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.

Declared Martial Law to prevent the Philippines from being communist

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2 Benigno Aquino III (15th President) 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

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

Worst President of the Philippines

he is bad

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3 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.

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.

The best president in the world better than old ones and want a constitutional change to have a better country from poverty.

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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.

He was the porr president in all time

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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.

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.

The best

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6 Emilio Aguinaldo (1st President) 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.

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

People forget the mistakes he made was due to the fact he was only 29 years old. He did not want Bonifacio killed but the elite democracy voted for him to make the order. There also is no proof of his scheming to have Luna assassinated as well. He gave us independence, the first Asian constitutional republic, and the first to declare war against a foreign power during the Philippine-American War. Not to mention, he was intelligent and a great military leader.

He is one of my favorite Presidents here in the Philippines! #MABUHAY SI GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO Y FAMY! 😎😎😎😎😎😎

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7 Sergio Osmeña (4th President) 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) Manuel Roxas (5th President)

He is so not great

Manuel Roxas is the best president.

O,I forgot.In the opposite!

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 true nationalist peace loving president of the Philippines!

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The Contenders

11 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!

Her transition leadership prevented civil war that countries like Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria experienced.

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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 is not even an official president of a country he never even liberated a province... he was only a president of a organization... the Katipunan on which never even recognized as a country.. they are only a league of councils.

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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 (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.

The president that I idolize and got latch out by some ignorant opposition.. I consider her the best because she reach regions that is barely reach by others. She think in advance and got duped by her allies.. She has issues but every president does have issues.. I hope she passed the ZTE deal unlike the monopolize internet in our country with super expensive internet but so slow in providing services..

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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.

2nd best

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

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.

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.

President Quirino is the rebuilder of a war torn nation.

The best

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1. Ferdinand Marcos (10th President)
2. Ramon Magsaysay (7th President)
3. Manuel L. Quezon (2nd 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)
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