Eugenio Perez was a politician who served as Speaker of the House of Representatives
of the from 1946 to 1953.
Perez was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives when the 1st Congress of
the Philippines convened in 1946, and served as House Speaker throughout the 1st
and 2nd Congresses.
Perez was a leading congressional ally of Presidents Roxas and Quirino. He helped
secure the passage of the Bell Trade Act and the Parity Rights Amendment to the Constitution,
allowing American citizens and corporations equal access to Philippine minerals,
forests and other natural resources.