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Aida de Belen Abella

23 August 2010

Aida and her sister Magdalena with parents Emetrio Isaac Abella and Magdalena de Belen.

Aida de Belen Abella was the born to Emetrio Isaac Abella and Magdalena de Belen on 15 September 1924 in Naga City.  She was educated at the Colegio de Sta. Isabel under the guidance of the Sisters of Charity.  After her grade school graduation in 1938, she was sent to the Assumption Convent in Manila for further education.  When war broke out, her education was temporarily interrupted.

In 1941, while on summer vacation in Baguio, Aida met  Ramon Hidalgo Felipe, a senior at the College of Law of the Ateneo de Manila.  The two were married on 27 December 1942 by Archbishop Pedro Santos at the Archbishop’s Palace.  Doña Concepcion Abella-Diaz, Aida’s aunt, and Msgr. Cecilio Penilla, the parish priest of Naga Metropolitan Cathedral stood as principal sponsor.  Their union bore eight children:  Cecile, Annabel, Amelia, Marlene, Emetrio, Ramon, Antero and Jesus.

Aida passed away on 04 April 2009 in her beloved Naga City.  Aida de Belen Abella’s Family Tree can be found on

Research Notes

1.  Acker, Divina Valenciano.  “Aida Abella-Felipe”.  Bicol Mail.  Date published:  23 April 2009.  Date accessed:  01 August 2010.
2.  Escandor, Juan.  “Bicol martyr’s granddaughter passes away”.  Bicol Mail.  Date published:  16 April 2009.  Date accessed:  10 August 2010.
3.  Nhile.  “Bicol martyr’s granddaughter passes away”.  Scarlett.  Date published:  22 April 2009.  Date accessed:  01 August 2010.

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