However. Garcia. the Third Republic emerged.Introduction The President of the Philippines is the head of state governing the country. And then. Subsequently. Corazon Aquino. Philippines have had 15 presidents from 5 Republics. came the creation of the Fifth Republic. Next to him was Sergio Osmeña who restored the Commonwealth. Fidel Ramos. Ferdinand Marcos became the dictator of the Philippines which happened to be the creation of the Fourth Republic. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III are the presidents under this republic. a president has six-year term which begins at noon on the thirtieth day of June following the election and ends at noon of the same date six years thereafter. These presidents contributed a lot in our history. Laurel started the Second Republic. Manuel L. During the Post-American Era. . Elected by Filipinos. also known as Post-EDSA Revolution. Joseph Ejercito Estrada. Carlos P. After Marcos’ strict presidency. Quezon founded the Commonwealth of the Philippines. Ramon Magsaysay. As of date. Elpidio Quirino. Diosdado Macapagal. we will not tackle about that. This composition is supposed to bring you knowledge and interesting facts about our presidents. After the Americans. In the American era. Trivia about the presidents would hopefully give you intelligence and pleasure as well. Emilio Aguinaldo governed first the Philippines during the Malolos Republic (First Republic). came the Japanese era where Jose P. Manuel Roxas. and Ferdinand Marcos became presidents. He/she runs the office in the Malacañang Palace.

blogspot.[3] 5.[1] 2. California: ABC-CLIO. his father is a Chinese-Tagalog meztizo." <http://asianhistory. Nobert Soloria. Inc. radio addresses and issued articles in support of the Japanese. America's military adversaries: from colonial times to the present. He married her on January 1. Emilio Aguinaldo is the youngest Philippine president at the age of 29. When the Philippines obtained freedom from the Japanese.‖ 2006. <http://nobert-bermosa. ―Philippine American War. Emilio Aguinaldo was elected town head in [3] http://en. Emilio Aguinaldo’s first wife.[7] [8] [1] http://en.html> [2] . 1896.php?title=Emilio_Aguinaldo [4] Szcepanski.Factual Trivia (Emilio Aguinaldo) 1. [1] 3._1935 [8] Bermosa.. Hilaria Del[2] 4. The first Philippine President.htm> [5] Dumindin. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines.wikipedia. died of leprosy. John C. ―Biography of Emilio Aguinaldo. 1899-1902.about. He made speeches.[6] 8. is a third year high school dropped out of Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Emilio Aguinaldo. Emilio Aguinaldo is of Chinese ancestry. < He is also the longest-lived president having survived to age 94. Emilio Aguinaldo collaborated with the Japanese during the Japanese occupation.[5] 7. Emilio Aguinaldo was arrested and jailed for collaborating with the Japanese but was released through presidential> [6] Fredriksen. Emilio Aguinaldo ran for president in the 1935 Philippine presidential election but lost by a landslide to Manuel http://en. Arnaldo. the very same day he joined the Katipunan. [7] http://en.webs.‖ 27 June 2011. the first person to hold the title of capitan municipal of Cavite El Viejo which is formerly known as gobernadorcillo.[4] 6.

