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~Alfie & Alta Seludo
Manolito Tabungar Seludo was born September 19, 1942 in the Philippines in the small province of Basey, Samar. He was the fourth child and had three older siblings. He married Ninfa Denuna in June 1973. Manolito graduated from Far Eastern University in the Philippines in 1969 as a medical doctor. He practiced medicine in Manila, Philippines and moved to New York in 1974. He completed his residency in New York, passed the board exam in 1980 and relocated to Cut-Off, LA to join a medical practice with two medical school classmates. He eventually opened his own office as a sole practitioner in Larose, LA. He then established a practice in Napoleonville, LA. Dr. Seludo died on February 14, 1999 as a result of congestive heart failure.
Ninfa Denuna Seludo was born in the Philippines in the province of Dumangas, Iloilo on October 30, 1941. She has one older sibling and three younger siblings. While in the Philippines, she had her first daughter, Maria Divina Denuna, on February 5, 1966. She relocated to New York, NY in 1973 and worked as an accountant for several Fortune 500 companies. She met Manolito in 1973 at a hospital in the Philippines during a visit to her father who was being treated at the same hospital. Her college years were spent in the Philippines and she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and also received her MBA a few years later. She spent time at home for several years raising the kids in Louisiana. She also managed the business side of her husband’s medical practice and eventually secured employment at a wire line company in Grand Isle, LA. Ninfa Seludo died on February 25, 2009 after a long battle with diabetes which resulted in kidney failure.
Alfie Seludo Adona was born in New York, NY on June 26, 1974 and raised in Cut-Off, LA. After living with extended family in New Orleans, San Francisco, and Atlanta, she permanently relocated to the Bay Area in 1999 and currently resides in a suburb of San Francisco, CA. She is married with one daughter. Professionally, she completed her Master of Arts in Organizational Development from Golden Gate University and Bachelors of Science in Human Resource Management from Oklahoma State University. Alfie has a rewarding career in human resources and works as a Human Resources Consultant at a California based company.
Alta Seludo was born in New York, NY on December 4, 1975 and also raised in Cut-Off, LA. After living in several small towns in Louisiana, she relocated to Baton Rouge, LA where she raised her two children. She moved to California in 2004 and now lives in Orange County. Professionally, Alta spent several successful years in Sales and the Financial Industry. Now that her kids are teenagers and nearly finished high school, she is a full-time student attending nursing school to pursue her life-long goal of a career in the medical field.