List of Philippine Presidents by previous executive experience

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This is a list of the current and former Philippine Presidents by previous Executive Experience before they became President of the Philippines. Executive experience is defined as having been something akin to where one is the top decision maker in a company, a regional constituency, a military unit, or something similar. Positions like Army General, Governor, Vice Governor, Mayor, Vice Mayor, Vice President of the Philippines, and Chief Executive Officer are included, though not limited to just that.

Order President Previous Executive Experience
1 Emilio Aguinaldo Mayor of Kawit, President of the Tejeros Convention, President of the Biak-na-Bato Republic & President of the Revolutionary Government
2 Manuel L. Quezon Governor of Tayabas
3 José P. Laurel Secretary of the Interior
4 Sergio Osmeña Governor of Cebu, Secretary of Public Instruction, Vice President of the Philippines
5 Manuel Roxas Governor of Capiz
6 Elpidio Quirino Vice President of the Philippines
7 Ramon Magsaysay Military Governor of Zambales
8 Carlos P. Garcia Governor of Bohol, Vice President of the Philippines
9 Diosdado Macapagal Vice President of the Philippines
10 Ferdinand E. Marcos No previous executive experience
11 Corazon C. Aquino No previous executive experience
12 Fidel V. Ramos Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Secretary of Department of National Defense
13 Joseph Ejercito Estrada Mayor of San Juan, Metro Manila, Vice President of the Philippines, Chairman of the Presidential Anti-Crime Commission
14 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Vice President of the Philippines, Secretary of Department of Social Welfare and Development, Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry
15 Benigno S. Aquino III No previous executive experience

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