El Presidente

Topics: Philippines, President of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino Pages: 3 (1007 words) Published: September 2, 2013


General Emilio F. Aguinaldo| January 23, 1899- April 1, 1901| * Aguinaldo is best remembered for the proclamation of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898, in Kawit, Cavite. * Youngest president – he became the country’s leader at age 28 * one of the active leaders of KKK * First president of the Philippines First Republic (a.k.a. Malolos Republic). * Aguinaldo was on the 5-peso bill (which is not used anymore, instead his head-profile is on the 5-peso coin)| Manuel L. Quezon| November 15, 1935- August 1, 1944| * He served in the revolution, fighting in Tarlac, Pampanga, and Bataan, and ended up with the rank of major. * President of the Philippine Senate, created by the Jones Law. He was also top man of the ruling Nacionalista Party. * first president elected through a national election * he made Tagalog / Filipino as the national language of the Philippines * his body lies within the special monument on Quezon Memorial Circle| Jose P. Laurel | October 14, 1943- August 15 1945| * he was considered as the legitimate president of the Philippines. * he organized KALIBAPI (KapisanansaPaglilingkodsaBagongPilipinas). * he declared Martial Law in 1944 * he and his family developed the establishment of Lyceum of the Philippines| Sergio Osmena| August 1, 1944- May 28, 1946| * He was 65 when he became president– making him the oldest president to hold office * He was the first Visayan to become president. * He joined US Gen. Douglas McArthur in Leyte on October 20, 1944 starting the freedom of the Philippines from the Japanese during World War II. * Sergio Osmena appears on the 50 peso bill| Manuel A. Roxas| May 28, 1946- April 15, 1948| * He was popularly known as the “First President of the Third Republic.” * under his term, the Philippine Rehabilitation Act and Philippine Trade Act laws were accepted by the congress...
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