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Scene City | Don Teodoro Palma Gil’s legacy lives on

This story appears on Page 10 of the July 18, 2019, issue of Mindanao Times. To download a copy, visit www.bit.ly/MindanaoTimes

It could have been a simple gathering of close friends and relatives, but relatives who do not see each other quite often met for lunch at Emerald Restaurant at the back of Victoria Plaza in Davao City on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Palma Gil relatives pose for a photo

For this writer, it was the first time to be introduced to the younger generation of Palma Gils who reside in Davao City. Perla Palma Gil, daughter of Dr. Francisco Bangoy Palma Gil, has always invited me to the family gatherings and considers me a relative on my maternal grandmother’s side. Her father was once a Major in the Armed Forces of the Philippines and a World War II Veteran. Dr. Francisco B. Palma Gil was one of the sons of Don Teodoro L. Palma Gil.

Toto Palma Gil with Pong Palma Gil, Daniel Quiogue, ‘Pep-C’ Hizon-Velez and relatives

Another son of Don Teodoro L. Palma Gil was David Bangoy Palma Gil, who was a former Mayor of Sigaboy, now Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. He became Deputy Governor during the term of Governor Vicente Duterte.

(standing) Gemma Velez, Ruby Palma Gil-Ledesma, (seated from left) – Cathy Ledesma-Quiogue, Tessie, Nelly Go Hizon and daughter Nena Hizon-Daluz

Some of those who attended were Ruby Palma Gil-Ledesma with daughter Cathy and Son-in-law Daniel Quiogue, Viioleta Gempesaw-Palma Gil, Jose Claro ‘Pep-C’ Velez and wife, Gemma, Nelly Go-Hizon and daughters Bingle and Nena Hizon-Daluz, Marlene Palma Gil, Pong Palma Gil, Eva Pilpil-Villarica, Chona Palma-Gil Delos Santos and other close relatives of the clan.

Perla Palma Gil with Ruby Palma Gil-Ledesma, Violeta Gempesaw-Palma Gil and former Davao Oriental Governor Marlene Palma Gil
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