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

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