Sino si Luisito?

Inside the Baler church, on the rear wall at the right side of the altar, there are three lapidas or gravestones. Apparently the three persons named in the lapidas were buried there in the church. One was Ma. Dolores Molina, the mother of Manuel L. Quezon. I have no idea why it was not inscribed as Ma. Dolores Quezon. The other one was Zeneida V de Aragon, the mother of Aurora Aragon Quezon. Ma. Dolores and Ma. Zeneida were sisters. Yes, Manuel L. Quezon and Aurora A. Quezon were first cousins, get over it. And their grandfather was a priest. But that’s another story.


The third lapida is a puzzle. It was inscribed IN MEMORIAM LUISITO +5 MARZO 1909. The absence of a last name kind of made the thing mysterious. I have a copy of the Molina genealogy and there was no Luisito there aside from Manuel Luis Quezon. I don’t know if he was related to the Molina family or some worker in the church. But to be buried there inside the church along with the parents of the two most important Balerianos in history, Luisito must have been someone special. Any idea who Luisito was?


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Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered Balereños and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

15 thoughts on “Sino si Luisito?”

  1. Quezon was married to his first cousin Aurora Aragón and had four children: María Aurora “Baby” Quezon (1919-1949), María Zeneida “Nini” Quezon-Avancena (1921-), Luisa Corazón Paz “Nenita” Quezon (1923-1923) and Manuel L. “Nonong” Quezon, Jr. (1926-1998) with his son Manuel L. “Manolo” Quezon III (1970-)

    Louis -ito, Dyableg na bata si ka Luis Aragon lang Pala ay, Kamatis din…

  2. Kidlat sabi ni nanay huwag ka raw masyadong matanong nyan at baka magulo ang mga ninunu. Hehehe! Tama alam ni ninang faming iyan. Aku rin alam ku ay peru de ku sasabihin.

  3. Kidlat, hala ka na! You have started the thing that will bring the Catholic church down, or the Baler church at least.

  4. Hi, My name is Pia. I am putting together the Molina family tree. My grandfather is Antonio Molina, the National Artist for Music. I want to know if there is a relationship with Antonio Molina and the Molinas of Baler. I would appreciate any information you can provide me. Thank you!

  5. hi pia, ee-mail mo ako, aalamin ko ang tanong mo, pero pakita mo rin yung picture mo,pag maganda kalahi mo sila, pag pangit kalahi mo yung ibang napakabait na molina, tanungin mo sila lola rita at lola faming, kung sino-sino……yung mga iyonn ang pinakamabaet junior aragoncillo II…

  6. Ay dyableg! katotohanan ang nagpapalaya sa mga pagdududa at ang kasaysayan ang magbubukas ng pinto para sa mga bagay na hindi natin alam. Huhulaan ko para unti-unti ay mabuksan ang kandado ng kahiwagaang lumulukob sa katauhan ng mga taga Baler. It is not enough that we basked on the honors bequeathed to us by Quezon’s, but we should also be ready for the clearing of the shadows of a past long gone. Hula: hindi kaya si Luisito ay ang paring lolo ni Quezon at Aurora.

  7. hi im lean, i heard some stories about the clan of molina.i am very curious about teodorico molina,kung sya nga ang tatay ng lolo q na si toning molina..

  8. @barok, mali ka. Kilala sa Baler ang lolong pari ni Manuel L. Quezon. siya si Fr. Jose Urbina de Esparragoza.

    @lean kung Antonio Ferreras Molina ang tinutukoy mo ay anak nga siya ni Teodorico Molina.

  9. My name is Maria Molina, born in Manila, just now live in Sweden. My father’s name is Teodorico Hernandez Molina Jr. I would love to know if any one can give any information.

  10. Hello! My name is Glenn Molina; you mentioned in your post that you have a genealogy of the Molina family. I once saw a picture of my grandfather (Ricardo Molina) with President Quezon, so I’m trying to figure out if my family is related. Would you be able to discuss this further? My father passed away a decade ago, so I have no tangible methods to track down his side of the family. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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