Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was named "most Outstanding Senator" by a number of different groups, filed over 400 Senate bills and resolutions and was named one of Asia's most powerful women by Asia Week. Ms. Arroyo was the 14th President of the Philippines. She served from January 20, 2001, to June 30, 2010.Know More
Gloria Arroyo first entered the Philippine government in 1987 as the assistant secretary and undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry. She served as a Senator from 1992 until 1998, when she was elected as Vice President serving under President Joseph Estrada. She gained the Presidency when Estrada was forced from office after being accused of corruption. After her Presidency, she was elected to the House of Representatives. In October of 2012, she was arrested for the misuse of over $8 million in lottery funds.
During her political career, Gloria Arroyo compiled an impressive list of accomplishments:
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