Domingo Balila

about 1882–about 1954 (Age 72)
Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines

The Life of Domingo

When Domingo Balila was born about 1882, in Asingan, Pangasinan, Philippines, his father, Juan Balila, was 27 and his mother, Tomasa Nicolas, was 25. He died about 1954, in his hometown, at the age of 72.

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Parents and Siblings

    Juan Balila


    Tomasa Nicolas




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World Events (5)


Age 16

The U.S. navy destroys the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. Spain cedes the Philippines to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris in December, Philippines rebel leader Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines independent on June 12, which will be recognized in the future as the Philippines' Independence Day.

Age 20

"Insurrection ends. Taft improves economic conditions, settles disputes over church ownership of land, establishes ""Pensionado""program, allowing Filipinos to study in U.S. , which helped modernize and westernize the country."

Age 53

Filipino people approve constitution creating the Philippine Commonwealth with Manuel Quezon y Molina as the first president. The Philippines is promised full independence within 10 years.

Name Meaning

1 Hungarian: from a short form of Ballabás, variant of the personal name Barnabás ( see Barnaby ).2 Italian: from balla, which in its earliest sense meant ‘dance’ but from the 14th century was used to denote ‘goods packed for transport’, ‘bale’, ‘bundle (of merchandise)’ and was hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a carrier.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Balila, "Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupan Catholic Archdiocese Parish Registers, 1615-1982"

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