- The 17th Congress organized an appreciation party for former House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
- President Rodrigo Duterte praised Arroyo as she ends her work in public service
- Duterte also serenaded Arroyo with his favorite song “Ikaw”
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President Rodrigo Duterte attended the appreciation dinner for House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Tuesday.
KAMI learned from CNN Philippines that President Duterte expressed his gratitude for Arroyo and praised her leadership skills.
“Madam President, we raise our glasses tonight for the invaluable contributions that you have made as a public servant. May your legacy shine through and inspire millions of Filipinos as we move forward in realizing our dream of building a better and more prosperous Philippines for all,” President Duterte said.
“You might want to know that even when I was mayor and for the years that President Arroyo was there, I was really working for her.
"Of course wala akong pinatay na tao na utos niya. Pinatay ko na lang kasi feeling ko gusto niya,” he continued.
During the dinner, President Duterte serenaded Arroyo with his favorite song “Ikaw.”
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It has been reported that Arroyo has finally put an end to her almost 30 years in public service.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 until 2010. She was the first woman to assume the post of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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