First Ladies and Gentlemen of the Philippines

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First Lady or Gentleman of the Philippines
Unang Ginang o Ginoó ng Pilipinas
Liza Araneta Marcos at the 2022 inauguration of Bongbong Marcos.jpg
Incumbent
Louise Araneta-Marcos

since 30 June 2022
StyleHis/Her Excellency
ResidenceMalacañang Palace
Inaugural holderHilaria Aguinaldo
Formation23 January 1899

The first lady or first gentleman of the Philippines (Filipino: Unang Ginang/Ginoó ng Pilipinas) is a spouse of President of the Philippines.

List[change | change source]


Pres No.

Portrait First Lady or First Gentleman
(Birth name)
Tenure Age at tenure start President
(Spouse, unless noted)
1 Portrait of Hilaria Aguinaldo Hilaria Aguinaldo
February 17, 1877 – March 6, 1921
(aged 44)
January 23, 1899

March 23, 1901
121 years, 340 days Aguinaldo
m. January 1, 1896
2 Portrait of Aurora Quezon Aurora Quezon
February 19, 1888 – April 28, 1949
(aged 61)
November 15, 1935

August 1, 1944
47 years, 269 days Quezon
m. December 17, 1918
3 Butterfly Gown.jpg Pacencia Laurel
April 30, 1889 – January 1, 1963
(aged 73)
October 14, 1943

August 17, 1945
54 years, 167 days Laurel
m. April 9, 1911
4 Portrait of Esperanza Osmeña Esperanza Osmeña
December 18, 1894 – April 4, 1978
(aged 83)
August 1, 1944

May 28, 1946
49 years, 227 days Osmeña
m. January 10, 1920
5 Portrait of Trinidad Roxas Trinidad Roxas
October 4, 1899 – June 20, 1995
(aged 94)
May 28, 1946

April 15, 1948
46 years, 236 days Roxas
m. April 14, 1921
6 Portrait of Victoria Quirino Victoria Quirino
May 18, 1931 – November 29, 2006
(aged 75)
April 17, 1948

December 30, 1953
16 years, 335 days Quirino
Daughter
[note 1]
7 Portrait of Luz Magsaysay Luz Magsaysay
June 25, 1914 – August 17, 2004
(aged 90)
December 30, 1953

March 17, 1957
39 years, 188 days Magsaysay
m. June 16, 1933
8 Leonila Garcia
July 17, 1906 – May 17, 1994
(aged 87)
March 18, 1957

December 30, 1961
50 years, 244 days Garcia
m. May 24, 1933
9 Portrait of Eva Macapagal Eva Macapagal
November 1, 1915 – May 16, 1999
(aged 83)
December 30, 1961

December 30, 1965
46 years, 59 days Macapagal
m. May 5, 1946
10 Imelda Marcos (1984).jpg Imelda Marcos
Born (1929-07-02) July 2, 1929 (age 93)
December 30, 1965

February 25, 1986
36 years, 181 days Marcos I
m. April 17, 1954
De facto Ballsy Aquino-Cruz - 2015 (cropped).jpg Ballsy Aquino-Cruz
Born (1955-08-18) August 18, 1955 (age 67)
February 25, 1986

June 30, 1992
30 years, 191 days C. Aquino
[note 2]
11 Amelita Ramos
Born (1926-12-29) December 29, 1926 (age 95)
June 30, 1992

June 30, 1998
62 years, 184 days Ramos
m. October 21, 1954
12 Portrait of Loi Ejercito Loi Ejercito
Born (1930-06-02) June 2, 1930 (age 92)
June 30, 1998

January 20, 2001
68 years, 28 days Estrada
m. December 6, 1959
13 Portrait of Jose Miguel Arroyo Jose Miguel Arroyo
Born (1945-06-27) June 27, 1945 (age 77)
January 20, 2001

June 30, 2010
55 years, 207 days Arroyo
m. August 2, 1968
De facto Portrait of Kris Aquino Kris Aquino
Born (1971-02-14) February 14, 1971 (age 51)
June 30, 2010

June 30, 2016
39 years, 136 days Aquino III
[note 3]
De facto Portrait of Honeylet Avanceña Honeylet Avanceña
Born (1970-02-17) February 17, 1970 (age 52)
June 30, 2016

June 30, 2022
46 years, 134 days Duterte
[note 4]
14 Liza Araneta Louise Araneta–Marcos
Born (1959-08-21) August 21, 1959 (age 63)
June 30, 2022

Current
62 years, 313 days Marcos II
m. April 17, 1993

Living former first ladies and first gentlemen[change | change source]

As of September 2022, there are six living former first ladies and one living first gentleman. The most recent first lady to die was Victoria Quirino (1948–1953), daughter of Elpidio Quirino on November 29, 2006

No. Image Spouse Date of birth Age
1 Amelita Ramos 29 December 1926 95 years, 270 days
2 Imelda Romualdez Marcos 2.jpg Imelda Marcos 2 July 1929 93 years, 85 days
3 Senate-Centennial-Dinner-20161006-010 (cropped).jpg Loi Ejercito 2 June 1930 92 years, 115 days
4 Jose Miguel Arroyo departing St. Luke's Medical Center (cropped).jpg Jose Miguel Arroyo 27 June 1945 77 years, 90 days
acting Ballsy Aquino-Cruz - 2015 (cropped).jpg Ballsy Aquino-Cruz (de facto) 18 August 1955 67 years, 38 days
Kris Aquino APEC.JPG Kris Aquino (de facto) 14 February 1971 51 years, 223 days
Honeylet Avanceña 2019 (cropped).jpg Honeylet Avanceña (de facto) 17 February 1970 52 years, 220 days

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. Quirino's spouse, Alicia Quirino, was massacred along with the rest of the family during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II before he became President. Their daughter, Victoria, is considered de facto First Lady.
  2. Aquino's spouse, Benigno Aquino Jr., was assassinated before she became President.
  3. Aquino III was never married so Kris Aquino, his sister, assumed the role as the de facto first lady.
  4. Duterte and Avanceña are civil partners and she was never made first lady although she carried the roles of one

References[change | change source]

  1. Updated daily according to UTC.