First inauguration of Carlos P. Garcia

The inauguration of Carlos P. Garcia as the eighth President of the Philippines occurred on March 18, 1957, under extraordinary circumstances. The inauguration marked the commencement of the first term (which lasted nine months and thirteen days) of Carlos P. Garcia as President, following the 1957 Cebu Douglas C-47 crash causing the death of President Ramon Magsaysay.

First inauguration of Carlos P. Garcia
Vice President Carlos P. García was inaugurated as the 8th president of the Philippines upon Magsaysay's death on March 18, 1957 at the Council of State Room, Executive Building, Malacañan Palace. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice Ricardo Paras on March 18, 1957.
DateMarch 18, 1957; 64 years ago (1957-03-18)
LocationMalacañan Palace
ParticipantsPresident of the PhilippinesCarlos P. Garcia
Assuming office
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines,
Ricardo Paras
Administering oath