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Carlos P. Garcia, (November 4, 1896 June 14, 1971) was a  teacher, poet, orator, lawyer, public official, political economist, organized guerrilla and Commonwealth military leader, who was the  eighth   President of the Philippines
As a poet, Dalagang Pilipinhon is the famous among his literary works


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
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
Academe Teacher, Bohol Provincial School (1923)
source: Presidential Museum & Library
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