Search This Blog

August 8, 2014

Carlos P. Garcia: Eighth President of the Philippines



Biography of Carlos P. Garcia

Eighth President of the Philippines

By Storytelling Philippines


Category: Philippine Presidents


Era: Eighth President of the Philippines, Fourth President of the Third Republic
Constitution Amended 1935 Constitution
Predecessor: Ramon Magsaysay
Successor: Diosdado Macapagal
Date Elected: March 18, 1957 (succeeded into office)
November 12, 1957; 2,072,257 votes (41.3% of the electorate)
Inauguration: March 1, 1957, Malacañan Palace, Manila (aged 61)
December 30, 1957, Independence Grandstand, Manila (aged 62)
Seat of Government: Quezon City
Vice President: Diosdado Macapagal (December 30, 1957-December 30, 1961)
Chief Justice
Senate President: Eulogio Rodriguez (January 22, 1957-April 5, 1963)
Speaker of the House: Daniel Z. Romualdez (January 27, 1958-December 30, 1961)

Previous Positions
Executive Bureaucracy: Member, Rehabilitation Commission
Provincial: Governor of Bohol (1933-1941)
Cabinet: Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1953-1957)
National: Vice President of the Philippines (1953-1957)
Legislative Lower House: Representative of the Third District of Bohol (1925-1931)
Upper House: Senator (elected 1941 but did not assume office due to Japanese occupation) (1945-1953)
Judicial: None
Others President, 1971 Constitutional Convention
Military: Guerilla resistance leader
Worked under other Administrations:
 QUEZON as Governor; Senator; Member of the Rehabilitation Commission
OSMEÑA as Senator; Member of the Rehabilitation Commission
ROXAS as Senator
QUIRINO as Senator
MAGSAYSAY as Vice President; Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Personal Details
Born: November 4, 1896 Talibon, Bohol
Died: June 14, 1971 Quezon City
Resting Place: Libingan ng mga Bayani, Taguig City
Political Parties: Nacionalista Party
Parents: Policronio Garcia and Ambrosia Polistico
Spouse: Leonila de la Serna Dimataga (1906-1994) (m. 1933)
Children: Linda Garcia-Ocampos
Education: Bachelor of Laws, Philippine Law School (1923), Cebu Provincial High School (now Abellana National School)
Profession: High School Teacher, Poet, Lawyer, Academe Teacher, Bohol Provincial School (1923)


How to Cite This Web Page
Villena, Daryll. "Carlos P. Garcia: Eighth President of the Philippines". Accessed [put the date when you accessed this page]. Available from http://www.storytellingphilippines.com/2014/08/carlos-p-garcia-eighth-president-of.html

* The above retold story is based on...

Philippine Presidents, Presidential Museum and Library, (Kalayaan Hall, Jose P. Laurel Street, Malacañang, Manila City, Jose P Laurel Sr, San Miguel, Manila, Metro Manila)

Retold Stories Copyright


Get instant updates from storytelllingphilippines.com on:
Storytelling Philippines
Write us at storytellingphilippines(@)gmail(dot)com

If you find this post helpful and informative, feel free to SHARE it.
Storytelling Philippines on Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/StorytellingPhilippines

We’d love to know what you think about this post. Feel free to leave your comment.
We do reply to each of your messages or questions so please come back if you’ve left one.

No comments: