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Updated on September 10, 2012

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born: April 5, 1947), 14th and outgoing president of the Philippines. She is the country's second female president, and the daughter of former President Diosdado Macapagal and Evangelina Macaraeg-Macapagal. She entered the senatorial race in the 1992 election and ranked 13th in the elections. Arroyo began her term as Vice President on June 30, 1998. Her first term in the presidency lasted in the year 2001 up to 2004 after the former president Estrada ousted from the office. Then in 2003, she declared that she will run again in the office as president that won her the position that lasted in the year 2010. She is currently one of the congresswomen in the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga.

President Arroyo was born Maria Gloria Macaraeg Macapagal to politician Diosdado Macapagal and her wife, Evangelina Macaraeg Macapagal. She attended Assumption Convent for her elementary and high school education, graduating valedictorian in 1964. Arroyo then studied for two years at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. where she was a classmate of future United States President Bill Clinton and achieved consistent Dean's list status. She then earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Assumption College, graduating magna cum laude in 1968.

Macapagal-Arroyo joined the Philippine government in 1986 as Undersecretary of Trade and Industry. During her tenure in the Senate, she authored 55 laws on economic and social reform and was named outstanding Senator several times. When she was elected Vice President, she was appointed as concurrent Secretary of Social Welfare and Development, a post she held until her resignation from the Cabinet on 12 October 2000.

The President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, holds many records. Elected as Senator during her first try in politics in 1992, she was re-elected Senator in 1995 with nearly 16 million votes, the highest number of votes in Philippine history at that time. She was elected Vice President of the Philippines in 1998 with almost 13 million votes, the largest mandate in the history of presidential or vice presidential elections. She was sworn in as the 14th President of the Philippines on 20 January 2001 by Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. after the Supreme Court unanimously declared the position of President vacant, the second woman to be swept into the Presidency by a peaceful People Power revolution (EDSA II). In 2004 she won the Presidential elections for a fresh mandate, winning with one million votes over her closest opponent.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hahaha!!

      wAlA lNg!!

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      A great sign of the country that she was able to run and get elected. Good on you guys!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I was born year 1972...and as I'm growing up I observed different kinds of "dayaan" even the last one 2010 (I could say the worst!) and now they are accusing GMA for "dayaan sa mindanao" I said to myself if its true bec. (I'm not from mindanao) who did not?! This Aquino administration is just the same of the Cory's..."I am good, they are bad"...but if you'll research more about the history frim Aquino & Cojuanco clan...they're "salot". Why not just face the problems of the country? More and more poor filipinos now....1st time, the president allowed increases of the big co. that much! (the toll fees, meralco every other month increase...etc) And I think they are doing this harassment to the previous admin so that filipino won't notice this terrible economic problems we're facing right now. Rich becomes richer and poor becomes poorer..

      GMA is the most workaholic Phil. pres. I've ever seen. She's not perfect ofcourse, one of few things I disagree during her term was when he aplogizes reg. the "hello garci", it was ok, but not enough, she should have explained why was she apologizing...

      reg. her husband, don't really know him ...maybe just a shrewd bznesman?! I'm not sure.

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      ouriloilo 6 years ago

      GMA is one of the smartest leaders of the Philippines. However, she is now presently pressed with charges of plunder. Too bad.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have never seen a shirt like this before. I am not sure what to think about this at all. What is this suppose to be.

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      catma 6 years ago

      Now Thailand has the frist primenister woman now. I hope she will be great woman like Arroyo. If you want to know more about Thailand you can join www.likethailand.com

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      To our Honorable former-President GMA,

      Good day!

