The Best Philippine Presidents


The Top Ten

1 Ferdinand Marcos (10th President)

He's the only president to make peso equal to dollars. 1 peso = 1 US dollar. - hatcher234

The Philippine Strongman. In his time, our economy, though not anymore the 2nd richest country in Asia, was very progressive with the many infrastructural development in the Philippines.

It was necessary for him to declare martial law to prevent the Philippines from being communist and to discipline the Filipinos.

In 1986, the Philippines' downfall started. It became poor thanks to a housewife with no political experience being the Filipino president. Now, Benigno Aquino is the pres. Of the Philippines, wait for his incompetence!

Marcos shall be recognized as the Philippines' greatest president.

The Philippines met its downfall when we became buried with Marcos' debts. The consequences of his nasty reign as president came up after he was removed by the people in power. - crockydyle

I know he's corrupt and dictatorial, but still he was the one who made effective reforms and boosted our economy. He also enforced discipline and yes, fear, in every heart of the Filipino. But that helped somehow.

The most brilliant and competent president in the world.

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2 Benigno Aquino III (15th President) Benigno Aquino III (15th President)

Blaming others for the misfortunes of his government and taking credit for projects he did not make

Why the hell Filipinos?
What did this family ever do to help this country?
Do you not realize that they are leeches that have been feasting on our country for the past 29 years and counting?
Only the ignorant will recognize Aquino as being anything near what is considered "best"

Full of blame to his predecessor to cover his failures. It's useless because Filipinos knew the truth. Knock your punk (PANOT) head.

I think this the best president Ever.

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3 Ramon Magsaysay (7th President)

The makamasa president, exemplary leader, no nepotism in the goverment, e real and selfless public servant!

The first Philippine president to wear a barong tagalog in his inauguration.

He was a very humble President who helped many people. He was a selfless public servant who served his people especially the poor.

He is the most honest president in the Philippines

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4 Manuel L. Quezon (2nd President)

He did not allow Philippines to be a part of the U.S.A. but a commonwealth country separated from the states.

He deserves to be on top of the one who sold the entire country to the enemeis

I would rather have a country run like hell by Filipinos than a country run like heavens by the Americans, because however a bad Filipino government might be, we can always change it.

*Sigh* We would have been better without independence, our country knows nothing about running a country. You happy now? We were run like hell in the past century...We suffered, not you.

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5 Emilio Aguinaldo (1st President)

If not because of him we don't have a Republic right now and a Free country Only that I can say...

I chose him because he is the president who fought for his country unlike the other presidents.

Seriously? He killed Andres Bonifacio! And he corrupted the funds of Hong Kong Junta! Emilio Aguinaldo is NOT the best president

He is one of the biggest traitors in Philippine history. Seriously, having hidden agendas against people who actually have the desire to fight for their country? Like Andres Bonifacio?!

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6 Sergio Osmeña (4th President) V 3 Comments
7 Manuel Roxas (5th President)

Manuel Roxas is the best president.

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8 Jose P. Laurel (3rd President)

Best president in his time! He made agreement with the Japanese to avoid further bloodsheds. The Japanese were supposed to liberate us from U.S colonialism. But those cowards (U.S.A) dropped the nuke at civilians. Which is inhumane and evil.

Because he is good president for me

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9 Rodrigo Duterte (16th President) Rodrigo Duterte (16th President) Rodrigo "Rody" Roa Duterte, also known by the nickname Digong, is a Filipino lawyer and politician of Visayan descent who is the President-elect of the Philippines after topping the official Congressional canvass for the 2016 election.

The only president who is truly independent, fearless, loyal to the Filipinos' ideals and aspirations; one who believes in his people's abilities to work for their own progress and prosperity independent of external help. Long live Duterte, the hope and savior of the Filipinos, their survival and a guaranteed future of the youth.

He should be 1st because he is the only president who focuses on all big problems in this country one at a time and sometimes simultaneously like being friends with Russia and China and balance the foreign policy of the country so america wont get special treatment and also constructing large infrastructures on other places outside the capital, he also gets a lot of investments from countries like china, japan and russia and also some debts that is going to fund the agriculture department. He is also one of the only presidents who gave REAL CHANGES to the country the other president who gave this country change was Ferdinand Marcos.

It's true when he said "change is coming" big changes happened when he became the president. I think the Filipinos are not used for that change since corruption happens everyday in the Philippines so that's why they bash their own great president when he changed that horrible ways of the past government. I salute to this man.

The only president who had already done a lot for 5 months that his predecessors could do in 6 years.

