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1947, May 1.  President Manuel L. Quezon

Typographed.  Philippine Bureau of Printing.  Perf. 12.5 x 12

Singles, Sheets of 60

                     

       

    1c  President Manuel L. Quezon - Singles (954,370)

 

First Day Covers:  Manila (Known printed cachets)

 

      

 


MANUEL L. QUEZON President, Philippine Commonwealth

Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina (19 August 1878 1 August 1944).  A Filipino statesman, soldier and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the entire Philippines. 

During his presidency, Quezon tackled the problem of landless peasants in the countryside. His other major decisions include the reorganization of the islands' military defense, approval of a recommendation for government reorganization, the promotion of settlement and development in Mindanao, dealing with the foreign stranglehold on Philippine trade and commerce, proposals for land reform, and opposing graft and corruption within the government. He established a government-in-exile in the U.S. with the outbreak of World War II upon the invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese Military.

It was during his exile in the U.S. that he died of tuberculosis at Saranac Lake, New York. He was buried in the Arlington National Cemetery until the end of World War II, when his remains were moved to Manila. His final resting place is the Quezon Memorial Circle.


 

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