Familia Gonzalez de Baliuag, Bulacan

The Gonzalez and the de los Angeles families were the most prominent in Baliuag, Bulacan during the 1700s. The position of ” gobernadorcillo ” practically alternated between the two families for one hundred years, from 1700 – 1800.

In the 1820s, Vicente Gonzalez and Venancia de los Angeles had __ children: Maria Amparo [ Mariquita ], Francisco, _______, _______, . . .

They lived in a grand house [ bahay-na-bato / mansion ] with a vast garden that occupied a whole block, some distance from the church;  across the street stood the more modest Fores bahay-na-bato / mansion.  The Gonzalez – de los Angeles residence was the biggest in Baliuag town. [ The house was demolished before World War II and the site is now occupied by the Iglesia ni Cristo ( INC ). ]

Francisco “Balbas” Gonzalez y Reinado and his two brothers, Francisco “Pugot” and Francisco “Bungo,” transferred to Pangasinan, where they purchased a peninsular Spaniard’s vast “encomienda” [ land grant ].  In the following years, they were able to purchase large portions of Hacienda Esperanza, which the British company Smith, Bell, and Co., deaccessioned [ Large portions of Hacienda Esperanza were once owned by the wealthy de Santos family of Tondo who had vast landholdings in Nueva Ecija;  Hacienda Esperanza was originally composed of 55,000 hectares spanning the provinces of Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, and Bulacan ].

Francisco “Balbas” Gonzalez y Reinado first married Feliciana Esperanza Mondragon.  He had two sons, Matias and Joaquin.  After Feliciana died, he married Juana Morales y Mamaril.  They had five daughters and one son:  Guadalupe “Upeng,” Aurea “Pipang,” Ernesto “Ernesting,” Victorina “Vitoo,” Cristina “Neneng,” and Ramona “Monay.”

Matias Gonzalez y Mondragon married Carmen de la Concha.  Joaquin Gonzalez y Mondragon married Rosario Gonzalez y Leon.

Guadalupe “Upeng” Gonzalez y Morales married Agustin Cuevas, then married Luis Gomez y Alvarez.  Aurea “Pipang” Gonzalez y Morales married Mauricio Ilagan.  Ernesto “Ernesting” married Esperanza Fernandez of Manila.  Victorina “Vitoo” Gonzalez y Morales married Ira Lee Davis.  Cristina “Neneng” Gonzalez y Morales married Ernest Schenkel from Switzerland [ she was the jetsetter who once took a taxi from Switzerland to Paris ].  Ramona “Monay” Gonzalez y Morales married Asterio Favis y Flandes of Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

According to the senior Gonzalezes, the famous Atty. Alfonso Ponce Enrile was also of Gonzalez descent through his mother.


Maria Amparo Gonzalez y de los Angeles [ Mariquita ] was a beautiful, strong-willed woman. She would ride on her horse and survey her lands alone. She was adept with rifles; she was a sharpshooter. She was an astute businesswoman, and could outsmart her male peers in the businesses of agriculture and trading.

She met her match in 1845: Fray Fausto Lopez.

Fray Fausto Lopez was born of a noble family in 1811 in Valladolid, Espana [ his sister became principal lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabella II of Spain, a position strictly reserved for ladies of aristocratic birth ]. He finished his studies in the College of Valladolid in 1828. He arrived in the Philippine islands on October 3, 1829. He was assigned to Cebu. In 1837, he was elected ” Secretario de Provincia ” [ Secretary of the Province ] and returned to Manila. He was assigned to be the ” cura parroco ” [ parish priest ] of Quingua town [ now Plaridel ], Bulacan in 1841 and was transferred to Baliuag town in 1845.

Fray Fausto Lopez and Maria Amparo Gonzalez y de los Angeles had six children: Soledad, Jose [ “Pepeng Mariquita” ], Joaquin, Rita, Carmen, and Francisco.

Soledad Gonzalez y Lopez married Mariano Gonzales. Jose Gonzalez y Lopez married Francisca Carrillo [ daughter of Fray Arriola ]. Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez y Lopez married Florencia Sioco y Rodriguez of Sulipan, Apalit [ Sioco ], and Bacolor [ Rodriguez ], Pampanga.  Rita Gonzalez y Lopez married Jose Llora and settled in Spain.  Carmen Gonzalez y Lopez died a spinster. Francisco Gonzalez y Lopez married the 14 year old Maria Lloret y _______.

Fray Fausto Lopez died in the San Agustin monastery in Intramuros on 17 April 1866.

Maria Amparo Gonzalez y de los Angeles died in 189_.

Soledad Gonzalez y Lopez married Mariano Gonzales and had __ children:

Jose Gonzalez y Lopez ( Pepeng Mariquita ) married Francisca Carrillo y Arriola and had __ children:

Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez y Lopez married Florencia Sioco y Rodriguez and had ten children: Fernando Leonardo, Jesus Lope, Emilio Cosme, Augusto Diosdado, Octavio Florencio, Virgilio Rufino, Francisco Javier Eligio, Bienvenido Maria, Joaquin Jorge, and Fausto Felix.

Rita Gonzalez y Lopez married Jose Llora and had two children: Ramon and Araceli. They settled in Spain.

Carmen Gonzalez y Lopez died a spinster.

Francisco Gonzalez y Lopez married the 14 year old Maria Lloret and had __ children:

Augusto Marcelino Gonzalez y Reyes and Macario Diosdado Gonzalez y Arnedo [ Brother Andrew Benjamin Gonzalez, F.S.C. ]
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  1. Mary Ann Gay said,

    August 17, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Hi Toto,
    I’m a descendant of the Manila Gonzalez Nietos. Are they part of your Gonzalez family?
    Mary Ann

  2. November 27, 2016 at 8:02 am


    We had a Rita Gonzalez y Lopez in our family tree who married _____ Llora and they had two children, Ramon and Araceli. They returned to Spain. We do not know their descendants, if any; we have completely lost track of them. However, here is some information:

    Fausto Lopez OSA (o ca 1800 – + ca 1860), an Augustinian friar from Valladolid, Spain had a relationship with Maria Amparo “Mariquita” Gonzalez y de los Angeles (o ca 1830 – + ca 1890) of Baliuag town, Bulacan province, Philippines in the 1850s. They had six children together:

    1) Soledad Gonzalez y Lopez (they carried their mother’s Gonzalez surname because they were illegitimate) (o ca 1851) married Mariano Gonzales, a “hacendero” landowner also from Baliuag town. They had several children.

    2) Jose Gonzalez y Lopez (o ca 1852) married Francisca Carrillo y Arriola, the daughter of another Spanish priest. They had several children.

    3) Dr Joaquin Gonzalez y Lopez (o 1853 – + 1900) married Florencia Sioco y Rodriguez (o 1860 – + 1925), the daughter of a very rich “hacendero” landowner from barrio Sulipan, Apalit town, Pampanga province and a “hacendera” landowner from barrio Santa Ines, Bacolor town, Pampanga province. They had ten sons.

    4) Rita Gonzalez y Lopez (o ca 1854) married _____ Llora. They had two children: Ramon and Araceli. They returned to Spain.

    5) Carmen Gonzalez y Lopez (o ca 1855) was a spinster.

    6) Francisco Gonzalez y Lopez (o ca 1856) married Maria Lloret, the 14 year-old daughter of a Spanish ship captain. They had several children.

    James, I hope this information can be of some help.


    Toto Gonzalez
    (Augusto Marcelino Reyes Gonzalez III, great-grandson of Dr Joaquin Gonzalez y Lopez married to Florencia Sioco y Rodriguez)

  3. James Kiernan said,

    October 19, 2016 at 2:28 am

    We are looking for relatives of Ramon Llora y Gonzalez died in
    Los Angeles May 16, 1967. Parents: Antonio Llora and Rita Gonzalez. Please any info, contact ; jimkier@aol.com

  4. Geraldo Gonzalez said,

    September 18, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Hello my co-Gonzalezes!

    I’m glad finding about this page. I thought I had few relatives from the Gonzalez clan. I’m a grandson of Don Ernesto “Ernesting” Gonzalez of Sto. Tomas, Pangasinan. I’m here in the United States. I wanna know more of our bloodline and ancestry. Aren’t we having any family reunion? I want to be a part of it and know my cousins, aunties, and uncles. Please contact me… I’ll be in the Philippines next month, hope I could meet some of you.

  5. Miguel Gonzalez said,

    December 16, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Hi Toto,

    I’m from the Llaneza, Lloret Gonzalez clan. How can I provide you with more info?


  6. libby r. gonzalez said,

    June 27, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Hi everyone I am one of the daughter in law of Roberto N. Gonzalez, son of Emilia Nazar and Jacinto Gonzalez from Baliwag, Bulacan. It’s good that we have this to know each other.

