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Philippine President - CARLOS GARCIA y POLISTICO
 
 

Carlos Garcia - Eighth Philippine PresidentEighth President of the Pebublic of the Philippines
March 18, 1957 - December 30, 1961

PERSONAL DATA
Date of Birth: November 4, 1896
Place of Birth: Talibon, Bohol
Father: Policarpio Garcia
Mother: Ambrosia Polistico
Espouse: Leonila Dimatiga
Child: Linda Garcia-Campos
Date of Death: June 14, 1957
Cause of Death: Heart attack
Age at death: 61

 
EDUCATION
Elementary and High School
Mababang Paaralan ng Talibon, Bohol
Mataas na Paaralang Panlalawigan ng Cebu
College
Siliman University, Dumaguete Cify
Bachetor of Law, Philippine Law School (1923)
 
IMPORTANT NOTES IN HISTORY
  • Tagged as the Prince of Poetry in the Visayas and Poet of Bohol.
  • Taught at Bohol Provincial High School for two years.
  • Two-time congressman, who represented Eastern Visayas (1941).
  • Was Governor of Bohol from 1932 to 1942.
  • Joined the Guerilla Forces who fought the Japanese during the Second World War.
  • Elected Vice-President of President Ramon Magsaysay in 1953.
  • Was appointed Secretary of the Deparment of Foreign Affairs.
  • Took oath as President of the Philippines after the death of President Magsaysay who died in a plane crash on March 18, 1957.
  • Elected President of the Republic of the Philippines at the official presidential election in November, 1957.
  • Implemented the principle of "Pilipino Muna" which aimed to support and patronize Filipino-made produces, Filipino language, music, arts and everything Filipino. Created a program which gave priority to all Filipinos over foreign nationals in the country.
  • Accomplished the $550 million War Damage Claim from Japan for the rehabilitation of the Philippines from destruction caused by war.
  • Was President of the 1971-1972 Constitutional Convention.
  • Was elected President of the Second Constitutional Convention on June 11, 1971
 
 
 
 
 
 

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