Saturday, June 25, 2011

The 15 Presidents of the Republic of the Philippines

The Philippines declared independence from Spain on June 12, 1898 after 333 years of Spanish colonization. Since the declaration of Philippine Independence, the country had already produced 15 presidents.

Here are the 15 Philippine presidents from 1898 to present.

1.) Emilio F. Aguinaldo


First Philippine President

Term of Office: March 22, 1897 – April 1, 1901
Complete name: Emilio Famy Aguinaldo
Nickname: Miong
Birthplace: Kawit, Cavite
Born: March 22, 1869
Died: February 6, 1964
Resting place: Aguinaldo Shrine
Spouse(s): Hilaria Del Rosario, Maria Agoncillo
Occupation(s): Soldier, Manager, Teacher
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of coronary thrombosis
Children: Miguel, Carmen, Emilio Jr., María and Cristina

2.) Manuel Luis M. Quezon



2nd President of the Philippines
1st President of the Philippine Commonwealth

Term of office: August 29, 1916 – November 15, 1935
Complete name: Manuel Luis Molina Quezon
Birthplace: Baler, Aurora
Born: August 19, 1878
Died: August 1, 1944
Resting place: Quezon City Memorial Circle
Spouse(s): Aurora Aragon
Occupation: Clerk, Surveyor, Fiscal, Councilor, Governor, Politician, Soldier, Lawyer
School Attended: Colegio de San Juan de Letran, University of Santo Tomas
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of Tuberculosis
Children: María Aurora "Baby", María Zeneida "Nini", Luisa Corazón Paz "Nenita" and Manuel L. "Nonong" Quezón, Jr.

3.) Jose P. Laurel



3rd President of the Philippines

Term of office: October 14, 1943 – August 17, 1945
Complete name: Jose Paciano Garcia Laurel
Birthplace: Tanauan City, Batangas
Born: March 9, 1891
Died: November 6, 1959
Resting place: Tanauan City
Spouse(s): Pacencia Hidalgo
Occupation: Messenger, Clerk, Lawyer
School attended: University of the Philippines College of Law, University of Santo Tomas, and Yale University (USA)
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of massive heart attack and a stroke
Children: Jose Bayani Jr. “Pepito”, Jose Sotero III “Pepe”, Natividad “Nene”, Sotero Cosme “Teroy”, Mariano Antonio “Maning”, Rosenda Pacencia “Rose”, Salvador Roman “Doy”, Arsenio “Dodjie”

4.) Sergio Osmeña



4th President of the Philippines

Term of office: 1 August 1944 – 28 May 1946
Complete name: Sergio Suico Osmeña
Birthplace: Cebu City
Born: September 9, 1878
Died: October 19, 1961
Resting place: Manila North Cemetery
Spouse(s): Estefania Veloso (1901–1918), Esperanza Limjap (1920–1961)
Occupation: Courier, Journalist, Lawyer
School attended: University of San Carlos, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, University of Santo Tomas
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of liver failure and breast cancer
Children: Nicasio, Vicenta, Edilderto, Milagros, Emilio, Maria Paloma, Jesus, Teodoro, José, and Sergio Jr.

5.) Manuel A. Roxas




5th President of the Philippines

Term of office: May 28, 1946 – April 15, 1948
Complete name: Manuel Acuña Roxas
Birthplace: Capiz
Born: January 1, 1892
Died: April 15, 1948
Resting place: Manila North Cemetery
Spouse(s): Trinidad De Leon
Occupation: Lawyer
School attended: Saint Joseph’s Academy (Hong Kong), Manila High School (Araullo High School), University of Manila, University of the Philippines College of law
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of myocardial infarction
Children: Ma. Rosario "Ruby and Gerardo “Gerry”

6.) Elpidio P. Quirino



6th President of the Philippines

Term of office: April 17, 1948 – December 30, 1953
Complete name: Elpidio Rivera Quirino
Birthplace: Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Born: November 16, 1890
Died: February 29, 1956
Resting place: Manila South Cemetery
Spouse(s): Alicia Syquia
Occupation: Lawyer
School attended: University of the Philippines College of Law
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of heart attack
Children: Fe, Armando, Norma, Thomas and Victoria

7.) Ramon D. Magsaysay



7th President of the Philippines

Term of office: December 30, 1953 – March 17, 1957
Complete name: Ramon Del Fierro Magsaysay
Nickname: Mambo Magsaysay
Birthplace: Iba, Zambales
Born: August 31, 1907
Died: March 17, 1957
Resting place: Manila North Cemetery
Spouse(s): Luz Banzon
Occupation: Engineer, Chauffer, Mechanic, Soldier
School attended: University of the Philippines, Jose Rizal University
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of plane crash
Children: Teresita, Milagros and Ramon “Jun” Jr.