Manuel Quezon’s wife. Ambeth. <http://urbanroamer. He is the only Philippine president to have been shot outside of combat. Laurel) <http://nobert-bermosa.wordpress. Manuel Quezon is a Spanish meztizo who became the first Senate president to be elected to the presidency. Manuel Quezon is the first president elected through a national election and the first incumbent to secure re-election. The height of the Quezon Memorial shrine is 66 meters which is equivalent to Manuel Quezon’s age when he died._Laurel ." And "I would rather have a country run like hell by Filipinos than a country run like heaven by the Americans.wikipedia. 1944 at 9am.wikipedia. Aurora Aragon.[15] 16."[12] 13. Jose Laurel declared Martial Law in the country in 1944 through Proclamation No.wikipedia.[11] Two of Quezon’s most notable quotes are. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines. Nobert Soloria.‖ 27 June 2011.quezon.‖ 6 August 2010.(Manuel L.‖ Philippine Daily Inquirer 25 Feb 2010. Jose Laurel was shot 4 times in 1943 by Philippine guerillas while he was playing golf at Wack-Wack Golf Club but he quickly recovered._Laurel [16] http://en. [13] http://en. Martial Law came into effect on September 22.[14] (Jose [14] ‖The soul of Quezon City (part 1): the Quezon Memorial Shrine. because however a bad Filipino government might be. [9] 10. ―Quezon’s Quezon) 9. dated September 21.html> [9] http://en. 29.[10] [8] [16] [8] Bermosa.php?page=references [11] http://en.php?title=Manuel_L.wikipedia.[13] [12] Ocampo. "My loyalty to my party ends where my loyalty to my country begins._Quezon [10]> [15] http://en.wikipilipinas. Manuel Quezon died of tuberculosis in Saranac Lake. we can always change it. was his first cousin. New York in the United States. Aurora is officially the first wife of a president to be called ―First Lady‖.

org/wiki/Sergio_Osme%C3%B1a [18] http://en. He argued for and received an acquittal while studying and finishing law school. He was born to Juana Osmeña y [19] McCoy.wikipedia. Osmeñ . a Chinese-meztiso descent. Laurel) 17. [8] (Manuel Roxas) 22. An Anarchy of Families: State and Family in the Philippines with a New Preface. he was indicted for attempted murder when he almost killed a rival suitor of his girlfriend. Sergio Osmeña and Manuel Quezon were classmates at Colegio de San Juan de Letran.[18] 20.[17] 19. Nobert Soloria.wikipedia.wikipedia.(Jose P. However.html> [16] he was not elected by the people. Sergio Osmeña rose to the presidency upon Quezon's death in 1944.[19] 21.314. 2009.‖ 27 June 2011.blogspot._Laurel [17] http://en. Osmeña became the oldest Philippine President to assume the Philippine Presidency at the age of 65 upon the death of Manuel Quezon. is an illegitimate child.[21] [8] Bermosa. lasting 1 year 10 months and 18 days. being the oldest Philippine president to hold office at age 65. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines. <http://nobert-bermosa.[20] (Ramon Magsaysay) 23.wikipedia. Alfred W. Manuel Roxas term as Philippine president is the shortest.wikipedia. When Jose Laurel was a [8] 24.[16] (Sergio Osmeña) [21] http://en. who was reportedly only 14 years of age when she gave birth to him. Ateneo de Manila Press. [20] http://en. Ramon Magsaysay was the first Philippine President to wear the Barong Tagalog when he was sworn into office. p. Ramon Magsaysay was the first elected president that did not come from the Senate since Quezon.

he made Malacañang Palace literally a "house of the people" by opening its gates to the [28] http://www. Nobert 1969. Carlos García was the first Philippine President to have his remains lie in-state at the Manila Cathedral. ―Magsaysay Dead With 24 In Plane. [25] http://www. He is also the first Philippine President to be buried at the Libingan ng mga[28] 32.html> [22] http://en. [27] http://en. an estimated 5 million people attended his burial on March 31. 18 March 1957: Retrieved 21 December 2011.php?title=Ramon_Magsaysay [23] http://www. Carmen Navarro. Ramon Magsaysay was the principal wedding sponsor of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos as well as Benigno and Corazon Aquino.[25] 29.[27] (Carlos P. 1957. Magsaysay is the youngest Philippine President to [29] http://en.[8] [23] 27.[24] 28.wikipedia. He is considered by the people the "Idol of the Masses".(Ramon Magsaysay) 25.[22] 26.dnd. p. 3–4.html [24] Pedrosa.[26] 30. <http://nobert-bermosa.[29] [8] Bermosa. During Ramon Magsaysay’s Garcia is known for his "Filipino First" Magsaysay is one of the most loved Philippine Presidents.‖ 27 June 2011. The Philippines was ranked 2nd in Asia's clean and well-governed countries during Magsaysay’s regime. Garcia Successor. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the He died at the age of 49. The only Philippine President to have died of accident was Ramon Magsaysay.prescarlosgarcia._Garcia . Garcia) 31. All the rest died of diseases.wikipilipinas.‖ New York Times. which put the interests of the Filipino people above those of foreigners and of the ruling [26] Associated Press. Manila: Bookmark.wikipedia. The Untold Story of Imelda Marcos.oppapers. Carlos P.

