Wednesday, September 24, 2008

28. 1913, Reina de Visayas, ANA S. PALANCA

QUEEN OF VISAYAS. Ana S. Palanca, of Coron, Palawan.

Anita Sandoval Palanca comes from the Sandoval family of Coron, Palawan and Iloilo. She was only 15 and a student of Sta. Catalina College in Manila when she was crowned 'Reyna ng Visayas 1913'.  She eventually married Dr. Guillermo Fernandez from Dagupan, Pangasinan, a doctor working in Culion. They had 3 children: Guillermo Jr.--better known as the late interior designer, Wili Fernandez who married award-winning author Doreen Gamboa; Vicente, who became a municipal secretary of Coron (married to Rebecca Dabuit) and Francisco (a farmer, married to Leticia). Mrs. Palanca-Fernandez spent most of her life in Coron, Palawan.

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