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Curriculum Vitae


a. Date and Place of Birth: April 5, 1947; San Juan
b. Parents:

Father: Diosdado Pangan Macapagal
9th President of the Republic of the Philippines
Born, September 28, 1910; Died, April 21, '97

Mother: Dr. Evangelina Macaraeg-Macapagal
Born, Nov. 1, 1915; Died, May 16, 1999

c. Husband:
Atty. Jose Miguel Tuason Arroyo
(Ateneo School of Law 1972)
Born, June 27, 1946
Married on August 2, 1968

d. Children:
Juan Miguel
Born, April 26, 1969
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley

Evangelina Lourdes
Born, June 5, 1971
MS in Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Diosdado Ignacio Jose Maria
Born, September 4, 1974
BS in Legal Management, Ateneo de Naga

Assumption Convent High School; 1954-1960
Assumption Convent HS; 1960-1964; Valedictorian
Georgetown University, 1964-66,
AB Economics; Dean’s Lister
Assumption College, 1968, AB Economics Magna cum Laude

Post Graduate
Ateneo de Manila University, 1978,
MA Economics
UP School of Economics, 1985,
Ph.D. in Economics


Assistant Professor, Ateneo de Manila University; 1977-87
Chair, Economics Dept, Assumption College; 1984-87
Professor, UP School of Economics; 1977-87
Professor, Mary Knoll College
Professor, St. Scholastica’s College
Assistant Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry; 1987-89
Executive Director, Garments and Textile Export Board; 1988-90
Undersecretary, Department of Trade and Industry; 1989-92
Senator, 1992-1998
Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Development, July 1998-October 2000
Vice President, July 1998-January 20, 2001
President, January 20, 2001-present
Other positions held:
Chairman and President, UP Health Maintenance Organization (1989-1998)
Executive Director, Philippine Center for Economic Development (1994-1998)
Chairman, UP Economic Foundation (1994-1998)
Member, Presidential Task Force on Tax and Tariff Reforms (1994-1998)
Member, Technical Working Group of the Philippine National Development Plan for the 21st Century (Committee on National Framework for Regional Development and Macroeconomics Framework for Development Financing)


Association for Philippines-China Understanding (APCU)
Philippine Economics Society
Georgetown Club of the Philippines
Concerned Women of the Philippines

V. Elective Positions Held in Specific Years:

Senator, 1992-1998
Vice President, July 1998-January 20, 2001

VI. Awards / Commendations / Citations:

Magazine, Public Eye Magazine, Trade Union Congress of the Philippines, and by Emil Jurado (Manila Standard Columnist)
Woman of the Year, Catholic Education Association of the Philippines
Ulirang Ina, Ulirang Ina Awards Committee, 13 May 2001
One of Asia’s Most Powerful Women, Asiaweek
Making a Difference for Women – Women of Distinction Award, Soroptimist International of the Philippines Region, 30 May 2003
Most Distinguished Alumna, University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA), 16 June 2001

VII. Others:

Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, Waseda University, Japan, May 2002
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, Fordham University, 21 May 2003
Honorary Community College Associate Degree in International Relations, Honoris Causa, City College of San Francisco, August 2003
Doctorate Degree in Economics, honoris causa, Tsinghua University, 30 October 2001
Degree of Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa), Mapua Institute of Technology, 29 January 2004
Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), La Trobe University, 2000
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law, honoris causa, Old Dominion University, April 2003
Recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship (1978-1983)
Recipient of the Japan Foundation Grant (1976-1977)
Recipient of the UPSE Fellowship (1970-1971)