My Filipino family tree
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.