Sunday, October 30, 2005

Landmark: Victorino Mapa

Every time I go to Boracay, my route takes me through the town of Kalibo, birthplace of an ancestor, Victorino Mapa. My father told me to search out the marker erected by the Philippines Historical Committee; "It's somewhere near the church", he said. On this trip, I finally succeeded! The ancestral house has been converted into the Glowmoon Hotel, hence the colorful background.

The marker reads, "Victorino Mapa, 1855-1927. Born in Kalibo, Aklan on 25 February 1855. Legal Adviser to the Philippine Revolutionary Government, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1901-1913; Secretary of Finance and Justice, 1913-1920; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1920-1921. Died in Manila 12 April 1927."


At Thu Dec 01, 08:40:00 AM, Blogger bizdriven said...

Hi dondi,

It is great to see you back, and for sure, I am confident that you will top up the illustrious name of your forefathers.

Wilson ng

At Tue Jan 24, 08:23:00 PM, Anonymous Goey Mapa said...

Hi Dondi,

It's good to keep the fire of family pride burning. The next time I am in Panay, I will make sure to look for that marker!

BTW love reading your blog!

At Wed Apr 26, 11:48:00 AM, Blogger taga ilog said...

Hi there,

I'd like to ask all Mapa out there if you are related to the Placido Mapa (former Baguio City Mayor, 1945 , ) , and the one from Metrobank Foundation?

Nice to hear from you that you're all from Kalibo!

Good Day!

Congratulations for the 50th Anniversary of REPUBLIC ACT 1414

At Wed Apr 26, 06:58:00 PM, Blogger dondimapa said...

Thank you for posting that link to Baguio City mayors! I really appreciate it.

The Placido Mapa (Senior) listed on that page is my grandfather. He eventually served on the Cabinet of President Quirino as Secretary of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He also became the first President of Metrobank.

His son, Placido Mapa (Junior) is my uncle. He was DPB Chairman, then PNB President, and is currently Metrobank Vice-Chairman, as well as head of the Metrobank Foundation.

I will be in Kalibo tomorrow for the national congress of State universities and colleges!

At Wed Mar 19, 12:07:00 PM, Anonymous anne mapa said...

Hi! Are you related to the Mapa's of Jaro ( like Fernando Mapa)? And the Mapa of the Mapa-Feria clan?

At Wed Mar 19, 01:14:00 PM, Anonymous Dondi said...

Hi Anne,

Check out the Mapa family tree at the Mapa-Feria clan is there too!


At Fri Jun 06, 08:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is sergius marco mapa now in dubai... i trace my roots from victorino mapa - we have an obra maestra of him in at our place in sta. mesa saying he was the (first supreme court chief justice of the philippines ) ... i so have heard that we are related as well with Placido Mapa of Metrobank.. my grandfather is Jose Mapa.. contact me at im very much curious about my ancestry now

At Fri Jun 06, 09:42:00 PM, Blogger Dondi said...

Hi Sergius,

Thanks for your note! Check out the Mapa family tree at -- the password to view is "victorino". Please do let me know when you've located your
grandfather Jose, there are several with the same name.


At Sat Aug 23, 09:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi im mark wilson mapa, mapa ba tlga c jao??? im from bicol my granfather name procopio mapa. who famous in town of libon "agimat".

At Sat Aug 23, 10:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi po sir dondi...can u give me a work? gusto ko po mgaral kso kapos po eh. sana po matulungan mo po aq...

im proud to be mapa.

pls email me. in
or txt or call me 09236853568
thanks po hope you can help me.

At Mon Jan 05, 02:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hiya Commiss!

I'm originally from Bacolod and finishing reading my late grandmother's (Salvacion Miranda) diary. She noted that the name of her father is Ramon (or Roman?) Mapa Miranda. Do you know this man? Do you have any info to share?

Thanks in advance!

At Wed Feb 04, 01:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi dondi.. just accessed the site you gave me and found my gramps who is Jose "peping" Mapa with Naomi Mapa... My father is the eldest son who is Sergio Mendoza Mapa... How can we continue the family tree of our lineage? the family tree of Jose Peping Mapa stopped at my Tita Patjoe's name...

At Tue Feb 10, 07:00:00 PM, Blogger Dondi said...

hi sergius, send an email to in order to get access to edit the family tree.

At Thu Mar 05, 10:50:00 AM, Anonymous MARK WILSON MAPA said...

hi tO all maPa...

CHILL i am a MAPA fRom San Vicente Libon,ALbay. my gRandfather is PROCOPIO MAPA and my grandma is BELEN VASQUEZ MAPA...and their children is ROLANDO V. MAPA sibling of rolando is JENELOU MAPA(METRO BANK SENIOR VP), RICHARD MAPA, ANNILE MAPA, CHING MAPA(PNB). WILSON (hapon) V. MAPA siblings of wilson is ANNIE-LEE R. MAPA(TEACHER), MARK WILSON MAPA(STUDENT OF AMA)to be continue..hehehhe nid to go to skul..

sir dOndi remember me?? hMmMm hindi nman po aq tinawagan ni MS/MR. LOCSIN pero dont wori nagaaral na po aq working student
50% scholar of AMA.

sir want to belong the family tree..


god bless

At Tue Jul 07, 08:39:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ako po si bernie mapa nasa dubai po ako ngayon gusto ko pong malaman at makilala ang mga kamag anak ko ako po ay pananganak sa infanta pangasinan name ng fther ko juan mapa ang lolo ko po ay ropino mapa marami pong picture noon sa bahay ng lolo ko si placido mapa nong namatay lolo ko sa pangasinan may nga nagpuntang taga manila narenig ko santamesa yata bata palang ako noon gusto ko sana kayong makilala malaki ang pamelyang mapa sa barangay nayom infanta pangasinan ito po ang email add. ko po maraming salamat po............

At Wed Jul 08, 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Dondi Mapa said...

hi bernie, alam mo ba na nandyan rin sa dubai si sergius marco mapa (email: hanapin mo sya!

tingnan mo na rin yung ating family tree sa -- ang password ay "victorino"



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