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Javellana Family Genealogy

Javellana Family Genealogy

Allan Javellana (View posts)
Posted: 1107032797000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Javellana
I’m trying to find out some information about our common family name - Javellana. I was born on Guam in March 1952 to a Guamanian mother and Filipino father whose name is Ceazar Cuenca Javellana. He is from Iloilo.
My brother-in-law, Stephen Renouf, who is married to my half-sister Joy, provided me with the following information:
“Most of my information has come from Dad (Ceazar). Since he was born in 1923, he remembers quite a lot. I got your grandmother’s death certificate a few years ago, and I found out her mother’s name was Agustina Builleser. So I now have the names of dad’s grandparents (Juan Javellana and Tomasa Balagoza, and Andres Perez Cuenca and Agustina Builleser).

Regarding the Javellana name, in 1849, Governor Claveria of the Philippines decreed that all Filipinos had to take a surname, and keep the same name for their descendants. Before this time, some Filipinos didn’t have surnames, and in many cases, children had different ones from the parents. Also, many had saints’ names for last names, and it was very confusing who was related to whom. Governor Claveria published a book of Spanish surnames, Spanish words, and Spanish cities—and Filipinos had to take one of the names and stick to it.

Dad remembers that in the Visayas, each town only had the pages starting with the same letter as the town, hence the Javellanas were from Jaro, the Cuencas from Calinog, and the Buillesers and Balagozas from Barotac Viejo.

He also remembers, Juan Javellana’s grandfather killed someone and changed his name to Mamon and moved to Janiuay. When he died, some children kept the name, and Juan’s father changed it back to Javellana.”
Following info provided by Ceazar Javellana

Grandma Liling’s brother (Alfredo – Tatay Tidong) (finished agriculture) married a “Inday Pasing” (Abelardo’s sister) Javellana and went to Mindanao. His son was “Medi.”

Guimaras Island (Abelardo Javellana) (close with Ceazar – girlfriend whom he almost married). A ranch near Bukidnon.

Grandma’s dad played the accordion (white suit); drink tuba (he’s part Chinese). He’s Ilocano (Grandma Liling called her dad Tatang)?

Juan “Lente” (Lightning) Javellana (grandpa’s (Teodorico’s) father).

Out of wedlock: Gregorio (Tatay Goyon) (drinks and drinks and drinks).

Grandpa’s sister (Patricia Puertillano) is in San Enrique (many relatives) – pretty lady (Nanay Pating).

Many relatives (over 100?) in San Enrique; many are 7th Day Adventists.

Nanay Idang (lives in Pasi)– daughter (“Carling” – Charlotte, Carlota, Caroline?) good in making stitches/smocking (grandpa’s side).

Josue (in San Enrique) Javellana Puertillano.

Grandpa’s nephew Tisiong (Debulgado).

Toto Juan & Toto Ignacio (Elas) Debulgado (both deceased).

“Nang Pasing” Javellana Tubillara (here in states in Chicago) (Donato’s mother).
Daughters: Zenaida Tubillara Donato, Filma Tubillara Palma, Delia Tubillara, Mila Tubillara Drapiza & sons (medical doctor and a dentist).

Many live in Negros Occidental; some were “rich.”
I would really appreciate any information about your families’ background to see if we’re somehow related. I know that I had contacted someone from Iloilo in the past who related to me that his family’s ethnic background was Chinese. Consequently, I’m really curious about our common family name. You may contact me at

Re: Javellana Family Genealogy

Mas (View posts)
Posted: 1138891026000
Classification: Query
The children of Mama Pacing Javellana Tubillara are as follows: 1) Zenaida T. Donato has three children and 3 grandchildren in Chicago 2) Felma T. Palma has two children and 1 granddaughter 3) Delia T. Dial lives in US 4) Mila T. Drapiza has a daughter named Sharon who is in the Philippines 5) Elmer D. Tubillara has three sons in Chicago 6) Atty Wilfred D. Tubillara, MD has three children in the Phil. 7) Mayor Jilson "Oting" D. Tubillara, MD has three sons in the Philippines 8) Suzette T. Bunyi has three children in Chicago

Re: Javellana Family Genealogy

Nereo Lujan (View posts)
Posted: 1152519311000
Classification: Query
Ex-Guimaras guv dies

FORMER Guimaras Gov. Abelardo Javellana passed away Sunday, leaving an untarnished public service record as provincial chief executive and as mayor of Buenavista town. He was 86.

Javellana served as governor from 1986 to 1988 after he was appointed by President Cory Aquino following People Power Revolution. Prior to his brief stint at the Guimaras capitol, he served as mayor of Buenavista for 18 years, starting in 1968.

His interment is set on Sunday (July 16) at the Mantangingi cemetery after an 8:30 a.m. mass at Mantangingi chapel.

During the Marcos regime, Javellana was the only mayor in Iloilo who joined the opposition party UNIDO, a bold move that earned him the accolade of anti-Marcos forces in Western Visayas.

A veteran of World War II, he was also credited for having led a guerilla unit that rescued American soldiers whose planes were gunned down by the Japanese off the coast of Pulupandan in Negros.

Javellana is survived by his wife, the former Letecia Tarroza of Jaro, and his children Ofelia (widow of Roberto Palabrica), Pilar (married to Powel Jamandre), Cynthia (widow of Dr. Napoleon Ledesma and now married to Dr. Venancio Teves), Pacita (married to Manuel Jon), Jerry (former board member of Guimaras and married to Aileen Lemoncito) and Melquiades.

He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

His body lies in state at the St. Therese Mortuary in Molo and will be transferred to the Buenavista municipal hall at 1:30 p.m. on July 12. On July 13, his body will be brought to the family residence in Barangay Mantangingi in Buenavista.

During his term as mayor, Javellana undertook the construction of the modern Buenavista municipal building and the Monument of Freedom at the town plaza to honor 69 heroic men and women who were killed during World War II.

In 1969, the then Presidential Arm on Community Development (now the Department of Interior and Local Government) honored him as one of the distinguished and outstanding mayors in the Philippines.

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