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Presidents of the Philippines: Their Achievements and Contributions

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Since independence in 1898 and the ratification of the Philippine Constitution in the First Republic, there have been 15 presidents. Starting with General Emilio Aguinaldo all the way to current president Benigno Aquino, this article details each president's particular contributions and achievements while in office.

1. Emilio Aguinaldo 1899-1901

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One way to remember the first president of the Philippines First Republic is to look at the five peso coin. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo's face used to grace the five peso bill (which is not used anymore). The back of the bill shows him holding the Philippine flag at the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • first (and only) president of the First Republic (Malolos Republic)
  • signed the Pact of Biak-na-Bato, creating a truce between the Spanish and Philippine revolutionaries
  • known as the President of the Revolutionary Government
  • led the Philippines in the Spanish-Philippine War and the American-Philippine War
  • youngest president, taking office at age 28
  • longest-lived president, passing away at 94

2. Manuel L. Quezon, 1935-1944

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After 34 years of Insular Government under American rule, Philippine voters elected Manuel Luis Quezon first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. He is known as the “Father of National Language” (Ama ng Wikang Pambansa). He died of tuberculosis in Saranac Lake, New York.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • first Senate president elected as President of the Philippines
  • first president elected through a national election
  • first president under the Commonwealth
  • created National Council of Education
  • initiated women’s suffrage in the Philippines during the Commonwealth
  • approved Tagalog/Filipino as the national language of the Philippines
  • appears on the twenty-peso bill
  • a province, a city, a bridge and a university in Manila are named after him
  • his body lies within the special monument on Quezon Memorial Circle

3. José P. Laurel, 1943-1945

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José P. Laurel's presidency is controversial. He was officially the government's caretaker during the Japanese occupation of World War II. Criticized as a traitor by some, his indictment for treason was superseded later by an amnesty proclamation in 1948.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • since the early 1960s, Laurel considered a legitimate president of the Philippines
  • organized KALIBAPI (Kapisanan sa Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas, or Association for Service to the New Philippines), a provisional government during Japanese occupation
  • declared Martial Law and war between the Philippines and the U.S./United Kingdom in 1944
  • with his family, established the Lyceum of the Philippines

4. Sergio Osmeña, 1944-1946

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Sergio Osmeña was the second president of the Commonwealth. During his presidency, the Philippines joined the International Monetary Fund.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • became president at 65, making him the oldest person to hold office
  • first Visayan to become president
  • joined with U.S. Gen. Douglas McArthur in Leyte on October 20, 1944 to begin restoration of Philippine freedom after Japanese occupation
  • Philippine National Bank was rehabilitated and the country joined the International Monetary Fund during his presidency
  • Bell Trade Act was approved by the U.S. Congress during his presidency
  • appears on the 50-peso bill

5. Manuel Roxas, 1946-1948

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Manuel Roxas was the fifth president of the Philippines: the third (and last) president under the Commonwealth, and the first president of the Third Republic of the Philippines. He held office for only one year, 10 months, and 18 days.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • inaugurated as the first president of the new Republic after World War II
  • reconstruction from war damage and life without foreign rule began during his presidency
  • under his term, the Philippine Rehabilitation Act and Philippine Trade Act laws were accepted by Congress
  • appears on the 100-peso bill

6. Elpidio Quirino, 1948-1953

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Elpidio Quirino served as vice president under Manuel Roxas. When Roxas died in 1948, Quirino became president.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • Hukbalahap guerrilla movement active during his presidency
  • created Social Security Commission
  • created Integrity Board to monitor graft and corruption
  • Quezon City became capital of the Philippines in 1948

7. Ramon Magsaysay, 1953-1957

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Ramon Magsaysay was born in Iba, Zambales. He was a military governor and an engineer. He died in an aircraft disaster while boarding the presidential plane.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • Hukbalahap movement quelled during his presidency
  • chairman of the Committee on Guerrilla Affairs
  • first president sworn into office wearing Barong Tagalog during inauguration
  • presidency referred to as the Philippines' "Golden Years" for its lack of corruption
  • Philippines was ranked second in Asia’s clean and well-governed countries during his presidency
  • established National Resettlement and Rehabilitation Administration (NARRA) among other agrarian reforms

