Manuel Maronilla Calleja (Abt 1891 – unknown) was the son of Ignacio Calleja and Aquilina Maronilla. He married Paz Grivialde Aspillera in 1915 in Catholic rites witnessed by Ignacio Calleja and Bonifacia Calleja. Their union bore six children: Luis Cezar, Rizalina, Alicia, Aquilina, Jose and Ignacio Emil. He is the great-grand uncle of Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri.
Manuel studied law at the University of Santo Tomas and was admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines on 07 September 1914. A Freemason, he distinguished himself as a lawyer, a fiscal, a judge of the Justice of the Peace Court, a judge of the People’s Court and a judge of the Court of First Instance. He served as the governor of the Province of Albay before (1937 – 1940) and after World War II (1952 – 1955).
In 2007, he was posthumously recognized by Libon’s Mayor Dycoco as one of the positive contributors to the locality’s education system.
Family History Research Notes
1. “Attorney’s List: Cahayon to Candelaria“. Supreme Court of the Philippines official site.
2. Carizo, JA. “Past Governors of Bicol“. Bik-lish.
3. Mayor Agnes “Bem” Dycoco’s presentation. 1st Libon Education Summit, Macapagal Center. Date delivered: 24 August 2007.
4. Manuel Maronilla Calleja’s Family Tree can be found on Geni.com.