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Arroyo wants House to focus on checking implementation of laws

Nov 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says this is what lawmakers should do in the remaining months of the 17th Congress, to help the executive branch 'strive for maximum results in the shortest possible time'

OVERSIGHT. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sits beside House committee on disaster management chair Geraldine Roman during a panel hearing on November 19, 2018

Why China chose Arroyo over Aquino

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) China saw President Benigno Aquino III as 'provocative' and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as 'receptive,' an international think tank says

DIFFERENT STYLES. President Benigno Aquino III and his predecessor, former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, differ in their response to China's interests. Malacañang file photo

Filipino online community: will Imelda go to jail or not? | Midday wRap

Nov 15, 2018 - 4:19 PM

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Arroyo orders recall of ex-lawmakers' No. 8 car plates

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:07 PM

A viral video of a road rage incident prompts Speaker Gloria Arroyo to recall the protocol license plates issued to lawmakers in past Congresses

RECALL ORDER. The number 8 protocol plate is issued to all congressmen. Photo from DOTC's Twitter account.

Seeking DOF post in 2019? ‘It's so hypothetical,’ says Arroyo

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is on her 3rd and last term as Pampanga congresswoman and is planning to retire next year

RETIRING NEXT YEAR. Speaker Gloria Arroyo says she is not interested in a Cabinet post in 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Congressional Spouses Foundation kicks off fund-raising for House staff

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:05 PM

The foundation is asking lawmakers to buy capiz angels for P2,000 each, which will be used to buy Christmas gift packs for the House employees

FUND-RAISING. CSFI president Luli Arroyo Bernas holds up a capiz angel that will be used for the fund-raising project for House staff. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Arroyo backs Duterte on appointing ex-military men to gov’t posts

Oct 26, 2018 - 3:32 PM

'They are literally good soldiers that's why [he appointed them],' says the former president turned Pampanga 2nd District congresswoman

SUPPORT. File photo shows House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang.

Suarez files House resolution supporting Arroyo's IPU pullout bid

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:58 AM

If passed, House Resolution No. 2270 will merely express the support of lawmakers over the issue. The resolution will not have the full force of the law.

LOWER HOUSE. A view of the House of Representatives in Quezon City on March 7, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Malacañang supports Arroyo's IPU pullout bid

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:04 PM

'Ever since that has been the stance of the President,' says Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Counsel Salvador Panelo

SHARED STAND VS IPU. Malacanang says President Rodrigo Duterte shares the position of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (left) on pulling out the Philippines from the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Malacanang file photo

Senators divided over Arroyo's push for PH withdrawal from IPU

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:50 PM

'Arroyo’s proposal is despairing, defeatist, and will be seen by the world as a tacit admission that indeed critical lawmakers are being persecuted under the Duterte administration,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says

Senate: Plenary Session. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Making our own shameful history

Oct 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Arroyo and Duterte are bound in a conspiracy so brazen a special thickness is required for anyone to honestly miss it

Belmonte to LP: ‘Unfair’ to accuse Arroyo of vindictiveness over Abads

Oct 12, 2018 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) Quezon City 4th District Representative Sonny Belmonte has already resigned from the Liberal Party as he is retiring from politics

'UNFAIR'. Quezon City 4th District Representative Feliciano Belmonte Jr speaks up against his former party on the issue of the Batanes caretaker in the House. File photo by Rappler

LP slams 'vindictive' Arroyo for replacing Batanes caretaker

Oct 12, 2018 - 10:36 AM

Liberal Party president and Senator Francis Pangilinan says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo did not follow the House tradition of designating a caretaker nominated by the political party of the deceased

CARETAKER. This file photo shows Pangasinan Rep. Rose Marie Arenas during a meeting of the Committee on Organizational Matters of the 38th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). File photo from the Office of the Speaker/Press and Public Affairs Bureau

Arroyo meets with Duterte, commits to extend validity of Marawi rehab fund

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:01 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also asks House leaders to allocate funds in the 2019 budget for the housing projects for military, police, and Yolanda victims

BUDGET TALKS. (From L-R) Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, President Rorigo Duterte, Arroyo consultant Medy Poblador, and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go. Photo from Arroyo's office

No set number of federal states under Arroyo’s draft constitution

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:57 PM

It leaves it with local government units to group themselves and petition Congress to turn them into autonomous states or regions

MORE POWER FOR CONGRESS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (5th from R) and other lawmakers pose for the camera while doing President Rodrigo Duterte's signature fist pump. Photo from Facebook page of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

