Senator Lorenzo M. Tañada

Lorenzo M. Tañada

(Aug 10, 1898 – May 28, 1992)

He was:

  • regarded as the “Grand Old Man of Philippine Politics”
  • a staunch Nationalist who fought for Philippine Sovereignty and led the effort to end American military presence in the Philippines which dated back to 1898
  • a leader of the “Parliament of the Streets” which toppled the Marcos dictatorship
  • the longest serving Senator, 4 terms, 24 years
  • the Solicitor General and Chief of the Office of Special Prosecutors during the post-Japanese Occupation