Who are the 6 Ilocano Presidents of the Philippines?

We have compiled the lists of Ilocano Presidents from June 12, 1898, to the present. And there are 6 Ilocano Presidents on this list.
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Elpidio Quirino – 6th President of the Philippines

April 17, 1948 – December 30, 1953

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On November 16, 1890, Elpidio Rivera Quirino was born at the Vigan Provincial Jail in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. He was the third child born to Gregoria Rivera y Mendoza of Agoo, La Union, and Mariano Quirino y Quebral of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur.

In Aringay, La Union, Quirino spent his formative years. He completed his studies and received his elementary education in his hometown of Caoayan, where he worked as a barrio teacher.

At Vigan High School, he finished his secondary education. In 1911, he completed his studies at Manila High School and passed the first-grade civil service test.

On April 17, 1948, Quirino took the oath to become President two days after Manuel Roxas died. The nation was declared to be mourning over Roxas’ passing as his first formal act as President.

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Ramon Magsaysay – 7th President of the Philippines

December 30, 1953 – March 17, 1957

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Born in Iba, Zambales, on August 31, 1907, Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay was of mixed Tagalog, Ilocano, Spanish, and Chinese ancestry. His parents were blacksmith Exequiel Magsaysay y de Los Santos and Chinese mestizo schoolteacher Perfecta del Fierro y Quimson.

Magsaysay defeated the incumbent Elpidio Quirino in a resounding victory in the 1953 presidential election. The first by a president of the Philippines, he assumed the pledge of office while wearing the Barong Tagalog. Then, he was referred to as “Mambo Magsaysay.”

During the Cold War, he was a strong ally of the US and a vociferous opponent of communism. To quell communist-Marxist movements in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Southwestern Pacific, he oversaw the establishment of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, popularly known as the Manila Pact of 1954.

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Ferdinand Marcos – 10th President of the Philippines

December 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986

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Mariano Marcos and Josefa Edralin gave birth to a son named Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos into the world on September 11, 1917, in the municipality of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte.

He received a bar topnotcher (top scorer) title in 1939 with a score of 92.35%. He received a cum laude degree. He was inducted into the worldwide honor organizations Pi Gamma Mu and Phi Kappa Phi, which honored him 37 years later with its Most Distinguished Member Award.

Marcos made agriculture, industry, and education advancements during his first term in office. Still, after enforcing martial law in 1972, his later years in office were characterized by widespread government corruption, economic stagnation, political repression, and the steady rise of a communist insurgency.

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Carlos P. Garcia – 8th President of the Philippines

March 18, 1957 – December 30, 1961

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On November 4, 1896, Garcia was born in Talibon, Bohol, Philippines, to Bangued, Abra natives Policronio Garcia and Ambrosia Polestico.

Garcia led the Philippine delegation to the SEATO conference that was being held in Canberra, Australia, on the sad day of President Magsaysay’s untimely death, March 17, 1957. 

Vice President Garcia boarded a plane to return to Manila after being informed of the tragedy. 

He immediately reported to Malacañang  Palace after arriving to take over the presidency. 

On March 18, 1957, at 5:56 PM, Chief Justice Ricardo Paras of the Supreme Court administered the oath of office. The first things President Garcia did were to announce a day of national mourning and to preside over Magsaysay’s funeral rites.

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Fidel V. Ramos – 12th President of the Philippines

June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998

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Born in Lingayen, Pangasinan, on March 18, 1928, Fidel Valdez Ramos spent his early years in the municipality of Asingan.

He was the foremost and only Protestant to date to be elected President of a nation, with a majority of Roman Catholics at his inauguration in 1992. He was also the superior Filipino officer in history to have held every position in the Philippine military, from Second Lieutenant to Commander-in-Chief.

Economic growth, technological advancement, political stability, and adequate provision of basic necessities to the populace defined the first three years of his administration. He supported party platforms as a framework and plan for government. 

As the founder of Lakas-CMD, he was the first Christian Democrat to be elected (Christian-Muslim Democrats Party). He was an influential figure and the unofficial representative of liberal democracy in Asia.

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Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr. – 17th President of the Philippines

June 30, 2022 – Present

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Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., also known as Bongbong Marcos, was born on September 13, 1957, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines. His parents were Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos. 

At the National Museum of the Philippines on June 30, 2022, Marcos Jr. accepted the pledge of office as the 17th President of the Philippines. Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo conducted the oath.

We Ilocanos must be proud of our previous Ilocano Presidents, that contributed a lot to our country. We need to support our current Ilocano President, Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr., so our country will be great again.

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