      I'm Winnie Gold Dingding, ordinary citizen of the Republic of Philippines, who

      believe in your ruling as I admired so much on your masculine guts. I heard the tragedy which existing in your life ,and I would like to extend my utmost prayers for your recovery Madam...more power to you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      the most unpopular president

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I always admired Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and always will. I just hope I'd meet her one day. God bless you Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. ^_^

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Dear Madam President,

      Happy MOther's Day!!! I'm one of your fan and I always watch all your activities in internet and t.v. I want you to know that I'm very much thankful to God for giving us a President who also a mother of our nation like you. You are very hardworking President and I honor for a job well done for the good our country. We know about the Global crisis but still you were able to give more jobs to our fellow people local and international. I love you Madam President you are my idol. Thank you very for all. . . God bless your family and God bless our President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Dear Madam President,

      Happy MOther's Day!!! I'm one of your fan and I always watch all your activities in internet and t.v. I want you to know that I'm very much thankful to God for giving us a President who also a mother of our nation like you. You are very hardworking President and I honor for a job well done for the good our country. We know about the Global crisis but still you were able to give more jobs to our fellow people local and international. I love you Madam President you are my idol. Thank you very for all. . . God bless your family and God bless our President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

      Arljuma Esperanza B. Navelgas

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Dear Madam President,

      Happy MOther's Day!!! I'm one of your fan and I always watch all your activities in internet and t.v. I want you to know that I'm very much thankful to God for giving us a President who also a mother of our nation like you. You are very hardworking President and I honor for a job well done for the good our country. We know about the Global crisis but still you were able to give more jobs to our fellow people local and international. I love you Madam President you are my idol. Thank you very for all. . . God bless your family and God bless our President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Dear Madam President,

      Happy MOther's Day!!! I'm one of your fan and I always watch all your activities in internet and t.v. I want you to know that I'm very much thankful to God for giving us a President who also a mother of our nation like you. You are very hardworking President and I honor for a job well done for the good our country. We know about the Global crisis but still you were able to give more jobs to our fellow people local and international. I love you Madam President you are my idol. Thank you very for all. . . God bless your family and God bless our President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

      Arljuma Esperanza B. Navelgas

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      i seems to be having some problenms against the au i am the true filipino sa diwa at gawa pa na makapagpatunay sa inyong lahat at lahat lahat ng gulo nilang ginagawa sa akin na may katibayan.

      Tree business Sectoring ang itinatayu kong business pangmundong pleasure to be renowned to be true as the SOS today has informed you to from the philipines police departments to through the president of the Philippines as it was the true pledge of ella Magdalinep. Brown australia, 24/104 Ragalan St. waterloo. NSW 2017.e-mail treebusinesssectoring@yahoo.com.au please contact me as soon as posible. Ella

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      lasertek lm 8 years ago

      I have seen how she was placed by many Filipinos during the EDSA II. She had many supporters then, hoping that she will bring prosperity and goodness to the country. But lately I've heard that a lot of Filipinos no longer trust her because of some issues that she has been involved with.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      HELLO MADAME PRESIDENT,

      COULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS PLEASE

      THANKS

      MOL VICTORIA

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Dear Madame President:

      Ako po si Alfreda Piquero. Isa sa mga nakatira sa Floodway, Pasig na kung saan ay magkakaroon ng demolisyon. Kami po ay binigyan lamang ng 15 days na palugit para umalis sa aming tinitirhan. Sana po madam president patapusin muna ang school year na ito para naman makahanda kami sa aming paglilipat. Aasahan ko po madam president na mapagbigyan niyo po ang aking kahilingan. Sana po matugunan niyo po kaagad dahil sa darating na ika-10 ng Disyembre ang demolisyon.

      Gumagalang,

      Alfreda Piquero

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      anonymous 8 years ago

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      GOOD NEWS TO EVERYONE:

      I am wishing you all good day and good health! I am a Preacher of the Eternal Good News and so, I took this opportunity to deliver also to you this true Message to everyone.

      (1) The BEST thing we do in order to ESCAPE from dreadful Calamity is to heed and listen to the WILL of the ALMIGHTY GOD WHO is the Heavenly FATHER (YHWH) (Proverbs 1: 23 to 33; 18: 10; Jeremiah 18: 8, 10). We can not exactly predict the Greatness and the Cost of living which the deadly Disaster like great typhoon will destroy when it arrives to a country. (2) Prevention is much BETTER than cure. We cannot return back the past; we cannot bring back the dead loved ones to life. But, true Wisdom and Insight we receive from the only WISE GOD through HIS written WORD is the GREATEST Prevention from any deadly Disaster by exercising it. (Proverbs 3: 13 to 19; Psalms 37: 27 to 31) (3) In order that GOD ALMIGHTY (YHWH) will answer our prayers, we must DO HIS Commandments (I John 3: 22; John 9: verse 33). We will not only trust in our own strength but mostly, the Power of ALMIGHTY GOD to be granted to us by being HIS true Servants (Proverbs 18: 10; Psalms 84: 11). Every Good Gift to living Creatures are coming from HIM (James 1: 17; Matthew 5: 44, 45) It’s our Duty to always remember to give Thanks to GOD most of all for all the Goodness we receives (Psalms 105: 1; Hebrew 13: 15).

