31 August 1907: Ramon Magsaysay’s Birthday

On August 31, 1907, Ramon Magsaysay, seventh President of the Philippines, hailed by his countrymen as the “Champion of the Masses”, was born in Iba, Zambales, from a blacksmith father and a school teacher mother.

Over time, Ramon Magsaysay has become the figurehead of integrity, compassionate governance, and true public service. To honor those who emulate him in their ways of serving, the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation was created.