The Families of Old Ilocos Norte

AGCAOILI.

Julio Agcaoili was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte on 12 April 1855. His parents were Vicente Agcaoili and Jacoba Ventura.  He married Ruperta Pichay of Magsingal, Ilocos Sur.

They had ten children:  Pascual [ municipal treasurer;  writer and composer of Ilocano zarzuelas and dramas ], Francisco [ US-trained chemical engineer ], Romarico [ US-trained civil engineer ], Julia [ Manila Carnival Queen of 1909;  Mrs. Jose Martinez ], Pilar [ Ilocos Norte Carnival Queen;  Mrs. Liborio Albano ], Trinidad [ Mrs. _____ _____ ], Angela [ Mrs. { Gen. } Fidel Segundo ], Vicente [ US-trained engineer, music professor, and violinist ], Antonio [ surgeon, founder of San Antonio hospital in Laoag ], and Violeta [ Mrs. { Col. } Amado Martelino ].  The five men were all accomplished professionals;  the five ladies were accomplished in their own right and all married successful career men.

They were among the early “ilustrados” of Ilocos Norte.

ALBANO.

BITANGA.

CARPIO.

CASTRO.

EDRALIN.

FONACIER.

HERNANDO.

LEANO.

MARCOS.

PENA.

PETEL.

RACELA.

RANADA.

VALDEZ [ with a Z, not an S ].

VER.  According to knowledgeable Ver descendants, aside from their obvious Spanish antecedents, the Ver clan actually has Dutch origins:  Ver as in Vermeer, Vermeulen…

Jose Quevedo Ver married Adela Rizal Hidalgo [ daughter of Saturnina Rizal de Hidalgo, sister of national hero Jose Rizal ] and they had three daughters:  Emma Ver married Ramon Reyes;  Purisima Ver married Nestor Villaroman;  and Aurora Ver married Felix Gonzalez.

Elena Ver [ a first cousin of Jose Quevedo Ver ], was the mother of General Fabian C. Ver.

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Acknowledgment:  Joanne Ranada, Ipe Nazareno, et. al..

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96 Comments

  1. Joyce Tolero said,

    September 2, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Does anyone know where I can find the Edralin family tree. My grandmother is Demetria Edralin Faypon (Reynante) and I would love to trace her roots.

  2. August 27, 2014 at 12:42 am

     Is there anyone out there who may have information on Cecilio Diaz, a priest from Paoay who migrated to Aringay, La Union in the early 1800s, apparently with two of his brothers, Anacleto and Lorenzo.  Any  information will be very helpful, please.   My many thanks. Isabelita Diaz Australia

  3. Grace Ruiz - Smither said,

    August 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Hi! My late grandfather was Dn. Ramon Ruiz Ruiz from Laoag, Ilocos Norte. He married my late grandmother, Dna. Pilar Velasco Ruiz from Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. The old ancestral home located at (formerly) Piy Margal St. in Laoag and built in the 1890’s was recently featured on TV Patrol Ilocos Norte a few days ago, and the historian spoke of Dna. Valentina from whom the Ilocano folk song “Bannatiran” was about. Would you have any further information regarding the family? My late grandparents had 7 children — Trinidad (who joined the guerillas in WWII), Rosario, Emmanuel, Rizal (the late district engineer for Region I and whose widow was also featured on the show), Napoleon (my late father, who was chief medical escort officer to the Marcoses), Milagros, and Gloria. Only the last 2 are still alive. I do know that my late gfather and Alfonso Ruiz (Uncle Ponching) are related.

    Thank you very much!

  4. June 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

    [ To cousin Christina R Farolan ]

    Aloha Christina,

    What exactly do you want to know? Your grandfather Customs Commissioner Ramon Jamias FAROLAN is an uncle of mine; more so since I am related to both sides of his family. Your great grandfather–Ambassador Modesto “tata Modesto” Racela FAROLAN was the “tutting” or the youngest child of D. Marciano de Lara FAROLAN and Da. Escolastica Quevedo RACELA. Whereas, Da. Escolastica was the immediate younger sister of my ancestor D. Saturnino Quevedo RACELA (born 1853, and married to Da. Rosa Ylarbia-Diaz AGCAOILI).

    In any case, if you have any questions, ask your grandfather “lolo Monching” or send personal email to bjquisquirin@yahoo.com .

    Hope this helps,
    (cousin) Bryan

    PSssst.
    I was going to post a picture of your grandparents. but…Iʻll send it to you later, once we start SHARING stories, photos and updating the family tree/s. Aloha & Mabuhay from the land of endless spring–Hawaii!

  5. Christine Farolan said,

    April 23, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    can u help me trace back my roots there in sarrat, ilocos norte. I only known my great grandfathers name is Mariano Farolan and great grandmother is Escolastica Racela. They are the parents of Amb. Modesto R. Farolan. Can you help me traced down our roots? Thank you….

  6. Christine Farolan said,

    April 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    by the way, complete name of Amb. Farolan is Modesto Racela Farolan and not Fonacier

  7. James Carpio said,

    December 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    My Father:

    http://bcl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Antonio_Carpio

    (Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio-Morales are his cousins.)

  8. James Carpio said,

    December 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I’m glad to have found this page. I am hoping for more details though.

  9. September 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I am also trying to trace our family’s roots…I am from Cauayan City, Isabela…My grandmother, Faustina Sarandi Acacio Vda de Rivera. When she was alive, she told me that our family came from Vintar…when I saw the surnames in the lists above, it is as if its a list of my relatives here in Cauayan…Edrozo, Sarandi, Acacio, Leano, Agbayani, Agcaoili, Foronda, Albano are our relatives here…Last night, a grand-aunt told me that our family’s root is Leano…and these is only on my grandmother’s mother’s side…Her father is Acacio but was not yet able to trace it…I just hope I will be able to trace fully our family tree specially when I read how illustrious the family is…am very proud of the family…

  10. Elaine Claros Mendoza said,

    September 20, 2013 at 6:11 am

    May i correct myself… Sionita Acacio Claros, is the daughter of Lorenzo (Joaquin) Acacio (Vintar,Ilocos Norte) and Anna Borja (fr Zambalez).

  11. Elaine Claros Mendoza said,

    September 20, 2013 at 5:47 am

    My grandmother is Sionita Acacio Claros, daughter of Joaquin Acacio (Vintar,Ilocos Norte) and Anna Borja (fr Zambalez). She had a sister who was married to Gregorio Leano and another sister who died a spinster Mamerta Acacio a brother who chose to live in Zambales and perhaps another sibling.
    The Acacios of Vintar,Ilocos Norte is related to the Agcaoilis, Agbayanis, CArpios, Albanos and other old families of Vintar that I had not been made aware of; making Acacio one of the major families of Vintar, Ilocos Norte.
    My grandmother is either a 2nd or a 3rd cousin of Gen.Fabian Ver and either a 1st or 2nd cousin of Justice Fred Ruiz Castro (1914-1979) making Angelo Castro Jr my cousin and Diego Castro, my nephew.

