Quirino, Elpidio

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Quirino, Elpidio Gender: M
Elpidio Rivera Quirino
born on 16 November 1890 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Vigan, Philippines, 17n34, 120e23
Timezone LMT m120e23 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 23°22' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°45 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 24°59'

Elpidio Quirino


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.

Quirino 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 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.

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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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Carlos Quirino's book, "Apo Lakay: The Biography of President Elpidio Quirino of the Philippines" (Total Book World, 1987), p. 16: "The child was born at two o'clock in the morning ... The handwritten entry in the Book of Baptisms of the Vigan Cathedral records as follows: 'On the 19th of November, in the year 1890 I, the undersigned parish priest of this Capital of Vigan, attest that Presbyter Don Bartolome Espiritu, with my license, baptized solemnly and placed the holy oils on a boy of three days, to whom was given the name of Elpidio, legitimate son of the legitimate marriage ...'"


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