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Encyclopedia > First Lady of the Philippines
Imelda Marcos may be the world's most famous Philippine First Lady because of the glamorous and lavish projects undertaken during her 21-year tenure
Imelda Marcos may be the world's most famous Philippine First Lady because of the glamorous and lavish projects undertaken during her 21-year tenure

First Lady of the Philippines is the unofficial title of the hostess of the Malacañang Palace. Because this position is traditionally filled by the wife of the President of the Philippines, the title is sometimes taken to apply only to the wife of a sitting president. Some famous former first ladies include Imelda Marcos, Luz Magsaysay, Aurora Quezon, Evangelina Macapagal and Luisa Estrada. Image File history File links Marcos_i. ... Image File history File links Marcos_i. ... // Imelda Romuáldez Marcos was born on July 2, 1929 in San Juan de Dios Hospital in Manila. ... Malacañan Palace, with the renovation to the facade during the Macapagal administration; this photo is of the palace before 1978 reconstruction. ... The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ...


Role of the First Lady

The first lady is not an elected position, carries no official duties, and brings no salary. Nonetheless, she attends many official ceremonies and functions of state either along with or in place of the president. The first lady also frequently participates in humanitarian and charitable work. Furthermore, many have taken an active role in campaigning for the president with whom they are associated. Imelda Marcos was given a formal job as Governor of Metro Manila and as Minister of Human Settlements during the term of her husband Ferdinand Marcos during their 21-year stay in the palace. She is also the first First Lady to enter the world of Philippine politics by winning a seat in the Interim Batasang Pambansa in 1978, and also in 2001, Luisa Estrada became the first First Lady to win a seat in the Senate. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the article on the capital city of the Philippines, see Manila. ... A minister or a secretary is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government. ... Batasang Pambansa (National Assembly) is where members of the Philippines House of Representatives hold their sessions. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ...


The wife of the Vice President of the Philippines is sometimes referred to as the Second Lady of the Philippines, however this title is less common than First Lady. Seal of the Vice President of the Philippines The Vice President of the Philippines is the second highest executive official of the Philippine government. ...


The husband of a female president is known as the "First Gentleman".


First Ladies/Gentlemen of the Philippines

First Lady/Gentleman Relation to President From To
Hilaria del Rosario Aguinaldo wife of Emilio Aguinaldo January 23, 1899 April 1, 1901
Aurora Aragon Quezon wife of Manuel L. Quezon November 15, 1935 August 1, 1944
Pacencia Hidalgo Laurel wife of Jose P. Laurel October 14, 1943 August 14, 1945
Esperanza Limjap Osmeña wife of Sergio Osmeña August 1, 1944 May 28, 1946
Trinidad de Leon Roxas wife of Manuel Roxas May 28, 1946 April 15, 1948
Victoria Syquia Quirino daughter of Elpidio Quirino April 17, 1948 December 30, 1953
Luz Banzon Magsaysay wife of Ramon Magsaysay December 30, 1953 March 17, 1957
Leonila Dimataga Garcia wife of Carlos P. Garcia March 23, 1957 December 30, 1961
Evangelina Macaraeg Macapagal wife of Diosdado Macapagal December 30, 1961 December 30, 1965
Imelda Romualdez Marcos wife of Ferdinand Marcos December 30, 1965 February 25, 1986
Benigno Simeon Aquino, Jr. husband of Corazon C. Aquino (did not officially serve)
Amelita Martinez Ramos wife of Fidel V. Ramos June 30, 1992 June 30, 1998
Luisa Pimentel Ejercito Estrada wife of Joseph Estrada June 30, 1998 January 20, 2001
Jose Miguel Tuason Arroyo husband of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo January 20, 2001 present