    My grandmother Sionita married Atty. Isabelo Rivera Claros of Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Isabelo is the son of Francisco Claros who is the son of Felipe Claros and Marcelina Llaguno; Felipe was one of the Cabeza del Barrios from December 1, 1900, to October 15, 1901.
    The Diazes and the Clementes are the nieces and nephews of my grandfather. They are scions of the Claros clan present in Paoay since the 1800s, thus making the Claros Clan one of the old families of Paoay.

    Today, the Diazes take care of the Claros ancestral house in Paoay while the Clementes are into poultry and have a farm of their own in Bulacan.

  12. Michael Frauendorff said,

    September 20, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Julio is my great great Grandfather. Thanks for this information!

  13. khane quilban said,

    July 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I would like to know about my family tree in Batac ilocos Norte, Quilban,, I’ve never been in Ilocos:)) im in Canada now but proud ILOCANO!!:))

  14. June 26, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Fashion Designer/ New Yorker Pilar Ver-ROMACK, is she still alive? Considering that she was born around 1914/1915 I would think there would be an obituary about her. If anyone has seen one, please post here; Iʻm looking to connect her with our family, including her ancestors as well as her descendants and kin.

  15. June 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

    saldy:

    We have a policy that comments with no real names, no email addresses that can be confirmed, and no reliable identity checks will no longer be allowed.

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  16. Jackrey Triomacnel R. Ver said,

    May 15, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Thanks for the informations hope to get more soon

  17. Isabel Diaz-Emerton said,

    May 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I am trying to find Diaz relatives in Paoay. It is believed that the early Diazes of Aringay, La Union, migrated from Paoay, but no conclusive information is available. Can anybody help?

  18. Bernard Aguinaldo Jr said,

    April 24, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks, Bryan. Great info. I would like to learn more about our relatives from Ilocos. Can anyone else add to it?

  19. April 3, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Aloha Bernard Aguinaldo, Jr

    The parents of Da. Segunda VER were D. Gregorio Zumel VER (de la Cruz) and Da. Pastora (sometimes spelled Castora) Estevan BALEROS (Basilio). Her paternal ancestry is from Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, while her maternal line was established in Ilocos Norte; the BALEROS (Basilio) line is actually a mestizo Espanol from Manila. Her parents–D. Gregoio and Da. Pastora married on 25 Aug 1856, in the Santa Monica Cathedral in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte.

    Among D. Gregorio and Da. Pastoraʻs children were: Maria (1861), Severina (1862), Emigido (1865), Petra, Bernarda, and Segunda.

    I have more, but I am reluctant to write any more…as I prefer to SHARE information. Like, who are you and which line do you claim to be related to.

    Hope this helps.
    (cousin) Bryan

    >Bernard Aguinaldo Jr said,
    >January 25, 2013 at 5:00 am

    >From what is now Sarrat, Ilocos Norte: Anyone familiar with Juan Bala >Cariaga (1870?-1899?) who married Segunda Ver (1869? -1927) and >her second marriage was to Apolonio Paraiso? She had Josefa (1898) f>rom her first nuptial and , Santiago (1907) Maria (1908)and Irineo >(1910) in the second marriage.

    >I’m looking for any information on Segunda Ver’s parents and siblings.

  20. ciela ventura balagtas said,

    March 26, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    hi ama ventura fr the
    lineage of simeon ventura.my grandfather’s mom has olivares for her maiden name.
    am trying to search my lineage
    i hope u cld help tnx

  21. February 25, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Thank you for the info”s…
    Respectfully Yours,
    (SGD) Bombo Bernard Ver
    0907-182-6886

  22. Bernard Aguinaldo Jr said,

    February 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Here’s how the Valdez line is related to Marcos Family!

    http://www.geni.com/family-tree/index/6000000002947209371

  23. Rachel Patriarca said,

    February 11, 2013 at 7:29 am

    I am looking for a certain Robert Ver. As I know he was one of the grandson of Fabian Ver. He was his grandson to his oldest son. 9 years ago he lived somewhere in Quezon City with his family but I am not sure if he still lives there. As I remember, he is a seaman. Can toy help me here please?

  24. Kira Rudjen said,

    February 5, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    My Lola was Nancy Ru-djen Fonacier-Kelly, daughter Tomas Suguitan Fonacier and Consuelo Valdez on Oct. 19, 1935. She lived with her parents and sister, Maria Linda Fonacier-Sherman (husband Jack Sherman) in Quezon City near the University. Her cousin was the architect Angelo (Valdez) Ventura. From what I understand, Consuelo Valdez and Angela Valdez-Ramos were sisters, so I know that former president FVR and myself are a part of a long line of cousins, but my grandfather told me that my grandmother Nancy Fonacier-Kelly was also related to the former president Marcos, and I am trying to find the genealogy here, is it that the Marcos and Valdez family were related? Thank You!

  25. Bernard Aguinaldo Jr said,

    January 25, 2013 at 5:00 am

    From what is now Sarrat, Ilocos Norte: Anyone familiar with Juan Bala Cariaga (1870?-1899?) who married Segunda Ver (1869? -1927) and her second marriage was to Apolonio Paraiso? She had Josefa (1898) from her first nuptial and , Santiago (1907) Maria (1908)and Irineo (1910) in the second marriage.

    I’m looking for any information on Segunda Ver’s parents and siblings.

  26. Freddie R. Valdez said,

    January 22, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Hi, my late great-grandfather is Dimas Valdez from Candon, Ilocos Sur but originally Ilocos Norte. His wife is his own cousin Orang Valdez. He own mountains (?) and shared by his sons and grandsons after his death. My late father said former President Fidel V. Ramos is a relative, but i dont know if it is true?

    I dont even know that there are so many Valdez here in Region I.
    Proud to be!

  27. November 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    My father is Mauro C. Valdez, Sr. I’ve learned from someone that he originally came from Baler, Quezon. We live and grow up in Ilog, Negros Occidental. His facial features have similarities with Fidel Valdez Ramos. We, his children really do not know his province of origin because our parents did not mention anything about their relatives.

  28. Jenny ALbano Nartatez said,

    September 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    My mother is the late Jane Leano Albano from Bacarra and Vintar Ilocos, Norte

  29. lerie a. queyquep said,

    August 12, 2012 at 1:42 am

    hi, my late great grandfather is Ramon Valdez from San Nicolas Ilocos Norte. His children were Emiliana married to Pantaleon Almo (in which I am a granddaughter), Alejandrina married to Arsenio Ramos and a son which I never knew.

