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GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
Lakas-NUCD-UMDP

BATTLE CRY: ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL REFORMS

A. TRACK RECORD

  • Trade and Industry Undersecretary before she ran for Senator under LABAN party in 1992
  • Topped the Senatorial race in 1995
  • Identified with Sen. Angara throughout her first term and into the first few months of her second term; bolted Angara’s camp when the party chief moved for the break-up of the LAKAS-LABAN coalition
  • Joined LABAN "renegades" in bolting party; forming her own political party, the Kabalikat ng Mamamayang Pilipino (KAMPI)
  • Filed more than 300 bills and resolutions, 40 of which have been signed into law, including: the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Law, the Thrift Banks Act, the Crop Insurance Law and the Anti-Sexual Harassment Law; Tax Exemption of 13th Month Pay, Export Development Act, Loans for Women’s Micro-Enterprises
  • Citations include: being named Outstanding Senator by several associations and publications, called "Woman of the Year" by ASIAweek in 1995 after topping senatorial elections, named "Woman of the Year" by the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
  • Liabilities include: Link to jueteng, Jalosjos and gambling lords, under fire for less- than- transparent deals on infrastructure projects in lahar-ravaged areas, shifting of positions on issues like economic liberalization every time she changed her political color

 

B. LEADERSHIP GOALS AND VISIONS /VIEWS ON SOCIAL ISSUES

OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND PROGRAM
FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY

"An expanding economy characterized by liberalization, deregulation and privatization which promotes competition and efficiency, transformation toward a tiger cub economy, synchronized with safety nets to help the sectors placed at risk by liberalization…and increase of per capita savings."

SOCIAL ISSUE

GOALS/VISIONS/VIEWS

AGRARIAN REFORM

 

 

 

URBAN POOR

 

TRADE AND INDUSTRY

MONETARY POLICY

 

 

 

CRIME /GRAFT AND CORRUPTION

 

 

 

PEACE AND ORDER

  • Food Security encapsulated in KAMPI’s slogan: "Pagkain sa bawat mesa" (Food on evey table)
  • Work on agricultural productivity to bring down price of rice and inflation

 

 

 

 

  • Supports Filipino consumers in the dissolution of cartels and monopolies
  • Favors open competition

 

  • Development of the capital market to achieve and sustain lower rates
  • Favors current efforts to lower interest rates by reducing reserve requirements to lower the cost of doing business in the Philippines

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Christian Action for Peaceful and Meaningful Elections
Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
Tel. No. 924-4951 local 3588, Fax No. 924-4442

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