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Alejandro A. Esclamado
Champion of Filipino American rights and Filipino freedom, Alejandro A. Esclamado passed away peacefully in his homeland, the Philippines, at 11:30am on Sunday, November 4th, 2012. He died after struggling with pneumonia resulting from a long standing illness.
Father of seven children, husband to one, and advocate of many, Alex will long be remembered by Filipinos and Filipino Americans across the nation, as well as in his homeland, for his unceasing commitment and lifelong work in championing the rights of his people both in the U.S. and in the Philippines. As editor and publisher of the national, weekly Philippine News, Alex advocated numerous causes for Filipinos at home and abroad which culminated in his founding and chairing the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), uniting Filipino Americans into one collective voice. His outstanding achievements include being the only Filipino American recipient of the congressionally-sponsored Ellis Island Medal of Honor in October 1986, then the respected Philippine Legion of Honor Award conferred by President Cory Aquino in May 1989.
Alex was born to Teodorico Esclamado and Maria Abarico, on April 2, 1929 in Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, Philippines. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lourdes Mitra Esclamado, daughter of the late Philippine Congressman Ramon P. Mitra, and 7 children, Carlos, Victor, Ramon, Elisa, Grace, Elena & Alex, Jr., 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
A mass & memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 11am at St. Anne of the Sunset Church in SF with a reception immediately following. A private family service burial will be held on Sunday, Nov. 18th.

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 15, 2012
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