Timeline: The Rise and Fall of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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1998: A senator for six years, Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo ran for the vice presidency with Jose de Venecia Jr. as president under the administration party led by former President Fidel V. Ramos.




1998: Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo started her term with former President Joseph Estrada at the helm.


 2000: She decided to quit from the Cabinet and called for Estrada's resignation.




January 2001: Private prosecutors walked out of an impeachment trial after pro-Estrada Senators blocked the opening of an envelope that would reveal evidence against Estrada. This sparked another People Power Revolution, which forced Estrada to leave his post and Arroyo to succeed him.




2003: A group of unhappy junior officers staged a mutiny in the central business district of Makati, exposing the alleged corruption in the Arroyo administration


2004: While initially announcing she didn't want to join the race, Arroyo decided to eventually ran for the presidency amid questions on the constitutionality of her serving two terms as president. She defeats opposition bet and famous actor Fernando Poe Jr. by a margin of one million votes.




2005: The now famous "Hello, Garci" wiretapped recordings of an alleged cheating against Arroyo emerged, which triggered massive protests.




June 2005: Arroyo says "I am sorry," on national television, but denied influencing election officials in her 2004 win.




2006: Arroyo declares "State of Emergency" leading to the raiding of an opposition paper and the arrest of opposition leaders both in the military, Congress, civil society groups, and media.



2006: Arroyo declares "State of Emergency" leading to the raiding of an opposition paper and the arrest of opposition leaders both in the military, Congress, civil society groups, and media.


 October 2007: Arroyo faced an impeachment complaint following a revelation that governors were allegedly receiving money from the administration.



2010: Arroyo won a seat in congress and is now serving as Pampanga Representative.




November 2011: Gloria Arroyo, with her husband Mike, attempted to leave the country to consult medical experts abroad. Despite a TRO from the Supreme Court against the watchlist order issued by the DOJ, the couple were barred from boarding their flight.