President Emilio Aguinaldo
Due to his leadership skills, Emilio Aguinaldo earned the title of the “General” who led his Filipino revolutionaries to victory. He won many battles against the Spanish Government and became the popular figure amongst the Filipino revolutionaries because of his many success in battles. In 1897, the newly formed Revolutionary Government during the Tejeros Convention elected Aguinaldo as its president. After the events in the Truce of Biak-na-Bato in December 1897, he resumed his pursuit of independence in Spanish colonialism. After the war, Aguinaldo forced to set up a provisional dictatorship, and after the Malolos Congress meeting and drafting the constitution of the new Republic of the Philippines, on June 12, 1898, Aguinaldo became the first president of the Republic of the Philippines.
President Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon was known after he got the law degree in University of Santo Thomas in 1903. He constructed a law firm in Tayabas, Quezon City, his hometown, and earned an income $500 a month. When he was a lawyer, he has this peculiar set of fees to his service. He usually charge higher fees to the rich for his services while the poor were charged for free of service or pro bono. He then became popular in the Philippines for his benevolence.