The Families of Old Malolos, Bulacan

[ Good thing dear ol’ Nick Tiongson, dear ol’ Dez Bautista, and dear ol’ Ulay Tantoco are very much around to help me with this… ]



Antonio Bautista.


Tecla Chichioco.


Melecio Cojuangco.

Ysidra Cojuangco.

ESTRELLA.  The Estrella were one of the most propertied and important of the Old Malolos families.  It’s just that they transferred their base elsewhere [ i.e. Pangasinan ].

Antera Estrella was the mother of the siblings Melecio and Ysidra Estrella Cojuangco.


Dr. Andres Jacinto.

Estefania “Paning” del Rosario de Jacinto.


Ramon Reyes.

Candida Tanchangco Reyes.


Dr. Luis Santos.


Jacoba Tanchangco.

Rosenda “Senday” Mendoza de Tanchangco.


Rufina Tanjosoy.



Tiongson was the core family from which most of the other old families of Malolos radiated.



“The Thirteen Women of Malolos”:  Alberta Santos Uitangcoy, Eugenia Mendoza Tanchangco, et. al..



  1. Paulo Paguia said,

    July 6, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Hi there! Proud maloleno here. My name is Paulo Paguia. I was born in Sta. Isabel. My father is Arcadio Paguia who once employed as police Malolos before which started during the time of Jovencio Caluag mayorship until the time of Josie Dela Cruz. I saw from Jim Jose comment that his lolo is also a Paguia. Paguia clan is not too big. That is why when I met some Paguia I am always trying to know his or her roots. Just for information, my lolo is Agustin Carasig Paguia and his father’s name is Simon Paguia to whom we don’t know his roots. (Some said he is from Bulacan, Bulacan and is an illegitimate son).

    Paulo Paguia

  2. Alice Esguerra said,

    April 21, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Reading the exchanges in this blog is very informative as it gives the readers insight in to the colorful history of Malolos and the province of Bulacan.

    I am conducting a research about GABRIEL ADRIANO BERNARDO (1891-1962) of Barasoain, Malolos, Bulacan. He was a graduate of Bulacan High School in 1912 and 1 of the 5 Filipino scholars sent to the USA to study Librarianship at Wisconsin Library School. As I am a Librarian too and hails from Malolos, I am fascinated about the life of the man hailed as the Doyen of Philippine Librarianship.

    I would be very grateful to know if there are still descendants of the Adriano- Bernardo Family and to know what is the new name of the former Barangay Barasoain, the birthplace of Don Gabriel.

    Maraming salamat po!

  3. Wilma Adriano Carandang said,

    October 8, 2016 at 11:51 am

    May I know where are the families/clan of Adriano now. My great grand father is Hugo Adriano. I don’t know if we are related to Doña Gregoria Adriano and Juanita Adriano (grandmother of Wanlu-ventriloquist), since my lolo and great grand father leave at Sto. Rosario (near Malolos Poblacion Area)

  4. October 7, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I’d like to correct that Sergio Bayan has two brothers not brothers of Lola Paying, Lydia, Nena and Flordeliza that are not mentioned for those who don’t know are Domingo Bayan and Asuncion Bayan for I always call him Lolo Asiong.

  5. October 7, 2016 at 6:48 am

    As far I know, in the Bayan clan, Lola Paying, Lola Nena, Lydia and Flor has also Brothers who were Domingo Bayan who is my grandfather and Asuncion Bayan who owned “Bayan Bldg. ” where I used to go to visit them.

  6. laura dayao said,

    July 5, 2016 at 7:37 am

    I want to know if I have blood relation to the TANTOCOS .They said my great grandfather”s name is FELIPE TANTOCO

  7. March 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Mayroon po bang nakakaalam ng pinagmulan ng lahing GATCHALIAN NG MALOLOS?

  8. Tresa Reynolds said,

    February 3, 2016 at 3:39 am

    I am trying to find the family and parents of the Nicanor Tiongson (born around 1899) who married Maria Paz Bautista (circa 1901-1981). Their children were born in Bulacan, San Miguel. I wondered if this Tiongson has roots in China, and would appreciate any help. Thank you.

  9. evelyn thompson said,

    October 13, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Looking for Santos, Galvez and Lopez family geni from Bustos Bulacan to Malolos City.
    My grandmother Nieves Galvez Lopez (deceased) is a cousin of Alejo Santos

  10. Antonio manahan said,

    September 26, 2015 at 1:57 am

    To nerissa roxas and the manahan clan ng malolos…kilala ninyo po ba ang father ko na si ambrosio lucas manahan at uncle na si mundo lucas manahan?…matagal ko ng pinaghahanap ang mga relatives ko sa bulacan.

  11. ramil torres said,

    September 12, 2015 at 2:58 am

    are the torres family not included in the old families of malolos?

  12. Luis A. Santos said,

    July 28, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Dear Mr. Enrique Bustos,

    Just to add to your info on the Santoses of Malolos. The father of Dr. Luis Santos was Paulino R. Santos, son of Melchor Constantino Santos and Liberata Tengco Reyes. Melchor was the son of Basilio Capistrano Santos and Antonia Constantino. Basilio was the son of Pedro de los Santos and Juana Capistrano. What I know so far ends there. I hope you can add to this. Thanks.

  13. Luis A. Santos said,

    July 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Dear Merlita,

    FYI the Gavino Santos you mentioned was a brother of Antonia Leuterio Santos, the mother of Alberta Uitangcoy Santos, and was therefore a granduncle of Dr. Luis U. Santos.

  14. Luis A. Santos said,

    July 26, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Dear Ms. Merlita Santos Yambao Reyes,

    I read your query dated July 9, 2012. I am a son of Dr. Sabino S. Santos and a grandson of Dr. Luis U. Santos. My great-grandfather was an only son and he had three sisters. Our relationship probably goes back to my great-great-grandfather Melchor Constantino Santos who, I was told, came from Batangas.

    Luis A. Santos

  15. Luis A. Santos said,

    July 26, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Dear Mr. Enrique Bustos,

    I found the answer to my question. The father of my great-grandfather Paulino R. Santos was a Melchor Constantino Santos and not Melchor Reyes.

    Luis A. Santos

  16. Luis A. Santos said,

    July 26, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Dear Mr. Enrique Bustos,

    My name is Luis Santos and I am the grandson of Dr. Luis U. Santos of Malolos. I read your comment last 11/25/2010 that the parents of my great-grandfather Paulino were Liberata Reyes and Melchor Reyes. I was just wondering, if they were both “Reyes”, how did Paulino become a “Santos”?

  17. Amanda AJ Reyes said,

    March 12, 2015 at 6:13 am

    I am the granddaughter of Dr. Godofredo Tantoco Reyes. I’m wondering if anyone has information on him. I believe he died in or around 1965, and was born around 1902.

  18. November 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I am not sure of Juan Robles who became Alcalde Constitucional of the Town of Malolos in 1858 if he is my great grand father. I know during that time, population of Malolos and Plaridel are not that much, so I believe the said Juan Robles is my Great Grand Father

  19. November 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I am Ronaldo Robles from Malolos, Bulacan, my great Grand Father’s name is Juan Robles who was born sometime in 1850s. His closest relatives were from Malolos and Plaridel

  20. venus sharon ortega bonifacio said,

    October 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Hi my name is venus sharon ortega bonifacio the daughter of estrellita / star carpio ortega from basilan zamboanga. I am looking for my biological fathet whose name is narciso bonifacio from malolos bulacan thats the only info that i know of. I never knew my father nor his parents / relatives. Please do give me any info about him. For 42 years i’ve just learned who my real father is as well as my true surname in my birth cert..

  21. Nerissa Roxas said,

    October 2, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Answer to Mr. Mike Queri—- kami po ang relative ni tia Glycing sa Malolos . Manahan Clan po kami sa likod po ng bisita ng San vicente

  22. aileen ramos said,

    September 12, 2014 at 5:35 am

    Good day!.. im looking for the Ramos relatives in Bulacan..our great grand father’s name is Ramon Ramos… his father is Meliton Carlos of San Miguel Bulacan.. he got our surname from his mother who we never knew… we have no traces of the Ramos family where we got our surname.. all we know is our grand father was from Malolos Bulacan…

  23. Barbara Gannon (Pagdanganan) said,

    August 20, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Hello. I am researching my husband’s mother’s ancestry. Her name was Flora Tiongson Pagdanganan. I know little about my mother-in-law, except that her family, the Tiongsons, were from Malolos, Bulacan, and that she was orphaned at an early age and was raised by a sister, Filiciana Tiongson. My mother-in-law was born in 1906 and died in 1984. She was married to Pedro Pagdanganan and lived her married life in Cabanatuan City. Any information on how I can trace her ancestors would be greatly appreciated. The church in Malalos was unable to help me, as I have no dates for Baptism, confirmation, etc.
    Also, is it possible to have access to, or buy copies of, the ancestry of the Tiongson family? I am more than willing to do my own research through this document.
    Thank you very much! This website is a blessing.

