First Ever Fiel Clan Homecoming in Cebu

Text and Photo Credit: Amir Nasser dela Cruz Salamat


Most of the Fiel clan in the Philippines originated from the present town of Sibonga of the province of Cebu through our proto matriarch Maria Generosa Lucero y Diez who was sired by Felizardo Fiel. Few info were known of Generosa’s parents. They were Fortunato Estanislao Lucero y Veloso, the son of Elias Geronimo Lucero and Generosa Margarita Veloso of Parian, Cebu City and Justa Cristina Diez y Mirafuentes, the daughter of Prudencio Wenceslao Diez and Teotima Antonia Mirafuentes of visita de Sibonga of the town of Carcar.

Maria Generosa’s son was the great Fortunato Agustin Fiel y Lucero, our common Fiel ancestor in Sibonga. We will update you soon of the final venue in Sibonga.

Pls contact Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD or La Casa Real de Fitzgerald, our event organizer at +639420866111.

Kita ta puhon! Inato ni dili dinato!


Perpetual Vows: A Promise for Life

The Communio Class together with Fr. Raymund Festin, SVD (fourth from left), the Provincial Superior of the Philippine Central Province (Photo Credits: Juni Amora Alexander)


Congratulations to the Communio Class for their religious profession of Perpetual Vows in the Society of the Divine Word!!!
Frt. Jhun Joel Templa, SVD
Frt. Godofredo Guddie Abaya, SVD
Frt. Ronie Baleli, SVD
Frt. Dennis Ryan Varquez SVD
Frt. Marlon Atenido,SVD


“By religious profession members make a public vow to observe the three evangelical counsels. Through the ministry of the Church they are consecrated to God, and are incorporated into the institute, with the rights and duties defined by law.” (Code of Canon Law, par. 654)

As members of a religious institute, the Missionaries of the Divine Word embrace the evangelical counsels, taking the three traditional religious vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.

The SVD Missionaries who were also there for the event.

Poverty means that all possessions are held in common and that no member may accumulate wealth. Chastity means more than abstaining from sexual activity and its purpose is to make the religious totally available for service; it is also a sign that only God can completely fill the human heart. For a member of a religious congregation, obedience is not slavishly doing what one is told by the superior but being attentive to God’s will by prayerfully listening to the voice of the person in charge. Ultimately, these vows are lived out within a community and bolstered by a relationship with God.


FAQ: What is the difference between a priest and a brother?

SVD Priests together with Brother Roland (in black)


A religious priest or brother belongs to a particular religious order, such as the Franciscans, Jesuits, Benedictines, or Divine Word Missionaries.


Each religious order is founded to fulfill a particular need in the Church through various ministries like teaching, monastic prayer and missionary service.


Priests perform sacramental ministry such as celebrating Mass and administering the sacraments.


A religious brother is a man committed to living the Consecrated Life in response to a call from God. Brothers are engaged in a variety of ministries in keeping with the charism of their congregation and model the person of Jesus through the relational manner in which they serve.

22nd Fiel Clan Reunion in Davao

Fiel Clan Book, Copyright 2014


May 20 (5 pm) -21 (pm), 2017

Bago Beach, Gulf View Executive Homes, Bago Aplaya, Talomo District, Davao City.
Entrance Fee: 50 pesos
No registration fee.

Meals: May 20 dinner, bring your own baon;

May 21 breakfast and lunch will be served.

Tents are allowed, free of charge;

Closed Cottages for overnight is available for 700.

For more details, pm me so I can you the numbers of the coordinators.

Second Generation of Fiel Clan in the Philippines

La Casa de Familia Fiel.

Children of Fortunato Augustin Lucero Fiel – Teodora Badiang Bangoy (first wife); Magdalena Gelbolingo (second wife); Angustias Cabiling (third wife); Ester Teves (fourth wife); Abelarda Soledad Yap (fifth wife); Zita Rocha (sixth wife); Jacoba Suarez (seventh wife); Valentina Crisologa Briones (eighth wife); Olympia Rodriguez Neri (ninth wife); Ursula Aleson Arnaiz (tenth wife); Margarita Lorenza Marquez Saavedra (11th wife); Pantaleona Lucia dela Cerna Aparis (12th wife).


Note. During Fortunato Agustin’s time, there was no Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) requirement yet in the Philippines. It is a certification issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority stating that a person has not contracted any marriage. This explains why he ended up with so many wives.


Having said that, I am already part of the 9th generation of the Fiel clan in the Philippines. I have been into family documentation since 2000 and I have learned that knowing one’s roots is very rewarding. It makes me connected to the past, giving me a sense of history while providing me a sense of direction for the future.



