6 Filipino Presidents Before And After Their Terms

6 Filipino Presidents Before And After Their Terms

Being president is stressful and in may take a toll to someone. Presidents take care of a lot of things to run the whole nation and to keep it intact.

Leaders have to take care of a lot of things as part of their duties as the nation’s top political figure. Presidents tend to look different in their six-year term. The following are the last six presidents of the Philippines before and after their terms.

Benigno Aquino III (2010-2016)

6 Filipino Presidents Before And After Their Terms

After his mother died in 2009, the Filipinos felt nostalgic that catapulted Noynoy’s presidency. His popularity helped him win the top seat in the country.

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (2001-2010)

6 Filipino Presidents Before And After Their Terms

Being the vice-president at that time, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took over the presidency after her predecessor’s impeachment. Her term lasted for nine years. Recently, the court dismissed graft cases against her.

Joseph “Erap” Estrada (1998-2001)

6 Filipino Presidents Before And After Their Terms

He started as a well-liked action star and he entered politics. His presidency was cut short by a jueteng scandal that led to his impeachment. Erap is called the Richard Nixon of the Philippines.

Fidel V. Ramos (1992-1998)

6 Filipino Presidents Before And After Their Terms

Dubbed as the general who shaped the history of the Philippines, FVR led a group of rogue soldiers to a coup attempt in 1989. He is the first Protestant president to lead the country out darkness that crippled the homes and businesses.

Corazon Aquino (1968-1992)

6 Filipino Presidents Before And After Their Terms

Corazon “Cory” Aquino lost the snap elections, but supporters of the senator’s widow said that the elections is a kaput. Cory made history being the first woman Philippine president and she was fondly called as the “Margaret Thatcher of the East”.

Ferdinand Marcos (1966-1986)

6 Filipino Presidents Before And After Their Terms

Ferdinand Marcos ruled the country for 20 years. Despite billions of pesos stashed by the family and a damaged reputation, the Marcos clan left a legacy in the Philippines. Some members of the clan are still running government office. The son of the tyrant ran for vice presidency last May and almost won.

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