Miguel Cornejo

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Miguel R. Cornejo (1888–1984), two-term Municipal President (Mayor) of Pasay, Philippines,[1] was also an elected member of the 6th Philippine Legislature (Congress) from 1922 to 1925[citation needed]. During the American Administration in the Philippines,[2] and after independence, as an attorney and legislator he championed many causes.[3] In 1939, he compiled and published the Cornejo's Commonwealth Directory of the Philippines, often used as an historical source for the period.[4] Earlier in his career, he served in the National Guard in World War I after legislative enactment of the Militia Act on March 17, 1917. After the war upon its disbandment, because the US Territorial government did not authorize a Philippine Army at the time, Miguel R. Cornejo, together with Manuel David, founded the military organization of the National Volunteers of the Philippines, leading as Brigadier General.[5] Descended from a prominent Spanish Filipino Mestizo Family, he spoke and authored many works in fluent Spanish, English[6] and Tagalog.[citation needed] He married Crisanta Soldevilla of Gasan, Marinduque.

In June 29, 1974, he married Paulita San Agustin Vicente in Pasay. Paulita also came from a distinct Spanish lineage. Their sponsors were Judge Pio Marcos and Mrs. Leonilla Garcia. He spent the rest of his remaining years with her in Sampaloc Manila.

His direct descendants are spread all over the world, from Australia[7] to Miami, Florida, USA, Montgomery County Maryland, USA, as well as Ontario, Canada, and include singer Wency Cornejo; composer Dr Rodolfo Cornejo; model Deniece Cornejo; late Naval Colonel and Paranaque politician Councilor Jess C Bustamante; former television personality Joaqui Mendoza; Papal Knight Sir Drexel Gregory; and GMA executive Rodrigo Cornejo. Another grandson, Gerardo "Gerry" Cornejo, was an award-winning professional photographer and is currently a TV and radio producer and program host in the Philippines. Cornejo.jpg


Book - History of the Armed Forces of the Filipino People by Cesar P. Pobre. New Day Publishers, 2000. Pages 163, 171.*Pobre, C.P. (2000). History of the Armed Forces of the Filipino People. New Day Publishers. ISBN 9789711010416. 

  1. ^ Pasay City-Islands Philippines. http://pasay.islandsphilippines.com/history.php
  2. ^ Liang, Ta-pʻêng (1971-01-01). Philippine parties and politics: a historical study of national experience in democracy. Gladstone Co. p. 203. 
  3. ^ Hearings. 1960-01-01. p. 78. 
  4. ^ Philippine eLib, Your access to the most comprehensive libraries in the Philippines and the world. http://www.elib.gov.ph/results.php?f=author&q=Cornejo%2C+Miguel+R.%2C++1888-
  5. ^ Pobre, Cesar P. (2000-01-01). History of the Armed Forces of the Filipino People. New Day Publishers. p. 171. ISBN 9789711010416. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Roger M. (2003-01-01). Filipino English and Taglish: Language Switching from Multiple Perspectives. John Benjamins Publishing. p. 65. ISBN 9027248915. 
  7. ^ National Library of Australia. Catalogue. Cornejo's Commonwealth directory of the Philippines, compiled and edited by Miguel R. Cornejo. http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/970814

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