Juan Osong

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Diosdado Macapagal
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Diosdado Macapagal | | 9th President of the Philippines | In office
December 30, 1961 – December 30, 1965 | Vice President | Emmanuel Pelaez | Preceded by | Carlos Garcia | Succeeded by | Ferdinand Marcos | 2nd President of the 1971 Philippine Constitutional Convention | In office
June 14, 1971 – January 17, 1973 | President | Ferdinand Marcos | Preceded by | Carlos P. Garcia | Succeeded by | Position Abolished | 6th Vice President of the Philippines | In office
December 30, 1957 – December 30, 1961 | President | Carlos Garcia | Preceded by | Carlos Garcia | Succeeded by | Emmanuel Pelaez | Member of the Philippine
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in Economics in 1957.[5]
[edit]Early career
After passing the bar examination, Macapagal was invited to join an American law firm as a practicing attorney, a particular honor for a Filipino at the time.[7] He was assigned as a legal assistant to President Manuel L. Quezon in Malacañang Palace.[5] During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines in World War II, Macapagal continued working in Malacañang Palace as an assistant to President Jose P. Laurel, while secretly aiding the anti-Japanese resistance.[5]
In 1943, Macapagal lost his first wife, Purita de la Rosa, to malnutrition due to the deprivations of the war.[5] In 1946 he married Evangelina Macaraeg, with whom he had two children, Gloria and Diosdado Jr.[4]
After the war, Macapagal worked as an assistant attorney with the one of

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