The Families of Intellectual Tradition

Brains, brains, and more brains…

ABAD-SANTOS.

ALZONA.

Dr. Encarnacion Amoranto Alzona, Ph.D..  B.A. in History from the University of the Philippines in 1917;  M.A. in History in 1918.  M.A. in History from Radcliffe College in 1920.  She was the first Filipina Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1923.

ARANETA [ de R. Hidalgo ].

Atty. Gregorio Soriano Araneta.

Atty. Salvador Zaragoza Araneta.

Luis Ma. Zaragoza Araneta.

BENITEZ [ Pagsanjan, Laguna ].  PWU Philippine Women’s University.

Conrado F. Benitez.

Dr. Helena Zoila Tirona Benitez.

Purisima “Petty” Benitez-Johannot.

DEFENSOR.

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

Mike Defensor.

DIOKNO.

Jose W. Diokno.

ESCALER.

Atty. Jose Sioco Escaler.

Ernesto Ocampo Escaler.

Bishop Federico “Freddie” Ocampo Escaler, D.D..

FABELLA.  JRU Jose Rizal University.

Dr. Armand Fabella.

FLORENTINO.

Leona Florentino.

GALLEGO.

Manuel Gallego.

GONZALEZ [ Sulipan, Apalit, Pampanga ].

Dr. Joaquin Lopez Gonzalez.  He was one of the first “ilustrados,” one of the first Europe-educated Spanish-Filipino doctors in the early 1870s.  He finished his medical studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid and proceeded to apprentice with the famous ophthalmologist Dr. Louis de Wecker in Paris, who years later trained Dr. Jose Rizal.  Dr. Gonzalez was one of only two representatives from Pampanga to the Malolos Congress [ the other being Jose Rodriguez Infante ].  He was appointed by President Emilio Aguinaldo as the first Rector of the first state university, the Universidad Cientifico-Literaria de Filipinas, the Malolos Republic-established forerunner of the UP University of the Philippines.

Atty. Francisco Javier Eligio Sioco Gonzalez.  One of the first Filipino Ll.M. graduates of Yale University.

Dr. Bienvenido Ma. Sioco Gonzalez.  The sixth President of the UP University of the Philippines and the visionary who transferred the campus from Manila to the sprawling hectareage in Diliman, Quezon city.

Atty. Joaquin “Jake” Tomas de Aquino Valdes Gonzalez.  Founding/charter member of the Sigma Rho fraternity of the UP University of the Philippines College of Law.

Atty. Gonzalo Walfrido “GG” Rafols Gonzalez.  He was a famous corporate, intellectual property, and labor lawyer.  He served as a regent of the UP University of the Philippines.

Dr. Eva Beatriz Rafols Gonzalez.  Dean of the UP University of the Philippines and the PWU Philippine Women’s University.

Macario Diosdado Arnedo Gonzalez / Brother Andrew Benjamin Gonzalez F.S.C. of the De La Salle University [ 1940 – 2006 ].  The longtime President of the DLSU De La Salle University and the visionary who oversaw its exponential expansion.

GUERRERO.

Leon Ma. Guerrero.

Carmen “Chitang” Guerrero-Cruz-Nakpil.

KALAW.

Teodoro Kalaw Sr..

LAUREL.

LAVA.

Dr. Jesus Lava.

LEDESMA.

Carlos Ledesma Ledesma.

LEGARDA.

Dr. Benito Legarda.

LOCSIN.

Teodoro Locsin.

Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin.

Leandro V. Locsin.

MANAHAN.

Juan Manahan.

Dr. Constantino Manahan.

Dr. Antonio Manahan.

MARCOS.

President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.

MARQUEZ.

MASTURA.

MONTINOLA.

Senator Ruperto Montinola.

Aurelio “Aureling” Javellana Montinola Jr..

Aurelio “GG” Reyes Montinola III.

NAKPIL.

Julio Nakpil.

Arch. Juan Nakpil.

Arch. Angel Nakpil.

Dr. Fernando Nakpil-Zialcita.

ONGPIN.

Roman Tanbensiang Ongpin.

Alfonso Ongpin.

Roberto V. Ongpin.

Jaime V. Ongpin.

PADILLA.

Justice Sabino Bibby Padilla.

Senator Ambrosio “Brosi” Bibby Padilla.

Justice Teodoro “Teddy” de los Reyes Padilla.

Atty. Sabino “Binoy” Belling Padilla.

Atty. Eduardo “Eddie” Padilla Lizares.

Dr. Dominga “Minguita” Belling Padilla.

Maria Teresa “Maite” Padilla Gallego-Zaldarriaga.

Marissa Padilla.

Violeta Padilla Gallego-Kramer.

Atty. Dominique “Monique” Padilla Gallego.

PARDO DE TAVERA.

Felix Pardo de Tavera.  He was exiled to the Marianas islands on account of his perceived libertarian ideas;  he was joined in exile by his wife, the heiress Gertrudis de Gorricho.

Trinidad Hermenigildo “T.H.” Pardo de Tavera.

