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PNoy to lead transfer of President Quirino’s remains to Libingan ng mga Bayani

MALACANANG, Philippines – President Benigno S. Aquino III on Monday 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 during a radio interview on Saturday.
“President Quirino will be the third president to be buried at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, joining President (Carlos) Garcia and President (Diosdado) Macapagal,” he told dzRB Radyo Ng Bayan.
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.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.