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2018

The Bureau of Education Setup in Batangas in 1906

[In this article: Batangas Province, education in Batangas, Bureau of Education, American colonial era, policy of benevolent assimilation, ...

Batangas History 31 Dec, 2018

Mataasnakahoy: on to the Golden Jubilee Year of 1982

[In this article: Mataasnakahoy Batangas, history of Mataasnakahoy, kasaysayan ng Mataasnakahoy. Ceferino Capuchino, Florencio Landicho, Ar...

Batangas History 31 Dec, 2018

Part VI: US Military Operations in Batangas from 1901-02 during the Fil-American War

[In this article: Philippine-American War, Batangas Province, Macabebe Scouts, Batangas City, Tanauan Batangas, Lipa City Batangas, Balete ...

Batangas History 29 Dec, 2018

When Alitagtag was a “Resort of Ghosts and Devils,” and the Cross that Purged These

[In this article: Filipino myths, Batangas myths, Batangas folklore, Alitagtag Batangas, Holy Cross, patron of Alitagtag, patron of Bauan, ...

Batangas History 28 Dec, 2018

1962 Photos of Taal Lake and Surrounding Communities

The images in this historic collection have been taken from an article in the April 1962 edition of “The Chronicle Magazine 1 .” They are p...

Batangas History 27 Dec, 2018

24 Superstitions from San Jose, Batangas

[In this article: Batangas Province, San Jose Batangas, Filipino superstitions, superstitious beliefs, historical data] From the so-called ...

Batangas History 25 Dec, 2018

Focus on Jesus Villamor, the Ace Who Helped Stop a Japanese Bombing Raid on Batangas City

[In this article: Batangas Province, Batangas City Batangas, Batangas airfield, Batangas airdrome, Jesus Villamor, World War II Batangas, F...

Batangas History 25 Dec, 2018

Apolinario Mabini: a Short Biography Translated from “Mga Dakilaḡ Pilipino”

[In this article: Apolinario Mabini, Filipino Heroes, Batangas Province, Notable Batangueños, Tanauan Batangas, Talaga Tanauan] There is pr...

Batangas History 24 Dec, 2018

Teodoro M. Kalaw’s Version of Juanang Ilaya and other 19th Century Scare Stories Told to Children

[In this article: TM Kalaw, Teodoro M Kalaw, Lipa Batangas, Batangas Province, Batangas folklore, Juanang Ilaya, tigbalang, nuno sa punso, ...

Batangas History 23 Dec, 2018

Mataasnakahoy: World War II to Martial Law Years

[In this article: Mataasnakahoy Batangas, History of Mataasnakahoy, Kasaysayan ng Mataasnakahoy, Japanese occupation of Batangas, World War...

Batangas History 22 Dec, 2018

Part V: US Military Operations in Batangas from 1901-02 during the Fil-American War

[In this article: Philippine-American War, Philippine Revolution, Filipino rebels, Macabebe Scouts, Ilocano Scouts, Fil-Am War Batangas, Ba...

Batangas History 21 Dec, 2018

Miguel Malvar: a Short Biography Translated from “Mga Dakilaḡ Pilipino”

[In this article: Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippine-American War, General Miguel Malvar, General J. Franklin Bell, Emilio Aguinaldo, Pact of...

Batangas History 21 Dec, 2018

The Rise and Fall of Lipa’s 19th Century “Aristocracy” according to TM Kalaw

[In this article: TM Kalaw, Teodoro M Kalaw autobiography, Lipa Batangas, Lipa coffee industry, Lipa coffee boom, Lipa aristocracy] In a pr...

Batangas History 16 Dec, 2018

“Ang Pasko ay Sumapit” Composer in Thrilling Escape from the Japanese in Cuenca in 1945

[In this article: Josefino Cenizal, World War II Batangas, Cuenca Batangas, Lipa Batangas, Ang Pasko ay Sumapit, WWII escape from Japanese,...

Batangas History 15 Dec, 2018

100 Old Tagalog Sayings with English Translations Told in Balayan, Batangas

[In this article: National Library of the Philippines, historical data, Balayan Batangas, salawikain, Filipino sayings, Filipino maxims, Fi...

Batangas History 14 Dec, 2018

Part IV: US Military Operations in Batangas from 1901-02 during the Fil-American War

[In this article: Philippine-American War, US Army in the Philippines, US Volunteers, American military operations in Batangas, Fil-Am War i...

Batangas History 8 Dec, 2018

Particulars of Mataasnakahoy’s Separation from Lipa in 1932

[In this article: Batangas Province, Mataasnakahoy Batangas, History of Mataasnakahoy, Kasaysayan ng Mataasnakahoy, Ceferino Capuchino, Geo...

