Today, November 4, 2020, we commemorate the 124th birth anniversary of the 8th President of the Philippines, Carlos Polestico Garcia.
Carlos P. Garcia was born in 1896 to parents Policronio Garcia and Ambrosia Polestico in Talibon.
He finished Bachelor of Laws in 1923 in the Philippine Law School, and in the same year, taught briefly in Bohol Provincial School. Aside from being a teacher, lawyer, and military leader, Carlos P. Garcia enjoyed poetry and was a chess enthusiast.
He became president upon succeeding Ramon Magsaysay on March 18, 1957. He was elected on a full four-year term on December 30, 1957, and ended on December 30, 1961.