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Fernando Lopez (April 13, 1904May 26, 1993) was a Filipino statesman and a Nacionalista. A member of the influential Lopez Family of Iloilo, Fernando Lopez served as Vice President for three terms, under President Elpidio Quirino (19491953) and Ferdinand Marcos (19651969 and 19691972). April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Nacionalista Party is a Spanish term for a Nationalist Party. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Elpidio Quirino Elpidio Quirino (November 16, 1890—February 29, 1956) was the sixth President of the Philippines. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Ferdinand Marcos Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth President of the Philippines. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


Biography

Lopez was born on April 13, 1904 in Iloilo City, Iloilo to Benito Lopez and Presentacion Hofilena. The Lopez family was a rich and influencial family in the province. April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Iloilo City is the capital of Iloilo province in The Philippines. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...


Lopez studied high school at San Juan de Letran College, finishing in 1921. He then law in the University of Santo Tomas, earning his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1925. After passing the bar examinations, he did not go into private practice but helped his older brother manage the family business. Colegio de San Juan de Letran, founded in 1620, is a private Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Manila, Philippines. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Santo Tomas is a Catholic university in the Philippines run by the Order of Preachers. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Lopez was one of the founders of Iloilo College and the FEATI University in Manila. The Lopez family also owned the Iloilo-Negros Air Express Company (the first Filipino owned air service), the Iloilo Times (El Tiempo), the Manila Chronicle and ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. Manila (Maynila in Filipino) is the capital city of the Philippines. ... ABS-CBN (Alto Broadcasting System-Chronicle Broadcasting Network) Channel 2 is one of the two leading broadcasting networks in the Philippines. ...


In 1945, with no prior political experience, Lopez was picked by President Sergio Osmeña to be mayor of Iloilo City. In 1947, he ran for Senator and won the election. In 1949, he became vice-president under President Elpidio Quirino and concurrently worked as secretary of agriculture, serving until 1953. He was then elected once again as Senator, and re-elected in 1959. In 1965, he ran with Ferdinand Marcos and won as vice-president. He was re-elected in 1969. 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sergio Osmeña Sergio Osmeña (September 9, 1878—October 19, 1961) was the second President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Elpidio Quirino Elpidio Quirino (November 16, 1890—February 29, 1956) was the sixth President of the Philippines. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Ferdinand Marcos Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was the tenth President of the Philippines. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


By the time martial law was declared in 1972, the Lopez family fell out of Marcos' favor and was targeted by the dictatorship because of their denunciations of Marcos' corruption. The position of vice-president was dissolved, and the Lopez family was stripped of most of its political and economic assets. 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


Fernando Lopez died on May 26, 1993 and leaving his wife Mariquit Javella with whom he had six children. May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


External link

  • Senators of the Philippines - Fernando Lopez (http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/former_senators/fernando_lopez.htm)

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Fernando Lopez - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
Fernando López (April 13, 1904—May 26, 1993) was a Filipino statesman.
A member of the influential López Family of Iloilo, Fernando López served as Vice President for three terms, under President Elpidio Quirino (1949—1953) for the Liberals and Ferdinand Marcos (1965—1969 and 1969—1972) for the Nacionalistas.
Fernando López died on May 26, 1993 and leaving his wife Mariquit Javella with whom he had six children.
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