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José Gálvez Padilla, Sr.

Also Known As: "Peping", "Mario De Cordova"
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Plaridel, Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines
Death: August 13, 1945 (56)
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines (Pulmonary Tuberculosis Advanced & Hypertension Severe)
Place of Burial: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Immediate Family:

Son of Pedro Padilla Ortiz and Mónica Gálvez
Husband of Private; Felipa Pangilinan; Salud Pangilinan; Cruz Francisca (Kika); Elvira Castillo and 4 others
Father of Casimiro Bustamante Padilla; Roy Padilla; Private; Private; Narciso Pangilinan Padilla and 25 others
Brother of Arcadio Padilla; Arsenio Padilla; Roy Padilla and Amado Reyes Padilla

Occupation: Governor of Bulacan
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About José Padilla Sr.

José Padilla, Sr. was a lawyer from Quingua (now Plaridel), Bulacan. He became Governor of the province from 1928 to 1931. During his first incumbency as governor the provincial capitol was constructed in 1930. He was elected representative of Bulacan in the Philippine Legislature from 1931 to 1934. Then elected again governor from 1935 to 1937. More here:

The most popular governor of the province of Bulacan is Mr. Padilla who has done great improvements for his province during the past many years. One of these improvements is the Capitol Building of Bulacan. Because of his unselfish work for the welfare of his province, he has been elected provincial executive many times. A governor-general of the Islands has dubbed him "the best governor Bulacan province has ever had."

He is also a pre war actor with the screen name of Mario De Cordova on the Movie Secreto de confesión (the first film spoken and sung in Spanish in the Philippines). Secreto de Confesión was Internationaly Distributed, screened with great box office success in the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and several other Spanish speaking countries in the American continent. It also was shown in Macau, Hong Kong, Spain and Portugal.

Sources: Book: Cine: Spanish Influences on Early Cinema in the Philippines, Volume 1 page 253

Sources: Encyclopedia of the Philippines: Builders of the new Philippines - Page 459 Zoilo M. Galang, ‎Camilo Osias - 1936


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José Padilla Sr.'s Timeline

October 30, 1888
Plaridel, Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines
September 1, 1907
Age 18
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
September 6, 1909
Age 20
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
July 16, 1911
Age 22
Plaridel, Province of Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines
Age 27
Plaridel, Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines
Age 27
March 4, 1920
Age 31
Plaridel, Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines
Age 31
Age 32
Pulilan, Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines
March 10, 1922
Age 33
Plaridel, Bulacan, Central Luzon, Philippines