Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 until 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and as member of the House of Representatives represented the 2nd District of Pampanga in the Philippines from 2010 to 2019. She was the country's second female president (after Corazon Aquino), and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal.

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  • Inspired by the great plebeian, my father, President Diosdado Macapagal, promulgated the Land Reform Law to emancipate the peasant from a feudal bondage to the soil.
    • 2001 State of The Nation Address, Philippines
  • In 1986 Filipinos peacefully reclaimed their civil liberties in the people power revolution. Under the leadership of Corazon Aquino, we reaffirmed our commitment to freedom and democracy on a mere stretch of highway — with hardly a drop of blood shed or a shot fired in anger.
    • 2001 State of The Nation Address, Philippines
  • Less Than Two Months After The State Of The Nation Address, On 9/11/2001, The World Changed. To the Basic Desires of Work, Food on Every Table, Home, and Education, We Add Peace.
    • 2003 State of The Nation Address, Philippines
  • I am sorry.
    • Response to the allegations that she cheated in the 2004 presidential elections, as implied from the "Hello Garci" tape.
  • We have been fighting the longest running communist insurgency in history. We have been coming to grips with fundamentalist terrorism long before 9/11.
    • 2004 State of The Nation Address, Philippines
  • The people want government that works for them at every level. They want good government that begins at their doorstep in the barangay, and does not end before the closed door of a bureaucrat in Metro Manila.
    • 2005 State of the Nation Address (July 25, 2005)[1]
  • On top of peace and investment, progress also demands good governance. I congratulate Donkoy Emano for the drop in reports of corruption for public contracts in Cagayan de Oro from 65% of firms last year to 38 this year. Also Rudy Duterte and the other leaders of Metro Davao led by Majority Leader Boy Nograles for a similar drop, 57% last year to 49 now. Things are coming together for Mindanao, a prelude to their readiness for eventual federalism.
    • 2006 State of The Nation Address, Philippines
  • A president can be as strong as she wants to be.
    • 2007 State of The Nation Address, Philippines
  • From Bonifacio at Balintawak to Cory Aquino at EDSA and up to today, we have struggled to bring power to the people, and this country to the eminence it deserves.
    • 2009 State of The Nation Address, Philippines

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