8. Carlos P. Garcia, 1957-1961

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A lawyer, poet, and teacher, Carlos P. Garcia also served as a guerrilla leader during the Pacific War. Born in Bohol, Garcia serviced as vice president under Ramon Magsaysay and as secretary of Foreign Affairs for four years. He became president when Magsaysay died in 1957.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • known for “Filipino First Policy,” which favored Filipino businesses over foreign investors
  • established the Austerity Program focusing on Filipino trade and commerce
  • known as the “Prince of Visayan Poets” and the “Bard from Bohol”
  • cultural arts was revived during his term
  • was the first president to have his remains buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

9. Diosdado Macapagal, 1961-1965

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Born in Lubao, Pampanga, Diosdado Macapagal was a lawyer and professor. His daughter Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was the 14th, and second female, president of the Philippines.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • established the first Land Reform Law, allowing for the purchase of private farmland to be distributed in inexpensive, small lots to the landless
  • placed the Philippine peso on the currency exchange market
  • declared June 12, 1898 to be Philippines’ Independence Day
  • signed the Minimum Wage Law
  • created the Philippine Veteran’s Bank

10. Ferdinand Marcos, 1965-1986

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Born in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Ferdinand Edralin Marcos was a lawyer and Senate President for three years. He was president for 21 years. He ruled under martial law and his dictatorship was known for its corruption and brutality. Marcos was removed from office after the People Power Revolution.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • first president to win a second term
  • declared Martial Law on Sept. 22, 1972
  • increased the size of Philippine military and armed forces
  • by 1980 the Philippine GNP was four times greater than 1972
  • by 1986 the Philippines was one of the most indebted countries in Asia
  • built more schools, roads, bridges, hospitals, and other infrastructure than all former presidents combined
  • the only president whose remains are interred inside a refrigerated crypt

11. Corazon Aquino, 1986-1992

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The first woman president of the Philippines and the first woman to become president of an Asian country, Corazon Aquino was born in Paniqui, Tarlac. She was a prominent figure in the People Power Revolution that brought down Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship. Her husband, Benigno Aquino Jr., was a senator during the Marcos regime and its strongest critic. He was assassinated while Marcos was still in power.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • first woman to be president of the Philippines or any Asian country
  • restored democracy
  • abolished the 1973 Marcos Constitution and ushered in the new Constitution of the Philippines
  • reorganized the structure of the executive branch of government
  • signed the Family Code of 1987, a major civil law reform, and 1191 Local Government Code, which reorganized the structure of the executive branch of government
  • initiated charitable and social activities helping the poor and the needy
  • named “Woman of the Year” in 1986 by Time magazine
  • on the new 500-peso bill together with her husband Benigno Aquino

Received honors and awards including:

  • 100 Women Who Shaped World History
  • 20 Most Influential Asians of the 20th Century
  • 65 Great Asian Heroes
  • J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding

12. Fidel V. Ramos, 1992-1998

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Fidel V. Ramos was the chief-of-staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines before he became president. He was also a civil engineer. As president, he restored economic growth and stability in the country, even during the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997. He is the first, and so far the only, non-Catholic president of the Philippines.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • oversaw Philippine economic growth
  • presided over celebrations of Philippine Independence Centennial in 1998
  • received British Knighthood from the United Kingdom by Queen Elizabeth II (Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George)
  • hosted the fourth Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leader's Summit in the Philippines in 1996
  • Philippine Stock Exchange became an international favorite during his presidency
  • death penalty reinstated while he was in office
  • signed peace agreement with the rebel Moro National Liberation Front

13. Joseph Estrada, 1998-2001

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Known as Erap, Joseph Estrada was the first president who had been a famous film actor. His presidency was controversial. During his years in office economic growth was slow and he faced impeachment proceedings. He was ousted from the presidency in 2001. He was later convicted of stealing from the government but was pardoned. He ran unsuccessfully for president in 2010.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • during his presidency Moro Islamic Liberation Front headquarters and camps were captured
  • joined other leaders and politicians to try to amend the 1987 Constitution
  • cited as one of the Three Outstanding Senators in 1989
  • among the “Magnificent 12” who voted to terminate the agreement that allows for U.S. control of Clark Airbase and Subic Naval Base

14. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, 2001-2010

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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was the 14th, president of the Philippines (and the second female president). The Oakwood Mutiny occurred during her term. Arroyo oversaw road and infrastructure improvements and higher economic growth that presidents before her, but there was also controversy. The so-called "Hello Garci" controversy involved recordings that allegedly captured Arroyo ordering the rigging of the election that put her in office. In 2005 Arroyo faced impeachment proceedings related to the recordings but the impeachment failed. After she had left office Arroyo faced additional charges of election fraud and misuse of state funds.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • second female president of the country
  • first and only female vice-president of the Philippines so far
  • first president to take oath outside Luzon
  • former Economics professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, where current president Benigno Aquino III was one of her students
  • ex-classmate of former U.S. President Bill Clinton at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she maintained Dean’s list status
  • oversaw higher economic growth than the past three presidents before her
  • peso became the best-performing currency of the year in Asia in 2007
  • eVAT Law was implemented under her term
  • currently on the 200-peso bill

15. Benigno Aquino III, 2010-present

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Benigno Aquino III joined the House of Representatives and the Senate before his presidency. He is the first president who is a bachelor; he is unmarried and has no children.

Contributions and Achievements:

  • created the no "wang-wang" (street siren) policy
  • appointed statesman Jesse Robredo to serve as secretary of Interior and Local Government in 2010, where Robredo served until his death in 2012
  • initiated K-12 education in the Philippines
  • renamed the Office of the Press Secretary to Presidential Communications Operations Office and appointed new officers
  • suspended allowances and bonuses to Government Owed and Controlled Corporation and Government Financial Institution board members
  • oversaw 7.1% growth of the Philippine economy in 2012

A Final Note

In my opinion, the Philippine economy was stronger when Filipinos believed in and trusted their leaders. Many ex-presidents were lawyers or professors and citizens found them to be trustworthy. Those presidents were able to keep the economy strong even in the midst of financial crisis in the rest of the world.

The Philippine economy began to suffer when people lost trust in their leaders and began to rally. Here is what I think: We need great leaders, but what we really need right now are great followers. Bring back the Filipinos who used to respect and honor their commander-in-chief in spite of bad publicity. Bring back the good vibes. When the people feel positive, the stock market and the peso rise, investors become interested, jobs open up, and Filipinos are happy.


Comments

Gejorge on April 27, 2020:

Some weirdo that updated this article confused Diosdado Macapagal with his daughter, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on who's in the 200 peso bill. How do you mess that up?

jhon on March 09, 2020:

in 1960's marcos made the philippines ang pangalawa sa pinaka maginhawang bansa sa buong asya

Ayame on January 30, 2020:

Where is President Rodrigo Roa Duterte?

raph on January 10, 2020:

Didn't Magsaysay have more achievements than Quezon? just asked.

laryjen vicente on January 09, 2020:

why pres.duterte doesn't not here?

karen sandigan on November 25, 2019:

si du30

eeq on September 28, 2019:

Why pres. Duterte doesn't here

PS: Not an Aquino's fan.We need a better leader on September 26, 2019:

Bakit wala yong mga achievement ni Marcos na "One of the famous dictator leaders in the world". and "NUMBER 2 OF THE MOST CORRUPT LEADERS IN THE WORLD".

pati si erap "Obtaining the 10th place of the world most corrupt leader in the world in just 2 years of presidency"

anonymous on September 22, 2019:

for me, i don't consider emilio aguinaldo as our first president in the philippines tho it was written on this article but i don't agree with that. first and foremost, he's the one who ordered his fellowmen to kill antionio luna and andres bonifacio. he doesn't even listen to mabini's advices tho he always think about his self, not for his country. he even let the americans colonized our country that's why thousands of filipinos have been killed during his term. and for me, id on't consider him as one of our national heroes because he doesn't deserves to be calle a "hero"

ccvv on September 07, 2019:

I still admire Ferdinand Marcos , He is the best ,

E latreell on August 22, 2019:

Duterte is the best among the rest period hands down duterte the best in the business ❤️

GHEMS on May 23, 2019:

President FERDINAND E. MARCOS is the BEST and the most intelligent president of the Philippines.

Thinking on May 13, 2019:

Napakabias naman pag dating kay President Marcos. Tapos pag post kay cory parang pinagbibintangan pa na si Marcos ung nagpa-assassinate eh kamag anak naman ni kuring nagpapatay dyan.

