A prominent figure in tobacco country Ilocos back in the 60s up to day he was assassinated while in line for communion at the St. Paul Cathedral in 1970, Congressman Floro Crisologo was known for authoring the Tobacco Law and the creation of the Social Security System (SSS) and the first state university of the North, the University of Northern Philippines.
According to the Vigan website, “Before he was killed, the congressman was in the process of having a bill approved to abolish the death penalty because he believed that death was not the solution to stopping crime.”
His century-old house in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, was converted into a museum after his death. On display are antiques and memorabilia including the unwashed clothes he was wearing the day he was shot dead.
Other photos taken on the streets of Vigan
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