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Elpidío Rivera Quiríno (born Elpidío Quiríno y Rivera; November 16, 1890 – February 29, 1956) was a Filipino politician of ethnic Ilocano descent who served as the sixth President of the Philippines from 1948 to 1953. A lawyer by profession, Quiríno entered politics when he became a representative of Ilocos Sur
Ilocos Sur
from 1919 to 1925. He was then elected as senator from 1925–1931. In 1934, he became a member of the Philippine independence commission that was sent to Washington, D.C., which secured the passage of Tydings–McDuffie Act
Tydings–McDuffie Act
to American Congress. In 1935, he was also elected to the convention that drafted the 1935 constitution for the newly established Commonwealth. In the new government, he served as secretary of the interior and finance under President Manuel Quezon's cabinet. After World War II, Quiríno was elected vice-president in the 1946 election, consequently the second and last for the Commonwealth and first for the third republic. After the death of the incumbent president Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
in 1948, he succeeded the presidency. He won the president's office under Liberal Party ticket, defeating Nacionalista
Nacionalista
vice president and former president José P. Laurel
José P. Laurel
as well as fellow Liberalista and former Senate President José Avelino. The Quiríno administration was generally challenged by the Hukbalahaps, who ransacked towns and barrios. Quiríno ran for president again in 1953 but was defeated by Ramon Magsaysay.

Contents

1 Early life and career 2 Personal life 3 Congressional career

3.1 House of Representatives 3.2 Senate

4 Vice-Presidency 5 Presidency

5.1 Administration and Cabinet 5.2 First term (1948–1949)

5.2.1 Accession 5.2.2 New capital city 5.2.3 HukBaLaHap 5.2.4 Fireside chats 5.2.5 Impeachment attempt 5.2.6 Romulo becomes President of the UN General Assembly 5.2.7 1949 Presidential election

5.3 Second term (1949–1953)

5.3.1 Baguio
Baguio
Conference 5.3.2 HukBaLaHap continued re-insurgence 5.3.3 Peace campaign 5.3.4 1951 midterm election 5.3.5 1953 Presidential election

5.4 Domestic policies

5.4.1 Economy 5.4.2 Social program 5.4.3 Agrarian reform 5.4.4 Integrity Board

5.5 Foreign policies

5.5.1 Korean War 5.5.2 Quirino-Foster Agreement

6 Post-presidency and death 7 Memorials 8 Notes 9 References 10 External links

Early life and career[edit] Elpidío Quiríno was a native of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur
Ilocos Sur
although born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur
Ilocos Sur
to Don Mariano Quebral Quirino
Quirino
of Caoayan, Ilocos Sur and Doña Gregoria Mendoza Rivera of Agoo, La Union. He was baptized on November 19, 1890.[1] Quiríno spent his early years in Aringay, La Union. He studied and graduated from his elementary education to his native Caoayan, where he became a barrio teacher. He received secondary education at Vigan
Vigan
High School, then went to Manila where he worked as junior computer technician at the Bureau of Lands and as property clerk in the Manila
Manila
police department. He graduated from Manila
Manila
High School in 1911 and also passed the civil service examination, first-grade.[citation needed] Quiríno attended the University of the Philippines
Philippines
in Manila. In 1915, he earned his law degree from the university's College of Law, and was admitted to the bar later that year. He was engaged into the private practice of law. During his early years as an adult he was inducted into the Pan Xenia Fraternity, a professional trade fraternity in the University of the Philippines, in the year 1950.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] Quiríno was married to Alicia Syquía (1903-1945) on January 16, 1921. The couple had five children: Tomas, Armando, Norma, Victoria, and Fe Angela. In February 9, 1945, his wife and three of their daughters (Alicia, Norma and Fe Angela) were killed by Japanese troops as they fled their home during the Battle of Manila.[2] His brother Antonio Quirino
Quirino
was the owner of Alto Broadcasting System, which later merged with Chronicle Broadcasting Network to form the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.[3] His daughter, Victoria, became the youngest First Lady, at 16 years old, when Quiríno ascended to the presidency on April 17, 1948. She married Luis M. González in 1950, who became Philippine ambassador to Spain from 1966-1971. Congressional career[edit] House of Representatives[edit] Quiríno was engaged in the private practice of law until he was elected as member of the Philippine House of Representatives
Philippine House of Representatives
from 1919 to 1925, succeeding Alberto Reyes. In 1925 he was succeeded as congressman by Vicente Singson Pablo. Senate[edit] Quiríno was elected as Senator from 1925 to 1931 representing the First Senatorial District. He then served as Secretary of Finance and Secretary of the Interior in the Commonwealth government.[citation needed] In 1934, Quiríno was a member of the Philippine Independence mission to Washington, D.C., headed by Manuel L. Quezon, that secured the passage in the United States Congress
United States Congress
of the Tydings–McDuffie Act. This legislation set the date for Philippine independence by 1945. Official declaration came on July 4, 1946.[citation needed] Before the Second World War, Quiríno was re-elected to the Senate but was not able to serve until 1945. After the war, the Philippine Commonwealth Government was restored. The Congress was likewise re-organized and in the Senate and Quiríno was installed was Senate President pro tempore.[citation needed] Vice-Presidency[edit]

President Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
weeps beside the coffin of his predecessor, Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
during the latter's wake in 1948

Soon after the reconstitution of the Commonwealth Government in 1945, Senators Manuel Roxas, Quiríno and their allies called for an early national election to choose the president and vice president of the Philippines
Philippines
and members of the Congress. In December 1945, the House Insular Affairs of the United States Congress
United States Congress
approved the joint resolution setting the election date at not later than April 30, 1946. Prompted by this congressional action, President Sergio Osmeña
Sergio Osmeña
called the Philippine Congress to a three-day special session. Congress enacted Commonwealth Act No. 725, setting the election on April 23, 1946, and was approved by President Osmeña on January 5, 1946. Quiríno was nominated as the running mate by newly formed Liberal Party of presidential candidate and then-Senate President Manuel Roxas. The tandem won the election. As Vice-President, Quiríno was later appointed as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. Presidency[edit]

Presidential styles of Elpidio R. Quirino

Reference style His Excellency

Spoken style Your Excellency

Alternative style Mr. President

Quiríno's five years as president were marked by notable postwar reconstruction, general economic gains, and increased economic aid from the United States. Administration and Cabinet[edit]

Office Name Term

President Elpidio Quirino 1948–1953

Vice-President Fernando López 1949–1953

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
(acting) April 17, 1948 – January 6, 1950

Felino Neri January 6, 1950-May 1950

Carlos P. Romulo May 1950 – 1951

Joaquín Miguel Elizalde April 18, 1952 – December 30, 1953

Secretary of the Interior Sotero Baluyut September 21, 1948 – 1951

Secretary of Finance Miguel Cuaderno April 17, 1948 – January 2, 1949

Pío Pedrosa January 5, 1949 – September 12, 1951

Aurelio Montinola, Sr. April 18, 1952 – December 30, 1953

Secretary of Justice Roman Ozaeta May 28, 1946 – September 1948

Sabino Padilla September 17, 1948 – June 1949

Ricardo Nepomuceno July 1949 – July 1950

Jose Bengzon December 15, 1950 – September 1951

Oscar Castelo April 18, 1952 – August 1953

Roberto Gianzon August 1953 – December 30, 1953

Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources Plácido Mapa September 21, 1948 – 1950

Fernando López December 14, 1950–1953

Secretary of Public Works and Communications Ricardo Nepumoceno April 17, 1948 – 1949

Prospero Sanidad February 21, 1950 -1951

Sotero Baluyot January 6, 1951 – 1952

Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications Pablo Lorenzo May 6, 1952 – 1953

Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports Prudencio Langcauon September 1948 – September 13, 1950

Pablo Lorenzo September 14, 1950 – April 3, 1951

Teodoro T. Evangelista Sr. May 18, 1951 – September 30, 1951

Cecilio Putong April 18, 1952 – December 30, 1953

Benito Pangilinan September 22, 1953

Secretary of Labor Primitivo Lovina September 21, 1948 – December 21, 1950

Jose Figueras December 21, 1950 – December 30, 1953

Secretary of National Defense Ruperto Kangleon April 17, 1948 – August 31, 1950

Ramon Magsaysay December 14, 1950 – February 28, 1953

Oscar T. Castelo March 1, 1953 – December 19, 1953

Secretary of Health and Public Welfare Antonio Villarama April 17, 1948 – December 31, 1949

Juan S. Salcedo December 14, 1950 – November 10, 1953

Administrator of Social Services Asunción A. Pérez May 6, 1952 – 1953

Secretary of Trade and Industry Cornelio Balmaceda September 21, 1948 – February 12, 1949

Placido L. Mapa February 12, 1949 – December 30, 1953

Executive Secretary Emilio Abello April 21, 1948 – September 14, 1948

Teodoro T. Evangelista Sr. September 16, 1948 – May 8, 1951

Marciano Roque February 2, 1952 – December 29, 1953

Budget Commissioner Pío Joven 1948–1953

First term (1948–1949)[edit] Accession[edit]

Vice-President Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
was inaugurated as the 6th President of the Philippines
Philippines
on April 17, 1948 at the Council of State Room, Executive Building, Malacañan Palace.

Quiríno assumed the presidency on April 17, 1948, taking his oath of office two days after the death of Manuel Roxas. His first official act as the President was the proclamation of a state mourning throughout the country for Roxas' death. Since Quiríno was a widower, his surviving daughter, Victoria, would serve as the official hostess and perform the functions traditionally ascribed to the First Lady. New capital city[edit] On July 17, 1948, the Congress approved Republic Act No. 333, amending Commonwealth Act No. 502, declaring Quezon City
Quezon City
the capital of the Philippines
Philippines
in place of Manila.[4] Nevertheless, pending the official transfer of the government offices to the new capital site, Manila remained to be such for all effective purposes.[4] HukBaLaHap[edit] The term HukBaLaHap was a contraction of Hukbong Bayan Laban sa mga Hapones (in English: The Nation's Army Against the Japanese Soldiers), members of which were commonly referred to as Huks. With the expiration of the Amnesty deadline on August 15, 1948, the government found out that the Huks had not lived up to the terms of the Quiríno-Taruc agreement. Indeed, after having been seated in Congress and collecting his back pay allowance.[4] Luis Taruc surreptitiously fled away from Manila, even as a number of his followers had either submitted themselves to the conditions of the Amnesty proclamation or surrendered their arms. In the face of countercharges from the Huk to the effect that the government had not satisfied the agreed conditions, President Quirino
Quirino
ordered a stepped-up campaign against dissidents, restoring once more an aggressive policy in view of the failure of the friendly attitude previously adopted.[4] Fireside chats[edit] To bring the government closer to the people, he revived President Quezon's "fireside chats", in which he enlightened the people on the activities of the Republic by the periodic radio broadcasts from Malacañan Palace. Impeachment attempt[edit] Riding on the crest of the growing wave of resentment against the Liberal Party, a move was next hatched to indict President Quirino himself.[4] Led by Representative Agripino Escareal, a committee composed of seven members of the House of Representatives prepared a five-count accusation ranging from nepotism to gross expenditures. Speaker Eugenio Pérez appointed a committee of seven, headed by Representative Lorenzo Sumulong to look into the charges preparatory to their filing with the Senate, acting as an impeachment body. Solicitor General Felix Angelo Bautista entered his appearance as defense counsel for the chief executive.[4] Following several hearings, on April 19, 1949, after a rather turbulent session that lasted all night, the congressional committee reached a verdict completely exonerating the President.

