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9.28.2006

Diosdado Macapagal




Diosdado Macapagal
AKA Diosdado Pangan Macapagal

  • Founder and 1st Filipino President of the Philippine Lawyers Association (1946)
  • 9th President of the Philippines (1961-1965)
  • "Father of the Philippine Career Foreign Service Corps"

QUOTE
"I preferred education to riches because it is not enough to want to help the poor, but it is essential to know how to help them. It is, therefore, essential to have the education and learning to know what to do in order to really save the poor from poverty and misery."


ALIAS
"The Incorruptible"
"DM"


DATE OF BIRTH
September 28, 1910

BIRTHPLACE
Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines


FATHER: Urbano Macapagal
MOTHER: Romana Pangan


WIFE: Evangelina Macaraeg
CHILDREN: President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Diosdado, Jr.

1st WIFE: Purita dela Rosa
CHILDREN: Cielo and Arturo


YEAR OF DEATH
April 21, 1997


USEFUL LINKS

Diosdado P. Macapagal.com
Malacañang Museum: Diosdado Macapagal
The Philippine Presidency Project
Wikipedia Article on Diosdado Macapagal
Cultural Heritage
Pres. Diosdado Macapagal – In Retrospect

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