Carlos Polistico Garcia (November 4, 1896 – June 14, 1971) was the 8th president of the Philippines (1957-1961).His administration was known for its "Filipino First" policy, which put the interests of the Filipino people above those of foreigners and of the ruling party.He acquired his primary education in his native town Talibon, then took his secondary education in Cebu Provincial High School, now Abellana National School, both on top of his class.Initially, he pursued his college education at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, and later studied at the Philippine Law School, the College of Law of National University, where he earned his law degree in 1923 and later, he received his Honorary degree, Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa from National University in 1961. Rather than practice law right away, he worked as a teacher for two years at Bohol Provincial High School.Garcia acquired his primary education in his native Talibon, then took his secondary education in Cebu Provincial High School.He briefly took law courses at Silliman University in Dumaguete City.He was elected for another term in 1928 and served until 1931.
Garcia entered politics in 1925, scoring an impressive victory to become Representative of the Third District of Bohol.
Si Carlos Polistico Garcia (4 Nobyembre 1896 - 14 Hunyo 1971) ay isang Pilipinong makata at politiko at ang ikawalong Pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas (23 Marso 1957–30 Disyembre 1961).
Kilala si Garcia kanyang pagpapatupad ng patakarang "Pilipino Muna" ("Filipino First").
Isinilang si Garcia noong 4 Nobyembre 1896 sa bayan ng Talibon, Bohol.
Ang kaniyang mga magulang ay sina Policronio Garcia at Ambrosia Polistico.