyo may be the most unpopular President in the history of the Philippines. Her spokepersons Michael Defensor and Ignacio Bunye, described as "lackeys" in certain circles, refuse to believe the surveys and always proclaim a contrary opinion.
6Macapagal took a degree in commerce at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where the future US president Bill Clinton was one of her classmates.
7She was sworn in as the president of the Philippines on 20 January 2001, when her predecessor, Joseph Estrada, a former movie actor, was forced from office by mass street protests, accused of cronyism and taking bribes from illegal gambling syndicates. Arroyo is the daughter of Diosdado Macapagal, the ninth president of the Philippines, who was popular, and she is also very popular. Previously she had been a teacher and served as Assistant Secretary, then as Under-Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry in the government of President Corazon Aquino. During her post of Executive Director of the garments and textile export board, the Filipino textile industry grew to become the country's top foreign-currency earner. She was also twice elected as Senator in the 1990s.
8As President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has faced the problem of guerrilla activity by separatist Islamic fundamentalists in the south of the country. The separatists, who have kidnapped and murdered foreign tourists and others, have been linked to al-Qaeda by the US government. President George W. Bush received her on an official state visit and they issued a joint statement on the deployment of American troops in the Philippines. Arroyo ended the ceasefire with the rebels and Bush promised military support. Bush also declared the Philippines a "major non-Nato ally." [May 2003]



Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey2012DocumentaryHerself, President of the Philippines
I-Witness2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Destination Truth2008TV SeriesHerself
Ang mabuhay para sa masa2007Video documentary
The Working President2002TV SeriesHerself

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I-Witness2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Asia Today2007TV SeriesHerself
Walang bakas2004TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Many Faces of Death, Part 61995Video documentaryHerself

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