Batangas History 8 Dec, 2018

When “Fishes were cooked in the Lake” – the 1716 Taal Volcano Eruption

[In this article: Taal Volcano facts, Taal Volcano history, Taal Volcano trivia, 1716 Taal Volcano eruption, base surge, pyroclastic erupti...

Batangas History 6 Dec, 2018

Old Beliefs about Birth, Baptism, Love, Weddings, Death and Burial in Lemery, Batangas

[In this article: Batangas province, Lemery Batangas, beliefs and superstitions, old customs, marriage beliefs, baptism beliefs, beliefs ab...

Batangas History 5 Dec, 2018

Japanese WWII Atrocities in Bauan, Cuenca, Lipa, Mataasnakahoy, San Jose, Santo Tomas, Rosario, Taal and Tanauan

[In this article: Japanese World War II atrocities, Batangas Province, Bauan Batangas, Cuenca Batangas, Lipa Batangas, Mataasnakahoy Batang...

Batangas History 2 Dec, 2018

Part III: US Military Operations in Batangas from 1901-02 during the Fil-American War

[In this article: Philippine-American War, US Army in the Philippines, US Volunteers, American military operations in Batangas, Fil-Am War i...

Batangas History 1 Dec, 2018

Historic Pictures Related to the Violent 1911 Eruption of Taal Volcano

The pictures in this collection are from the 1912 compilation of The National Geographic Magazine 1 , showing pictures related to the 1911 e...

Batangas History 30 Nov, 2018

Brief Descriptions of the Towns of Batangas in 1902

[In this article: Batangas City, Balayan, Bauan, Calaca, Calatagan, Cuenca, Ibaan, Lemery, Lian, Lipa, Nasugbu, Lobo, San Luis, Santo Tomas...

Batangas History 30 Nov, 2018

Mataasnakahoy: Recovering from the Abaca Decline in the 1920s

[In this article: Mataasnakahoy Batangas, Kasaysayan ng Mataasnakahoy, Mataasnakahoy history, Ceferino Capuchino, Templo family, Silva famil...

Batangas History 30 Nov, 2018

Part II: US Military Operations in Batangas from 1901-02 during the Fil-American War

[In this article: Philippine-American War, US Army in the Philippines, US Volunteers, American military operations in Batangas, Fil-Am War i...

Batangas History 29 Nov, 2018

Gurumay: a Traditional Game Played in San Jose, Batangas in the 1920s and Earlier

[In this article: San Jose Batangas, Batangas Province, traditional Filipino games, traditional children’s games in the Philippines] From t...

Batangas History 29 Nov, 2018

The 1908 Killing in Ibaan of a Traveling Peddler and his 12-Year Old Son

[In this article: Supreme Court of the Philippines, Supreme Court historical cases, American colonial era, Ibaan Batangas, Lipa Batangas, r...

Batangas History 24 Nov, 2018

Part I: US Military Operations in Batangas from 1901-02 during the Fil-American War

[In this article: Philippine-American War, US Army in the Philippines, US Volunteers, American military operations in Batangas, Fil-Am War ...

Batangas History 23 Nov, 2018

Photos of “Typical” Batangas Tagalogs in 1904 according to an Expo Board Publication

In 1904, a world exposition was held from April to December in the Missouri City of St. Louis. It was called the Louisiana Purchase Exposit...

Batangas History 17 Nov, 2018

Mataasnakahoy and the 19th Century Coffee Boom in Lipa

[In this article: Mataasnakahoy Batangas, Kasaysayan ng Mataasnakahoy, Mataasnakahoy history, Ceferino Capuchino, Templo family, Silva famil...

Batangas History 3 Nov, 2018

A 1922 “Tiyanak” Story set at the foot of Mount Makulot in Cuenca, Batangas

[In this article: Philippine myths, Philippine folklore, Cuenca Batangas, Mt. Makulot, tiyanak, supernatural creatures] From the Henry Otle...

Batangas History 3 Nov, 2018

The Prevalence of Bandits in Batangas in 1905 and American Moves to Suppress Them

[Batangas Province, ladrones, brigands, outlaws, tulisanes, ladrones habeas corpus, General Henry Clark Corbin, United Stations Army Philipp...

Batangas History 1 Nov, 2018

Excerpts from Letters of a Murdered American Schoolteacher Describing her Stay in Batangas in 1905

[In this article: Batangas Province, Batangas City, American colonial era, Thomasites, Batangas education, Anna Elizabeth Hahn] From a memo...