Filipino Citizen on April 12, 2019:

World's 2nd most corrupt leader: marcos is favored by marcos fanatics. Rigged!

Baldomero Aguinaldo on March 24, 2019:

for me, Carlos P. Garcia is the best president so far.

Sam on March 06, 2019:

Correction on Gloria: her father Diosdado is in 200 peso bill, not her daughter Gloria

robrosar30 on February 28, 2019:

marcos and duterte

yokam on February 27, 2019:

why is Cory seem to get the longest list of achievements when she did almost nothing? something fishy/1

Magic on February 25, 2019:

Marcos is the best

Divine on February 12, 2019:

Marcos The Nation builder✌️

juerenn on January 31, 2019:

great help.....

Aquino; on January 30, 2019:

even though i was not able to vote by Marcos time, to me Marcos was the best and Duterte too..

valentin on January 20, 2019:

i guess the only president that has no contributions to the economy of the Philippines is the Pres Cory Aquino because there is no additional changes that gives benefits to the Filipino.

janiqyg jz on December 30, 2018:

nice news☻☺☺☺☻☻

Willy Dihar on December 14, 2018:

Hmm, it's interesting that former President Jose P. Laurel got 0 (maybe because his administration was a puppet government); same thing with former President Elpidio R. Quirino (maybe because of his gintong arinola issue); and former President Sergio S. Osmeña (maybe because he was a 'tuta ng 'kano). Thanks for uploading

Human on December 09, 2018:

Actually, Marcos was a good president at the start,then he declared martial law.Good point bruno

Human on December 09, 2018:

Good point

Human on November 16, 2018:

Why do so many people say Marcos is "best"? He (is) corrupt,killed many,and declared martial law on us. This is only my opinion, no offence

Ars on October 10, 2018:

Pls add President Duterte

Kihyun Kim on September 19, 2018:

pls add president duterte

Jovito Permejo on July 27, 2018:

President Ferdinand Marcos best of the best next is President Ramon Magsaysay

estela on June 23, 2018:

whats that

Julie on June 08, 2018:

Thanks my Assignment na ko po....

Mark joseph martinez on June 07, 2018:

Please always update your blog and please do add more interesting facts and info. Thanks

joyie on March 03, 2018:

Gloria Arroyo currently on 200 peso bill? hmmm?

Janella on February 04, 2018:

No Duterte? I need it for my project. But i understand because his term is not finished yet so Yeah

reynaldo on November 28, 2017:

tanks for this page i have my assigment

Ryza on October 27, 2017:

not in the list si duterte?

Because its my project.

Jo on September 10, 2017:

Marcos also built

-108 state universties and colleges

-37 highschools - prmoting skilled workers

-20 Power Plants including Bataan Power Plant

- several roads, bridges and highways including San Juanice Bridge- total of 11,478 kilometers

- 230, 000 thousand housing units

-Philippine heart Center, Lung Center, Kidney Center, Philippine Orthoepdic Center, Folk Arts theater, PICC, Nayong Pilipino, NAIA Terminal 1, LRT, NLEX-SLEX

Richard Escobido on August 18, 2017:

I voted for GMA. She is brilliant and an economist. She is not into popularity. She was a working President in her times.

Nevertheless, I have high regards to all our Presidents!

Bobby A. on July 09, 2017:

Declaration of martial law in the Philippines during Marcos administration was not the first one. Just saying. :)

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on April 10, 2017:

Heart center, Kidney, Lung, Children's hospital, PGH, PICC, BLISS, Kadiwa, Metro Aide.This is what Marcos did in 20 years. That's kinda slim for 20 years.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on April 06, 2017:

It is very interesting reading this article, and highly informative. I also think it is in general, quite objective. However, I just want to point out, you said "Marcos built more schools, roads, bridges, hospitals, and other infrastructure than all former presidents combined". He also had 20 years in power to do that, far more time that other presidents who were in power for four years and later, six years (except GMA who had 9 years).

zey on March 23, 2017:

I'm wondering if Some information were intentionally not listed or not enough knowledge

Eio on March 08, 2017:

I'm the great grandson of elpidio Quirino... I am just putting it out there, Marcos made our country very corrupt and I definitely think there are so much more better presidents than him. I mean he was the most corrupt president ever. I'm not saying my lolo is the best but (I'm sure y'all know) he is definitely better than Marcos.

loloy on February 27, 2017:

love it all good gob.

