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When President Roxas unexpectedly died in April 1948, Quirino became president.When he took office, Quirino had two goals: reconstructing the nation and restoring the faith and confidence of the people.Elpidio Quirino was reelected president in November 1949, under suspicion of widespread election fraud and intimidation.As president, he attempted to improve social, economic and agrarian conditions.Quirino appointed Defense Secretary Ramon Magsaysay to suppress the insurrection.Although successful to a degree in these areas, Quirino failed to act aggressively in implementing many of the needed reforms.
He was part of the independence mission to Washington that freed the Philippines from American control in 1934.
He was captured by Japanese military police and imprisoned.
His wife, son and two daughters were killed by Japanese forces as they fled their home during the Battle of Manila in early 1945.
He also established relations with Western and Asian countries.
Quirino’s administration faced a serious threat from the Communist-led Hukbalahap (Huk) movement.