Santiago Alegado Barceló-Juana Peñalosa House
AKA Dr. (Pablo) Tumaliwan’s, Valencia House
Jose Rizal and Sta. Catalina Sts.
(present holder: Guillermo Valencia, an heir [son] of Catalina Osmeña-Valencia)
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One of Arcadio Barceló and Modesta Alegado’s younger children, Santiago (1834-1891), married a Cebu City lass, Juana Peñalosa, one of the Peñalosa sisters of note. One sister, Bernabela, was reported to having called for the contruction of the bridge leading to the poblacion of Barili—with her own funds.
Santiago and Juana had only two children who survived to adulthood, Romana and Silvino.
Romana married Rufino Suico Cui from Cebu City. One of their children, Severina, married another Cui, Angel Alfáfara Cui, a grand-nephew of Don Pedro Cui, Angel being a grandson of Pedro’s older brother Guillermo who had taken up residence in Carcar. Romana died in 1903 and Rufino remarried, to Manuela Baracao in 1908. Silvino had died even earlier in 1896.
The children of the two divided the estate, by which partition Silvino’s only surviving child Cornelio Velez Barcelo could be said to have gotten one-half of the entire estate and the other half shared by Romana’s four adult children—Pastor (whose only daughter Remedios married Inocentes Alesna Alcordo), Teresa (married to Vicente Ricablanca Barcenilla), Severina (above) and spinster Antonina. The descendants of these branches rotate responsibility over the family’s St. Peter carroza during Holy Week and, presumably by extension, its renowned rooster on the perch.
For several years previously, the strategically situated house had been rented to Dr. Pablo Tumaliwan, a dentist and it served as his family residence and clinic. That’s why more people in the town refer to it as Tumaliwan’s house than those who knew it was originally the Barcelos’, and after a Valencia heir took residence, is now also called as Valencia House. People said the house was transferred to Catalina (Nyora Taring) Osmeña-Valencia on account of its being pawned to her by a carefree Cornelio.