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A Look Back at the Philippines' First Photojournalist Marcial S. Valenzuela's Photographs

The photojournalist captured many defining moments in history.
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As one of the country's first photojournalists, Marcial S. Valenzuela's collection of photographs is unmatched. Throughout his career, he photographed former Presidents such as Manuel L. Quezon, Ramon Magsaysay, and Ferdinand Marcos, to name a few. Here, we look back at Marcial S. Valenzuela's best camera moments of political figures, moments, and more in Philippine history.

Manuel L. Quezon during his time as Resident Commissioner of the Philippines

Resident Commissioner Manuel L. Quezon
Photo by PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY.

Jorge B. Vargas, Jose Abad Santos, Sotero Baluyot, President Manuel L. Quezon, Jose Avelino, Rafael Alunan, and Aurora Quezon in Arayat, Pampanga

President Manuel L. Quezon in Arayat, Pampanga
Photo by PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY.
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Quezon sitting atop a rock in Baler

President Manuel L. Quezon in Baler
Photo by PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY.

Quezon on one of his provincial visits to Zamboanga City.

President Manuel L. Quezon during his provincial visit to Zamboanga City
Photo by PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY.

Vice President Fernando Lopez and Senate President Eulogio Rodriguez

Vice President Fernando Lopez and Senate President Eulogio Rodriguez.
Photo by PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY.
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President Ramon Magsaysay

President Ramon Magsaysay
Photo by PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY.

President Ramon Magsaysay with the former president of Indonesia

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Magsaysay photographed riding his horse

President Magsaysay riding his horse, Victory.
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President Ferdinand Marcos with his family

President Ferdinand Marcos with his family.
Photo by PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM AND LIBRARY.

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