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8.19.2006

Manuel L. Quezon




Manuel L. Quezon
AKA Manuel Luis Molina Quezon

  • 1st Filipino President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935-44)
  • 1st Filipino to win the first National Presidential Election (1935)
  • 1st Filipino resident of the Malacañan Palace
  • 1st Filipino President of the National Olympic Committee in Philippines (1935)
  • 1st Filipino Chairman of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (1913)
  • 2nd President of the Philippines
  • "Father of the Philippine National Language"
  • "Father of the Philippine Republic"
  • "Father of Philippine Independence"

QUOTE
"I prefer a country run like hell by Filipinos to a country run like heaven by Americans. Because, however bad a Filipino government might be, we can always change it."


ALIAS
"MLQ"


DATE OF BIRTH
August 19, 1878 (official; actually born August 19, 1877)

BIRTHPLACE
Baler, Tayabas (now Aurora), Philippines


FATHER: Lucio Quezon
MOTHER: Maria Dolores Molina


WIFE: Aurora Antonia Aragon
CHILDREN: María Aurora (Baby), María Zeneida (Nini), Luisa Corazón Paz (Nenita), and Manuel Jr. (Nonong)


YEAR OF DEATH
August 1, 1944


USEFUL LINKS

Manuel L. Quezon
The Philippine Presidency Project: Manuel L. Quezon
POC Presidents
Wikipedia Article on Manuel L. Quezon

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