_1969 [30] . So Help Us God: The Presidents of the Philippines and Their Inaugural Addresses.[30] 34.[33] 37.[34] [34] [33] http://en.lawphil.asp [37] http://en. [31] Malaya.wikipedia. J. He is a descendant of Lakan Dula. The longest serving President was Ferdinand Marcos who served for 7. Ralph A. while imprisoned in 1939 because of his murder case against Julio Nalundasan.html> [35] http://www. Malaya. he had little popularity among the masses.362 days or more than 20 years and on the other hand. the Supreme Court judges decide to prune down his grade to 92. <http://www. Manila: Anvil. the result of which is impressive and after some deliberation on his grade.Bar_Trivia. Eduardo.[32] 36.[31] (Ferdinand Marcos) 35. [32] http://en.wikipedia. The Presidential Election of 1969 is one of the most colorful and presidential elections because 12 candidates ran for president. To put an end to controversies that Marcos cheated on the said exam despite the fact that he underwent oral examination. Diosdado Macapagal loved to be called the "Poor boy from Lubao" but ironically. a unique incident in the history of the bar examination happened when Ferdinand Marcos topped the examination with almost perfect score of 98.senate.‖ 2011. 200–214. 2004. Marcos was reelected for a second term becoming the first Filipino president to win a second[35] 39.attyralph. In the 1939 bar examination. and Solayman (1571–1898): Genealogy and Group Identity. he would have graduated ―magna cum laude‖.org/wiki/ graduated ―cum laude‖ but if he had not been put in jail for 27 days. Diosdado Macapagal’s father was a poet while his mother was a school teacher.01%.(Diosdado Macapagal) 33. 1990.[37] The Houses of Lakandula. Matanda. Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society 18.html [36] http://www. Jonathan E. ―Philippine Bar Exams Trivia. Ferdinand Marcos was the topnotcher in the senatorial elections in 1959 and was Senate President from 1959-1965. the shortest serving President was Sergio Osmeña who served only for 665 days or less than 2 years.[36] 40. Ferdinand pp.35%.

According to the official results of the COMELEC. the real winners for the 1986 Snap Elections were Ferdinand Marcos and Arturo Tolentino for President and VP of the Philippines. Marcos was able to impose order and reduce crime by strict implementation of the law and economic success of the Philippines during the initial part of his presidency is hard to dispel. 1987. respectively._1986 [41] http://en. a watchdog of COMELEC. The longest hours of brown-outs/power shortage all over the archipelago were experienced during the Aquino regime. <http://nobert-bermosa. p.‖ 27 June 2011. 142. Corazon Aquino: The Story of a Revolution.[42] [8] Bermosa.(Ferdinand Marcos) 41.[41] 48.[38] (Corazon Aquino) 45. Ferdinand Marcos built more schools.[40] 47. Corazon Aquino was the first woman President of the Philippines and was the country’s president during one of its darkest and lowest era. according to [42] . [8] 43.[39] 46. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines. Aquino and his running-mate Salvador Laurel won the elections.wikipedia. Numerous accomplishments of Ferdinand Marcos were overlooked after the so-called "People Power Revolution".blogspot. Several military coup d’etats were staged during Aquino’s administration to oust her from office due to her failure to upgrade the living condition of the Filipino people and to uplift the economic situation of the Philippines. [8] 42.html> [38] http://www. Lucy. One of the best times where Philippine economy reached its peak was during the 1970s where it was robust with budgetary and trade surpluses.[8] [39] Komisar. However. One of the major factors is the rose of [40] http://en. The GNP or Gross national Product of the Philippines during this period rose from P55 billion in 1972 to P193 billion in 1980. Nobert Soloria. hospitals and infrastructure than any of his predecessors combined.wikipedia.wikipedia.

