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(Leandro V. Coronel, a former Washington D.C. and now Manila commentator, writes about the last few months in office of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Coronel, like Mrs. Arroyo, is from the same province of Pampanga, Philippines. The President said she will step down when her term ends in June, 2010. This is the first of a 3-part series.)
Gloria Arroyo had a rare chance to be a great president but she blew it. She must be kicking her rear for the lost opportunity.
Mrs. Arroyo could have been a great president, not just the good president that she had feigned with bogus humility to wish for. Now she