List of Presidents of the Philippines by province

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Home provinces of the presidents (blue) & vice presidents (red). Provinces that are home of both presidents and vice presidents are in purple.

These lists give the provinces of primary affiliation, and of birth for each President of the Philippines, consisting of the 16 heads of state in the history of the Philippines.

Provinces of primary affiliation[edit]

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[edit]

OP President Province
1 Emilio Aguinaldo Cavite
2 Manuel L. Quezon Aurora[1]
3 José P. Laurel Batangas
4 Sergio Osmeña Cebu
5 Manuel Roxas Capiz
6 Elpidio Quirino Ilocos Sur
7 Ramon Magsaysay Zambales
8 Carlos P. Garcia Bohol
9 Diosdado Macapagal Pampanga
10 Ferdinand Marcos Ilocos Norte
11 Corazon Aquino Tarlac
12 Fidel Ramos Pangasinan
13 Joseph Estrada Metro Manila[2]
14 Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Pampanga
15 Benigno Aquino III Tarlac
16 Rodrigo Duterte Davao del Sur[3]

Presidents with primary residence outside of birth province[edit]

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[4] Pampanga
Benigno Aquino III Metro Manila[5] Tarlac
Rodrigo Duterte Leyte[6] Davao del Sur[3]

Presidents by Province of Primary Affiliation[edit]

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)[1]
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)[3]
Ilocos Norte 1 Ferdinand Marcos (10)
Ilocos Sur 1 Elpidio Quirino (6)
Metro Manila[2] 1 Joseph Estrada (13)
Pangasinan 1 Fidel Ramos (12)
Zambales 1 Ramon Magsaysay (7)

Birth places[edit]

A list of birthplaces of Presidents of the Philippines. As of January 2017, 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[5]
Names sort in order of birth    Dates sort by month and day    
President Date of birth Birthplace Province of birth In office
Emilio Aguinaldo 03-22March 22, 1869 Cavite el Viejo
(Aguinaldo Shrine)
Cavite January 23, 1899 – March 23, 1901
Manuel L. Quezon 08-19 August 19, 1878 Baler Nueva Ecija[1] November 15, 1935 – August 1, 1944
Sergio Osmeña 09-09 September 9, 1878 Cebu City Cebu August 1, 1944 – May 28, 1946
Elpidio Quirino 11-16 November 16, 1890 Vigan Ilocos Sur April 17, 1948 – December 30, 1953
José P. Laurel 03-09 March 9, 1891 Tanauan Batangas October 14, 1943 – August 17, 1945
Manuel Roxas 01-01 January 1, 1892 Capiz Capiz May 28, 1946 – April 15, 1948
Carlos P. Garcia 11-04 November 4, 1896 Talibon Bohol March 18, 1957 – December 30, 1961
Ramon Magsaysay 08-31 August 31, 1907 Iba Zambales December 30, 1953 – March 17, 1957
Diosdado Macapagal 09-28 September 28, 1910 Lubao Pampanga December 30, 1961 – December 30, 1965
Ferdinand Marcos 09-11 September 11, 1917 Sarrat Ilocos Norte December 30, 1965 – February 25, 1986
Fidel Ramos 03-18 March 18, 1928 Lingayen Pangasinan June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998
Corazon Aquino 01-25 January 25, 1933 Paniqui Tarlac February 25, 1986 – June 30, 1992
Joseph Estrada 04-19 April 19, 1937 Manila Metro Manila[5] June 30, 1998 – January 20, 2001
Rodrigo Duterte 03-28 March 28, 1945 Maasin Leyte[6] June 30, 2016 – Incumbent
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo 04-05 April 5, 1947 San Juan Rizal[4] January 20, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Benigno Aquino III 02-08 February 8, 1960 Manila Metro Manila[5] June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
Province President
Metro Manila 3 Joseph Estrada[5]
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo[4]
Benigno Aquino III[5]
Aurora 1 Manuel L. Quezon[1]
Batangas 1 José P. Laurel
Bohol 1 Carlos P. Garcia
Capiz 1 Manuel Roxas
Cavite 1 Emilio Aguinaldo
Cebu 1 Sergio Osmeña
Ilocos Norte 1 Ferdinand Marcos
Ilocos Sur 1 Elpidio Quirino
Pampanga 1 Diosdado Macapagal
Pangasinan 1 Fidel Ramos
Southern Leyte 1 Rodrigo Duterte[6]
Tarlac 1 Corazon Aquino
Zambales 1 Ramon Magsaysay

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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.
  2. ^ a b Metropolitan Manila (though not a province) is highlighted as the province of primary affiliation of Estrada.
  3. ^ a b c For geographical and statistical purposes, Davao City is grouped with the province of Davao del Sur but is governed independently from it.
  4. ^ a b c 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.
  5. ^ a b c d e f At the time of the births of Joseph Estrada and Benigno Aquino III, Metro Manila as a geopolitical entity did not exist yet.
  6. ^ a b c 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.