    I hope I can trace my grandmother’s family tree because even my late grandmother was unsure of her ascendants.

  30. July 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    woah !!
    who knows Alfonso O. Albano?
    he’s my Grandfather.

  31. July 11, 2012 at 4:46 am

    Atty. Ramon Leano. Son of the late Judge Abraham Hernando Leano, a former mayor of San Nicolas, and Patrocinio Racela Alejandro of Sarrat and Laoag City. He is the current dean of the MMSU College of Law.

  32. PROF. ROLAND FABREO LEANO MADEJA said,

    July 10, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Any prominent Leano in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte?

  33. tom garcia said,

    July 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    DON RAMON RACELA EUSEBIA QUEVEDO

    1. CARLOS

    2. INEZ

    3. VISITACION

    4. TORIBIO

    5. PETRA

    6. CENON

    7. CLOTILDE

    8. ISAAC RACELA ANACLETA EDRALIN

    8.1 JOSE, SR.

    8.2 REMEDIOS RACELA VALENTINA GURRERO

    8.2.1 MATEO ISAAC MINERVA RACELA

    9. FELICISIMO 8.2.1.1 RONALD ANTHONY SUSAN BACCEI

    10. PAULA 8.2.1.1.1 KIRSTEIN

    8.2.1.1.2 ALEXANDRA

    8.2.1.1.3 GREGORY

    8.2.1.2 GENE WARREN

    8.2.1.3 JAY

    8.2.2 REUBEN PERSEUS NILDA CORPUZ

    8.2.2.1 ELIZA NILDA

    8.2.2.2 RAUL REUBEN

    8.2.2.3 JANE NILDA

    8.2.2.4 RAUL REUBEN JENNY LYN CATARIG

    8.2.2.4.1 SOPHIA CARMELA

    8.2.2.5 ARNI REUBEN

    8.2.3 CARLEO SORAB MA. NEOMI DAYAO

    8.2.3.1 MA. LEOMI ROBERT OLIVAREZ

    8.2.3.1.1 NEIL BRYAN

    8.2.3.1.2 CHRISTOPHER JASON

    8.2.3.2 LEONOEVER CECILLE MERLIE DOMINGUEZ

    8.2.3.2.1 PATRICIA DENISE

    8.2.3.2.2 LUIS MIGUEL

    8.2.3.3 LEONIEL MICHELLE ANNA LEDDA

    8.2.3.3.1 LEANDER

    8.2.3.3.2 LEONARD

    8.2.3.3.3 LEI AXCEL

    8.2.4 WARELLA ROSEREIGH KENNETH BROWALL

    8.2.5 DIANELLA ELENA EDUARDO SISON

    8.2.5.1 ALLAN AMY

    8.2.5.1.1 MADELEINE

    8.2.5.1.2 MATTHEW

    8.2.5.2 RYAN

    8.2.6 MA. LOURDES RAUL REY GARCIA

    8.2.6.1 SAMANTHA GRACE

    8.2.6.2 ROBINA MARIE

    8.2.6.3 RIA MONICA

    8.2.6.4 ROSTUM REY

    8.2.6.5 ZOE SAMANTHA

    PLS HELP ME COMPLETE THIS THANK YOU

  34. tom racela garcia said,

    June 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    BRIAN Quirino it helps me alot cousin if you dont mind pls add me on facebook if you have one, :), thanks.

  35. Larry Najera said,

    May 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Correction, please:

    The biological father of General Fabian C. Ver was Colonel Juan Crisologo of Batac, Ilocos Norte and not Enrique Crisologo.

  36. Glenn Albano said,

    May 29, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Do anyone branch out to my family tree?

    My Father is Alejo Asuncion Albano
    My Grandfather is Tadeo Albano
    My Grandmom is Melchora Asuncion Albano

    The siblings are

    My Father
    Prudencio
    Eleanor
    Vina
    Corazon

  37. Robert Albano Hall said,

    May 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I too am looking for my roots in the Albano family. My mother was the oldest of 9 children (2 grils, 7 boys). My uncle was killed running for Senator in 1963. My mother’s aunt was married to the Philippine Consul General to the U.S. in the late 1960s. My mother moved to Los Angeles in the mid 1950s. Her sister, husband, daughter & their family moved to Australia. My mother’s father passed away in 1980 around the time of the Winter Olympics. I know, because I was there in Manila & up North during the U.S.-Russian hockey game. Any information & help would be much appreciated.

    Thank you.

  38. Girlie Anama said,

    May 9, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Hello, my Grandmother was Segundina Valdez. She married Antero Anama. Is my Grandma part of the famous Valdez family of Ilocos Norte and Sur? I want information on her as I have no information on her. I am the youngest (at 44) from my grandfather Antero. I think God gave me to the family to find our family roots.

  39. February 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Would just like to correct the comment of Enrique Bustos last
    October 12, 2010 at 5:02 am:
    Emma Ver and Ramon Reyes children: a. Rebecca Susan (Bambi) now Virata followed by b. Enrique and so forth

    Jose Quevedo Ver and Adela Rizal Hidalgo children are the FF
    1.Jose Ver Jr
    2.Bernardino Ver married Belen Guido their children are a.Jose b.Justo c.Ignacio d.Christine e.Ma Concepcion
    3.Emma Ver married Ramon Reyes their children are a.Enrique b.Ysmael c.Emmanuel c.Salud d.Victor e.Emerito f.Ramoncita e.Rica
    4.Purisima Ver married Nestor Villaroman their children are a.Gerardo b.Ma Lourdes c.Gabriel
    5.Aurora Ver married Felix Gonzalez their children are a.Manolete b.Felix Jr

    Adela Rizal Hidalgo’s brother is Alfredo Rizal Hidalgo he married Aurora Tiaoqui one of their children is Marcos Blue Lady and Lulu Hidalgo Tinio

    The husband of Saturnina Rizal Manuel Hidalgo has brother named Basilio Hidalgo he married Sinforosa Valencia one of their daugthers is Paciencia Hidalgo she married former Philippine President Jose P. Laurel

  40. December 23, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Correction: (1917-1989)

    President Marcos was born on 11 Sep 1917 in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte BUT died on 25 Feb 1989 of diabetes/lupus complications in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Ooops!: my bad

  41. December 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    To Tom Racela Garcia et al,

    Your lolo/lawyer Remedios Edralin RACELA (1906-?) was a fifth cousin, once removed (5c1r) from President Ferdinand Edralin MARCOS (1917-2009). Their common ancestors were D. Gabriel EDRALIN (de la Pasion) originally from Bacarra, Ilocos, Norte and Da. Ana de los Nieves who both settled in Da. Ana’s mother’s home in Sarrat, Ilocos Norte in the mid-1600s.