(Fidel the lowest plurality in the Philippines’ history. <http://nobert-bermosa. Nobert Soloria. At present. This was bestowed to him by Queen Elizabeth II in 1995 for services to politics and government. the Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George or GCMG.[43] (Joseph Ejercito Estrada) 56.‖ Manila Bulletin. Fidel Ramos was known as the ―most-traveled President of the Philippines‖ compared to his predecessors with numerous foreign trips[45] 55. Ramos garnered only 23.blogspot.[8] 57. Fidel V. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines.58% of the vote. Ramos) 49. [43] 50. Fidel Ramos’ father was a politician and statesman while his mother was a school teacher. Joseph Estrada was the first mayor to computerize assessment of the Real Estate Tax in the Municipal Assessor’s Office. Fidel Ramos was the oldest person to become elected President of the Philippines at the age of 64._Ramos [44] http://wiki. Fidel Ramos is the only Filipino officer in history to have held every rank in the Philippine military from 2nd Lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief.html> [43] http://en. Ramos is also the only Filipino to receive an honorary British Knighthood from the United Kingdom. Ramos is a member of the Protestant United Church of Christ in the Philippines. Fidel Ramos won the seven-way race on May 11. Ramos. In addition. [46] http://ph.[43] 52.[44] 54.answers. the 12th Philippine President. 1992 narrowly defeating the popular Agrarian Reform Secretary Miriam Defensor-Santiago but despite winning. As history recorded os [45] ‖Happy 83rd Birthday Former President Fidel V.[46] [8] . The heaviest Philippine President is Joseph Estrada.[43] 53.[43] 51. is a 2nd degree cousin of Ferdinand Marcos.‖ 27 June 2011. Just take a look at his body built. 17 March 2011. Fidel Ramos is the first and only non-Catholic President of the Philippines. Ramos.

pp.[51] 64. Historically. So Help Us God: The Presidents of the Philippines and Their Inaugural Addresses. <http://nobert-bermosa. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was the first and only to date female Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines. [8] 63.‖ InterAksyon. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is the 2nd woman President of the country and the 2nd Philippine president—after Jose P. He is also the first mustached [50] ‖Gloria Arroyo. Jonathan E. former US President. [51] Malaya. 1 November 2005. [50] [8] Bermosa.[47] 59.wikipedia.[50] 62. Joseph and Luisa had 3 children. Eduardo. Laurel to pursue a lower office after their presidency. She was ranked 4th in the 2005 list.[48] 60. Forbes magazine included Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as one of the 100 Most Powerful Woman in the World from 2004-2009. 301–303. and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo were classmates at Georgetown University in the United States.‖ Forbes. [49] http://twist14. Joseph Estrada as a senator was one of the so-called ―Magnificent 12‖ who voted to terminate the RP-US Military Bases Agreement leading to the withdrawal of American servicemen from the Clark Air Base in Pampanga and the Subic Naval Base in Zambales.‖ 27 June 2011. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines.blogspot. J. Joseph Estrada was the only Philippine President to have allegedly resigned from office. [48] ‖’Magnificent 12’ members join 20th anniversary celebration of US bases[49] (Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) 61.tripod. TV5.html> [47] http://en. . The Most Powerful Women. 2004. Joseph Estrada is the first president to be a movie celebrity. Nobert Soloria. Bill Clinton. Pasig City: Anvil Publishing.(Joseph Ejercito Estrada) 58. 16 Sep 2011. Estrada is married to the first lady-turned-senator Luisa Pimentel.

