Gloria 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.
<span style="font-size:medium;"><strong>Corazon Aquino, the Philippines </strong></span><br> When Corazon Aquino's senator husband was assassinated in 1983, Aquino ran against 20-year autocrat Ferdinand Marcos in his stead. Though Marcos claimed victory, Aquino led a peaceful revolution across the nation of impoverished islands. Aquino became President of the Philippines upon Marcos' resignation.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gestures as he answers questions from reporters during a press conference at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) ▼1Jun2015AP｜Philippine leader says charges will be filed in factory fire http://bigstory.ap.org/article/9291070f36644d478372cf7b0d81a932/philippine-leader-says-charges-will-be-filed-factory-fire
Corazon Aquino led the People Power Revolution of the Philippines calling for civil disobedience including a military-civilian rebellion where millions crammed the streets to protect reformist soldiers and nuns armed only with rosaries knelt in front of tanks, stopping them in their tracks, leading to the ousting of Ferdinand Marcos and her declaration as President. Oversaw the creation of a new constitution, and established a bicameral legislature. Emphasized civil liberties and human…
Aquino makes one final push for Muslim autonomy - Saudi Gazette MANILA Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Tuesday urged Congress to pass a bill giving greater autonomy to a Muslim minority in the countrys south ending a 45-year conflict that has killed more than 120000 people and displaced 2 million. The appeal to about 150 members of the lower house o