Manuel Roxas - age: 56

Manuel Roxas

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ABOUT

The 5th President of the Philippines who came to power in 1946, one month before his country became independent for the United States, and ruled until his abrupt death two years later.He is depicted on the 100 Philippine peso bill and he served as the Secretary of Finance and the Speaker of the House before becoming President.He worked with General Douglas MacArthur to secured the independence of his country.

BEFORE FAME

He was the president of the student council while attending the University of the Philippines.

PERSONAL LIFE

He had two children with his wife Trinidad de Leon, who he married in 1921.

Historical Events in the Life of Manuel Roxas

1946-5-28 Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
1946-7-4 President Manuel Roxas was inaugurated as the 5th President of the Philippines and the first president of the Third Republic at the Independence Grandstand in Manila
1948-1-28 President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators.

FUN FACTS

World Leader Manuel Roxas were born on Friday, in a leap year, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of , it is 363 days until Manuel Roxas next birthday.

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