being unmarried and having no children. [8] [55] 68. <http://nobert-bermosa.[52] [53] (Benigno Aquino III) 66. as Manuel L. Aquino is the fourth-youngest president after Emilio Aguinaldo. Nobert Soloria. <http://dreamcatcherrye. III.(Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) 65. Noynoy Aquino is the 2nd Philippine president not to drink alcoholic Benigno Aquino III is the first Ateneo de Manila University graduate to become Philippine President. Ramon Magsaysay and Ferdinand Marcos. He smoke up to 3 packs a day.html> [56] Quezon. [55] ―Philippine Presidents Trivia. Laurel did. ―Trivia on Aquino and> .ph/senators/former_senators/gloria_arroyo. as his middle the first president not to drink alcohol was Emilio Aguinaldo.[8] 72.wikipedia. Noynoy Aquino is the third-youngest person to be elected Philippine President. Aquino III was one of her students. He is the first Philippine president to deliver his State of the Nation Address entirely in Filipino.[56] 69. [56] 71. < Manuel L. [56] [8] Bermosa. Benigno Aquino III is the 8th Philippine President to be a smoker.‖ 2 September 2010. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was a former professor of economics at Ateneo De Manila University and the current Philippine President – Benigno [54] ―ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT.[54] 67. Quezon and Jose P.‖ 19 June 2010.‖ 26 July 2011.‖ 27 June 2011.htm [53] http://en.html> [52] http://www. The youngest was Ramon Magsaysay followed by Ferdinand Marcos. [56] 73. [8] 70. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines. In Addition. Simeon. Aquino is the 3rd president to use his second given name.abscbnnews. Benigno Aquino III is the first president to be a bachelor.

Mindanao has not yet produced a president. Of the 15 presidents. [8] [8] Bermosa. 12 were from Luzon. Father and daughter who became Philippine Presidents were Diosdado Macapagal and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.blogspot. 4 are Pampangueño and 2 were Visayan.wikipedia. G. Of the 15 Philippine presidents 8 were lawyers. 4 were Tagalogs. Of the 15 presidents of the Philippines. [8] 82. The tallest Philippine president was Ramon Magsaysay with a height of almost 6 ft and the shortest is Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo with a height of 4’11‖.wikipedia. ―Top 10 Philippine Political Mother Son Tandems.[58] 78. Ramos.top10evrything.html . ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines. Mother and son who became Presidents of the Philippines are Corazon Aquino and Benigno Aquino Estrada. [8] [57] Chris.‖ 27 June 2011. <http://www.[57] 76. Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III).com/bayani/libingan.[33] 80.html> [33] http://en. The last 5 Philippine Presidents were not lawyers (C.74. J. 3 from Visayas (Osmeña. Nobert Soloria. They are Emilio Aguinaldo and Joseph Estrada. 5 were Ilocanos.‖ 6 May 2011. 4 were teachers. [53] 75. 2 were engineers and one is an [59] http://corregidorisland.html?tmpl=component&print=1> [58] http://en. F. Two of the 15 Philippine Presidents were not degree holder or college graduate. Roxas and Garcia). 7 were soldiers. 2 are economists 2 were businessmen. Only two presidents were buried at the ―Libingan ng mga Bayani‖ – Garcia and Macapagal. [8] 77. <http://nobert-bermosa.[59] [53] http://en.wikipedia.

[8] 87. [8] 88. Presidents that graduated in the University of the Philippines were Laurel. Other Philippine Presidents who studied abroad were Corazon Aquino at the College of Saint Vincent in New York (US) and Manuel Roxas at St. three in September (Osmeña. <http://nobert-bermosa. Quirino. two in April (Erap and Arroyo). two in November (Quirino and Garcia) and one in February (Noynoy Aquino). Macapagal and Marcos). Three Philippine Presidents were born on the month of March (Aguinaldo. Magsaysay. [8] [8] Bermosa. Sergio Osmeña and Diosdado Macapagal. Roxas.blogspot. Joseph Academy (HS) in Hong Kong. Carlos Garcia in 1957 and Gloria MacapagalArroyo in 2001. Aquino). Philippine Presidents who married twice were Emilio Aguinaldo.83. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines. [8] 89. Marcos.‖ 27 June 2011. Laurel and Marcos). Laurel and Ramos). The president with the most children is Sergio Osmeña with 10 followed by Jose Laurel with 9 and the president with the least number of children is Carlos Garcia with only one child.html> . [8] 84. two in August (Quezon and Magsayasay). one in Manila South Cemetery (Quirino). Macapagal. one in Quezon Memorial Circle (Quezon) and one in Manila Memorial Park (C. Philippine Presidents who studied abroad were Jose Laurel in Yale University (US). two in January (Roxas and Cory Aquino). three on their hometown (Aguinaldo. Roxas and Magsaysay). Fidel Ramos in the United States Military Academy and University of Illinois and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at Georgetown University (US).com/2011/06/100-interesting-facts-aboutpresidents. [8] 86. Macapagal Arroyo and Ramos (HS). Nobert Soloria. Philippine Presidents who were elected while serving the remaining term of a predecessor were Elpidio Quirino in 1949. [8] 90. [8] 85. Three presidents were buried at Manila North Cemetery (Osmeña.

