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Monday, November 23, 2015

My Great, Great Grand Parents from My Father's Side

My Father: Dr David Jamili Javellana K(C)atague, 1944. Photo as a Dental Officer during the Japanese-American War in the Philippines, 1941-1945

Last week I learned that my great, great grandparents on my Father's side of the family were Don Manuel Javellana and Dona Gertrudis Lopes prominent natives of Jaro, Iloilo, Philippines.

Their youngest daughter, Marcelina Javellana married Victoriano Catague ( my great grand parents).

Marcelina and Victoriano had 7 children. Their oldest son Roberto married Consolacion Goles Jamili.

Roberto and Consolacion had 3 boys. The second boy was named David and happened to be my Father.

For details. visit Nereo Lujian's blog at:


Addendum: My grandmother Consolacion Golez Jamili first husband was Roberto Catague, oldest son of Marcelina Javellana and Victoriano Catague. They have 3 boys, Guillermo, David(my dad) and Julio.THE THREE brothers changed the spelling of their last name from Catague to Katague when my dad was in elementary school. When Roberto died my grand ma married his younger brother, Ruperto, Consolacion and Ruberto had 7 or nine children. They resided in Binalbagan, Neg Occ. I had in one occasion visited them when I was in elementary school. I can not remember their names, but the youngest girl was named Adela, Adela married a Guillergan,and had a son named Roberto a major in the Philippine Army. They settled in Oton, Iloilo and had a stall in the public market. Macrine and I visited them in their stall in Oton in the mid 1970's.

It so exciting to learn about my ancestry. On my mother's side of the Family, there is a FaceBook page named the Balleza Clan.


Saaverio de Ylo said...

Hello Mr. Katague! I'm an Ilonggo from Molo, although none of my family come from native Iloilo-based families (my maternal grandmother is from a landed family in Antique while my late Nono was from Bicol). One of my aunts though is married to a Jamili and I'm currently in constant contact with a Fr. Rene Javellana, S.J. at the Ateneo.

David B Katague said...

Hi Saaverio de Ylo: Thanks again for reading my blogs. It is indeed a pleasure knowing you via my blogs. Could you give my regards to Fr. Rene. I have heard of him and his good works but have not met him personally.

Resty Espinosa said...

Hi sir. How are you related to Erico Katague, my classmate in Elementary in San Jose College?

David B Katague said...

Resty, Erico was my younger brother. He passed away last year at age 80. Thank you for visiting my blog and happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.

David B Katague said...

Resty, I think you may be referring to my nephew Erico, Jr, only son of my brother. Erico Jr (Ric) is doing well and now resides in UK.

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