Manuel Acuña Roxas House

NHCP Photo Collection

Location: Roxas City, Capiz (Region VI)
Category: Building
Type: House
Status: Level II - With Marker
Marker Date: 1958
Marker Text:
BIRTHPLACE OF MANUEL ACUNA ROXAS


ON THIS SITE OF THE TOWN CAPIZ, WAS BORN PRESIDENT MANUEL A. ROXAS,1 JANUARY 1892. FIERY ORATOR, DIGNIFIED STATESMAN, REALISTIC ECONOMIST, AND TRUE PATRIOT. SECOND SON OF GERARDO ROXAS AND ROSARIO ACUNA. BECAME LAWYER IN 1913; TOWN COUNCILOR, 1917; PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR, 1919; SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1922-1934; SECRETARY OF FINANCE, 1941; PRESIDENT, PHILIPPINE SENATE, 1945-1946; LAST PRESIDENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, 1946-1948. DIED OF HEART ATTACK AFTER AN IMPASSIONED SPEECH IN DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY AT CLARK FIELD, PAMPANGA AS GUEST OF MAJOR GENERAL EUGENE L. EUBANK, C.G., U.S.A., 13TH AIR FORCE, 15 APRIL 1948.

2 comments:

  1. Was this declared a Heritage House or just a marked structure?

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  2. @Ivan Henares, thanks again, error corrected: it's just a marked structure, Marker: 1958.

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