The Best Philippine Presidents


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1Ferdinand 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.

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.

Very intelligent and powerful.

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2Benigno Aquino III (15th President)


Favor only for his allies -

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

Only president to care about our economy

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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.

The first president who wore a barong tagalog

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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.

He is bull. I hope he's in hell now. Useless President.

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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

The Hero of the Jewish Refugees during the age of World War. A Father of Philippine National Language.

He is the president to give us our national language! - micoytancinco12

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6Manuel Roxas (5th President)

Manuel Roxas is the best president.

7Sergio Osmeña (4th President)
8Jose P. Laurel (3rd President)
9Diosdado Macapagal (9th President)

He's very humble and loves his country so much

Because of his simplicity

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?

From plain housewife to president... big leap...

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.

She is a good leader even if there are many critics but still she gave the country back to democracy

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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.

He established the Austerity Program focusing on Filipino trade and commerce and he is a Teacher

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12Joseph "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.

Best also like president Marcosthis two only have vision for progress andwords as a true leader

May puso, true leader.

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13Fidel V. Ramos (12th President)

Under Ramos the chinese occupied the spratly islands...!

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.

No scandals. No brownouts.

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14Andres Bonifacio (Real First 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.

That's Aguinaldo. Coward! If he sees someone is a threat, he'll kill him. So coward. He's a demon. Go for Bonifacio. 💜

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

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15Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (14th President)

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.

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

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

She was never too far from Marcos. This women is a great leader.

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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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