Carlos P. Garcia
Carlos Polistico García (November 4, 1896 – June 14, 1971) was a Filipino
Filipino people
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 teacher, poet, orator, lawyer, public official, political economist and guerrilla leader. He became the eighth President of the Philippines
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 known for his "Filipino First" policy, which put the interests of the Filipino people above those of foreigners and of the ruling party.
García was born in Talibon, Bohol
Talibon, Bohol
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 to Policronio García and Ambrosia Polestico (who were both natives of Bangued
Bangued, Abra
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, Abra
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García grew up with politics, with his father serving as a municipal mayor for four terms. He acquired his primary education in his native Talibon, then took his secondary education in Cebu Provincial High School.