“This means nothing to ordinary Filipino women. We do not take pride in having President Arroyo tagged as the 41st most powerful woman in the world.”
Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Maza as Forbes magazine released its list of the world’s most powerful women, which included President Arroyo in the 41st slot.
According to Maza, “President Arroyo’s road to power was paved by massive controversies of cheating corruption, extrajudicial killings and abuse. Certainly this is something Filipinos can’t be proud of.”
“Moreover, we find it pathetic that one of the most powerful women of the world is also the most unpopular president the Philippines ever had.”