Manuel A. Roxas, President 1946-1948
Manuel A. Roxas, President 1946-1948
Manuel A. Roxas, President 1946-1948
Manuel A. Roxas, President 1946-1948
Elpidio Quirino, President 1948-1953
Elpidio Quirino, President 1948-1953
Ramon Magsaysay, President 1953-1957
Ramon Magsaysay, President 1953-1957
Carlos P. Garcia, President 1957-1961
Carlos P. Garcia, President 1957-1961
Diosdado Macapagal, President 1961-1965
Diosdado Macapagal, President 1961-1965
Diosdado Macapagal, President 1961-1965
Diosdado Macapagal, President 1961-1965
Ferdinand E. Marcos, President 1965-1986
Ferdinand E. Marcos, President 1965-1986
Ferdinand E. Marcos, President 1965-1986
Ferdinand E. Marcos, President 1965-1986
Ferdinand E. Marcos, President 1965-1986
Ferdinand E. Marcos, President 1965-1986
Ferdinand E. Marcos, President 1965-1986
Ferdinand E. Marcos, President 1965-1986
Fidel Ramos, President 1992-1998
Fidel Ramos, President 1992-1998
March 16, 1982
On the Ruby Anniversary of THE FALL OF BATAAN and CORREGADOR:


I am not here to help celebrate a defeat, but a Victory!

For the Fall of Bataan was a victory. True, the American-Filipino forces had been defeated in the flesh, but NEVER vanquished in the SPIRIT on that fateful day of April 9, 1942. So, after the Fall, we fought again and defeated the enemy. And in our victory, in contrast to the enemy, the Japanese, we were true Christians - compassionate and forgiving.

But foremost was the great patriotism, heroism, and love of God and Country of the Filipino soldiers in the Battle of Bataan which made the whole world take notice of the Filipinos. Since then, the world has given great respect to the Filipino people.

- Edwin Price Ramsey
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