Dr. Mita Pardo de Tavera.

Xavier Pardo de Tavera Loinaz.

Dr. Marc Loinaz.

PATERNO.

Pedro Alejandro Molo Paterno.

Vicente Tirona Paterno.

Simon Roces Paterno.

PEDROSA.

Secretary Pio Pedrosa.

PONCE-ENRILE.

Atty. Alfonso Ponce-Enrile.

Senator Juan Ponce-Enrile.

QUIASON.

Justice Camilo Danganan Quiason.

Dr. Serafin Danganan Quiason.

Atty. Enrique “Eric” Imamura Quiason.

REYES.  FEU Far Eastern University.

Nicanor Reyes.

Dr. Lourdes Reyes-Montinola.

RIZAL-MERCADO.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal.

ROCES.

Joaquin “Chino” Roces.

Alejandro “Anding” Reyes Roces.

ROXAS.

SALAS.

Rafael Salas.

SYCIP.

Washington Sycip.

TANADA.

TEEHANKEE.

Justice Claudio Teehankee.

Atty. Manuel “Dondi” Teehankee.

Dean Julio “July” Teehankee.

Dean Ben Teehankee.

TEODORO.

Gilberto “Bert” Teodoro Sr..

Gilberto “Gibo” Cojuangco Teodoro Jr..

VILLEGAS.

Bernardo “Bernie” Villegas.

Ramon N. Villegas.

VIRATA,

Leonides Sarao Virata.

Cesar Aguinaldo Virata.

ZOBEL DE AYALA.

Jacobo Zangroniz Zobel [ Jacobo Zobel Zangroniz ].  The outstanding Renaissance man of the Zobel clan.

Enrique de Ayala Zobel [ Enrique Zobel de Ayala ].  He established the “Premio Zobel” to preserve the Spanish language in the Philippines.

6 Comments

  1. chris frondoso said,

    July 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Another highly intellectual Sycip:

    Dr Jane SyCip Lin- FU a 1st cousin of Mr Washington SyCip. A retired official of the US Public Health service and a leading authority in pediatric research in the USA.

  2. Julio Ledesma Arenas said,

    May 2, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Carlos Ledesma Ledesma
    MCMXVII~MCMXCIX
    La Salle Hs. ’33 Valedictorian
    La Salle BSC’36 Valedictoran
    UP LAW ’41 Valedictorian~Magna cum Laude (2nd/ of but 15 McLaude UPLaw)
    5th Bar Exams’41 [ having returned from a 9mo. Honeymoon 3 weeks priorly] .
    10yrs ago on the eve of St. La Salle Golden Jubillee. I was to recieve on His Behalf Medal for being the Catalyst in St. LaSalle’s establishment and 2more For both my Grandparents and their Personal support w others so that LA SALLE Hall Taft was finished sooner rather than later.
    Our clans then Matriarch nor my mother could bring it upon themselves to inform and request that I Not Recieve the Medals but that I spare My Relatives the Igominy they were certain would sully Evenings proceedingsand cause our Clan undeserved shame and derision. After my COO & Exec Asst themselves distraught not for concurring but for having to be the bearers of this missive. Whats my Point. I doubt any of the above wouldve have imposed this upon me as my only fault if at all that was to Fall in Love.
    More than Intellect They were Wise., yet
    Gentle and deliberate in their Deportment. I intend to finish my serve by searching for Our Succcesor with these as Guide Post all three DESCRIPTIVES MUST EXIST BE APPROPO INSTILLED AND ENABLED. After Marivis demise July 5,2002 is one Ill never ever forget.

  3. April 30, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Enrique:

    Thank you for the additions. We can always count on your encyclopedic knowledge to complete these blog posts.

    Cheers!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  4. Enrique Bustos said,

    April 30, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Maximo Kalaw

    Francisco Tirona Benitez
    Conrado Benitez
    Higinio Benitez

    Blas Ople

    Sixto Lopez

    Manuel Moran

    Arturo Tolentino

    Felipe Calderon

    Fred Ruiz Castro

    Roberto Concepcion

    Horacio dela Costa

    Simplicio del Rosario

    Salvador P. Lopez

    Carlos P. Romulo

    Ricardo Paras

    Jorge Vargas

    Mauro Mendez

    Macario Adriatico

    Felipe Agoncillo

    Manuel Araullo

    Cayetano Arellano

    Ramon Avancena

    Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista

    Jose Yulo

    Jorge Bocobo

  5. Myles Garcia said,

    April 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Under REYES, you also had Justice J.B. L. Reyes (of Manila and Laguna). He was a leading Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, and per the wikipedia article on him: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._B._L._Reyes, apparently per that source, it was rumored that Chicken MaKoy waited until JBL retired from the Supreme Court (so towards the end of August 1972 (which is also when I left Manila)) before declaring Martial Law on September 21, 1972 (which was my brother’s birthday).

  6. Myles Garcia said,

    April 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    The Benitezes, the Marquezes, the Laurels, the Roceses, the Tanadas as well.


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