Quirino
Quirino
waving to the crowd

Romulo becomes President of the UN General Assembly[edit] Great honor[4] was paid the Philippines
Philippines
when, in September 1949, the Fourth General Assembly of the United Nations elected delegate Carlos P. Romulo as its President. The first[4] Oriental to hold the position, Romulo was strongly supported[4] by the Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon
bloc, as well as by the group of Spanish-speaking nations,[4] thus underscoring the hybrid nature of the Filipino people's culture and upringing.[4] 1949 Presidential election[edit] Main article: Philippine presidential election, 1949 Incumbent President Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
won a full term as President of the Philippines
Philippines
after the untimely death of President Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
in 1948. His running mate, Senator Fernando López
Fernando López
won as Vice President. Despite factions created in the administration party, Quirino
Quirino
won a satisfactory vote from the public. It was the only time in Philippine history where the duly elected president, vice president and senators all came from the same party, the Liberal Party. The election was widely criticized as being corrupt,[5] with violence and fraud taking place.[6] Opponents of Quirino
Quirino
were beaten or murdered by his supporters or the police and the election continues to be seen as corrupt.[7] Second term (1949–1953)[edit]

President Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
was inaugurated for his first full term as President of the Philippines
President of the Philippines
on December 30, 1949 at the Independence Grandstand
Grandstand
(now Quirino
Quirino
Grandstand), Manila.

Baguio
Baguio
Conference[edit] In May 1950, upon the invitation of President Qurino, through the insistent suggestion of United Nations President Carlos P. Romulo, official representatives of India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia met in the city of Baguio
Baguio
for a regional conference sponsored by the Philippines.[4] China and Korea
Korea
did not attend the conference because the latter did not contemplate the formation of a military union of the Southeast Asian
Southeast Asian
nations. On the other hand, Japan, Indonesia, China, and others were not invited because, at the time, they were not free and independent states. Due to the request of India and Indonesia, no political questions were taken up the conference.[4] Instead, the delegates discussed economic and, most of all, cultural, problems confronting their respective countries. Strangely enough however, the Baguio
Baguio
Conference ended with an official communiqué in which the nations attending the same expressed their united agreement in supporting the right to self-determination of all peoples the world over. This initial regional meet held much promise of a future alliance of these neighboring nations for common protection and aid.[4] HukBaLaHap continued re-insurgence[edit] Quirino's administration faced a serious threat in the form of the communist HukBaLaHap movement. Though the Huks originally had been an anti-Japanese guerrilla army in Luzon, communists steadily gained control over the leadership, and when Quirino's negotiation with Huk commander Luis Taruc
Luis Taruc
broke down in 1948, Taruc openly declared himself a Communist and called for the overthrow of the government. Peace campaign[edit] With the Communist organization estimated to still have more than 40,000 duly registered members by March 1951, the government went on with its sustained campaign to cope with the worsening peace and order problem.[4] The 1951 budget included the use of a residue fund for the land resettlement program in favor of the surrendered HUKS. The money helped maintain the Economic Development Corps (EDCOR), with its settlements of 6,500 hectares in Kapatagan (Lanao) and 25,000 hectares in Buldon (Cotabato). In each group taken to these places there was a nucleus of former Army personnel and their families, who became a stabilizing factor and ensured the success of the program. Indeed, less than ten percent of the Huks who settled down gave up this new lease in life offered them by the government.[4] To promote the smooth restructuring of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the military were made to undergo a reorganization.[4] Battalion combat teams of 1,000 men each were established. Each operated independently of the High Command, except for overall coordination in operational plans. A total of 26 Battalion Combat Teams were put up. New army units were also established, such was the first Airborne Unit, the Scout Rangers, the Canine Unit, and the Cavalry
Cavalry
Unit. These units all showed considerable ability.[4] 1951 midterm election[edit] Main article: Philippine general election, 1951 After a sweep by the Liberals in 1949, many Filipinos doubted the election result. This brought a sweep by the Nacionalistas in the 1951 elections. There was a special election for the vacated senate seat of Fernando Lopez, who won as Vice President in 1949. The Liberals won no seats in the senate. 1953 Presidential election[edit] Main article: Philippine presidential election, 1953 Quirino
Quirino
ran for re-election to the presidency with José Yulo
José Yulo
as vice president in 1953 despite his ill health. His defense secretary Ramon Magsaysay, resigned his office and joined the Nacionalista
Nacionalista
Party. Other prominent Liberalists, like Vice President Fernando López, Ambassador Carlos P. Romulo, Senators Tomás Cabili
Tomás Cabili
and Juan Sumulong, also bolted Quirino's party. On August 22, 1953, Nacionalista
Nacionalista
and Democratic Parties formed a coalition to ensure Quirino's full defeat. On the election day, Quirino
Quirino
was defeated by Ramon Magsaysay
Ramon Magsaysay
with a majority vote of 1.5 million. Domestic policies[edit]

