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LOOK: Flowers offered for late president Elpidio Quirino at Manila South Cemetery

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 01:45 PM November 01, 2018

Photo by Consuelo Maquez / INQUIRER.net

The late president Elpidio Quirino was remembered with flowers at his former resting place inside the Manila South Cemetery in Makati.

Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada was the first to send his floral tribute to Quirino.

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Photo by Consuelo Maquez / INQUIRER.net

Quirino was buried at the Manila South Cemetery after he died following a heart attack on Feb. 29, 1965 at his Novaliches home.

In 2016, His remains were transferred to the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City.

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But Maribel Bueza, Manila South Cemetery administrator said Quirino’s former tomb remains a cemetery landmark with people still paying their respects to the late president.

“Yung Elpidio Quirino landmark ino-oferan pa rin ng bulaklak kahit landmark na lang siya,” she said.

Quirino served as the country’s President from 1949 to 1953. He ran for reelection in 1953 but lost to former President Ramon Magsaysay.  /muf

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