The Best Philippine Presidents


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Ferdinand Marcos (10th President)
He's the only president to make peso equal to dollars. 1 peso = 1 US dollar.


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.
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.
[Newest]Unfortunately Philippine History writers rewrite the histories that Marcos was not the greatest of all. And that's bull.
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2Benigno Aquino III (15th President)
Good governance and fight against corruption, AFP modernization to safeguard Philippine territory, I vote for him even though he signed the cyber crime law.
Blaming others for the misfortunes of his government and taking credit for projects he did not make
[Newest]Favor only for his allies -

3Ramon 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.
[Newest]He was the first president to took a pictorial with a barong tagalog.

4Emilio Aguinaldo (1st President)
I chose him because he is the president who fought for his country unlike the other presidents.
If not because of him we don't have a Republic right now and a Free country Only that I can say...
The one who fight for the Philipine Independence along with Andres Bonifacio. Declared the independence of the country. He Became the First President of the Philipine Republic (The first republic in Asia). He may be better than Pres. Marcos if not because of the controversies of Bonifacio Execution.
[Newest]Because he is brave president and he is friendly and not corrupt than other president

5Manuel 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
He was the best president for me because he give hope for poor Pilipino..

6Manuel Roxas (5th President)

7Sergio OsmeƱa (4th President)

8Jose P. Laurel (3rd President)

9Diosdado Macapagal (9th President)
Because of his simplicity
He's very humble and loves his country so much

10Corazon Aquino (11th President)
She's not the best... she's not even considered as a pure Filipino for me.. her loyalty belongs to China.. RIGHT?
Her greatest legacy is completing the unfinished struggle for the return of freedom and democracy to our nation and ending the rapacious plunder and economic disaster brought by Marcos, his cronies and corrupt generals. Cory took great personal risks and even greater courage to fight and quell 21 coup attempts and military power grabs by Enrile, Honassan and their cronies. Posterity and our nation will forever be indebted to her for leading us back to constitutional democracy and bequeathing to Ramos the foundation and promise of a robust democratic society.
From plain housewife to president... big leap...
[Newest]She is a good leader even if there are many critics but still she gave the country back to democracy

The Contenders

11Carlos 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.

12Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada (13th President)
He was supposed to overhaul the peace and order of the country, mostly the Mindanao.
Best also like president Marcosthis two only have vision for progress andwords as a true leader

13Fidel V. Ramos (12th President)
Under Ramos the chinese occupied the spratly islands...!
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.
RAMOS was a better leader than Madam Cory...

14Andres Bonifacio (Real First President)

15Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (14th President)
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.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was credited for stablilizing our economy. I credit her for making the economy of this country a strong and stable one that we have right now.
[Newest]She was never too far from Marcos. This women is a great leader.

16Ivan Cometa (16th President)
He gave us rice bags!

17Elpidio Quirino (6th President)
President Quirino is the rebuilder of a war torn nation.

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