Economy of the Philippines
Philippines
under President Elpidio Quirino 1948–1953

Population

1948

displaystyle approx

19.23 million

Gross Domestic Product

1948 Php 99,628 million

1953 Php 146,070 million

Growth rate, 1948–53 9.32 %

Per capita income

1948 Php 5,180

1953 Php 7,596

Total exports

1948 Php 35,921 million

1953 Php 34, 432 million

Exchange rates

1 US US$ = Php 2.00 1 Php = US US$ 0.50

Sources: Philippine Presidency Project Malaya, Jonathan; Eduardo Malaya. So Help Us God... The Inaugurals of the Presidents of the Philippines. Anvil Publishing, Inc. 

Economy[edit] Upon assuming the reins of government, Quirino
Quirino
announced two main objectives of his administration: first, the economic reconstruction of the nation and second, the restoration of the faith and confidence of the people in the government. In connection to the first agenda, he created the President's Action Committee on Social Amelioration or PACSA to mitigate the sufferings of indigent families, the Labor Management Advisory Board to advise him on labor matters, the Agricultural Credit Cooperatives Financing Administration or ACCFA to help the farmers market their crops and save them from loan sharks, and the Rural Banks of the Philippines
Philippines
to facilitate credit utilities in rural areas. Social program[edit] Enhancing President Manuel Roxas' policy of social justice to alleviate the lot of the common mass, President Quirino, almost immediately after assuming office, started a series of steps calculated to effectively ameliorate the economic condition of the people.[4] After periodic surprise visits to the slums of Manila
Manila
and other backward regions of the country, President Quirino
Quirino
officially made public a seven-point program for social security, to wit:[4]

Unemployment insurance Old-age insurance Accident and permanent disability insurance Health insurance Maternity insurance State relief Labor opportunity

President Quirino
Quirino
also created the Social Security Commission, making Social Welfare Commissioner Asuncion Perez chairman of the same.[4] This was followed by the creation of the President's Action Committee on Social Amelioration, charges with extending aid, loans, and relief to the less fortunate citizens. Both the policy and its implementation were hailed by the people as harbingers of great benefits.[4] Agrarian reform[edit] See also: Land reform in the Philippines As part of his Agrarian Reform agenda, President Quirino
Quirino
issued on October 23, 1950 Executive Order No. 355 which replaced the National Land Settlement Administration with Land Settlement Development Corporation (LASEDECO) which takes over the responsibilities of the Agricultural Machinery Equipment Corporation and the Rice and Corn Production Administration.[8] Integrity Board[edit] To cope with the insistent clamor for government improvement, President Quirino
Quirino
created the Integrity Board to probe into reports of graft and corruption in high government places. Vice-President Fernando Lopez
Fernando Lopez
was most instrumental, through his courageous exposes, in securing such a decision from President Quirino.[4] Foreign policies[edit]

Photograph of President Truman in the Oval Office, evidently receiving a cane as a gift from the President of the Philippines, Elpidio Quirino, as another man (most likely ambassador Joaquín Elizalde) looks on.