'Dead on arrival': Senate leaders reject Arroyo's draft charter

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:33 PM

'We don't have time to even talk about it,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, who stands to benefit from the House proposal

House draft charter skips VP in line of succession to avoid 'instability'

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:46 AM

The chairman of the House panel on constitutional amendments says future developments in the vice presidential electoral protest may encourage 'military adventurists' to attempt a power grab

VP PROTEST. Vice President Leni Robredo is facing an electoral protest filed agianst her by ex-senator Bongbong Marcos

From Marcos to Duterte: How Philippine presidents handled their health problems

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:15 AM

In 2006, Imee Marcos recalled the secrecy that shrouded the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos' deteriorating health – to douse doubts about his ability to govern

Arroyo’s draft charter skips VP in transition to federalism

Oct 08, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The draft constitution, which has reached the House plenary for deliberations, sets for May 2022 the first elections under a federal system of government

NOT IN SUCCESSION LINE? Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech before members of Zonta Club of Metro Rizal on October 2, 2018. File photo by OVP

Arroyo's draft constitution removes lawmakers' term limits

Oct 08, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, authored by Speaker Gloria Macagapal Arroyo and 21 others, also does not regulate political dynasties

TERM LIMITS. If the House's draft federal constitution will be approved, term limits for legislators will be lifted. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Arroyo: Be concerned about Duterte’s health ‘only if he says it’s serious’

Oct 08, 2018 - 4:09 PM

But opposition lawmakers say Malacañang's conflicting statements on the President's health raise concerns

THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo comments on the current status of President Rodrigo Duterte's health. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Trillanes arrested, Marian Rivera, Instagram founders resign | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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Arroyo least trusted among top national officials – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gets a 19% trust rating, while the House of Representatives receives an approval rating of 56%

NEW SPEAKER. Ex-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo waves to the crowd after she was elected the new House Speaker on July 23, 2018. Photo by Mary Grace dela Serna/Rappler

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Sep 18, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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P50-B ‘misplaced’ funds discovered in 2019 budget

Sep 17, 2018 - 8:39 PM

Plenary deliberations on the proposed 2019 budget are delayed by a day as lawmakers continue to report to Speaker Gloria Arroyo on alleged insertions

BUDGET REVIEW. Speaker Gloria Arroyo gestures before the start of the meeting of the constitutional amendments panel on on August 7, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After Palparan conviction, lawyers target Gloria Arroyo

Sep 17, 2018 - 3:51 PM

‘We are looking at the angle of command responsibility of Palparan’s commander-in-chief Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,’ says private prosecutor Edre Olalia

Former AFP General Jovito Palparan being escorted by military during promulgation at the Bulacan Regional Trial Court on September 17, 2018. Palparan was guilty on Kidnapping for Serious Illegal Detention. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Trillanes sees no Arroyo hand in amnesty revocation

Sep 14, 2018 - 9:32 PM

'Based on our information, no. She has no part in all of this,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Aquino, 5 other presidents delegated amnesty review to committees

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:23 PM

AFP Chief Carlito Galvez Jr and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV go through similar processes, as former president Ramos also created a committee in 1994 to decide on amnesty applications

AMNESTY PROCLAMATIONS. Six presidents have signed proclamations creating a committee to evaluate and decide on amnesty applications.

House, Senate want to delay filing of candidacies for 2019 elections

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:27 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers say moving the period of filing of candidacies to October 11 to 17 would allow them to focus on their legislative duties before the election season begins

COC FILING. A Comelec official in Manila processes certificates of candidacies filed on April 20, 2018 for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte admin ‘doing what it can’ to address inflation, says Arroyo

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:47 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says she encountered an even 'more alarming' economic situation when she was president, when inflation climbed to 6.6%. But she was able to lower this through rice importation.

TAMING INFLATION. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is also an economist. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Arroyo gives birthday cakes to House journalists

Sep 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Leyte 1st District Representative Yedda Romualdez sing 'Happy Birthday' to journalists covering the House and celebrating their birthdays

GREETINGS FORM GMA. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stands beside House journalists who are celebrating their birthdays on July to September. Photo courtesy of Perfecto Camero

Arroyo approves P35,000 grocery allowance for House employees

Sep 03, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The P35,000 covers the January to July period this year, and is on top of the P5,000 that each employee received in August

BENEFIT INCREASE. Speaker Gloria Macpaagal (middle, in red) poses with some staff of the House of Representatives on September 3, 2018. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler

Newsbreak Chats: Rice crisis, Arroyo as House Speaker, other top stories in August 2018

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:33 PM

Join us as we make sense of these stories: the ongoing rice crisis, the tussle between Customs and PDEA, changes in the House, backdoor abortion in the Philippines

Arroyo supports possible martial law extension in Mindanao

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:25 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya also says extending martial law is Malacañang's call. 'If the President will ask for it, then it shall be given.'

