President of the Republic of the Philippines
June 30, 1998 - Jan. 20, 2001
Date of Birth: April 19, 1937
Place of Birth: Tondo, Manila
Father: Engr. Emilio Ejercito
Mother: Maria Marcelo
Espouse: Dra. Luisa Pimentel
Children: Jinggoy, Jacqueline and Jude
Elementary and High School
• Tondo, Manila
• San Juan, Metro Manila
• Ateneo de Manila University
• Mapua Institute of Technology
• Doctor of Humanities,honoris causa, Pamantasan ng
IMPORTANT NOTES IN HISTORY
- Started as a
movie actor in 1950 at the age of 21 after dropping
out of school and appeared in more than 120 movies.
- Awarded Ten
Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) for Public Service by the
Philippine Jaycees in 1972.
- Installed in
the FAMAS Hall of Fame after winning Best Actor and
Producer of the Best Picture in 1981 and 1984.
- Was Mayor of
San Juan, Metro Manila for 17 years (1969-1986).
- Won in the
senatorial race in the 1987 national election.
- Honored by the
Philippine Free Press Magazine as one of the three
Most Outstanding Senators of the Year in 1989.
Senate Committee on Agricultural and rural development
and Public Works.
- Vice Chairman
of the committees on Health, Natural Resources Ecology
and Urban Development.
- Voted to end
the Military Base Treaty between the Philippines and
the United States in 1991.
the slogan Erap Para sa Mahirap.
Vice-President of the Republic of the Philippines in
Presidential Anti-Crime, Commission.
- Founder and
President, Movie Workers Welfare Foundation, Inc.
Governor of the Film Academy of the Philippines.
Philippine Motion Picture Producers Association (PMPPA)
- Founder and
President, ERAP Para sa Mahirap Foundation
- President the
Republic of the Philipines. (May 11, 1998).
- The first
president to be prosecuted because of abuse of power
and his involvement to some illegal activities
November 13, 2000.
relieved of his position due to loss of confidence of
the people, resignation of several cabinet members,
and the transfer of support and allegiance of his
military officers to his opponent which caused the
success of People Power Revolution known as EDSA II.
- Arrested on
April 25, 2001 while his case was being tried.
under House Arrest at his house in Tanay, Rizal while
his plunder case is still going on.