Rosauro Villadolid Sibal March 7, 2009 30 Years of Teaching
About this slide show…. <ul><li>This is a personal slide show about Ross. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about 10 minutes long, it’s all about Ross . </li></ul><ul><li>You may know all you need to know about Ross, </li></ul><ul><li>or you may discover something new. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are about a hundred photos and aspects of Ross’ life proudly depicted for you to view today. </li></ul><ul><li>It will show in a loop, so if you miss something, </li></ul><ul><li>you can find it again in the next showing!!! </li></ul>
Ross was born in Paniqui, Tarlac on June 16, 1944. He is the first child of Felix and Lydia Sibal. His real name: Baby Rossauro at Paranaque Beach, Manila Felix Rosauro Villadolid Sibal, Jr .
Proud Parents of Ross Felix and Lydia at their wedding May 5 1943 Felix & Lydia in Paniqui 1990s
<ul><li>They currently live in Marikina, near Ross and Mandie’s house. </li></ul>
Ross’ father Felix <ul><li>worked as a cardiologist, </li></ul><ul><li>surgeon, as a specialist in </li></ul><ul><li>neuro-spinal cord injuries and </li></ul><ul><li>as a family practitioner (RP, </li></ul><ul><li>Korea, USA, Puerto Rico). He </li></ul><ul><li>also taught at the MCU (Manila </li></ul><ul><li>Central University) College of </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine. </li></ul><ul><li>He is a retired Philippine Army </li></ul><ul><li>Colonel, survivor of Bataan </li></ul><ul><li>Death March and he served in </li></ul><ul><li>the MASH unit (US-Korea War). </li></ul>
His mother Lydia <ul><li>is equally accomplished and </li></ul><ul><li>hard working. She has two </li></ul><ul><li>university degrees- </li></ul><ul><li>BS Nursing (UP-PGH) and </li></ul><ul><li>BS Pharmacy (Centro </li></ul><ul><li>Escolar University). </li></ul><ul><li>Together with Felix, she </li></ul><ul><li>established the </li></ul><ul><li>Sibal Realty and </li></ul><ul><li>Development Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>in addition to other small </li></ul><ul><li>businesses. </li></ul>
The “KUYA” Ross is the eldest in a family of seven children. His brothers are: Jorge (Dean, UP SOLAIR), Oscar (UP, CPA Virginia USA) and Nicolas (U of Maryland Architect, Piedmont USA). His sisters are: Lilia (UP HE, ECE Virginia, USA), Evelyn (UP-PGH BSN, PWU BSRN, UC Davis MA School Nursing Sacramento USA), and Alice (UP BS Psych, Univ. of Guelph MA Applied Child Psychology, Miriam College PhD cand.)
Ross’ grandfather Dr. Deogracias Villadolid hailed from Nasugbu, Batangas. He was a scientist and professor at UP Los Banos. He served as Director of Fisheries.
<ul><li>Ross’ maternal grandfather was a hard-working, thrifty and self-supporting student. He worked as a janitor in UP Los Banos while studying. He got a scholarship at Stanford University- California, USA. He obtained a PhD. in Marine Biology (1926). This is the first ever for a Filipino . </li></ul>
Deogracias and his wife, Restituta had 5 children: Ross’ mother, and uncles: Leland, Oscar, Doy and Herminio.
Ross’ grandmother Restituta grew up in Bay and Calauan, Laguna. She finished at the Colegio de Santa Isabel in Manila. Lola Resti became “Reyna Elena” and was also Miss Calauan in the May 1917 Fiesta de Mayo .
Earliest formal picture of Ross <ul><li>Ross’ paternal grandparents are Nicolas Sibal from Bamban, Tarlac and Vicenta Palarca of Capas, Tarlac. </li></ul><ul><li>They are farmer – landowners in Tarlac. </li></ul><ul><li>Ross grew up as a small boy in Paniqui, Tarlac where his grandmother (Apo Vicenta) operated a grocery/variety store and bakery which was popular for its “pan de sal”. </li></ul>
The Sibals of Paniqui <ul><li>His uncles and aunts are- Jose, Emerciana, Maria, Belen,Generoso, Rossario and Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>The well-known Dr. Ernesto Sibal of Phoenix Publishing House is the cousin of his father. </li></ul>
Until Ross was 5 years old he often stayed with his extended family comprising of grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins in Paniqui.
At around age 5, his mother Lydia insisted that Ross grow up solely in Manila with his parents and siblings, instead of travelling to & from Paniqui. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Young Ross aboard a banca (boat). </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Young Ross with Family, Sta.Ana, Manila 1951 Lyn, Felix, Ross, Lily, Lydia & Jorge
As a child, Ross liked going to school and showed strong leadership qualities. He also liked to play “dress-up” as a soldier. He liked playing assorted games with his neighbors.
ACE STUDENT Ross studied Grade One at the Paniqui public school when he was only 5 years old, in order to accompany his older cousins. He ended up at the top of his class, so he was promoted to Grade Two right away. He was the youngest and the smallest boy in his class.
From Paniqui, Ross moved to Sta. Ana Elementary School where he finished Grade Six.
Ross entered UP Diliman, intent on pursuing a degree in Engineering. In his third year, he decided to join the Philippine Military Academy and graduated with the class of 1967.
In their early teen years, Ross, Lily, Lyn and Jorge helped their mother operate the small cafeteria inside the AFP Supply Center (known as Base Shop) at Santolan Road (now Bonnie Serrano Avenue). Ross, Lily, Lyn and Jorge peddled snack items pushing a kareton .
VS 4 Santolan VS 4 Building, Santolan (Murphy) While under construction, 2008
SRDC Buildings <ul><li>VS 1 VS 2 VS 3 VS 4 </li></ul>
West Avenue, Q.C. <ul><li>Ross’ family also built the West Avenue apartment complex in 1962. </li></ul><ul><li>Just like all their other houses and apartments, Ross’ parents purchased the construction materials and supervised the overall construction with some help from Ross and his siblings. </li></ul><ul><li>West Avenue, 1980s </li></ul>
8 Serving Christ Sto. Nino Novena In Honor of the Santo Nino: Holy God, we praise Your name. Lord of all! We bow before You; All on earth Your scepter claim, All in heaven above adore You; Infinite Your vas domain, Everlasting is Your reign. Hark! the loud celestial hymn, Angels choirs above are raising; Cherubim and Seraphim In unceasing chorus praising, Fill the Heavens with sweet accord Holy, Holy, Holy Lord! Recite three times Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be to the Father in honor of Santo Nino. Ask Senor Santo Nino the favor you want to obtain in this Novena.