- Category : Politics-Heads-of-state
- Type : ME
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (17)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 3
Philippines politician who became the third president of the Philippines on 12/30/1953, serving through his lifetime. During WW II, he commanded a group of guerrillas who fought the Japanese in western Luzon, helping to prepare the way for the U.S. invasion in 1944. Having a reputation for honesty, he reformed the army and became the Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines, in 1951.
He was the son of a farmer who became largely a self-made man. Magsaysay died in a plane crash on 5/17/1957.