Talambuhay ni Manuel Quezon refers to the biography of the late Manuel L. Quezon, a former Philippine president. "Talambuhay" is a Tagalog term that means "biography."Continue Reading
Quezon was the second president of the Philippines, the first president of the
Commonwealth of the Philippines and the first president of the Philippine senate. He was born on August 19, 1878, in Baler, Tayabas. The province of Tayabas was later renamed Quezon in his honor.
Quezon was a lawyer who became a governor, a majority floor leader, a resident commissioner to the U.S. Congress and a senator before becoming the Philippines' second president. He was particularly known for passing the Jones Act, which led to Philippine independence from the U.S. in 1935.Learn more about Southeast Asia
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