  24. Gwen Maclang said,

    June 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Hi! Im Gwen Maclang, Great Grand daughter of Pastor Valera Maclang, only child and orphaned. He was raised by his Aunt, Placida Valera Maclang- De la pena in Pura, Tarlac. They migrated there from Malolos, Bulacan. Does anyone here know how i could trace our Maclang ancestors?

  25. Gwen Maclang said,

    June 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Hi! Im Gwen Maclang, Great Grand daughter of Pastor Valera Maclang, only child and orphaned. He was raised by his Aunt, Placida Valera Maclang- De la pena in Pura, Tarlac. They migrated there from Malolos, Bulacan. Does anyone here know how i could trace our Maclang ancestors. THANK YOU.

  26. Raphael Tiongson Bernardo said,

    June 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Hi my grandfather is Manuel Villafuerte Tiongson who is already 93 years old i would like to know his other relatives here in Malolos

  27. June 24, 2014 at 4:01 am

    @Sylvia Tomas Joaquin: I’m glad you’re doing a writeup on Sergio Bayan. I’m doing a book on Bulacan High School and I would like to know if Sergio Bayan graduated from that school. I can be contacted in Facebook [Perfecto Teodoro Martin], by email []. The project on Bulacan High is also in Facebook: My Marcelo / Marcelo Ko. “Marcelo H. del Pilar National High School” is the present name of Bulacan High School established in 1905 in Malolos. I understand that the municipal park in Calumpit is named “Sergio Bayan Park”. Thanks!

  28. Sylvia Tomas Joaquin said,

    June 20, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Hi Czarina de los Reyes-Guevarra:
    Iam your Dad’s 2nd cousin from Sergio Bayan, Calumpit. Sergio Bayan’s sister Maria Magdalena is my grandmother. I knew Tita Nena from childhood, knew Sonny, Ellen, Tessie, Jing-jing,Nini, Junie (who else?) If you are Sonny’s daughter, your Dad died after his eulogy to Tita Flora.
    I stumbled on this blog because Iam researching on Sergio Bayan, we are turning over an oil portrait of him to the Barangay and I have to accompany the portrait with a write up. I have already completed my write up except for very important data: his date of birth and death. My mother,Catalina Bayan Punzalan Tomas, who is 88 years old but remembers a lot of stories, provided me details except the year of SB birth. I’ve looked you up at FB but can’t leave a message.
    I gather that you are having a Sergio Bayan project? SAMPAKA, the province’s historical society had been telling me to do a research on SB but can’t get into it. So if you are already doing it, we will be happy to help out. The oldest living person in the Bayan family is Dr. Angelina Bayan, the wife of SB’s youngest sibling.At age 100 she is of sound and clear mind. Ninang Lydia is next, then my mother. We can pool our time and resources and come up with something that will put flesh to the person who brought honor and fame to Calumpit. As it is, only a few people know who he is, about time he is known again. Sylvia Tomas Joaquin

  29. Jose Ricardo Milandro Tiongson Hibaler said,

    June 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Hello. I am Jairo Hibaler and my middle name is Tiongson. I was born in November 1991. My grandfather’s name was Ricardo Reyes Tiongson and my grandmother was Jovita Baluyot Irinco. My mother said that our ancestors were from Malolos, Bulacan. May I know more about the history of our ancestors and if possible how am I deeply related to the Tiongson of Malolos, Bulacan.

  30. Peachy Hernandez said,

    May 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm


    Both my mom’s family & father’s family are from Bulacan.

    Hope you can help me trace the following:

    My mom’s side Calumpit & Malolos

    My father’s side:

  31. JP de Leon said,

    March 26, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Do you have any information on Archt Felino C.T. (de) Leon? My mom said that his middle name must have been Taruc. She was an illegitimate daughter and she never had information about his family history. I need help on this as I’m working on my family tree. Please email me at if you have leads or information about him.

  32. Bing Aguilar said,

    December 6, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Fr. Chi-to,
    I also meant to thank you for the beautiful recollection you shared with us – the heart-tugging story of the abandoned infant Flora, and the San Marcos Rondalla, which I vaguely remember was indeed a national competition champion.

    Bing A.

  33. Bing Aguilar said,

    December 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    To Fr. Chi-to,

    Thanks for replying. If you’re in touch with the Vicentes in Buguion, then you probably heard that my cousin Ka Linda’s husband, Ka Edu Roxas, passed away about two weeks ago. They have a daughter, my first cousin once-removed (or what we Filipinos term as,’pamangkin sa pinsan’ – a strange concept to Europeans and Americans), Vilma (or was it her younger sister?), who married someone from the Manio-Pagdanganan clan.

    It’s such a small world.

    Again, thanks.

    Bing Aguilar

  34. Rev. Fr. Ramoncito Manio Vicente said,

    December 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Dear Ms. De Leon,

    I will get in touch with Tita Inyang. Although I don’t know if she is a techie, or computer savvy like the lola at PLDT’s TV ad. Hehehe. If you have an e-mail, I can give you her telephone number.

    Best regards and wishes.

  35. Rev. Fr. Ramoncito Manio Vicente said,

    December 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Hello Mr. Aguilar,
    It’s been quite awhile since I have accessed this blog. Yes, I am related to the Vicentes of Sergio Bayan, Buguion, San Marcos, Pio Cruzcosa. Calumpang , all of the Municipality of Calumpit, Bulacan. My father was Dr. Victorino Coronel Vicente who died at age 88 in 2004. He married my mother, Mrs. Josefa Luningning Santos Manio of San Marcos (related to the Manios and Santoses of Dampol, Buguion, Pio Cruzcosa, Hagonoy and Calumpit.

    Ka Baning Aldaba, an architect-civil engineer who used to work at the QC City Assessors Office was my father’s contemporary and fellow member of the now defunct Samahang Bilog na Hapag (Round Table Society) of San Marcos, a socio-civic society founded by their fathers and grandfathers. It used to undertake projects for the upliftment of the youths and people of San Marcos and nearby barrios, meeting monthly either in the Greater San Marcos area or in Metro Manila. Some of their accomplishments (the earliest that I can remember) was the construction of a concrete waiting shed at the intersection of the McArthur Highway and the Calumpang Road. They also put up and funded a rondalla group which competed and won first place at the rondalla competition in Hamon sa Kampeon hosted by Pepe Pimentel, this in the 1960s.

    Together with my father in Round Table were his elder brothers, Dominador (Tito Midong) and Lazaro (Tito Saring). My aunts also dabbled in the projects of the Round Table: Cleofa (Inang Opang) and Celerina (Inang Celing). Both were unmarried, and Inang Opang adopted a baby girl, Ate Flora, whom she found abandoned and being eaten alive by ants in a chapel during World War II. Happy denoument of this sad tale. In her adulthood, Ate Flora found her family, in Cebu and had a reunion with them. She chose to remain with my aunts whom she loved as her mothers, till their demise. She remains in the Vicente ancestral house in the poblacion of San Marcos overlooking the public elementary school and the parish church of San Marcos. The Vicente clan are now dispersed all over the world. A cousin of mine, grandson of Tito Midong is now councilor of Marikina, Counc. Arch. Ariel Vicente Cuaresma.

    I hope that whoever reads this and knows of the Round Table/Bilog na Hapag, or are related to the Knights and Ladies of the Round Table (Ginoo at Rosas ng Bilog na Hapag) will be interested enough to share stories and remembrances of that venerable society. Memory of it is fast fading in San Marcos. Most of the residents younger than me no longer know of it and its part in the history of their town.

    Thanks and God bless.
    Fr. Chi-to

  36. Kai Balbanida said,

    December 4, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Good day, I am looking for Flora V. Torres. Someone might know her.

  37. November 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm


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    Please upload your comment again with the requisite information.

    Thank you.

    Toto Gonzalez

  38. Bing Aguilar said,

    September 28, 2013 at 1:23 am

    @Lyndon Aldaba: Thanks for your note. Although I kind of knew it (statistically, that is), I’m still saddened to learn of Ninong Baning’s passing in 2009. I don’t wish to monopolize this thread with tales about our families. I’m on Google+, and my gmail address starts with bingoaguilar. Yes it would be nice to have that chance to meet.


  39. Lyndon O. Aldaba said,

    September 27, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Nice to stumble on this site.

    @Bing Aguilar. I am Lyndon Aldaba, eldest son Banaag Aldaba, your Ninong Baning. He passed away in 2009. I am sure we have not met but it would be nice if we get the chance.

    I know most of the Vicentes as I spent a lot of summers vacationing in Sergio Bayan, Calumpit Bulacan. We still have a resthouse over there (Villa Rosario) near the visita. Kaya lang, di na ako nakakapunta lately.

