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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Photo Trip Down Memory Lane, 1937-1952

Me and Eric my younger brother during our Primary School Days in Barotac Viejo, Iloilo

I was looking at my old photo files today. The following are some photos reminding me of my childhood, elementary, and high school years. They were happy years except for one bullying incident from a classmate during my freshman year in high school.
Me and Erico,Jaro, Iloilo, 1937

Macrine and Guia, Boac, 1938

Me at 2 years old and 4 months taken at Jaro, Iloilo in 1937. Our first house was located in Arquelles Street which was bombed by the Japanese in 1942.

Japanese Philippine Occupancy Paper Money, 1942

My Boys Scout Years, 1943-1945

Elementary School Graduation, 1947

My most hated vocational class of wood working. My favorite though was Horticulture. I am in the front row squatting, second from the right I do not remember any names from this class, 1948-1949.

My High School Graduation, 1951. I graduated as Validectorian of Our Class. I am in the front row second from the right. Some of the names I remember are Joaquin Demaisip, Lydia Boquiren, Ben Hilaga, Catalina Banaynal, our Principal Pablo Espanola and English teacher Maring Barrido. I wondering how many in the three group pictures are still alive today.

UPIC Students Catholic Action members with Dean Nolasco and Math Teacher Inez Belleza, 1952
I am in the 3rd row second from the left.

This is the Katague Building at Iznart St, Iloilo City built in the 1950's. This is the best investment that my Dad and Mom did using my Dad's back pay from the Philippine-American Army for my Dad's services during World War 2 in the Philippines.

My Father- Dr David Jamili Javellana K(C)atague, 1944 in his Philippine-American Army uniform as the Dental Officer in Panay Island

If you are in the group picture(s) above and is reading this, I will be glad to hear from you.

2 comments:

Nereo Lujan said...

Hi, are your grandparents VICTORIANO CATAGUE and MARCELINA JAVELLANA?

David B Katague said...

Hi Nereo, I believe they are my Dad's uncle and aunt. I did remember my Father mentioning their names when I was a kid growing up in Jaro, Iloilo. Cheers? What is your relation to them?

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