Victoria Quirino-Gonzalez

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Victoria Quirino
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Victoria being interviewed by the editor of Suara Rakyat, during a visit to Indonesia in July 1952.
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 Gonzalez
Francisco Delgado
Relations

Elpidio Quirino (father),

Alicia Syquía (mother)
Religion Roman Catholicism

Victoria "Vicky" Syquia Quirino-Gonzalez (née Quirino; 18 May 1931 – 29 November 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.

References[edit]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Trinidad Roxas
First Lady of the Philippines
1948–1953
Succeeded by
Luz Magsaysay