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Old 03-29-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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I want to learn more about him. My mom and her whole family says he was Spanish but I'm skeptical because his last name is Padriga and not a Spanish surname, although I do have ancestor's with the Rodriguez surname).

He was a famous poet in Cebu, I researched that and my relatives weren't lying about that. He has a street named after him and a small bio about him on google. He is known as the Prince of Cebuano Poets. He was born in Cebu 1895 but was fluent in Spanish and translated articles from Visayan to Spanish vice versa. I found one photo of him online with a group of men but it is blurry and hard to see his face but I think he might look Asian.

I asked my 3rd cousin (we share same great grandparent) if he could give me some poems and photos because apparently his father has it but he has yet to respond back to me for a year. I barely know him and he lives half way around the world.

I think there's info at the university of San Carlos but when I click the link I have no access because I'm not a student.

I just want to see of he really was Spanish or not lol. I doubt it but my sister keeps referring to herself as mestiza and I want to prove her wrong.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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Church records might help fill in some blanks.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:43 AM
 
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try the Mormon Church. But get exact names and if you know the date he was born and place so that it's easy to find out in the Archives. Check in NSO (National Statistics Office) or LDS Church temples (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in Visayas. They do have some records there which is available in microfilms.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:09 PM
 
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Thanks!
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:31 AM
 
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Are you sure Padriga isn't Spanish ? Doesn't sound so much lile a Native name.
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Old 04-13-2014, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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I want to learn more about him. My mom and her whole family says he was Spanish but I'm skeptical because his last name is Padriga and not a Spanish surname, although I do have ancestor's with the Rodriguez surname).

He was a famous poet in Cebu, I researched that and my relatives weren't lying about that. He has a street named after him and a small bio about him on google. He is known as the Prince of Cebuano Poets. He was born in Cebu 1895 but was fluent in Spanish and translated articles from Visayan to Spanish vice versa. I found one photo of him online with a group of men but it is blurry and hard to see his face but I think he might look Asian.

I asked my 3rd cousin (we share same great grandparent) if he could give me some poems and photos because apparently his father has it but he has yet to respond back to me for a year. I barely know him and he lives half way around the world.

I think there's info at the university of San Carlos but when I click the link I have no access because I'm not a student.

I just want to see of he really was Spanish or not lol. I doubt it but my sister keeps referring to herself as mestiza and I want to prove her wrong.
Well the only Rodriguez I know are from Zambales and Ilocos in Luzon and not from Cebu.

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Old 04-13-2014, 05:06 AM
 
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Are you sure Padriga isn't Spanish ? Doesn't sound so much lile a Native name.
I think it's a name that the Spanish made-up and gave to Filipinos. It's only found in the Philippines
Padriga last name - Padriga family - MyHeritage

This site is very useful
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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I want to learn more about him. My mom and her whole family says he was Spanish but I'm skeptical because his last name is Padriga and not a Spanish surname, although I do have ancestor's with the Rodriguez surname).

He was a famous poet in Cebu, I researched that and my relatives weren't lying about that. He has a street named after him and a small bio about him on google. He is known as the Prince of Cebuano Poets. He was born in Cebu 1895 but was fluent in Spanish and translated articles from Visayan to Spanish vice versa. I found one photo of him online with a group of men but it is blurry and hard to see his face but I think he might look Asian.

A search at www.familysearch.org for surname PADRIGA (exact spelling) gets 91 hits.

The non-U.S. hits are all in Spain or The Philipines.
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