"Every epoch has its own heroes and every hero has his own epoch." – E. Quirino
Elpidio R. Quirino
First term: April 17, 1948-December 30, 1949 (succeeded)
Second term: December 30,1949-December 30, 1953 (elected)
November 16, 1890 – February 29, 1956
Elpidio Rivera Quirino
1. The establishment of the Agricultural Credit Cooperative Financing Administration (ACCFA) to help farmers market their crops and save them from usurers. 2. The establishments of rural banks in the provinces to give load to farmers at low interest rates. 3. The creation of new government agencies to handle labor problems and to take care of and distribute relief to poor families as well as to the victims of natural disasters such as fires, floods, and typhoons. 4. The conclusion of the Quirino-Foster Agreement to further intensify the economic development of the country. This agreement provided for a Philippine-American partnership in the economic development of the country, wherein the United States furnish funds and technical advisers, and the Philippines will furnish labor and provide counterpart funds. All economic projects were to be jointly supervised by the Philippine Council for US Aid and the Foreign Operations Administration (FOA). Issues Encountered:
1. The elections wherein Quirino won was believed to be the most corrupt. 2. First president to undergoe an impeachment trial because he allegedly purchased a very expensive Golden Orinola using government money. 3. Permitted immorality in the armed forces.
4. Neglected the problems of the people.
5. Involved himself to the American government which made him compliant of to international economies.
General Statement on my Personal Opinion on the Life, Leadership and Legacy of the President:
“A leader should set an example of a big heart, an honest mind, sound instincts, the virtue of healthy impatience and an abiding love for the common man.”...