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Romualdez thanks mentor GMA 'for making me become what I am today’

Jul 17, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Around 100 lawmakers from different parties brave the heavy rain to attend Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez's thanksgiving dinner

VIP TABLE. Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez sits beside his wife Tingog Sinirangan Representative Yedda Romualdez (3rd from L) and their ally, former president and speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (3rd from R). Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo, Sotto gain approval, trust of more Filipinos – Pulse Asia

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Former Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo remained the least appreciated and trusted top Philippine official in her final week as a public official, according to a Pulse Asia survey

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III after she personally appeared before the Senate committee on finance for the deliberation of the 2019 budget of her office. File photo by OVP

SC insists independence after Arroyo says Duterte helped acquit her

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:03 PM

'The public can be assured that the Supreme Court has and will always act independently, and free from influence from the other branches of Government' says Supreme Court Spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka

Duterte calls Arroyo ‘true living icon in Philippine politics’

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:01 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says 'no other chief executive in our history comes close' to his ally and friend, ex-president turned House speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

STRONG ALLIES. Former president turned House speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and President Rodrigo Duterte are longtime allies. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Duterte teases Arroyo: She was 'hard to deal with' as president

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:12 PM

During her farewell dinner as House Speaker, Arroyo replies to Duterte: 'It was never my intention to be difficult with you…So I only wish that I had better EQ so I could have second-guessed everything you wanted'

Photo from the office ofn Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Arroyo thanks Duterte for helping to acquit her of plunder

Jul 09, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Former president and House speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says President Rodrigo Duterte 'provided the atmosphere' that led to her acquittal

GRATITUDE. Former president turned speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo thanks President Rodrigo Duterte for helping acquit her from her plunder charges. Screenshot from RTVM

Arroyo winds up 'sentimental journey' in Negros Occidental

Jun 29, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Outgoing Speaker Gloria Arroyo visits the Bacolod-Silay Airport and the Northern Negros National Park

TREK. Outgoing Speaker Gloria Arroyo (3rd,left) at the Northern Negros Natural Park in Negros Occidental on June 28, 2019, with local officials. Photo by Marchel Espina

Old habits die hard: In Cebu, Gloria Arroyo walks out over political questions

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Even retirement has not made the former president ease up on the kinds of questions the media can ask

Arroyo revisits RO-RO ports in Cebu ahead of retirement

Jun 18, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo goes on a 'sentimental journey' in her final week as a congresswoman

FINAL SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY AS SPEAKER IN CEBU. SGMA visited Cebu today on her final sentimental journey as Speaker. She visited two of the Roro ports built during her time as President in southern Cebu namely Taloot port in Argao and Liloan port in Santander. In a media briefing, the Marina reported that as a result of her initiatives as Speaker arising from the House's oversight functions, a total of 19 new missionary Roro routes were established in different parts of the country this year. Four of the 19 are already operational while 15 are just waiting for the arrival of the ships that will service the routes. It was also revealed that nine more new missionary routes will be opened based on the recommendation of the shipping Industry. SGMA said she is happy that the Roro project has been revived by the present adminstration and that she is extremely delighted and honored to have helped in lowering the cost of goods, boosting tourism and facilitating travel around the country through the Roro System which she established when she was President in 2003. There are currently 140 Roro routes all over the country servicing millions of passengers and cargo handlers. / Credit photos to Arroyo's office

Arroyo defends Duterte response to Philippine boat sinking

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:37 PM

'Take a calibrated response and be as civil as they have to be. I think that's the right approach,' former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says, referring to the administration's handling of the incident

DUTERTE ALLY. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo does President Rodrigo Duterte's signature fist pump in Malacañang on October 9, 2018. Malacañang photo

New 'No. 1' sculpture symbolizing legislator's roles unveiled at Batasan

Jun 13, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The 10-foot steel artwork is by Filipino visual artist Joe Datuin

