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My Father, The “Soldier”

osé Abad Santos was the fifth chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He briefly served as the acting president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and acting commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during World War II.

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Written By

Joaquin Angelo “Jake” L. Advincula

Nina Macaraig-Gamboa

Illustrated By

Gutch Gutierrez

Aurora Morealis

Synopsis

José Abad Santos was the fifth chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He briefly served as the acting president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and acting commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during World War II, on behalf of President Quezon after the government went in exile to the United States. After about two months, he was executed by the Japanese forces for refusing to cooperate during their occupation of the country.

Abad Santos’ martyrdom is memorialized on the front of the 1,000 peso bill where he, Josefa Llanes Escoda and General Vicente Lim are featured as heroes of the Philippine resistance against the Japanese Occupation during World War II.

Learnings for Children

Nationalism
Heroism
Leadership

Genre

Biographies

Length

16

Pages

Size

8 x 10

Inches

Type

Soft Cover

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