Leonila Garcia

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Leonila Dimataga
8th First Lady of the Philippines
In office
March 17, 1957 – December 30, 1961
President Carlos P. Garcia
Preceded by Luz Magsaysay
Succeeded by Eva Macapagal
Second Lady of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1953 – March 18, 1957
President Ramon Magsaysay
Preceded by Mariquit Javellana-López
Succeeded by Eva Macapagal
Personal details
Born (1906-07-17)July 17, 1906
Opon, Cebu, Philippines Islands
Died May 17, 1994(1994-05-17) (aged 87)
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Spouse(s) Carlos P. García
Children Linda García-Campos
Religion Roman Catholic

Leonila "Inday" de la Serna 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