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8.24.2008

Jorge B. Vargas



Jorge B. Vargas

  • 1st Filipino elected member of the International Olympic Committee (1936)
  • 1st Filipino recipient of the Tanglaw ng Kabataan (Light of the Youth) Award of the BSP (1961)


DATE OF BIRTH
August 24, 1890

BIRTHPLACE
Bago City, Occidental Negros, Philippines

FATHER: Angel Vargas Tiongco
MOTHER: Filomena Celis Trinidad

1ST WIFE: Marina Yulo
CHILDREN: Jorge Jr.; Angel Federico; Gregorio Roberto; Lourdes Filomena; Eduardo Mariano; Ramon Teodoro; Teresita Carolina; and Maria luisa

2ND WIFE: Adelaida Peña y Montilla
CHILDREN: None


YEAR OF DEATH
February 22, 1980


USEFUL LINKS

POC Presidents
Jorge B. Vargas - 2nd Secretary of National Defense
Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center
IOC Members 1933 - 1948
Wikipedia Article on Jorge B. Vargas

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