Monday, June 9, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Senate Convenes After World War II

JUNE 9, 1945
The Senate of the Philippines convened for the first time after the end of World War II and Manuel Roxas sat as senate president (July 9, 1945 - May 25, 1946) after being elected by his fellow legislators. In 1940, the 1935 Constitution was amended that adopted for the creation of a bicameral Congress of the Philippines consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives. Because of the war, elected legislators in 1941 were not able to serve their term. Immediately after the war, President Sergio Osmena Sr. restored the Commonwealth government.

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