Friday, August 29, 2008

Arroyo, One of the Most Powerful Women



President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has recently been titled as one of the most powerful women in the world, currently ranked as number 41 according to Forbes' The 100 Most Powerful Women list.

That doesn't necessarily mean she has a lot to be proud of though. Although featured on the list, she is described as

"scandal-tainted...[with a] husband among those accused of accepting bribes in a $330 million deal with a Chinese telecom firm [ZTE-NBN Deal]. [And] despite rumors of another ouster campaign in the works, Arroyo has survived three impeachment attempts and three coup plots since taking office in 2001 and is sure to fight back."

2 comments:

Manila said...

Power brings money. Power is hard to leave behind that is why the Philippines has so many powerful political dynasties.

strawberryfieldsforever said...

She does deserve to be on that list. Illegitimate and scandal-tainted that she is, she's still holding on...unfortunately.

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