President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s Political battle has been an open book to us Filipinos.

When she became a president she gained a lot of criticisms both positive and negative, especially when it comes to policy decision action. She has been through a lot of obstacles, not an ordinary challenge in her life, but still she faced it. She was impeached many times but she never concedes. During her time as president there were a couple of coup attempts but she never gave her power. She twice landed in the top 10 of Forbes Magazine’s list of the world’s most powerful women.

Beating the Odds is about managing the politics and bureaucracy to get things done in a struggling nation such as the Philippines. The describes how events happened , and how the Chief Executive and her team made policies and took action on key issues facing the Filipino people at the onset of the last decade.

The book takes a closer outlook on her leadership style-intuitive, seemingly loosely structured, but highly disciplined and hands-on.

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It will soon be available in Fullybooked, National Bookstores, and Powerbooks.

The analytical close-up of policymaking, decision-making, and action-taking by a Philippine President under the most challenging circumstances comprises the book as a whole.

Through intensive research and study, the authors have been able to consolidate a portrait of leadership around the 6 issues that stalked the Philippines at the turn of the century;
• terrorism,
• the Mindanao peace process,
• the drug threat,
• the global emergence of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS),
• an attempted coup d’etat against the government
• and a hounding budget deficit.

In this regard I think that it would be more interesting if Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was the one who wrote it. Let's see what is her stand regarding the current issues during her time. Since it was written by authors who did research about her presidency and how she did handle political battle,then they must be open for doubts and criticism.

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