Manuel Luis Quezon becomes the first President of the Philippines after it is given self-governing status by the United States of America.
First President of Philippine commonwealth.
Manilla, the Philippines.
L/S of huge crowds with a procession walking through the middle. C/U of new President Manuel Luis Quezon applauding. M/S of him and other officials. M/S of vice-president Gardner, the camera pans across other members of the U.S. Senate who have decided to give the Philippines self-governing status. M/S as Quezon raises his hand to take the oath, M/S of people cheering, C/U of one boy's face. M/S as Guards march along in procession. M/S of a family watching, the young boy is in military uniform. More guards march through. C/U as Quezon holds his hat over his heart as he watches.
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