MANILA — The transfer of the remains of Elpidio Quirino, the 6th President of the Philippines, was formally transferred Monday from Manila South Cemetery to the Libingan Ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.
President Benigno Aquino III and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vice chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Romeo Tanalgo led the 9:30 a.m. re-interment ceremony of the late president.Malacañang Photos
In attendance were members of the Quirino family, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) officials, local government officials, members of the Presidential Cabinet and former public officials including former President Fidel V. Ramos.
Quirino served his term of office from 1948 to 1953.
His administration was known for post-war reconstruction, general economic gains, and increased economic aid from the United States.
The re-internment ceremony will coincide with the commemorative event to mark the 60th death anniversary of President Quirino in the evening of Feb. 29, 1956 at the Philippine Center, New York City.
The LNMB serves as a resting place for Filipino soldiers, Presidents, Dignitaries, national artists/scientists/boy scouts, and thousands of soldiers who perished in the Second World War and Korean War. PRIAM NEPOMUCENO/PNA/northboundasia.com