TODAY WE REMEMBER: The 17th Death Anniversary of Salvador Roman Hidalgo Laurel famously known as “Doy Laurel”.

Born in Paco, Manila and the son of the former president of the Philippines of Jose P. Laurel, Salvador Laurel was elected as a senator and was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1968, 1969 up to 1970.

He authored five “Justice for the Poor Laws” known as the “Laurel Laws,” nine laws on Judicial Reforms (1968–1970); the Government Reorganization Act (1968–1970) and Amendments to the Land Reform Code (1971).

He is also known for his iconic saying “Ang bayan higit sa lahat”.