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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

Testimony of Soledad Lacson on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Santo Tomas, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Soledad Lacson of Santo Tomas, Batangas on atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945. Th...

Batangas History 30 Sep, 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 Simon Adap on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Simon Adap on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Bauan, Batangas in 1945. This particular tra...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Statement of Keiichi Kimura Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, M/Sgt. Keiichi Kimura, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al., one of t...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Saburo Owari in War Crimes Trial for Atrocities Committed in Batangas in 1945

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of Saburo Owari for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al., one of the trials ...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Japanese Atrocities Committed in San Jose, Batangas in 1945

In early 1945, partly because the United States Army had already established itself in Central Luzon and Nasugbu in a campaign to rid the is...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Shumpei Hagino on Charges of Atrocities in Batangas in 1945: Cross Examination

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of one of the accused, Shumpei Hagino for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et a...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Rosenda Moog on Atrocities Suffered at the Hands of the Japanese in San Jose, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of one Rosenda Moog of San Jose, Batangas regarding Japanese atrocities she suffered and observed during Wo...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Zenichiro Mogami on Charges of Atrocities in Batangas in 1945: Cross Examination

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of one of the accused, Zenichiro Mogami, for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, e...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Zenichiro Mogami on Charges of Atrocities in Batangas in 1945: Direct Examination

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of one of the accused, Zenichiro Mogami, for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, e...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Statement of Zenichiro Mogami Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, Master Sergeant Zenichiro Mogami, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

When the Japanese Massacred at Least 300 in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

In February and March of 1945, just before the United States Army pushed out from the western Batangas town of Nasugbu to liberate the provi...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Galicano Cordova on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Galicano Cordova on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Bauan, Batangas in 1945. This particul...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Summary of Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

In late February 1945, the Japanese committed severe atrocities against the civilians in the town of Bauan, Batangas. A summary of the atro...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Statement of Tetsusaburo Ito Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, Warrant Officer Tetsusaburo Ito, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al....

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Isao Ichimura in War Crimes Trial for Atrocities Committed in Batangas in 1945

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of Isao Ichimura for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al., one of the trials...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Statement of Ichiro Kobayashi Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, Warrant Officer Ichiro Kobayashi, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Felipe Castor on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

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

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Statement of Shinkichi Hosaka Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, Warrant Officer Shinkichi Hosaka, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Statement of Chikoyichi Fukuoka Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, 2 nd Lt. Chiyokichi Fukuoka, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al., o...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Statement of Sadakatsu Kato Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, Warrant Officer Sadakatsu Kato, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al.,...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Ueno Tamehaya in War Crimes Trial on Charges of Atrocities Committed in Batangas in 1945

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of Ueno Tamehaya for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al., one of the trials...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Shumpei Hagino on Charges of Atrocities in Batangas in 1945: Direct Examination

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of one of the accused, Shumpei Hagino for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et a...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Survivor’s Testimony on Japanese Atrocities at Barrio Sulok, Sto. Tomas, Batangas

The barrio named Sulok in Santo Tomas, Batangas, presently named Santa Cruz, in World War II was the site of a Japanese garrison. The barri...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

2nd Testimony of Godofredo Brual on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Godofredo Brual on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Bauan, Batangas in 1945. Brual also tes...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Ladislau Abrenica on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Ladislau Abrenica on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Bauan, Batangas in 1945. This particu...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Trial Testimony of Valentin Mayuga for the Defense on Japanese Atrocities in Batangas in 1945

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of Valentin Mayuga for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al., one of the tria...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

US Army Summary of Evidence of Japanese Atrocities in Taal, Batangas in 1945

February 1945 was a dark month for the province of Batangas. Probably because of the presence of the United States Army in Nasugbu, the inc...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Statement of Rikizo Monma Related to Japanese Activities in Batangas in World War II

This page contains the testimony from one accused, Warrant Officer Rikizo Monma, submitted as evidence in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, et al., o...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Modesta Remo on Her Husband’s Death at the Hands of the Japanese in San Jose, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of one Modesta Umali Remo of San Jose, Batangas regarding Japanese atrocities she suffered and observed dur...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

US Army Documentation on the 1945 Japanese Massacre of Civilians in Sto. Tomas, Batangas

At the end of World War II in the western Pacific, it was estimated that anything from 18,000 to 25,000 people of Batangas were massacred by...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

A Survivor's Testimony on the Japanese Massacre of Her Family in Tanauan, Batangas in 1945

The 10 th of February 1945 is a day one Justina Manlisik of Tanauan, Batangas, would not have forgotten. That day, her entire family was m...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Testimony of Ichiro Kobayashi on Charges of Atrocities in Batangas in 1945

This page contains the transcription of the testimony of one of the accused, Ichiro Kobayashi, for the defense in U.S.A. v Shumpei Hagino, e...

