Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) Elected as Senior Deputy Speaker

House of Representatives’ Senior Deputy Speaker is Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

GLORIA MACAPAGAL ARROYO – The former president and incumbent Pampanga representative has been elected as Senior Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
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GMA served as the 14th president of the Philippines from 2001 until 2010.

She also served as vice president from 1998-2001, making her the country’s first female vice president.

Aside from that, she served as a senator from 1992 to 1998.

After her presidency, she was elected as the representative of Pampanga’s 2nd district in 2010 and later became the speaker of the House of Representatives from 2018 until her retirement in 2019.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo later came out of retirement to be elected as representative of the same district in 2022. Currently, she’s the representative of the 2nd district of Pampanga.

She made history as the only person to hold three of the four highest offices in the country.

Recently, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was elected as Senior Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Aside from GMA, also elected as Deputy Speaker were Davao City Rep. Isidro Ungab, Antipolo Rep. Robbie Puno, Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar, Ilocos Sur Rep. Kristine Singson-Mehan, and TUCP party-list Rep. Raymund Democrito Mendoza.

Earlier, Arroyo earlier tested positive for COVID-19, prompting her to skip the first State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

The first SONA of PBBM will take place today, July 25, at exactly 4 PM at Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City.

It is expected that more or less 1300 persons will personally attend the first state of the nation address of the newest president of the Republic of the Philippines. However, they need to present a negative result of RT-PCR first.

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