Remedios Mercado Villanueva

12 May 1926–5 September 2015 (Age 89)
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Life of Remedios Mercado

When Remedios Mercado Villanueva was born on 12 May 1926, in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines, her father, Prudencio Dela Cruz Villanueva, was 17 and her mother, Maria San Juan Mercado, was 26. She died on 5 September 2015, in Santa Cruz, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines, at the age of 89.

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Marcelino Anzures Sagario
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World Events (8)


Age 9

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 15

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

Age 25

Peace treaty signed with Japan. The Philippines eventually receive $800m in reparations payments.

Name Meaning

Spanish:1. habitational name from any of the numerous places named Villanueva, from Spanish villa ‘(outlying) farmstead’, ‘(dependent) settlement’ + nueva (feminine) ‘new’ (Latin nova). 2. Castilianized spelling of Catalan and Galician Vilanova , a habitational name from a frequent place name, of the same derivation as 1 above.

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

Sources (3)

  • Remedios Marcado Villanueva, "Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984"
  • Remedios Villanueva in entry for Davilo Sagario, "Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984"
  • Davilo Sagario, "Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1984"

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