President Gloria Macapagal-arroyo of Philippines

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Original source: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2007
Author: World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is a former featured article candidate.
Macapagal-Arroyo was born on April 5, 1947, in San Juan in the Philippine province of Rizal.
Raised in Two TownsMacapagal-Arroyo was raised in both San Juan and her mother's hometown of Iligan, on the island of Mindanao, where she lived from the age of four to eleven with her maternal grandmother, Irinea de la Cruz Macaraeg.
The couple, who began dating when Macapagal-Arroyo was a teenager, were married on August 2, 1968.
When approached by the media, Macapagal-Arroyo took a diplomatic approach regarding her new role.
Estrada was forced from office, and Macapagal-Arroyo was named 14th president of the Philipines on January 20, 2001, becoming the first child of a former president to hold the post.
On May 27, 2001, Islamic militants abducted 20 hostages at a resort in the province of Palawan, and Macapagal-Arroyo was thrust into the ongoing battle between the Philippine government and the rebel forces, known as Abu Sayyaf.
Even on the day I was sworn in as president, I didn't say, 'Wow, I am now president,' I said, 'What should I do now?' "Elected to Full TermDespite the obstacles and various charges of impropriety directed at those close to her, Macapagal-Arroyo was elected to a full six-year presidential term in May 2004.
Macapagal-Arroyo was elected to the office in her own right in 2004.
MANILA, Philippines The sense of history repeating itself was powerful as Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was sworn in as the Philippines' new president Saturday at a monument to the "people power" revolt that toppled the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Born in Manila in 1948, Macapagal-Arroyo was elected to the Senate in 1992 by a large margin, then in 1998 won the vice president spot � which is elected separately from the presidency.
Macapagal-Arroyo is married to lawyer-businessman Jose Miguel Tuason Arroyo, the grandson of a senator.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was the daughter of a former president.
As President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has faced the problem of guerrilla activity by separatist Islamic fundamentalists in the south of the country.
President Macapagal-Arroyo is married to lawyer-businessman Jose Miguel Tuason Arroyo of Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, the grandson of the late Senator Jose Ma.
collections would result to more funds for social services.
Macapagal-Arroyo joined the Philippine government in 1986 as Undersecretary of Trade and Industry.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is sworn in to a new six-year term as president of the.
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has directed all concerned agencies to extend immediate assistance to the victims of flashfloods in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan.
MANILA President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has signed into law a bill imposing stiffer penalties for illegal possession and manufacture of explosives in the country.
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said Friday rice supply would be stable next year due to the governments increased palay (unhusked rice) procurement and spending in irrigation and other agricultural infrastructures.
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has ordered the immediate evacuation of Filipinos willing to leave the war-torn Gaza Strip that has been under massive Israeli attack over the last days, the.