      (4) Eternal Salvation of our souls from the GRAND CREATOR (YHWH) based not upon Religion, but upon Hearing HIS Word and True Living Faith in HIM working through our Love of HIM by KEEPING HIS Commandments. (Galatians 5: v.6; I Corinth. 7: 9; Hebrew 5: 9: Psalms 15: 1 – 6; I Peter 10 to 12). (5) GOD, the Heavenly FATHER also hates Bribery (Psalms 26: 9; Deut. 16: 19), Arrogance or Haughtiness (Luke 16: 15; Proverbs 18: 12; II Corinth. 10: v.17, 18) as well as Graft and Corruption (Jeremiah 7: 8 - 16); But, HE loves, blesses, helps and protects a humble nation who give Glory not to men, not to any country, not to own Capability, but to the Heavenly FATHER HIMSELF (YHWH) as the MOST HIGH, the OMNIPOTENT, the Grand CREATOR, the SOURCE of Life, the Only GOD of the UNIVERSE WHO is the MOST Worthy to receive Praise, Glory and Worship, and in HIM only we shall all serve in all our strength (Acts 10: 35; Jeremiah 9: 23, 24; Matthew 4: 10).

      (6) The Idol of a worthy human being in the Eyes of the Righteous LORD in Heaven is no other than Christ Jesus (YeHSua), the beloved Son of the Eternal GOD (YHWH) (John 14: 6; I John 4: 17; 2: 6). He let Him be the Model of his life, the Lord of his soul and the King Of his heart (I Peter 1: 21 to 25; I Corinth. 8: 6; Romans 13: v.14).

      (7) The BEST and MOST effective Comforting Words and Encouragement to the depressed ones are the Counsels and Words of Insight from the Holy Scriptures (Psalms 19: 7 to 10; 119: 89 to 112) (8) It is GOD’S Will to us that to live on earth today is to live always with Lord Jesus (YeHSua) as being His true disciples or followers (John 15: 8) and to die with Him faithfully is Eternal Life, Honor and Glory (Phil. 1: 26; Romans 6: 8 to 15). We human creatures ought to always consider GOD MOST HIGH as Number One in our lives (Matthew 4: 10; Luke10: 27, 28). Without HIM, no life exists; Amazing vast UNIVERSE not formed (Psalms 36: 9; 72: 18; Isaiah 44: 24).

      (9) To receive anyone Great Award from the SOURCE of Life (YHWH), he also heartily give financial, or moral and godly support or both to the needy or concerned ones freely as he can without Arrogance (Matt. 6: 1, & 2; Luke Ch.6: 35, 36), so that the more he give that matters, the more he receive great Reward from Heaven (II Co. 9: 6 to 8).

      (10) It’s Much Better as possible that every family has also personal Holy Bible in their own language or dialect to be read and to be studied very often with the Guidance of GOD’S Holy Spirit because from it, we gain godly Wisdom for better life on earth today and acquire true Knowledge that leads everyone to Eternal Life, Joy and Gladness in the coming Blessed World (II Tim. 4: 14 to17; Ro. 2: 5 -11: Luke 20: 35, 36; Isaiah 35: 10).

      Revelation 14: 6: “Fear GOD and GIVE HIM GLORY, for the Hour of HIS Judgment has come; and WORSHIP HIM WHO made Heavens and Earth, the sea and the springs of waters.”

      Your utmost appreciation for this Message for GOD’S sake and your kind help in delivering also this Good News to other people is highly appreciated. Thank you very much. Furthermore in reality, true GOD’S People on earth today are preachers of the Good News and it’s their Duty to the MOST HIGH (YHWH) to share HIS Message to other people also (I John 2: 6; I Corinth. 11: 1). Any question from readers with regards to the above Message will be properly answered by me. May the Love and the Grace of the Eternal GOD (YHWH) in Heaven through Lord Jesus (YeHSua), the Messiah be with you... Amen.