  7. nelsondreyes said,

    November 23, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Hi Toto G.
    Please allow me to introduce myself as a Gonzalez although I do not carry the name. My name is Nelson Decena Reyes, great, great grandson of Don Gonzalo de Leon Reyes and Dona Ruperta Reyes Gonzalez. They lived in Lope de Vega Street in Manila around the middle of 1800’s. My great, great grandfather Don Gonzalo de Leon was related to Don Marcelino de Leon and Don Pelagio de Leon, an emigre from Spain in 1827. Don Marcelino de Leon was married to Dona Regina Perez. All these ancestors I had gathered were from San Miguel, Bulacan except I am not 100 % sure if my great, great grandmother Ruperta Gonzalez was in fact from Pangasinan or fom Baliuag, Bulacan.

    Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez also was mentioned in family ancestral conversations.

    My grandfather, Don Jose Gonzalez Reyes (married to Dona Maria Ramas Cerdena from Pangasinan) was twice awarded the distinquished and coveted Zobel Prize in Spanish Literature, in 1923 and on October 12, 1935, Dia de la Raza. Supreme Court Justice Hon. Jose Abadan Santos invited him to be his personal secretary. He was also a Correspondent of tha Academnia Espanola in Madrid, Spain.

    Proud to be a Gonzalez through my ancestors in Bulacan Pangasinan.

  8. June 30, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Good afternoon! I’m E. Teodoro “Jet” B. Ramos, Jr. I’m a Gonzalez on my father’s side, my father being Eduardo “Ned” Gonzalez Ramos. My late dad’s parents are Celestino Ramos (d. 1982) and Maria Luisa Gonzalez-Ramos. My Mama Lola (my father’s mother) is one of the children of Francisco Lloret Gonzalez and Josefa Lloret Gonzalez.

  9. May 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm



    Mentioned herewith are my Grandmother, Doña Rafaela V. Violago vda de Gonzales, the Gonzales Violago mansion and First Lt. Serafin Violago Gonzales, my uncle who is the hero in the family. He died in action fighting in a Japanese encounter.

  10. Dr. Rey A. Gonzales said,

    May 26, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    HISTORY: May 26, 1898
    Baliuag, Bulacan, Philippines

    ….. Today, 116 years ago at the height of the Philippine Revolution against Spain was the day my grandparents: Lolo Maning and Impong Pelang made their wedding vows at the historic San Agustin Church, Baliuag, Bulacan.

    Two days earlier, May 24, 1898, in the wake of Philippine military victories, Aguinaldo established a temporary Dictatorial Government. Prominent revolutionary figures in Baliuag were Mariano Ponce and Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez. San Agustin Church was occupied and my grandparents were among the very first to get married at the foretaste of freedom from 300 years of Spanish colonial rule. On June 12, 1898, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declared the Philippine Independence against Spain.

    Don MANUEL R. GONZALEZ, 1871-1926
    San Ildefonso, Bulacan
    TIPAN, Angkan ng mga Veneracion
    Tribe #3 EUSEBIO VENERACION, 1790
    Pinakapunong Ama at Ina ng Lahing VENERACION, 1750

  11. Dr. Rey A. Gonzales said,

    May 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    (Please see my posts, May 4, 2014 and June 9, 2013)
    San Ildefonso, Bulacan

    Any GONZALEZ/GONZALES in this site from San Rafael, Bulacan (specifically from Caingin, SRB)? I believe that is how my family is connected to the GONZALEZ Clan of Baliuag. Any help will be highly appreciated. I have full knowledge of our heritage from my maternal grandmother’s side up to the 18th century, the VIOLAGO-VENERACION but almost nill at the GONZALEZ side, one reason is because my grandfather Manuel R. Gonzalez passed away at an early age (55) in 1926 vs my grandmother Rafaela Veneracion Violago (89) in 1963. I never saw my grandfather.

    Ciriaco Gonzalez 1875?, also from Baliuag, is a cousin or nephew of my grandfather. Maybe this can serve as a clue. Some of Ciriaco’s descendants were in San Ildefonso and we have close family ties. I have a nice picture of Ciriaco Gonzalez. If anyone is interested, just e-mail me, rxgonzales@msn.com


    Dr. Rey A. Gonzales
    San Ildefonso, Bulacan
    Los Angeles, California

  12. Dr. Rey A. Gonzales said,

    May 4, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Hello GONZALEZes!

    I’m searching for my connection to the Gonzalez (doble zeta of Baliuag, Bulacan). I’m from San Ildefonso, Bulacan and my father Jose (Tinio) Violago Gonzales (+) used to tell me that my grandfather MANUEL R. GONZALEZ, 1871-1926 was of Gonzalez decent from Baliuag, Bulacan.

    Here is an excerpt about my grandparents as part of history if San Ildefonso, Bulacan from TIPAN USA, Angkan ng mga Veneracion closed group website.

