• Youngest son
  • In 1921, Washington is born to proud parents Albino and Helen SyCip in Manila, while his lawyer father was defending a case in Washington DC in the United States. He was the youngest of three sons after David and Alexander. After him came two sisters, Paz and Elizabeth.
  • After spending the very early years of his boyhood with his grandmother in Shanghai, Wash is returned to Manila at the age of five.
  • Wash in primary school
  • In 1927, Wash plunged into the classrooms of Padre Burgos Elementary School, where most of his classmates were ethnic Filipinos and the language of instruction was English. He and his brothers walked to school or rode the bus instead of being transported in the family‚Äôs automobile, a luxury uncommon among their fellow students.
  • Wash was accelerated three times in elementary school.