2. Crispulo Gelbolingo Fiel

3. Cayetano Gelbolingo Fiel

4. Fausto Gelbolingo Fiel

5. Juan Gelbolingo Fiel

6. Patricia Gelbolingo Fiel

7. Placido Gelbolingo Fiel

8. Concha Gelbolingo Fiel

9. Lucia Gelbolingo Fiel

10. Mariana Gelbolingo Fiel

11. Trinidad Gelbolingo Fiel

12. Dioscoro Cabiling Fiel

13. Aquilino “Liloy” Teves Fiel (+1941, Maasin, Southern Leyte)

14. Pascual Teves Fiel

15. Eustaquio Teves Fiel

16. Agueda Teves Fiel

17. Balbino Clemente Yap Fiel

18. Fructouso Augustine Yap Fiel

19. Marcelino Esteban Yap Fiel

20. Claudio Gerardo Yap Fiel

21. Paz Abelarda Yap Fiel

22. Pelagio Mamerto Yap Fiel

23. Anacorita Crispula Yap Fiel

24. Agaton Crisologo Yap Fiel

25. Jose Manuel Rocha Fiel

26. Jose Ernesto Rocha Fiel

27. Jose Matias Rocha Fiel

28. Maria de la Paz Rocha Fiel

29. Maria de las Victorias Rocha Fiel

30. Adolfo Suarez Fiel

31. Nemesio Suarez Fiel

32. Quirino Suarez Fiel

33. Angeles Suarez Fiel

34. Generosa Briones Fiel

35. Romana Briones Fiel

36. Ynes Briones Fiel

37. Valentina Briones Fiel

38. Augustine Briones Fiel

39. Tamara Neri Fiel

40. Natalia Neri Fiel

41. Nicomedes Augustine Neri Fiel

42. Verrisima Arnaiz Fiel

43. Zenaida Arnaiz Fiel

44. Tecla Arnaiz Fiel

45. Guillermo Augustine Arnaiz Fiel

46. Felizardo Arnaiz Fiel

47. Nicolas Augustine Saavedra Fiel

48. Clara Isabella Saavedra Fiel

49. Rodrigo Aparis Fiel

50. Danilo Aparis Fiel

51. Cornelio Aparis Fiel

52. Bernardo Aparis Fiel

53. Romualdo Aparis Fiel

54. Gertrudes Aparis Fiel – twin of Generosa

55. Generosa Aparis Fiel – twin of Gertrudes


Fortunato Agustin is the lovechild of Felizardo Fiel and Generosa Lucero. Generosa is from barrio Canipaan, Argao. This is presently shared by Barangay Bagacay of Sibonga and Barangay Guiwanon of Argao. Little is known of Generosa’s parents. They were Fortunato Estanislao Lucero y Veloso, the son of Elias Geronimo Lucero and Generosa Margarita Veloso of Parian, Cebu City and Justa Cristina Diez y Mirafuentes, the daughter of Prudencio Wenceslao Diez and Teotima Antonia Mirafuentes of visita de Sibonga of the town of Carcar.


First wife Teodora is from Baclayon, Bohol; Fifth wife Abelarda Soledad Yap is from Parian, Cebu; Sixth and seventh wife Zita Rocha and Jacoba Suarez are cousins from Sitio Ubos, Tagbilaran, Bohol; Eighth wife Valentina is from Malabuyoc, Cebu; Ninth wife Olympia is from Cagayan de Oro. Tenth wife Ursula is from Tanjay, Negros; Eleventh wife Margarita Lorenza is from Zamboanga; Twelth wife Lucia is from Ormoc, Leyte (La Casa de Familia Fiel; Pier Giorgio Dela Cruz Salamat).


Today, there stands an ancestral house of the Rocha-Suarez clan in Sitio Ubos, Tagbilaran City, Bohol. This place, however, is not yet explored by any of our Fiel Clan historians. (Fr. Felmar Castrodes Fiel, SVD)



FAQ: How do you know if God is calling you to the priesthood or religious life?

@ Parokya San Miguel in Mabuhay, Zamboanga Sibugay

There is no easy answer to this question, but here are five things to do to help you decide—pray, talk with others, assess your talents and skills, start spiritual direction and enter formation.


Prayer helps you to listen for God’s call.


God often communicates to us through other people.


Do you have talents and skills consistent with the needs of the Universal Church and that of a missionary congregation?


A qualified spiritual director can help you explore God’s presence in your life.


If you have a general feeling that God is calling you to religious life, formation helps you to grow and understand your vocation more clearly.

Lifetime Gift of Education

University of San Carlos


Congratulations to the all the passers of the Board Exam! I am happy that four of our students from the University of San Carlos made it to the top 10.


1. Karen Mae Calam

3. Fiona Cristy Lao

7. Anne Margaret Momongan

8. Jefferson Gomez


As a reward, the 4 topnotchers from the University of San Carlos will be given a lifetime “gift of education,” which means that they can nominate a scholar, who, in turn, may choose any course he/she wishes to enroll in at the school.“He/she will let one finish the program then nominate again for the rest of her life,” said Atty. Joan Largo, Dean of the College of Law, University of San Carlos-Cebu.