A note from Alan V. Salazar to ZK Salazar, 2009 June 15:
Your great, great grandparents on your grandma's side is Manuel Baylon and a woman named Baylosis. Sorry I never did find out her first name. Their children were someone I remember only as Tito Mor, then Tita Gloria, your grandma's elder sister who was married to Edmundo Uytiepo, Tito Mundo. Their children were Evelyn Uytiepo, the next 2 were Junior and Eliseo who already died, then Eleanor, Emily, and Eden. Tito Mundo and Tita Gloria both died in Canada. Emily is the wife of Mike Salazar (Nestorio Salazar, Jr.) Then came your grandma Noemi Baylon.
During the war (1941 to 1944) we lived in only one house in Bacolod together with my aunt, Tiay Moring, Maura Vallega. There were 2 Japanese pilots who were our close friends at this house - Capt. Nakao and Lt. Ogawa. These two helped save the life of your grandpa Arcadio. Papang was caught with a radio in the house (in 1944 that meant death if the Kempetai, the Japanese secret police, finds out). When these two pilots knew about this they immediately ordered us to pack our things. That very same night they escorted us to the beach and put us aboard two sailboats together with provisions. One for Tito Mundo and his family together with Tiay Moring and they sailed immediately for Estancia, Iloilo. The other boat was for us and Lolo Manuel and we set sail for Cadiz Viejo, in Negros. It was at sea that we were spotted by an American fighter plane who came down low to take a closer look. We kids were told to go out and wave with all our hands to show that we were civilians with children. We saw the pilot look at us and went back to his squadron.
When we reached Cadiz Viejo we moved about 5 kms. inland to Camay-an. Here we stayed at the house of Cornelio Sobebe and his 4 children. It was here that I met your great, great grandpa Manuel for the first time. I was then 8 yrs old and he was in his 80's. His hands were already shaking, what we call in those days as paralysis but what we now know as Parkinson's Disease. He died in Camay-an. Please relay this info to Janet as I don't have her email address.
Love, Uncle A
- Noemi's formal name
- exact birthdate
- exact deathdate
- family tree
- children's names (2)
- spouse's name and marriage information