      Very truly yours,

      Bro. Rogelio G. Santiago

      Baguio City, Phils. 2600

      CP. #09298020410

      EMAIL address (for questions & comments, English, Tagalog or Ilocano):

      rogersan777@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Dear Ms. President,

      I am one of your fan.... i'm writing you this email hoping for a miracle. This is regarding my birth certificate. the story goes like this... i was born in Pagbilao April 29, 1983 by a midwife... and the midwife process my birth certificate... after 4 days i have some implications so they rush me to Quezon Memorial Hospital in Lucena City afraid of losing me since im the 1st baby in the family and as Christian they believe that through Christianity im might be safe from death.... to process it i need a BC without knowing the the midwife of Pagbilao do the same.... and as grow up im kindergarten, elementary and high school i use the BC that was issued by the municipal of pagbilao since i have a copy of it and an affidavit. Madam, if can contact me or if i can contact you, i am really queering for your help. thank you hoping for your prompt response...

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Like others, may i know how to send a personal e-mail meassage to Pres. Gloria Arroyo? my email address is mt_jf@yahoo.com. thanks.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Dear Madam Pres. Gloria Mcapagal Arroyo:

      Ako po ay si Marina Parrera, isang labandera at may 4 na anak, Taga Cadiz City,Neg.Occ. Ako po ay sumulat sa inyo sa tulong ng aking kapitbahay. Ako po ay may problema sa aking asawang (ELY BOY PARERA) kasalukuyang nakabilanggo sa BGMP, Cadizsa kasong 9165 dahil 5 taon na pero hanggang ngayon ay hindi pa sya nahahatulan at nasa korte pa rin ang kaso nya. Ako po ay humihingi ng patawad sa ginawa niya, dahil na rin siguro sa matinding kahirapan namin kaya nya nagawa ang bagay na yon.Sana po siya ay matulungan mo mapagaan ang kanyang sentenya dahil hirap na hirap na po ako sa pagbuhay ng aming pamilya at kawawa ang aking mga anak na hindi ko mabigyan ng magandang bukas. Marami ang nagdidiscourage sa akin na hindi mo bibigyang pansin ang sulat na to at suntok daw sa buwan ang gagawin ko pero umaasa ako na mapansin mo ito. Tatanawin kong malaking utang na loob sa inyo ito. Salamat. Marina Parera.

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      NAIZA LM 8 years ago

      Dear Readers,

      This is not affiliated in any government site. It's just a fan site. You can state your opinions about the Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo but no defamatory words please.

      ~Thank you.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hellu ma'am...this about your Christian life....i just want to ask you ma'am if you're going to be an anti-christ also?,because we don't see the authority of a christian authorized leader in our country. they say that you're one of the most corupt among those presidents in the philippines.

      we don't even see the fairness and honesty in your leadership in our own country. barac obama wants to driscriminate those christians in the world 'cause he's an anti-christ also said the people, are you going to be like him also? you want him to enfluence your life with his belief.,? they say you spent a million just for dinner with your guest? how about our poor fellow? did you even spend even a thousand for their dinner? think of this ma'am, because in the end is there always regret! rev. 21:8...you'll see where will you after God take your life.,! watch LEFT BEHIND...and think for you nation,even if it loses you a billion times-it's woth sacrificing than to feel the consequences in the HELL..GBU

