Philippines Heads

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Heads of State of the Philipines/ Repúblika ñg Filipinas
(Female Suffrage 1937) Spanish Rule till 1898, US-Rule 1898-1946, Independent 1946

Also see Philippines Substates

1986-92 Executive President and Head of the Cabinet Maria Corazón Cojuangco Aquino(25.2-30-6)
Leader of the opposition after the murder of her husband Ninoi Aquino in 1986, 1998 among the senior advisors of the new President Estrada. Born Maria Corazón Sumulong Cojungaco, and mother of 4 children. She lived (1933-2009)

1998-2001 Vice-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
2001-10 Executive President
In 1987-1989 Assistant Secretary and 1989-92 Undersecretary of Trade and Industry and
Senator 1992-98. Secretary of Social Development and Welfare 1998-2000 and The President charged her with the leadership of the Cabinet Meetings. In late 2000 she resigned from her cabinet-post after  President Estrada was accused of corruption and in January 2001 she took over as President after he in effect vacated the presidency. MP from 2010. (b. 1947-)

2016- Vice-President Leni Robredo
Maria Leonor Santo Tomas Gerona was Member of the House of Representatives 2013-16. Her husband, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, was killed in a plane crash in 2012. (b. 1964-).


Last update 06.06.16