    More, if you are looking for a closer blood tie, both were fourth cousins (4c0r) to each other on the QUEVEDO line, as both of their ancestors were D. Gaspar Garo Assumption de QUEVEDO and Da. Francisca de la Cruz VER (1700s). Hope this helps.

    Maligayong Pasko from Hawaii
    (cousin) Bryan

  42. tom racela garcia said,

    December 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    my grandpa is Remedios Edralin Racela, and his Older Brother is Jose Edralin Racela, I would like to know the family tree of my ancestors, can you give me, my mother told me that my grand pa and ferdinad marcos’ mother were cousins.

  43. Marion Francis Marcos said,

    November 29, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Hi everyone I’m Marion Marcos from Oriental Mindoro. I’m doing a family tree and at the same time doing research about our genealogy (Marcos family) from Ilocos Norte. I heard from my father that that his great great grandfathers’ name/s maybe Francisco or Ramon Marcos from Ilocos Norte. I’m not sure how they are related to Fabian Marcos or Mariano Marcos and the others like Pio Marcos. I’m hoping that there is someone out there kind enough who can share with me his/her idea/knowledge about the Marcos familly history. Your help will be highly appreciated. Please I really need your help on this. Thank you so much!

  44. tomracelagarcia said,

    November 7, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Racela’s are from sarrat,,late lawyers jose edralin racela and remedios edralin racela (they are brothers and both lawyers), and the mother of ferdinand edralin marcos are cousins. remedios racela married valentina guerrero and produce six children, and one of his children is my mother ma. lourdes racela now a professional RN and RM. olsen racela is my 2nd cousin my mother and his father are 1st cousins. retired justice jose jr racela my uncle, my mother and him are 1st cousins. :) thats all, sorry for my grammar. :)

  45. Bryan James Quisquirin said,

    October 8, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Robin,

    Wait a day or two, and I’ll email your RACELA line to the 1700s.

    Aloha,
    (Cousin) Bryan

  46. Robin Racela said,

    September 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Looking for info on The Racela Family. My great grandparents were Pelayo Quevedo Racela & Ana Diaz(Diez) Agor from Sarrat Il Locos Norte. My great uncle is General Clemente Agor Racela. Trying to get further back on my family ancestry and learn more about my family history. Anyone know more? Thanks!

  47. Rommel Sanjuan Caluza Martinez said,

    August 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    My grand mother’s name is Conchita Valdez Caluza Martinez.

  48. Rommel Sanjuan Caluza Martinez said,

    August 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Do you have any information about Caluza’s relation to Valdez Clan of Ilocos Norte? My Grand mother is a Caluza but her mother’s maiden name was Valdez claiming to be a cousin of Fidel Valdez Ramos and the former Senator Leonardo B. Perez of N.Vizcaya. Please help. Thanks!

  49. Mario T. Tejada said,

    June 28, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Sir, I got this information from a manuscript provided by Mr. Jose Pepito Alvarez of Laoag City. The wife of Don Julio Agcaoili was Ruperta Pechay (I suppose the correct spelling is Pichay) of Magsingal, Ilocos Sur.

  50. Enrique Bustos said,

    May 12, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Prominent families of Paoay,Ilocos Norte Clemente and Diaz families

  51. Murvyn R. Callo said,

    April 22, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Myles — Are you descended from the del Fierros and Garcias of Zambales? My my but it is truly a small world!

  52. March 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    is he alive

  53. Eunice Isabel Garcia Perdigon said,

    March 23, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    My grandfather Genaro Garcia originated from Vintar, Ilocos Norte. His full name is Genaro Caluya Garcia. We are related to the Leano’s, Valdez’s and the Duques of Ilocos Norte. A branch of the Garcia family together with the Leano’s and Valdez’s left Vintar for the Mountain Province sometime in the late 1800’s – early 1900’s. According to family legend they were rewarded tracts of land in what is now called La Trinidad in the Province of Benguet by the Spanish government. Descendants of these families are still there and to this day we maintain very close relations.

  54. March 20, 2011 at 7:32 am

    i married a one of the leanos in vintar ilocos norte and the family are great.

  55. George Ramil Ramos y Cadiz said,

    March 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

    By the way, I found a Rosario Cadiz who was Miss Ilocos Sur of 1926 at the 1st National Beauty Contest of the Manila Carnival 1926. Does anyone know about her? Whom she married? Her ancestry? Thanks!

  56. George Ramil Ramos y Cadiz said,

    March 15, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Hi! I’m doing a genealogical research on my mom’s side of the family and have found a lot of Cadizes in Ilocos. Would anyone have any idea on our ancestry? Would appreciate any information anyone can give. Thanks!

    Ram

  57. March 13, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    S Anama:

    Please be reminded:

    From now on, comments with no real names, no email addresses that can be confirmed, and no reliable identity checks will no longer be allowed.

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  58. Joanne Ranada said,

    March 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Yes, the Leano clan originated in Vintar then later on, some clan members moved and settled in San Nicolas. The war time Mayor of San Nicolas was Judge Abraham Hernando Leano. Also of the esteemed Hernando clan.

  59. Joanne Ranada said,

    March 12, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Wow Ronnel! That’s amazing! I have never heard of the Leano story before. Thank you for sharing!

  60. Ronnel Leaño said,

    March 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    THE LEAÑOs of VINTAR ILOCOS NORTE

    All LEAÑOs are RELATED. We are all descended from one patriarch Capt. Juan Angel De Leaño, head of armaments of the Spanish Royal Navy who married Princess Maria Bubuisan, a royal daughter from Tingguian Tribe who inhabited Pallas Valley located in northeast of Vintar, Ilocos Norte in 1574.