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Dear Madam President,

      Ang pag-indorso ninyo ng email ko sa ahensiya ng PAG-IBIG ay balewala dahil patuloy pa rin nila kaming paalisin sa bahay na tinitirhan namin. MAS MAKAPANGYARIHAN PO PALA ANG PAG-IBIG TAGUM CITY BRANCH KAYSA PRESIDENTE NG PILIPINAS?Madam patuloy po akong humihingi sa inyo ng tulong hinggil sa aming suliranin sa aming tinitirhan na ibinenta ng PAG-IBIG Tagum City Branch sa iba. Kami po ang housing occupants. Inassumed po namin ang bahay sa dati nitong borrower. Ipinaayos dahil ang housing unit po ay substandard at dilapidated na. Iniappraised po ito ng ahensiya. Sa kabila nito naghahangad po kami na maaplayan ito at maisaayos ang aming naging pagkukulang. Ngunit nang kami po ay magpasa na ng mga requirements na ibinigay ng ahensiya na icomply agad na lamang po nilang sinabi sa amin na naibenta na ang bahay. Ganito po pala ang pabahay na programa ninyo para sa mga mahihirap?Iginigiit ng PAG-IBIG Tagum City Branch ang aming naging pagkukulang.Matanong ko lang po ang housing unit po na ito ay inaplayan noon ni Gng. Chatto sa GSIS. Bigla na lamang itong naging acquired asset ng PAG-IBIG. Hindi po naman nag-anunsiyo ang ahensiya kung ano ang mga dapat gawin ng mga occupants upang maging maayos ang aming pagtira. Sinabi nila na kailangan naming pagbayad ng back rental ngayon at surcharges. Bakit po noon na sinabi nila na acquired asset na nila ang housing unit ay hindi nila ipinaalam sa amin ang kanilang sistema . Bakit nila iginigiit ang back rental gayong wala naman kaming pinirmahan na kontrata sa kanila. Kasama din pos a kanilang sistema na angkinin ang development sa bahay kasi iniaapraised ang bahay naming mula sa 213,302,000.00 na halaga sa 430,000.00 at nagawa nilang ibenta sa 375,000.00. SANA NAMAN PO BIGYAN NINYO KAMI DITO NG PANSIN SA AMING LUGAR. MARAMI NA PO SA AMIN DITO ANG NAWALAN NG BAHAY. KAMING MGA MAHIHIRAP. AKALA KO PO BA ANG PAG-IBIG AY LOW COST HOUSING AT HOME FOR THE HOMELESS. Malinaw naman po na ang patakaran ng ahensiya na ay pmapribado na.

      RUBY ANN M. DECIERDO

      Public School Teacher

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      jpvillalobos 8 years ago

      You know the president, I can say she is a good president the only thing that bothers me are those who want's to keep her in the position to stay in power and wealth.

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      LoKackl 8 years ago

      I would like to read more about Gloria Macapagalarroyo in English. 5*/fav/lensroll squidoo.com/March-8-international-womens-day

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hello ma,am President Arroyo, naoperahan po ako sa puso noong july 28,2008 sa Philippine Heart Center Quezon City Manila SONA nyo po noong araw na yun. sumulat po kmi sa inyo humihingi po kami ng tulong sana nabasa nyo. Ngayon follow up check up ko po sana matulungan nyo ako.salamat po.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hello po President Gloria na operahan po ako sa puso noong july 28,2008 sa Phil heart center quezon city manila SONA po ninyo yun. sumulat po kami sayo noon sana po natanggap nyo humihingi po kmi ng tulong sayo..ngayon po follow up check up na lang po sana matulungan nyo po ako.sana po tulungan nyo ako.salamat po

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      hindi kase pde na ibalik sa dating presyo un halaga ng bahay at lupa kase ang value ng lupa habang tumtagal eh tumataas..hindi po kase nag de-depreciate un value nyan eh palaging sa paitaas.kung iisipin mo kung lahat tayo eh pagbibigyan sa mga kahilingan na pansarili lang naman ang intensyon natin paano naman un iba? meron na mas nangangailangan pa ng tulong higit syo.madaming filipino ang walang trabaho..hindi ba ito yun mas nangangailangan ng tulong????????? madaming pinoy ang walang makain at sa lansangan natutulog.ikaw may trabaho ka pde ka mag rent ng mababang upa lang. isipin natin mabuti..un pangkalahatan na tulong hindi un pansarili lang na interest.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      " PLEASE READ MY LETTER MADAM PRESIDENT. PLEASE SAVE OUR HOME. PLEASE SAVE OUR FAMILY".

      Blk.9 Lt.2, Bermudez Plains, Apokon, Tagum City

      Davao del Norte

      PRES. GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO

      Pres. Of the Philippines

      Malacanang, Manila

      Dear President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,

      Praised be Jesus and Mary!

