Even during the early 1900s, ‘chizmiz’ was the order of the day. In this light, AA wishes to share as it’s ThrowBackThursday offering, a feature on the rumored girlfriend of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon : AMPARO KARAGDAG …
Here’s what we dug up from Manila Carnivals website: One of the most famous beauties ever to come from the Carnival royalties is the alluring Amparo Karagdag. “Amparing” was born on 11 March 1915, the eldest of 7 children from a Reyes family in Malolos, Bulacan. She was adopted by a certain Nena Karagdag and she assumed her last name. At the 1936 Miss Philippines finals, she placed a strong second toMercedes Montilla. Acting as Miss Luzon’s escort was Ricardo Manotok. After the contest, she became even more popular when she joined showbiz, appearing in movies as: Dating Pugad, Angel na Tukso, Pasalubong, Kundiman and Ikaw at Ako. In the course of her short career in which her beauty title was always touted, she had as leading men Carlos Padilla, Leopoldo Salcedo, Jose Padilla Jr. Amparing was also a favorite dancing partner of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon who caught her eye during the Carnival pageant. Quezon had always taken a strong interest in the Miss Philippines search, where his advice often influenced the outcome of the contest. Amparing and the president were always seen during government socials that she was rumored to be his “girlfriend”.
Article Courtesy : ALEX R. CASTRO