President of the Republic of the Philippines
December 30, 1953 - March 17, 1957
Date of Birth: August 3,1907
Place of Birth: Iba, Zambales
Father: Exequiel Magsaysay
Mother: Perfecta de Fierro
Espouse: Perfecta de Fierro
Children: Teresita, Milagros and Ramon Jr
Date of Death: March 7, 1957
Place of Death: Mt.Manunggal, Cebu
Cause of Death: Plane crash
Age at Death: 50
• Mababang Paaralan ng Castillejos
• Zambales Academy
• Mechanical Engineering, University of the Philippines
• Bachelor of Sience in Commerce, Jose Rizal College
IMPORTANT NOTES IN HISTORY
- Worked as
jeepney driver and mechanic to finance his studies at
the car company of the Yangcos; was promoted to
supervisory position and later on, branch manager in
- Volunteered to
serve in the Armed Forces.
- Joined the
forces of Lieutenant Colonel Thorpe in 1942, before
the Fall of Bataan.
- Named Military
Governor by Gen Douglas Mac Arthur in Zambales.
- Founded the
Guerilla Forces of Western Luzon after the Fall of
Bataan and Corregidor.
- Twice elected
as congressman of Zambales.
- Played an
important role in the passing of the bill on benefit
grants by the United States to the Flipino veterans of
the war and one of these was the building of the
Veterans Memorial Hospital.
- Secretary of
National Defense, (1950)
persuaded the members of the HUKBALAHAP to surrender
and return to the government fold.
- Received the
Man of the Year Award in 1951.
- President of
the Republic of the Philippines, (November, 1953).
- Formed the
President's Action Committee (PCAC) as his
implementing line to help the masses.
- Opened the
doors of Malacañang to the people so they could air
- He gave the
farmers the right to own land according to the laws of
the Land Reform Act of 1955.
- Huk Supreme
Leader Luis Taruc personally surrender to him that
signaled the reign of peace in the country.
- Was called the
Champion of the Masses.
vigorously the use of the national language and
wearing of the Barong Tagalog.
- According to
him, those who have less in life should have more in