―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines. Nobert Soloria.thepoc. [53] 98.‖ 2 September Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s rating in the first quarter of 2003 made her the only Philippine President to achieve a negative net satisfaction rating in SWS opinion polling. Benigno Aquino was proclaimed on Wednesday. [62] ―Numbers trivia: Noynoy's 3. 5.[62] 96. Cesar Virata.blogspot.[63] 97. Noynoy Aquino promised to quit smoking if he wins the preferring to do it at the "appropriate" time. [60] 93.html> [53] http://en. or exactly 9 months after he proclaimed his candidacy on September 9. [61]> [63] ―Aquino Abolishes Assembly.abscbnnews. p. <http://www. ―Trivia on Aquino and Binay. Declares Interim Government.‖ 27 June Aquino III. June 30. <http://dreamcatcherrye. Noynoy Aquino is the first to use the suffix III (there have been no Juniors or the Thirds elected president previously).‖ 27 June 2010. During the presidential campaign of 2010 May Elections. ―The promises of Benigno Simeon C." Abante Tabloid Newspaper.html> .‖ Milwaukee Journal. is a grandnephew of Emilio Aguinaldo. 10 June 2010.‖ abs-cbnNEWS. 2009 (09/09/09). June 9.‖ 19 June 2010. III. President Carlos Garcia graduated at Silliman University and also studied at Philippine College of [55] ―Philippine Presidents Trivia. Manuel L. Aquino III.blogspot.3 [64] Dado. [61] 95.[64] [8] Bermosa. he decided later he would not quit smoking.91. Benigno Aquino is the first deputy speaker of the House to later become president. 9 & 10. However. 25 March 1986: Retrieved 30 Septemeber 2011. 6. [8] 92. [55] [56]> [60] "Trivia sa President-elect Benigno C. <http://www.html> [56] Quezon. Noemi Lardizabal.abs-cbnnews. Prime Minister of the Philippines from 1981 to 1986 during the Marcos regime. < <http://www. Benigno Aquino won the first computerized national elections in Philippine history.

practical person who writes not for herself. ―Amazing!‖. but for others who’ll read.99.noynoy-aquino. He relaxes by playing computer games. inquisitive. you may share this too to your family. And someday. Shooting and billiards are Aquino’s favorite pastimes but could no longer engage with these. hopefully. aren’t they? When you were reading.[65] 100.htm . is an Accountancy student in New Era University. and colleagues. This trivia are enjoyable to read. Hope you gain knowledge here. Thus. sharing this information and knowledge to others is such a great pleasure. Hopefully you were entertained reading this article. Ramon Magsaysay’s father was a blacksmith while his mother was a school teacher. How nice to see those expressions. Thank you for reading! Janneka T. I already know that‖. Nobert Soloria. Buen. ―Unbelievable‖.com/about. He worked as a chauffer to support his schooling. ―100+ Interesting Facts About the Presidents of the Philippines. Each have a trivial life. the She is a cheerful.‖ 27 June 2011.blogspot. ―Really?‖. She is an alumna of Imus Institute and Imus Pilot Elementary School. [8] Remarks The historical 15 presidents of the Philippines. friends. [8] Bermosa. have you said even one of these – ―Oh.html> [65] http://www. <http://nobert-bermosa.

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