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Nasugbu Right after World War II

Late in January 1945, the United States 8 th Army landed on the beaches of Nasugbu virtually unopposed , making the town the first in Batan...

Batangas History 28 Nov, 2019

5 Strange Batangas Beliefs when there are Deaths in the Family

Not just Batangueños, but many Filipinos will agree that all sorts of strange and obscure beliefs and superstitions come out of the closet w...

Batangas History 20 Nov, 2019

Cuatro Santos: the Four Barrios Disputed by Lipa and Tiaong during the Spanish Era

On the eastern outskirts of the City of Lipa in Batangas, close to the shared border between Batangas and what is presently Quezon Province,...

Batangas History 14 Nov, 2019

A “True” Tigbalang Story Set in a Barrio of Lipa City

In the present day, with Lipa City having overtaken Batangas City as the province’s most populous geopolitical unit 1 , and swathes of erstw...

Batangas History 6 Nov, 2019

Barrios in Lipa where Concentration Camps were set up during the Fil-Am War

Most readers will recall from secondary History textbooks that Batangas was the last province to drop its resistance to United States forces...

Batangas History 23 Oct, 2019

The Legendary Tulisan Romang Gabi, the “Robin Hood” of Spanish-era Batangas

From the so-called “historical data 1 ” for the barrio of Muzon 2 nd in the town of Alitagtag, Batangas, we hear of this forgotten legendar...

Batangas History 9 Oct, 2019

The 48 World War II Martyrs of Lian, Batangas

Soon after the Japanese attack on the United States naval facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on 7 December 1941, “able-bodied citizens and res...

Batangas History 5 Oct, 2019

The “Rescue” of Spanish Prisoners in Rosario, Batangas by American Soldiers in 1900

In a much earlier article, Batangas History already featured the capture and looting of the then-town of Lipa 1 in 1900 by forces of the Un...

Batangas History 27 Sep, 2019

A Chronology of Guerrilla Activities in Alitagtag, Batangas in WWII

From a memorandum 1 dated 6 March 1946 written by one 1 st Lieutenant Patricio M. Abu, addressed to the Chief of the United States Armed F...

Batangas History 21 Sep, 2019

When the Japanese Massacred Bauan’s Male Population in 1945

Bauan, late February 1945. It had been a month since the United States 8 th Army had landed virtually unopposed in Nasugbu to support the ...

Batangas History 17 Sep, 2019

Why the Capital of Batangas Moved from Taal to Batangas in 1754

In 1754, the seat of the provincial government or the capital of Batangas was in the municipality of Taal. Not the present location of Taal...

Batangas History 16 Sep, 2019

A Bauan Native’s 1945 Escape from Certain Death at the Hands of the Japanese

By March 1945, Allied liberation forces led by the United States Army had left their coop in Nasugbu, where the 8 th Army had landed late i...

Batangas History 12 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Conchita Alas Lualhati on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Conchita Alas Lualhati on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. The page...

Batangas History 11 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Jose M. Katigbak on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Lipa, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Jose M. Katigbak on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Lipa, Batangas in 1945. The pages cont...

Batangas History 11 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Segundo Gube on General Fujishige’s Visit with Lipa Mayor Dominador Luz in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Segundo Gube of Lipa, Batangas on a visit of Japanese General Masatoshi Fujishige with Lipa Mayor Domina...

Batangas History 10 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Gabriela M. Luz on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bo. Sulok, Sto. Tomas, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Gabriela M. Luz of Lipa, Batangas on the atrocities committed by the Japanese in Barrio Sulok, Santo Tom...

Batangas History 10 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Felix Javier on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bo. Sulok, Sto. Tomas, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Felix Javier of Santo Tomas, Batangas on the atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945. ...

Batangas History 10 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Cipriano Rodelas on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Lipa, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Cipriano Rodelas of Lipa, Batangas on the atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945. The...

Batangas History 9 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Survivor Eusebio Linatoc on the Pamintahan Massacre in Lipa, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Eusebio Linatoc of Lipa, Batangas on the so-called Pamintahan Massacre committed by the Japanese in the ...

Batangas History 9 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Victor Manguiat on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Lipa, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Victor Manguiat of Lipa, Batangas on atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945. The page...

