Victoria Quirino-Delgado

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Victoria Quirino
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First Lady of the Philippines
In office
18 April 1948 – 30 December 1953
Preceded by Trinidád Roxas
Succeeded by Luz Magsaysay
Personal details
Born (1931-05-18)18 May 1931
Died 29 November 2006(2006-11-29) (aged 75)
Spouse(s) Luís Gonzales
Francisco Delgado
Relations Elpidio Quirino (father),

Alicia Syquía (mother)

Religion Roman Catholicism

Victoria "Vicky" Quirino-Delgado (born Victoria Syquía Quirino 18 May 1931 – 29 November 2006) was the eldest daughter of Philippine President Elpidio Quirino. Since her father was a widower, she fulfilled on the role of First Lady of the Philippines, becoming the youngest bearer of the title at the age of 16.

Her mother, Alicia Syquía, as well as three siblings, were all massacred by the Japanese during the Japanese Occupation.


She assumed the title in 1948 when President Manuel Roxas died and her father, then Vice-President of the Philippines, took over. When her father's term ended in 1953, she was succeeded by Luz Magsaysay.

Following tradition, Quirino-Delgado became involved in socio-civic activities. She was the second Presidential daughter to have a debut in the Palace, and again made history as the first Presidential daughter to be wed in the Palace when she married her first husband, Luís "Chito" Gonzales.

Later years and death[edit]

In 1986, she campaigned with other presidential daughters to have foreign governments withdraw recognition of the regime of President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Quirino-Delgado was also prominent in gatherings against President Joseph Ejercito Estrada in the late 1990s.

She died on 29 November 2006, at the age of 75.


Honorary titles
Preceded by
Trinidad Roxas
First Lady of the Philippines
Succeeded by
Luz Magsaysay