Dr Evangelina Macapagal
(born Evangelina Macaraeg) was the second wife of President Diosdado Macapagal,
the ninth First Lady of the Philippines, and the mother of former President
Evangelina Macapagal was notable
for combining simplicity with graceful elegance during her term as the First
Lady. She founded many health and education centres for the poor throughout the
country and financially supported the Medical Research Foundation of the
She campaigned for quality
films and TV shows.
Macapagal was known for
wearing the national dress whenever she had a chance to do so.
Mrs Macapagal is credited
with transforming Malacanang to a clean and magnificent palace.