  40. Bing Aguilar said,

    September 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    My apologies for replacing your name ‘Czarina’ with ‘Katrina’ in a previous posting. I was using my cellphone and my eyes must have failed me.

    Thank you Czarina de los Reyes-Guevara, Christopher Yatco and Enrique Bustos for your entries. Inang Andang’s (Fernanda Borja-Aguilar, my paternal grandma) family tree is clearing up a bit. I now realize that she may not be a direct descendant of the Bayan tree, but that a Borja relation of hers was married into Sergio Bayan’s family. One thing I’m sure of, my father Eliseo Borja Aguilar, claimed familial kinship with the Zamoras and the Bayans. That claim is now clearing up to be through the Borja clan. In fact, I even got to meet Inang Paying (Ronnie Zamora’s mom) in 1974 (please refer to my anecdote in my earlier posting).

    If you have further info, please email me at .

    To Christopher Yatco and Toto Gonzales: When my Tatay and I went to see Inang Paying, she was very gracious in receiving us and was genuinely pleased to see us, albeit that we were from the ‘other side of the track’. I couldn’t fault Ronnie Zamora for not giving us the time of day since he was a very busy man in Malacanang at the time. Nevertheless, I did get his letter of recommendation through his secretary. Too bad his letter didn’t open doors for me in terms of landing a part-time employment in the university system, but that wasn’t his fault.

    Edgardo ‘Bing’ Aguilar

  41. Bing Aguilar said,

    September 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    To Czarina de los Reyes-Guevara:

    Those are exciting bits of info you shared about the Borja-Bayan branch.

    I met Inang Paying once, in 1974, when my Tatay took me to her huge house (couldn’t remember where it was)

  42. Czarina de los Reyes - Guevara said,

    September 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Just to add, Sergio Bayan had four daughters:

    Paying Bayan – Zamora
    Cristina “Nena” Bayan – de los Reyes (my grandma)
    Dra. Flora “Awa” Bayan
    Lydia “Mamay” Bayan – Salas

    Their middle names before they were married was Borja. My dad used to tell stories about our relatives in Calumpit that’s why I’m familiar with the branches.

    I am doing a project on Sergio Bayan, I’d share it once it’s done 🙂

  43. Czarina de los Reyes - Guevara said,

    September 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    My great-grandmother, Sergio Bayan’s wife, is Felisa Borja-Bayan so I believe we are relatives on the Borja side (not the Bayan). Possibly your grandma (Fernanda) and my great-grandmother(Felisa) are sisters or cousins?

    Dra. Flora Bayan was my grandma’s sister – we fondly call her Lola Awa. It seems like she is more of a cousin to your father, Eliseo.

    Ronaldo Bayan Zamora, Tito Ronnie, is my dad’s cousin. My dad is Arturo Bayan de los Reyes, Jr.

    I’m not sure about the other family names but direct descendants of Sergio Bayan are the Bayan – Zamora, Bayan – de los Reyes and Bayan – Salas. An interesting note though, that my grandma’s sister Lydia (we call her Mamay), Sergio Bayan’s daughter is still healthy at 90 +.

    Anyway, it’s great to know a relative through this medium! I’ll did into this and check if there’s any more information.

  44. Bing Aguilar said,

    September 16, 2013 at 9:09 am

    To Katrina de los Reyes: I mentioned that I believe I descended from Sergio Bayan. That was just based on an info from my late older sister. My grandma on my father side is the late Fernanda Borja Aguilar. Her son, my father Eliseo, used to tell stories about Doctors Flora Bayan and Estefania Aldaba-Lim whom he referred to as ‘Titas’. A cousin of his, Banaag Aldaba is my Ninong Baning. There’s a Bayan family in LA – siblings Rey, Ruby, and Grace. I believe Ronald Zamora and the central bank governor Tetangco may be descendants of Sergio Bayan too. That’s as far as I can tell about family names that may be branches of the Bayan family tree. Are you able to confirm these family names to be descendants of Sergio Bayan? Thank you.

  45. Czarina de los Reyes - Guevara said,

    September 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I am a direct descendant, a great-granddaughter of Sergio Bayan. My grandmother, Cristina Bayan – de los Reyes is his daughter. I understand there are people who are curious and would like to find information about him. If anyone has any questions, I would be able to answer them. 🙂

  46. Bing Aguilar said,

    September 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I believe I descended from Sergio Bayan. A town in San Marcos was named after him. It’s adjacent to Bugion, where my paternal grandma lived, ad where my cousins, the Vicentes, are still living. They also descended from Sergio Bayan, as we share the same grandma who was a descendant.

    Unfortunately, that’s all I know about the man. I’d be interested to know more about him.

    Bing Aguilar
    Chicago, IL

  47. Ben Tapang said,

    September 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I stumbled on this site because I am trying to help a friend locate people with information on Sergio Bayan. The information needed is actually simple, but proving elusive: whether Sergio Bayan (who became the first Filipino mayor of Baguio City) was a graduate of the then Bulacan High School, now Marcelo H. del Pilar High School, or not. Mr. Boy Martin is doing a write up of the school, and my involvement came about because long ago I happened to play host a relative of Sergio Bayan. This relative is Jojo Tomas (who, unfortunately, I cannot contact for more info), and neither could I make connection with Jojo’s sister, Sylvia.

    So, if anyone can help out here please do so. I think the history of the school makes for interesting and informative reading. I am thankful that the host of this site might be a relative. Likewise, allow me to say hi to Joy Makapugay (tiga Kanto Boy din kami) and thru Jim Jose to his parents (Jaime and Monsi (?) were younger schoolmates at good, old IAM), and whose grandfather, Prof. Palomo, was an older colleague at Regina Carmeli College.

    Salamat po.

  48. Zinnah Caluag said,

    July 8, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Zinnah Caluag did marry Eli Ramos (now divorced). He is not De’Meco’s father.

  49. Edgardo Aguilar said,

    June 10, 2013 at 2:22 am

    Fr. Ramoncito Manio Vicente,
    Are you related at all to the Vicentes of Buguion, San Marcos,Calumpit? They’re my first cousins, from the union of Inang Carling (nee Aguilar, my father’s younger sister), and Amang Senyong Vicente, my uncle-in-law. Their children, from eldest (or Kaka) to youngest are: Lamber, Sonny (RIP), Linda, Tansing, Benny, Jaime (RIP), Rel, Willie, Rexy, and Vic.
    I’m Edgardo Aguilar, born and raised in Quezon City but spent some wonderful summers with my cousins in Bulacan. When its river was still pristine.

  50. June 10, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Hi. Fr. Chito; Very nice to hear about a former classmate, your aunt. She was my classmate in Grade V at Immaculata Academy of Malolos, where she was an interna. She did not return for Grade VI and we did not know where she disappeared to. I have written a few reminiscences about our class. Maybe she would be interested in reading them, if I can have an E-mail address to contact. Thanks.

  51. Rev. Fr. Ramoncito Manio Vicente said,

    June 8, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Mr. N. de Leon,

    What a pleasant surprise! Indeed Virginia Manio is my mom’s first cousin. She lived for a while in her childhood with my grandfather, Mr. Ramon Manio of San Marcos, Calumpit , Bulacan till her teens, cared for by my grandmother Eladia Santos Manio of Hagonoy. When she went to college, Tita Inyang went to live with her father and her step mother, Ursula Santos of Calumpit, Bulacan, at Sto. Tomas St., Galas District quite near UDMC hospital where I am now serving as Chaplain. Tita Inyang married a Cebuano, Tito Narciso Cabahug of the noted Cabahug clan of Cebu. They had two sons, Samuel, now in Virginia, USA, still a bachelor, and Jingjing, married, now in New Zealand. Tita Inyang moved back to M. Mla about a decade ago when Tito Narcing died. She sold off the big house in Beverly Hills, Mandaue City and returned to Manila. She lives here now.

    Thanks for the advice. I’ll try to contact Prof. Tiongson at UP. I am sure my cousin priest FR. Lito Tiongson will be delighted to trace our common Tiongson roots with me.

  52. Frederick Arthur Reyes said,

    June 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    The Reyes of Guinhawa, Malolos, Bulacan

    Francisco Reyes married Maria Espino, and the off-springs were:
    Gregorio Luis

    Zosima was an old maid, and died 2 years ago.
    Gregorio Luis+ married Jeanny Caro of Albay, Bicol, and settled in Cebu. The off-springs were:
    Francis Percy
    Frederick Arthur
    Suzanne Marie
    Gregorio Jr.
    Franklin married Ester of (?), Pampanga and settled in California. The off-springs were:

    My father, Gregorio, mentioned that his father, Francisco was a Chinese immigrant who was into farming. Eventually, Francisco acquired several farm lands due to his mahjong winnings in Pulilan and elsewhere.
    It was also mentioned that our ancestral house in Guinhawa had several machine guns mounted on its gates during the war.
    It is sad to see that the house, at the very corner near Henrel Hardware, is no longer ours.

