Photo taken from the grandstand at the inauguration of President Elpidio Quirino on December 30, 1949. DZAS covered this event and was granted invitations for this seating. The photo gives an unusual view of a very bare Manila only 4 years after the end of WW2. Rizal Monument is visible, as well as the many construction cranes on war-damaged government buildings. The podium is visible at lower right.