    HISTORY
    Juan Angel De Leaño was born in 1545 at San Roman, Santander, Cantabria, Spain – a village then three kilometers away from the excellent harbour of Port Santander. He descended from De Leaño family whose ancestors have known to be the earlier settlers and inhabitants of Cantabria region. The De Leaños are known to be brave and valiant warriors whose family members have participated in successive wars to establish and preserve the Kingdom of Castile. The De Leaños gallantry is reflected in the family’s coat-of-arm which states, “in a gule, a claw of gold started, of saber and dripping blood” which expresses the desire to lay one’s life to preserve a noble cause. At young age, Juan Angel already knew he is destined to be a soldier as dictated by family’s tradition and owing loyalty to the ruling crown of Castile. Being an apprentice to his neighboring Port of Santander he became a skillful sailor at the age of sixteen.
    The rediscovery of the Philippines on March 16, 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan and the second voyage on April 1543 of Ruy Lopez de Villalobos who renamed the islands to La Islas Filipinas had done little to establish permanent Spanish settlements in the Philippines. Another expedition ordered by King Philip II of Spain, whom the islands were named provoked a massive recruitment of soldiers and sailors which included Juan Angel De Leaño among 500 others who fill in five ships on a third expedition headed by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi which landed in the shores of Cebu on February 13, 1565. De Leaño set foot on Philippine soil at the age of 19. It is the same voyage who brought the famous image of Sto. Niño to Cebu and established the colony “Villa del Santisimo Nombre de Jesús” (Town of the Most Holy Name of Jesus), and “Villa de San Miguel” (Saint Michael’s Town). Having heard of the rich resources in Luzon, De Legaspi dispatched two of his Lieutenant-commanders, Martín de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo, of whom De Leaño is under their command to explore the northern region.
    De Goiti fought in the war during the invasion of Manila about 3,000 Chinese sea pirates who had sailed from the South China sea. Their leader, Limahong, besieged on the Spanish settlements in Manila. De Goiti was killed by pirates, who massacred most of the Spaniards in the villages. Martín de Goiti’s second in command, Juan de Salcedo retreated to Ilocos Sur along with 45 men including Juan Angel De Leaño to establish Vigan or the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia. It is then, Juan Angel De Leaño, being the head of armaments on a mission to look for flatter ground for immediate Spanish settlement has reached Pallas Valley considered the longest valley in the Philippines currently composed of seven barangays namely Margaay, Lubnac, Parparoroc, Bulbulal, Namoroc, Mabanbanag & Ester. In an effort to befriend with the valley natives, Juan Angel paid visit to the tribe leader Datu Bubuisan, it is also then he met the royal daughter Princess Maria Bubuisan whom he married after she was baptized by the Friar of Sarrat a municipality located at the eastern portion of Vintar Ilocos Norte in 1574. The valley Tingguian of the Northern Philippines is believed to be among the assimilated tribe from the 12th century empire of heroine Princess Urduja of Pangasinan. The marriage of Juan Angel and Maria produced descesdants with Leaño surname who scattered all over the archipelago to this present day. Testament to the earlier Leaños in Vintar, Ilocos Norte is succession of six gobernacillos who headed Vintar and initiated the construction of Roman Catholic Church in 1801 presently known as Saint Nicholas Church. Also, the latter barangay Ester has became the Leaño ancestral domain whose heirs have donated the land for construction of Ester Elementary School which is still standing to this day.
    At the age of 40, Juan Angel De Leaño won several battles with Moro pirates in Maguindanao and Zamboanga, he became a General of the Royal Spanish Navy and then the concurrent Superior Cabo of Spanish war vessel La Galleota de Nuestra Señora de Arranzazu which protected the Philippine colony from internal insurrection and external invasion. Under De Leaño’s command, the vessel had patrolled the archipelago from Port of Cavite to Port of Iloilo.

  61. Ronnel Leaño said,

    March 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    THE LEAÑOs of VINTAR, ILOCOS NORTE

    All LEAÑOs are RELATED. We are all descended from one patriarch Capt. Juan Angel De Leaño, head of armaments of the Spanish Royal Navy who married Princess Maria Bubuisan, a royal daughter from Tingguian Tribe who inhabited Pallas Valley located in northeast of Vintar, Ilocos Norte in 1574.

    HISTORY
    Juan Angel De Leaño was born in 1545 at San Roman, Santander, Cantabria, Spain – a village then three kilometers away from the excellent harbour of Port Santander. He descended from De Leaño family whose ancestors have known to be the earlier settlers and inhabitants of Cantabria region. The De Leaños are known to be brave and valiant warriors whose family members have participated in successive wars to establish and preserve the Kingdom of Castile. The De Leaños gallantry is reflected in the family’s coat-of-arm which states, “in a gule, a claw of gold started, of saber and dripping blood” which expresses the desire to lay one’s life to preserve a noble cause. At young age, Juan Angel already knew he is destined to be a soldier as dictated by family’s tradition and owing loyalty to the ruling crown of Castile. Being an apprentice to his neighboring Port of Santander he became a skillful sailor at the age of sixteen.
    The rediscovery of the Philippines on March 16, 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan and the second voyage on April 1543 of Ruy Lopez de Villalobos who renamed the islands to La Islas Filipinas had done little to establish permanent Spanish settlements in the Philippines. Another expedition ordered by King Philip II of Spain, whom the islands were named provoked a massive recruitment of soldiers and sailors which included Juan Angel De Leaño among 500 others who fill in five ships on a third expedition headed by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi which landed in the shores of Cebu on February 13, 1565. De Leaño set foot on Philippine soil at the age of 19. It is the same voyage who brought the famous image of Sto. Niño to Cebu and established the colony “Villa del Santisimo Nombre de Jesús” (Town of the Most Holy Name of Jesus), and “Villa de San Miguel” (Saint Michael’s Town). Having heard of the rich resources in Luzon, De Legaspi dispatched two of his Lieutenant-commanders, Martín de Goiti and Juan de Salcedo, of whom De Leaño is under their command to explore the northern region.
    De Goiti fought in the war during the invasion of Manila about 3,000 Chinese sea pirates who had sailed from the South China sea. Their leader, Limahong, besieged on the Spanish settlements in Manila. De Goiti was killed by pirates, who massacred most of the Spaniards in the villages. Martín de Goiti’s second in command, Juan de Salcedo retreated to Ilocos Sur along with 45 men including Juan Angel De Leaño to establish Vigan or the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia. It is then, Juan Angel De Leaño, being the head of armaments on a mission to look for flatter ground for immediate Spanish settlement has reached Pallas Valley considered the longest valley in the Philippines currently composed of seven barangays namely Margaay, Lubnac, Parparoroc, Bulbulal, Namoroc, Mabanbanag & Ester. In an effort to befriend with the valley natives, Juan Angel paid visit to the tribe leader Datu Bubuisan, it is also then he met the royal daughter Princess Maria Bubuisan whom he married after she was baptized by the Friar of Sarrat a municipality located at the eastern portion of Vintar Ilocos Norte in 1574. The valley Tingguian of the Northern Philippines is believed to be among the assimilated tribe from the 12th century empire of heroine Princess Urduja of Pangasinan. The marriage of Juan Angel and Maria produced descesdants with Leaño surname who scattered all over the archipelago to this present day. Testament to the earlier Leaños in Vintar, Ilocos Norte is succession of six gobernacillos who headed Vintar and initiated the construction of Roman Catholic Church in 1801 presently known as Saint Nicholas Church. Also, the latter barangay Ester has became the Leaño ancestral domain whose heirs have donated the land for construction of Ester Elementary School which is still standing to this day.
    At the age of 40, Juan Angel De Leaño won several battles with Moro pirates in Maguindanao and Zamboanga, he became a General of the Royal Spanish Navy and then the concurrent Superior Cabo of Spanish war vessel La Galleota de Nuestra Señora de Arranzazu which protected the Philippine colony from internal insurrection and external invasion. Under De Leaño’s command, the vessel had patrolled the archipelago from Port of Cavite to Port of Iloilo.