8.) Carlos P. Garcia



8th President of the Philippines

Term of office: March 17, 1957 – December 30, 1961
Complete name: Carlos Polestico Garcia
Birthplace: Talibon, Bohol
Born: November 4, 1896
Died: June 14, 1971
Resting place: Libingan ng mga Bayani
Spouse(s): Leonila Dimataga
Occupation: Lawyer, Teacher, Poet, Public official, Guerilla leader
School attended: Silliman University, Philippine College of Criminology
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died from a fatal heart attack
Children: Linda

9.) Diosdado P. Macapagal



9th President of the Philippines

Term of office: December 30, 1961 – December 30, 1965
Complete name: Diosdado Pangan Macapagal
Birthplace: Lubao, Pampanga
Born: September 28, 1910
Died: April 21, 1997
Resting place: Libingan ng mga Bayani
Spouse(s): Purita Dela Rosa, Evangelina Macaraeg
Occupation: Lawyer, Professor, Accountant
School attended: University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, and Philippine Law School
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of heart failure, pneumonia and renal complications
Children: Arturo, Cielo, Gloria and Diosdado Jr.

10.) Ferdinand E. Marcos



10th President of the Philippines
Longest serving Philippine President

Term of office: December 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986
Complete name: Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos
Nickname: Makoy/Strong man
Birthplace: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte
Born: September 11, 1917
Died: September 28, 1989
Resting place: Marcos Museum and Mausoleum
Spouse(s): Imelda Romualdez
Occupation: Lawyer, Soldier
Religious affiliation: Iglesia Filipina Independiente/Catholic
Death: Died of heart, kidney and lung ailments
Children: Imee, Ferdinand Jr., Aimee (adopted)

11.) Corazon C. Aquino


11th President of the Philippines
First Woman Philippine President

Term of office: February 25, 1986 – June 30, 1992
Complete name: Maria Corazon Sumulong Cojuangco-Aquino
Nickname: Cory/Tita Cory
Birthplace: Panique, Tarlac
Born: January 25, 1933
Died: August 1, 2009
Resting place: Manila Memorial Park,
Spouse(s): Benigno Aquino Jr.
Occupation: Housewife
School attended: College of Saint Mount Vincent
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Death: Died of colorectal cancer
Children: Maria Elena "Ballsy", Aurora Corazon "Pinky", Benigno Simeon “Noynoy”, Victoria Elisa "Viel" and Kristina Bernadette “Kris”

12.) Fidel V. Ramos



12th President of the Philippines

Term of office: June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998
Complete name: Fidel Valdez Ramos
Nickname: Eddie, FVR
Birthplace: Lingayen, Pangasinan
Born: March 18, 1928
Spouse(s): Amelita Martinez
Occupation: Soldier, Civil Engineer
School attended: MAPUA Institute of Technology, US Military Academy, Ateneo De Manila University, Silliman University, National Defense College of the Philippines, University of Illinois in Urbana
Religious affiliation: United Church of Christ in the Philippines
Children: Angelina, Josephine, Carolina, Christine and Gloria

13.) Joseph E. Estrada




13th President of the Philippines

Term of office: June 30, 1998 – January 20, 2001
Complete name: Jose Marcelo Ejercito
Nickname: Erap
Birthplace: Tondo, Manila
Born: April 19, 1937
Spouse(s):  Luisa Pimentel
Occupation: Actor, Businessman, Politician
School attended: Ateneo De Manila University, MAPUA Institute of Technology
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Children: Jose (Jinggoy), Jackie and Jude

14.) Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo



14th President of the Philippines
2nd Longest serving Philippine President

Term of office: January 20, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Complete name: Maria Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Birthplace: San Juan, Rizal
Born: April 5, 1947
Spouse(s): Jose Miquel Arroyo
Occupation: Economist, Professor
School attended: Georgetown University (USA), Assumption College, Ateneo De Manila University and University of the Philippines
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Children: Juan Miguel, Evangelina Lourdes and Diosdado Ignacio Jose Maria

15.) Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III





15th President of the Philippines

Term of office: June 30, 2010 to June 30, 2016
Complete name: Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
Nickname: Noynoy,PNoy
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
Born: February 8, 1960
Occupation: Politician
School attended: Ateneo de Manila University
Religious affiliation: Catholic

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