This post was originally published by sister site Bisaya.
Most Philippine presidents come from Luzon, of the total 16 presidents, only 4 are Bisaya.
The basis of this list, the president must be born in Visayas and Mindanao, secondly – must speak Cebuano, Boholano, Ilonggo, Waray or any language common or originated in the Visayas.
|Name||Place of Birth|
|1. Sergio Osmeña – the first Philippine president to come from the Visayas||Cebu City, Cebu|
|2. Manuel Roxas – the first Ilonggo president. The city where he was born, is now called Roxas City, which was formerly Capiz.||Capiz, Capiz Province|
|3. Carlos P. Garcia – his last name is already etched in Cebu City politics, he was originally from Bohol.||Talibon, Bohol|
|4. Rodrigo Roa Duterte – the first Bisaya president to come from Mindanao, though he was born and grew up in the Visayas.||Maasin, Leyte,|