- SOMETHING INTERESTING AND FUN ABOUT THE DELFIN-DIAZ FAMILY OF THE PHILIPPINES
THIS IS JUST A DRAFT ON MY SEARCH ON THE DELFIN -DIAZ CLAN OF CAPIZ:(Panitan, Pontivedra, Dao, Mambusao, Dumarao, Roxas city and Including Iloilo, Aklan, Antique and Bacolod City)
1. This is worth noting a U.S. Senator, Senator Oscar Delfin of Guam, married to a Layson of Molo, Iloilo was recognize during Univ. of San Agustin as one of the Outstanding Alumni of the University during its Centennial Celebration. He was one responsible to open the door for Ilonggos and Filipinos to first Migrate in the state of Guam and Hawaii for sugar and pineapple planters and laborers with partnership with Cong. Pascualing Espinosa of Iloilo. Where more than 10,000 migrants from Panay ventured to Guam a few years after the war.
2. Dr. Gerardo Delfin is another branch whose wife is a Villaruz of Roxas City. He owns the GT Delfin Bldg. in Roxas City. His nephew is Nonoy Villaruz of Roxas City.
3. Another Prominent Delfin is General Roberto Delfin of Antique who run for Governor in that province. Their roots is from Panitan as well, he married an Antiquena. He used to head the Intelligence Dept of the Arm Forces of the Philippine and one of th Original founder of RAM boys( Reformed Arm Forces Movement) .
4. Former Col. Bebit of Dept of Custom. The Bebit family inter-married with the Diaz- Deslate- Delfin. He is Also one of the original RAM boys of the People Power Revolution with Col. Red Kapunan, Gen.Roberto Delfin of Antique and Gringo Honasan of Bicol.
5. There was another Delfin that had an office in NFA Iloilo and use to have a cargo boat M/V Delfin that transport cement from Cebu to Iloilo, and from Iloilo he brings in rice to Palawan. In Palawan He's engage into sea weeds plantation and bring the products back to Cebu. (forgot his name ) he he he. I used to see this boat in the port of Iloilo in Muelle Loney.He was one of the successful Fish Broker in Cebu.
- 6. Our Grandfather is Mayor Hugo Raynaldo Delfin He was Mayor of Panitan married to Remedios Develles Diaz They have 2 sons and 6 daughters (8) all in all. He was Deputized as Deputy Governor for Panay and Romblon By Governor Thomas Confessor of Iloilo During WWII as part of the move of the Civilian Rersistance Movement. He was (Alkalde) Mayor when war broke out. He was a product of the Thomasites Program of the U.S. govt.
- 7. In Iloilo Hall of Justice we have 2 Delfins here. Judge Delfin-Azzaraga, Judge Delfin-Lim. We also have Atty Susy Delfin Delfin here in Iloilo.
- 8. The Yusay / Consing of Iloilo and Bacolod have also Link up with the Delfins...Monsgr. Delfin's sister in Bacolod is married to a Yusay -Consing .
- 9. Mayor now Cong. Evilio "Bing" Leonardia of Bacolod City has a brother Archt. Prospero Leonardia is married to Nena Delfin who's is the younger sister of my mother. He manages the Daily Star newspaper and a practising license Achitect.
10. Former Mayor Pewee Trinidad of Pasay City is married to a Delfin of Capiz also Mrs.Nelfa Delfin Trinidad.11. Parish Priest of Dumarao is Fr. Delfin Delfin we fondly called Manoy or Father"Tootsie" (Cousin).
- 12. Dr.Orlando Diaz of Virgin Islands.