'NO. 1.' Visual artist Joe Datuin, outgoing Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and House acting secretary-general Roberto Maling pose in front of the 'No. 1' sculpture on June 13, 2019. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House commends Arroyo's leadership as 17th Congress ends

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:20 PM

House Majority Leader Fredenil Castro describes Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as 'one of the most brilliant political and academic minds in recent Philippine history'

GRADUATES. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (5th from L, in blue) poses for a selfie with other outgoing legislators of the 17th Congress. All photos from Arroyo's office

Outgoing Speaker GMA to House: Harvest seeds we planted during Duterte's term

Jun 04, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo trumpets lawmakers' achievements under her one-year term, lauding the 'truly working House' for pushing the President's pet bills

LAST SPEECH. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers her farewell speech at the Batasang Pambansa on June 4, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Arroyo to Kapampangan voters: Let's help PDP-Laban, guest candidates in May 2019

May 03, 2019 - 8:31 PM

'We brought PDP-Laban and some of their guest candidates here. You know their qualifications, their background, how they helped us,' House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tells her constituents

Robredo’s net satisfaction rating soars in March – SWS

Apr 24, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's net satisfaction rating jumps to a 'good' +42 in March from a 'moderate' +27 in December 2018

RATING UP. Vice President Leni Robredo shows a 15-point increase in her net satisfaction rating, according to a SWS survey released on her 54th birthday on April 23, 2019. Photo by OVP

Arroyo on PH-China economic ties: Better than ever

Apr 23, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Facing Chinese investors gathered in Taguig City, Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says China is in a 'class of its own'

'CLASS OF ITS OWNSpeaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers the keynote speech during the Boao Forum for Asia Manila Conference on April 23, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Arroyo says restoring PH fiscal stability her 'legacy' in public service

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo talks about the legacy she would leave behind as she celebrated her 72nd birthday

LEGACY. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers a speech at St Agustin Church in Lubao, Pampanga on April 5, 2019, her birthday. Photo courtesy of Arroyo's office

Arroyo to become consultant for Pampanga provincial gov’t

Apr 05, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo turns 72 on Friday, April 5, celebrating her birthday in her Lubao hometown

FRIENDS. The arms of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her friend Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda are linked together as they visit the  Lubao International Hot Air Balloon Festival on April 5, 2019. Photo courtesy of Arroyo's office

Arroyo: 'World should look at China's rise as an opportunity, not a threat'

Mar 29, 2019 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) 'China’s effort in opening up has really been a boost for the economies of the world,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, whose presidency was marked by closer ties to China

CHINA ALLY. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (seated 2nd from L) speaks during the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference held in Hainan, China on March 29, 2019. Photo from Arroyo's office

Aquino hits Arroyo: 'She became Speaker, then budget was reenacted'

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III slams Congress for failing to pass the 2019 budget on time: 'Buong-buo na sila doon, hindi pa napapa-approve.'

Former president Benigno Aquino iii joins Otso Diretso candidates at a forum in South Western University in Cebu City on March 26, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House leadership scrambles to address budget deadlock

Mar 19, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo clarifies the House has not yet withdrawn the enrolled version of the 2019 budget, contradicting her appointed negotiator San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora

HOUSE CLASH. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, House committee on appropriations chair Rolando Andaya Jr, and San Juan City Representative Ronaldo Zamora differ in their statements in addressing the budget deadlock. File photos by Rappler

Arroyo insists House did nothing unconstitutional under 2019 budget

Mar 18, 2019 - 10:35 AM

'We would never put the President in a position of signing an unconstitutional bill,' says Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

NOT UNCONSTITUTIONAL? Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the House did nothing illegal under the 2019 budget. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: PH lawmakers' 'very cordial' meeting with Malaysian PM Mahathir

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:10 PM

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says Filipino legislators sought Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's advice on economic affairs