    The Gregorio-Jeanny marraige was made in Cebu, with me and my siblings were born and grew up there.

    Can anybody give more details about my ancestors? Any information is appreciated.

    Mabuhay ang Malolos!

  53. Nony M. de Leon said,

    June 6, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Maybe Nicanor G. Tiongson, who is a professor at the UP Dilliman, can help you. BTW, are you related to Virginia Manio of San Marcos, who was my classmate in Grade V?

  54. Rev. Fr. Ramoncito Manio Vicente said,

    June 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm


  55. Rev. Fr. Ramoncito Manio Vicente said,

    June 4, 2013 at 1:05 pm


  56. jeffwitongco said,

    April 4, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Hello! I’m Jeffrey Dela Cruz Witongco. I just wanna get some information about my family in Malolos. My Father’s name is Virgilio Ejercito Witongco and my Grandfather’s name is Jose D. Witongco. Thanks in advance!

  57. John Tantoco said,

    March 30, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    My lolo was Bayani Santiago Tantoco (deceased) and my lola is Perpetua Cruz Tantoco – both moved to Pangasinan during the 60’s. I don’t know much about them aside from the information that my lolo used to live in Barasoain and that his mother was of Spanish descent, used to teach piano lessons and she lived into her 90’s. If anyone can give me more information it would be much appreciated. Everyone here has been very kind to share their information.

  58. Lhen bernardo said,

    March 5, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Descendants of Anselmo de Jesus Bernardo

    Generation No. 4

    11. ZINNAH CONCEPCION AUSTRIA4 CALUAG (ARMANDO BERNARDO3, DOMININCIANA M.2 BERNARDO, ANSELMO DE JESUS1) was born Dec.7.1966 in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. She married ELI RAMOS.

    Child of ZINNAH CALUAG and ELI RAMOS is:
    i. DE’MECO5 DEANES, b. Jun.27.1988, Chicago, Illinois, US.


    Children of MARIA CALUAG and ENRICO REYES are:
    i. JOHN CEDRIC CALUAG5 REYES, b. Abt. 1990.


    i. KATRINA NICOLE5 CALUAG, b. Apr.19.1999.


    Children of AMELIA CALUAG and JOEY DIAGO are:
    i. SAMANTHA5 DIAGO, b. Aug.29.1998.

  59. Lhen bernardo said,

    March 5, 2013 at 5:31 am

    Descendants of Anselmo de Jesus Bernardo

    Generation No. 3

    7. ARMANDO BERNARDO3 CALUAG (DOMININCIANA M.2 BERNARDO, ANSELMO DE JESUS1) was born Dec.28.1935 in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines, and died Feb.29.1988 in Chicago, Illinois. He married LETICIA DYSANGCO AUSTRIA Jan.19.1964 in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, daughter of NEMESIO AUSTRIA and VICTORIA DYSANGCO. She was born Jul.19.1938 in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

    i. JINNAH CIELO AUSTRIA4 CALUAG, b. Oct.26.1964, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
    11. ii. ZINNAH CONCEPCION AUSTRIA CALUAG, b. Dec.7.1966, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.
    iii. TINNAH CELESTE AUSTRIA CALUAG, b. Mar.31.1970, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
    iv. DINNAH CLEO AUSTRIA CALUAG, b. Mar.30.1972, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.
    v. JOSE AUSTRIA CALUAG, b. Dec.9.1972, Cabanatuan, Neuvo Ecija, Philippines; d. Dec.11.1972, Cabanatuan, Neuvo Ecija, Philippines.

    8. ILDEFONSO BERNARDO3 CALUAG (DOMININCIANA M.2 BERNARDO, ANSELMO DE JESUS1) was born Oct.25.1938 in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines. He married CONCEPTION VELASCO. She was born Nov.10.1933.

    12. i. MARIA ALMA VELASCO4 CALUAG, b. Mar.3.1964.
    13. ii. ILDEFONSO JR CALUAG, b. May.2.1971.
    14. iii. AMELIA VELASCO CALUAG, b. Mar.11.1973.


    i. BABY4 DEL PAZ.
    iii. CHERRY DEL PAZ.


    Children of RUIZANTE BERNARDO and ? are:
    i. ?4 BERNARDO.
    ii. ?

  60. Lhen bernardo said,

    March 5, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Descendants of Anselmo de Jesus Bernardo

    Generation No. 2

    2. DOMININCIANA M.2 BERNARDO (ANSELMO DE JESUS1) was born Aug.9.1908 in Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines, and died May.10.1942 in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines. She married BONAFACIO GONZALEZ CALUAG Dec.20.1934, son of JOSE CALUAG and BASILISA GONZALEZ. He was born Oct.5.1902, and died Aug.29.1960.

    7. i. ARMANDO BERNARDO3 CALUAG, b. Dec.28.1935, Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines; d. Feb.29.1988, Chicago, Illinois.
    ii. EDUARDO BERNARDO CALUAG, b. Mar.21.1937; d. Apr.9.1957, Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines.
    8. iii. ILDEFONSO BERNARDO CALUAG, b. Oct.25.1938, Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines.
    iv. OSITA BERNARDO CALUAG, b. Jan.13.1941; d. Abt. 1945.
    9. v. DOMININCIANA BERNARDO CALUAG, b. May.10.1942.


    i. FRANCISCO JR.3 BERNARDO, b. Abt. 1935; m. LUZ.


    Children of MIGUEL BERNARDO and ROSARIO are:


    iii. ? BERNARDO.
    iv. ? BERNARDO.

    6. ANSELMO JR.2 BERNARDO (ANSELMO DE JESUS1) He married (1) ?. He married (2) ITANG (TEOFISTA RAMIREZ)
    Children of Anselmo and Itang are:
    i. Jose
    ii. Alberto
    iii fernando

  61. Lhen bernardo said,

    March 5, 2013 at 5:16 am

    Generation No. 1

    1. ANSELMO DE JESUS1 BERNARDO He married AGRIPINA ESTRELLA MANALO. She died Nov.8.1930 in Malolos.

    2. i. DOMININCIANA M.2 BERNARDO, b. Aug.9.1908, Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines; d. May.10.1942, Guiguinto, Bulacan, Philippines.

  62. Cindy Flynn said,

    February 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Does anyone have any biographical background of the actress Tita Duran before she started her career? Her maiden name was Durango and family stories say she was of the Durango clan from Malolos. Are there any descendants of the Durangos left in Malolos?

  63. Yolanda de Leon said,

    February 16, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Mayroong nagtatanong tungkol sa mga dating mga gobernador ng Bulacan. May listahan at maikling talang-buhay ang mga naging gobernador ng lalawigan ng Bulacan na matatagpuan sa web-site ng Government of Bulacan. 


  64. Edeen De Jesus Torres said,

    February 14, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Hello po magandang araw sa inyo… Gusto ko lang po sanang magtanong… Hinahanap po kasi namin ang lolo namin ang pangalan po nya ay Bernardo Torres ang sabi daw po ng lola ko ay dating chief of pulis somewhere sa bulacan… Nagbabakasakali lang po baka matulungan nyo ako.. Hindi pa po kasi nakikita ng papa ko ang tatay nya simula ng ipanganak sya. Sa ngayon ay wala po kaming ibang alam tungkol sa kanya dahil sa wala na pong ibang nakwento ang yumao na naming lola. Maraming salamat po.

  65. Jim Jose said,

    December 7, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Hello! Im from the tantoco-reyes-crisostomo-tiongson clan.We are still living here in malolos. Our great great grandma is Dona Catalina Reyes Tiongson( sister of elisa reyes) m/to Don Catalino Tantoco Tiongson. Our great grandparents are Emiliano Reyes Tiongsion m/to Ramona Dimagiba Crisostomo of Atlag (niece of Fr. gregorio Crisostomo) . Granparents are Lilia Tiongson Palomo m/to Eugenio Paguia Palomo of San Miguel. We’re the ones who own the shell station in malolos crossing whch operated ftom early 60’s til late 90’s.

