Enrique Magalona

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Enrique B. Magalona
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from 's Legislative districts of Negros Occidental district
In office
Preceded by Jose C. Locsin
Succeeded by Vicente F. Gustilo, Sr.
Senator of the Philippines
In office
May 28, 1946 – December 30, 1955
Personal details
Born Enrique Barrera Magalona
(1891-11-05)November 5, 1891
Saravia, Negros Occidental, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Died 1960 (aged 79)
Alma mater San Juan de Letran

Enrique B. Magalona, Sr. (November 5, 1891 – 1960) was a Senator of the Philippines, and the grandfather of the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona.

Early life[edit]

Enrique B. Magalona was born in Saravia, Negros Occidental (now Enrique B. Magalona, Negros Occidental) on November 5, 1891 to Vicente Magalona y Ledesma and Augusta Barrera y Majarocan.

Personal life[edit]

He was married by then-maiden Ms. Gayoso with children including Enrique G. Magalona, Jr.


He studied in Molo Institute, Iloilo where he obtained both his primary and secondary education. He graduated at San Juan de Letran with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1907 and La Jurisprudencia where he received his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1911.

Political life[edit]

He was elected Municipal President of Saravia in 1922 and re-elected to the same post in 1925. In 1926, he was elected President of the Municipal Presidents Convention at Bacolod, Negros Occidental. Senator Magalona was elected representative to the ninth and tenth Philippine Legislature from 1931 to 1934, and then, later elected assemblyman from the first district of Negros Occidental in 1935 and re-elected in 1938. He was elected Senator for two terms from 1946 to 1949 and from 1949 to 1955. Senator Magalona was chairman of the Committees on Accounts and Civil Service; Rules; Public Health; Labor and Immigration and National Exterprises. As lawmaker he authored, among others Republic Act. 342 (Moratorium Act); R.A. 611 (cumulative computation of vacation and sick leaves) and R.A. No. 709 (instruction of Spanish in colleges and universities).


Enrique Magalona, Sr. died in 1960.

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