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Second Lady or Second Gentleman of the Philippines

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Second Lady or Second Gentleman of the
Philippines
Ikalawáng Ginang o Ginoo ng Pilipinas
Leni Robredo's family July 2016 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Jessica Marie Gerona Robredo

since June 30, 2016
ResidenceQuezon City Reception House
Term lengthCo-terminus with the Vice President
Inaugural holderEsperanza Limjap-Osmeña
FormationNovember 15, 1935

Second Lady or Second Gentleman of the Philippines (Filipino: Ikalawáng Ginang o Ginoo ng Pilipinas) is an informal title normally used for the spouse of the Vice-President of the Philippines, coined in relation to the First Lady or First Gentleman (who is almost always the consort of the President of the Philippines). The eldest children of widows or parents that have not remarried carries the role as Second Lady or Second Gentleman.

Several Second Ladies have themselves become First Ladies upon their respective husband's succeeding to the Presidency.

List of Second Ladies and Second Gentlemen of the Philippines[edit]

# Second Spouse Relation to the Vice-President Government Start End
1 Esperanza Limjap-Osmeña (1896-1978) wife of Sergio Osmeña Commonwealth of the Philippines November 15, 1935 August 1, 1944
Vacant August 1, 1944 May 28, 1946
2 Victoria Syquia Quirino (1931-2006) daughter of widower Elpidio Quirino Third Philippine Republic May 28, 1946 April 17, 1948
Vacant April 17, 1948 December 30, 1949
3 Mariquit (Maria) Salvacion Javellana-López (1906-1997) wife of Fernando López Third Philippine Republic December 30, 1949 December 30, 1953
4 Leonila Dimataga-García (1906-1994) wife of Carlos P. García December 30, 1953 March 18, 1957
Vacant March 18, 1957 December 30, 1957
5 Evangelina Macaraeg-Macapagal (1915-1999) wife of Diosdado Macapagal Third Philippine Republic December 30, 1957 December 30, 1961
6 Edith Neri Fabella-Pelaez (1915-2014) wife of Emmanuel Pelaez December 30, 1961 December 30, 1965
7 Mariquit (Maria) Salvacion Javellana-López (1906-1997) wife of Fernando López December 30, 1965 September 23, 1972
Abolished upon the declaration of Martial Law. September 23, 1972 January 23, 1984
Vacant January 23, 1984 February 25, 1986
8 Celia Díaz-Laurel (b. 1927) wife of Salvador Laurel Fifth Philippine Republic February 25, 1986 June 30, 1992
9 Luísa Pimentel-Ejército (b. 1931) wife of Joseph Estrada June 30, 1992 June 30, 1998
10 José Miguel Tuason Arroyo (b. 1945) husband of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo June 30, 1998 January 20, 2001
Vacant following the EDSA II revolution January 20, 2001 February 9, 2001
11 Ruth de Lara-Guingona (b. 1928) wife of Teofisto Guingona, Jr. Fifth Philippine Republic February 9, 2001 June 30, 2004
12 Arlene Sinsuat-de Castro (b. 1951) wife of Noli de Castro June 30, 2004 June 30, 2010
13 Elenita Gabriel Sombillo-Binay (b. 1944) wife of Jejomar Binay June 30, 2010 June 30, 2016
14 Jessica Marie Gerona Robredo (b. 1988) daughter of widow Leni Robredo June 30, 2016 Incumbent

List of living former Second Ladies or Second Gentlemen[edit]

As of June 2020, there are six living former Second Ladies or Second Gentlemen. The most recent second lady to die was Victoria Quirino daughter of Elpidio Quirino in 2006.

  • Celia Díaz-Laurel, wife of Salvador Laurel
  • Luísa Pimentel-Ejército, wife of Joseph Estrada
  • José Miguel Tuazon Arroyo, husband of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
  • Ruth de Lara-Guingona, wife of Teofisto Guingona, Jr.
  • Arlene Sinsuat-de Castro, wife of Noli de Castro
  • Elenita Sombillo-Binay, wife of Jejomar Binay

See also[edit]

  • First Lady or First Gentleman of the Philippines


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