Jorge Vargas was a founding member of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation
(now the Philippine Olympic Committee) in 1911. He was also the first Filipino member
of the International Olympic Committee.
Jorge Vargas later served as Chairman of the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation
from 1935 to 1955.
Vargas served as the legislative secretary to Speaker Sergio Osmena of the House
of Representatives and in 1919 was appointed by President Quezon as his Executive
Secretary, becoming the first Philipino to serve in such a position.
Vargas was mayor of the Greater Manila area in 1941.
24 August 1890
to 22 February 1980
Great Filipinos, Birth Centenary
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National Boy Scout Movement 50th Anniversary
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In 1949 Vargus was chosen to be President and Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of the
Philippines. He served the position of National President until 1961.