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Philippine President - SERGIO OSMENA, SR. y SUICO
Sergio Osmena - Third Philippine PresidentThird 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)
  • 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.
  • Second topnotcher in the Bar Examinations in 1903.
  • Served as Acting Governor of Cebu (1903) at the age of 25 as substitute for Juan Climaco.
  • Named 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 president.
  • Elected 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, 1914.
  • Retired to private life in Cebu after the establishment of the Third Republic of 1he Philippines.

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