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Manicurist, billionaire’s daughter, decline midnight appointments

Posted by akosistella on June 4, 2010


Manila, Philippines – Nearly all of over 200 appointments made by President Arroyo just days before the 60-day ban on appointments prior to elections took effect were accepted by the appointees.

Among the few who declined were the president’s manicurist and the daughter of mall tycoon Henry Sy.

Many of the appointments were made to juicy positions in Government Owned and Controlled Corporations GOCCs. Anita Carpon, President Arroyo’s personal manicurist was earlier reported to have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the P202 billion Pag-IBIG Fund.

via ABS-CBN News Online Beta.


Arroyo says no regrets about presidency

MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-six days before she formally steps down from power, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the country’s 14th president, said she has no regrets at all about her presidency.

“I have no regrets. (No regrets at all?) I don’t want to focus on negatives, so, in fact, rather than talking about regrets, I like to give thanks for the opportunity to serve the Philippines,” said Arroyo in an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News.

President Arroyo made the statement despite the criticisms, accusations, allegations and scandals hurled against her administration, which, critics say, could lead to a multitude of cases that could be filed against her once the steps down.

Via ABS-CBN News online


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