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Philippine president to lay out economic road map in speech to Congress

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was expected to focus her annual address to the nation Monday on a strong economy, a bright spot in her six years in office, as police braced for thousands of protesters. Arroyo has weathered several coup plots since she came to power after her predecessor was ousted on corruption charges in 2001. She was tainted by allegations of cheating in the 2004 presidential polls, but has managed to make the economy the centerpiece of her presidency. Full Story

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