Salvador Laurel

Vice President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992

Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel[4] (November 18, 1928 – January 27, 2004), also known as Doy Laurel, was a Filipino lawyer and politician. He was Vice President of the Philippines from 1986 to 1992 under President Corazon Aquino and was Prime Minister from 25 February to 25 March 1986.

Salvador Laurel
8th Vice President of the Philippines
In office
February 25, 1986 – June 30, 1992
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Preceded byRe-established
Title last held by Fernando Lopez[1]
Succeeded byJoseph Estrada
5th Prime Minister of the Philippines
In office
February 25, 1986 – March 25, 1986
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Preceded byCesar Virata
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1987 – February 25, 1986
Prime MinisterCesar Virata
Preceded byBenigno Aquino Jr.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines
In office
March 25, 1986 – February 2, 1987
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Preceded byPacifico A. Castro (Acting)
Succeeded byManuel Yan
Member of the Interim Batasang Pambansa from Region IV-A
In office
June 12, 1978 – September 16, 1983
Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1967 – September 23, 1972[2]
Personal details
Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel

(1928-11-18)November 18, 1928
Paco, Manila, Insular Government of the Philippine Islands
DiedJanuary 27, 2004(2004-01-27) (aged 75)
Atherton, California, United States
Political partyNacionalista Party
Other political
UNIDO (1984–1989)
Celia Diaz
(m. 1950; d. 2004)
EducationUniversity of the Philippines, Manila
University of the Philippines, Diliman (LLB)
Yale University (LLM, SJD)
Presidential styles of
Salvador H. Laurel
Reference styleHis Excellency
The Honourable [3]
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Alternative styleMr. Vice President

He was a major leader of the United Nationalist Democratic Organization (UNIDO), the political party that helped end the dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos with the 1986 People Power Revolution.

He ran for President in 1992, but lost to Fidel Ramos.

Laurel died of lymphoma on January 27, 2004 in Atherton, California at the age of 75.


  1. Assumed vice presidency by claiming victory in the disputed 1986 snap election.
  2. Original term was until December 30, 1973. This was cut short pursuant to the Declaration of Martial Law by President Ferdinand Marcos on September 23, 1972.
  3. A subsidiary honorific as the Vice-Presidency ranks higher than the premiership, which was eventually abolished.
  4. Jose P. Laurel Memorial Foundation

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