    San Ildefonso, Bulacan

    May 26, 1898 (116 years ago) in San Agustin Church, Baliuag, Bulacan. This day marks the wedding of the great grandpatriarch and great grand matriarch of the GONZALEZ VIOLAGO VENERACION CLAN, San Ildefonso, Bulacan

    Presidente/Mayor. San Ildefonso, Bulacan 1921-1923

    Tipan, Tribe #3. Eusebio Veneracion

    Manuel Gonzalez, aka Lolo Maning, 1871 (original Gonzalez, Doble Zeta) was from Baliuag, Bulacan. His family had landholdings in San Rafael and this was where he met Rafaela, aka Impong Pelang.

    Rafaela V. Violago, 1874, was originally from Caingin, San Rafael, Bulacan. She was the youngest daughter of Maria Veneracion, 1825 (Tipan, Tribe #3 Eusebio Veneracion) and Kapitan Julio Violago, 1814, Gobernadorcillo of Bulac 1887-1888, now known as San Ildefonso, Bulacan. Impong Pelang was named after San Rafael whose feast day is Oct 24, birthday of Rafaela.

    Richly blessed by God, they spent most of their lives with their philanthropic works to the community, donating lands, helping people build their houses, creating jobs, providing financial assistance to young entrepreneurs and other landed families, giving scholarship grants to exceptional students (e.g., Dr. Francisco V. Violago, Sr., Medicine, UST), etc. Out of their generosity, they whole heartedly donated to the Municipality of San Ildefonso the huge prime land across their century old house which became the site of the public market in Poblacion and more recently turned into a Commercial Complex.

    Praise God for their lives, Lolo Maning and Impong Pelang. May He bless their descendants and legacy more abundantly…. to the fullest. Amen! Dr. REY A. GONZALES

  13. Dawn Tann said,

    December 2, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Hello. I’m researching my maternal grandmother’s heritage.
    She was Elsa Oria (“Singing Sweetheart of the Philippines”)
    Her mother was Mercedes Irinco and her father was Tomas Oria Gonzalez y Balbas Jr. The family had a well documented courtcase: ORIA Hermanos against GUTIERREZ hermanos which lasted 25 years.
    I was just told of the Balbas connection and I’m hoping your site can be of assistance as I research. My grandmother spoke often of Mindanao and Manila. I know the family was in shipping and I grew up with stories of pirates and servants prior to the war. I understand most of their papers and my grandmother’s movies etc. through Sampaguita Pictures were destroyed by fire. I hope you can be of assistance, I’m in the States and as my grandmother passed in 1995, I could use all the outside help I can get.
    Thank you,

  14. Jennifer said,

    November 12, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Hello Toto, thank you for all the great info on the Gonzalez de Pangasinan. I am descendent of Davis y Gonzalez, and I am doing some research on the Gonzalez side. Do you or anyone out there on the blog have a guess as to the year of Francisco “balbas” Gonzalez’s birth year (or his sister Maria)?

    I am searching through baptismal microfilm records of the church of St Augustine Baliuag years 1815-1830 on loan from LDS church, to find some more info on their ancestry, perhaps the baptismal records may state their grandparents.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,

  15. Dr. Rey A. Gonzales said,

    June 9, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    GONZALEZ/GONZALES de Bulak/San Ildefonso, Bulacan

    I am Dr. Rey A. Gonzales from Bulak aka San Ildefonso, Bulacan, I am now here at Porter Ranch CA. My grandfather is Manuel Gonzalez (doble-zeta, but when my dad & his siblings were baptized, it was changed to Gonzales, single Zeta by the priest in SIB) He was Presidente Municipal/Mayor of San Ildefonso, 1921-1923. My grandmother is Rafaela Veneracion Violago, originally from Caingin, San Rafael, Bulaca. She is the great grand matriarch of the Violago Clan of Bulacan & Nueva Ecija. The roots of my grandfather, Gonzalez is from Baliuag, Bulacan but his family migrated to San Rafael, Bulacan in 1850s, then he migrated for good to San Ildefonso in 1890s with my grandmother. He died young, in 1926, and we don’t know much on our heritage from the Gonzalez side. My grandmother, Doña Rafaela aka Impong Pelang died at the age of 89, in 1963 and during her lifetime, she was very active in the Violago Veneracion Clan and we didn’t get to know much of our relatives from Baliuag on the Gonzalez side. What I remember is that my dad when he was still alive used to tell us that we are related to Dr. Joaquin Gonzalez. We inherited the Gonzales Violago Veneracion Century Old house across the Pubic Market of San Ildefonso in Poblacion, the one & only century old house of San Ildefonso which is the sanctuary of our 400 year old Santo Entierro from the Violago Veneracion side.

    Best regards,

    Dr. Rey A. Gonzales from the Gonzales Violago Veneracion Clan
    Chair, TIPAN USA, Angkan ng mga Veneracion
    Porter Ranch, CA

  16. August 26, 2012 at 3:45 am


    Hello cousin!!! How nice to see you here. You’re a grandson of Filiberto Carrillo Gonzalez and his first cousin Paulita Lloret Gonzalez. You’re the son of Tita Maria Clara Gonzalez-Ilustre. Your aunts are Tita Erminda “Minda” Gonzalez-Lauron and Tita Carmelita “Lita” Gonzalez-Estrada ( Isn’t Tita Carmelita beautiful? She looked like Audrey Hepburn in her youth. ). Emma, Carmela, & Bingo Estrada are your first cousins.

    Regrettably, I don’t know enough about the Gonzalez-Lloret and Ricardo Lloret Gonzalez. All I know, because I was told by Tita Lita, was that Lola Maria Lloret was the 14 year-old daughter of a Spanish ship captain when Lolo Francisco ( Lopez ) Gonzalez married her. Lolo Ricardo Lloret Gonzalez was a colorful man by all accounts. The late Tita Phinnie Ordonez was also from your branch. Yes, I would appreciate your input!


    Toto Gonzalez

  17. Rene Gonzalez Ilustre said,

    August 25, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I’m a Gonzalez Ilustre. My great grandfather was Francisco and my grandfather was Filiberto. Your blog is great–very informative and entertaining. Do you know anything about the Gonzalez-Llorets, like my colorful uncle (Senator) Ricardo Lloret? If not, I can supply a little info.

  18. May 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm



    Ha ha ha, with due respect to second cousin Bambina Gonzalez de Leon-Herbosa, I am not the organizer of the “Gonzalez Doble Zeta” reunions after the passing of my uncle, Brother Andrew Gonzalez, F.S.C. [ youngest brother of my father Augusto Beda ], who was the clan’s de facto “paterfamilias.” I can’t be bothered with such a huge task. That task has fallen on our elder second cousin Elsie Gonzalez Franco-Diaz. Together with generous second cousin Charo Gonzalez Cancio-Yujuico, they pulled off a very successful, “knockout” “Gonzalez Doble Zeta” reunion last November 2012 at Charo’s school, the PSID Philippine School of Interior Design on Bayani road in Taguig city.

    One thing about our “Gonzalez clan” is that we shouldn’t be carrying Gonzalez but LOPEZ. In 1850s Baliuag, Bulacan, Maria Amparo “Mariquita” Gonzalez y de los Angeles had a relationship with the “cura parroco” Fray Fausto Lopez, O.S.A. and they had six goodlooking children: Soledad, Jose, Joaquin, Rita, Carmen, and Francisco. Soledad married Mariano GonzaleS of Baliuag; Jose “Pepeng Mariquita” married Francisca Carrillo y Arriola [ daughter of Fray Arriola ]; Joaquin married Florencia Sioco y Rodriguez of Sulipan, Apalit and Bacolor, Pampanga; Rita married Jose Llora and they settled in Spain; Carmen became a spinster; Francisco married Maria Lloret, 14 y.o. daughter of a Spanish ship captain. While the females inherited the fair complexion of Fray Fausto, the males inherited the dark, Andalusian, Spanish features and “raccoon eyes” of Mariquita’s family [ although Mariquita herself was fair-skinned ].

    [ Bambina, Elsie, Charo, and I are all second cousins, great grandchildren of Joaquin Gonzalez and Florencia Sioco. ]

    Actually, the principal “Gonzalez clan” in the Philippines is the “Gonzalez de Pangasinan” clan. According to their oral tradition, three brothers named Francisco — “Balbas,” “Pugot,” and “Bungo” — came from Baliuag, Bulacan to Pangasinan where they were able to acquire large tracts of agricultural land [ in the thousands of hectares ]. Again, they were Spanish mestizos of the dark, Andalusian type with “raccoon eyes.” The first, Francisco “Balbas” Gonzalez y Reinado, married Feliciana Esperanza Mondragon and had two sons, Matias and Joaquin. Feliciana passed away and Francisco married Juana Morales y Mamaril and had five daughters and one son, Guadalupe, Aurea, Ernesto, Victorina, Cristina, and Ramona. They settled in Bautista/Bayambang, Pangasinan. Guadalupe “Upeng” married Agustin Cuevas, then married Luis Gomez y Alvarez. Aurea “Pipang” married Mauricio Ilagan. Ernesto “Ernesting” married Esperanza Fernandez of Manila. Victorina “Vitoo” married Ira Lee Davis. Cristina “Neneng” married Ernest Schenkel from Switzerland [ she was the jetsetter who once took a taxi from Switzerland to Paris ]. Ramona “Monay” married Asterio Favis y Flandes of Vigan, Ilocos Sur.