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10 Carlos P. Garcia (8th President)

It's about time to re-assess the Filipino first culture, a distinct and self-progressive country. We need to revive the FILIPINO FIRST POLICY. In that way, Filipinos can control the economic growth and not influenced by other nationalities and also not to benefit a few Filipinos.

The first ever President who thought of Filipinos well being first... Thus, the " Filipino-First" policy

Oh what could have been? It seemed like Garcia had a vision for a more domestic sufficient country. A far cry from the current state of the republic.

A true nationalist peace loving president of the Philippines!

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The Contenders

11 Fidel V. Ramos (12th President)

RAMOS was a better leader than Madam Cory...

Let me remind you that it was under his leadership wherein we became one of Asia's Tiger Economy. Plus, he was the first ever president who was able to have a surplus budget. Not the best, but certainly a good one, in my opinion.

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12 Andres Bonifacio (Real First President)

Setting our country free from the Spain is more than any reforms and programs of our presidents because he has the will to abolish force labor, torture, sufferings, colonial rule, etc, but was killed by Aguinaldo and his men. Aguinaldo deserves to be the vice president

He must be considered the first President. Aguinaldo is a traitor and the head of Bonifacio's assassination and Luna's. Aguinaldo is a dictator.

He was the real deal. He was cheated on by votes during the election of presidency between Aguinaldo. When Aguinaldo knew that he was going to be a threat to him. Aguinaldo killed him and his brother, Procopio

Andres Bonifacio had a government (Katipunan) even before the Tejeros Convention. The reason he lost in the Tejeros Convention was it was held in Cavite where Aguinaldo lives. Inspired by Rizal, he then inspired many other Filipinos to start an uprising and start the 1896 Philippine Revolution.

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13 Diosdado Macapagal (9th President)

He's very humble and loves his country so much

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14 Corazon Aquino (11th President) Corazon Aquino (11th President) Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Aquino, popularly known as Cory Aquino, was a Filipina politician who was the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office and the first female president in Asia.

She's not the best... she's not even considered as a pure Filipino for me.. her loyalty belongs to China.. RIGHT?

If it wasn't for this degenerate, Philippines would have still been great. She didn't run for the country, she ran for revenge.

All she ever did was nothing. Democracy was already established in Philippines. I've wondered how she got the icon of Democracy. Fueled by her greed!

SHE'S not even qualified to bea president or a leader

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15 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (14th President) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (14th President) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 until 2010, as the 10th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and as member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga since 2010. She was the country's more.

He made a lots of highways, bridges, airport, seaport, and lots more. Don't be blind open your eyes and you will see the lots of changes in our country

But a lots of irregularities in every budget... You should open your eyes

Media needed a scapegoat and needed to point their camera of blame to her. What she's done for the country was very much downplayed and the controversies blown out of proportion. Media just makes negative thinkers/positive thinkers out of the things they show/repeatedly say to people. They owe something to the Aquinos, that much is true. And GMA has snubbed their pettiness so she got bad coverage throughout her term.

Arroyo, because she made a terminal (2001-2010) GDP growth which was higher than Marcos's.

She averaged a 4.5% quarterly growth, which was greater than three of her predecessors. The Philippine economy grew at its fastest pace at 7% real GDP growth, and was one of the few economies in the world to avoid contraction during the 2008 Financial Crisis that crippled the US and most of Europe. Arroyo's handling of the economy earned praise from other world leaders, putting the country back in shape despite persistent poverty, a high population growth rate, and uneven income distribution.

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16 Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada (13th President)

He was supposed to overhaul the peace and order of the country, mostly the Mindanao.

He did an all out war and captured most of the camps of rebel Muslims including Abubakar.

He should've been a great president if the people on the Philippines we're not that blinded by the media

He is also attached to the mass. He doesn't deserve the Edsa Does or People Power...only the Filipino people suffer after such

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17 Elpidio Quirino (6th President)

For me quirino is one of the best president for me from teacher to president isn't easy because he face a lot of challenges before being a president

He is the best President fit for those times of rebuildig a war torn country.

For me, he's the best president Philippines has ever had. Next to Bonifacio(If only Aguinaldo didn't kill him)

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1. Benigno Aquino III (15th President)
2. Sergio Osmeña (4th President)
3. Jose P. Laurel (3rd President)
1. Manuel L. Quezon (2nd President)
2. Ramon Magsaysay (7th President)
3. Sergio Osmeña (4th President)
1. Ferdinand Marcos (10th President)
2. Emilio Aguinaldo (1st President)
3. Ramon Magsaysay (7th President)

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