The author got this email from Mr. Villanueva Sr.:
Dear Sorsogon group,
Can you publish that my father, Camilo Omaña Villanueva Sr, passed away in 2013? He was a native son of Sorsogon, born in 1936. He was five when the Japanese invaded, and became an orphan. His father, mother, and older brother died during the occupation. He was able to escape to Manila to stay with relatives and eventually left for the US in the 1950s, but lost touch with his brothers and sisters.
My father became an American citizen in 1976 and visited Sorsogon in 1998 with me, his son, Camilo Omaña Villanueva, Jr, now living in Nagoya, Japan. His dream was to reunite with his sisters and brothers, but could never locate them before he died. If anyone knows or has heard of him, perhaps they would remember my father. I hope to one day meet my relatives.
Camilo Omaña Villanueva, Jr.
For those who know Mr. Villanueva Sr., please don’t hesitate to reply back on the comments section with your email address. I will surely forward your message.