President of the Pebublic of the Philippines
March 18, 1957 - December 30, 1961
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
Elementary and High School
• Mababang Paaralan ng Talibon, Bohol
• Mataas na Paaralang Panlalawigan ng Cebu
• 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.
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.
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
President of the Republic of the Philippines at the
official presidential election in November, 1957.
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.
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