Diosdado Macapagal: Ninth President of the Philippines

Biography of Diosdado Macapagal

Ninth President of the Philippines

By Storytelling Philippines

Category: Philippine Presidents

Era: Ninth President of the Philippines,Fifth President of the Third Republic
Constitution: Amended 1935 Constitution
Predecessor: Carlos P. Garcia
Successor: Ferdinand E. Marcos
Date Elected: November 14, 1961; 3,554,840 votes (55% of the electorate)
Inauguration: December 30, 1961, Quirino Grandstand, Manila (aged 51)
Seat of Government: Quezon City
Vice President: Emmanuel Pelaez (1961-1965)
Chief Justice: Cesar Bengzon (April 28, 1961-May 29, 1966)
Senate President: Eulogio Rodriguez (January 22, 1957-April 5, 1963)
Ferdinand E. Marcos (April 5, 1963-December 30, 1965)
Speaker of the House Daniel Z. Romualdez (January 22, 1962-March 9, 1962)
Cornelio T. Villareal (March 9, 1962-December 30, 1965)

Previous Positions
Executive Legal Assistant (Quezon and Laurel administrations)
Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Legal Affairs (1946)
Chief Negotiator to the British Government (1947)
Secretary to the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Legislative Lower House: Representative of the First District of Pampanga (1949-1957)
Judicial: None
Others 1st in the Philippine Bar (1935)
Worked under other Administrations:
QUEZON as Legal Assistant
LAUREL as Legal Assistant
QUIRINO as Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Legal Affairs; Congressman
MAGSAYSAY as Congressman; member of the Laurel Mission
GARCIA as Vice President
MARCOS as President of the Constitutional Convention
C. AQUINO as Member of Council of State
RAMOS as Head of the National Centennial Commission

Personal Details
Born: September 28, 1910 Lubao, Pampanga
Died: April 21, 1997Makati City
Resting Place: Libingan ng mga Bayani, Taguig City
Political Parties: Liberal Party
Parents: Urbano Macapagal and Romana Pangan
Spouse: Purita Lim dela Rosa (c. 1900s-1943) (m. 1938), Evangelina de la Cruz Macaraeg (1915-1999) (m. 1946)
Children (by Purita de la Rosa)
Cielo Macapagal-Salgado;
Arturo Macapagal

(by Evangelina Macaraeg)
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Diosdado Macapagal Jr.

Education: Pampanga High School (1929)
Associate in Arts, University of the Philippines (1933)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas (1936)
Master of Laws, University of Santo Tomas (1941)
Doctor of Civil Laws, University of Santo Tomas (1947)
Doctor of Economics, University of Santo Tomas (1957)
Profession: Poet, Reporter, Lawyer, Academe Professor of Law, University of Santo Tomas (1941-1957), Professor of Law, San Beda College (1948), Private Practice Assistant Attorney of Ross, Lawrence, Selph and Carrascoso Law Firm (1937-1940)

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