Today in Philippine History, January 21, 1961, Senator Marcos was elected president of the Liberal party

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On January 21, 1961, Senator Ferdinand E. Marcos was elected president of the Liberal Party at a convention held in a cabaret in Santa Ana, Manila, after having withdrawn his candidacy for the party's presidential nomination.

Senator Ferdinand E. Marcos

Earlier, during this convention, Diosdado Macapagal was nominated as the party's candidate for the presidency and former senator Emmanuel Pelaez its candidate for the vice-presidency. Pelaez defeated the efforts of Sergio Osmena Jr. to secure the nomination for the vice-presidency.

Reference:
American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Journal, Volume XXXVII, Number 3, March 1961


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