Gandiongco Family Tree
  Site Map    Guest Book   

Welcome! This website was created on 09 Jul 2011 and last updated on 24 Apr 2014. The family trees on this site contain 667 relatives and 112 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.


Enter Access Code to view private data:
Do you have stories of your grandparents, share those moments of inspiration
About Gandiongco Family Tree
The Book of Conception Briones "Life in Old Parian names two branches of the Gandionco, Cresencio Gandionco who married Petra  
Gantuagco Veloso and Filomino  Gandionco  son of Guillermo, Filomino was married to Gertrudes Gantuangco.  It describes 
Cresencio as the Uncle of Filomino.  Not much is said about Cresencio except that he had a big hacienda in Leyte.  Most of the 
Stories centered on Filomino Gandionco and their family. Maybe because Conception was close to this Branch.  Another branch 
that i 
discovered is Gervacio Gandionco Who was Married  to Eleuteria Reynes,  Most of the family members are residing in Manila or 
Cebu.  Definitely this branches are related but at this point  in time it is difficult to connect the three branches family  relationship.  
Further research and maybe a trip to the Philippine Archives will be able to provide more information on this The purpose of this 
family tree is to establish family relations of the Gandioncos and maybe have a family reunion.


The family tree and the book are very interesting because it shows how the Gantuangco & Gandionco 
families intermarried. The book in particular shows that the Gandionco's are related to other 
leading families in Cebu for example the Osmenas, Escarios, Gantuangcos, Velosos, Climacos, Singsons, Reyes Fortichs, 
Regises, Espinas, etc. You can actually see the Gandionco's appear in their family's trees. Further, there is a 
picture of the old family home in Parian (close to the corner of Colon & Mabini Streets) before it 
was burnt during WWII.

Apparently the Gandioncos original ancestor was from Spain (they later intermarried with Filipino 
Chinese). They were very proud Basques. And as you know, the Basque and the Spanish don't particularly like each other. 
Sometime in the 1800's our ancestor sided with the Filipino Revolutionaries who fought against Spanish rule. He was 
responsible for organizing and  the dragging of all the cannons 

SPELLING OF FAMILY NAME: According to the book the original spelling of our surname is with a "G" 
i.e. GANDIONGCO. I quote the following from page 15. "Likewise, very noteworthy is the fact that the descendants of Parian's 
old families today, no longer use the old spelling of their family names. Examples of these are the Chiong Velosos who are 
now know as Chong Velosos, the Gandiongcos who have called themselves Gandioncos, the Rafinan's who, since many years 
past, have added another "F" to their family name, thus: Raffinan."

HOW THEY HAPPEN TO LIVE IN ANAHAWAN: From page 17 of the book, I quote: "Don Filomeno Gandiongco, 
my uncle by affinity, was one of the three sons of Don Guillermo Gandiongco of Parian. Besides Filomeno, Senor Oyong's 
two other sons were Hilario and Hospicio while his five daughters were Celestina (later the wife Don Lazaro Osmena), Victoria 
(wife of Don Gregorio Escario), Filomena, Eugenia and Guillerma. A wealth uncle of No Minoy (your great grandfather) was 
Don Crescencio Gandiongco who lived in the Tinago district near Parian and had big haciendas in Leyte. It was Senior Cencio 
who encouraged No Minoy and his young wife, Gertrudes Gantuangco to go to Anahawan, Leyte, where the pastures were 
greener and where he started to develop his own hacienda."

From the book, apart from Anahawan, the Gandiongco's also had two houses. One in Parian and the 
other F Ramos Street. Page 67 of the book has a picture of the old house. The citation is as follows: "Old Plaza Parian seen 
from the Sikatuna side showing corner Mabini and Zuleta Streets where the houses of Luis Sidebottoms (left) and the 
Severino Rodriguezes right) faced each other. My father made a notation on the photo showing Filomeno's house and had 
written: "Our house before it was burned in WWII". That house was rebuilt after WWII which eventually my father inherited.  

There is one other thing I remember peculiar to this property. It must have been very old because 
the fence is made of very large heavy blocks of limestone. The type you see in very old fortificatons. It is still there today. 
When my father was renovating the house, one of the workmen hit a stone and it cracked. Behind the stone was a very solid 
wooden door. And despite its age, it was in a relatively good condition. We wondered why there was a door there so we dug 
some more. What we discovered is that it lead to the next street behind the property. One can only surmise that the door 
was meant to be a secret quick get away. So the question arises, who would need such a secret escape hatch? And why was 
it eventually buried behind an additional layer of limestone blocks? I can only guess that it might have been our original 
ancestor who was involved with the Filipino Revolutionaries. I could be wrong but I don't think Filomno or his descendants 
would have any use of such an escape mechanism.




Taken from the BooK  "Life In Old Parian" written by Conception G. Briones

Thanks to Rica Marie Gandionco Conci for her contribution about the Gandionco's as well as the old 
pictures of the family
Many thanks to Aura Gandionco Canga and Art Gandionco as well As Rodolfo Gandionco Jr. for their contribution in adding more 
names to the family tree

Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

The Map feature is Temporarily Unavailable while we fix a technical problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 SiteMap  |  Visitors: 452        | TribalPages Forum