Batangas History 30 Oct, 2018

The Physical Characteristics of the People of Batangas in 1916

[In this article: Batangas Province, Rosario Batangas, Lipa Batangas, Batangas City, Taal Batangas, San Jose Batangas, Lemery Batangas, peo...

Batangas History 29 Oct, 2018

The Wealthy Silvas and Templos of Lipa and the Original Families of Mataasnakahoy

[In this article: Mataasnakahoy Batangas, Kasaysayan ng Mataasnakahoy, Mataasnakahoy history, Ceferino Capuchino, Templo family, Silva fami...

Batangas History 27 Oct, 2018

An Encantado Tale Told in Santo Tomas in 1925

[In this article: Batangas, Santo Tomas Batangas, encantado, engkantado, magic, supernatural, old tales, Batangas tales] From an ethnograph...

Batangas History 17 Oct, 2018

Columnas Volantes: an Underground Paper and a Guerrilla Outfit in 1900 Batangas

[In this article: Philippine Revolution, Columnas Volantes de la Federacion Malaya, Lipa Batangas, Lipa City, underground newspaper, Jose R...

Batangas History 16 Oct, 2018

Historical Hypotheses on the possible origins of the Batangueño Expression “Ala Eh”

[In this article: Batangas, Batangas province, ala eh, salitang Batangas, Batangas dialect, Wallah, Allah, hala] The Batangueño Stereotype ...

Batangas History 11 Oct, 2018

An American Division Superintendent’s Description of Batangas in 1900-1901

[In this article: Batangas Province, American colonial era, education in Batangas, Philippine-American War, Education in the Philippine Isl...

Batangas History 10 Oct, 2018

Alvarez v Villaviray: the Controversial 1934 Nasugbu Municipal President’s Election

[In this article: Batangas Province, Nasugbu Batangas, American Colonial Era Philippines, Municipal President, municipal elections Batangas...

Batangas History 5 Oct, 2018

Old Courtship and Marriage Customs in Taysan, Batangas

[In this article: Batangas Province, Taysan Batangas, marriage customs Batangas, sabugan custom, dapitan custom, bigay kaya custom] In stud...

Batangas History 4 Oct, 2018

10 More Batangas Historical Trivia Likely Unknown Even to Batangueños

[In this article: Batangas City Batangas, Nasugbu Batangas, Tuy, Bataangas, Lipa City Batangas, Agoncillo Batangas, San Luis Batangas, Taal...

Batangas History 29 Sep, 2018

Jose Petronio Katigbak: First Known Harvard Filipino Student was from Lipa, Batangas

[In this article: Jose Petronio Katigbak, notable Batangueños, outstanding Batangueños, Katigbak clan of Lipa, American colonial era, Filip...

Batangas History 24 Sep, 2018

The Legend of the Origin of Taal Lake

[In this article: Batangas myths and legends, Batangas Province, Taal Lake, Batangas community and folklore] From the ethnographic collecti...

Batangas History 20 Sep, 2018

Unlucky 13th Plane Crashes as the 11th Airborne Leaves Lipa for Okinawa in 1945

[In this article: unlucky 13, 11th Airborne Division, atomic bomb, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Lipa City, Batangas, Lipa airstrip, World War II Ba...

Batangas History 15 Sep, 2018

The Macabebe Scouts: American “Attack Dogs” in Batangas during the Fil-Am War

[In this article: Macabebe Scouts, Philippine-American War in Batangas, Alitagtag Batangas, San Luis Batangas, Taysan Batangas, San Pascual...

Batangas History 12 Sep, 2018

The Oral History of the Sawali Industry of Taal

[In this article: Sawali, bamboo mat, Taal Batangas, Taal History, traditional Filipino homes, bahay kubo, oral history, Mahabang Lodlod] F...

Batangas History 11 Sep, 2018

The Assassination of the Rosario, Batangas Chief of Police in 1954

[In this article: Rosario Batangas, Gaudencio Manigbas, Captain Esteban de Guzman, Court of First Instance Batangas, Marcial Macalintal, To...

Batangas History 8 Sep, 2018

Stories about the Liberation of Batangas City from Japanese Occupation

[Topics in this article: Batangas City Batangas, World War II in Batangas, Liberation of Batangas, Nasugbu landing 1945, PT boats Batangas,...

Batangas History 4 Sep, 2018

A Tale of Love, Lust and Sex in 1903 Tanauan, Lipa and San Juan, Batangas

[Topics in this article: Supreme Court cases, Tanauan Batangas, Lipa Batangas, San Juan Batangas, San Juan de Bocboc, Philippine Penal Code...