Batangas History 8 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Pamfilo Umali on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Lipa, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Pamfilo Umali of Lipa, Batangas on atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945. The pages ...

Batangas History 7 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Ricardo Castillo on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Santo Tomas, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Ricardo A. Castillo of Santo Tomas, Batangas on atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945...

Batangas History 5 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Felicidad Austria on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Santo Tomas, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Felicidad Austria of Santo Tomas, Batangas on atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945. ...

Batangas History 5 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Leoncio Tolentino on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Santo Tomas, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Leoncio Tolentino of Santo Tomas, Batangas on atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945. ...

Batangas History 4 Aug, 2019

2nd Testimony of Hilario Laro on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Hilario Laro on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. Laro also testifie...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Shumpei Hagino Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, Lt. Shumpei Hagino, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al., one of the ...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Juan K. Solis on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Juan K. Solis on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. The pages contain...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

Charge and Specifications vs Col Masatoshi Fujishige, et al. for Atrocities in Batangas in 1945

Four ranking officers of the Imperial Japanese Army in charge of forces in Batangas and Laguna faced war crimes charges after the conclusion...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

2nd Testimony of Francisco Manigbas on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Francisco Manigbas on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Bauan, Batangas in 1945. Manigbas al...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

2nd Testimony of Milagros Barrion on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Milagros Barrion on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. Barrion also t...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Carlos Marquez on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Carlos Marquez on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Bauan, Batangas in 1945. This particular...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

The Beheading of Jose Dimaandal by the Japanese in Batangas Town in 1943

Filed away at the National Library of the Philippines are so-called “historical data” for the different towns across the Philippines. These...

Batangas History 26 Jul, 2019

A Forgotten Mariang Makiling Legend Set in Balayan, Batangas

Even in the present day, one still hears once in a while stories of people who had gone on treks up Mount Makiling in the Province of Laguna...

Batangas History 24 Jul, 2019

When the Holy Cross Refused to Leave Alitagtag to Save Its Inhabitants from Taal Volcano

There are many folkloric stories about the Holy Cross, patron of the towns of Alitagtag and Bauan, the former incidentally once part of the ...

Batangas History 10 Jul, 2019

The Revival of the "Haybing" Religious Drama in Taal in 1929

According to one Claudia M. Cruz in an ethnographic paper 1 submitted to the University of the Philippines in 1930, a religious drama calle...

Batangas History 27 Jun, 2019

The “Procesion Civica,” Highlight of Cuenca, Batangas’ Fiesta Celebration c. 1930

In the present day, the Municipality of Cuenca in Batangas has developed a reputation for being the “Home of the Bakers,” and the town itsel...

Batangas History 21 Jun, 2019

The Folkloric Origin of the Subli Dance of Batangas from a 1916 Ethnographic Paper

Mention the word baraco and most people in the Philippines immediately think of Batangas, the province with which the liberica species of c...

Batangas History 31 May, 2019

History of the STCAA: the Athletic Association’s Humble Roots and Batangas’ Early Participation

In the present day, each year a competition is held to select teams and athletes who will represent Region IV-A in the national games called...

Batangas History 25 May, 2019

The 1907 Philippine Assembly and the First Legislative Districts of Batangas under American Rule

In July 1902, the United States Congress passed the so-called Philippine Organic Act, which was the basic law for the Insular Government of ...

Batangas History 24 May, 2019

When Crocodiles and Sharks Swam in Taal Lake

Although, in the present day, the waters of Taal Lake have become completely freshwater, this was not always the case. The lake used to be ...

Batangas History 22 May, 2019

The Folkloric Story of Why the Town of Lipa was moved to Its Present Location

From an ethnographic paper entitled “Folklore from Lipa, Batangas 1 ,” written by one Amparo Reyes, we extract this otherwise forgotten folk...

Batangas History 1 Mar, 2019

When President Manuel L. Quezon Praised Batangas for Its Self-Sufficiency

Erstwhile “confidential records 1 ” of Philippine Commonwealth President Manual L. Quezon’s conferences with the press in 1936 showed how hi...

