Concordia Aljibe Mata

August 13, 1941January 6, 2019

Concordia Aljibe Mata "Connie or Iday" August 13, 1941 – January 6, 2019

Concordia Aljibe Mata, 77, Chula Vista, California, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 0910, in Scripps Mercy Hospital, non-traumatic intraparenchymal hematoma of the brain. She was born in the wall city of Intramuros, Manila. The eldest daughter of Maximo Palada Aljibe and Fernanda Refuerzo on August 13, 1941. She is survived by her younger sister Corazon (Patty), her eldest son Armand and youngest daughter Armine Charity (Chary), her only daughter in law Maria Victoria (Marivic), her three granddaughters: Patricia Victoria (P.V.), Alexa Victoria (Alexa) are Armand’s daughters and Katrina Ann is Armine’s daughter and many nephews and nieces, uncles and aunts, and many old friends. Connie as many call her and Iday as her family call her took Optometry and Music with the concentration in piano and voice culture at the Centro Escolar University, she also studied vocational courses in dress making, cosmetology, hair dressing, culinary cooking and culinary baking at the Rodrigues Vocational School. She graduated high school at the Santa Rita College a private girls exclusive school in Manila Philippines. She worked as an Optometrist at Acebedo Optical. She also worked at Uni-Bake, Inc. Philippines as a flower maker, cake decorator, and pastry chef. She was an operatic soprano singer with a coloratura voice, a member of Gerry Dadap Voice Culture Choir of the Philippines. She performed at the Metropolitan Theater of the Philippines and the Cultural Center of the Philippines with the shows entitled: Latraviata, La Boheme, and Mikado. She was a wedding singer in San Antonio Church, San Agustin Church and the Manila Cathedral Church Intramuros Manila, Philippines at the side she makes excellent Filipino desserts and do extra roles/supporting roles in the Philippine local movies. Connie got married to a handsome debonair, Armando Serrano Mata, Sr. or many called him Manding or Nanding on December 9, 1962, 6:00 pm at the Lourdes Church, Quezon City Manding and Connie got married. They first met at the house party of Connie’s parents. Manding and his friends were frequent party gate- crushers. She was star struck with Mandings good looks and excellent dancing ability on the dance floor. Manding was a struggling actor and excellent dancer with Sampagita Pictures. He appeared as one of the dancers/supporting actors with his dancing team member the late Ramon Zamora, with lead actor the late Pancho Magalona, and lead actress the late Nida Blanca in the movie entitled Talusaling and many more. Connie loves to cook, take care of her backyard flowers of orchids, she loves watching opera and broad-way shows, she loves watching her television shows like the Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and T.F.C. She also started to like watching YouTube cooking channels. Connie is a pet lover. She loves birds as pets and small cute dogs. She loves dearly my sister’s dog named Bubbles (a black Havanese breed of dog) and our dog named Micheal Scott a.k.a. Scotty (a white Maltese breed of dog). Connie’s favorite things are: bags, shoes, jewelries, perfumes, Dim-Sum, Chinese food, Japanese food, anchovies, and cheeses. Connie is very prompt with time management, a very clean and organize woman. She files all her personal items and official documents. She always have a fore-sight of the future. She inherited this way of thinking and life style from her parents. She doesn’t want her family to be burden when emergency knocks at the door of life. Connie your young looks, beautiful smiling face, wonderful generous heart, delicious Filipino culinary cuisines and desserts, your sweet voice, charismatic aura and loving kindness will be dearly missed by your loving family and friends. Armand, Armine Charity (Chary), Marivic, P.V. Alexa, Katrina, Patty your sister, Janice, Dave. Luz Giba, Mano Jun Giba say our Bye-bye to you Connie/Iday. We love you and we miss you already… God bless you Connie. God Bless you Iday.


  • Visitation Saturday Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Reception Monday, January 28, 2019

Concordia Aljibe Mata

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