      Ikinasasaya po ng aking pamilya ang pagbigay ninyo ng pansin sa ipinadala ko pong email sa inyong tanggapan ngunit ako po ngayon ay muling nag-email sa inyo upang ipaabot sa inyong kaalaman ang naging pagtugon po ng ahensiya ng PAG-IBIG Tagum City Branch hinggil po sa aking suliranin sa aming tinitirhan. Mahal na Pangulo dumudulog po ako sa inyo at patuloy na umaasa na mabigyan po ng kalutasan ang suliranin namin ng aking pamilya sa bahay na aming tinitirhan sa ngayon dahil sa kabila ng inyong indorsement na isinagawa hindi naalintana ang ahensiya nito bagkus nagmamatigas pa rin po sila na kami ay paalisin. Ito po ang naging laman sa sulat na ipinadala nila sa amin (Hulyo 15, 2009) sa lagda po ng Branch Manager na si Gng. Elizabeth Tinagan.

      Naging malinaw po sa unang email ko ang buong sitwasyon kung bakit hindi ko po naaplayan kaagad ang bahay na ito. Noon po ako ay nagtuturo sa pribadong paaralan na kumikita lamang ng (P3,500.00) kada buwan. Sa panahong iyon naging napakahirap po ng buhay namin at wala din po sa amin ng aking pamilya ang miyembro sa ahensiya( PAG-IBIG). Naging pantawid gutom lamang po ang aking kinikita. Sa madaling salita po kakulangang pinansiyal po ang pangunahing dahilan kung bakit natagalan kami na maapplayan ang bahay at dagdag pa na nagpahirap sa amin ang iginigiit sa amin ng ahensiya na pagbabayad ng back rental, surcharges at penalties gayong bagong aplikante pa lang naman sana ako na nais makaavail sa inyong programa na “ Magaang Pabahay”. Kabaliktaran po ang lahat dahil ang “ Magaang Pabahay” po ninyo Mahal na Pangulo ay naging mabigat para sa amin lalo na po ng ni-repriced ng ahensiya ang bahay sa halagang (P 430,000.00) mula sa dati nitong halaga na (P 213,302.00) noon pong- applayan ito ni Teresita V. Chattoo sa GSIS Housing Loan ( First Oriental Joint Ventures) ang developer po nito ay si Malanyaon na 25 years to pay po ang kontrata nito. Katulad po ng nasabi ko noon sa email ko po inassumed po namin ang bahay kay Gng. Chatto. Ngayon po ay naipagbili ng ahensiya ang bahay sa halagang ( P 357,000.00) sa isang mayaman at mapera na si Magdalena Senatham na taga- Atis St., General Santos City o iyon pong postal address niya na 167 P. Acharon St., General Santos City. Ang hindi po namin maintindihan kung bakit itinuloy pa rin po niya ang pagbili nito gayong nalalaman naman niya na kami ay interesado at qualified na maaplyan itong bahay. Magagawa naman sana niya na kumuha ng ibang unit o do kaya'y bumili sa isang executive homes dahil mayaman naman po siya. Malinaw po talaga na inaapakan niya ang aming karapatan bilang tao dahil ako ay isang simpleng guro lamang. Isa din po sa mga naging dahilan ang hindi ko pa po pagkakaroon ng item sa loob po ng pitong taon mula ng ako’y nakapagtapos ng kolehiyo bilang working student at nakapasa sa Board Examination. Kahit po magpahanggang ngayon na wala pa rin po akong item bilang isang guro sa pampublikong paaralan at isa lamang Local School Board Teacher pinagsumikapan ko po na maisaayos na po ang lahat subalit ipinagkait sa amin ito ng ahensiya.

      Matapos po na makapagseminar noong Enero 23,2009 at magpasa na sana noong Marso 24,2009 ng mga kinakailangang papeles laking gulat po namin na ibinenta ng ahensiya ang bahay sa iba. Ito po ay napag-alaman namin sa mismong araw pa po ng aking kaarawan.Labis ang kaguluhang naidulot nito sa ang aking isipan. Minsan natutulala na lamang po ako sa klase dahil bumabagabag sa aking isipan kung saan kami matutulog ng aking pamilya? Saan kami titira? Ano po ang mangyayari sa amin? Ano po ang gagawin nila sa amin? Gabi-gabi ko po na iniiyakan ang pangyayaring ito sa aming buhay. Hindi po talaga maintindihan kung bakit hindi kami inunawa ng ahensiya at binigyan ng pagkakataon na makapag-aapply gayong isa naman akong empleyado ng gobyerno.

