November 9. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Inauguration
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President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947) is a Filipino politician who
served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010,
as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and
is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing
the 2nd District of Pampanga. She was the country's second female
president (after Corazón Aquino), and the daughter of former
President Diosdado Macapagal.
A professor of
economics, Arroyo entered government in 1987, serving as assistant
secretary and undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry
upon the invitation of President Corazón Aquino. After serving as a
senator from 1992 to 1998, she was elected to the vice presidency
under President Joseph Estrada, despite having run on an opposing
ticket. After Estrada was accused of corruption, she resigned her
cabinet position as Secretary of Social Welfare and Development and
joined the growing opposition to the president, who faced
impeachment. Estrada was soon forced from office by the EDSA
Revolution of 2001, and Arroyo was sworn into the presidency by
Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. on January 20, 2001. She was
elected to a full six-year presidential term in the controversial
May 2004 Philippine elections, and was sworn in on June 30, 2004.
Following her presidency she was elected to the House of
Representatives, making her the second Philippine president - after
Jose P. Laurel - to pursue a lower office after their presidency.
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