Ramon Magsaysay

President of the Republic of the Philippines + 1953%e2%80%931957
Born Aug 31, 1907

Ramón del Fierro Magsaysay was the third President of the Republic of the Philippines (and seventh president overall) from December 30, 1953 until his death in a plane crash in 1957. He was elected President under the banner of the Nacionalista Party.… Read More

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1907 Birth Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay was born in Iba, Zambales on August 31, 1907 to Exequiel Magsaysay y de los Santos (April 18, 1874 in San Marcelino, Zambales – January 24, 1968 in Manila), a blacksmith, and Perfecta del Fierro y Quimson (April 18, 1887 in Castillejos, Zambales – May 5, 1980 in Manila), a schoolteacher.


1927 19 Years Old He spent his grade school life somewhere in Castillejos and his high school life at Zambales Academy in San Narciso, Zambales. After high school, Magsaysay entered the University of the Philippines in 1927, where he enrolled in a pre-medical course. … Read More


1933 25 Years Old He was married to Luz Magsaysay (née Banzon) on June 16, 1933 and they had three children: Teresita "Sita" Banzon-Magsaysay (1934–1979), Milagros "Mila" Banzon-Magsaysay (b. 1936) and Ramon "Jun" Banzon-Magsaysay, Jr. (b. 1938). … Read More


1942 34 Years Old 1 More Event
When Bataan surrendered in 1942, Magsaysay escaped to the hills, narrowly evading Japanese arrest on at least four occasions.
1945 37 Years Old Magsaysay was among those instrumental in clearing the Zambales coast of the Japanese prior to the landing of American forces together with the Philippine Commonwealth troops on January 29, 1945.
1946 38 Years Old On April 22, 1946, Magsaysay, encouraged by his ex-guerrillas, was elected under the Liberal Party to the Philippine House of Representatives.


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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.
1952 44 Years Old In June 1952, Magsaysay made a goodwill tour to the United States and Mexico. … Read More
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 Enríquez 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
1957 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Magsaysay's term, which was to end on December 30, 1957, was cut short by a plane crash.


1957 50 Years Old An estimated 2 million people attended Magsaysay's state funeral on March 31, 1957. … Read More
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