President Elpidio Quirino Memorabilia
The gallery housing memorabilia of the Sixth President of the Republic, Elpidio Quirino (EQ), is located on the second floor of the Old Carcel Museum, the building where he was born on November 16, 1890 while his father served as jail warden.
Among the exhibited items are five paintings including two portraits of President Quirino and his wife Alicia Syquia that were done by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, and a bust of the president done by National Artist for Sculpture Guillermo Tolentino. Also on display are some of EQ’s barong Tagalog, which showcase the country’s fine textile craft, and other pieces from his wardrobe. An intricately carved camphor wood chest given by Chinese General Chiang Kai Shek as a present to President Quirino, other wooden furniture, and an assortment of souvenirs moreover comprise the collection.
The EQ memorabilia are on loan from the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation.