Friday, October 22, 2010

FANHS Stockton, California news: Giants Lincecum's Filipino roots in Stockton!

Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University, FANHS National Trustee and Little Manila Foundation Co-Founder writes:
"...Starting pitcher is none other than Timothy Lincecum, one of major league baseball's best ever pitchers. I had always heard that Tim Lincecum was part Filipina/o, and so I did some internet digging. Lots of media reports say that Lincecum's grandparents were immigrants from the Philippines. In fact, his roots in Filipino America go even deeper than that. Tim Lincecum is fourth generation. And this is what I found:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/341831-manny-pacquiao-and-tim-lincecum-two-filipinos-at-the-top-of-their-game
Please read through to the end of the article, where you will read about Rebecca "Becky" Asis, Tim Lincecum's mother, a third generation Pinay born in Seattle (according to ancestry.com records).
From the article:
A second-generation Filipino-American, Becky is one of Balleriano and Philomena Asis' 10 children—eight girls, and two boys.
     Balleriano was born in Honolulu, Hi., his father Genaro Asis was born in Mindanao, Philippines; his mother Alberta Alcoy was born in Cebu City, Philippines.
    Philomena was born in Stockton, Calif., her father Leoncio Marcigan was born in Batangas, Philippines; her mother Anustasia Dominguez was born in Siquijor, Philippines.
     Some of you may remember the Asis family as one of the pioneering families in Stockton. Alberta Alcoy Asis went to Hawaii in the 1910s with her mother as a sakada and married Genaro Asis, who was a leader in the 1919 sugar strike. The Asis family later migrated to the Stockton area and then the Seattle area. Alberta Asis was one of the founding members of the Maria Clara Lodge of the Caballeros de Dimas Alang in Stockton in the 1920s and her oral history is in our FANHS archives (BA/NC81-Fil-009CA). I wish we knew more about his mother's maternal relatives, the Dominguez/Marcigan family from Stockton. My research found that Leoncio and Anastasia arrived in Los Angeles in 1924 from Hawaii. Their daughter Philomena was born in November, 1930 in Stockton. Perhaps some of you may remember them in Stockton?
     Go GIANTS! (with apologies to our FANHS national president who can still root for the Phillies!) And happy Filipino American History Month!"

NEWS FLASH : SF Gate blogger quotes Dr. Dawn Mabalon:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/hawaii/detail?entry_id=75782
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FANHS Stockton Chapter and the Little Manila Foundation 
To honor Larry Itliong on Sunday, October 24

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