This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Melquiades Gabriel, 91 years old, born on December 10, 1929, and passed away on April 8, 2021. We will remember him forever.

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his Life

Early Life

Melquiades was born on December 10, 1929 to Judge LIno Gabriel and homemaker Antonia Arcala. He was the youngest boy in the family and was raised in Tanza, Cavite.  After high school, moved to Manila to live with his oldest sister, Virginia. His ambition as a young boy was to pursue Agriculture, but had to switch plans when the only available partial tuition scholarship at MLQU was for pre-law/Law route. He was a basketball student athlete, while also supporting himself working the manual labor of carrying fruits from the pier docks.

*Interesting Fact:   He shaved his head when it was time to review for his bar exam. Unable to afford a review school, he decided that the next best option was to shave his hair bald, thus preventing him from meeting up with friends/socializing and having full concentration on reviewing his law books.

Life Passions

Melquiades had three main passions, aside of course from his family. 

1. Sabong  - he loved his prized "chickens" and always looked forward to this .
2. Sports   - his first love is Volleyball, followed closely by Boxing 
3. Music     - he can play any instrument by ear 

Interesting Fact:   He always bets that Pacquiao will love ( right before the match) and will is always absolutely  ecstatic to be proven otherwise . ( open secret but never acknowledged:  he is a Pacquiao Fan)

Family Life

Melquiades met Nelly Cadayona  when they both worked for SEC.  They got married on .....
They had their "three Marias"( Evangeline, Angeli and Jessica)  in a span of 4 years.   In 1980, the family became complete with the arrival of Romulo Kim.   

** Interesting facts:   - He 
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