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Diosdado Macapagal
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Diosdado Macapagal in 1962
9th President of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1961 – December 30, 1965
Vice President Emmanuel Pelaez
Preceded by Carlos P. García
Succeeded by Ferdinand Marcos
5th Vice-President of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1957 – December 30, 1961
President Carlos P. García
Preceded by Carlos P. García
Succeeded by Emmanuel Pelaez
Personal details
Diosdado Pangan Macapagal

(1910-09-28)September 28, 1910
Lubao, Pampanga, Philippine Islands
Died April 21, 1997(1997-04-21) (aged 86)
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Resting place 14°31′11″N 121°2′39″E / 14.51972°N 121.04417°E / 14.51972; 121.04417
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal Party
Alma mater University of the Philippines
University of Santo Tomas
Profession Lawyer

Diosdado Pangan Macapagal 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.

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