Batangas History 31 Aug, 2018

Old Courtship, Marriage and Birth Traditions in Taal, Batangas

[Topics in this article: Taal Batangas, Batangas Beliefs, Batangas Traditions, Beliefs in Taal, traditional courtship, marriage customs Taa...

Batangas History 28 Aug, 2018

The 11th Airborne Earns Rest in Lipa after Liberation of Batangas in 1945

[Topics in this article: 11th Airborne Division US Army, Lipa Batangas, US Army bivouac in Lipa, Mataasnakahoy Batangas, USO in Lipa, Colon...

Batangas History 27 Aug, 2018

The Roundup of Katipunan Sympathizers and Two Other Stories set in Batangas Town in the Late 19th Century

[Topics in this article: Spanish colonial era Philippines, Batangas in the Spanish colonial period, Batangas town, Batangas City Batangas, ...

Batangas History 25 Aug, 2018

Olgado vs Catigbac: Resolving the Conflict for the Presidency of Lipa in 1910

[Topics in this article: Supreme Court Decision Philippines, American colonial era, Municipal President, Philippine politics, Lipa City Bat...

Batangas History 23 Aug, 2018

Company G of the USV 28th Infantry and the Capture of Pablo Borbon in 1900

[Topics in this article: United States Volunteers, 28th Infantry Regiment, Philippine-American War in Batangas, Pablo Borbon, Nasugbu Batang...

Batangas History 21 Aug, 2018

The Eclipse of the Moon: a Batangas Legend

[Topics in this article: eclipse of the moon, lunar eclipse, Batangas legend, Batangas myth, Henry Otley–Beyer Ethnographic Collection] Fro...

Batangas History 20 Aug, 2018

Mataasnakahoy’s Role in Lipa’s 19th Century Grandeur

[Topics in this article: Villa de Lipa Batangas, Batangas coffee production, 19th century Lipa Batangas, Mataasnakahoy Batangas], Manuel Sa...

Batangas History 18 Aug, 2018

Excerpts from a Japanese Soldier’s Diary on the Final Stand of the Japanese in Batangas in 1945

[Topics in this article: World War II Batangas, Lipa Batangas, Mount Malepunyo, Japanese Imperial Army, Japanese soldier’s diary] The final...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2018

The Miraculous Well of Our Lady of Caysasay

[Topics in this article: Our Lady of Caysasay, Cuenca Batangas, Magic Tales from Cuenca, Henry Otley–Beyer Collection, Legends of Batangas,...

Batangas History 10 Aug, 2018

The Building of the Calamba-Batangas Road in 1900

[Topics in this article: road building in Batangas, United States Army engineering corps, Philippine-American War, history of roads in Bata...

Batangas History 9 Aug, 2018

The Capture of Mt. Malepunyo East of Lipa and the End of Japanese Resistance in Batangas in 1945

[In this article: Mount Malepunyo, Lipa Batangas, 11th Airborne Division, Talisay Lipa Batangas, Sapac Lipa Batangas, World War II Batangas...

Batangas History 8 Aug, 2018

The Conley Police Bribery Case and Dr. Jose P. Laurel’s Presidency during the Japanese Occupation

[Keywords: Jose P. Laurel philosophy, Ray Conley, Govrnor General Leonard Wood, Tanauan Batangas, American colonial era] Tanauan–born Dr. J...

Batangas History 6 Aug, 2018

A Legend of the Calumpang River in Batangas City

[Keywords: Batangas City, Calumpang River, Calumpang Bridge Batangas, Filipino folklore, Batangas folklore, Batangas legends, Filipino lege...

Buhay Batangas 2 Aug, 2018

Retelling the Story of the Mysterious Showers of Petals in Lipa in 1948

[Keywords: Lipa apparition, apparition Lipa Batangas, Mary Mediatrix of All Grace Lipa, Bishop Alfredo Versoza, Carmelite Convent Lipa, show...

Buhay Batangas 1 Aug, 2018

Public Works Projects Undertaken by the US Colonial Government in Batangas in 1915

In this article, we take a look at public works projects undertaken by the Bureau of Public Works (BPW) of the American colonial government ...

Buhay Batangas 28 Jul, 2018

Batangas Legend: the Origin of the Locust

[Keywords: Batangas legend, legend of Batangas story, legend of Batangas English, locust infestation, Philippine–American War, Philippine I...

Buhay Batangas 28 Jul, 2018

The 187th Regiment and How It Overcame the Japanese on Mt. Maculot in 1945

[Keywords: 187th Infantry Regiment, 158th Regimental Combat Team, Cuenca Batangas, Mount Maculot, Japanese Defenses in Mount Maculot, Malep...

