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.

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.

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.

Only president that made me define myself as Filipino. Now it's so confusing. Are we little brownamericans are we Chinese or are we Hispanics. Under Marcos government offices in Pilipino, OPM, arts, culture, traditions were enhanced. Discipline reign supreme. The Filipinos are not ready for freedom. Freedom to them means lawlessness, arrogance, inconsideration. You can see it in how people fail to fall in line they crowd each other boarding and disembarking airplanes. A laughing stock in first world countries. You see it in blatant disobedience of street rules and laws. You see it in the greedy cops that stop you only to get money from you. You see it at the airport asking for merienda. You see it in cars jockeying for position to be first. You see it in jeepneys the number one lawbreakers at nite time you see it in abject poverty So many homeless sleeping on sidewalks. The GDP is not a reflection of a Filipino family. The new generation are just there indifferent to political dynasty ...more

2 Benigno Aquino III (15th President) Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Cojuangco Aquino III (born February 8, 1960) is a Filipino politician who served as the 15th President of the Philippines from 2010 until 2016.

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

Worst President of the Philippines

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

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"

This benigno aquino is the worse president ever...number 1 corrupt... BIG BIG LIER - jonathan181979

3 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.

No doubt he was the best Philippine President of all time... He has quick action whatever the program he wants for the goodness to all Filipinos of this country...

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.

President Rodrigo Duterte is nothing but a dictator. He is even worse than Joseph Estrada, he's vile, evil and executes innocent civilians because they were taking drugs. He is selling the country for the sake of China's interests. I hate him with a passion, the longer he stays in office, it will show how much China will have control over us. He is a sellout. He threatened to censor journalists for countering his views and perspectives. I don't like him with a passion.

4 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.

A war hero. During his time, it was the Philippine's Golden years. Trade and Industry flourished. His regime was the cleanest and was almost corruption free. No favoritism and No one is above law during his time. There was peace and order, he was an expert in counter insurgency. Also, he was successful against the rebels. He gave land to the landless.

5 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.

One of the worst to be exact when the empire invaded the Philippines during 1940's he fled out of country leaving the nation under Japanese rule. Never even contributed during the 1896 revolution against Spain. surrendered automatically during the war against the U.S. on 1899. some even call him a hero...seriously people?

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

True nationalist who loves the Philippines. There's a reason why they call the american occupation as 40 years in Hollywood. It's because of him and Sergio, two of most prolific politicians of Philippine history.

6 Emilio Aguinaldo (1st President) Emilio F. Aguinaldo (March 22, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a Filipino revolutionary, politician, and a military leader who is officially recognized as the first and the youngest President of the Philippines and first president of a constitutional republic in Asia. He led Philippine forces first against more.

He was a young patriot who help built our so called Philippine Republic gave us the identity of a "Filipino" not as Indio, design the flag, propose our national athem, our army. He & his compatriots fought during the revolution that gave us many victories in major battles...leaving us a legacy that cannot be broken. Despites his outstanding contribution for the nation, we was called a traitor by others even historians who envyed his accomplishment~ always in cycle he was blamed for the death of Bonifacio & Luna (whom had never been eager enough to learn & understand his story and struggles during those chaotic time). He sacrifice his wealth, youth, time, talents, sweat & blood even his name. So that our generations and the next may able to enjoy ourselves on our own land owned by our race.

He was a better president and a hero if you learn his biography.

He may not be prefect being a young president but the legacy he built ~ the birth of the Republic of the Philippines.

Despite he was ridicule by modern day uneducated Filipinos.

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

7 Sergio Osmeña (4th President)

Ode wow

Benigno heis not a good president eevveerr...

He's a very gentleman president. To know more about him. Why not read about the presidents in

8 Manuel Roxas (5th President)

He is so not great

O,I forgot.In the opposite!

Manuel Roxas is the best president.

9 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.

Read history

Because he is good president for me

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 patriot and has real love for Filipino culture. Dubbed as the Prince of Visayan Poetry. A bar exam topnotcher but chose to use his brilliance to teach the youth by becoming a high school teacher in Bohol. Climbed his way to presidency. He was not from a political clan.

The Contenders

11 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?

I voted only to argue about this, corazon is overall the worst president freed the members of the communist party to further sabotage the economy closed down marcos's powerplant so people won't remember him destroyed the economy for during marcos time 1 peso = 1 dollar and many more reasons the balance whether she is a good president or bad is not slowly but fast turning to the bad side

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!

12 Andres Bonifacio (1st President [unofficial])

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

He deserves to be included in the list of Presidents more than that traitor Aguinaldo.

13 Diosdado Macapagal (9th President)

He is well focused when it comes to agriculture, his program was really helped farmers. Because being less-fortunate person he studied hard and who guess that a less fortunate person can be a president of a country.

He's very humble and loves his country so much

Because of his simplicity

14 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

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

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.

This economics genius was definitely one of the great presidents. Within the span of her term, she brought back the Philippines Economy into shape. She did even made the Peso as the best performing currency in the year 2007. Like Marcos, she also empowered the construction of several infrastructures. She deserves to be recognized.

15 Fidel V. Ramos (12th President)

Under Ramos the Chinese occupied the Spratly Islands...!

RAMOS was a better leader than Madam Cory...

No scandals. No brownouts.

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.

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.

May puso, true leader.

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

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.

President Quirino is the rebuilder of a war torn nation.

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