Jorge B. Vargas

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Jorge B. Vargas
Vargas (in white) with Japanese General Homma, 1943
Presiding Officer of the Philippine Executive Commission
In office
January 23, 1942 – October 14, 1943[1]
Governor-General Masaharu Homma
Preceded by Himself
As Head of the Civilian Emergency Administration
Succeeded by José P. Laurel (as President)
Head of the Civilian Emergency Administration
In concurrent capacity with the mayoralty of Manila
In office
December 22, 1941 – January 23, 1942
Appointed by Manuel Quezon
Succeeded by Himself
As Presiding Officer of the Philippine Executive Commission
Ministries involved
In office
October 14, 1943 – August 17, 1945
President José P. Laurel
Preceded by Pedro A. Paterno (as Prime Minister)
Succeeded by Ferdinand E. Marcos (as Prime Minister)
Mayor of Manila
In concurrent capacity with the headship of the Civilian Emergency Administration
In office
December 22, 1941 – January 23, 1942
Appointed by Manuel Quezon
Preceded by Valeriano Fugoso
Succeeded by Leon Guinto, Sr.
Secretary of National Defense
In office
December 11, 1941 – December 22, 1941
Appointed by Manuel Quezon
Preceded by Manuel Quezon
in concurrent capacity as President
Succeeded by Basilio Valdez
Executive Secretary
In office
January 30, 1936 – December 11, 1941
Appointed by Manuel Quezon
Preceded by Post created
Succeeded by Manuel Roxas
Personal details
Born August 24, 1890(1890-08-24)
Bago City, Negros Occidental
Died February 22, 1980(1980-02-22) (aged 89)
Manila, Philippines
Political party Kapisanan ng Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas
Spouse(s) Marina Yulo Vargas
Religion Roman Catholic

Jorge B. Vargas (August 24, 1890 – February 22, 1980) was Philippine politician. He was Chairman of Philippine Executive Commission from 1942 to 1943.

In January 30, 1936 he was Executive Secretary of Philippine Presidents Manuel Quezon. December 22, 1941 to January 23, 1942, he was Head of the Civilian Emergency Administration and Mayor of Manila. In 1941 he was appointed to Secretary of National Defense.

He was also the first Filipino member of the International Olympic Committee.[2]

He was one of the charter members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in 1936.[3] In 1949 he became the BSP's President and Chief Scout. He was in the position of National President until 1961. He became a member of the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1951 to 1957.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Appointed by Manuel L. Quezon, December 30, 1941 as Head of the Civilian Emergency Administration; then appointed by Masaharu Homma as head of government, January 23, 1942
  2. "Philippine Olympic Committee". Olympic.ph. http://www.olympic.ph/history.html. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  3. On My Honor, Boy Scouts of the Philippines, 2001, p. 136-137.