Mickey is Retiring from Politics

Juan Miguel ‘Mikey’ Arroyo is retiring from politics at least for now.

Arroyo is the eldest son of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and is ‘ANG Galing Pinoy’ (AG) party-list Representative.

In an interview, he said that he is no longer interested in politics and wants to live a private life starting 2013.

Arroyo is allegedly facing disqualification by the Commission on Elections with his party-list of security guards and tricycle drivers.

Arroyo is currently on his 3rd congressional term. He was elected twice as Representative of the 2nd District of Pampanga and in 2010 he got a congressional seat as representative of the AG party-list.

His group might be disqualified after its nominees failed to show up in the hearings on the re-validation of existing party-list accreditation and to submit requirements and evidence showing the group is representing a marginalized sector.