13. Dr.Jesus Diaz of Capiz Doctors Hospital his wife is a doctor as well.
14. Dr.Jesus Delfin Villanueva Surgeon in the States.
15. Dr.Susan Catalina Delfin Villanueva, MD in California, established a Medical Research Center.
16. Atty. Eugenio V. Villanueva (Tito Toto) married to Pearl Delfin Villanueva, International Lawyer.
17. Atty. Susan Pearl Villanueva, Top 3 Bar top notcher married to Joey Ochave ( VP-Uni-lab Pharmaceuticals )
18. Atty. Arthur Diaz Delfin (tito Turing)
19. Atty. Ernesto Delfin married to Gloria Abdon Delfin (manang Sweet)
20. Atty.Ceron Defin21. Atty.Jomer Delfin
22. Atty. Erwin Diaz Ignacio, City Prosecutor, Roxas City
23.Judge Leonides J. Llamas Sr.married to Leticia Diaz Delfin, LLB (My Parents )
24.Judge Federico Diocampo Sr.(tito Pagring) married Nora Delfin (tita Nora)
25. Engr. Hugo Delfin Villanueva, International Master, Chess (manoy Oging)
26. Lawrence Delfin Villanueva, President -First Community Bank Inc.
27. Archt. Raymund Delfin Villanueva of In and Out (Chain of Restaurants.) U.S.A. 28.Atty. Nilo Dadivas Delfin is married to the sister of Dr. Raul Banas the Provincial Administrator of Iloilo.
29. In Canada, Ramil Delfin established a restaurant name after the family"Delfin's Restaurant"
The First Filipino & Canadian Restaurant-within the border of City of Lloydminster and Saskatchewan
- Remember that Panitan proudly claims to be the “Home of the Professionals.” They traditionally honor their yearly batch of graduates through a big annual “Summer Affair” managed by the college students, officers of the the “PANITAN VARSITARIANS ASSOCIATION.” The affair is now on its Fiftieth (50th) year.The Delfin-Diaz family started this affairs and the first of the Varsitarian Queens are no less than our aunts and cousins who where all beauty Queens in their own rights. (Yabang) ha ha ha. Beauty and Brains of their time. I will put the beauty QUEENS List in the next chapter. Panitan also produced one of the first Medico -Legal in the person of Dr./ Atty. Dellota.
- And Panitan is also the Home of the First Nurse In the Philippines, Felipa De la Pena (1904) who later Married Mr. Gumabong of Guimbal. No wonder majority of my women cousins took this course as well...including me and my brother Jun jun who is in the states is a registered nurse too. I will post later the nurses in the family. In our family the first Nurse was Tita Elizabeth Diaz.
I need to research more on the other Delfin branches. I have some sort of listing on our immediate family, putting them together, is like a puzzle. Its a very challenging project as well as time consuming as Amelia Conanan would say it she has trace their Diestro-Delfin clan of Aklan and I have a copy of the family tree of Distor-Delfin Clan of Antique who originated from Panitan as well. My cousin Hannah Dadivas Drylie has a complete list of our Delfin- Diaz branch which includes:
Delfin - Diaz - Dadivas - Diocampo -Alcantara - Villanueva- Leonardia - Llamas -Bebit - Mijares - Capulong -Ignacio - Raynaldo - Develles -Ronquillo - Dellota-Arguelles-Zapanta-Didulo's. Amelia Conanan has collated the Delfin - Diestro branch as well. Other Prominent families in Capiz and Aklan that has Delfin or Diaz in their family tree are the Bermejos, Ortiz, Dorado, Iganacio, Advincula's, Distajo, Cortes, Avelino of Pontevedra and the Miraflores clan of Aklan.
- Yes about the FERCOLLA Clan ( Fernandez-Coquia-Llamas Clan) of Dagupan on my father on the Llamas side. It took Teresita Coquia the editor of our Family Tree and Family History Book 7 years to finish the first edition. She too was an assistant Editor of National Geographic Society in the States in the 70's. And it took me 3 years to collate my book Something Interesting and Fun About the Llamas family of the Philippines which has reach 101,777 views and counting in my deo-antonio blog. I am sure it will take me years as well to finish this book SOMETHING INTERESTING AND FUN ABOUT THE DELFIN-DIAZ FAMILY OF THE PHILIPPINES.
Origin of Delfin family is of French-Spanish-Filipino Lineage coming from a priestly line in the 17th century and Diaz are of Spanish-Jewish-Filipino origin. But 100% Proud to be Filipino .
(TO BE CONTINUED )
BY: DEO ANTONIO D. LLAMAS