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Nicanor Espina Yñiguez (November 6, 1915 – April 13, 2007) was a Filipino politician and Speaker of the Regular Batasang Pambansa from 1984 to 1986. Considered the "Father of Southern Leyte", he authored the law that created the province of Southern Leyte.


Nicanor Yñiguez
15th Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives
Speaker of the Regular Batasang Pambansa
In office
July 23, 1984 – March 25, 1986
PresidentFerdinand Marcos (1984-1986)
Corazon Aquino (1986)
Preceded byQuerube Makalintal
Succeeded byRamon Mitra, Jr.
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Southern Leyte
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Southern Leyte's Lone District
In office
December 30, 1961 – September 23, 1972[1]
Preceded byPost created
Succeeded byRoger G. Mercado
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Leyte's Third District
In office
December 30, 1957 – December 30, 1961
Preceded byFrancisco M. Pajao
Succeeded byMarcelino R. Veloso
Personal details
Born
Nicanor Espina Yñiguez

(1915-11-06)November 6, 1915
Maasin, Leyte, Philippine Islands
DiedApril 13, 2007(2007-04-13) (aged 91)
Maasin, Southern Leyte, Philippines
Political partyKilusang Bagong Lipunan
Spouse(s)Salvacion Oppus Yñiguez
ProfessionPolitician

He died on April 13, 2007. He was married for 66 years to Salvacion Oppus Yñiguez, who died in September 2005. Their eldest child, Gabriel, died young. They are survived by their children Rosette and Alfredo, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  1. ^ Congress was dissolved when President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law on September 23, 1972.
Political offices
Preceded by
Querube Makalintal
as Speaker of the Interim Batasang Pambansa
Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives
Speaker of the Regular Batasang Pambansa

1984–1986
Succeeded by
Ramon Mitra, Jr.
as Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives