Villanueva of Roxas City – A family of Board Topnotchers in Medicine

Where in the world can this “sui generic” feat be duplicated. Indeed this is a tautological occurrence, not statement, as the lexicon implies, we Capiceños can be proud of!

Dr. Paulo and Irene Potato Villanueva

Dr. Paulo and Irene Potato Villanueva

A “sui generic” clan of sagacious literati emerged in Roxas City with Dr. Paulo Potato Villanueva’s topping the 2008 Medical Board of Medicine Examination. The young doctor who graduated magna cum laude from UST and a 4th placer of the 1,513 who hurdled in this year’s Board Exam in Medicine is the son of Dr. Renato A. Villanueva and Mrs. Susan I. Potato who are graduates of UST. He came out 11th placer in the Board Exam in Medicine 1976 and topnotcher in Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Board Exam in 1986. Dr. Renato A. Villanueva is now the Chief Surgeon at the Philippine Heart Center and the pride of Capizeños.

Dr. Renato A. Villanueva and Mrs. Susan I. Potato

Dr. Renato A. Villanueva and Mrs. Susan I. Potato

Paulo’s elder sister, Irene Potato Villanueva, is, likewise, a product of UST who graduated magna cum laude and a 5th placer in the 2005 Board Exam in Medicine. An unusual feat indeed because their “lolo”, former topnotcher City Councilor Arturo L. Villanueva of Roxas City, is also a magna cum laude in the pre-war years and a 6th placer of the Board Exam in Medicine in 1941. Tio Turing ran for the Mayorship of Roxas City but lost to the late Mayor Teodoro Arcenas in the 1981 block voting polls during martial law years. This scribe who also ran for City Councilor then lost along with Tio Turing in that martial law elections. It was he who taught this writer the rudiments and leading principles of Rotary.

Dr. Paulo Potato Villanueva’s grandma, Ofelia A. Villanueva, Librarian in her own rights, is very proud of her grandson, granddaughter, son, and husband. And who wouldn’t? This is one rarity of rarities for the books, Guinness Book of World Records. Where in the world can this “sui generic” feat be duplicated. Indeed this is a tautological occurrence, not statement, as the lexicon implies, we Capiceños can be proud of! Plaudit and congratulations to the proud “lola”, Mrs. Ofelia A. Villanueva, also a rarity among librarians during her time. Nonetheless, the proudest beyond description in the family of unusual sagacity is Paolo’s Uncle Melo, a mainstay in the Office for Senior Citizens Affairs. Melo, as he is referred to by close friends, is as talented too akin to his nephew, niece, brother and his late father. He does his job well with finesse and requires no further instructions. Needless to state, a mango tree will never bear acorns, that’s one implicit truism.

by: Romeo A. Arceño – Sulong News


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6 responses to “Villanueva of Roxas City – A family of Board Topnotchers in Medicine

  1. gladys

    hi! i married a capizeno…weve been here in roxas since 2000, … pls. post a news regarding capiz sports… particularly on swimming, our swimmers and trainors trying their best to develop the competitiveness of the sport… a small space on your website will uplift their spirits and self confidence…. thank you very much…. nice website and photos…..more power!!

    • hi gud am im mark jude villanueva im looking for root of villanueva family named by jose rodina villanueva his wife name felisa villanueva and they have son named carlos villanueva ,and atty. amado villanueva. and erlinda villanueva.. my fathers name is armando villanueva son of carlos villanueva.. carlos was died in 55 yrs old but my father need to find the sibling of his family plss reply hir my contact no landline 02 3793573 cellphone no# 0928 338 2525 look for myrna ..villanueva my mother thank you

  2. LIAIVACHENI

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.

  3. Marianey Leja

    Hello Capiz……. Ang galing naman, malaking improvement na talaga. Ang mga schools ko University na, at ang ipinagmamalaki kung Capiz swimming team sobrang improve na!Ang swimming team ko kaya kamusta na? (year 1995-1999 swimmers) Ang galing galing nyo mga kids at galingan nyo pa ok!!!! Goodluck and God Bless!!!!!!!!! More update pa please!!!! Thanks!!!!

  4. hi gud am im mark jude villanueva im looking for root of villanueva family named by jose rodina villanueva his wife name felisa villanueva and they have son named carlos villanueva ,and atty. amado villanueva. and erlinda villanueva.. my fathers name is armando villanueva son of carlos villanueva.. carlos was died in 55 yrs old but my father need to find the sibling of his family plss reply hir my contact no landline 02 3793573 cellphone no# 0928 338 2525 look for myrna villanueva my mother thank you sorry for my english..

  5. hi gud am im mark jude villanueva im looking for root of villanueva family named by jose rodina villanueva his wife name felisa villanueva and they have son named carlos villanueva ,and atty. amado villanueva. and erlinda villanueva.. my fathers name is armando villanueva son of carlos villanueva.. carlos was died in 55 yrs old but my father need to find the sibling of his family plss reply hir my contact no landline 02 3793573 cellphone no# 0928 338 2525 look for myrna villanueva my mother thank you

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