Ramon Magsaysay

President of the Republic of the Philippines + 1953–1957
Born Aug 31, 1907

Ramón del Fierro Magsaysay was the seventh President of the Republic of the Philippines, serving from 30 December 1953 until his death in a 1957 aircraft disaster. An automobile mechanic, Magsaysay was appointed military governor of Zambales after his outstanding service as a guerilla leader during the Pacific War.… Read More

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1907 Birth Ramón del Fierro Magsaysay was born in Iba, Zambales on August 31, 1907 to Exequiel Magsaysay (1874-1968), a blacksmith, and Perfecta del Fierro (1887-1980), a schoolteacher. … Read More


1927 19 Years Old After high school, Magsaysay entered the University of the Philippines in 1927, where he enrolled in a pre-engineering course. … Read More


1932 24 Years Old He was married to Luz Magsaysay (née Banzon) in 1932 and they had three children: Teresita Banzon-Magsaysay (b. 1934), Milagros "Mila" Banzon-Magsaysay (b. 1936) and Ramon "Jun" Banzon-Magsaysay, Jr. (b. 1938). … Read More


1946 38 Years Old On 22 April 1946, Magsaysay, encouraged by his ex-guerrillas, was elected under the Liberal Party to the Philippine House of Representatives.


1948 40 Years Old In 1948, President Manuel Roxas chose Magsaysay to go to Washington as Chairman of the Committee on Guerrilla Affairs, to help to secure passage of the Rogers Veterans Bill, giving benefits to Philippine veterans.
1949 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In the so-called "dirty election" of 1949, he was re-elected to a second term in the House of Representatives. … Read More
1950 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In early August 1950, he offered President Elpidio Quirino a plan to fight the Communist guerillas, using his own experiences in guerrilla warfare during World War II.
1951 - 1952 2 More Events
By 1953, President Quirino thought the threat of the Huks was under control and Secretary Magsaysay was becoming too weak. … Read More
In August 1954, Judge Eduardo Enriquez ruled the men were guilty and Lacson, his 22 men and three other mayors of Negros Occidental municipalities were condemned to the electric chair. Presidential elections were held on November 10, 1953 in the Philippines. … Read More
1955 47 Years Old 1 More Event
The Magsaysay administration negotiated the Laurel-Langley Agreement which was a trade agreement between the Philippines and the United States which was signed in 1955 and expired in 1974. … Read More
An estimated 5 million people attended Magsaysay's burial on 31 March 1957. … Read More


1957 50 Years Old Died on March 17, 1957.
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