List of presidents of the Philippines 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 to where one is the top decision maker in a company, a regional constituency, a military unit, or something alike. 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 Revolutionary Government, President of the Biak-na-Bato Republic, Dictator of the Dictatorial Government & President of the Revolutionary Government
2 Manuel Luis Quezon Governor of Tayabas
3 Jose Paciano 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, Secretary of Department of National Defense
8 Carlos Polestico Garcia Governor of Bohol, Vice President of the Philippines
9 Diosdado Macapagal Vice President of the Philippines
10 Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Member of the House of Representatives for three terms, Senator of the Philippines in 1959, Senate minority floor leader in 1960, Executive Vice President of the Liberal Party in and served as the party president from 1961 to 1964.
11 Corazon Cojuanco Aquino No previous executive experience
12 Fidel Valdez 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 Secretary of the Interior and Local Government, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Senator, Senate Committee on Local Government, Vice-Chairperson of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Local Government
16 Rodrigo Roa Duterte Mayor of Davao City, Vice Mayor of Davao City