Leonila Garcia

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Leonila Dimataga
First Lady of the Philippines
In office
March 23, 1957 – December 30, 1961
Preceded by Luz Magsaysay
Succeeded by Eva Macapagal
Personal details
Born 1906
Died 1994 (aged 87–88)
Spouse(s) Carlos P. García
Children Linda García-Campos
Religion Roman Catholic

Leonila Dimataga-García (1906 – 1994) was the wife of Philippine President Carlos P. García, and was eighth First Lady of the Philippines. She assumed the title on 17 March 1957 upon the accession of her husband, who was then-Vice-President, shortly after the death of President Ramón Magsaysay.

Fondly called "Indáy", the native of Opon (now Lapu-Lapu City), Cebu was a professional pharmacist. As First Lady, García became active in cultural and social activities in line with her husband's Filipino First Policy.

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Luz Magsaysay
First Lady of the Philippines
Succeeded by
Eva Macapagal
Preceded by
Mariquit López
Second Lady of the Philippines