Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
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1947 – Born on the 5th of April in Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines.
1968 – She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Assumption College as a Magna Cum Laude.
1978 – She pursued a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University Philippines.
1985 – She received Doctorate Degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines.
1987 – She was invited by President Corazon Aquino to join the
government as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry.
1992 – She became a Senator in the Philippines.
1995 – She was re-elected as a Senator of the Philippines topping the senatorial election with nearly
16 million votes, the highest number of votes received by any politician for any position
in Philippine electoral history. 1998 – She became the Vice-President of the Philippines.
– She was appointed as a Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development
appointed by President Joseph Estrada.
2000 – She resigned from the cabinet, distancing herself from then President Estrada, who was
accused of corruption.
2001 – On the 20th of January she was sworn as the 14th president of the Philippines by Supreme
Court Justice Hilario Davide.
2004 – She was reelected as President of the Philippines. She is still the President of the Philippines
up to this day.