Sunday, October 21, 2012

1947 Manuel L. Quezon

Manuel L. Quezon (1878-1944) was the first Filipino president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines established under U.S. authority, serving from 1935 until his death in 1944. In 1942, Quezon left the Philippines following the Japanese invasion and established the Commonwealth government-in-exile headquartered in Washington.


On May 1, 1947, the Bureau of Posts issued a 1 cent stamp honouring Manuel Quezon. The stamp was produced by the Philippine Bureau of Printing.

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