Buhay Batangas 27 Jul, 2018

Murderer–Thief in Batangas Sentenced to Death by Military Commission in 1901

[Keywords: military government in Batangas, military commission Philippines, Philippine–American War, Claudio Marco, Hilario Trimilios, Flor...

Buhay Batangas 25 Jul, 2018

More Superstitious Beliefs in San Jose, Batangas in 1925

[Keywords: San Jose Batangas, Superstition, Superstitious Beliefs in Batangas, Henry Otley–Beyer] From one Agapito H. Mendoza, we get a sec...

Buhay Batangas 15 Jul, 2018

Two Tagaytay–Batangas Shortcut Roads Built by US Army Engineers in 1945

[Keywords: US Army Corps of Engineers, World War II, Tagaytay to Lemery Road, Tagaytay to Talisay Road] As the liberation of the Province o...

Buhay Batangas 13 Jul, 2018

The State of the Pottery Industry in Pallocan, Batangas in 1917

[Keywords: Henry Otley–Beyer Collection, Philippine pottery, Batangas–pottery, pot–making in Batangas, Barrio Pallocan] A 1917 ethnographic...

Buhay Batangas 10 Jul, 2018

The American Capture of Santo Tomas and Filipino Retreat to Talisay, January 1900

[Keywords: Philippine–American War, General Elwell Stephen Otis, General Thomas Henry Barry, General John C. Bates, Santo Tomas, Lipa, Tali...

Buhay Batangas 6 Jul, 2018

Reports on Taal, Bauan, Batangas, San Jose, Lipa, Ibaan and Tanauan from an 1845 Augustinian Document

[Keywords: Taal, Bauan, Batangas, San Jose, Lipa, Ibaan Tanauan, Mapas General, Agustinos Calzados] An 1845 edition of the periodic report ...

Buhay Batangas 5 Jul, 2018

The Role of the US Army 158th RCT in the Liberation of Batangas in 1945

[Keywords: 158th Regimental Combat Team, Bushmasters, United States 6th Army, United States 8th Army, World War II Liberation of Batangas, ...

Buhay Batangas 30 Jun, 2018

The Legend of the King of Taal Volcano

[Keywords: Legends of Batangas, Legend of Don Pablo, Henry Otley-Beyer Collection, King of Taal Volcano] From a 1916 paper written by one L...

Buhay Batangas 27 Jun, 2018

Releasing a Batangas-convicted Hukbalahap from Prison 1948

[Keywords: Hukbalahap, Batangas Court of First Instance, Supreme Court of the Philippines, Ramon Diokno, Jose W. Diokno, Proclamation No. 7...

Buhay Batangas 26 Jun, 2018

Methods of Catching Fish in Balayan, Batangas in 1916

[Keywords: Balayan Batangas, fishing materials, fishing methods, saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing, American colonial era] A 1916 paper...

Buhay Batangas 22 Jun, 2018

Galicano Apacible’s Heartfelt Letter “To the American People” in 1900

Balayan-born Galicano Apacible, a doctor by profession 1 , was a 19 th century Batangueño who was among the prominent figures of the underg...

Buhay Batangas 18 Jun, 2018

The Tennis-like Mayoralty Election in Lipa, Batangas in 1937

[Lipa Batangas, mayoralty election 1937, Supreme Court decisions, Claro M. Recto, Jose P. Laurel Jr.] Through a Supreme Court en banc decis...

Buhay Batangas 16 Jun, 2018

US Army Surprises Japanese at Palico, Nasugbu in 1945, Bluff Its Way up to Tagaytay

[Keywords: Nasugbu Landing, Palico Nasugbu, Palico Bridge, Tagaytay Ridge, Japanese soldiers WW2, US 8th Army] On 31 January 1945, forces o...

Buhay Batangas 14 Jun, 2018

American-Sponsored Batangueño Students in the United States in 1917

In 1903, the new American colonial government in the Philippines passed the “Pensionado” Act which aimed to “educate and bind current and fu...

Buhay Batangas 13 Jun, 2018

Felipe Agoncillo’s Official Protest Against the Treaty of Paris of 1898

[Keywords: Felipe Agoncillo, Treaty of Paris, Filipino Diplomat, Philippine Independence, End to Spanish Rule in the Philippines, American ...

Buhay Batangas 9 Jun, 2018

Lian and San Luis, Batangas in the 19th Century as Described by a Spanish Historian

[Keywords: Lian, San Luis, Manuel Sastron, 19th Century Batangas, Spanish colonial era Batangas, Batangas y su Provincia] For this instalme...

