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Arroyo defends PHL deals with China

HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said the Philippines’ cooperation with China should be seen as an opportunity, rather than a threat, amid doubts on the governments’ loan agreements.

No more hearings on water situation — GMA

HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said on Friday that she is planning to cancel any further congressional meetings on the water situation and would rather focus on addressing Metro Manila’s water supply rather than discuss the idea that Manila Water Company, Inc.’s customers not be billed this month.

Arroyo to endorse Alunan

Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said she is set to endorse former interior secretary Rafael M. Alunan III in Pampanga on Wednesday.

Palace-House relations turn complex in twilight of Speaker’s career

THE coup at the House of Representatives that catapulted Pampanga (2nd District) Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership, on that very day of July 23 last year, when President Rodrigo R. Duterte was scheduled to deliver his State of the Nation Address, was a signal even to the surprised reporters covering the House that Mr. Duterte did not have a sure grip on his allies.

Duterte tops Pulse Asia trust ratings survey

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte remains the most trusted among the four top national officials, according to Pulse Asia’s December 2018 Nationwide Survey on the performance and trust ratings of key government officials.

Arroyo acquitted of 2007 poll sabotage charges

A PASAY regional trial court (RTC) cleared former President and current House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of charges of electoral sabotage during the 2007 senatorial elections.

Arroyo to recommend to Senate withdrawal from Inter-Parliamentary Union

SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Monday recommended the Philippines’ withdrawal from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) after it expressed its intention to visit the country to determine the “political persecution” of opposition Senators Leila M. De Lima and Antonio F. Trillanes IV.

Arroyo to economic managers: Act ‘faster’ on inflation

HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday urged the government’s economic managers to work “faster” in addressing inflation.

‘I support martial law in Mindanao’ — Arroyo

HOUSE SPEAKER Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday expressed support for martial law in Mindanao, which is due for congressional action upon Malacañang’s move for its extension.

Impeachment process against anti-Sereno justices to be expedited — GMA

THE House of Representatives (HoR) to “expedite” the impeachment process against the seven Supreme Court associate justices who ruled in favor of the quo warranto case that ousted former chief justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, according to House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Ally says no conflict in joining Arroyo camp and supporting federal...

MEMBERS of the still-ruling PDP-Laban who plan to join the political alliance of newly elected Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will continue to support charter change despite a ban, in the draft federal charter for their consideration, on party-switching or turncoatism, an ally of Ms. Arroyo said.

Senators, business leaders differ on Arroyo as Speaker

SENATORS ON Tuesday responded with caution or suspicion toward former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s assuming the leadership of the House of Representatives, following a power play at the chamber on Monday night.

Senators raise concerns over Arroyo’s Congress leadership

Senators on Tuesday, July 24, raised concerns over the leadership of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who took over as Speaker of the House of...

SE Asian businesses eye tech role in SME boost

By Krista A. M. Montealegre National Correspondent AS SOUTHEAST ASIA looks to the next half decade, technology will play a pivotal role in unlocking the economic...

Southeast Asian leaders take another look at ‘ASEAN way’

THE ASSOCIATION of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is at a crossroads on whether to continue observing its long-held principle of consensus-based decision-making, as the...