Batangas History 27 Feb, 2019

Narciso Claveria’s 1849 Decree and the Surnames of the People of Lipa

In the early days of the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines, as the indios or native Filipinos converted to Christianity, many such na...

Batangas History 22 Feb, 2019

The Heroic Women Civilian Volunteers of Nasugbu in WWII

In 1944, probably in anticipation of the subsequent landing of the United States 8 th Army early the following year, the Hunters/ROTC Guerr...

Batangas History 20 Feb, 2019

Apolinario Mabini’s Letters to the Philippine Commission Seeking an Armistice Early in the Fil-Am War

The December 1898 Treaty of Paris formally ended the Spanish-American War; and as the defeated nation, Spain officially “relinquished all cl...

Batangas History 16 Feb, 2019

Fernando Air Base and the 1989 Coup Attempt vs Cory Aquino’s Government

Although Corazon Aquino was swept to power by the hugely popular “ People Power Revolution ” in 1986, her presidency – which lasted until 19...

Batangas History 14 Feb, 2019

The Legend of the Gabi (Taro) as Told in Malvar Batangas

From the 1950s document “History and Cultural Life of the People of Malvar, Batangas 1 ,” we get this obscure little legend about the origin...

Batangas History 8 Feb, 2019

A Folkloric Tale of a Marian Apparition that Led to the Building of the Lipa Cathedral

From an ethnographic paper 1 written by one Amparo Reyes, presumably from the then-town of Lipa in Batangas, we get this folkloric story ab...

Batangas History 30 Jan, 2019

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

This article concludes the series we have been running on Batangas History regarding how the United States Army and Volunteers operated in t...

Batangas History 26 Jan, 2019

Nasugbu in World War II: A Historical Narrative

From the 1953 document entitled “Historical Data of the Municipality of Nasugbu 1 ,” Batangas History presents this historical narrative on ...

Batangas History 25 Jan, 2019

The Inauguration of the Caltex Oil Refinery in Bauan, Batangas by President Ramon Magsaysay in 1954

[In this article: Caltex refinery, Chevron Philippines, Batangas Province, Bauan Batangas, San Pascual Batangas, President Ramon Magsaysay,...

Batangas History 21 Jan, 2019

The Magic Book of a 19th Century Jesuit Priest in Alitagtag, Batangas

[In this article: Batangas Province, Bauan Batangas, historical data, Batangas history and folklore, Alitagtag Batangas, magic book, Jesui...

Batangas History 19 Jan, 2019

A Chronology of US Army Aerial Attacks on Batangas in 1945

[In this article: Batangas Province, United States Army Air Force, Far East Air Force, Batangas Airfield, Lipa Airfield, Calingatan Airfiel...

Batangas History 19 Jan, 2019

The Immediate Economic Benefits of Batangas Train Service in 1910

[In this article: Batangas Province, Lipa Batangas, Batangas City Batangas, Manila Railroad Company, Calamba to Laguna line, Luta to Lucena...

Batangas History 18 Jan, 2019

Mataasnakahoy: the Celso Landicho Mayoralty

[In this article: Batangas Province, Mataasnakahoy Batangas, History of Mataasnakahoy, Ceferino Capuchino, Isagani Laluna, Mayor Celso Land...

Batangas History 16 Jan, 2019

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

[In this article: Batangas Province, Philippine American War, United States Army in the Philippines, Lipa City Batangas, Lobo Batangas, Mou...

Batangas History 15 Jan, 2019

When the Municipal Council of Lipa Objected to the Town Becoming a City

[In this article: Batangas Province, Lipa City Batangas, Republic Act Number 162 series of 1947, Lipa City Government, Lipa Municipal Counc...

Batangas History 11 Jan, 2019

Badong and the Legend of the House Lizard as used to be Told in Tanauan, Batangas

[In this article: Batangas Province, Batangas beliefs and folklore, Tanauan Batangas, Batangas legends, house lizard, butiki, butiking baha...

Batangas History 9 Jan, 2019

The Rescue of White War Refugees from Calatagan, Batangas by US Army Engineers in 1945

[In this article: World War II Batangas, Calatagan Batangas, Nasugbu Batangas, 592 US Army Engineering Regiment, war stories, civilian refu...

Batangas History 8 Jan, 2019