About Basilio J. Pica Valdez
Dr. Basilio J. Pica Valdez was a physician, trained in the French and US Armies. He held the rank Major General and served as the Chief of Staff of the Philippine Constabulary, Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army, Secretary of National Defense and Secretary of Public Works. He was the first president of the Philippine Hospital Association. In his youth, he was the King Consort to the 1921 Manila Carnival Queen. More here: http://bit.ly/ewXKln.