  66. November 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Hello po! Do you know Donato Teodoro po? He’s a past governor po of Bulacan. Do you know something about his family po ba? I need po sana for my thesis. Thank you po! 🙂

  67. Raj Abella said,

    October 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Good day Mr.Enrique Bustos I am a direct descendant of Atanacio Villanueva Tiongson I and his second wife Clara Morales (a native of Burgos, Spain who belonged to a family of nobility) by way of my great grandmother Dona Carmen Tiongson. I am currently researching my ancestry and using a part of Mr. Arturo Olmos y Tiongson’s research and some other sources including this website as my references. Here’s what i have so far:

    a highly simplified version of my family tree:

    Great Great Great Great Great Great grandparents
    Santiago Tiongson married Sabina Tengco
    Scion: Fabian Tengco Tiongson I*

    Great Great Great Great Great grandparents
    Fabian Tengco Tiongson I married Esperanza Villanueva
    Scion: Atanacio Villanueva Tiongson I*

    Great Great Great Great grandparents
    Atanacio Villanueva Tiongson I married Clara Morales
    Scions: Fabian Morales Tiongson II*; Ana (married Don Hermogenes Tengco Tantoco); Ambrosia; Vicente; Florentina (married Don Miguel Gatchalian); and Florencia (married Don Alejo H. Del Pilar)

    Great Great Great grandparents
    Fabian Morales Tiongson II married Norberta Tantoco Maclang
    Scions: Atanacio II (married Gregoria Paras Tanedo then Maria Tanedo Maglanoc), Anastacia (One of the women of Malolos who fought for Filipino literacy during the Spanish time, married Vicente Torres), Vicente (married Pilar Lesaca then Perfecta Cayabyab); Tomas*; Cristina (married Felipe Crisostomo Peralta); Pedro (married Emilia Lim Tiongson); Alejandro (married Gabriela Santiago Tengco); Pablo (married Gloria Carrion)

    Great Great grandparents
    Tomas Maclang Tiongson married Josefa Maclang
    Scion: Dona Carmen Maclang Tiongson*

    Great grandparents
    Dona Carmen Maclang Tiongson married my paternal great grandfather Antonino.

    Do you or anyone of your patrons have anything else I could add here that I might be able to bridge the gap in between from 1707 up till Santiago Tiongson’s time? And also my research says Tiongson family dates back from the 1600s but I don’t have any data or family records to back that.

    And by the way Are you related to the Bustos’ of Masantol and Macabebe Pampanga? I trace my lineage from Marcelo Alfonso Bustos My great great great grandfather from my mother’s side.

    thank you for this great information, i appreciate it sir.

  68. luis lopez said,

    October 9, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Hello,I am Luis Lopez from Marikina city and im tracing my family roots..My great grandfather Lucio Lopez was born in Malabon..Any info on the Lopez clan of Malabon would be of help.Thanks

  69. Lilia Evangelista said,

    October 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    do you know about the Evangelista of Baliuag Bulacan. thank you

  70. stella joson said,

    September 13, 2012 at 7:00 am

    im an aspiring tour guide of malolos.. im really fascinated by this blog.. it reall helped a lot.. more please? :DDD

  71. Nunilo M. de Leon said,

    August 30, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I am Nony de Leon, spent my early years in Malolos and am a grandson of Ramon Gonzales de Leon. I just stumbled on this site today and I found several very familiar names while browsing through the comments. For example, Marcelino Robles, Tirso de Leon Robles, Josefina Roco Robles, Filipinas Yniguez, Gliceria Queri. Perhaps, I can help answer some of your queries.

  72. August 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Edgardo & Christopher:

    I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about such family situations. I will title it “Family relations.” Usually in Filipino families/clans considered “rich,” the omnipresent poor relations are considered “uninteresting” at the best and “embarrassing” at the worst. I am not saying it is right, I am simply saying it is the reality.

    Toto Gonzalez

  73. Christopher Yatco said,

    August 3, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Hey Edgardo, it’s sad that rich people sometimes don’t care about their less fortunate relatives. They sometimes forget their roots.They will even ignore you or disown you if they find out that your poor but always remember that God is watching our every move. Whatever material wealth that we have and enjoy now,God can easily take away from us so it’s important that we share our blessings specially to those people in need.Humility is something that we should always value. It’s really nice to meet a relative in this blog.

  74. Edgardo Aguilar said,

    July 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    “Christopher Yatco on November 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm, said:

    The sisters of Tita Paying are Lydia, Nena, and Dra. Flora. Their parents are both first cousins of my great grandmother Benita Bayan Borja.”

    Thanks for your entry Christopher. Now, I realize that my grandmother was probably a cousin of Tita Paying’s parents and not a sister to Tita Paying, Mr. Ronaldo Zamora’s mother. My grandmother’s maiden name is Fernanda Bayan Borja, probably a sister of your great grandmother Benita Bayan Borja. Inang Andang as we called her, married an Aguilar, and that is why my father’s full name is Eliseo Borja Aguilar. If your great grandma and my grandma were indeed sisters, I don’t believe I’ve ever met your great grandma Benita. But there was Inang Gilang, a younger sister of my grandmother.

    I met Tita Paying only once. Sometime in 1974, my father dragged me to her cousin Paying’s house for the purpose of introducing me to her, that she may write me a letter of introduction to her son Ronaldo, who was at the time, working for Marcos in Malacanang. Tatay wanted me to work any suitable job available in the UP Diliman system, where I was in my second year studying Chemical Engineering, and he thought of pulling some strings in high places. Ronaldo a well-known alumnus, was a member of the UP Board of Regents at the time. I did get Tita Paying’s introduction letter, and later Ronaldo’s letter of recommendation (from his secretary, in Malacanang). Unfortunately, it didn’t land me anything when I tried to use that ‘powerful’ letter or recommendation. Either there was no job available, or I didn’t know the right people to approach. I was so embarassed for my father that he had to try and pull some string. But we were very poor, and at least he had chutzpah for trying. But before the meeting with Tita Paying, I had no clue that we were related at all to them.

  75. Merlita Santos Yambao Reyes said,

    July 9, 2012 at 5:04 am

    I was delighted to have found this website since I want to find my roots from Malolos. When I was growing up my grandmother always have the prominent Dr. Luis Santos and a couple of ladies visit her every town fiesta of our town Tanauan, Batangas. I remember they always bring special treats from Malolos like ensaymada and delicious mini pandesals. in return my grandmother Marta Gonzales Santos will give them “panutsa” to take home back to Malolos. I also remember Dr. Luis Santos giving my first eye check up . We have to travel from Batangas to Malolos and since we are travelling by bus the good doctor will have us eat lunch with him at a long dining table which is almost adjacent to the clinic. I believed I met Dr. Luis Santos son who was introduced to us as Sabino and was helping on his clinic that time.

    I have wondered why my grandmother was so closed to them. I learned that my grandfather Bernardo Santos who died long before WWII was the son of Gabino Santos who is the brother of Paulino Santos married to a lady whose name is “Tia Iding “. mother of Dikong Luis ( this is how my mother calls them.)When my grandmother passed away we lost contact with them. I guessed because everybody become so busy taking care of their own family.

    My mother will be 91 yrs old in two months and being the eldest in the family of nine children I want to be able to bring light to all of this. She has one living sister Melecia Santos who like the other Santos in Malolos is still single at the age of 87. My mother and all her children are now living in California but since the death of Dr. Sabino Santos communication was cut off once again.

    What I really want to know is clarify how we are related to the great and most loved doctor of Malolos , Dr. Luis Santos. I know that deep inside me I am so proud of my roots and I want to share this with my own family and friends. If someone from the heirs of Dr. Luis Santos can enlighten me, we will forever be thankful. Thank you and may God bless us all..

  76. zenaida roxas said,

    June 25, 2012 at 5:24 am

    I love this website! My grandfather is from the bautista and de roxas family of paombong, bulacan. Its so wonderful to know that most of the most revered names in the philippines is from bulacan.

    Zaida roxas

  77. June 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Hi, any information or family tree of the Lopezes in Malolos, Bulacan? My great-grandfather’s name is Romeo del Rosario Lopez and we are also related to Dra. Isabel Lopez-Nazal, Thank you.

  78. June 11, 2012 at 3:10 am


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  79. Joy Makapugay Hernandez said,

    February 4, 2012 at 1:07 am

    We are tracing our ancestors in Dampol, Calumpit Bulacan. My great grandfather is CAYETANO BAYAN MAKAPUGAY married to MARIA NUKE . We want to know about the BAYANS fr CALUMPIT .

  80. Adelia C. Tiongson-Madrinan said,

    January 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

    I am Adelia C. Tiongson-Madrinan . My father is Policarpio Garcia Tiongson and his father is Diego Tiongson in Aklan, Calibo. Tatay poling died at his early 40’s i am six years old at that time that’s why I do not know if Tiongson’s of Panay Island also from Malolos origin. I am also looking of his two brothers which we do not know their where abouts. Uncle Domeng as what I know is in Kidapawan. We are looking our relatives from Tiongson. We are now in Palawan from Lupon, Davao.Oriental

  81. Christopher Yatco said,

    November 3, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    The sisters of Tita Paying are Lydia, Nena, and Dra. Flora. Their parents are both first cousins of my great grandmother Benita Bayan Borja.

  82. Christopher Yatco said,

    November 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    My mother is a Bayan by blood and we are related to Salvador ,Ronaldo ,and Manuel Zamora. I used to visit Calumpit and Malolos as a child to visit relatives. I remember lola Paying ,the mom of the Zamora brothers and Tita Nena Ponce who used to visit us in Binan.