COURTESY CALL. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Senate President Vicente Sotto III pose for a picture with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. All photos courtesy of Arroyo's office

Chel Diokno: Duterte worse than Arroyo in human rights violations

Feb 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

‘Never in our history have we seen this kind of killing,’ says Otso Diretso candidate Chel Diokno, who also has a petition before the Supreme Court seeking to declare the bloody campaign against illegal drugs unconstitutional

HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER. Chel Diokno of the Otso Diretso slate says the Duterte administration is worse than the Arroyo administration in terms of human rights violations. Rappler screenshot

Progressive groups fear new tariff law will lead to rice cartels

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:02 PM

(UPDATED) But proponents of the new rice tariffication law say it will lower the price of the food staple to a level more affordable for Filipinos

farmers North of Manila having a busy day for continues harvesting of their rice grains, one of the main source of race grain in the Philippines . photo by mau victa

Arroyo asks Pampanga to give Duterte bets 'landslide' win

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:50 PM

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appears beside presidential daughter Sara Duterte to personally endorse Hugpong ng Pagbabago's Senate slate

APPEAL TO PAMPANGA. House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo speaks at the campaign launch of Hugpong ng Pagbabago on February 12, 2019, urging Pampangueños to vote for its senatorial bets. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Jan 16, 2019 - 9:51 PM

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SWS: net satisfaction ratings decline for Robredo, Arroyo | Midday wRap

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

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Arroyo dips to ‘poor,’ Robredo falls to ‘moderate’ net satisfaction ratings – SWS

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains a 'very good' rating, while SC Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is included for the first time and gets a 'moderate' score

DIPPING NUMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo (3rd from L) and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (center) both see declines in their respective satisfaction ratings at the end of 2018. File photo from OVP

Marijuana patch eases pain for Arroyo

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo suffers from multiple cervical spondylosis which causes pain on her spine

PRO-MARIJUANA. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is an advocate for medical marijuana. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers honor Rodel Batocabe, the ‘Daragueño Who Dared’

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Lawmakers and guests wear pins that read, 'Justice for Cong. Rodel Batocabe' during the memorial service

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2nd from R) sits together with slain AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe's wife Gertie and their sons Justin and Kiel. Photo from Arroyo's Facebook page

Arroyo backs Andaya amid ouster rumors

Jan 11, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Luis Raymund Villafuerte, Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr's political rival, is allegedly planning to oust the House leader

ALLIES. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr (R) was Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's budget chief when she was still president.

Robredo, Sotto enjoy majority approval, trust of Filipinos – survey

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'In contrast, a big plurality of Filipinos (43%) are critical of the work done by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,' says Pulse Asia, citing the results of its December poll on top officials and institutions

PH LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo visited Senate President Tito Sotto after the deliberation of the 2019 budget of the Office of the Vice President on September 25, 2018. Photo from OVP

Gloria Arroyo cleared of electoral sabotage in 2007 polls case | Evening wRap

Dec 28, 2018 - 8:24 PM

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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the Speaker: A missed chance for redemption?

Dec 27, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo now has the means – and the platform – to change how the public perceives her, but political observers say she has been too busy with being 'GMA as usual'

House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Arroyo, lawmakers condemn killing of Batocabe

Dec 22, 2018 - 6:08 PM

(6th UPDATE) Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other lawmakers call for a speedy probe into the killing of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

COLLEAGUES. In this Facebook photo posted on July 26, 2018, the late AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe is seen with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at the House of Representatives. Photo from Batocabe's Facebook page

Arroyo as next finance or budget chief? Diokno says 'all speculation'

Dec 20, 2018 - 11:14 AM

'Sa job ko? My goodness... Kala ko kay Secretary [Carlos] Dominguez, hindi naman sa akin. But these are all speculation, okay,' says Diokno

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno at the Plenary Congress Plenary Hall to attend the 2018 budget deliveration on Tuesday, 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Arroyo: Others got bigger allocations in 2019 budget

