Jorge Bocobo (1886-1965)

Jorge Bocobo was a "pensionado" - a government-sponsored student traveling from the Philippines to the United States.  Bocobo was chosen as part of a special group of 100 privileged elite young men to attend four years of academic training in the United States.  At the age of 17, Bocobo sailed on the Rochilla Maru and attended school in Santa Barbara, California and Puss High School in San Diego before going to Indiana University, where he studied law.  He graduated and returned to the Philippines in 1907.