Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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Joseph Ng Kwok-chung

Sunday, 29 July, 2012, 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Wen to extol China's policy in Europe

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The thorn in the Aquino clan's side

A year ago, chief judge of the Philippines Renato Corona vowed to make a priority for cases affecting the country's poor, whose plight he described as a lifetime obsession.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Chief justice takes heat for luxury condo

As a luxury bolthole in Manila, it is hard to go past The Fort in Bonifacio Global City.

Bellagio Tower 1 in the Fort complex is home to some of the nation's richest businessmen. The building features a 220 square metre pool, its own sandy beach pool, hydrotherapy tubs, 'aromatherm electronic capsules' and a day spa.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Philippine ex-general held over kidnappings

Prosecutors in the Philippines are seeking an arrest warrant for a retired general, who was yesterday prevented by immigration authorities from boarding a flight out of the country.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

While the measures taken may be unprecedented and welcomed, they are just the beginning

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Myanmar's reforms

I'm delighted that the proceeding has now concluded

Florence Tsang Chiu-wing, on being awarded HK$1.2 billion of her former husband's assets

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

History repeats itself, 10 years after Estrada's fall

In an ironic twist of history, former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was brought to book the same way her predecessor was - for breaking a law she herself supported.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

How can she lead the work of the committee when she cannot comply with the rules?

A lawmaker on Sophie Leung (pictured), of the committee regulating members' interests, who has been accused of failing to declare her own interests

This is no longer injustice, this is already cruelty

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Arroyos 'planning to flee abroad'

The Philippine government is convinced that former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband, Mike Arroyo, plan to flee abroad to avoid prosecution.

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said yesterday she had received 'reliable information' that at least one country was ready to grant the Arroyos political asylum. She did not identify the nation.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Arroyo's achievements don't address fundamental issues

'President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo spent the past three days in Hong Kong, touting her government's economic achievements at an investment summit. But back in Manila some economists are voicing suspicion about the country's record 7.3 per cent growth rate last year.'

SCMP, April 2

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Arroyo's rosy fiscal picture in doubt

Economists question record 7.3pc growth

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo spent the past three days in Hong Kong, touting her government's economic achievements at an investment summit.

But back in Manila, some economists are voicing suspicion about the country's record 7.3 per cent growth last year.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Filipinos protest as Arroyo visits

More than 1,000 Filipino protesters called for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to step down as she arrived in Hong Kong yesterday for a three-day visit.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Arroyo fears probe could ruffle China's feathers

A Philippine government lawyer has cited the fear of 'ruffled feathers' in China as a reason to exempt ministers from testifying at Senate hearings into alleged corruption in the awarding of a since-cancelled broadband contract to Chinese firm ZTE.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Witness rattles foundations of 'evil oligarchy'

Cowering and in tears while testifying at a Senate probe, government consultant Rodolfo Lozada appeared the most unlikely person to shake President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's grip on power.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fake accounts on website hit Arroyo allies

Critics of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and members of her government are venting their spleen by opening dubious accounts on a popular social-networking site.

The latest victim was Philippine National Police director general Avelino Razon, who discovered last week someone had opened an account in his name on Friendster, complete with 74 'friends'.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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