      Marami pong abandoned housing units ang ahensiya dito sa aming lugar ( Bermudez Plains, Apokon, Tagum City, Davao del Norte) na tinitirhan ng mga mahihirap na pamilya na ang iba ay walang interes at hindi qualified. May naninirahan po dito na tumatagal na po ng 10 taon hindi naman po sila ginalaw at pinapaalis ng ahensiya samantalang kami ay 6 na taon pa lamang. Dala nga po ng kahirapan sa buhay, kawalan ng sapat na hanapbuhay noon at kanilang panggigipit kaya hindi po namin nagawaan ng paraan. Unfair po kasi ang ahensiya dahil iyon pong may improvements na bahay ang kanilang ibinibenta sa iba. Inangkin nila ang improvements. Nire-priced ang bahay. Ibinenta pa po sa iba. Ang katotohanan po kasi kailangan naman talagang maipaayos ang bahay dahil ang housing units po ng ahensiya ay kahon lamang. Kailangang pong lagyan ng pintuan, bintana, comfort room, kwarto upang disenteng matitirhan ang housing units po ng ahensiya. Substandard po kasi at sira-sira na rin po kaya kailangang maipaayos ng mga tumitira dito. Hindi naman po tama na paalisin na lamang nila ang pamilyang nakatira pagkatapos na maipaayos ang bahay at ibigay ito sa mapera’t mayaman dahil hindi naman po ito negosyong pampribado. Ito po ay inyong programa Mahal na Pangulo “ Magaang Pabahay” po ninyo ito. “Home for the Homeless” po ito. “Low Cost Housing” po ito. Pabahay po ito para sa mga mahihirap. Sana kahit sa kabila ng aming naging pagkukulang bigyan sana nila kami ng chance at prioridad na mapasa-amin ang bahay dahil kami naman po ang occupants at kami po ang nagpaayos sa nito.

      Patuloy po akong nagdarasal sa Diyos at umaasa na sa pamamagitan po ninyo Mahal na Pangulong Gloria Macapagal Arroyo mabibigyan po ng kalutasan ang suliraning ito. Pakiramdam ko po ngayon ay walang halaga ang pagsasakripisyo ng isang guro na makapaglingkod sa bayan dahil kahit sariling bahay ay hindi na naisasakatuparan. Naniniwala po ako na kayo lamang ang natatanging instrumento ng Diyos na makagawa ng paraan tungkol sa problema namin sa ahensiya. Nagagawa po ninyo na mailigtas ang buhay ng isang OFW na nahatulan ng bitay sa ibang bansa o mabigyan ng marangal na buhay ang isang rebeldeng bumabalik sa pamahalaan. Ako po ay isang guro. Naglilingkod po sa bayan. Ibinibigay ko po ang lahat ng aking makakaya upang malinang ang mga kabataan. Naghahangad lamang po ako ng disenteng matitirhan. Humihingi lamang po ako ng inyong pang-unawa at pagkakataon na maka-avail sa inyong programa na “ Magaang Pabahay” ngayon. Nais ko po talaga na mapasaamin ang bahay dahil dati po kaming nakatira sa isang iskwater na dinemolished na po ngayon. Mahigit 10 taon po kaming nagtiis na tumira sa magulong lugar na sa bawat pagbuhos ng ulan ay hindi kami nakakatulog ng aking pamilya dahil pumapasok po ang tubig sa loob ng bahay dahil butas-butas po ang bubong. Ngayon po na nakatira na kami sa bahay na nasa inyong program sana po ay huwag ipagdamot sa amin na makapamuhay ng marangal.

