Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia. The country is not just rich in biodiversity and flaunts a scenic landscape but has been the hub of the economic progress of the current era. A middle power, Philippines was under the control of America before declaring its independence in 1946. It has a democratic government in the form of a constitutional republic with a presidential system. The President of Philippines serves as the head of the state as well as the head of the government. He is also the commander in chief of the armed forces. Philippines has been home to several important leaders who have virtually created history through their revolutionary leadership roles. There are also many interesting facts associated with their profiles. Did you know that Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino III, son of ex-President Cory C. Aquino, never aimed to become a president? A political reformer, destiny played its game by helping Aquino become the President due to his commitment to push anti-corruption reforms. Other important Filipino leaders include Jejomar Jojo Binay, Juan Ponce Enrile, Manuel Mar Roxas, Joseph Estrada and so on. Read this section to know more about famous Filipino leaders.
Jose RizalJose Rizal
19 June 1861
 
Rodrigo DuterteRodrigo Duterte
28 March 1945
President of Philippines

Andres BonifacioAndres Bonifacio
30 November 1863
Filipino Revolutionary

Ferdinand MarcosFerdinand Marcos
11 September 1917
Former President of the Philippines

Emilio AguinaldoEmilio Aguinaldo
22 March 1869
First President of the Philippines

Imelda MarcosImelda Marcos
02 July 1929
Filipino Politician
Corazon AquinoCorazon Aquino
25 January 1933
Former President of Phillipines

Manuel L. QuezonManuel L. Quezon
19 August 1878
Former President of the Philippines

Lapu-LapuLapu-Lapu
1491 AD
Chieftain of Mactan, Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-ArroyoGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
05 April 1947
Former President of Philippines

Benigno Aquino IIIBenigno Aquino III
08 February 1960
15th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay Ramon Magsaysay
31 August 1907
7th President of the Philippines

Manuel RoxasManuel Roxas
01 January 1892
Former President of the Philippines

Diosdado MacapagalDiosdado Macapagal
28 September 1910
Former President of the Philippines

Elpidio QuirinoElpidio Quirino
16 November 1890
Former President of the Philippines

Apolinario MabiniApolinario Mabini
23 July 1864
Revolutionary leader
Miriam Defensor SantiagoMiriam Defensor Santiago
15 June 1945
Judge, Journalist, Lawyer

Joseph EstradaJoseph Estrada
19 April 1937
Politician, Actor

Benigno Aquino, Jr.Benigno Aquino, Jr.
27 November 1932
 

Fernando Poe Jr.Fernando Poe Jr.
20 August 1939
Actor
Fernando Poe, Jr.Fernando Poe, Jr.
20 August 1939
 

Henry SyHenry Sy
25 December 1924
Entrepreneur, Businessperson
Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.
13 September 1957
Politician

José P. LaurelJosé P. Laurel
09 March 1891
Former President of the Philippines

Sergio OsmeñaSergio Osmeña
09 September 1878
Former President of the Philippines
Francis EscuderoFrancis Escudero
10 October 1969
Politician, Lawyer

Sara DuterteSara Duterte
31 May 1978
Lawyer
Imee MarcosImee Marcos
12 November 1955
Politician

Carlos P. GarciaCarlos P. Garcia
04 November 1896
Former President

Tito SottoTito Sotto
24 August 1948
Actor, Singer, Bowler, Comedian, Songwriter
Juan Ponce EnrileJuan Ponce Enrile
14 February 1924
Politician, Jurist, Lawyer

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Risa HontiverosRisa Hontiveros
24 February 1966
politician, journalist
Cristine ReyesCristine Reyes
05 February 1989
Model, Comedian, Actor

Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr.Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr.
10 June 1935
 

Charo Santos-ConcioCharo Santos-Concio
27 October 1955
Actor

Grace PoeGrace Poe
03 September 1968
Politician
Bong RevillaBong Revilla
25 September 1966
Actor, Film producer, Comedian, Film actor
Panfilo LacsonPanfilo Lacson
01 June 1948
Politician

Jesse RobredoJesse Robredo
27 May 1958
Politician

Claro Mayo RectoClaro Mayo Recto
08 February 1890
Statesman

Francis PangilinanFrancis Pangilinan
24 August 1963
Television presenter, Radio personality
José BurgosJosé Burgos
09 February 1837
Priest

Fidel V. RamosFidel V. Ramos
18 March 1928
Politician

Eliseo SorianoEliseo Soriano
07 April 1947
Televangelist

Jejomar BinayJejomar Binay
11 November 1942
Politician, Lawyer

Isabelo de los ReyesIsabelo de los Reyes
07 July 1864
Linguist, Journalist, Trade unionist
Lito LapidLito Lapid
25 October 1955
Actor, Film director, Film actor

Alfredo LimAlfredo Lim
21 December 1929
Politician
Fernando LópezFernando López
13 April 1904
 

Salvador LaurelSalvador Laurel
18 November 1928
Lawyer, Politician

Freddie WebbFreddie Webb
24 November 1942
Basketball player, Basketball coach, Radio
Gregorio HonasanGregorio Honasan
14 March 1948
Politician

Loren LegardaLoren Legarda
28 January 1960
Journalist, Reporter, Presenter, Model, Activist
Jovito PalparanJovito Palparan
11 September 1950
Soldier

Rico J. PunoRico J. Puno
13 February 1953
Singer

Ralph RectoRalph Recto
11 January 1964
Entrepreneur

Aurora QuezonAurora Quezon
19 February 1888
Nurse

Franklin DrilonFranklin Drilon
28 November 1945
Politician, Lawyer
Benigno Aquino, Sr.Benigno Aquino, Sr.
04 September 1894
 

Luis TarucLuis Taruc
21 June 1913
Politician

Jinggoy EstradaJinggoy Estrada
17 February 1963
Actor, Film actor

Mariano MarcosMariano Marcos
21 April 1897
Politician, Lawyer
Jovito SalongaJovito Salonga
22 June 1920
Politician, University teacher

Bam AquinoBam Aquino
07 May 1977
Politician
Francisco DuqueFrancisco Duque
13 February 1957
Politician

Armin LuistroArmin Luistro
24 December 1961
Friar

Joker ArroyoJoker Arroyo
05 January 1927
Politician, Lawyer
Joseph Emilio AbayaJoseph Emilio Abaya
28 May 1966
Politician

Ramon MitraRamon Mitra
04 February 1928
Politician
Jejomar Binay, Jr.Jejomar Binay, Jr.
12 July 1977
 

Heherson AlvarezHeherson Alvarez
16 October 1939
Politician

Oscar CruzOscar Cruz
17 November 1934
Catholic priest
Antonio CuencoAntonio Cuenco
26 March 1936
Politician