Vicente Magsaysay

Vicente Magsaysay
Governor of Zambales
In office
1 January 1968  30 June 2007
Preceded by Amor Deloso
Personal details
Born (1940-01-20) January 20, 1940
Castillejos, Philippines
Political party Liberal Party of the Philippines (2015–present)
Spouse(s) Rosellyn Enciso-Magsaysay
Religion Roman Catholicism

Vicente Magsaysay (born January 20, 1940) is a Filipino who has been the chairman of the board of the Philippine Postal Savings Bank since January 22, 2009. He was governor of the province of Zambales during martial law and then again in the 2000s.

Political career

Magsaysay is a veteran politician that came from the same political family of former President Ramon Magsaysay. He first served as the governor of Zambales in 1968-1986, beginning before and lasting throughout martial law in the Philippines and the Marcos dictatorship. He lost the post after the People Power Revolution of 1986 that overthrew Ferdinand Marcos

He won re-election in the 1998 elections as governor of Zambales. He was re-elected in 2001 and 2004. He has been the chairman of the board of the Philippine Postal Bank since January 22, 2009.

To the surprise of everyone, he accepted the nomination of Lakas CMD to run in the May 14, 2007 midterm elections under the Team Unity umbrella. His name wasn't mentioned in any previous surveys before being selected on February 10, 2007.

He built the Jesus F. Magsaysay High School or Castillejos National High School in Castillejos, Zambales.

Personal life

Ancestral house of Governor Vicente Magsaysay (Castillejos, Zambales)

GoVic or VicMag, as he is called, is married to Rosellyn Enciso. Incumbent Zambales first district Rep. Milagros "Mitos" Magsaysay is his daughter-in-law. His second daughter [ Hon. MARY ROSE "Lourdes" MAGSAYSAY MPA was appointed Undersecretary of Energy 2009-2010. Other known relatives include Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr., party-list Rep. Eulogio "Amang" Magsaysay, and TV personality JB Magsaysay.


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