      Hindi naman po pagpapaalis sa mga housing occupants na may naging pagkukulang ang solusyon sa inyong programa kundi sana po ay bigyan ng pagkakataon na maisaayos ang lahat lalo na sa mga qualified applicants kagaya ko po na isang guro. Batid ko naman po na ang inyong layunin ay matulungan ang mga mahihirap na mamamayang Pilipino lalo na ang pamilyang walang matitirhan. Mula po sa kaibuturan ng aking puso ang pagsusumamo na sana ay huwag ninyo kaming pabayaan. Bigyan ninyo po sana kami ng tulong dahil kayo lamang po ang makakatulong sa aming sitwasyon. Mahal na Pangulo kayo lamang po ang natatangi naming pag-asa sa lahat ng ito. Sana ay huwag ninyong ipagkait sa amin ang inyong tulong dahil labis po akong naniniwala na kung nanaisin ninyo lamang na maibalik sa amin ang karapatan na mapasaamin ang bahay mangyayari po ito. Labis po ang torture na nararanasan namin ngayon ng aking pamilya. Buhay po namin ng aking pamilya ang nakasalalay dito. Saan po kami titira? Wala po kaming mapupuntahan. Napakasakit po sa amin ang mang-aaping ginawa ng ahensiya kahit sa kabila ng aming pagpupunyagi na maisayos ang laha

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      sana po ma tigil na lahat ng kaguluhan sa bansa natin para po wala ng esyo i know you are good presedent in our country thank you!!!! gob bless good luck!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      sana po ma tigil na lahat ng kaguluhan sa bansa natin para po wala ng esyo i know you are good presedent in our country thank you!!!! gob bless good luck!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      mabuhay po kayo at mahal po namin kayo. -rpgalangjr@yahoo.com

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Pangulo, tulungan mo nmn kmi dito sa dubai na maka uwi na. nangangailangan ako ng malaking tuling po. hindi lang ako maraming mga pinoy na gusto na po umuwi kya lng di maka uwi po. Pangulo sana nm dinggin mo yung kahilingan ko po. eto yung no. ko dito sa dubai. sana tawagan nyo po ako. Maraming Salamat po 9710509717843

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      sana naman makonsensya kna sa mga pinag-gagawa mo sa aming mga mahihirap...bigyan mo naman ng mga job oppurtunity ang mga fresh gradyates.

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      Oh Petit Bebe 8 years ago

      Interesting. The first part of your lens was a great read!

      Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      ..........................ehem......................

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      u knw wat, agree aq sa lahat ng cnabi mo!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUED how ur pres. dued bye

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      PGMA is a real statesman! The real enemy is not her but her DIRTY CORRUPT political enemies that has nothing about her but consistent accusations and allegations that can't provide a single VALID evidence. PGMA we trust you. I'm praying that you remain strong. I know you have all the good intentions for our country. Please lead us from this global crisis we are facing. May God bless you.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      [in reply to melanie] she is not cool!!!!!! she stoles the budget of the people in philippines for companionment.......grrr... i haate her so much!!!!! ahhhh!!!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Plz give our whole support 4 ~Mrs.President GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO~

      Give our respect to her and our trust to her being a president of the "PHILIPPINES"

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      how can i send a personal email message to president gloria arroyo???this is my email

      anecitodomondon@rocketmail.com

      thank you!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I didn't know about this stuff. Thanks man, gotta report a biography of GMA

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I LOVE YOU MADAME, I REALLY DO... YOU ARE OUR HERO!!! ( Wishes!!!)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      ur eXcellency if mayb by chance u read dis message... please note that, we are merely people but we know what is right and wrong and I hope as a fellow Filipino u 2 will also recognize the value of "honestY" because more importantly FilipiNo's are now in a very awkward and bad position we really try to strive 4ward, but I guess, our efforts are useless since we still do not receive what is rightfully ours in the first place... We to have aches and sorrows and Just like you we pass by our problems, But PLEASE Mrs. Presidente do not thnk of us as a powerless and coward group because even "a wounded crow can fly again" we know we are right and we fight for WHAT IS RIGHT-

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I am doing her for a project and she is really interesting. she is now 61 and still looks young

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i wish i can meet her personally...She"s my idol...

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      jsinc23 9 years ago

      i like the quality insight you have provided here. keep this up and i will keep coming back! Check ot my Forex Stock Blog

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      hi. mam boung sumusuporta syo

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      she is coo;