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Philippine President - ELPIDIO QUIRINO y RIVERA

Elpidio Quirino - Sixth Philippine PresidentThe Sixth President of the Republic of the Philippines
April. 17, 1948 - December 30, 1953

Date of Birth: November 16,1890
Place of Birth: Vigan, llocos Sur
Father: Mariano Quirino
Mother: Gregoria Rivera
Espouse: Alicia Syquia
Children: Armando, Norma and Fe
Date of Death: February 29, 1955
Place of Death: Novaliches, Quezon City
Age at Death: 65

Elementary and Secondary
Mababang Paaralan ng Aringay, La Union
Mataas no Paaralan ng San Fernando, La Union
Mataas na Paaralan ng Vigan, llocos Sur
Mataas na Paaralan ng Maynila
Bachelor of Law, Law Center, University of the Philippines, 1915
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Pamantasan ng Maynila (April 17, 1948)
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, University of the Philippines (February 12, 1949)
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Fordham University, New York (Agosto 12, 1949)
  • Was called Architect of National Economy.
  • Worked as an employee at the Manila Police Department to -finance his studies.
  • Worked at the Bureau of Land.
  • Personal secretary of President Quezon, Commissioner of the Philippines and Senate.
  • Was representative of llocos Sur in the National Assembly.
  • Representative of the Philippines in the International Bar Conference in Peking, China in 1921.
  • Twice elected as senator (1925 and 1945).
  • Named Secretary of Finance during the time of Quezon.
  • Concurrent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, during the Commonwealth.
  • Served in the Presidency due to the sudden demise of President Roxas in 1948.
  • Took oath as President on April 17, 1948.
  • During his reign, former First Lady Aurora Aragon Quezon was ambushed and killed by the Huk.
  • Regained the peace and order of the country due to the defeat of the HUKBALAHAP.
  • During his reign, the Central Bank of the Philippines was established.

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