Victoria Quirino-Gonzalez

Victoria "Vicky" Quirino-Gonzalez (born Victoria Syquia Quirino; May 18, 1931 – November 29, 2006) was the second daughter of Philippine President Elpidio Quirino. Since her father was a widower, she served as First Lady of the Philippines, becoming the youngest bearer of the title at the age of 16.

Victoria Quirino
Vicky Quirino (Malacanang photo).jpg
First Lady of the Philippines
In role
17 April 1948 – 30 December 1953
PresidentElpidío Quiríno
Preceded byTrinidad Roxas
Succeeded byLuz Magsaysay
Personal details
Victoria Syquia Quirino

(1931-05-18)May 18, 1931
Manila, Philippine Islands
DiedNovember 29, 2006(2006-11-29) (aged 75)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Luis Gonzalez
(m. 1950; died 1984)
Francisco Delgado
(m. 1987)
Parent(s)Elpidio Quirino (father)
Alicia Syquia (mother)

Her mother, Alicia Syquia, as well as three of her siblings, were all massacred by Japanese troops as they occupied the country during the Second World War.[3]


She assumed the title in 1948 when President Manuel Roxas died and her father, then Vice-President of the Philippines succeeded him. When her father's term ended in 1953, she was succeeded by Luz Magsaysay.

Following tradition, Quiríno-González became involved in socio-civic activities. She was the second Presidential daughter to have a debut in Malacañan Palace, and again made history as the first Presidential daughter to be wed in the Palace when she married her first husband, Luis "Chito" González.[4]

Later years and deathEdit

She was silently but actively involved in supporting social causes in her later years. She died on November 29, 2006 at the age of 75.

Her grandchildren include Victoria Álvarez de Toledo y González, María Álvarez de Toledo y González, and Lucía Álvarez de Toledo y González, daughters of her own daughter María Victoria González Quiríno and Manuel Álvarez de Toledo y Mencos (the Marqués de Miraflores, V Duque de Zaragoza, XIII Conde de los Arcos, three times a Grandee of Spain).


  1. ^ "Luis Tuason Gonzalez". FamilySearch.
  2. ^ "Ante-Nuptial Agreement Causes Husband to Lose Rights over Urdaneta Condo". Supreme Court of the Philippines.
  3. ^ Ignacio Bunye (Feb 17, 2020). "Bunye: The Manila Massacres".
  4. ^ "VICTORIA QUIRINO MARRIED; Luis Gonzales Weds Daughter of President of Philippines". The New York Times. July 5, 1950. Retrieved January 31, 2022.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by First Lady of the Philippines
Succeeded by