Manuel Luis Molina Quezon was born in Baler, Tayabas on August 19, 1878 to Lucio Quezon and Maria Dolores Molina. He married Aurora Molina with whom he had three daughters and a son. He finished his Law studies in the
He served as a councilor and later on as Governor of Tayabas. Manuel Quezon became an assemblyman, senator and in 1935 as President of The Commonwealth Republic when he defeated former President Emilio Aguinaldo and Religious Leader Gregorio Aglipay in the elections.
Some of his accomplishments as President of The Commonwealth were:
He worked with High Commisioner Paul V. McNutt to speed up the entry of the Jews to the
When the Pacific War broke out in December 8, 1941, Luzon fled to Corrugators and in front of Melinda Tunnel in
He died in