Quirino's administration excelled in diplomacy, impressing foreign heads of states and world statesmen by his intelligence and culture. In his official travels to the United States, European countries, and Southeast Asia, he represented the Philippines
Philippines
with flying colors. During his six years of administration, he with his Foreign Secretary Helen Cutaran Bennett was able to negotiate treaties and agreements with other nations of the Free World. Two Asian heads of state visited Philippines–President Chiang Kai-shek
Chiang Kai-shek
of the Republic of China
Republic of China
in July 1949 and President Achmed Sukarno
Achmed Sukarno
of Indonesia
Indonesia
in January 1951. In 1950, at the onset of the Korean War, Quirino
Quirino
authorized the deployment of over 7,450 Filipino soldiers to Korea, under the designation of the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea
Korea
or PEFTOK.

While I recognise the United States as a great builder in this country, I have never surrendered the sovereignty, much less the dignity and future of our country.

— Elpidio Quirino[9]

Korean War[edit] On June 25, 1950, the world was astonished to hear the North Korean aggression against the independent South Korea. The United Nations immediately took up this challenge to the security of this part of the world. Carlos P. Romulo
Carlos P. Romulo
soon stood out as the most effective spokesman for the South Korean cause.[4] On behalf of the government, Romulo offered to send a Philippine military contingent to be under the overall command of General Douglas MacArthur, who had been named United Nations Supreme Commander for the punitive expedition. The Philippines, thus, became the first country to join the United States in the offer of military assistance to beleaguered South Korea.[4] President Quirino
Quirino
took the necessary steps to make the Philippine offer. On a purely voluntary basis, the first contingent – the Tenth Battalion Combat Team – was formed under Col. Azurin, and dispatched to Korea, where its members quickly won much renown for their military skill and bravery. The name of Captain Jose Artiaga, Jr., heroically killed in action, stands out as a symbol of our country's contribution to the cause of freedom outside native shores. Other Philippine Combat Teams successively replaced the first contingent sent, and they all built a name for discipline, tenacity, and courage, until the truce that brought the conflict to a halt.[4] Quirino-Foster Agreement[edit] By the time of the creation of the integrity board, moreover, the Bell Mission, led by Daniel W. Bell, an American banker, and composed of five members, with a staff of twenty workers, following their period of stay in the Philippines, beginning in July 1950, finally submitted its report on October of the same year.[4] The Report made several proposals, most noteworthy, of which were that the United States on, President Quirino
Quirino
gamely and patriotically,[4] took in the recommendations and sought to implement them. Thus in November 1950, President Quirino
Quirino
and William Chapman Foster, representing the United States Government, signed an agreement by virtue of which the former pledged to obtain the necessary Philippine legislation, in keeping with the Bell Mission Report, while envoy Foster promised the necessary by the same Report.[4] However, much as he tried to become a good president, Quirino
Quirino
failed to win the people's affection. Several factors caused the unpopularity of his administration, namely:[10]

Failure of government to check the Huk menace which made travel in the provinces unsafe, as evidenced by the killing of former First Lady Aurora Quezon
Aurora Quezon
and her companions on April 28, 1949 by the Huks on the Bongabong-Baler road, Baler, Tayabas (now part of Aurora province); Economic distress of the times, aggravated by rising unemployment rate, soaring prices of commodities, and unfavorable balance of trade.

