Diosdado Macapagal was a Filipino lawyer, poet, columnist, and politician. He served as the 9th president of the Republic of the Philippines.
Complete Name –> Diosdado Pangan Macapagal Sr.
Nickname –> Dadong
Birth Date –> September 28, 1910
Died –> April 21, 1997 in Makati (aged 86; Cause: Heart Failure)
Hometown –> Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines
1st Wife –> Purita de la Rosa (married 1938)
2nd Wife –> Eva Macaraeg (married 1946)
Children –> (4) Former Pampanga Governor Maria Cielo R. Macapagal-Salgado, Arturo Macapagal, Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Diosdado M. Macapagal Jr.
College –> University of Santo Tomas
Degree –> Law
* Topped the Bar Examination in 1936 with a rating of 89.95%
See also: List of Bar Topnotchers since 1903
Political Career / Work Experiences
1971-1973 – President of the Constitional Convention
1961-1965 – President of the Philippines
1957–1961 – Vice President
1949-1957 – Congressman