ALLIES. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sits beside President Rodrigo Duterte during the 116th Labor Day celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. File phoo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

House OKs Arroyo bill creating ‘Timbangan ng Bayan’ in all markets

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:53 PM

House Bill 7857 seeks to punish those who tamper with weighing scales with a fine of P50,000 to P300,000 and imprisonment of up to 5 years

MARKET HONESTY. A House bill seeks to create a Timbangan ng Bayan center in every market so consumers can verify the weight of the products they plan to buy. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Arroyo meets with Chinese businessmen who want to invest in Clark

Aug 28, 2018 - 3:36 PM

Among the Chinese traders that Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo met with is Chuanjian Feng, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

MEETING WITH THE CHINESE. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo poses for a picture with Chinese businessmen and officials of Clark Development Corporation. All photos from Arroyo's office

Why is it so difficult to access SALNs of House lawmakers?

Aug 22, 2018 - 10:00 AM

(UPDATED) The more stringent rules on access to House members' SALNs were drafted under then speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Will Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo change them?

HARD TO ACCESS SALNs. It has long been difficult to get copies of the full SALNs of all lawmakers in the House of Representatives. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Noynoy on Duterte’s health, GMA backs Duterte, Google | Evening wRap

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Where's the neck brace? Speaker Arroyo shows scars to prove spinal condition

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo also says she can only turn her neck slightly to the right due to multiple cervical spondylosis

WEARING OFF OF THE BONES. An old photo of former president and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo wearing her neck brace. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Arroyo backs Duterte: PH friendship with China 'just right'

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:35 PM

'Hindi ba karapat-dapat lamang na maging kaibigan natin ang China?' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

PIVOT TOWARDS CHINA. Speaker Gloria Arroyo claps her hands as President Rodrigo Duterte receives the replica of the Marawi Filipino-Chinese Friendship Dome from Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc on August 14, 2018. File photo form Malacañang

LIST: House leadership changes under Speaker Gloria Arroyo

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(6th UPDATE) Lawmakers holding key posts at the House of Representatives are replaced now that Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is the new Speaker

NEW LEADERSHIP. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo addresses lawmakers for the first time after being named the new Speaker on July 23, 2018. Photo by Mary Grace dela Serna/Rappler

Arroyo 'not advocating' lower tariffs on meat

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says the proposal was discussed with economic managers but the Department of Agriculture is against it

INFLATION WOES. Speaker Gloria Arroyo clarifies she does not support reducing taxes on imported meat products to help ease inflation. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Rolando Andaya on being House majority leader under Speaker Gloria Arroyo

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:18 PM

Rappler sits down with Andaya to discuss the changes in the House of Representatives

[OPINION] Can government deliver us from runaway inflation?

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Half of the recent inflation can be explained by food prices alone. This is crucial since the poor spend a larger share of their incomes on food.

Arroyo to House panel: Stop deliberations on draft federal charter

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the House committee on constitutional amendments should focus on convincing the Senate to convene into a Constituent Assembly, which will then discuss the proposed constitution

CHA-CHA TALKS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gives her marching orders to House constitutional amendments panel chairperson Vicente Veloso on August 7, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Arroyo's the feature, Duterte’s just the trailer

Aug 04, 2018 - 3:26 PM

Any residual doubts about Arroyo’s special place in the hierarchy of power in the Duterte regime should be dispelled by her accession to the Speakership

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Aug 03, 2018 - 9:38 PM

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Arroyo: No 'zero budget' for opposition lawmakers

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo says this is her 'gesture of goodwill'

'GESTURE OF GOODWILL'. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says all congressmen and cngresswomen will get a budget under her leadership. Rappler file photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Arroyo pushes lower tariffs on meat, fish to ease inflation

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:42 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo pitches 5 solutions to temper high prices in a meeting with the country's economic managers

SPEAKER ARROYO. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo talks to the media on August 1, 2018. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler