Book 6: Elpidio Quirino

President Elpidio Quirino was the Second President of the Third Republic of the Philippines. He succeeded to the presidency unexpectedly when Manuel Roxas died in the third year of his four-year term; he assumed office on April 17, 1948, two days after the death of Manuel Roxas. He continued his presidency for a full term after he won the presidential elections on November 8, 1949 on his own. Elpidio Quirino was President until the end of his term on December 30, 1953

The Executive Issuances of President Elpidio Quirino began with Administrative Order No. 51 and Proclamation No. 61, signed on April 17, 1948; he continued the numbering of his predecessor Manuel Roxas and ended with Executive Order Nos. 663 and 664 and Administrative Order Nos. 261 to 266 which were all signed on March 17, 1957.

President Elpidio Quirino’s documents were gathered from its official sources such as the Official Gazette of the Philippines; the Malacañang Records Office’s Book of Executive Issuances; Messages of the President Volume 8; The Quirino Way: Collection of Speeches and Addresses of Elpidio Quirino; and The New Philippine Ideology.

The American Psychological Association (APA) style was used for the citation. The titles that have been provided by the researchers are enclosed in square brackets, considering that the exact wordings and its order were not verbatim from the document being described. Book titles are italicized while the speech titles are not. If in any case that the book title is the same as the title of the speech, it is transcribed in italics because it is the book title.

  • Volume 1: Official Week/Month in Review

    • This is the first volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Official Month in Review, a chronicle of the Presidents’ official affairs, i.e., their principal activities and undertakings.
  • Volume 2: Appointments and Designations

    • This is the second volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Appointments and Designations, a record of the individual appointments and designations by the President of the Philippines. These include the date which an individual is officially expected to fulfill their duties.
  • Volume 3: Historical Papers and Documents

    • This is the third volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Historical Papers and Documents, which include letters, statements, and other documents deemed of historical significance.
  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 1)

  • Volume 4: Executive Orders (Part 2)

    • This is the fourth volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Executive Orders, which provide for rules of a general or permanent character in implementation or execution of constitutional or statutory powers.
  • Volume 5: Administrative Orders

    • This is the fifth volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s Administrative Orders, which relate to particular aspects of governmental operations in pursuance of the President’s duties as administrative head of the Executive Department.
  • Volume 6: Proclamations

    • This is the sixth volume of President Elpidio Quirino’s official papers, which constitutes the sixth book of the Messages of the President series. This volume collects President Quirino’s proclamations, which fix a date or declare a status or condition of public interest or importance.

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Manuel L. Quezon III.

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