Jose Miguel Arroyo
|José Miguel T. Arroyo|
|13th First Spouse of the Philippines|
January 20, 2001 – June 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Loi Estrada|
|12th Second Spouse of the Philippines|
June 30, 1998 – January 20, 2001
|Preceded by||Loi Estrada|
|Succeeded by||Ruthie Guingona|
|Born||José Miguel Tuason Arroyo
June 27, 1946
Negros Occidental, Philippines
|Spouse(s)||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (1968–present)|
|Relations||Ignacio Lacson Arroyo (father), Lourdes Zaragoza Tuason (mother) Ignacio Arroyo Jr. (brother)|
|Children||Mikey Arroyo Luli Arroyo-Bernas Dato Arroyo|
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University|
|Occupation||Lawyer, First Gentleman, Second Gentleman|
José Miguel "Mike" Tuason Arroyo (born June 27, 1946) is a former First Gentleman of the Philippines. A lawyer by profession, he is the husband of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the current Representative of the Second District of Pampanga. This effectively makes him the only male Spouse of a President of the Philippines and Vice President of the Philippines.
Arroyo's great-great-grandparents were Ignacio Arroyo and Doña María Pidal, who had three children: María Beatriz del Rosario Arroyo (a candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church); Jose María Arroyo; and Mariano Arroyo. José María became a senator in 1919, whilst Mariano was elected governor of the western province of Iloilo in 1928. Senator José María Arroyo and his wife, Jesusa Araneta-Lacson of Negros Occidental, produced seven children, one of whom was Ignacio Lacson Arroyo.
José Miguel wed María Gloria Macaraeg Macapagal in 1968, and the couple has three children: Juan Miguel ("Mikey"); Evangelina Lourdes ("Luli"); and Diosdado (”Dato"). Luli married former investment banker and director of the Ayala Foundation, J. Aloysius "Luigi" Bernas on November 5, 2008 in Tagaytay Highlands.
Arroyo's major project whilst occupying the role of the First Gentleman was the sourcing of funds for the training of Filipino athletes in preparation for the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, for which the Philippines was the host nation. Beyond that, not much esLe is known.
The former First Gentleman's fragile health has been a public affair since April 9, 2007, when he underwent open heart surgery after being diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm. The procedure lasted for ten hours but was considered successful, and 22 days after the operation, Arroyo had almost completely recovered and was discharged from hospital. However, Arroyo's health since 2007 has been described as "questionable", with serious abdominal pains resulting in an emergency landing in 2008, and another heart-related hospital visit in 2010.
During the period his wife's rule, Arroyo became the main target of attacks, including those against his wife's administration, and his alleged involvement in a corruption scandal led him to opt for voluntary exile as a management technique.
In 2003, Arroyo was accused by Senator Panfilo Lacson of money laundering with the use of a secret bank account, opened under the fictitious name of "José Pidal". The laundered money involved in the accusation was allegedly derived from campaign contributions received for Arroyo's wife's prior presidential bid. Arroyo's brother, Ignacio Arroyo, Jr., later claimed that the alias, and associated bank account, belonged to him, thereby countering the accusations against Arroyo. Ignacio Arroyo, Jr. currently serves as the Representative of the Fifth District of Negros Occidental for the Philippine Congress.
|Ancestors of Jose Miguel Arroyo|
- "GMA NEWS.TV, Mike Arroyo's kin may become a saint – report". Gmanews.tv. 2008-06-17. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
- "www.abs-cbnnews.com, Luli Arroyo marries Luigi Bernas in Tagaytay". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
- Angelo S. Samonte (25 March 2010). "Mike Arroyo rushed to hospital" (Web page). globalbalita.com. Global Balita. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
- "Controversies involving First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo". Associated Press. February 8, 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
- Mendez, Christina (July 8, 2005). "Wrong Arroyo went into exile — Pimentel". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
- "Jose Miguel Arroyo" (Web page). WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia. WikiPilipinas. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
|First Gentleman of the Philippines
|Second Gentleman of the Philippines
Title next held byRuthie Guingona