Hilaria del Rosario Aguinaldo (1877-March 6, 1921) was the first wife of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines (1898-1901). ... Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy (March 22, 1869 – February 6, 1964) was a Filipino general, politician, and independence leader. ... Aurora Aragon Quezon (February 19, 1888–April 28, 1949), was the wife of Manuel L. Quezon, President of the Philippines. ... Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (b. ... Paciencia Hidalgo Laurel (1889-1960) was the wife of Philippine President Jose P. Laurel and the third First Lady of the Philippines and the only First Lady to serve under the Japanese-occupied Philippines during World War II. She held out both as first lady and mother to the nation... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Jose P. Laurel José Paciano Laurel y García (March 9, 1891 - November 6, 1959) was the president of the Japanese-sponsored Republic of the Philippines from 1943 to 1945. ... Esperanza Limjap Osmeña (1896-1978) was the second wife of Philippine President Sergio Osmeña and is considered the fourth First Lady of the Philippines. ... Sergio Osmeña (September 9, 1878 – October 19, 1961) was the second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. ... Trinidad de Leon Roxas (1900-1995) was the wife of Philippine President Manuel Roxas and the fifth First Lady of the Philippines. ... Manuel Acuña Roxas (January 1, 1892 – April 15, 1948) was the first president of the independent Republic of the Philippines. ... Victoria Quirino Delgado (born Victoria Syquia Quirino 1931–November 29, 2006) was the eldest daughter of Philippine President Elpidio Quirino. ... Elpidio Quirino Elpidio Quirino (November 16, 1890—February 29, 1956) was the sixth President of the Philippines. ... President and Mrs. ... Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay (August 31, 1907 – March 17, 1957) was the third President of the Third Republic of the Philippines from December 30, 1953 until his death. ... Leonila Dimataga Garcia (1906-1994) was the wife of Philippine President Carlos P. Garcia and was the eighth First Lady of the Philippines shortly after the tragic death of Ramon Magsaysay as President that lead to her husband then Vice President Carlos Garcia to succeed the presidency. ... Carlos Polestico Garcia (November 4, 1896–June 14, 1971) was the 8th president of the Philippines (1957-1961). ... Evangelina Macaraeg Macapagal (1915-1999) was the second wife of Philippine President Diosdado Macapagal and was the ninth First Lady of the Philippines, she was also known as the mother of current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. ... For the airport, see Diosdado Macapagal International Airport Diosdado Pangan Macapagal (September 28, 1910 – April 21, 1997) was a Filipino politician who served as the 9th President of the Philippines. ... // Imelda Romuáldez Marcos was born on July 2, 1929 in San Juan de Dios Hospital in Manila. ... Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth president of the Philippines, serving from 1965 to 1986. ... Benigno Ninoy Simeon Aquino Jr. ... Corazón Aquino María Corazón Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino (born January 25, 1933), widely known as Cory Aquino, was President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992. ... Amelita Ming Ramos is the wife Fidel V. Ramos, President of the Republic of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998. ... Fidel Valdez Ramos (born March 18, 1928) was the 12th President of the Philippines. ... Luisa Loi Pimentel Ejercito Estrada (born 1930 in Iba, Zambales) is the wife of former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, and was the thirteenth First Lady of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001. ... José Marcelo Ejército a. ... Jose Miguel Tuason Arroyo (born June 27, 1946) is the husband of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the current President of the Philippines and is the current First Gentleman of the Philippines, being the spouse of a woman President of the Philippines. ... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials GMA, is the current and 14th President of the Republic of the Philippines. ...

Notes

  • Pacencia Laurel served as First Lady under the Japanese-sponsored Second Republic (1943-1945).
  • Victoria Quirino served as hostess and consort to her father, Elpidio Quirino who was a widower at the time of his presidency (1948-1953).
  • Ninoy Aquino became the first first gentelman but he died in 1983.

 
 

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emerson villanueva
11th May 2010
If a newly elective lady councilor will wed to a newly elected president and became a first lady. She will be force to quit her post or can continue her duty in the chamber if she wants?

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