President of the Republic of the Philippines and Second
president of the Philippine Commonwealth
August 1, 1944 - May 8,1946
Date of Birth: September 9, 1878
Place of Birth: Cebu City
Mother: Juana Suico
First Wife: Estefania Chiong Veloso
Second: Esperanza Limjap
Children by Estefania Veloso: Vicente, Edilberto,
Nicosia, Mildgros, Emilia, Teodoro, Jose and Sergio, Jr.
Children by Esperanza Limjap: Ramon, Rosalina
Date of Death: 1961
Place of Death: Veteran's Memorial Hospital, Quezon City
Age at Death: 83
Elementary and Secondary
• Pribadong Paaralan ni Manuel Logarta
• San Carlos Seminary
• Bachelor of Arts, Coiegio de San Juan de Letran (1894)
• Bachelor of Law, University of Santo Tomas, (1903)
IMPORTANT NOTES IN HISTORY
- Founded and
edited a nationalistic newspaper with Jaime de Veyra
and Rafael Palma.
- Among his
classmates in the University of Sto.Tomas were Manuel
Quezon and Emilio Jacinto.
topnotcher in the Bar Examinations in 1903.
- Served as
Acting Governor of Cebu (1903) at the age of 25 as
substitute for Juan Climaco.
provincial judge of Cebu.
- Won as
representative of the 2nd district of Cebu in the
First Philippine Assembly in 1907 where he was elected
Speaker, a position he held for 15 years.
- One of the
founders of the Nacionalista Party and its first
senator in 1922.
- He and Manuel
Roxa worked for the approval by the American
Government a Constitutional Convention that would pave
the way for Philippine Independence.
- Won the nod of
the Congress of the United States about the law on
Independence, the Hare-Hawes Cutting Act.
- Became the
Vice-President of the Philippine Commonwealth on
November 15, 1935.
- Went to the
United States with Quezon to establish the Philippine
Commonwealth during, the Japanese regime.
- Served as
substitute of Quezon in several occasions when
President Quezon contacted tuberculosis.
- President of
the Commonwealth of the Philippines in 1944 when
President Quezon died.
- The oldest to
become president in the history of the Philippines at
the age of 67.
- Was one of
Gen. MacArthur's company in the historic launching at
Red Beach, Palo, Leyte along with Filipino generals,
Carlos P. Romulo and Basilio -Valdez on' October 20,
- Retired to
private life in Cebu after the establishment of the
Third Republic of 1he Philippines.