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der the Ja­pa­nese gov­ern­ment. All the while help­ing the guerilla move­ment fight the Ja­pa­nese,” said Fe Leyson-Quan, one of the last liv­ing daugh­ters of Leyson. Fe was 8 years old when her fa­ther dis­ap­peared and her last me­mory of him was Leyson telling her mother that the fam­ily had to leave Cebu through a boat go-

ing to Bo­hol.

Fe and her si­b­lings never saw their fa­ther again and only heard ac­counts of his ex­e­cu­tion by the Ja­pa­nese forces days af­ter.

Leyson is now re­mem­bered for his sac­ri­fice dur­ing his term as a gov­er­nor

from 1944 to 1945.

He mar­ried Lour­des Velez, who was the niece of Este­fa­nia Chiong Veloso, the wife of Don Ser­gio Os­meña. Sr. Leyson and his wife had six chil­dren: Jose Jr., Fe, Jose­fina, Esper­anza, Cari­dad and Gabriel.

J.S. Leyson Street is among the three streets re­named this year with Ce­buano he­roes’ names in­cluded Elorde Street in Barangay Mam­bal­ing and C. Borces Street in Barangay San Jose.

Braga said that the re-

nam­ing of streets with Ce­buano he­roes’ names is a com­mem­o­ra­tion of their con­tri­bu­tions to the city and prov­ince of Cebu and a cel­e­bra­tion of the free­dom they rep­re­sented.

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