  83. Edgardo Aguilar said,

    October 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    @Enrique Bustos, thanks for your entries.

    When he was still alive, my father, the late Eliseo B. Aguilar, originally from Buguion, Calumpit Bulacan, claimed kinship with the Aldaba family you listed. I think he could trace back their affinity to a common ancestor, Sergio Bayan, for which a small town in Calumpit was named after. A name that jumped out of the Aldabas you listed is that of Dra. Estefania Aldaba-Lim who worked professionally with Dra. Flora Bayan. Both lady doctors were addressed by my father as Titas (aunts). Having been born poor and unable to pursue education for himself, he always looked up to them as intellectuals and professionals.

    Your list of the Aldabas is nevertheless incomplete. It is interesting to note the names of Lualhati, Dalisay, and Diwata. There is a pattern of using Tagalog names. My father asked an Aldaba to be my godfather. His name is Banaag T. Aldaba. ‘Banaag’ I believe, means light rays. He is no doubt a descendant of one of the Aldabas you listed. Ninong Baning as I call him, is a civil engineer, and he has an architect brother (I’ve forgotten his name), whom my father also asked to be my younger brother’s ninong. I’m using the present tense, but it would be statistically possible that these gentlemen have passed on. If not, they’d be easily in their early- to mid-80’s. Unfortunately, I have not seen nor heard from or about them for the longest time.

    I believe Sergio Bayan is also an ancestor of the Zamora and Tetangco families. Former congressman Ronaldo Bayan Zamora’s mother was the sister of my grandmother, Fernanda B. Aguilar (Inang Andang to us). Current Central Bank Governor Amando Tetangco’s grandmother is, I think, also a sister of my grandmother, Fernanda B. Aguilar.

    But I have not completely and definitively unravelled the familial affinities of the names mentioned here. I hope somebody could shed some light.

  84. angelito reyes empaynado said,

    September 25, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    my mother Herminia Reyes is the daughter of Fiscal Valentin Reyes the son of Ramon Reyes & Eugenia Tanchangco Reyes, my grandfather ‘s sister is the the grandmother of Nicanor Tiongson.

  85. angelito reyes empaynado said,

    September 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Im Angelito Reyes Empaynado, great grandson of Ramon Reyes & Eugenia Tanchangco Reyes, grandson of Candida Reyes who still lives today.

  86. Emmanuel Joson said,

    August 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Hi my name is Emmanuel Joson son of Constancio Kaluag Joson, direct descendant of Agustin Tantoco, if you want more informations about old families of Malolos please refer to our Casa Real museum and read about the biography I think authored by Olmos ( I’m not so sure about that, I was 7 years old when that person came to our house in Santa Isabel asking permission from my father to include his name).

  87. miguel queri said,

    July 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Mike Queri Son of Vicente Manalili Queri, sister ko si Dr. Gliceria Benitez Queri nagpunta kami ng ate ko sa malolos isang beses lang, sa mga Maclang , Tantoco, looking for relative in Malolos.

  88. July 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

    As I know Tiongson clan from Malolos, Bulacan are related in Tiongson in Misamis Occidental Mindanao, from the grand father of Selverio Tiongson because my grandfather and also the other Tiongson of General Santos City is a brother.

  89. Rosal Yniguez Bulaong said,

    June 26, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Sang Kute is the municipa Health Officer and Kuya Naning has a “pwesto” in Quiapo Arranque? market who was also a government employee. I know they are 7 siblings and we are alo 7 in our side of the family.

    Melinda Tiongson, a classmate, lived in Guinhawa Crossing about where the Chowking is now located. I understand she is in Canada. P.W. Tantoco used to teach at Bulacan High School and a Daniel Tantoco worked at the University of the Philippines Library. Lilia Tantoco and Ester Tantoco Fernando were also from Barasoain.

  90. Rosal Yniguez Bulaong said,

    June 26, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Hi. I am Rosal Gabriel Yniguez married to Benjamin Jacob Bulaong of Sta. Isabel, Malolos, Bulacan. I am the youngest daughter of Tomas Yniguez from Barrio San Agustin Barasoain connected by a bridge to the town proper as posted in no. 38 by Enrique Bustos on August 12, 2010. I was born in September 27, 1936 and is now almost 75 yrs. old. When I was small after WWII I used to visit my half brother Enriqueto Yniguez ( Sikong Quitong) son of Tomas Yniguez. Enrique was the Treasurer of Malolos in the old house by the foot of the bridge. Up to this time his Yniguez descendants by another wife still live in the area but the house has been rebuilt. His children by the first wife is Enrique,( a former Jaycee or Rotarian) Buhay, Filipinas who taught in Bulacan High School..

    Ate Paning, (Estefania) sister to Sikong Quitong ,Malolos Treasurer is married to a Pascual. Their daughter is Rosalinda Pascual who taught in Bulacan Trade School. Their house was near the Bulacan High School later Marcelo H. del Pilar, near the Malolos Provincial Jail Other siblings are a municipal health officer, a trader from Quiapo market with twin daughters who lived in Altura, Sta. Mesa and one I call Kuya Goyong (Gregorio).

    My mother is Telesfora Gabriel from San Miguel de Mayumo, Bulacan a my sisters are Leonora Y. Bulaong also of Sta. isabel, Lourdes Y. Reyes, Gloria Y. Clavio of Atlag, Malolos, Luz Y. Javier, Constancia Y. Vicente and our brother is Rodrigo Yniguez who settled in Iligan City.

    We are also related to the Buktaw’s in front of Barasoain Church.
    I vaguely remember the name Cojuangcos being mentioned. The other Yniguez in the family is Nicanor Yniguez, husband of Salvacion Oppus Yniguez, who later became Speaker of the House in Marcos Government.

  91. Alonso L. Reyes Jr. said,

    June 23, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I’m the great grandson of hermogenes reyes and teodora tantoco…i saw a family tree saying espiridion’s last name was de los reyes….i was just wondering if you knew why the last name was shortened?

  92. Jojo Barredo said,

    May 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Hi! I’m trying to trace our family history. My great grandfather is Ramon Barredo of Caloocan City and Taal, Batangas, he was married to Librada Rodriguez of Quezon. He only had a son, named Ramon Jr who was married to Flora Marcelo of Bulacan, Bulacan. Would need some additional info. Thanks!

  93. Enrique Bustos said,

    April 28, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Lyn Lim

    I stand corrected


  94. Joe Reyes said,

    April 27, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    An info for #8 Rosario Robles
    The Tirso Robles I know lives in San Vicente,Malolos during the ’50 -’60’s. He attended school in Immaculata Academy run by the SVD nuns.His grandfather we called him ba Celino. They a something like mechanical repair shop which when I need bicycle repairs and supply – this was the place to go.Ba Celino was a very good craftsman.
    Although Tirso was more senior by me by about 2 years we were “barkada” studying from the same school,attending the same church and during “undas” November 1st our cemetery plot are no more than 30 feet from each other. I am sure, if the Tirso the one I am discribing was the one you wanted to know, he will never forget our grade six teacher we called Mother Amparo – terror and malupit known for her blackboard pointerstick of half inch iyantok. Last time I remember he was looking forward of being a lawyer – which I srongly believe he will be one because he is talented and a very good command in both englush and pilipino languages. I am sure Tirso knows Atty. Faustino Chiong of also San Vicente( their house is no more than 300 feet apart and Dr. Hermogenes B. Reyes of kamistisuhan. By the way, their house is about across Sinag Tagalog- the biggest hardware store in Malolos own by the Agustin family.

  95. Lyn Lim said,

    April 18, 2011 at 8:44 am

    @Enrique Bustos (#21)

    Juan Mendoza and Maria De Leon are my paternal grandparents. May father’s name is Dominador L. Mendoza (not Salvador) and he was the eldest son.

    His siblings are Amparo, Rosario, Felicidad, Mariano (Naning), Rizalino, Juan (Johnny), Angelica and Luz.

    I was also born in Sta. Maria Bulacan.

  96. Ron Jacob A. Calumpang said,

    March 29, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    One of our family’s neighbor and good friends of old is Dr. Florentino Osias Tiongson. He came to Tanjay (in Negros Oriental in Central Philippines) at the turn of the 19th century and married Consuelo Samson Villegas, a scion of Tanjay’s (and Negros Oriental’s) affluent Villegas family (progeny of Don Geronimo Villegas and Doña Escolastica Teves de Villegas) and daughter to Don Pedro Teves Villegas and Doña Dolores ‘Soling’ Samson de Villegas (she was awarded the Oldest Paulinian Award at 98 by the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres of St. Paul University Dumaguete, the first and mother of all Paulinian institutions in the country founded in 1904; born on 6 June 1906, tia Soling died peacefully on 2 January 2005 ). He died in the later part of the 60s. Their children include a former provincial administrator of the province, Atty. Jose Villegas Tiongson who married Esmeralda ‘Lala’ Calvo Rotea (daughter of Don Jose Lopez Rotea and Doña Felisa Calvo de Rotea). The manse he built for his family at the heart of the old town of Tanjay, a house away from our ancestral home, is one of the more revered and iconic landmarks of the locale. My grandma said he was from Luzon. Also, she said he was a nephew (or even a cousin or just a relative) of Senator Camilo Osias who even came to visit him once. I wonder if he was related to the Tiongsons of Bulacan.

