Fourth Generation


197. Coach Rafael ROCO was born on 3 November 1921 in Cagbunga, Pamplona, Camarines Sur. In 1957/8 he was a Coach of the Champion Ateneo Basketball Team in Loyola Heights, Quezon. Tito Jing, as Rafael was known, was a famous basketball player and coach during his time. He also coached the 1957-58 champion Ateneo basketball team, composed of Ed Ocampo, Jalandoni, Bobby Littaua, and others. He died on 4 February 1985 at the age of 63 in Philippine Heart Center, Quezon City. Died of a massive stroke (3rd). Rafael was educated in Mapua Institute of Technology. Finished with a Bachelor's Degree on Civil Engineering. He is also known as Jing.

Coach Rafael ROCO and Thelma ARANDA were married on 7 May 1949 in Sta. Mesa Catholic Church. Marriage solemnized by Rev. William F Mastermo, S.J., rector of Ateneo De Manila Thelma ARANDA4 was born on 27 July 1927 in Manila.

Coach Rafael ROCO and Thelma ARANDA had the following children:


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Maria Lourdes ROCO.

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Ramon ROCO.

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Cecilia ROCO.

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Rafael Jr. ROCO.

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Margarita ROCO.

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Carlos ROCO.

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Angela Esperanza ROCO.

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Francisco Xavier ROCO.