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The Magistrate

The Magistrate

Family Man, Fisherman, Friend

by Rick Siangco & Deb Gomez

About The Book

This book is Rick’s life story, written especially for the descendants of Eleuterio and Juliana Siangco to remember their roots. However, it is truly a modern Americana story of a first-generation immigrant son born in America who learns to balance his 1950s American values with those of the old country that his parents brought with them from the Philippine Islands even as he becomes a magistrate. A genuinely entertaining family book.

Publication date December 03,2021
Language English
ISBN (Paperback)
978-1-63871-057-8 (E-BOOK)
Genre Autobiography/Biography/Memoir
Pages 208
Interior Color Black and White
Book Size 6.000" x 9.000" (229mm x 152mm)

About The Author

Rick Siangco was born to Filipino immigrant parents in 1939 in Hawai’i. His mother died of cancer when Rick was five years old. Promising their mother on her deathbed that she would not separate her siblings, Rick’s eldest sister and her husband, Jean and Teopilo Gomez, took in six children, ages 3 months to 10 years. A strong family bond is reflected throughout the book. Taking one day and one life experience at a time, Rick finds himself at many crossroads, where doors opened serendipitously, it seemed, throughout his life, and he eventually was appointed Alaska’s first Filipino magistrate.


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