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Elpidio Quirino

Personal data
Date of birthNovember 16, 1890
Place of birthVigan, Philippines
Date of deathFebruary 29, 1956(age 65)
Place of deathQuezon City, Philippines
Resting placeManila South Cemetery, Makati City, Philippines
Political partyLiberal Party
SpouseAlicia Syquia
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines College of Law
ReligionRoman Catholicism
6th President of the Philippines
2nd President of the Third Republic
In officeApril 17, 1948 - December 30, 1953
PresidentNone (1948 � 1949)
Fernando López (1949 � 1953)
Vice PresidentNone (1948 � 1949)
Fernando López (1949 � 1953)
Succeeded byRamon Magsaysay
Preceded byManuel Roxas
3rd Vice President of the Philippines
In officeMay 28, 1946 - April 17, 1948
PresidentManuel Roxas
Succeeded byFernando López
Preceded bySergio Osmeña
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
In officeSeptember 16, 1946 - April 17, 1948
PresidentManuel Roxas
Succeeded byVacant
Post later held by Joaquin Miguel Elizalde
Preceded byPost established
4th President pro tempore of the Senate of the Philippines
In officeJuly 9, 1945 - May 28, 1946
PresidentSergio Osmeña
Succeeded byMelecio Arranz
Preceded byJose Avelino (acting)
Senator of the Philippines
In officeJuly 9, 1945 - May 28, 1946
Secretary of Finance
In office1935 - 1936
PresidentManuel Quezon
Succeeded byAntonio de las Alas
Secretary of the Interior
In office1935 - 1938
PresidentManuel Quezon
Succeeded byRafael Alunan
Senator of the Philippines from the First Senatorial District
In office1925 - November 15, 1935
Served with:
Isabelo de los Reyes (1925 � 1928)
Melecio Arranz (1928 � 1935)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Preceded bySantiago Fonacier

Elpidio Quirino

TitleEconomy of the Philippines under
President Elpidio Quirino
1948 � 1953
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Data219.23 million
Header3Gross Domestic Product
Data4(+) Php 99,628 million
Data5(+)Php 146,070 million
Label6Growth rate, 1948 � 53
Data69.43 %
Header7Per capita income
Data8(+) Php 5,180
Data9(+) Php 7,596
Header10Total exports
Data11(+) Php 35,921 million
Data12(-) Php 34, 432
Header13Exchange rates
Data141 US US$=Php 2.00
1 Php=US US$ 0.50
Data15Sources: Project

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Elpidio Rivera Quirino (November 16, 1890 � February 29, 1956) was a Filipino politician, and the sixth President of the Philippines.

A lawyer by profession, Quirino entered politics when he became a representative of 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 to American Congress. In 1935, he was also elected to become member of the convention that will write the draft of then 1935 constitution for the newly-established Commonwealth. At the new government, he served as secretary of the interior and finance under Quezon's cabinet.

After the war, Quirino was elected vice-president in 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 in 1948, he succeeded the presidency. In what was claimed to be a dishonest and fraudulent 1949 presidential election, he won the president's office under Liberal Party ticket, defeating Nacionalista vie and former president José P. Laurel as well as fellow Liberalista and former Senate President José Avelino.

The Quirino administration was generally challenged by the Hukbalahaps, who ransacked towns and barrios. Quirino ran for president again in the 1953 presidential election, but was defeated by Nacionalista Ramon Magsaysay.

After his term, he retired to his new country home in Novaliches, Quezon City, where he died of a heart attack on February 29, 1956.

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Analysis : Aquino's first two weeks / Amando Doronila - Tweet this news and foreign policy issues were salient only in a few presidencies, notably those of -Elpidio Quirino- and Diosdado Macapagal, who were both visionary in ... - Date : Thu, 15 Jul 2010 16:09:18 GMT+00:00
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ABS CBN News---...- into power following the death of her husband Ninoy in 1983. -Elpidio Quirino- was a widower but daughter Vicky Quirino performed the duties of First Lady.--- - Date : Fri, 25 Jun 2010 09:43:28 GMT+00:00
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GMA, Manolo Quezon has clarified that President -Elpidio Quirino- had served in Malacañang as a bachelor, since he took his oath as a widower. ... - Date : Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:41:31 GMT+00:00
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allvoices--It also pioneered the Senate coverage on radio and was also instrumental in chronicling the administrations of -Elpidio Quirino- and Ramon Magsaysay. ... - Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 02:38:17 GMT+00:00
On Gloria's 'midnight' appointees - Malaya Tweet this news
Malaya--He told President -Elpidio Quirino- that he wanted to get back into the Court, even only as an Associate Justice. So, after losing to Ramon Magsaysay in 1953, ... - Date : Sun, 06 Jun 2010 14:43:07 GMT+00:00
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ABS CBN News--Former President -Elpidio Quirino's- daughter Vicky also took the role of first lady while president Corazon Aquino, mother of senator Noynoy, had no escort ... - Date : Fri, 14 May 2010 04:10:06 GMT+00:00

Political offices
Preceded by
Sergio Osmeña
Vice President of the Philippines
May 28, 1946 - April 17, 1948
Preceded by
Manuel Roxas
President of the Philippines
April 17, 1948 - December 30, 1953
Succeeded by
Ramon Magsaysay

Administration and Cabinet :
President Elpidio Quirino 1948 � 1953
Vice-President Fernando López 1949 � 1953
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Elpidio Quirino (acting) 1948 �
  Joaquin Miguel Elizalde 1948 � 1950
  Carlos P. Romulo 1950 � 1952
  Joaquin Miguel Elizalde 1950 � 1953
Secretary of the Interior Sotero Baluyut
Secretary of Finance Pío Pedrosa
Secretary of Justice Sabino Padilla
Secretary of Agriculture and Commerce Plácido Mapa 1948 � 1949
  Fernando López 1949 � 1953
Secretary of Public Works and Communications Ricardo Nepumoceno
Secretary of Education Prudencio Langcauon
Secretary of Labor Primitivo Lovina
Secretary of National Defense Ruperto Kangleon
  Ramon Magsaysay 1950 � 1953
Secretary of Health and Public Welfare Antonio Villarama
Executive Secretary Teodoro Evangelista
Budget Commissioner Pío Joven 1948 � 1953
Secretary of Social Welfare Asunción A. Pérez 1948 � 1953

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