Joseph Delasalas recently turned 90 years old. His story is unique in many ways. His family was the only Filipino-Mexican in Coronado for a long time and the house he lives in was built on the lot where the family home stood. But there is more.
His father Pedro De Las Alas -the name was spelled Delasalas later - was born in 1892 in the island of Luzon, Philippines. Joseph recalls the story of his father Pedro who had been brought up by a grandmother, a very strict woman. Pedro’s mother died when he was still young. His older brother Liberato had moved to San Diego and their father was also somewhere on the West Coast.