Quezon y Molina Manuel Luis

Quezon y Mo·li·na

 (ē mə-lē′nə, mō-lē′nä), Manuel Luis 1878-1944.
Philippine politician. The first president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines (1935-1944), he was forced to flee his country after the Japanese conquest of the Philippine Islands (1941) but continued to lead the government in exile.
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