Rosauro Villadolid Sibal March 7, 2009 30 Years of Teaching
About this slide show….
This is a personal slide show about Ross.
It’s about 10 minutes long, it’s all about Ross .
You may know all you need to know about Ross,
or you may discover something new.
Here are about a hundred photos and aspects of Ross’ life proudly depicted for you to view today.
It will show in a loop, so if you miss something,
you can find it again in the next showing!!!
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
They currently live in Marikina, near Ross and Mandie’s house.
Ross’ father Felix
worked as a cardiologist,
surgeon, as a specialist in
neuro-spinal cord injuries and
as a family practitioner (RP,
Korea, USA, Puerto Rico). He
also taught at the MCU (Manila
Central University) College of
He is a retired Philippine Army
Colonel, survivor of Bataan
Death March and he served in
the MASH unit (US-Korea War).
His mother Lydia
is equally accomplished and
hard working. She has two
BS Nursing (UP-PGH) and
BS Pharmacy (Centro
Together with Felix, she
Sibal Realty and
in addition to other small
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 with his parents & 6 sibs-1992
Lydia, Felix, Lily, Ross, Mandie & Jorge 2007
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.
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 .
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 .
Lydia, Resti, Ingging, Leland, Oscar, Doy, Lyn, Lily & Ross
The Villadolid Clan 1960s
The Villadolids 2007
Earliest formal picture of Ross
Ross’ paternal grandparents are Nicolas Sibal from Bamban, Tarlac and Vicenta Palarca of Capas, Tarlac.
They are farmer – landowners in Tarlac.
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”.
The Sibals of Paniqui
His uncles and aunts are- Jose, Emerciana, Maria, Belen,Generoso, Rossario and Africa.
The well-known Dr. Ernesto Sibal of Phoenix Publishing House is the cousin of his father.
Sibal family 1990s SIBAL FAMILY 1990s
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.
Young Ross aboard a banca (boat).
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 graduated from UP HIGH SCHOOL (1960).
UP HIGH 1960 collage
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
VS 1 VS 2 VS 3 VS 4
West Avenue, Q.C.
Ross’ family also built the West Avenue apartment complex in 1962.
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.
West Avenue, 1980s
Felix & Lydia Sibal Family, 1963
Crisostomo-Sibal Wedding, December 8, 1973
In 1973, Ross married the beautiful, industrious Mandie (Magdalena Infante Crisostomo).
is a graduate of the College of the Holy Spirit and she pursued a career in banking. She now works as a real estate agent and manager for SRDC.
Calling card collage
Daughter Jen Jen is a graduate of Poveda and Ateneo University (BA). She works in Los Angeles, California USA.
Son Jonsi Jonsi is a graduate of Ateneo University and he is pursuing his MBA at University of San Francisco USA
Mandie & Ross 1970s
M R Ross & Mandie 1980s 1990s
Mandie and Ross in Bohol
Ross and Mandie in Piedmont, USA
Mandie and Ross
Ross Sibal family 2000
Best Costume 2008
FASHIONISTA Ross 1950’s “Polo Shirt with the Bic BallPen in the Pocket look”
white slacks, & aviator shades
60’s –sporty look
Way more impressive than a sporty car!
60’s Sharp, Shiny Suit
70’s fashion plate
The Pin-Striped Suit, Flare Pants
The Military Style
80’s denim jacket
90’s 90’s- stylish blue conservative look
2000’s – casual, comfort comfort
1 Serving Christ
2 Serving Christ
3 Serving Christ
4 Serving Christ
5 Serving Christ
6 Serving Christ
7 Serving Christ – Ninong Ross
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.
Helicopter Pilot - Phil. Air Force
Active Duty in the Mountains
Very important medal for service and bravery
Sports Trophy for PMA’67
Ateneo Faculty Golf Buddies
More Golf Buddies…
And more Golf Buddies…
And some more Golf Buddies…
Bureau of Telecommunications
Devoted Chief Executive
CW Philippines Representative
Representing the Philippines
Representing the country
Representing the country
Ross gives awards
Ross gives more awards
Travel to Paris
Sibal Reunion- USA 2006
Reunion 2006 USA
Reunion USA 2006
Nephews, niece and grandnephew in the USA 2006 Owen, Oliver, Jeffrey, Keith, Ken and Kay
Grandnephews, grandniece- USA Jeffrey Yip de Jesus Kyle & Katherine Chirawong Dilig and their mom, Anne