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Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy

Emilio Aguinaldo was born on March 22, 1869[d] in Cavite el Viejo (present-day Kawit), in
Cavite (province), to Carlos Aguinaldo y Jamir and Trinidad Famy,[c] a Tagalog Chinese mestizo
couple who had eight children, the seventh of whom was Emilio. The Aguinaldo family was
quite well-to-do, as his father, Carlos Aguinaldo was the community's appointed gobernadorcillo
(municipal governor) in the Spanish colonial administration. He studied at Colegio de San Juan
de Letran but wasn't able to finish his studies due to outbreak of cholera in 1882.
Manuel L. Quezon
Quezon, was born in Baler in the district of El Prncipe[1] (now Baler, Aurora). His parents were
Lucio Quezon (died 1898) and Mara Dolores Molina (June 7, 1840 1893), both of whom were
Spanish-Mestizos. His father was a primary grade school teacher from Paco, Manila and a retired
Sergeant of the Spanish colonial army, while his mother was a primary grade school teacher in
their hometown.
Jos P. Laurel

Jos Paciano Laurel y Garca was born on March 9, 1891 in the town of
Tanauan, Batangas. His parents were Sotero Laurel, Sr. and Jacoba Garca.
His father had been an official in the revolutionary government of Emilio
Aguinaldo and a signatory to the 1898 Malolos Constitution.
Sergio Osmea

Osmea was born in Cebu City to Juana Osmea y Suico (1864 1941), who
was reportedly only 14 years of age when she gave birth to him. Owing to
the circumstances of his birth, the identity of his father had been a closely
guarded family secret. Although carrying the stigma of being an illegitimate
child Juana never married his father he didn't allow this aspect to affect
his standing in society. The Osmea family, a rich and prominent clan of
Chinese Filipino heritage with vast business interests in Cebu, warmed to him
as he established himself as a prominent figure in local society.
Manuel Roxas

Roxas, child of Gerardo Roxas I and Rosario Acua was born on New Year's
Day 1892 in Capiz (present-day Roxas City). He was a posthumous child, as
his father died after being mortally wounded by the Spanish Guardia Civil the
year before. He and his older brother, Mamerto, are raised by their mother
and her father, Don Eleuterio Acua. His other siblings from his father include
Leopoldo and Margarita while he also had half siblings which consist of
Consuelo, Leopoldo, Ines and Evaristo Picazo after his mother remarried.
Elpidio Rivera Quirino
Elpidio Quirino was a native of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur although born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur to Don
Mariano Quirino of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur and Doa Gregoria Mendoza Rivera of Agoo, La
Union. Quirino spent his early years in Aringay, La Union. He studied and graduated from his
elementary education to his native Caoayan, where he became a barrio teacher. He received
secondary education at Vigan High School, then went to Manila where he worked as junior
computer technician at the Bureau of Lands and as property clerk in the Manila police
department. He graduated from Manila High School in 1911 and also passed the civil service
examination, first-grade.
Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay
He spent his grade school life somewhere in Castillejos and his high school life at Zambales
Academy in San Narciso, Zambales. After high school, Magsaysay entered the University of the
Philippines in 1927, where he enrolled in a pre-medical course. He worked as a chauffeur to
support himself as he studied engineering; and later, he transferred to the Institute of Commerce
at Jos Rizal College (19281932), where he received a baccalaureate in commerce. He then
worked as an automobile mechanic in a bus company (Florida) and shop superintendent.
Carlos Polestico Garcia
Garcia was born in Talibon, Bohol on November 4, 1896, to Policronio Garcia and Ambrosia
Polestico, who were both natives of Bangued, Abra.

Garcia grew up with politics, with his father serving as a municipal mayor for four terms. He
acquired his primary education in his native town Talibon, then took his secondary education in
Cebu Provincial High School, both on top of his class. Initially, he pursued his college education
at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, and later studied at the Philippine
Law School, the College of Law of National University, where he earned his law degree in 1923
and later on he received his Honorary degree, Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa from
National University in 1961. He was among the top ten in the bar examination.
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal
Diosdado Macapagal was born on September 28, 1910, in Lubao, Pampanga, the third of four
children in a poor family. His father, Urbano Macapagal, was a poet who wrote in the local
Pampangan language, and his mother, Romana Pangan Macapagal, was a schoolteacher who
taught catechism. He is a distant descendant of Don Juan Macapagal, a prince of Tondo, who was
a great-grandson of the last reigning Lakan of the Kingdom of Tondo, Lakan Dula. The family
earned extra income by raising pigs and accommodating boarders in their home. Due to his roots
in poverty, Macapagal would later become affectionately known as the "Poor boy from Lubao".
Diosdado Macapagal was also a reputed poet in the Spanish language although his poet work
was eclipsed by his political biography.
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr.
Ferdinand Edralin Marcos was born on September 11, 1917, in the town of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte,
to Mariano Marcos and Josefa Edralin.[15] He was later baptized into the Philippine Independent
Church,[16] but was first baptized in the Roman Catholic Church at the age of three.

