1st Torre Familia Grand Reunion 2012

From the 1st gathering of Torre’s (outside of the BCD group) organized by cousin Madonna “Pinky” Echiverri at their Caloocan residence in January of 2010 with representatives from the Eugenio and Serapion branches, followed by an informal get-together in Iloilo City last January 21, 2011 at Hotel Del Rio gathering representatives from the Serapion, Marcello, Epifanio branches along with the Melliza Clan of Molo, Iloilo to the 3rd one in a row, hopefully, the first of a series of grand reunions

The 1st Torre Clan Grand Reunion held last January 20 – 21, 2012 at the Torre Pines Driving Range, Bacolod.

From last year’s 30 or so, we rose to 200 plus this year with representations from the Candida, Alejandre, Isidro, Epifanio, Victoria, Marcello, Serapion, Agripino and Sixto branches

With much thanks to those who came and graced the first of a series. Thank you, BCD Group (Epifanio Castillo Torre Ramona Obregon) for hosting the 1st Grand Reunion and to all those who helped in planning and organizing the details, a big hug to you all! Looking forward to the next big one in Makato, Aklan! ; )

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The TORRE Clan get-together 2011

What started as an idea, as ‘talk’ in January of 2010 became a DREAM several months ago. In January 2011, the DREAM became A REALITY. It may have been many years too late, but the 1st of a series was all worth it.

Also, what started as a plan to retrace the footsteps of my great grandfather, SERAPION CUARTEL TORRE (who was known as the FIRST KING OF THE HILIGAYNON NOVEL in the 1920s; he was also a crusading politician who served 3 terms as Iloilo Councilor, twice a municipal president, a municipal secretary, a secretary of the Provincial Board, a member of the 1st Constiutional Convention of the Philippines and a 32nd degree member of Masonry. He was also an influential political figure sought after by other politicians for support and as speaker and orator at political rallies) became an opportunity not only to connect with the descendants of the:
SERAPION CUARTEL TORRE + MARIA MELLIZA
SERAPION CUARTEL TORRE + ESTER GOMEZ SISON
but also an opportunity to collaborate with the
VICTORINO TORRE + MARIA CASTILLO /
EPIFANIO CASTILLO TORRE + RAMONA OBGREGON branch of BCD and ILO
for an even bigger event in the offing.

Now, the TORRE CLAN GRAND REUNION is set to happen SUMMER of 2012. Thank you ALL for your support and cooperation.

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The Torre Park

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1023

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1023 – AN ACT TO NAME THE PUBLIC PLAZA OF THE DISTRICT OF MANDURRIAO, CITY OF ILOILO, SERAPION C. TORRE PARK
Section 1.     The public plaza of the district of Mandurriao, City of Iloilo, shall hereafter be known as Serapion C. Torre Park
Approved: June 12, 1954

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