Pedro Rodríguez (politician)
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|Presidente Municipal of Bogo, Cebu|
|Succeeded by||Victoriano dela Vina|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cebu's Seventh District|
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Eulalio E. Causing|
|Born||Pedro Rodriguez y Lazala
|Died||October 25, 1932(aged 62–63)|
|Political party||Nacionalista Party|
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University|
Pahid sa mga Luha sa Kabus
Grand Old Man of Bogo
Pedro Rodríguez y Lazala (1869 — October 25, 1932), also known as Nyoy Endong and the Grand Old Man of Bogo was a Filipino politician. He served as Presidente Municipal of Bogo, Cebu and was one of the first members of the Filipino House of Representatives during the presidency of Emilio Aguinaldo.
Rodríguez was born in Medellin, Cebu and he attended the seminary of San Carlos and proceeded to the Ateneo de Manila where he graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering. Rodríguez was appointed as Municipal President of Bogo between 1898 until 1903. In 1905, he went to Spain as a delegate of the Philippine Assembly. In 1907, his brother, Celestino Rodríguez became senator deputised in the district. During his administration, he was part and given the leadership at the Inauguration of Independence held at the Old Plaza in Cebu, he said: "In our world, there are two respected mountains, namely Mount Sinai and Mount Sudlong. But the Filipinos love most Mount Sudlong because on its top… is where the first Philippine flag was raised in the skies of Cebu… where blood of our brothers spilled to fight for our country…" His high achievement as senator enabled him to become a member of the Nacionalista Party and he also served as a Senatorial District governor.
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