  62. January 23, 2011 at 2:41 am

    My inquary is into Fernando L. Edralin a lawyer a Commodore and a Ambassador? to Ex-President Marcos is he still working /?

  63. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 24, 2010 at 4:52 am

    The Grandmother of former President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, Emerenciana Quetulio-Edralin is a descendant of a Chinese Pirate named Limahong she is married to Fructuoso Edralin a cousin of Gen Antonio Luna and Juan Luna a relative of Imelda R.Marcos thru the Trinidad side is married to a older brother of Gen Luna named Dr Jose Luna

  64. Joanne Ranada said,

    November 21, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Yes, that is true Enrique.

  65. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 21, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Basketball player in the P.B.A. Olsen Racela of San Miguel Beermen family are from Sarrat Ilocos Norte

  66. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 19, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Former Ambassaor Modesto Fonacier Farolan from Sarrat Ilocos Norte the Fonacier family are related to the Ver Family

  67. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 12, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Pilar Ver Romack’s New Yorker Boutique first started in Espana Ave in Manila then in the 1950’s it transferred to A Mabini St in Ermita then transferred again in the 1960’s in Sta Mesa Heights near Sto Domingo Church in the 1970’s it again transferred to Pasay Rd Makati New Yorker famous Clients are the FF
    1.Chona Recto Kasten
    2.Chito Madrigal Collantes
    3.Luz Puyat Martel
    4.Remy dela Rama Arguelles
    5.Letty Ledesma Montelibano
    6.Imelda Onsiako Cojuangco
    7.Baby Jimenez Arenas
    8.Liding Mirtanda Oledan
    9.Joji Felix Velarde
    10.Josie Padilla Rufino
    11.Conchitina Sevilla Bernardo
    12 Trining de Leon Roxas
    13.Luz Banzon Magsaysay
    14.Eva Macaraeg Macapagal
    15.Leonila Dimataga Garcia
    16.Imelda Romualdez Marcos
    17.Aurora Reyes Recto
    18.Cristina Castaner Ponce Enrile
    19.Lita Roces
    20.Inday Osmena
    21.Armi Kasuela
    22.Stella Marquez Araneta
    23 Bambi Lammoglia Harper
    24.Jasmine Santos Cuenca
    25.Techie Ysmael Bilbao
    26.Aurora Pijuan
    27.Prissy Sison
    28.Julie Rufino
    29.Marylou Prieto Lovina
    30.Irene Martel Francisco

  68. Enrique Bustos said,

    October 13, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Pilar Ver-Romack’s “New Yorker” boutique’s famous customers were: 1. Chona Recto-Kasten; 2. Chito Madrigal-Collantes; 3. Mary Prieto; 4. Remy Arguelles; 5. Letty Ledesma; 6. Luz Puyat-Martel.

  69. Enrique Bustos said,

    October 12, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Jose Quevedo Ver and Adela Rizal Hidalgo children are the FF
    1.Jose Ver Jr
    2.Bernardino Ver married Belen Guido their children are a.Jose b.Justo c.Ignacio d.Christine e.Ma Concepcion
    3.Emma Ver married Ramon Reyes their children are a.Enrique b.Ysmael c.Emmanuel c.Salud d.Victor e.Emerito f.Ramoncita e.Rica
    4.Purisima Ver married Nestor Villaroman their children are a.Gerardo b.Ma Lourdes c.Gabriel
    5.Aurora Ver married Felix Gonzalez their children are a.Manolete b.Felix Jr

    Adela Rizal Hidalgo’s brother is Alfredo Rizal Hidalgo he married Aurora Tiaoqui one of their children is Marcos Blue Lady and Lulu Hidalgo Tinio

    The husband of Saturnina Rizal Manuel Hidalgo has brother named Basilio Hidalgo he married Sinforosa Valencia one of their daugthers is Paciencia Hidalgo she married former Philippine President Jose P. Laurel

  70. Enrique Bustos said,

    September 19, 2010 at 6:51 am

    Max Edralin of Sarrat Ilocos Norte he is The chairman emeritus of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines and a consultant of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Max Edralin is a second cousin of the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos

  71. Enrique Bustos said,

    September 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    The Family of Chief Justice Antonio Carpio are originally from Ilocos Norte his cousin Justice Conchita Carpio -Morales was born in Paoay Ilocos Norte

  72. Enrique Bustos said,

    September 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Marcos Administration Pacifico Castro is from Bacarra Ilocos Norte

  73. Enrique Bustos said,

    September 11, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Anos Fonacier owner of Bohol Beach Club Cebu Plaza Hotel and Dakila Fonacier former B.I.R Commissioner

  74. Enrique Bustos said,

    June 24, 2010 at 4:13 am

    The Albanos are from Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. One of them migrated to Isabela province and founded the Albano political dynasty there: Francisco Albano migrated to Isabela during the American Occupation. His son Delfin Albano became congressman; Delfin’s son is the current Isabela congressman Rodolfo Albano.

  75. Enrique Bustos said,

    June 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Fonacier family of Laoag.

  76. Myles Garcia said,

    June 12, 2010 at 6:16 am

    He uttered the Family Name that Dare Not Speak Its Name!?!?! For shame!!

    Ipe, your tongue will swell; then curl up and extend and choke you like there’s no tomorrow. That is the curse from the Wizard’s Grande Gremoir for those who Utter That Name!! :-)

    So it is written; so it shall be done.

  77. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 11, 2010 at 11:23 am

    DE LA CUESTA, yes, from Sarrat.

    RANADA. JULIO RANADA.

    His family name was de Alcantara. That his first name was Julio is not certain.

    He was born in Binan, Laguna in the 1830s, probably in 1836. As a young man, he joined the Guardia Civil, and was later designated part of a detachment which was assigned to Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur, sometime in the early 1860s.

    Sometime in 1864, the Spanish Governor General, _____ Polavieja, issued a decree requiring all inhabitants of what was then called Islas Filipinas, 21 years of age or over, to appear and register at the Municipio.