  97. Jim Jose said,

    February 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    My mother hails from the Crisostomos of atlag and Tiongson clans of Malolos kemsetisuhan. In the Crisostomo side, One of our great great grandfathers is Father Gregorio Crisostomo y Lugo. In the Tiongson side, our great great grandfather and mother is Don Catalino Tiongson and Dona Catalina Reyes. Their children: Macaria Tiongson – Aldecoa, Luis Tiongson, Emiliano Tiongson, etc.

  98. ma. therese lovelyn glavez tantoco said,

    February 3, 2011 at 7:07 am

    i just wanna know my family from sto. cristo malolos grandfather is banaag p tantoco and my grandmother is maria maclang father is romarco m tantoco but he is deceased..thanks

  99. Renan Caluag said,

    January 26, 2011 at 6:55 am

    Hi I grew up in Caingin Malolos Bulacan, Grandson of Mr. Maximo Caluag and Oreng Ramos-Caluag. I ‘am wonder if you have information on the affiliation/affinities of the Caluag’s in Malolos. Thank you so much!

  100. Enrique Bustos said,

    January 24, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Daniel W.Tantoco Jr.the first curator of the Marcos Foundation Museum’s Collection of Philippine Pottery and Southeast Asian Ceramics in the Goldenberg Mansion some pieces of the collection came from Arturo de Santos collection.Daniel W.Tantoco Jr.also donated to De La Salle University his personal collection of Oriental Pottery and Porcelain Consisting of more than 600 rare artifacts, some dating back to the Philippine Iron Age 200 B.C. and 11th century A.D. for the Asian ceramics.

  101. noel adriano said,

    January 23, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I am a descendant of the Adriano family from Bulacan. May I ask if there is a family tree of the Adrianos in different parts of Bulacan like Malolos, Pandi, Valenzuela, etc.? Thanks.

  102. rosario robles said,

    January 23, 2011 at 1:14 am

    I am trying to find my family tree. My father was Tirso de Leon Robles. He was the only son and had two sisters. I believe he was born in Malolos, Bulacan. What I have heard of him was that their family owned businesses in Malolos and was well known in town. I am his youngest daughter and the 10th child with his marriage to Josefina Roco who is meztisa. I would love to learn more about this family tree as we have grown outside Malolos and am interested in finding my heritage from his side of the family. Thank you

  103. January 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Hello, I’m trying to find information about my Father’s family. He was Aquilino Bautista Salvador from Bocaue, Bulacan. His mother was Edobijes Bautista and he had a sister, Teofilla Bautista Salvador and a brother, Jose Bautista Salvador. My father left the Philippines in 1931 and did not return because he had heard that everyone in his family had been killed in the war. My father died in 1971 when I was 11 so I don’t know much about his family. How can I find out if I have any family left in the Philippines? Any information on these names would be a great help.

  104. Enrique Bustos said,

    December 26, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Rosenda Mendoza-Tanchangco’s great granddaughter Agnes Hernando Sison married Alfredo Trinidad Romualdez, brother of Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

  105. adel mendoza said,

    December 14, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Ooops my apology i did not read the “On Comments”. Again, here’s my post:

    My great grandfather was also from Malolos. His name was Amado Gatchalian, he only have 2 daughters. One is Filomena Gatchalian (my grandmother) married to Cenon Guevarra Mendoza of San Ildefonso. My father’s name is Amado Gatchalian Mendoza. I remember when i was a teenager my grandmother once told me that the land where the Capitol of Malolos was built was owned by them but sold because her father was addicted to cockfighting. She also told me that they’re related to Bautista’s and Cojuangco’s.

    We never traced our roots but my grandmother story remains. So hopefully by posting here, I will gather more informations with regards to my family tree.

    This is a very good and very informative site. Thanks!

  106. December 13, 2010 at 2:06 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

  107. Paulina Tiongson Arconado said,

    December 1, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Hello, i know of the Tiongson clan but i wonder if the Tiongsons from bulacan and La union are related coz my Grandfather Felipe Tiongson is from La Union.

  108. edchavez said,

    December 1, 2010 at 12:31 am

    hi. I also came from Malolos and I am from the Caluag/Kaluag clan. My grandfather was Damaso Caluag.I wonder if you also have information on the affiliation/affinities of the Caluags in Malolos. thanks you.

  109. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 28, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Aldaba family

    former Gobernadorcillo of Malolos
    Juan Aldaba married Paulina Velasco
    Ceferino Aldaba
    Valentin Aldaba
    Santiago Aldaba
    Roque Aldaba
    Damian Aldaba

    Amado Aldaba married Estefania Julian their children are
    1.Lualhati married Juan Cojuangco
    2.Estefania married Luis Lim

  110. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 25, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Pio Santos married to Isidora Leuterio their children are
    1.Alberta Santos married to Espiridion Reyes their children are a.Leoncia Reyes she married Graciano Reyes b.Lino Reyes he married Maria Tantoco

    2.Antonia Santos married Jose Uitangcoy their children are a.Alberta married Paulino Santos b.Ceferino married Liberata Espiridion c.Angela

    Paulino Santos parents are Liberata Reyes and Melchor Reyes in turn their parents are Pedro Reyes and Maria Tengco

    Filomena Tiongson married Eladio Adriano their children are the FF

    1.Pacita married Hermenegildo Reyes
    2.Felipe married Mariquita Villanueva
    3.Honorata married Gregorio Francisco

  111. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Dr Hermogenes Tantoco and married to Justa Katigbak

    Rustans Founder Bienvenido Rufino Tantoco married Glecy Rustia

  112. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 19, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Jesus Tanchanco He is the first administrator and minister of the National Food Authority during the Marcos regime

  113. Enrique Bustos said,

    November 12, 2010 at 4:31 am

    The parents of Dona Maria De leon- Mendoza are Mariano de Leon a former gobernadorcillo of Sta Maria Bulacan and Margarita Alaba the maternal aunt of Dona Maria De Leon is Dona Juanita Chuidian

  114. tony faustino said,

    November 11, 2010 at 2:04 am

    My grandparents were both from Malolos. My lolo’s surname is Faustino and my lola’s maiden name is Rojas. If anybody can provide us with a family tree or any information regarding our family will be much appreciated, Thank you in advance.

  115. October 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm


    Amazing information!!! I wonder if their descendants still know these relatives?

    As always, thank you very much for your magnificent contributions to this blog.


    Toto Gonzalez

  116. Enrique Bustos said,

    October 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Juan Mendoza and Maria de Leon other children are

    1.Rosario M. Panganiban her son is Lauro Panganiban he married the only daughter of Don Eugenio Lopez Presentacion Lopez a daughter of Rosario Panganiban Charito married former Marcos Executive Secretary Alejandro Melchor

    3.Purita married Maximo Reyes

  117. Enrique Bustos said,

    October 17, 2010 at 6:34 am

    Enrique Mendoza

    If i am not mistaken the other children of Juan Mendoza and Maria de Leon are Luz Mendoza wife of Primo Santos and Rizalino Mendoza husband of Adelaida Rodriquez

  118. Enrique Mendoza y Perez said,

    October 16, 2010 at 7:32 am

    Hi Toto! Amparo Mendoza y de Leon (wife of Nicanor ReyesSr.) is the daughter of Juan Mendoza y Perez dela Torre (Bocaue, Bulacan) and Maria de Leon (Sta. Maria, Bulacan). Her father, Juan is the son of Mariano Mendoza (Bocaue, Bulacan) and Maria Perez dela Torre of Sta. Maria, Bulacan. I’m from Sta. Maria Bulacan and Mariano Mendoza is the brother of my paternal great, great, grandfather Doroteo Mendoza. On the other hand Maria Perez dela Torre is also a cousin of my maternal great, great grandfather. There are several intermarriages between the Mendoza and Perez dela Torre in our family tree. Do you have any story about the origin of the Mendoza and Perez dela Torre of Bocaue and Sta. Mria bulacan

  119. Enrique Bustos said,

    October 11, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Espiridio Reyes married Feliciana San Agustin their children are 1.Hermogenes Reyes married Teodora Tantoco 2.Epifanio Reyes married Vicenta Tantoco 3.Olympia Reyes married Vicente Reyes their children are
    1.Consuelo Reyes married Mariano Crisostomo
    2.Hermenegildo Reyes married Pacita Adriano one of their granddaughters is Marides C. Fernando the wife of former Marikina Mayor Bayani Fernando
    3.Feliciana Reyes
    4.Jose Reyes married Natividad Revilla
    5.Luisa Reyes
    6.Aquilina Reyes married Rosalino Reyes
    7.Delfina Reyes married Felipe Unson
    8.Vicente Reyes
    9.Olympia Reyes married Guillermo Buendia

