"In 1987 she was invited by President Corazon Aquino to join the government as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry."
It was the Late President Aquino who introduced President Gloria to the dirty world of politics all along.
I know Wiki is not that reliable as a source of information. The Aquino Camp may also have another story to this, or maybe it has always been a plan of PGMA to step into his Dad's shoes someday when she was younger, but that part of the article really hit me in the most strange way that made me utter "Oh the irony!".
"The muse of Philippine Democracy gave birth to the Most-Hated President in Philippine history."
I have nothing against PGMA. I still think she is one of the most intelligent individuals ever to rule the land. She really stretched the capabilities of her position pretty well. (Yeah, sheREALLY did!) She may have acted stupidly under pressure, but overall she handled herself pretty well. And yes, i'm still going to stand by to what i told my friends a couple of years back, that i have faith in PGMA.
To read the rest of the article about her in Wiki (i think it won't be necessary to put the link, but i'm doing it anyway) here's the link:
*NB: This was originally a Note i posted in FaceBook last 08 May 2010 @ 13:55. I just thought it would be interesting to include it here.