January 4, 2018

Dalima, Tuy, Batangas: Historical Data

Full transcription of the so-called “Historical Data” for the barrio of Dalima in the Municipality of Tuy, Batangas, the original scanned documents at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections not having OCR or optical character recognition properties. This transcription has been edited for grammar, spelling and punctuation where possible. The original pagination is provided for citation purposes.

[Note to the reader.]

Batangas History wishes to advise the reader/researcher that may be inevitable errors in the transcription of the documents for the poblacion as well as barrios of the Municipality of Tuy because the original documents were either typed using poor typewriter ribbons or poorly scanned. Many of the pages, therefore, were very difficult to read.

The reader/researcher will also please note that, at the time this document was created, the now barrio of Dalima was still a sitio of the barrio of Luntal.

[p. 1]

Dalima, Sitio of Luntal

This was how Dalima was named:

During the Spanish regime, in the western part of Tuy, there was a place famous for plants that bore underground fruits called “lima.” People from this place ate this food.

[p. 2]

In this place, there lived a man who was respected by every citizen of the tribe. His name was Andoy and the people called him Capitan Andoy. He was not only famous for his power and strength but he was also famous for doing many surprising and interesting adventures in his life which everybody could not forget.



One day, Capitan Andoy called all the men from this place. He told the people that he planned to give a name to the place. Suggesting that the name Dalima be taken from the plant “lima,” all the inhabitants agreed. The people named him the first barrio lieutenant.

The following were the barrio lieutenants in the order of their succession:

1. Capitan Andoy
2. Paterno
3. Justo Ermita
4. Asti Rodriguez
5. Luis Rodriguez
6. Lucio Carandang
7. Tiburcio de Jesus
8. Hermogenes Hernandez
9. Estanislao Dima-ala

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