JUNRIEL J. on January 23, 2017:

Ferdinand Marcos have 48% vote because he is a good leader, a true leader who help his countrymen. and I heat the words

"his dictatorship was known for its corruption and brutality."!!!

I love Ferdinand Edralin Marcos administration.

Gonzales, Christian Dave on December 06, 2016:

He is the one that idolized President even though there is so many against to him ... But honestly my Great GrandMother told me everything why he declared martial law that's why i voted him

kri on December 06, 2016:

i voted for manuel l quezon i do not like ferdinand marcos because he ordered to kill ninoy aquino and to close abs cbn

Mario on November 28, 2016:

Intersting and informative however, it perhaps a more robust or thorough research can be made to list down notable or significant contributions and achievements of each President. This is just my opinion, I am no expert, but I still commend how well this was written and published.

Dhudz on November 21, 2016:

nice idea ^_^

john on November 21, 2016:

Im glad that Philippines experienced the presidency ruling of Ferdinand Marcos even the big critics he encountered during his term. Because of him great projects he had made in which we are still using today. thanks to you President Ferdinand Marcos , your the best president i known.

mathew on November 14, 2016:

there is no rodrigo duterte?

Niño on October 26, 2016:

The Greatest President no doubt is Ferdinand Marcos

ferwyn on October 15, 2016:

the best pres. marcos and the duterte philippines need to lead our country b'cos crime and drugs iron fist of our Leader fear of people of our leader become a mush better country

ken on October 10, 2016:

duterte is the only president that have many contribution in his first 100 days than the other presidents for me duterte must re-elect after his term. he is the best . #duterte #bestpresident

jimcool on September 21, 2016:

Marcos is the best! Rock n roll! :-D

Cranky on September 13, 2016:

Yeah Marcos all the way! I hope Duterte can bring back the way Marcos disciplined his countrymen.

gerlene on September 06, 2016:

Duterte is best president ever

Writey on August 20, 2016:

Ok, so i just compared the list of achievement of FEM and CA, FEM's medals and honors wasn't listed plus the achievements listed on FEM's is lacking.

pmaing24 on August 03, 2016:

Thank you so much for making this page im so happy for the author :) It helped me get so much information just perfect for our project. Once again thank you :)

#ImHappyToBeAFilipino

jessica on July 23, 2016:

thank you.

rhen on July 20, 2016:

thank you for the info :) i've learned a lot.

rhen on July 20, 2016:

thank you for the info

Marcos Pa rin on July 18, 2016:

your biased esp with FM.what did cory do?

Patricia on July 16, 2016:

President Marcos was the best.

April Joy... on March 08, 2016:

Hello.. Dear.. I mean the one upload this article.. I love this.. And thank you because I will be able now to pass my assignment...

owen28000xd on March 02, 2016:

Thank you for making this. It helped me in my super hard project. But it needs more improvement. I can suggest that you make this a sticky page where people can see this website. But thanks by the way!!!!!!!

#impressed

Pedro Barucbuc Mencias on February 20, 2016:

Sa dinami-dami ng nag-komento, aywan ko kung may nakapansin na MALI yong DATE na nakalagay sa term of office ni ex President F. Marcos! Di ba dapat 1965 to 1986 hindi 1965 to 1886!?

Aarrgg on February 11, 2016:

Is renaming the office of the Press Secretary an achievement?

Wow!!! He has a really low standards for achievement.

Maybe we should add that he finish elementary school an achievement too!!!

JaneF on February 07, 2016:

" built more schools, roads, bridges, hospitals, and other infrastructure than all former presidents combined" One of Marcos' accomplishments? Seriously? He has stayed in power for 21 years so duh this is logical. But don't forget that he literally crippled our country by not building transportation infrastructure that will connect our islands like TRAINS! On their last few years of power, building the LRT was one of their last ditch efforts to save his regime. But yah the power of the people prevailed.

hannah on January 11, 2016:

Thanks for this site!! Pr))oblem solve :)----

anon101 on December 26, 2015:

the "a final note" though.

i think the same wat.

btw, thanks

jean gal on December 14, 2015:

Ferdinand AMrcos is still the best president

redcocinelle@yahoo.com on November 07, 2015:

