Domínguez family

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The Dominguez family of Baguio City, Benguet and Mt. Province are a wealthy and influential dynasty of business owners, politicians, and philanthropists in the Philippines. They trace their origins to Sixto Pe, a Chinese merchant settled in the Philippines in the mid-18th century.

Sixto Pe oil painting 1870
Joaquina Gutierrez Dominguez oil painting 1870


The family patriarch Sixto Pe married Joaquina Gutierrez a native mestiza, half Igorot – half Spanish from the highlands of the Philippine Islands. They changed their last name "Pe" to Dominguez adopted from their godparents by marriage due to limitations of right in owning lands during the Spanish occupancy at the turn of century. The couple started forming their hacienda by investing in gold and copper mining, cattle raising, orchards, vineyards and rice fields acquiring vast lands all the way through the Mt. Province to the higher lands of Ilocos. They had ten children and the descendants went on to build great establishments from trading post, gas station, trucking, commercial buildings, hotels, subdivisions, drug store, restaurants, residential apartments and bus liner all existed till today. The first son Pedro Dominguez was the first politician in the family, holding the title President of Mt. Province equivalent to a Governor in present political lingo. Branches of the family are found in most part of the country and the United States as well as in Europe.

The Family is noted to be one of the wealthiest Clan in Mt. Province, Benguet and Baguio City since the early 1900s.

Prominent members[edit]

  • Sixto Pe Dominguez, patriarch of the Dominguez family
  • Joaquina Gutierrez Dominguez, matriarch of the Dominguez family
  • Pedro Dominguez, (President of Mt. Province) the first politician in the family
President Pedro Dominguez Mt.Province Post Card 1920's






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