Aurora: The First Lady and the Province

At first glance, this article could just be about a person of historical importance. She was after all the first lady of the first president of Commonwealth of the Philippines. She was beloved by the Filipino people, most especially by the people of Baler, her hometown. Aurora Antonia Aragón viuda de Quezón was heavily involved with humanitarian activities, particularly as the first chairperson of the Philippine Red Cross.

This article is more about that province which was named in her memory: Aurora. My 62nd province. The province of Aurora started off as a sub-province of Quezon (Tayabas) in 1951. 28 years after, during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos, Aurora became an independent province.

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