In December 1938, Ferdinand was prosecuted for the murder of Julio Nalundasan along with his
father, Mariano, his brother, Pio, and his brother-in-law Quirino Lizardo. Nalundasan, one of the
elder Marcos' political rivals, had been shot and killed in his house in Batac on September 21,
1935 the day after he had defeated Mariano Marcos a second time for a seat in the National
Maria Corazon "Cory" Aquino y Cojuangco
y Sumulong
Born at 9:45 PM on January 25, 1933, at San Juan de Dios Hospital in Intramuros, Manila,[2]
Maria Corazon "Cory" Sumulong Cojuangco was the fourth child of Jose Cojuangco y
Chichioco, Sr. and Demetria Sumulong y Sumulong. Her siblings were Pedro, Josephine,
Teresita, Jose, Jr. and Maria Paz. Both Aquino's parents came from prominent clans. Her father, a
member of the Cojuangco family, was a prominent Tarlac businessman and politician, and her
grandfather, Melecio Cojuangco, was a member of the historic Malolos Congress. Her mother,
Demetria, belonged to the Sumulong family of Rizal who were also politically influential; Juan
Sumulong, a prominent member of the clan, ran against Commonwealth President Manuel L.
Quezon in 1941.
Fidel Valdez Ramos
Fidel Ramos was born on March 18, 1928 in Lingayen, Pangasinan. His father, Narciso Ramos
(19001986), was a lawyer, journalist and five-term legislator of the House of Representatives,
who eventually rose to the position of Secretary of Foreign Affairs. As such, Narciso Ramos was
the Philippine signatory to the ASEAN declaration forged in Bangkok in 1967, and was a
founding member of the Liberal Party. His mother, Angela Valdez (19051977), was an educator,
woman suffragette and member of the respected Valdez clan of Batac, Ilocos Norte, making her a
second degree cousin to former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada
Jose Ejercito y Marcelo was born at 8:25 PM on April 19, 1937 at Manuguit Maternity Hospital
(now known as Amisola Maternity Hospital) in Tondo, an urban district of Manila. His family
later moved to the wealthy suburb of San Juan. He belonged to an upper-middle-class family, and
was the eighth of ten children of Emilio Ejercito and his wife, Maria Marcelo. He was expelled
during his primary studies at the Ateneo de Manila University and subsequently enrolled in an
engineering course at the Mapa Institute of Technology in an effort to please his father, but
dropped out.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
She was born as Maria Gloria Macaraeg Macapagal to politician Diosdado
Macapagal and his wife, Evangelina Macaraeg-Macapagal. She is the sister of Dr.
Diosdado "Boboy" Macapagal, Jr. and Cielo Macapagal-Salgado. She spent the
first years of her life in Lubao, Pampanga, with her two older siblings from her
father's first marriage. At the age of four, she chose to live with her maternal
grandmother in Iligan City. She stayed there for three years, then split her time
between Mindanao and Manila until the age of 11. She is fluent in English,
Tagalog, Spanish and several other Philippine languages, most importantly,
Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Cebuano.
Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III was born at 10:28 AM on February 8, 1960 at Far Eastern
University Hospital in Sampaloc, Manila. He is the third of the five children of Benigno S.
Aquino, Jr., who was then the Vice Governor of Tarlac province, and Corazon Cojuangco,
daughter of a prominent Tarlac businessman. He has four sisters, namely: Maria Elena (Ballsy),
Aurora Corazon (Pinky), Victoria Elisa (Viel), and Kristina Bernadette (Kris). He attended
Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City for his elementary, high school, and college
education. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He was one of the
students of former professor of economics at Ateneo de Manila University, former President
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.