Follow the political life of Manuel Roxas, the first president of the Philippines as a fully independent nation, on Biography.com.

Follow the political life of Manuel Roxas, the first president of the Philippines as a fully independent nation, on Biography.com.

PHOTO: Manuel Roxas as a Japanese prisoner of war in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, circa 1942. http://malacanang.gov.ph/presidents/third-republic/manuel-roxas …

Official Gazette PH on

PHOTO: Manuel Roxas as a Japanese prisoner of war in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, circa 1942. http://malacanang.gov.ph/presidents/third-republic/manuel-roxas …

Manuel Roxas was inducted into office as President having been elected on April 23, 1946. Roxas took his oath of office in a temporary structure built near the ruins of the Legislative Building.

Manuel Roxas was inducted into office as President having been elected on April 23, 1946. Roxas took his oath of office in a temporary structure built near the ruins of the Legislative Building.

From left, Douglas MacArthur, Manuel L. Quezon, Sergio Osmeña, Manuel Roxas reviewing troops, circa 1920s.

From left, Douglas MacArthur, Manuel L. Quezon, Sergio Osmeña, Manuel Roxas reviewing troops, circa 1920s.

One of the last pictures of President Manuel Roxas (first from left) at Clark Air Base, Pampanga. Via Wikimedia Commons.

One of the last pictures of President Manuel Roxas (first from left) at Clark Air Base, Pampanga. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Official Gazette PH on Twitter: "AUDIO • President Manuel Roxas endorses Geronima Pecson to become PH's first woman senator:…

Official Gazette PH on

Official Gazette PH on Twitter: "AUDIO • President Manuel Roxas endorses Geronima Pecson to become PH's first woman senator:…

Manuel Roxas Ancestral House

Manuel Roxas Ancestral House

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