Nicolas Capangyarihan Alera

24 June 1900–28 August 1985 (Age 85)
Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, Philippines

The Life of Nicolas Capangyarihan

When Nicolas Capangyarihan Alera was born on 24 June 1900, in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, Philippines, his father, Sinforoso Alera, was 26 and his mother, Bernalda Capangyarihan, was 22. He married Flora Alvarez Dedios about 1923, in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, Philippines. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died on 28 August 1985, in his hometown, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Nicolas Capangyarihan Alera
Flora Alvarez Dedios
Marriage: about 1923
Violeta Alera
Mercedita de Dios Alera
Leoxila Alera Salazar
Lolita Crisostomo
Mercedita de Dios Alera

Spouse and Children

about 1923
Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, Philippines


    Violeta Alera


    Mercedita de Dios Alera


    Leoxila Alera Salazar


    Lolita Crisostomo


    Mercedita de Dios Alera


Parents and Siblings

    Sinforoso Alera


    Bernalda Capangyarihan




World Events (7)


Age 2

"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 35

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.

Age 41

Japan attacks the Philippines by air and invades two weeks later.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Valera in Cuenca province and possibly also from a place with the same name in Badajoz.

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Sources (3)

  • Nicolas Alera in entry for Martin Salazar and Leoxila Alera, "Philippines Civil Registration (National), 1945-1984"
  • Nicolas C. Alera, "Philippines Deaths and Burials, 1726-1957"
  • Philippines Civil Registration (Archives Division), 1902-1945;

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