Manuel Luis Quezon

Quezon, Manuel Luis


Born Aug. 19, 1878, in Baler; died Aug. 1, 1944, in Saranac Lake, USA. Philippine political leader and statesman. Leader of the Nationalist Party (from 1924).

Quezon played a prominent role in the negotiations with the USA (1934) that resulted in the Tydings-McDuffie Law, which granted autonomy to the Philippines. In 1935 he was elected president, the first head of the autonomous government. In 1936, Quezon proclaimed a program of “social justice”—a plan of reforms in workers’ and agricultural legislation; he also legalized the Communist Party. In 1939–40 he exhibited a tendency toward personal dictatorship, and he intensified the struggle against the workers’ and peasant movement. In 1942, after the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, Quezon moved to the USA, where he headed the Philippine government in exile. A province and the capital of the Philippines are named after him.

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Bueza has several artworks in the exhibit, which included a wood and metal sculpture entitled Harimanok and fetches P120,000; and pen and ink paintings of the late president Manuel Luis Quezon and the provincial capitol building, among others.
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Undersecretary Manuel Luis Quezon III of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office said President Aquinos recent visits to four provinces in Luzon this week embodies the administrations commitment to inclusive growth.
Israel Ambassador to the Philippines Effie Ben-Matityau presented the medal to President Quezon's daughter, Zenaida Quezon Avancena, and grandson, Presidential Communications Development and Strategic undersecretary Manuel Luis Quezon III.
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Various festivities have been lined up as the nation celebrates today, August 19, the 137th birth anniversary of President Manuel Luis Quezon.
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Because of this, they are spearheading the restaging of "MLQ: Ang Buhay Ni Manuel Luis Quezon, Isang Dula," to coincide with his upcoming 137th birth anniversary.
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