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:07 PM

'I’m only upper middle class as far as the allocations are concerned,' says Speaker Gloria Arroyo on the pork barrel accusations against her

NOT PORK? Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo addresses the pork barrel accusations against her on December 11, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lacson: Arroyo allies' districts get big 'pork' in 2019 budget

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:40 PM

'Ang pattern makikita mo.... Isa lang ang common denominator: malapit sa Speaker,' says Senator Panfilo Lacson, on supposed fund insertions in the proposed budget

Dominguez hits Arroyo over 'scandalous' China deals

Dec 06, 2018 - 3:55 PM

'I don't have to mention the names, I'll just mention some initials. ZTE, for instance,' says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

Malacañang to Arroyo: Explain P2.4-B budget for district

Dec 06, 2018 - 1:35 PM

But Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says congressmen may be able to justify the supposed budget insertions cited by Senator Panfilo Lacson

House Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo gesture she waits for the start of the hearing for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Minority congressmen defend Arroyo, insist no ‘pork barrel’ in 2019 budget

Dec 05, 2018 - 3:04 PM

'Di nag-congressman si [Senator] Ping [Lacson]. Baka 'di niya naiintidihan ‘yong problema ng may constituency,' says Arroyo ally and House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez

'NO PORK BARREL.' Minority congressmen Lito Atienza, Danilo Suarez, and Alfredo Garbin Jr hold their weekly press conference on December 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Arroyo’s district gets P2.4B in House-approved 2019 budget

Dec 05, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson also says a district in Camarines Sur, which was originally allotted P360.4 million under the National Expenditure Program, now has P1.9 billion by final reading

LUNCH WITH REPORTERS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers a speech during the lunch she hosted for House reporters on November 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

If Duterte asks, Arroyo to recommend 3rd Mindanao martial law extension

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:26 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says the input of lawmakers from Mindanao 'will carry much weight during the deliberations' on another martial law extension in the region

ALLIES. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo meets with President Rordrigo Duterte in Malacañang on October 9, 2018. File photo from Arroyo's office

Arroyo denies charter change railroaded in House

Dec 05, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the House of Representatives' moves to amend the 1987 Constitution are 'part of the democratic process'

LUNCH WITH REPORTERS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo delivers a speech during the lunch she hosted for House reporters on November 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Arroyo: France Castro, Satur Ocampo ‘entitled to respectful treatment’

Dec 03, 2018 - 6:44 PM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro calls for a probe into the the alleged military attacks against the Lumad community in Talaingod, Davao del Norte

RESPECT. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issues her statement following the brief detention of ACT Teachers Representative France Castro and ex-Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo over the weekend. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sotto counters Arroyo: Congressional inquiries needed in any parliament

Nov 28, 2018 - 6:30 PM

'Kahit saang parliament sa mundo, hindi puwedeng pigilan 'yon,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III

Senate President Vicente Sotto III at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the Department of Health. Nov. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Arroyo: Philippines can be 'friends' with both China, U.S.

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo tells United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim that she is 'very proud' of American investments in Clark

FRIENDS WITH CHINA, US. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo attends the inauguration of the new BCDA office in Clark Global City, Pampanga on November 27, 2018. All photos from Arroyo's office

Arroyo against House inquiries unless they actually lead to laws

Nov 26, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says 'there is no legislation that happens, only harassment,' when lawmakers conduct investigations 'in aid of legislation'

ON PROBES. Speaker Gloria Arroyo (left) and House ways and means panel chairperson Estrellita Suansing during a hearing on November 13, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler  DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

House OKs extending life of 2018 budget for another year

Nov 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM

(UPDATED) Lawmakers seek to extend until 2019 the validity of funds being used for ongoing rehabilitation efforts in the country, including the allocations for Marawi City

BUDGET EXTENSION. Lawmakers seek an extension of allocations under the 2018 budget for another year.