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8.31.2006

Ramon Magsaysay



Ramon Magsaysay
AKA Ramon del Fierro Magsaysay

  • 1st Filipino President to wear Barong Tagalog (1953)
  • 7th President of the Philippines


QUOTE
"The people will have their own way."


ALIAS
"RM"
"The Guy"
"President of the Filipino Masses"


DATE OF BIRTH
August 31, 1907

BIRTHPLACE
Iba, Zambales, Philippines


FATHER: Exequiel Magsaysay
MOTHER: Perfecta del Fierro


WIFE: Luz Banson
CHILDREN: Teresita, Milagros, and Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.


YEAR OF DEATH
March 17, 1957


USEFUL LINKS

The Philippine Presidency Project: Ramon Magsaysay
RMAF.org.ph – About Ramon Magsaysay
Cultural Heritage - Ramon Magsaysay
Wikipedia Article on Ramon Magsaysay
Time.com: Magsaysay Faces His Opposition
Time.com: The People's Choice


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