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.