Diosdado Macapagal

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Diosdado Macapagal
Diosdado Macapagal in 1962
9th President of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1961 – December 30, 1965
Vice PresidentEmmanuel Pelaez
Preceded byCarlos P. García
Succeeded byFerdinand Marcos
5th Vice President of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1957 – December 30, 1961
PresidentCarlos P. García
Preceded byCarlos P. García
Succeeded byEmmanuel Pelaez
Personal details
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal

(1910-09-28)September 28, 1910
Lubao, Pampanga, Philippine Islands
DiedApril 21, 1997(1997-04-21) (aged 86)
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Resting place14°31′11″N 121°2′39″E / 14.51972°N 121.04417°E / 14.51972; 121.04417
Political partyLiberal Party
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines
University of Santo Tomas

Diosdado Pangan Macapagal Sr. (September 28, 1910 – April 21, 1997) was the ninth President of the Philippines. He is known for changing the country's Independence Day from July 4 to June 12. June 12 is the day President Emilio Aguinaldo declared independence of the First Philippine Republic from the Spanish Empire in 1898.

He is the father of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who was the fourteenth President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Today in Philippine History September 28, 1910, Diosdado P. Macapagal was born in Lubao, Pampanga". 28 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2016.