List of presidents of the Philippines by province
Provinces of primary affiliation
A list of Presidents of the Philippines including the province with which each was primarily affiliated, due to residence, professional career, and electoral history. This is not necessarily the province in which the president was born.
Provinces of primary affiliation by president
Presidents with primary residence outside of birth province
Of the 16 individuals who have served as President of the Philippines, 3 served after officially residing in a different province than the one in which they were born.
|President||Birth province||Home province|
|Gloria Macapagal Arroyo||Rizal||Pampanga|
|Benigno Aquino III||Metro Manila||Tarlac|
|Rodrigo Duterte||Leyte||Davao del Sur|
Presidents by Province of Primary Affiliation
Presidents with an asterisk (*) did not primarily reside in their respective birth provinces (they were not born in the province listed below).
|Province||Number of Presidents||Presidents (#th President of the Philippines)|
|Pampanga||2||Diosdado Macapagal (9), Gloria Macapagal Arroyo* (14)|
|Tarlac||2||Corazon Aquino (11), Benigno Aquino III* (15)|
|Aurora||1||Manuel L. Quezon (2)|
|Batangas||1||José P. Laurel (3)|
|Bohol||1||Carlos P. Garcia (8)|
|Capiz||1||Manuel Roxas (5)|
|Cavite||1||Emilio Aguinaldo (1)|
|Cebu||1||Sergio Osmeña (4)|
|Davao del Sur||1||Rodrigo Duterte* (16)|
|Ilocos Norte||1||Ferdinand Marcos (10)|
|Ilocos Sur||1||Elpidio Quirino (6)|
|Metro Manila||1||Joseph Estrada (13)|
|Pangasinan||1||Fidel Ramos (12)|
|Zambales||1||Ramon Magsaysay (7)|
A list of birthplaces of Presidents of the Philippines. As of September 2019, 13 modern-day provinces, along with the National Capital Region, claim the distinction of being the birthplace of a president.
The number of presidents born per modern-day province are:
- One: Aurora, Batangas, Bohol, Capiz, Cavite, Cebu, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Southern Leyte, Tarlac, and Zambales
- Three: Metro Manila
|President||Date of birth||Birthplace||Province of birth||In office|
|Emilio Aguinaldo||March 22, 1869||Cavite el Viejo
|Cavite||January 23, 1899 – March 23, 1901|
|Manuel L. Quezon||August 19, 1878||Baler||Nueva Ecija||November 15, 1935 – August 1, 1944|
|Sergio Osmeña||September 9, 1878||Cebu City||Cebu||August 1, 1944 – May 28, 1946|
|Elpidio Quirino||November 16, 1890||Vigan||Ilocos Sur||April 17, 1948 – December 30, 1953|
|José P. Laurel||March 9, 1891||Tanauan||Batangas||October 14, 1943 – August 17, 1945|
|Manuel Roxas||January 1, 1892||Capiz||Capiz||May 28, 1946 – April 15, 1948|
|Carlos P. Garcia||November 4, 1896||Talibon||Bohol||March 18, 1957 – December 30, 1961|
|Ramon Magsaysay||August 31, 1907||Iba||Zambales||December 30, 1953 – March 17, 1957|
|Diosdado Macapagal||September 28, 1910||Lubao||Pampanga||December 30, 1961 – December 30, 1965|
|Ferdinand Marcos||September 11, 1917||Sarrat||Ilocos Norte||December 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986|
|Fidel Ramos||March 18, 1928||Lingayen||Pangasinan||June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998|
|Corazon Aquino||January 25, 1933||Paniqui||Tarlac||February 25, 1986 – June 30, 1992|
|Joseph Estrada||April 19, 1937||Manila||Metro Manila||June 30, 1998 – January 20, 2001|
|Rodrigo Duterte||March 28, 1945||Maasin||Leyte||June 30, 2016 – Incumbent|
|Gloria Macapagal Arroyo||April 5, 1947||San Juan||Rizal||January 20, 2001 – June 30, 2010|
|Benigno Aquino III||February 8, 1960||Manila||Metro Manila||June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016|
Notes and references
- At the time of Quezon's birth, the town of Baler was part of the military district of El Principe, governed under the province of Nueva Ecija. In 1902, the administration of Baler and other nearby coastal towns were transferred to the province of Tayabas, which was renamed Quezon in honor of the former president in 1946. The town of Baler now is the capital of the province of Aurora (named after Quezon's wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon), which was a sub-province of Quezon from 1951 until it was made a separate province in 1973.
- Metropolitan Manila (though not a province) is highlighted as the province of primary affiliation of Estrada.
- For geographical and statistical purposes, Davao City is grouped with the province of Davao del Sur but is governed independently from it.
- At the time of Arroyo's birth, the town of San Juan was part of the province of Rizal. In 1975, Presidential Decree № 824 established the National Capital Region with four cities and thirteen municipalities. San Juan was converted into a city in 2008.
- At the time of the births of Joseph Estrada and Benigno Aquino III, Metro Manila as a geopolitical entity did not exist yet.
- At the time of Duterte's birth, the town of Maasin was part of the province of Leyte. In 1959, Republic Act 2227 created the province of Southern Leyte with sixteen municipalities and Maasin as the capital town. Maasin was converted into a city in 2000.