Hello Guys, take your time to study about The Philippines history and its political history, lets us not point fingers, to lead is an enormous task, and no perfect leader other than God, even Moses whom God used mightily at some point failed God so he was not allowed to enter the Promise Land! But think about this I mean each one of us, what can we contribute to our Bansang Sinilangan, startin you community where you live, think about that! Let us learn to forget and give back! God bless you all! By the way I prefer Pres. Marcos8

Henryv on October 10, 2015:

So funny that for Marcos, HE regressed from 1965 to 1886? By the way, I think that is right, he is still FRESH after all these years, thanks for Tupperware, HE is still sealed 100%. Must be a typo, but he is a typo himself, but if not for him my mom would not have allowed me to go medical school in Manila. Great comments everyone.

kkk on September 25, 2015:

Marcos is the Best President

jade luzorata on September 12, 2015:

ferdinand marcos"

Juan Sipag on September 09, 2015:

Aquino is the worst president of all time

Mac on August 31, 2015:

Why did Marcos got almost half of the 4500 people who voted for their favourite president even if he is known for corruption and brutality?

BatoDos on July 21, 2015:

Here is an excerpt from Lee Quan Yew on what he had to say about Marcos and the Filipino people.....

"There was no reason why the Philippines should not have been one of the more successful of the ASEAN countries. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was the most developed, because America had been generous in rehabilitating the country after the war. Something was missing, a gel to hold society together. The people at the top, the elite mestizos, had the same detached attitude to the native peasants as the mestizos in their haciendas in Latin America had toward their peons. They were two different societies: Those at the top lived a life of extreme luxury and comfort while the peasants scraped a living, and in the Philippines it was a hard living… They had many children because the church discouraged birth control. The result was increasing poverty.

Something had gone seriously wrong. Millions of Filipino men and women had to leave their country for jobs abroad beneath their level of education. Filipino professionals… are as good as our own. Indeed, their architects, artists, and musicians are more artistic and creative than ours… The difference lies in the culture of the Filipino people. It is a soft, forgiving culture. Only in the Philippines could a leader like Ferdinand Marcos, who pillaged his country for over 20 years, still be considered for a national burial. Insignificant amounts of the loot have been recovered, yet his wife and children were allowed to return and engage in politics."

Eevo Crisóstomo on July 09, 2015:

Wow. Complete information about their contribution. Very helpful sa mga students. And to those people na hindi pa ganun kalawak ang kaalaman. Kudos!

I voted Ferdinand Marcos as my favourite.

1. Ferdinand Marcos

2. Ramon Magsaysay

3. Manuel Quezon

4. Carlos Garcia

5. Manuel Roxas

6. Gloria Arroyo / Corazon Aquino

ashanasreen29 on June 10, 2015:

to all presidents thank s for alll

twentyfive (author) on May 03, 2015:

reference only

potato marble on May 03, 2015:

can I use this for my project making? for reference only.

Nyc1996 on March 24, 2015:

Marcos was the best president in my own opinion. It was under his term when the Philippine Economy was the best in Asia. In his term, one dollar was equal to one peso.

edenson on March 17, 2015:

guys, can you explain me why Marcos has the highest vote????

E,boyz on March 05, 2015:

marcos is the best than other president of the philippines

marlopez on February 25, 2015:

MARCOS is the BEST!

Roselito Jangjang on February 22, 2015:

To me, the top 5 presidents of the Philippines were

1. R. Magsaysay

2. C. Aquino

3. M. Quezon

4. M. Roxas

5. F. Ramos

sm on January 19, 2015:

vote for President Ferdinand E. Marcos

Vg on January 07, 2015:

I vote president Emilio aguinaldo

Vg on January 07, 2015:

Love all president

Juan Mallanao on January 01, 2015:

I vote for the greatest, President Ferdinand E. Marcos...

zoe paghubasan on December 13, 2014:

I love learning so much

martina zoe paghubasan on December 12, 2014:

I love my home my life and president on philipines kumusta means how are you

IHate on December 04, 2014:

Pinoy.

jessie on October 17, 2014:

can you please put their issues during their term??

reggie on October 17, 2014:

Marcos parin!

twentyfive (author) on October 01, 2014:

My pleasure. She is at the back of the 200 peso bill..taking an oath