First Lady or Gentleman of the Philippines

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First Lady or Gentleman of the Philippines
Unang Ginang o Ginoó ng Pilipinas
Jose Miguel Arroyo departing St. Luke's Medical Center (cropped).jpg
Jose Miguel Arroyo
The Last Spouse of President of The Phillippines, because Duterte unnulled spouse
StyleHis/Her Excellency (formal, diplomatic)
ResidenceMalacañang Palace
Inaugural holderHilaria del Rosario-Aguinaldo[note 1]
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]

OO Portrait First Lady/Gentleman Relation to President Government In Role
1 Hilaria Aguinaldo first wife of Emilio Aguinaldo
(husband, officially recognized as the first President)
First Philippine Republic (1899–1901) January 23, 1899–April 1, 1901
2 Aurora Aragon-Quezon.jpg Aurora Quezon wife of Manuel L. Quezon Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935–1946) November 15, 1935–August 1, 1944
3 Pacencia Laurel wife of José P. Laurel Second Philippine Republic (1943–1945) October 14, 1943–August 14, 1945
4 Esperanza Osmena (Malacanang photo).jpg Esperanza Osmeña wife of Sergio Osmeña Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935–1946) August 1, 1944–May 28, 1946
5 Trinidad Roxas.jpg Trinidad Roxas wife of Manuel Roxas Third Philippine Republic (1946–1972) May 28, 1946–April 15, 1948
6 Vicky Quirino (Malacanang photo).jpg Victoria Quirino daughter of widower Elpidio Quirino April 15, 1948–December 30, 1953
7 Luz Magsaysay (Malacanang photo) (cropped).jpg Luz Magsaysay wife of Ramon Magsaysay December 30, 1953–March 17, 1957
8 Leonila Garcia wife of Carlos P. Garcia March 17, 1957–December 30, 1961
9 Eva Macapagal departing for Malacañang.jpg Eva Macapagal wife of Diosdado Macapagal December 30, 1961–December 30, 1965
10 Imelda-alone.jpg Imelda Marcos wife of Ferdinand E. Marcos December 30, 1965–February 25, 1986
Philippines under Martial Law (1972–1981)
Fourth Philippine Republic (1981–1987)
Vacant; Corazon C. Aquino was a widow. Her husband, Benigno Aquino Jr., was assassinated in 1983. February 25, 1986–June 30, 1992
Fifth Philippine Republic (1987–present)
11 Amelita Ramos wife of Fidel Ramos June 30, 1992–June 30, 1998
12 Senate-Centennial-Dinner-20161006-010 (cropped).jpg Loi Ejercito wife of Joseph Ejercito Estrada June 30, 1998–January 20, 2001
13 Jose Miguel Arroyo departing St. Luke's Medical Center (cropped).jpg Jose Miguel Arroyo husband of Gloria Macapagal–Arroyo January 20, 2001–June 30, 2010
Vacant; Benigno S. Aquino III was unmarried June 30, 2010–June 30, 2016
Vacant; Rodrigo Duterte's marriage was annulled[note 2] June 30, 2016–present

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

As of September 2021, there are three 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

Spouse Date of birth Age
Amelita Ramos 29 December 1926 94 years, 249 days
Imelda-alone.jpg Imelda Marcos 2 July 1929 92 years, 64 days
Senate-Centennial-Dinner-20161006-010 (cropped).jpg Loi Ejercito 2 June 1930 91 years, 94 days
Jose Miguel Arroyo departing St. Luke's Medical Center (cropped).jpg Jose Miguel Arroyo 27 June 1945 76 years, 69 days
Ballsy Aquino-Cruz (de facto) 18 August 1955 66 years, 17 days
Kris Aquino (de facro) 14 February 1971 50 years, 202 days


Notes[change | change source]

  1. The term "First Lady" was first used for Victoria Quirino-González, who was the daughter of President Elpidio Quirino.[1]
  2. Cite error: The named reference nodutertefirstlady was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).

References[change | change source]

  1. Lo, Ricky (15 May 2016). "The Fabulous First Ladies, 1897-2001". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. Updated daily according to UTC.