1953 in the Philippines
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1953 in the Philippines details events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 1953
- President: Elpidio Quirino (Liberal) (until December 30), Ramon Magsaysay (Nacionalista Party) (starting December 30)
- Vice President: Fernando Lopez (Liberal) (until December 30), Carlos P. Garcia (Nacionalista Party) (starting December 30)
- Chief Justice: Ricardo Paras
- Congress: 2nd (until December 8)
- October 23 – The Philippines' DZAQ-TV 3 of Alto Broadcasting System (now ABS-CBN) makes its initial telecast, becoming Asia's first commercial television broadcaster.
- November 10 – Ramon Magsaysay is elected President of the Republic of the Philippines.
- December 30 – Magsaysay takes his oath of office.
- January 5 - Tony Tan, Filipino entrepreneur
- January 7 - Flor Contemplacion, Filipino domestic worker executed in Singapore (d. 1995)
- January 25 – Vicki Belo, Filipino dermatologist and television personality
- March 28 - Herminio Coloma, Jr., Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office
- April 1 - Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer
- May 21 - Nora Aunor, Filipina actress
- August 11 - Cory Quirino, Filipino author, host, and national director of Miss World Philippines
- August 22 - Phillip Salvador, Filipino Actor and Former Action Star Role
- September 15 - Margarita Moran-Floirendo, Miss Universe 1973
- September 20 - Roi Vinzon, Filipino action star
- November 11 – Narciso Villaver Abellana, Filipino Roman Catholic bishop
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