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/ 12:10 AM April 17, 2014

Elpidio Quirino took his oath of office as president of the Philippines on April 17, 1948, after President Manuel Roxas died of a heart attack two days before. Born on Nov. 16, 1890, Quirino obtained his law degree from the University of the Philippines in 1915. He first served as secretary of the interior, secretary of finance and secretary of foreign affairs before being elected vice president in 1946. Quirino died on Feb. 29. 1956. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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