March 2, 2016

PHOTOS | Elpidio Quirino: 6th President of the Philippines' Life, Legacy Remembered in New York

Commemorative Event Coincided with the Re-Interment of President Quirino at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Manila


The Life and Times of Elpidio Quirino: From Guro to Pangulo. President of the Philippines 1948-1953. Organized by the Philippine Consulate General New York in partnership with the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation on the occasion of the year-long commemoration of President Quirino's 125th Birth Anniversary and 60th Death Anniversary. February 29, 2016. New York.

Photos by Lambert Parong for Kababayan Media/ CC BY


Ambassador Mario De Leon Jr., Consul General - Philippine Consulate New York and Mrs. Eleanor De Leon. The Consul General talked about and focused on the legacy of President Quirino as the Father of the Philippine Foreign Service.



Tim, Alicia, Betty Ann and Elpi Quirino.

Jesus Salvador A. Ligot Jr., MD, FAPA. A Quirino grand-nephew and a psychiatrist specializing in post-traumatic stress syndrome, discussed President Quirino demonstrating resilience and fortitude in spite of the tragic death of his wife Alicia Syquia Quirino and their three children during the Battle of Manila in February 1945.

Manila - aerial footage of Libingan ng mga Bayani and the casket of President Elpidio Quirino during the Re-interment ceremony in Fort Bonifacio, held on February 29, 2016 (from a video clip courtesy of the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation)   

Elpidio "Elpi" Pineda Quirino, grand-nephew of President Quirino and a member of the board of advisers of the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation, share how his Lolo Elpidio's passion and commitment to the Philippines remains inspirational to this day.

Ms. Lilia Clemente, a Filipina trailblazer on Wall St., shared how President Quirino focused on the economic rebuilding of the country in the aftermath of World War II. Ms. Clemente's grandfather, Melecio Fabros, was President Quirino's Customs Commissioner.

Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino also launched the book she co-authored with husband 'Elpi' and sons Constante and Tim who designed the cover, entitled "Statesman and Survivor Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of the Philippines".


Michael Quirino Martinez, President Quirino's great-grandson, gave the closing remarks.

Lourdes Quirino-Agbayani Ligot and Dr. Jesus Ligot Jr.

Consul General Mario and Mrs. Eleanor De Leon with members of the Quirino Family in America  at the event.

Next Generation of the Quirino Family. 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for featuring our tribute to President Elpidio Quirino, a commemorative event hosted by the Philippine Consulate General NY. Maraming salamat po!

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