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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.