• Before September 11, we were fighting terrorism in our southwestern Philippines, and it was a lonely fight. However, we were able to contain it now in one island in that part of the Philippines. But after September 11, and after the creation of the global coalition against terrorism, now we have allies, and I believe now it will easier with allies.

    "Interview With Gloria Macapagal Arroyo; Will World Economic Forum Actually Deal With Tough Issues?". February 2, 2002.
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