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Philippine President - RAMON MAGSAYSAY y DE FIERRO

Ramon Magsaysay - Seventh Philippine PresidentSeventh 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

Elementaryand Secondary
• Mababang Paaralan ng Castillejos
• Zambales Academy
• Mechanical Engineering, University of the Philippines (1927)
• Bachelor of Sience in Commerce, Jose Rizal College (1932)
  • 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 Zambales.
  • 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)
  • Successfully 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 their grievances.
  • 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.
  • Promoted 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 law.

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