A Matter Of Trust

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a big believer. The 58-year-old President of the Philippines believes in the Lord Almighty God: she attends Mass most afternoons in a chapel in Malacaņang Palace, then retires to her bedroom to pray alone before taking a short nap. Arroyo also believes in legislation, the transforming ability of government, and the power of leadership—her leadership. "I am the agent of change," she told TIME in an interview last week. "I wish to be remembered as the one who made the tough decisions to turn the economy around, to get its act together ... Maybe that's why the...

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