The President of the Philippines or locally known as "Ang Pangulo" is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. Philippines serves a term of six years in the office. The President of the Philippine heads the Executive Branch of the government that includes the Cabinet and all executive departments. The President of the Philippine is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Philippine has undergone many transition in the government from the First Philippine Republic going to the Fifth Philippine Repulic.
Philippine has a total of fourteen Presidents including. Below is the list of the Presidents of the Republic of the Philippines.
First Philippine Republic
EMILIO AGUINALDO y FAMY
First President of the Republic of the Philippines
June 12,1898 - March 23,1901
Commonwealth of the Philippines
MANUEL LUIS QUEZON y MOLINA
First president of the Philippine Commonwealth
Nov. 15, 1935-Aug. 1, 1944
SERGIO OSMENA, SR. y SUICO
Second President of the Philippine Commonwealth
August 1, 1944 - May 8,1946
Second Philippine Republic
JOSE PACIANO LAUREL y GARCIA
President of the Second Republic of the Philippines
October 14, 1943-August 15, 1945
Third Philippine Republic
MANUEL ROXAS y ACUNA
Last President of the Philippine Commonwealth
First President of the Third Republic of the Philippines
May 28, 1946-April 5, 1948
ELPIDIO QUIRINO y RIVERA
Second President of the Third Republic of the Philippines
April. 17, 1948 - December 30, 1953
RAMON MAGSAYSAY y DE FIERRO
Third President of the Third Republic of the Philippines
December 30, 1953-March 17, 1957
CARLOS GARCIA y POLISTICO
Fourth President of the Third Republic of the Philippines
March 18, 1957 - December 30,1961
DIOSDADO MACAPAGAL y PANGAN
Fifth President of the Third Republic of the Philippines
December 30-1961 - December 30, 1965
Fourth Philippine Republic
FERDINAND MARCOS y EDRALIN
Sixth and last President of the Third Republic of the Philippines December 30, 1965 - February 25, 1986
President of the Fourth Republic of the Philippines
June 30, 1981 - February 25,1986
Fifth Philippine Republic
CORAZON AQUINO y COJUANGCO
First President of the Fifth Republic of the Philippines
First Woman President of the Republic of the Philippines
February 26, 1986 - June 30, 1992
FIDEL RAMOS y VALDEZ
Second President of the Fifth Republic of the Philippines
June 30, 1992 - June 30, 1998
JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA y MARCELO
Third President of the Fifth Republic of the Philippines
June 30, 1998 - Jan. 20, 2001
GLORIA ARROYO y MACAPAGAL
Fourth President of the Fifth Republic of the Philippines
January 20, 2001 – Present
One of the greatest blessings in a country is the have people who strongly fight and stand up for what they believe in is right. They are a country's pride - the heroes. These men and women played a major part in ensuing the freedom of the Philippines.
The Philippine heroes are the people that have fought for freedom and independence or to fight back against oppression. Many of the Philippine heroes were revolutionaries in fight for independence against the colonizers. There are also those that have fought to uphold freedom and independence.
List of Philippine National Heroes
Dr. Jose Rizal - The National Hero.
Andres Bonifacio - The Great Plebian and Father of the Katipunan. General Gregorio del Pilar - Hero of the Battle of Tirad Pass. General Emilio Aguinaldo - President of the First Philippine Republic. Apolinario Mabini - Sublime Paralytic and Brains of the Revolution. Doña Teodora Alonzo y Realonda - Mother and first teacher of Jose Rizal. Father Mariano Gomez - One of the Priest of GOMBURZA.
Emilio Jacinto y Dizon - Brains of the Katipunan.
Cayetano Arellano - First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Father Jacinto Zamora - One of the three martyr priests, the GOMBURZA. GOMBURZA - Martyred Priests of 1872.
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