Here’s a very rare photo of the late Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay (center) with Senator Emmanuel Pelaez (Magsaysay’s right) and Misamis Oriental Governor Vicente De Lara.

Others in the photo are believed to be politicians and municipal mayors of Camiguin, which was then still part of Misamis Oriental Province so this has to be during an audience with the president for making Camiguin as a sub-province of Misamis Oriental. Camiguin officially became a sub-province in 1957 by virtue of Republic Act No. 2021 (LINK) signed on June 22, 1957. Magsaysay died on March 17, 1957 so the photo has to be taken sometime before his death. The presidential seal is seen on top so this has to be in Malacañang.

photo by Amiel Ranalan of Kagay-an Kaniadto

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