Victoria Quirino-Gonzalez

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In this Philippine name for married women, the birth middle name or maternal family name is Syquia, the birth surname or paternal family name is Quirino, and the marital name is Gonzalez.
Victoria Quirino
Vicky Quirino (Malacanang photo).jpg
6th First Lady of the Philippines
In office
18 April 1948 – 30 December 1953
President Elpidio Quirino
Preceded by Trinidád Roxas
Succeeded by Luz Magsaysay
Second Lady of the Philippines
In office
28 May 1946 – 17 April 1948
President Manuel Roxas
Preceded by Esperanza Limjap-Osmeña
Succeeded by Mariquit Javellana-López
Personal details
Born Victoria Syquia Quirino
(1931-05-18)May 18, 1931
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippine Islands (now Philippines)
Died November 29, 2006(2006-11-29) (aged 75)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Spouse(s) Luís Gonzalez
Francisco Delgado
Parents Elpidio Quirino (father)
Alicia Syquía (mother)
Religion Roman Catholicism

Victoria "Vicky" Syquia Quirino-Gonzalez (née Quirino; May 18, 1931 – November 29, 2006) was the second daughter of Philippine President Elpidio Quirino. Since her father was a widower, she served as 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 Japanese troops as they occupied the country during the Second World War.

Term[edit]

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

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

Later years and death[edit]

She was silently but actively involved in supporting social causes in her later years. She died on 29 November 2006 at the age of 75.

Her grandchildren include Victoria Álvarez de Toledo y González, María Álvarez de Toledo y González and Lucía Álvarez de Toledo y González, daughters of her own daughter María Victoria González Quirino and Manuel Álvarez de Toledo y Mencos (the Marqués de Miraflores, V Duque de Zaragoza, XIII conde de los Arcos, three times a grandee of Spain)

References[edit]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Trinidad Roxas
First Lady of the Philippines
1948–1953
Succeeded by
Luz Magsaysay
Vacant
Title last held by
Esperanza Limjap-Osmeña
Second Lady of the Philippines
1946–1948
Vacant
Title next held by
Mariquit Javellana-López