Post-presidency and death[edit]

The former tomb of Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
at the Manila
Manila
South Cemetery

Following his failed bid for re-election, Quirino
Quirino
retired from politics to private life in 1953. He offered his dedication to serve the Filipino people, becoming the "Father of Foreign Service" in the Republic of the Philippines. Quirino
Quirino
died of a heart attack during the leap year day of February 29, 1956. He was buried at Manila
Manila
South Cemetery in Makati. On February 29, 2016, his remains were relocated and reinterred at a special tomb site in the Heroes' Cemetery
Heroes' Cemetery
in Taguig, in time for the 60th death anniversary of his death.[11] Memorials[edit]

A memorial to Quirino
Quirino
in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan

There are a number of memorials dedicated to Quirino. Quirino
Quirino
Avenue in Manila
Manila
is named for him, as is the LRT station located there. There is also a Quirino
Quirino
Grandstand
Grandstand
in Manila's Rizal Park. In 2016 a memorial to him was established in Hibiya Park, Tokyo, Japan.[12][13][14] Notes[edit]

^ Catholic Church, Conversion of St. Paul, the Apostle (Vigan, Ilocos Sur) (November 19, 1890). "Registros parroquiales, 1713-1994". Family Search. Retrieved October 29, 2016.  ^ Bunye, Ignacio R. (24 May 2015). "Bunye: Battles that changed the course of history (Epilogue)". Sun.Star. Retrieved 6 August 2017.  ^ Vanzi, Sol Jose (1 November 2003). "ABS-CBN's 50th Year Celebrates Philippine Television". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 6 August 2017.  ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac Molina, Antonio. The Philippines: Through the centuries. Manila: University of Sto. Tomas Cooperative, 1961. Print. ^ Lana's dirty secrets Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Retrieved June 14, 2017 ^ Hedman, Eva-Lotta & Side, John Philippine Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century: Colonial Legacies Retrieved June 14, 2017 ^ Taylor, RH The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia Retrieved June 14, 2017 ^ Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) – Organizational Chart ^ "Elpidio Quirino". Retrieved 2009-08-09.  ^ Quoted from Zaide, Gregorio (1956). "25". Philippine Political and Cultural History: the Philippines
Philippines
since British Invasion. 2 (1957 Revised ed.). Manila, Philippines: McCullough Printing Company. p. 25.  ^ "Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
reinterred at Libingan ng mga Bayani after 60 years". GMA News. February 26, 2016. Retrieved February 26, 2016.  ^ Hibiya Park
Hibiya Park
plaque to honor late Filipino leader Quirino
Quirino
May 22, 2016 Japan Times
Japan Times
Retrieved June 14, 2017 ^ Japan honors former PH president Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
in Hibiya Park
Hibiya Park
June 14, 2016 Philippine Primer Retrieved June 14, 2017 ^ Kobayakawa, Yohei Philippine leader who forgave war criminals gets Tokyo memorial June 20, 2017 Asahi Shimbun
Asahi Shimbun
Retrieved June 14, 2017

References[edit]

Zaide, Gregorio (1956). Philippine Political and Cultural History: the Philippines
Philippines
since British Invasion (1957 Revised ed.). Manila, Philippines: McCullough Printing Company.  Zaide, Gregorio F. (1984). Philippine History and Government. National Bookstore Printing Press. 

External links[edit]

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Works by or about Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
at Internet Archive The Philippine Presidency Project "QUIRINO IS DEAD; FILIPINO LEADER; President, 1948–54, Avoided Extremes in Guiding New Nation After the War". New York Times. 1956-03-01. Retrieved 2008-01-08.  Malacañang Museum – Elpidio Quirino

Offices and distinctions

House of Representatives of the Philippines

Preceded by Alberto Reyes Member of the Philippine House of Representatives
Philippine House of Representatives
from Ilocos Sur's 1st District 1919–1925 Succeeded by Vicente Singson Pablo

Political offices

Preceded by Vicente Encarnacion Secretary of Finance 1934–1936 Succeeded by Antonio de Las Alas

Preceded by Severino de las Alas Secretary of the Interior 1935–1938 Succeeded by Rafael Alunan

Preceded by José Avelino Acting President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines 1945–1946 Succeeded by Melecio Arranz

Preceded by Jaime Hernandez Secretary of Finance 1946–1946 Succeeded by Miguel Cuaderno

New office Secretary of Foreign Affairs 1946–1948 Vacant Title next held by Joaquín Miguel Elizalde

Preceded by Sergio Osmeña Vice President of the Philippines 1946–1948 Vacant Title next held by Fernando López

Preceded by Manuel Roxas President of the Philippines 1948–1953 Succeeded by Ramon Magsaysay

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Vice Presidents Succeeding Presidents

Sergio Osmeña Elpidio Quirino Carlos P. Garcia Diosdado Macapagal Joseph Ejercito Estrada Gloria Macapagal–Arroyo

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Candidates in the Philippine presidential election, 1946

Liberal Party

President:

Manuel Roxas
Manuel Roxas
(won)

Vice President:

Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
(won)

Nacionalista
Nacionalista
Party

President:

Sergio Osmeña

Vice President:

Eulogio Rodriguez

Other third party candidates

President:

Hilario Moncado

Vice President:

Luis Salvador

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Candidates in the Philippine presidential election, 1949

Liberal Party

President

Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
(won)

Vice President

Fernando Lopez
Fernando Lopez
(won)

Nacionalista
Nacionalista
Party

President

José P. Laurel

Vice President

Manuel Briones

Other third-party candidates

President

José Avelino

Vice President

Vicente Francisco

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Candidates in the Philippine presidential election, 1953

Liberal Party

President:

Elpidio Quirino

Vice President:

José Yulo

Nacionalista
Nacionalista
Party

President:

Ramon Magsaysay
Ramon Magsaysay
(won)

Vice President:

Carlos P. Garcia
Carlos P. Garcia
(won)

Other third party candidates

President:

Gaudencio Bueno

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Cabinet of President Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
(1948–1953)

Vice President

none (1948–49) Fernando López
Fernando López
(1949–53)

Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Elpidio Quirino
Quirino
(acting capacity; 1948–50) Felino Neri (1950) Carlos P. Romulo
Carlos P. Romulo
(1950–52) Joaquín Miguel Elizalde
Joaquín Miguel Elizalde
(1952–53)

Secretary of the Interior

Sotero Baluyut (1948–53)

Secretary of Finance

Miguel Cuaderno, Sr.
Miguel Cuaderno, Sr.
(1948–49) Pío Pedrosa (1949–51) Aurelio Montinola, Sr. (1951–53)

Secretary of Justice

Roman Ozaeta (1948) Sabino Padilla (1948–49) Ricardo Nepomuceno (1949–50) Jose Bengzon (1950–51) Oscar Castelo (1951–53) Roberto Gianzon (1953)

Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Plácido Mapa (1948–50) Fernando López
Fernando López
(1950–53)

Secretary of Public Works and Communications

Ricardo Nepumoceno (1948–49) Prospero Sanidad (1949–51) Sotero Baluyot (1951–52) Pablo Lorenzo (1952–53)

Secretary of Education, Culture and Sports

Prudencio Langcauon (1948–50) Pablo Lorenzo (1950–51) Teodoro Evangelista (1951) Cecilio Putong (1952–53)

Secretary of Labor

Primitivo Lovina (1948-1950) Jose Figueras (1950-1953)

Secretary of National Defense

Ruperto Kangleon (1948–50) Ramon Magsaysay
Ramon Magsaysay
(1950–53) Oscar Castelo (1953)

Secretary of Health and Public Welfare

Antonio Villarama (1948–50) Juan S. Salcedo (1950–53)

Administrator of Social Services

Asunción A. Pérez (1948–53)

Secretary of Trade and Industry

Cornelio Balmaceda (1948–49) Placido L. Mapa (1949–53)

Budget Commissioner

Pío Joven (1948–53)

Executive Secretary

Emilio Abello (1948) Teodoro Evangelista (1948–51) Marciano Roque (1951–53)

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 74651480 LCCN: n88243581 GND: 118895

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