    Said decree was evidently in aid of census taking, identification and reduction of lawless elements, and Christianization, among others. At that time, a majority of Indios, as the inhabitants were then called, had only one name, such as Soliman, Tangken, Usahay, or Matanda. This practice of having only one name was endemic in Southeast Asia, and indeed, persists up to now in Indonesia – Sukarno and Suharto are single names.

    When registration day came, Julio went to the Municipio and found that all registrants had to choose a family name from a posted list. All the names began with the letter R. Among these names were Ragonjan, Retutal, Rabara, Raquiño, Ragmac, Rafada, Raguindin, and of course, Ranada. He chose Julio as first name.

    Next to Santa Catalina is the town of Caoayan. When the inhabitants went to their Municipio to register in 1864, they found the list limited to names beginning with Q, such as Quema, Quebral, Quirimit, Quetulio. Of course, President Elpidio Quirino was born in Caoayan. In Narvacan, family names begin with C: Cordero, Cabanungan, etc. In Lapog V: Valle, Viloria, Villa etc. In Cabugao, S: Savellano, Soller, Serrano, Sulla, etc. In Sinait, Y and I: Ines, Yparraguirre, Yrastorza. In Jaro, Iloilo, J: Javellana, Javelosa, Jison, Juntilla, etc. In Oas, Albay, R: Rañada, Realuyo, Rañola.

    Up to the present, the list of voters for Santa Catalina indicates that 85%of family names begin with R; the same is true in Barangays Gabu Sur and Gabu Norte, in Laoag, where Julio’s son, Modesto, brought hundreds of families, mostly from Santa Catalina, as a complement to his flourishing fishing and bagoong-making business.

    To continue the story, Julio appears to have settled permanently in Santa Catalina, getting married there and raising a family. As far as family remembrances show, Julio had 2 sons, named Modesto and Julio. There could have been other children, and this matter is subject to further research. The elder son Modesto married Fortunata Raguindin, with whom he had about 10 children, of which 7 reached adulthood: Isabel (married to Vicente Romero, Chief of Police of Aparri, Cagayan); Victorino, a master mariner and harbor pilot (married to Cristeta Fabian, one of the earliest Filipino nurses); Santiago, a lawyer and judge (married to Mary Javier, a teacher); Francisco, a physician-surgeon (married to Maria Agcaoili Albano, granddaughter of Don Julio Agcaoili ); Felicitas (married to Lorenzo Samonte, a civil engineer and professor); Vicenta (married to Miguel Kairuz, a businessman); and Rodolfo, a mining engineer (married to Carolina Tiglao).

    Modesto was a fishing magnate. From small beginnings, he nurtured his fishing business thru the years, and in 1905 to 1910, had the biggest fleet of seven 20-meter barangays plying the rich fishing grounds of the South China Sea from Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur to Gabot, Badoc, Ilocos Norte, to Gaang, Currimao, Ilocos Norte, to Gabu, Laoag to Tulnagan, Bangui, Ilocos Norte, to Aparri, Cagayan. On his hundreds of fishing trips, he would bring whole families with him, who would later settle down in the typhoon-safe havens at Gabot, Gaang, and Gabu. In the higher interest of discipline, security and survival, while at sea and in their new resettlement havens, Modesto had authoritarian powers of life and death over his whole entourage, which he exercised with delicate strictness and fairness.

  78. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 11, 2010 at 10:41 am

    One of his Simeon Valdez’ sons who lives in Canada passed away a few days after him.

  79. Enrique Bustos said,

    June 11, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Speaking at the book launching of the 280-page coffee table biography titled “Uncle Sim: The Life and Times of Simeon Marcos Valdez,” authored by Melandrew T. Velasco “It would also insult the ‘Spirit of Bataan’ exemplified by the heroism and suffering of those who walked the Death March and fought a nationwide guerrilla struggle against a foreign invader for three painful years to include then Major Simeon Valdez,” he said.

    Ramos also paid tribute to “Uncle Sim” whom he described as “not only my favorite uncle but my early role model who continues to be my living hero of many battles until today.”

    Known as the Liberator of Abra and Ilocos Norte, then Major Valdez was ordered to join other guerilla forces under Col. Russell Volckmann on the final assault of Bessang Pass, the last defensive bastion of Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita’s hideout in the Cordilleras.

    “If there is any lesson derived from the life of Uncle Sim, it is the honor and respect he gives the men and women in uniform who offered their lives to help free our people from foreign invaders. In his time, soldiering was — as it is now — a continuous life of sacrifice. In his civilian service in the elective office of congressman, he performed his duty with integrity and held service to the people uppermost in his heart,” Ramos said.

    For his part, former Prime Minister Cesar Virata said “Uncle Sim’s life is worthy to be emulated by our countrymen whose life is a reflection of hard work and integrity in public service particularly the time when he served as comptroller at the Armed Forces of Philippines before he became congressman.”

    Virata, vice chair of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), extended the felicitations of Ambassador Alfonso Yuchengco, who was among the co-founders of RCBC along with Simeon Marcos Valdez.

    “Uncle Sim” chronicles the life of Valdez as a war hero, lawyer, accountant, political leader and lawmaker, patriarch, businessman and an uncle of two Philippine Presidents – Ferdinand E. Marcos and Fidel V. Ramos.

    Born on Feb. 18, 1915, Uncle Sim was the youngest in a brood of eight children of the Valdez clan of Batac, Ilocos Norte. Married to the late Lydia David-Dumlao, the Valdez couple have seven children — Bituin V. Salcedo, Aurora Valdez, Cielo Valdez, Suerte V. Crisostomo, Marie V. Guevara, Filipinas V. Duldulao and Noel Valdez.

  80. Enrique Bustos said,

    June 11, 2010 at 4:02 am

    from Manila Standard

    Simeon Marcos Valdez, a World War II veteran, and former congressman, passed away the other day at the St. Luke’s Hospital after a lingering illness. He was 95. His body lies in state at the Mt. Carmel Church in Quezon City.

    “Uncle Sim” to two former presidents, the late Ferdinand Marcos and Fidel V. Ramos, he was born on February 18, 1915 in Batac, Ilocos Norte.

    Shortly after his graduation in the University of the Philippines with a degree in business administration, Simeon entered the Philippine Army.

    He served as logistics officer of the combined American and Filipino forces that put up a desperate defense line along the Lingayen Gulf and the Ilocos coast when Japanese invaders landed on Luzon. He fought in Bataan for three months, surrendered to Japanese forces, joined the Death March to Capas, Tarlac and survived incarceration at Camp O’Donnell.

