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My Filipino family tree

Journal by kit10ish

Until I discover further information, to date, most of the family originally lived in the Bulacan region. It wasn't until my father got stationed at Clark Air Base that the families began to relocate to the Angeles City, Pampanga area.

Benigno Apala (wife Petra came from Hagonoy, Bulacan) fathered Rosenda, Hipolita (aka Lola Pilar, my grandmother), Gregoria, Magdelena, Juliana, & Felicidad. Benigno Apala's father lived somewhere in Borneo or Java and would take his boat of goods to trade in the Philippines. A storm left him stranded in the Philippines. That family then resided in Alabang, Rizal.

Rosenda married Jianong and had 5 children: Chaning (Zeny or Zenaida), Cely, Boy, Ito, and one other. Gregoria (Goring) married Nemecio Del Rosario and had one child, Leonora(married Maximo and had 7 or 8 kids. Magdelena married Antonio Santos and had 2 children: Genaro (married Ester and had twins) & Consolacion (married a Whitefield and had Bonjing)> Juliana married Pidong (Pedro) Guevarra, a Visayan, and had two children: Bobby & Pedro. Felicidad married Brite (Alfredo) Benitez and had 4 children: Tony (who had 3 wives - an American, Mexican, and filipina), Junior, Evelyn (married an Iranian and had one girl, Rocky) and Norma. Aunt Julie remarried a Chinese named Lee.

Damaso Oblea married Rosario Francisco & fathered Clara, Eustacio (who married my grandmother, Pilar Apala), and Rosita (married Gonzales and moved to Chicago & had 2 children: Edwina and Frederico (married Linda).

Eustacio & Pilar married and sired Ligaya, Benjamin, Daniel (died at birth), Luzviminda (my mother), Mario (died at birth), Nicanor, & Anastacia (died at 7 mths). Eustacio died in 1947. They lived in Sampaloc, Balik-Balik. Eustacio built 3 different homes and sold them. The last home was in Arguelles, Santa Cruz. Later Lola Pilar met a chinese man and had Nelson and Edna.

Ligaya Oblea married Peter Arena and had a baby boy that died at birth. Then she married a Danish merchant marine, Eric Jensen?, & moved to Denmark. They had no children but adopted two boys, Geri & Pogi(Gilberto, son of Nicanor).

Benjamin Oblea married Estrella(from Visaya). Their children are Diane, Roger, Ligaya, Vilma, & Luzviminda, and Carmelita.

Luzviminda Oblea married Bruce Fredrick Hawkins. They have two daughters, Emelinda Marie (me) & Eleonor Francis.

Nicanor married ?, and had Gilberto aka Pogi, who was later adopted by Aunt Ligaya. Nic then married ? and had more children (info later). Apparently Nick had many women thru the years, all giving him children.

Will add more info after researching, altho any research efforts to date have been fruitless. Hoping that this journal will capture someone's similar interest, and might add to my research or lead me on the right paths.

Surnames: APALA FRANCISCO OBLEA
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by kit10ish Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2006-01-29 02:30:26

kit10ish , from US/Philippines/Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2006. is researching the following names: OBLEA, APALA, HAWKINS and 30 other(s).

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by enishimoto on 2006-02-05 17:54:04

I have relatives from the Philippines as well, from Lamacan Argao, Cebu. I can't find any paperwork from there, so I don't have much information. My great-great grandparents born and died there, and had either 4 or 5 children, one of which came to Hawaii to do labor work. Good luck with your search

by kit10ish on 2006-02-07 16:11:29

Hi, enishimoto! It seems we both will have extreme difficulties finding official paperwork for our filipino roots and will have to rely on information supplied by our families. Our ancestors had their own unique written language prior to the Spanish invasion, but most of their writing was for communication purposes and for poetry. Spain managed to wipe out much of our cultural histories, except what is handed down thru the family. Any records that may have been kept officially may have been destroyed during both the Spanish and Japanese invasion due to the wars.

Perhaps, for our children's sake, we will be able to create these family histories for future generations. We might become the record keepers of our cultural heritage. With these journals, I am collecting historical experiences, and various other filipino memories.

by 0006692 on 2007-10-31 14:08:57

skew u

by mamoahina on 2008-11-04 14:51:14

Actually, all you have to do is use http://familysearch.org to order church recs, provided that they have church recs & that you know the town & which church exactly your ancestors belonged to. That's how I did the research on my paternal grandmother who came from Argao, Cebu & left there in 1922. I did all the research at the Family History Center in Los Angeles California.

by gie682009 on 2009-07-26 20:13:58

Hello cousin its me Gilberto(Pogie)
Nice work you have done alot to found out where we came from...,dammnn i didnt know all this things!Thanks cousin for share all this information!
love
pogie

by ems on 2009-10-15 05:30:47

Hi ate melinda I really admire your work I'm proud of you.I'm hoping you still remember us.I'm the youngest sister of "ate diana" she always remember you,she always thinking how to get in touch with you...we miss melissa too, hope she's doing fine same as you too.heres my email add oblea_ems@yahoo.com....Take care of youself...GodBless you all..

by enny on 2010-04-24 17:54:57

HI EVERYONE,MY FATHER WAS BORN IN THE FILIPINES AND TRAVEL TO PUERTO RICO AND MARRIED MY MOM WHO WAS FRENCH SPANIARD,I WANT TO KNOW HOW I CAN FIND OUT ABOUT MY ANSESTORS IN THE FILIPINEs,THANK YOU.

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