Jose Olfinas Vera (1888 - 1956) MP

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Death: Died
Occupation: Public Servant
Managed by: Randy Vera
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About Jose Olfinas Vera

Jose O. Vera was a Filipino public servant and businessman.

In 1937, he was among the founders of Sampaguita Pictures, together with Pedro Vera, Jose Zulueta, Antonio Torres, Catalino Gavino, Pedro Abecilla at Apolonia Vda de Vera. Sampaguita Pictures, Lebran, Inc, LVN Pictures and Premiere Productions became what was known as the "Big Four" of the early years of Philippine cinema.

He served in various posts in government: Senator of the Philippines in the Seventh Legislature (1925-1928), under the Sixth Senatorial District of Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate; Governor of Albay, and a Judge of the Lower Court of Manila.


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August 15, 1956
Age 68