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Gruesome Tales of Massacres in Lipa and Santo Tomas as Told by Survivors

By February 1945, Allied forces led by the United States Army were already well on their way to liberating the island of Luzon from Japane...

Batangas History 6 Jun, 2024

Lipa’s New City Museum in Photos

The city of Lipa has a relatively new museum to showcase its rich heritage from the pre-Hispanic period up to the present. It was opened o...

Batangas History 30 Apr, 2024

What Ended Lipa's 19th Century Coffee Boom

There has been a lot of discussion in this site already about Lipa’s late 19 th century coffee boom, which earned the then-town the title...

Batangas History 21 Apr, 2024

Why Passenger Train Service in Batangas was Discontinued in 1940 and 1941

Passenger train service has been in existence in the Philippines way back to the Spanish Colonial era. However, when the Americans took o...

Batangas History 16 Apr, 2024

The Power of the Clergy in Late 19th Century Batangas as Told by a Citizen of Lipa, Batangas

Everyone who was at one time or the other a student of Philippine History knows that among the reasons for the Philippine Revolution was t...

Batangas History 14 Apr, 2024

Museo ng Batangas, a Grand Showcase of Batangas History

At the “People’s Mansion” inside the grounds of the Batangas Provincial Capitol, is a museum that serves as a standing reminder of the glo...

Batangas History 12 Apr, 2024

Antique Map Chronicles 18th Century Eruptions of Taal Volcano

At Google Arts & Culture 1 , there is a feature story on an antique map that chronicles the series of eruptions of Taal Volcano in the...

Batangas History 10 Apr, 2024

[CULTURE] How the Pakaskas of Verde Island, Batangas is Made

Verde Island, or Isla Verde as it is locally known, is a volcanic land mass some five kilometers or so south of Barrio Ilijan in Batangas ...

Batangas History 9 Apr, 2024