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Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez y Lopez historical marker (Q57948996)

NHCP historical marker for Vicente Orestes Romualdez in Tacloban
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Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez y Lopez historical marker
NHCP historical marker for Vicente Orestes Romualdez in Tacloban

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    1985
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    11°14'9.694"N, 125°0'9.680"E
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    Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez y Lopez (Tagalog)
    (1885–1955)<br>Ama ng Tahanan, Manananggol, Propesor at Dean Emeritus (Tagalog)
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    Don Vicente Orestes Romualdez y Lopez (English)
    (1885–1955)<br>Family Man, Lawyer, Professor and Dean Emeritus (English)
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    Santo Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum, Real Street (English)
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    Born in July 3, 1885 in Tolosa, Leyte. A deserving alumnus of the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, for in 1895–1896, barely 11 years old, he was promoted to “clase superior”, along with brothers Norberto and Miguel. On June 11, 1912, he was admitted to the Philippine Civil Service. He was Justice of the Peace of Tolosa and, later, Provincial Sheriff of the Province of Leyte.<br><br>He took up Law in the Escuela de Derechos de Manila and passed the bar in 1916. He finished the degree of Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.), Sobresaliente, at the University of Santo Tomas on November 23, 1923. From 1919–1938, he practice law in Manila at the Romualdez Law Offices. He was elected President of the Neighborhood Association in Tacloban during the Japanese occupation (1941–1944) and was an honorary leader of the Leyte Guerilla Movement. He was Dean of the College of Law of St. Paul’s College in Tacloban and Professor of Law. For his academic and administrative contributions to legal scholarship, he was conferred the honorific title of Dean Emeritus by the same institution.<br><br>With his first wife, Doña Juanita Acereda, he had five children namely: Lourdes, Vicente Jr., Dulcse (Sister Bellarmine), Victoria and Francisco. With his second wife Doña Remedios Trinidad, he had six children: Imelda, Benjamin, Alita, Alfredo, Armando and Conchita.<br><br>Died on September 20, 1955 at the age of 70. (English)
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