José Abad Santos

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Fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and served as Acting President of the Philippines during World War II

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According to Wikipedia, José Abad Santos y Basco was the fifth chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. He briefly served as the acting president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and acting commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during World War II, on behalf of President Quezon after the government went in exile to the United States. After about two months, he was executed by the Japanese forces for refusing to cooperate during their occupation of the country.

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