Buhay Batangas 8 Jun, 2018

The Sack of Barrio Cumba, Lipa in 1945 and the Treason Case vs Leandro Gonzales

[Keywords: Lipa City, Barrio Cumba, Makapili, Treason, World War II] From the document entitled “History and Cultural Life of the Barrio of...

Buhay Batangas 7 Jun, 2018

Details of the Historic Nasugbu Landing from the Viewpoint of the 11th Airborne Division

[Keywords: Nasugbu, Nasugbu Landing, 11th Airborne Division, US Sixth Army, US Eighth Army, Lingayen Gulf Invasion] A previous article in B...

Buhay Batangas 4 Jun, 2018

Acts of the Philippine Commission in 1902 Concerning Batangas

[Keywords: Philippine Commission, Taft Commission, William McKinley, Quartermaster, Bureau of Post Offices, United States War Department, M...

Buhay Batangas 2 Jun, 2018

How the Japanese Army set up Defenses against Allied Forces in Santo Tomas, Batangas in 1945

[Keywords: Batangas, Santo Tomas, military intelligence, Japanese Imperial Army, Nasugbu Landing, bunker, entrenchment, trench] From a decl...

Buhay Batangas 29 May, 2018

The Hukbalahap in Batangas in the Immediate Post-WWII Years

[Keywords: Huk, Mateo del Castillo, Partidang Komunista ng Pilipinas, Hukbong Mapagpalaya ng Bayan, Peasant Revolt in the Philippines, Comm...

Buhay Batangas 22 May, 2018

More about Base R, an American Logistics Base in Batangas City in WWII

[Keywords: Batangas City, Base R, United States Army, Historical Data, Barrio Santa Clara, Hilltop, Mainaga Cove, military logistics] In th...

Buhay Batangas 21 May, 2018

Historical Landing Fields or Airstrips in Batangas

[Keywords: Aerodrome, Airstrip, Landing Field, Airdrome, Nasugbu, Calatagan, Batangas, Lemery, Tanauan, Lipa] Up to the present day, there ...

Buhay Batangas 18 May, 2018

A CIA Report’s View on Elpidio Quirino’s Presidency and the Continuing Influence of Batangas’ Jose P. Laurel

[Keywords: Elpidio Quirino, Jose P. Laurel, 1949 Philippine Elections, Nacionalista Party, Liberal Party, fraudulent election 1949, declass...

Buhay Batangas 17 May, 2018

Taysan, Batangas in the 19th Century as Described by a Spanish Historian

[Keywords: Batangas, Taysan, Batangay y su Provincia, Manual Sastron, 19 th century Batangas, Monte Mapolo, Toribio Mateo, Fr. Gregorio Pa...

Buhay Batangas 15 May, 2018

Picture Compilation of Evidences of Japanese Atrocities in Santo Tomas, Batangas in 1945

This post contains a compilation of photographs taken in 1945 of survivors of Japanese atrocities committed earlier that same year in the to...

Buhay Batangas 14 May, 2018

US Army Signal Corps Pictures taken during the Liberation of Santo Tomas, Batangas in 1945

A set of pictures taken by the United States Army Signal Corps in the Philippines in 1945 and filed away at the United States National Archi...

Buhay Batangas 13 May, 2018

US Army Signal Corps Photos taken while in the town of Lipa in 1945

This is the second article featuring photographs taken by the United States Army Signal Corps while stationed in Batangas. Those posted earl...

Buhay Batangas 10 May, 2018

Brief History of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Batangas City

[Keywords: Batangas Church, Immaculate Conception, Minor Basilica, Batangas City, Fray Diego Mojica, Fr. Pedro Cuesta, Monsignor Cirilo Cas...

Buhay Batangas 10 May, 2018

Particulars of the Now-Defunct Nasugbu ‘Landing' or Airfield, Pre-WWII and onwards

[Keywords: Batangas, Nasugbu, Nasugbu Landing, Nasugbu Airfield, Nasugbu Aerodrome, Roxas y Cia, Ayala y Cia, American Era Philippines] Fro...

Buhay Batangas 9 May, 2018

US Army Signal Corps Pictures while in Batangas City Post-World War II

In the months immediately after the conclusion of World War II in the Pacific Theater, the United States Army Signal Corps maintained a faci...

Buhay Batangas 8 May, 2018

Controversy in the Recognition of Guerrilla Groups by the US Army in 1946

[Keywords: guerrilla activity in Batangas, Hunters/ROTC, Filipino-American Irregular Troops, FAIT, World War II, Japanese occupation of the...

