Sunday, February 28, 2016

Pres. Aquino to lead transfer of Pres. Quirino's remains to Libingan ng mga Bayani

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday (Feb. 29) will lead the transfer of the remains of the late president Elpidio Quirino from the South Cemetery in Makati City to the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

"The President, on behalf of the nation, will be leading the ceremonies at the Libingan ng mga Bayani," Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III said .

"President Quirino will be the third president to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, joining President (Carlos) Garcia and President (Diosdado) Macapagal."  February 29 (Monday) will be Quirino's 60th death anniversary, according to Quezon.

Born in 1890, Quirino was elected to the Philippine Congress in 1919. He was part of the independence mission to Washington that freed the Philippines from American control in 1934.

He served as vice president under Manuel Roxas, becoming president upon Roxas' death in 1948. For six years, Quirino oversaw postwar reconstruction. His administration however suffered from corruption. (PCOO News Release)

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