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Maria Corazon Yu Latesia Santiago Francisco
Gender: Female
Hair color:       White
Eye color:       Blue
Species: Sheep
Age: 74
Personal Information
Occupation:
  Columnist
Banker
Residence:
  Philippines
Homeworld:
  Earth
Family
Parents:
Lin Chen Yu
Gregorio Sevillia Latesia Santiago
Children:
Chito
Date of Birth:
May 21, 1921
Date of Death:
September 15, 1995
Maria Corazon Yu Latesia Santiago Francisco (May 21 1921 – Sept 15 1995) is the Mother of Archbishop Chito Francisco .



Biography

Youth

She was born to Lin Chen Yu (From Xian, China) and Gregorio Sevillia Latesia Santiago (from Pangasinan, Philippines) in Manila, Philippines. Her parents were wealthy Landlords who owned numerous hectares of farm land for the production of sugarcane and rice. However, the outbreak of World War II caused them to lose all the family production and force them to begin anew. The war caused her to stop her schooling but resume after the war.



Martial Law

Martial Law was declared in 1972. By this time, Maria had become a writer for a local news paper, She was a known critic of the martial law government and was subsequently arrested. She was later released under unknown circumstances and lived a simple life in Manila, working as a banker in a local bank.



Marriage

Maria met her spouse, Jose Benigno Francisco III, in the news paper company. Unfortunately, Her incarceration would cause them to delay their marriage until her release in 1978. They were happily married on Nov. 21, 1981 in the Manila Cathedral. They settled in the Suburbs of Manila and lived out their lives there as a family



Chito

They gave birth to their first son, Chito, on June 15. As a child he found favour in their eyes while excelling in his studies. They aspired for him to grow up as a lawyer or a banker. However, contrary to their wishes, he aspired to enter the Vocation of Preisthood. They however kept him from such vocation however, he ran away



Later life

Devastated by her son’s choice, they searched for him tirelessly, 2 years after the incident, they found him in the Seminary of St. John Marie Vianey. Reluctantly, they gave in to his wish and let him live there peacefuly. They attended his Priestly Ordination in Manila and saw him off to teach in Rome.


2 years after Her Son had flown to Rome, she was diagnosed with a heart condition. She Passed away due to a Heart attack on the evening of Sep. 15, 1995. Many have speculated that her death was brought about by the heart break of loosing her son to the vocation of Priesthood. Chito would not discover His Mother’s death until the time He’d return from Rome.

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