Our reporting on the Philippines' embattled President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo drew mail from readers who called for her to clean up the system. Others saw little hope for any such reform

In TIME's interview with Philippine President Gloria Arroyo, she called herself "the agent of change" and, in answer to a question about the accusations of corruption that have been leveled against her husband and son, declared, "My attitude is that family comes last" [June 13]. Arroyo must rise above the political turmoil and the government's instability and show her true worth. The cure for this...

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