APRIL 15, 1948
President Manuel A. Roxas (January 1, 1892 – April 15, 1948) died of a heart attack. Earlier, he gave a speech before the U.S. Thirteenth Air Force but was rushed to the residence of Major General E. L. Eubank in Clark Field, Pampanga after he felt dizzy. Roxas passed away that same night. He was the fifth President of the Philippines, the first president of the 3rd Philippine Republic and the last president of the Philippine Commonwealth. On April 8, 2001, Pres. Fidel V. Ramos signed R.A. No. 9067 declaring April 15 as President Manuel A. Roxas Day.