My late grandfather, Roman Abar, who came from Pangasinan, Philippines, was born in 1898. My late father, Teofilo Abar, Sr married a girl named Juanita Abar, who came from the Bagobo tribe in Mindanao, Philippines. Believing they just have the same family name and are not related in any way, they got married, and my mother's father is named Julian Abar. My father's eldest brother (among five children, 4 boys and 1 girl) is the late Andres Abar who resided in Hawaii where all his female offspring currently reside. Another brother, the late Elpidio Abar moved for a while to the US but returned home to Manaoag, Pangasinan, where he died. I wonder if Abars from other parts of the globe are related at all, and I wish it should be.