Portal:Presidency of the Philippines

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Presidency of the Philippines Portal

edit

Shortcuts:

The official title of the president is the "President of the Philippines," as specified in the present Constitution of the Philippines (1987). The honorific for the President of the Philippines is "Your Excellency" or "His/Her Excellency", adopted from the title of the Governor-General of the Philippines during Spanish and American occupation. The term "President of the Republic of the Philippines" is commonly, but erroneously, used, dating back to when President José P. Laurel wanted to express the difference between his government and the previous Commonwealth government (then in exile) under President Manuel L. Quezon. The restoration of the Commonwealth in 1945 and the subsequent independence of the Philippines led to the restoration of the constitutionally-sanctioned title "President of the Philippines" until President Ferdinand E. Marcos proclaimed martial law and once more wanted to differentiate his government from those that came before. It was then that "President of the Republic of the Philippines" was adopted and indeed, specified in the 1973 Constitution of the Philippines. However, that Constitution was superseded by a new one in 1987 which restored the more traditional "President of the Philippines."

Philippine Presidents in History

edit

Election data for the month

edit

Candidate Party Votes  %
Manuel Luis Quezon Nacionalista Party 1,340,320 81.78%
Juan Sumulong Popular Front 298,608 18.22%

The second presidential election were held on November 11, 1941 in the Philippines. Incumbent President Manuel Luis Quezon won an unprecedented second partial term as President of the Philippines via a landslide. His running mate, Vice President Sergio Osmeña also won via landslide. The elected officials however, did not serve their terms from 1942 to 1945 due to World War II. In 1943, a Japanese-sponsored Republic was established and appointed Jose P. Laurel as president. From 1943 to 1945, the Philippines have two presidents. Quezon died in 1944 due to tuberculosis and was replaced by Sergio Osmeña.

Presidential picture of the week

edit

October 23, 1966: U.S. President Lyndon Johnson is welcomed by Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos upon arriving of the former and strides to the "Salute Base," a small platform where the two leaders were to stand for the playing of the national anthems and other ceremonies marking Johnson's arrival in the country. LBJ and the leaders of South Vietnam, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand were in Manila for a summit meeting focusing mostly on the Vietnam War.
Photo credit: Stripes.Com

Selected article for the month

edit

The Philippines was under a state of emergency, announced by presidential spokesperson Ignacio Bunye on the morning of February 24, 2006, by the virtue of Proclamation No. 1017. This occurred after the government claimed that it foiled an alleged coup d'état attempt against the administration of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo earlier that same day. The Philippine government security service also claimed that it had arrested a general who was involved in the coup attempt. The president lifted the state of emergency on March 3, 2006 by the virtue of Proclamation No. 1021. (more...)

Related portals

Presidential News

Did you know...

edit

Ramos Pentagon.jpg

Presidential Quotes

edit

  • My loyalty to my party ends where my loyalty to the country begins --- Manuel L. Quezon
  • I had a very difficult and complex relationship with my father, ... It was only when I was 15 years old that I was able to breathe a little and realize all that my father had done --- Ramon Magsaysay
  • These nuclear tests are serious blows to regional security and to the global non-proliferation regime and international nuclear disarmament efforts --- Fidel Ramos
  • The Philippines will yet emerge as a prosperous, modern nation within our lifetimes --- Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • General Primo de Rivera paid the first installment of $400,000 while the two Generals were hold as hostages in Biak-na-bato --- Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Peace, ... is crucial, because my government aims to hasten Mindanao's development by transforming it into the country's food basket --- Joseph Estrada

Presidency of the Philippines topics

Things you can do

edit

  • Contact first Kevin Ray Chua (talk) (contribs) before editing and changing the portal features & for questions, suggestions, proposal, and queries regarding this portal.
  • Bring this to Featured Portal status.
  • Expand the portal in order to make it very comprehensive.
  • Create additional infos and sections for this new portal.

Associated Wikimedia

edit

The following Wikimedia sister projects provide more on this subject:
Wikibooks  Wikimedia Commons Wikinews  Wikiquote  Wikisource  Wikiversity  Wikivoyage  Wiktionary  Wikidata 
Manuals and books Images and media News Quotations Texts Learning resources Travel guides Definitions Database

Purge server cache