Quintin Paredes—the first Resident Commissioner for the Commonwealth of the Philippines—was honored with a commemorative stamp in 1984. While a Resident Commissioner, he challenged tariffs and tax increases on Philippine goods. Paredes’s long service to his country included 13 years as a government attorney and service in the Philippine assembly. During World War II, he served in the Japanese occupation government, placating the Japanese and assisting the resistance whenever possible. United States military forces charged him as an active collaborator after the war. He was nonetheless elected to the re-established assembly, and he was eventually acquitted of all charges.