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Economics during GMA's Administration

Report, San Beda College Alabang

Pat Javar

on 25 July 2013

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Transcript of Economics during GMA's Administration

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
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In office:
By: IV-2 St. Scholastica
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

Full name: Maria Gloria Macareng Macapagal-Arroyo
Born: April 5, 1947
Father: Diosdado Macapagal
Mother: Evangelina Macareng-Macapagal
Siblings: Dr. Diosdado "Boboy" Macapagal, Jr.
Cielo Macapagal-Salgado
Husband: Jose Miguel Arroyo
Juan Miguel Arroyo
Evangelina Lourdes Arroyo
Diosdado Ignacio Jose María Arroyo

Elementary and High school education:
Assumption Convent, graduated valedictorian in 1964.

Higher education:
-2 years at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., consistent Dean’s List status
-Assumption college, Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, graduating magna cum laude in 1968.

Master’s degree in Economics:
Ateneo de Manila University (1978)
Doctorate Degree in Economics:
University of the Philippines Diliman (1985)

January 20, 2001 – June 30, 2010
14th president of the Philippines

Currently a member of the House of Representatives, representing the 2nd District of Pampanga

She entered politics in the 1992 election, running for senator. At the first general election under the 1987 Constitution, the top twelve vote-getting senatorial candidates would win a six-year term, and the next twelve candidates would win a three-year term. Arroyo ranked 13th in the elections, earning a three-year term. She was re-elected in 1995, topping the senatorial election with nearly 16 million votes.

She considered a run for the presidency in 1998 but was persuaded to seek the vice-presidency instead.

Other info:
1st duly elected female Vice President of the Philippines
2nd female president (after Cory Aquino)
She was a former professor of Economics at Ateneo De Manila University and current Pres. Benigno Aquino III was one of her students.

Executive Order
No. 464
 - forbidding government officials under the executive department from appearing in congressional inquiries without President Arroyo's prior consent.
Charter Change
- Arroyo initiated a movement for an overhaul of the constitution to transform the present presidential-bicameral republic into a federal parliamentary-unicameral form of government.
Amnesty Proclamation
- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed Amnesty Proclamation 1377 for members of the Communist Party of the Philippines. The amnesty will cover the crime of rebellion and all other crimes but not including crimes against chastity, rape, torture, kidnapping for ransom, use and trafficking of illegal drugs and other crimes for personal ends and violations of international law or convention and protocols.

ASEAN Summit
- Arroyo's foreign policy is anchored on building strong ties with the United States, East Asian  and  Southeast Asian nations, and countries where overseas Filipino workers work and live.

Holiday Economics
- Arroyo implemented a controversial policy of holiday economics, adjusting holidays to form longer weekends with the purpose of boosting domestic tourism and allowing Filipinos more time with their families.
Free Market
- Policies of globalization removing trade barriers taking away investment controls, deregulation and continued debt payments

Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement
and World Trade Organization
- Trade deals hamper meaningful progress by preventing nationalist economic policy-making

Javar, Cruz, Castillo A., Rabaya
Executive Order - A rule or order issued by the president

Charter Change - or Cha-cha, refers to the political and legal processes needed to amend the current 1987 Constitution of the Philippines

Amnesty - An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses

ASEAN - Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASEAN Summit - is an annual meeting held by the member of the ASEAN in relation to economic, and cultural development of Southeast Asian countries

JPEPA - Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement

WTO - World Trade Organization

On November 18, 2011, she was arrested following the filing of criminal charges against her for electoral fraud.

As of December 9, 2011, she is incarcerated at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage.
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