JOSé DIRA AVELINO (August 5, 1890 – July 21, 1986) was the first President of the Senate of the Third Republic of the Philippines and the second President of the Liberal Party . He was Senate President Pro tempore to President Manuel Quezon prior to the establishment of the Commonwealth .
* 1 Early life and career * 2 Personal life * 3 National Politics * 4 Later life * 5 References * 6 External links
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Avelino was born in a town called
Avelino was married to Enriqueta Casal and had four sons (Jose Jr., Enrique, Antonio, Baltazar II) and has one daughter named Pilar.
He served concurrently as Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Public
Works and Transportation under President
Manuel L. Quezon . As
Secretary of Labor, Avelino accomplished something unprecedented in
the Philippines and perhaps the world - he unified the labor unions by
organizing them into two Commissions: The National Commission of Labor
(NCL) and the National Commission of Peasants (NCP)- and he was
designated Chairman over these two Commissions. To quote from the
Avelino is known as the Father of the Philippine Workmen’s Compensation Law; one of the most famous bills which he passed during his term in Senate which focused on creating a contingency insurance fund for workers as a way to protect the workers from the variou