Buhay Batangas 7 May, 2018

Examining a “Tale” of Corruption during Spanish-Era Tanauan, Batangas

[Keywords: Tanauan, Batangas, Antonio Villapando, Doña Maria Tapia, Doña Vicentica Leyba, corruption, panguingue, capital municipal, gobern...

Buhay Batangas 5 May, 2018

The Torture of Filipinos in Calaca by US Soldiers during the Fil-Am War

[Keywords: Frederick T. Arnold, Private Andrew K. Weir, Sergeant Edwards, Calaca, Batangas, water torture, water cure, Philippine-American ...

Buhay Batangas 5 May, 2018

Calatagan, Batangas: Historic and Folkloric Notes about some of its Barrios

[Keywords: Batangas, Calatagan, History of Calatagan, Folklore of Calatagan, Western Batangas, Barrios of Calatagan, Baha, Balibago, Balito...

Buhay Batangas 4 May, 2018

Conditions of Bus Transportation around Batangas in the 1950s

[Keywords: Batangas Transportation Company, BTCo, Laguna Tayabas Bus Company, LTB, Calaca, Balayan, Lipa, Candelaria, Lemery, Batangas trav...

Buhay Batangas 3 May, 2018

Balayan, Batangas in the 19th Century according to a Spanish Historian

[Keywords: Balayan, Batangas, Manuel Sastron, Batangas y su Provincia, 19 th Century Batangas, 19 th Century Balayan, Spanish Era Batanga...

Buhay Batangas 2 May, 2018

Movements of British Troops in the towns of Lipa and Batangas in 1763

[Keywords: British in Manila, British in the Philippines, Batangas, Lipa, Captain Thomas Backhouse, Seven Years’ War, Galleon Philipino, Ba...

Buhay Batangas 30 Apr, 2018

USV 28th Infantry Company E’s Assignment to Nasugbu and Balayan in 1900 during the Phil-Am War

[Keywords: United States Volunteers, 29th Infantry Regiment, Philippine-American War, Western Batangas, Nasugbu, Tuy, Lian, Calatagan, Bala...

Buhay Batangas 29 Apr, 2018

The Katipunan’s Attacks on Lian and Talisay, Batangas in 1896 as Narrated by Artemio Ricarte

[Keywords: Katipunan, Philippine Revolution, Artemio Ricarte, Lian, Talisay, Magdalo Faction, Magdiwang Faction, Santiago Alvarez, Mariano R...

Buhay Batangas 26 Apr, 2018

US Army War Crimes Investigation Results about Massacres in Lipa in 1945

After the United States Army had successfully freed Batangas Province from Japanese control sometime in May of 1945, its War Crimes Branch i...

Buhay Batangas 25 Apr, 2018

BLTBCo: Why it was known as BTCo in Batangas and LTB in Manila

Readers who are old enough to remember when buses of the Batangas Laguna Tayabas Bus Company (BLTBCo) ruled the roads of the province in the...

Buhay Batangas 24 Apr, 2018

Superstitions of the People of Taal, Batangas Circa 1925

From the Henry Otley-Beyer Ethnographic Collection 1 , we are able to obtain colorful insights about Philippine culture early during the Ame...

Buhay Batangas 21 Apr, 2018

San Pascual, Batangas: Historic and Folkloric Notes about some of its Barrios

We continue with this site’s series featuring historic and folkloric trivia about the barrios of Batangas, this time with focus on those of ...

Buhay Batangas 21 Apr, 2018

Notes on the Ibaan-Batangas Road Sabang Bridge, Completed Early in 1914

Motorists who regularly ply the Ibaan-Batangas City Road may not find anything remotely remarkable about the Sabang Bridge along the way, bu...

Buhay Batangas 20 Apr, 2018

Lipa, Batangas in Ruins: Photos taken right after World War II

A memorandum from General Headquarters of the United States Army Forces in the Pacific Office of the Theater Advocate War Crimes Branch to t...

Buhay Batangas 16 Apr, 2018

A 1914 Batangas Road System Map

The turn of the 20 th century in Batangas saw the new American colonial government, through the Bureau of Public Works, execute an ambitiou...

Batangas History 1 Apr, 2018

Batangas Students Make History as the 1st School Ordered Closed in the American Colonial Era

On the lighter side of history, from Volume 49 1 of the Woodstock 2 Letters, a publication of the Society of Jesus from 1872 to 1969, we f...

Buhay Batangas 27 Mar, 2018

The Capture and Looting of Lipa by US Troops in 1900 during the Fil-American War

In December of the year 1899, almost a year after the Philippine-American War had broken out, after clearing the Bulacan towns of Baliuag an...

