María is a daughter of the late ninth president of the Philippines Diosdado Pangan Macapagal during the ruling of which the country ranked the second by economic development in Asia, considerably contributed to economic and political development of the state.
María Arroyo is one of the richest women of the Philippines. She inherited her fortune from the father. Her husband José Miguel Tuason Strim also is considered to be one of the well-off men of the country. He is a lawyer by profession and also he did private practice. The presidential couple Aroyo has three adult children.