Good morning everyone. This is just the part 2 of my particle …
His suggested law as congressman was all about the welfare of the ordinary people. One of these was the exportation of rice and corn. Because of this, he was called the “Champion on the Mass.”
In 1958 he won as Vice President of the Philippines and on November 14, 1961 he won as President against former President Carlos P. Garcia.
As a President he gave emphasis on the problem in lack of employment and in the increase of production to help in the needs of many Pilipino. Simple living in all of the government and the faithfulness in the duty was included in his bylaw.
He facilitated to reform the land to help the poor farmers. He was given a hand by the experts in the law that will change the life of the small farmers.
Macapagal was the one sent Harry Stonehill and his accompanying person to go back to America. Stonehill is an American millionaire who established many businesses in the Philippines. He bribed some top officials in the government so he can do what ever he wants to have his business always be successful in the country. This became a big scandal that reached to the knowledge of Macapagal. He did all the steps to end this scandal.
Macapagal also became the instrument to increase the relation of the Philippines in many countries. He was also initiated to own Sabah from Malaysia.
Many of his detractor in the politics put Macapagal down. Different terrible issues were brought by the detractors which made in his clean name and services unpleasant. It was not surprising anymore that he got lost when he ran again for President in November 1965. Nevertheless, he was a gentleman to accept his failure.
When Former President Carlos P. Garcia, Macapagal replace him as the President of the Second Constitutional Convention.
President Diosdado Macapagal had two wives. The first one was Purita dela Rosa who died early. He had two children with Purita named Maria Cielo and Arturo. The second one was Dr. Evangeline Macaraeg who had also given him two children named Maria Gloria and Diosdado Jr.
This was Macapagal aspiration in life: “DO THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO AND GOD WILL DO ALL THE REST.”
Macapagal died last April 1997.