Gorgonio Sarimiento RANGEL was born 9 Sep 1910 in Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines. His parents were Ponciano RANGEL and Susana RANGEL. (I doubt her maiden name was also Rangel, but that’s what the death certificate says). He married Susanna ENRIQUEZ. Gorgonio died 5 Feb 1983.
Susanna Enriquez was born in
|2.||Aida Rangel||[__?__] Roque|
|3.||Angelita RANGEL||Rudolfo LOPEZ|
|4.||Araceli (Cely) Rangel||[__?__] de Lara|
Gorgonio was a businessman who operated a printing business. See my post G. Rangel & Sons.
Malasiqui is a first class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 123,566 people with an area of 123.78 sq. km.
It is mainly an agricultural municipality with rice, corn and tropical lowland vegetables as main crops. It is also famous for its mango fruits having one of the largest concentration of mango tree population in the Philippines.
The word Malasiqui originates from the Pangasinan root word lasi meaning lightning. With prefix ma indicating high degree and suffix qui indicating place – Malasiqui means “place full of lightning”.
The municipality traces its origins during the middle of 17th century when Spanish friars opened a mission intended to convert the native population to Catholicism. The most probable founding year was 1671 when Spanish civil authorities in Manila gave the license for the creation of the town. There were no organized communities in the area before the Spaniards arrived. Attempts to group families into a settlement may have started as early as 1665. The present site was then heavily forested with small family groups scattered along banks of small rivers and creeks. The socio-political history of the municipality parallels that of the Pangasinan province and the country in general. The population participated heavily in some of the bloodiest rebellions during the Spanish period. Ethnically, it is one of the few places in the province of Pangasinan which did not experience in-migration from other regions of the country. Consequently, Pangasinanse is the dominant ethnic group with almost no other ethnic groups mixing into the locality.
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