Villanueva Clan

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THE STORY OF Anecito Villanueva

Don Anecito Villanueva is the pioneer in Negros Oriental Sugar Industry in 1850


Early life in Negros Oriental

In Negros Island the pioneers begun by settling cane cutting brought fron the Caribbean & other Latin american countries,where sugarcane cultivation had already begun.It was in 1800 a sailor & a merchant by the name of Don Anecito Villanueva a pure spanish &with chinese blood,ANCIETO settled & build a house & seaport in Talungan & Canibol in Bais.His family espically his own brothers & sister settled in other place like Iloilo,Murcia,Talisay,Bacolod,Batangas & Manila. The mid-1850's he married Dona Cipriana Maria Regis a full blooded spanish mestiza a member of Cebu historic Regis Osmena familia, there children Herminigildo tanbindo Villanueva married to the daughters of Don ANATALIO V.Teves & ALEJIA PINILI FIRST to ANSELMA, SECOND TO EULEGIA TEVES. Anecito & Cipriana other children went to Mindanao like Agaton,Angel,Saturino & Gertrudes married to Isidoro Bueno while Mateo went to manila & Marcus Villanueva settled in most of the northern Town of Oriental Negros Central Philippines.The Villanueva family truely the real pioneer & the biggest heritage family.text by Ana Santos more fact of the history of family you may contact the Bais Historian Penn T.Villanueva larena

Family and Descendants

Bais has produced men of national prominence.Among them was the late Hon. Hermenegildo Teves Villanueva,a former governor,senator and secretary of Labor during the Quezon's time. Hon Jose Romero formerly the floor leader of Philippine Senate,Ambassador,Secretary of Department of Education and delegate to the first constitutional convention, Bais was the only city in Negros Oriental or any town in Central Visayas produced more governors. They are the late Hermenegildo Teves-Villanueva,Enrique Teves-Villanueva,Guillermo Teves-Villanueva, Praxedes Teves-Villanueva,Julian Lajato-Teves, Serafin Lajato-Teves, William Villanueva-Villegas and Alberto Furbeyre.