    [ Tony Gonzalez, Margie Moran, Janice de Belen, Maita Gomez, Melissa Perez Rubio are some of the “Gonzalez de Pangasinan” descendants. ]

    Nothing is known of Francisco “Pugot” Gonzalez y Reinado and Francisco “Bungo” Gonzalez y Reinado.

    Actually, we had no idea that we were related to the “Gonzalez de Pangasinan” clan, but their descendants like Beatriz “Betty” Gonzalez Favis-Gonzalez and Louie Villareal insisted that we did. Finally, we were told that it was Ramona “Monay” Gonzalez de Favis who had told her daughters definitively that the “Gonzalez de Sulipan, Apalit, Pampanga” were her “primos,” according to her father Francisco “Balbas.” So we theorize that Francisco “Balbas” Gonzalez y Reinado and Maria Amparo “Mariquita” Gonzalez y de los Angeles were half-siblings or first cousins…?

    There was probably a blood relation between Francisco “Balbas” Gonzalez y Reinado and Maria Amparo “Mariquita” Gonzalez y de los Angeles because he was photographed clearly — a dark, old Spanish mestizo with “raccoon eyes” and his trademark long white beard — beside Mariquita’s hearse during her funeral in the 1890s.

    We have also been trying to find blood links to the “Gonzalez de San Rafael, Bulacan.” Yet again, their elders were Spanish mestizos of the dark, Andalusian type with “raccoon eyes” and San Rafael is adjacent to Baliuag. And yes, we have also been wondering if we’re related to your “Mama Rosa,” Generosa Angeles Gonzalez-Palanca, as her Gonzalez was from Baliuag, Bulacan as well.

    I suggest you read the Comments section of the blog post “Slurping Soup” as there are many contributions from various GonzaleZes and GonzaleSes there.

    Best regards,

    Toto Gonzalez

  19. Ernesto Gonzales said,

    May 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Hi Toto,

    I just spoke with Bambina Gonzalez De Leon Herbosa 2 weeks ago and mention you as the organizer of Doble Zeta since Brother Andrew is not with us anymore, i have been trying to find our links to the Doble Zeta clan, Tito Ramon Gonzalez Palanca(mother Mama Rosa Palanca)asked me about our connection to the Gonzalez clan, he is 84 yrs old and still lives in Makati.

    Rogelio Gonzalez is my 2nd cousin, we have the same question regarding our lineage, i would like to add that from my great grandfather Ciriaco Gonzalez, there’s also Mariano and Maxima Gonzales great great grandpa and grandma from Baliuag, Bulacan. siblings Francisco Gonzalez ,Segundo Gonzalez, and Generosa (Mama Rosa) Gonzalez Palanca (Married to Carlos Palanca Sr.)their middle name is Angeles, let me know if there are future reunion plans for the Doble Zeta.

    Ernie Gonzales
    Washington University Medical School St. Louis, MO

  20. April 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    In my family in the Philippines there Balbas surname.
    He uses, Don Francisco “Balbas” Gonzalez y Reinado?. – Don Francisco “Balbas” that uses it, which means Balbas in the Philippines, there is born this surname ?.


  21. Julian P Goitia said,

    April 6, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Hi. I’m a grandson of Lola Pilar Cuevas, daughter of Grand Abuelita Guadalupe “Upeng” Cuevas y Gonzalez from the second wife Juana of Francisco “balbas” Gonzalez.

    I’m very well updated with our family tree since the Gonzalez family have been holding reunions. This blog has given more details as far as Vicente and Venancia de los Angeles being his parents and learning more about relatives on the side of Maria Amparo Lopez y Gonzalez that stretch all the way to Baliwag.

    The explanation on the land is also very interesting and I hope to read more about this.

    From what I know, on the children of Juana Morales his second wife, there seems to be a son missing from the 5 daughters – Ernesto.

  22. Joy Infante said,

    April 4, 2012 at 12:33 am

    good morning, i’m from the line of francisco under the youngest alejandro, do you have anything re him? thanks for the info

  23. Anna Totten (Lucero) said,

    November 22, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Hi. I am a direct descendant of Jose Gonzalez y Lopez and Francisca Carrillo y Arriola. They had 2 daughters, Mariquita and Carmencita (my Great Grandmother known as mommy Lol). Jose and Francisca died young leaving them orphaned and raised by an aunt who I’m assuming is Carmen. Mariquita never married but Carmencita (mommy lol) married 2 times. The first to Deogracias Zamora to whom she had 3 children- Aida (my grandmother), Fausto and Nody and the second marriage, after she was widowed young, to a Cordoba (2 children- Alicia and Natividad). Natividad (or tita Naty is the only one of the 5 children living). Tita Naty had told me about Jose and Francisca and how they were children of 2 friars but I wasn’t aware of any thing else so I really enjoyed reading more in this blog. Thank you.

  24. Presy Guevara said,

    November 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Re: 11-15 post – uninomus is a ticklish word. It keeps calling me back for a laugh. Wherever did it come from? Latinized anino mo? Stop me from ROFL, please.

  25. November 15, 2011 at 11:27 am


    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.

    Please upload your comment again with the pertinent information.

    Thank you.

    Toto Gonzalez

  26. Julia Escano said,

    November 14, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Hi there!

    I’d love to know more about the other branches of the Gonzalez clan. I’m a descendant of Soledad, from my great-great grandfather Carlos, who I think is her eldest son. I think we may also be the last branch living near the church, since my late grand aunt’s house is right beside Iglesia ni Cristo. There’s also a memorial for Joaquin Gonzalez standing right outside the gate.

    Apart from this though, I know nothing more about my line. My curiosity was recently reignited after reading Barbara Gonzalez’s article and I was wondering where I could get information. Apart from it being my own history, it’s also a pretty amazing story in itself and I’m downright fascinated.

    I’d really love to hear more! Thanks! 😀

  27. Tony Cancio said,

    May 10, 2011 at 4:35 am

    Thanks Toto, hope to meet up soon. We’re just away at the moment and will be back end of the month. See you.



  28. May 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Tony!!!

    So wonderful to see you here, cousin!!!

    Yes, I have 3 blog posts and comments sections which discuss the Gonzalez de Baliuag / Gonzalez de Sulipan clan/s in general — “Familia Gonzalez de Baliuag, Bulacan”; “Familia Gonzalez de Sulipan, Apalit, Pampanga”; and “Slurping Soup” — and several more which yack about the comic misdeeds of our Gonzalez grandfathers.

    How nice to reconnect: Aside from our grandfathers Augusto and Virgilio being brothers, my Lola Charing [ Arnedo-Gonzalez ] was close to your Lola Charing [ Chiong Veloso Singson-Gonzalez ] and your lola would send beautiful jewelry she had purchased abroad for my lola to take her pick; my Lola Charing was a “madrina” at the wedding of your mom Conchita to your dad Toy. We still have a big photo of your beautiful mom in her wedding dress, dedicated to my lola. I see your sister Charo C.-Y. once in a while, also Sylvia C.-C.. It is Jackie C.-V. whom I see every now and then because of our shared volunteer work for the A-MRMF Assumption Mother Rosa Memorial Foundation.

    I so enjoy eating at “Cafe Breton” and at “Kanin Club”!!! More power to you two!!!

    Best regards to Mariela.

    Toto G. 🙂

  29. Tony Cancio said,

    May 9, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Hi Toto,

    Thank you for compiling all these interesting stories. It’s been great learning more about the family since I no longer have my mother, Imelda Gonzalez Cancio, around and most of her sisters are gone too.

    More power!

  30. John Paul Gonzalez Alarcon said,

    May 3, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Hallo Toto,

    I have read this before but not as complete as this. I appreciate this. All I had was stories of the stone house in Baliuag and others.

    Like what Estela said, is a copy of the CD available?

    I was fortunate enough to accompany my Grandfather, Johnny Gonzalez pay a visit to Brother Andrew at DLSU years ago and, indeed, I’ve never seen them so proud of their lineage (and of their family noses).

    Would you be familiar with the part of the family who emigrated to the Philippines from Mallorca, Spain?

    I believe that is where part of my Gonzalez family came from.

  31. Manuel Donoso Montero said,

    December 31, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Antepasados mios , en Filipinas en el siglo xix, son Don Tomas Balbas y Castro , casado con Dona Maria Ageo Escalante .
    Quiero saber , de ellos y puede que aqui encuentre con ustedes alguna informacion , la que me sera de muchisimo interes .
    Muchisimas gracias .
    Manuel Donoso M.

  32. September 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm


    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.

    Please upload your comment again with the pertinent information.

    Thank you.

    Toto Gonzalez

  33. Julius Christopher F. Ilagan said,

    September 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I would like to know more of Mauricio Ilagan, I am a grandson of Adolfo S. Ilagan from Gerona, Tarlac. My father is Edilberto F. Ilagan also from Gerona, Tarlac.

  34. Rose Franco said,

    September 6, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Hi Toto,
    It looks like the Gonzalez de Baliuag and Gonzalez de Pangasinan families are related after all. We are descendants of Francisco “Balbas” Gonzalez.

  35. Gerald Yap Cruz said,

    July 23, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Hi Toto,

    Are you related to Margarita “Maita” Gomez who is a granddaughter of Dona Ramona Gonzalez de Favis, a daughter of Don Francisco Gonzalez of Bautista, Pangasinan? She is a sister of Senorita Ditas. I have been to the old house in Bautista sometime in 2006 with Senorita Maita’s son, Michael Beltran. I was told that the original house was 5x the one standing today. The one standing by my standard is big, with many rooms, many comfort rooms, and so much more. There are also pictures ( scary at times ) of Senor Francisco Balbas, Senor Asterio Favis, and more. I also remember that Senora Monay had a brother named Ernesto who was addicted to cockfighting. I was told that that Ernesto Gonzalez had children with different women in different areas. And I was also told that the Gonzalezes had given up their lands to the government’s agrarian reform program. Can you tell me exactly what happened to the landholdings of the Gonzalez de Pangasinan and their history?

  36. Dennis Vincent T. Santiago said,

    June 21, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Mr. Toto,

    I had been fond of learning about my pedigree for some time as I had been directly managing the family agricultural businesses in Gerona Tarlac. I am a direct descendant of Aurea Gonzalez as my father is Vicente Ilagan-Santiago, who is one of the children of Luisa Ilagan-Santiago (the daughter of Aurea Gonzalez Ilagan). I even have within my custody old family pictures of the late Aurea with grandchildren including my father (clad in grade school uniform of Ateneo). I have seen Hacienda Esperanza first hand and even negotiated with the farmers at Santo Tomas Pangasinan (formerly integrated with the Nueva Ecija portion of the estate) sometime late nineties.

    I have now converted the once agricultural estates into a Real-Estate Holding Company with office along Legaspi Village, Makati City (DVS Conglomerate Realty Holdings Corp.).

    Hope this feedback broaden your info as far as the other descendants of the Gonzalezes’ and their whereabouts.

  37. Cherri Ilagan-Bailey said,

    June 4, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    hi all just thought I’d introduce myself. I’m Aurea Gonzalez & Mauricio Ilagan’s great granddaughter. I grew up in the US and now living in England. Looking forward to learning more about the Gonzalez side of the family tree.

  38. lj gonzalez said,

    August 27, 2009 at 9:37 am

    hey is the gonzalez de pangasinan and baliuag the same.. because im from gonzalez de pangasinan and we had a reunion last january at alabang ..

  39. Irving Aatjar said,

    July 3, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Hi, i’m doing some research about my ancestors and one of them turn out to have a Gonzalez as a last name. Her name is Victorina Gonzalez married to Pedro Villacorte of Bulak or San Ildefonso, Bulacan.
    I really appreciate it if you know her parents or grandparents, thnks

  40. November 26, 2008 at 6:03 pm


    Thank you for finding your way here.

    There are so many of us GonzaleZes from Baliuag, Bulacan that I can no longer keep track of who is whom.

    Have you tried locating your family members in the “Gonzalez de Pangasinan” genealogy? They might be listed there…

    Generosa Gonzalez-Palanca rings a bell. There is a beautiful portrait of her by Fernando Amorsolo.

    There is more GonzaleZ material in the Comments section of the blog post “Slurping Soup”…


    Toto Gonzalez

  41. Rogelio Gonzalez said,

    November 25, 2008 at 11:28 pm


    I just found your website and wondering if you have any information on my great grandfather
    Francisco Gonzalez from Baliuag, Bulacan. His
    other siblings are Segundo Gonzalez, Ciriaco Gonzalez, and Generosa (Mama Rosa) Gonzalez Palanca (Married to Carlos Palanca Sr.)

  42. Estela Gonzalez Lozada said,

    August 29, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Hi toto,

    This is awesome!! I’ve been wanting to know my lineage but didn’t know where to start -I grew up in Mindanao (father: Francisco Jose Gonzalez-Gonzalez of baliuag) but I’m now residing at Las Pinas City. I read that Ricky has a cd of the baliuag clan, may I have a copy too? sure appreciates what you’re doing, though it’s sad that bro andrew is no longer around to contribute. I once attended the reunion of the doble- zeta clan in Greenhills (1980’s) but missed the next ones. thanks so much…

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