Floro Crisologo

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Floro Crisologo was a Philippine congressman and World War II veteran. He worked for the confirmation of the Tobacco Law and the establishment of the Social Security System.

He was married to Carmeling Crisologo, who used to be a former governor of Ilocos Sur and his son, Vincent "Bingbong Crisologo" is a congressman in Quezon City.

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Assasination

On October 18, 1970, the then congressman of Ilocos Sur was attending the Sunday mass at the Vigan Cathedral and was about to fall in line for the communion when a lone gunman shot him in the head. The incident caused panic in the church so the assasin was able to run and disappeared. Up to this day, the murder has not been solved and it is believed that it was politically motivated.

The congressman's son, Bingbong, took matters into his own hands by burning down a place occupied by the followers of his family's opponents in politics.

The Crisologo Museum

The family wanted the crime done against Floro to be remembered, they turned the Crisologo family mansion in Vigan into a museum. The museum contained memorabillia, with particular focus on the stateman's assasination. It is found on De Los Reyes Street in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

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