Buhay Batangas 24 Mar, 2018

The Philippine Revolution in Batangas during the Tenure of Govenor-General Ramon Blanco

While high school history books told us that Batangas was one of eight provinces that first revolted against Spanish colonial rule late in t...

Buhay Batangas 22 Mar, 2018

Lemery, Batangas in the 19th Century as Described by a Spanish Historian

Continuing with this web site’s series on late 19 th century Batangas as described by the former government official and historian Manuel S...

Buhay Batangas 21 Mar, 2018

Atrocities in Batangas Cited during General Tomoyuki Yamashita’s Trial for War Crimes after WWII

Mention the name Yamashita in the context of the Second World War and in most likelihood the first thing that comes to most Filipinos’ minds...

Buhay Batangas 18 Mar, 2018

Francisco Rubio and his Recruitment of Rebel Soldiers in Tanauan in 1900

On 24 October 1900, one Francisco Rubio was arraigned and tried for charges of “being a spy” by a military commission convened in the town o...

Buhay Batangas 16 Mar, 2018

Movements of Company D of the USV 28th Infantry Regiment in Batangas in 1900

Continuing with the campaign of the United States Volunteers 28 th Infantry Regiment in Batangas in the year 1900, we now shift our attenti...

Buhay Batangas 10 Mar, 2018

Tingloy, Batangas: Historic and Folkloric Notes about some of its Barrios

This article revisits the otherwise forgotten history and folklore of the barrios of Tingloy, Batangas . The information contained herein h...

Buhay Batangas 9 Mar, 2018

The State of Philippine Railroads in 1902 and American Attempts to Improve It, Including New Lines in Batangas

On 18 March 1902, the United States Senate directed Elihu Root, the Secretary of War, to provide “a statement of the legal and traffic relat...

Buhay Batangas 7 Mar, 2018

San Juan de Bocboc, Batangas in the 19th Century as Described by a Spanish Historian

We move now to the town of San Juan in eastern Batangas, called San Juan de Bocboc during the latter part of the Spanish colonial era, for t...

Buhay Batangas 7 Mar, 2018

The Deadly 1902 Cholera Epidemic in the Philippines, with Special Interest on Its Consequences in Batangas

The disease cholera is an infection of the small intestines that leads to diarrhea, vomiting and muscle cramps. It is caused by a bacterium...

Buhay Batangas 5 Mar, 2018

The Case of the 19-Year Old Makapili Charged with Treason for Activities in Lipa and Santo Tomas

In this article, we take a look at another Supreme Court case involving treason charges against a member of the Makabayang Katipunan ng mga ...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

Company C: the USV 28th Infantry Regiment Movements in the Taal-Lemery Area during the Fil-Am in 1900

This is the second article of a series about the 28sup>th Infantry Regiment of the United States Volunteers (USV) while on deployment in ...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

Santo Tomas, Batangas in the 19th Century as Described by a Spanish Historian

Continuing with the series in this web site on 19 th century Batangas as described by the former government official and historian Manuel S...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

The State of Batangas in 1901 as Reported to the 2nd US Philippine Commission

The Second Philippine Commission , otherwise known as the Taft Commission, was appointed by the United States President William McKinley in...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

Bauan, Batangas: Historic and Folkloric Notes about Its Barrios

We continue with our series featuring historic and folkloric stories from the barrios of Batangas, this time shifting our focus on the Munic...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

Life and Economics in Lian, Batangas Early in the 20th Century

An Anthropological paper 1 written by one Pastor M. Layosa in 1927 offers a compelling descriptive picture of the life end economics in the...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

The US Army 28th Infantry Regiment in Batangas in 1900 and their Operations in Taal, Lemery, Calaca and Nasugbu

This article starts a new series in this web site on the activities of the United States Army’s 28 th Infantry Regiment as it saw action in...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

The Case of the Makapili in Tanauan and the Heroic Dr. Brigido Carandang

From the archives of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, we get this story 1 of both the heroism and treachery of fellow Batangueños on o...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

19th Century Tanauan, Batangas as Described by a Spanish Historian

We continue with the series of articles on late 19 th century Batangas as described the former government official and historian Manuel Sas...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

Antonio de las Alas, the Outstanding Taal-born Public Servant of the American Colonial Era

The 1931 publication “Men of the Philippines 1 ” included several Batangueños. In the book’s foreword, the gentlemen included were qualifie...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018

Ibaan, Batangas: Historical and Folkloric Notes about its Barrios

This article continues the series that resurrects historical and folkloric trivia about the different barrios of Batangas. For this install...

Buhay Batangas 3 Mar, 2018