Thursday, July 3, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Vicente Orestes Romualdez

JULY 3, 1929
Vicente Orestes Romualdez y Lopez (July 3, 1885 - September 30, 1955), the father of former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos was born in Tolosa, Leyte. He was “Hukom Pamayapa” in Tolosa and later served as provincial sheriff of Leyte. Romualdez studied law at Escuela de Derechos de Manila and passed the bar in 1916. He received the title “Doctorate of Civil Laws (Sobresaliente) at the University of Sto. Tomas in 1923. During the Japanese occupation, he joined the guerrilla movement. His brother Norberto was a Supreme Court Associate Justice.

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