    Unbroken by defeat, then the young Captain Valdez again rose to the call for patriotism and joined Volckmann’s guerillas of Northern Luzon, rising to the position of battalion commander of the 15th Infantry Regiment of the Northern Luzon guerillas. Known as ‘Liberator of Abra and the Ilocos region,’ then Major Valdez was ordered to join other guerilla forces under Col. Russell Volckmann in the final assault of Bessang Pass, the last defensive bastion of Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita in in the Cordilleras.

    He remained in the Philippine Army until his retirement as Comptroller of the Armed Forces of the Philippines as a full colonel. He was an undefeated Congressman of the Second District of Ilocos Norte from 1961 to 1972. He returned to his old district in 1995. Even in his twilight years, he did not give up his unfinished battle, for the upliftment of Filipino World War II veterans

  81. Ipê Nazareno said,

    June 11, 2010 at 2:31 am

    OK, if everyone is afraid of Myles’ wrath, I’m not. The MARCOS family is one of the most prominent families from old Ilocos Norte. Don Mariano Marcos, the late President’s father, was the representative of the Province in the Philippine Assembly. Hardly parvenu.

    Enrique (?), the father of General Ver was a Crisologo who was a cousin or uncle of Congressman Floro Crisologo of Ilocos Sur. However, because General Ver was born out of wedlock, he took the surname of his mother.

    Joanne, another prominent family from Sarrat is the De La Cuesta family. And of course, the Ranadas are one of the most prominent families from Laoag.

    ************************************

    According to L. Najera [ Comment # 1 ], the father of General Fabian C. Ver was Colonel Juan Crisologo of Batac, Ilocos Norte.

  82. Enrique Bustos said,

    June 10, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    National hero Jose Rizal’s sister Saturnina Rizal de Hidalgo had a daughter, Adela Rizal Hidalgo, who married Jose Quevedo Ver. Their wealthy daughters were: Emma Ver married Ramon Reyes; Purisima Ver married Nestor Villaroman; Aurora Ver married Felix Gonzalez.

    General Fabian Crisologo Ver was related to the Crisologos of Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

    The mother of former President Fidel Valdez Ramos belonged to the Valdez clan of Ilocos Norte because his grandfather was Hilario Valdez who married Crispina Marcos.

    Crispina’s brother Fabian Marcos was the grandfather of the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.

  83. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 10, 2010 at 8:11 am

    ah, yes, you’re right. the Petels and Edralins also.

  84. Ipê Nazareno said,

    June 10, 2010 at 12:25 am

    In Sarrat, the other prominent families were the Petels, the Bitangas, and the Edralins. In Batac, another prominent family was that of the Peñas.

  85. Myles Garcia said,

    June 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Poor Pilar.

    As they say, you can choose your friends… but not your relations. :-(

  86. June 9, 2010 at 2:49 am

    The very chic Pilar Ver-Romack of the famous “New Yorker” boutique in Makati was a Spanish mestiza Ilocana. She was a relative of General Fabian C. Ver.

  87. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 9, 2010 at 2:38 am

    CASTRO.

  88. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 9, 2010 at 12:41 am

    In the town of Sarrat:

    RACELA

    VER

    In Paoay:

    CARPIO

    In San Nicolas:

    HERNANDO

    LEANO

    VALDEZ

  89. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 9, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Thanks Myles. :)

  90. Myles Garcia said,

    June 8, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Albano? Wow again… you’re right. Actually, a 3rd cousin on my del Fierro side, whom I met only here in the U.S. is married to one of them… Joe Albano.

    One brother happens to be the parish priest of the historic Mission Dolores in San Francisco. I attended Fr. Art’s 40th (I think it was) year of “being in the cloth” last year at the Mission ( where they shot some scenes from the Alfred Hitchcock classic, “Vertigo” ). And their sister ( who couldn’t come for the joyous occasion ) is the sitting president of UE University of the East.

    I take back what I said about the Ilocanos… only that clan That Dare Not Speak Its Name!

  91. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

    ALBANO.

    HERNANDO.

  92. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 7, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Yes, it is, Toto. And I’m proud of it. There’s more of that Ilocano heritage somewhere in my files and I’m still looking for it. :)

  93. June 7, 2010 at 7:32 am

    The pursuit of higher education is a proud Ilocano tradition.

    Cheers!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  94. June 7, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Thank you for that, Joanne!!! Great information!!!

    Now we can get this blog post going…

    Cheers!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  95. Joanne Ranada said,

    June 7, 2010 at 5:11 am

    AGCAOILI

    Don Julio Agcaoili was born in Piddig, Ilocos Norte on April 12, 1855. His parents were Don Vicente Agcaoili and Dona Jacoba Ventura. Married to Ruperta ______ of Magsingal, Ilocos Sur.

    Father of 10 children:

    Pascual, former Municipal Treasurer and author of Iloko Zarzuelas and dramas. Married to Alfonsa Asis of Piddig, Ilocos Norte.

    Francisco, US trained chemical engineer. Married to Cipriana Davis.

    Romarico, US trained civil engineer. Married to Pepita Luenga.

    Julia, 1909 Manila Carnival Queen. Married to former Privincial Treasurer Jose Martinez.

    Pilar, who was also a Carnival Queen of Ilocos Norte. Married to Liborio ALbano, former acting Governor and Senior Board Member of the province of Ilocos Norte

    Trinidad, married to former Supt. of Schools and Asst. to the Director of Public Schools (I forgot his name)

    Angela, married to West Point Academy graduate, Gen. Fidel Segundo

    Vicente, married to Martina Castro, US trained engineer, violinist and music professor

    Antonio, noted surgeon of his time, founder of San Antonio Hospital, Laoag City. Married to Paz Hiero, a pharmacist

    Violeta, married to Col. Amado Martelino, a US Army Officer

    December 1, 1898 he was appointed by Emilio Aguinaldo as Consejero de Justicia de la Provincia.

    August 20, 1901, appointed Secretary of the Province of Ilocos Norte by USA Civil Governor Taft.

    August 28, 1902, appointed Civil Governor of Ilocos Norte by Governor Taft.

    December 1, 1902, appointed Inspector del Censo de las Islas Filipinas, also by Taft.

    December 1, 1904, awarded the Gold Medal USA Universal Exposition by US Army Col. Edwards at the USA Exposition in Saint Louis, Missouri.

    August 3, 1914, appointed Auxiliary Justice of Laoag City by USA Governor Gen. Francis B. Harisson.

    August 10, 1916, appointed Justice of the Peace by Harisson.

  96. Myles Garcia said,

    June 1, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Toto,

    Or doncha mean the ‘Olde Families’ of so-and-so? R u trying to make leeway for certain…uhmm…parvenu clans so you’re titling the threads…The Families of Old so-and-so when you mean the opposite? :-) :-)


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