Ornacion Paredes which is my Great Grandfather is cousins to the parents of Senator Quentin Paredes.My Grandfather Cirilo Paredes and Senator Quentin Paredes are 2nd cousins.
Cirilo Paredes (my grandfather) had 7 boys Quentin, Dolfuss, Jesus, Cirilo, Eddie, and Victory.In the late 40s to the early 50s he was the owner of the UP Bus company which was named after my granma, Ursula.In the 50s he was the president of the National Land Transportation Association; and The Good Government League.He was also the founder of PHILCONSA, the Philippine Constition Association.He was the author of a best-selling book in the Philippines entitled, "The Way Of Life", I have a soft and hard copies of the book. He has also had an audience with The Prime Minister of Japanon May 19, 1955 and Pope Paul VI on November 29, 1970, I have pictures of them so old...I don't even want to touch them in fear of damage.
My dad Cirilo Paredes Jr. was an Airline Pilot in the Philippines with various airlines such as Philppine Airlines, Bouraq Airlines, etc.We emigrated to the US (Nothern California) in 1984. He had 4 sons, Cirilo-Paulo (me), Anthony, Ryan, and Enrico.We have uncles, aunts, and cousins in California, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois.
I hope to hear from any extended family members to learn more about our history, and to meet more family.