  120. Enrique Bustos said,

    October 11, 2010 at 3:04 am

    Santiago Tiongson married Sabina Tengco their son Fabian Tiongson married Esperanza Villanueva one of their son is Atanacio Tiongson married Clara Marcelo their daughter is Ambrocia Tiongson married Macario Reyes their children are 1.Jose Reyes married Catalina Reyes their children are Elisea Reyes married Gregorio Galang Juana Reyes married Juana Reyes married Macario Buendia and Vicente Reyes married Olympia Reyes 2.Clemente Reyes married Maria Tengco their daughter is Rufina Reyes 3. Graciano Reyes married Leoncia Reyes

  121. Enrique Bustos said,

    October 11, 2010 at 2:56 am

    Pedro Reyes married Maria Tengco their children are the FF
    1.Balbino Reyes married Antonia Tiongson
    2.Jose Reyes married Modesta Arnedo their son is Valentin Reyes married Juliana Vicente their son is Ramon Reyes married Eugenia Tanchangco
    3.Macario Reyes married Ambrocia Tiongson their children are A.Jose Reyes married Catalina Tantoco their children are Elisea Reyes married Gregorio Galang Juana Reyes married Macario Buendia and Vicente Reyes married Olympia Reyes B.Clemente Reyes married Maria Tengco their daugther is Rufina Reyes C.Graciano Reyes married Leoncia Reyes
    4.Espiridion Reyes and Alberta Santos children are Leoncia Reyes married Graciano Reyes and Lino Reyes married Maria Tantoco
    Espiridion Reyes and Feliciana San Agustin daughter is Olympia Reyes married Vicente Reyes
    5.Liberata Reyes married Melchor Santos their son Paulino Santos married Alberta Uitangcoy

  122. Enrique Bustos said,

    October 11, 2010 at 2:44 am

    The first Tantoco (1763-1833) who came to the Philippines had a son Jose Tantoco he married Valentina Valenzuela their children are 1.Antonia Tantoco married Juan Maclang a daughter Norberta Maclang married Fabian Tiongson 2.Lucas Tantoco married Juana Tengco their children are A.Gabino Tantoco married Andrea Villarino their daughter is Basilia Tantoco B.Catalina Tantoco married Jose Reyes their children are Elisea Reyes married Gregorio Galang Juana T. Reyes married Mariano Buendia and Vicente Reyes married Olympia Reyes C. Hermogenes Tantoco married Ana Tiongson their children are Teresa Tantoco and Maria Tantoco married Lino Reyes 3. Engracia Tantoco married Antonio Tanchangco their children are Tomas Tanchangco married Rosenda Mendoza their children are Eugenia Tanchangco married Ramon Reyes and Aurea Tanchangco married Eugenio Hernando

  123. laura lerida said,

    October 8, 2010 at 5:09 am

    i am a descendant of the tantoco family from malolos, bulacan. may i ask if there is a family tree of the tantocos?

  124. October 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Ipe, my father in law, Dr Jose R. Reyes who married Natividad Revilla, was from malolos and calumpit. his parents were dr vicente reyes married to olympia tantoco-reyes. perhaps you can help us trace our roots from lolo tenteng and beyond. many thanks. first cousins of jose reyes were deogracias reyes, godofredo reyes, narciso, and the youngest was leonardo, father of susan reyes.

  125. Enrique Bustos said,

    September 12, 2010 at 9:54 am

    Nicanor Jacinto Married Rosario Pantangco their children are the FF.
    2.Oscar married Pacita Pestano
    3.Wilfrido married Pilar Oloriz
    4.Jesus married Maura Neil
    5.Norma married Juan Carlos
    6.Fernando married Dina Pereyra
    7.Nicanor Jr married Patria Nepomuceno

  126. August 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm


    Please do not forget your sources.

    Thank you.

    Toto Gonzalez

  127. Enrique Bustos said,

    August 12, 2010 at 8:25 am

    The parents of Dr. Luis U. Santos were Paulino Santos and Alberta Uitangcoy. During World War II, the family of Dr. Nicanor Jacinto stayed in the house of Dr. Luis Santos who was a close relative.

  128. Enrique Bustos said,

    August 12, 2010 at 7:17 am

    The patriarch of the Tiongson family is Tomas Tiongson (1707-1789) married to Basilia Gatchalian they have seven children by the middle of the 18th century Tomas Tiongson decided to go back to China for good and brought with him four of his sons leaving behind his wife and three sons Santiago,Anacleto and Anastacio in the Philippines

    The patriarch of the Tanchangco family is Antonio Tanchangco he was born in 1817 in Fujian China he first settled in Tondo upon arriving in the Philippines he married Engracia Tantoco of Malolos Bulacan daughter of Jose Tantoco and Valentina Valenzuela Jose Tantoco is the son of first Tantoco (1763-1833) who came to the Philippines

    In 1791 Malolos already had a thriving community of mestizos Sangleys to which the FF families belong Ingco,Joson,Tiongson,Cojuangco,Tantoco,Chiong, Tanjosoy,Camaclang,Chichioco, as well as families with Spanish Heritage, Villanueva,Lopez,Robles and Yniguez.

    By 1791 the Pariancillo district of Malolos was where the mestizos lived this is also know as the Kamestisuhan district the Tiongsons,Santos,Reyes Families living opposite side of the patio in barrio San Vicente are the Tanchangco’s Chiong’s and the Tantoco’s while The Tanjosoy’s Cojuangco’s Chichioco’s Yniguez’s and Caparas settled in Barrio San Agustin Barasaoin connected to a bridge to Malolos proper.

  129. Ipê Nazareno said,

    June 14, 2010 at 9:57 am

    My stepfather hails from the Tiongson and Tantoco families on his maternal side. I saw 2 hardbound documents in his office — one contained the complete family tree of the Tiongsons and the other contained that of the Tantocos.

    Let me take a look at these books and I’ll share some info in this thread.

  130. Enrique Bustos said,

    June 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Re: The Bautista Family of Malolos, Bulacan

    The wealth of the Bautista family of Malolos, Bulacan originated from their Tanjosoy ancestors who engaged in the business of making candles with consistent profits since candle was always in demand until electricity came to Malolos in 1894 the Tanjosoy shop which sold candles also vended other wares and by dint of hardwork the Tanjosoy slowly accumulated capital apparently the items dispensed at this shop were very much needed by the natives such that some actually agreed to clear lands in Calumpit,Hagonoy,& Paombong in exchange for candles and other wares in this manner were some of the Tanjosoy lands acquired although the more common way was still through the Pacto the classic instrument of land alienation by which the indio landowner pawned his land for ready cash with an option to redeem his land by the time of the sugar boom of the 19th century the Tanjosoy concentrated their efforts in planting and processing sugar in their lands the large vats imported by their ancestors from China that were used for candle making were now used as vats for boiling sugarcane juice to be made into Muscovado Sugar

    Dona Rufina Tanjosoy-Santos daughter Felipa T.Santos married Jose Bautista their son Antonio S.Bautista was an aide to then President Emilio Aguinaldo married Loreto Tanjosoy-Santos Antonio & Loreto are the Grandparents of Dez Bautista the Bautista Family donated 200 hectares of their land to the Bulacan Provincial Government the land now is where the Bulacan Capitol and the Bulacan State University stands

    Don Jose Bautista owns the now famous (Bautista Mansion), which was built in 1877. It once housed the Ministry of Interiors during the first Philippine Republic. The Mansion is situated along the nostalgic Kamistisuhan District
    where other affluent families lives such as Tantoco,Tanchangco,Chiong,Tiongson,Santos,Reyes,Cojuangco & Chichioco families

    the Bautista ancestral mansion was visited by the national hero Dr. Jose Rizal to convince Triumvirate of the Ten Gentlemen of Malolos to join the La Liga Filipina. it one of three houses that i know that has a Fernando Amorsolo mural in the ceiling of their house the other two a in the Dr Luis Santos house also in Malolos Bulacan and the Paez-Luna house in Malabon

    An ancestor of the Cojuangco Family Juan Cojuangco Married Trinidad Tiongson of a prominent family in Malolos they are the great grand parents of Ysidra & Melencio Cojuangco, Melencio married Tecla Chichioco whose family was already engaged in the barter trade in the 1870′s Tecla brother Bonifacio & Ma Paz (Biang) sold goods at the Malolos market following the career paths of their parents while still single Tecla already decided it would be more profitable to buy meat, dresses and linen from manila and sell it at the Malolos market rather than join the crowd of Chinese merchants in Manila.

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