Batangas History 1 Sep, 2019

Charge and Specifications vs Japanese Officers for Atrocities Committed in Batangas and Laguna in 1945

Apart from trying the top brass of the Japanese Imperial Army for war crimes committed in the Philippines, with special interest on those in...

Batangas History 20 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Juan Samosa on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Tanauan, Batangas in 1945

Apart from trying the top brass of the Japanese Imperial Army for war crimes committed in the Philippines, with special interest on those in...

Batangas History 20 Aug, 2019

Statement of Taiichi Yamada Regarding Orders Given Related to Massacres in Laguna and Batangas

Taiichi Yamada was one of four officers of the Imperial Japanese Army charged with war crimes committed in Batangas and Laguna. The others ...

Batangas History 20 Aug, 2019

Second Testimony of Corazon A. Burgos on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Tanauan, Batangas in 1945

Apart from trying the top brass of the Japanese Imperial Army for war crimes committed in the Philippines, with special interest on those in...

Batangas History 20 Aug, 2019

Statement of Lt. Bunji Kano Regarding the Massacres in Laguna and Batangas in 1945

Lt. Bunji Kanto was one of four officers of the Imperial Japanese Army charged with war crimes committed in Batangas and Laguna. The others...

Batangas History 20 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Agripino Calabia on Who Gave the Orders for the Massacres in Batangas in 1945

In this deposition testimony by one Agripino Calabia of San Pablo, Laguna, a Japanese collaborator, is given an opinion on who might have gi...

Batangas History 20 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Tomas Sandoval on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Tanauan, Batangas in 1945

Apart from trying the top brass of the Japanese Imperial Army for war crimes committed in the Philippines, with special interest on those in...

Batangas History 20 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Aurea Gonzales on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Tanauan, Batangas in 1945

Apart from trying the top brass of the Japanese Imperial Army for war crimes committed in the Philippines, with special interest on those in...

Batangas History 19 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Lucio Dimayuga on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Tanauan, Batangas in 1945

Apart from trying the top brass of the Japanese Imperial Army for war crimes committed in the Philippines, with special interest on those in...

Batangas History 19 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Masatoshi Fujishige Before the War Crimes Commission in 1945

Colonel Masatoshi Fujishige was officer in command of Japanese forces in southern Luzon, including Batangas, in early 1945 when the massacre...

Batangas History 18 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Governor Fortunato Borbon on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Batangas Province in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Acting Governor Colonel Fortunato Borbon on Japanese atrocities committed in Batangas Province in 1945. ...

Batangas History 15 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Corazon A. Burgos on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Tanauan, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Corazon A. Burgos on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Tanauan, Batangas in 1945. The pages ...

Batangas History 15 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Fausta N. Espiritu on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Tanauan, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Fausta N. Espiritu on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Tanauan, Batangas in 1945. The pages...

Batangas History 15 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Eugenio la Rosa on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Eugenio la Rosa on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages con...

Batangas History 15 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Timoteo Magsombol on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Timoteo Magsombol on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages c...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Guillermo Aguila on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Guillermo Aguila on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages co...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Placido Chavez on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Placido Chavez on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages cont...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Agustin Lunar on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Agustin Lunar on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages conta...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Elisa Magpantay on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Elisa Magpantay on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages con...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Leoradio Maulion on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Leoradio Maulion on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages co...

Batangas History 13 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Valentina Remo on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Valentina Remo on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages cont...

Batangas History 13 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Cipriano de la Peña on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Cuenca, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Cipriano de la Peña on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Cuenca, Batangas in 1945. The pages...

Batangas History 13 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Casimiro Garcia on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Casimiro Garcia on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. The pages conta...

Batangas History 13 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Ignacio Banawa on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Ignacio Banawa on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. The pages contai...

Batangas History 12 Aug, 2019

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. The pages containe...

Batangas History 12 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Simplicio Deomampo on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Simplicio Deomampo on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. The pages co...

Batangas History 12 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Juan Vergara on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

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

Batangas History 12 Aug, 2019

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. The pages cont...

Batangas History 12 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Juanita Barrion on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Juanita Barrion on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. The pages conta...

Batangas History 12 Aug, 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

2nd Testimony of Juan Vergara on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Juan Vergara on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. Vergara also testi...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Eufemia Banaag Almazan on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Eufemia Banaag on Japanese atrocities committed in the town of Taal, Batangas in 1945. The transcriptio...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

Col. Masatoshi Fujishige's Request for the Retrial of Lt. Mikio Taneichi, 1946

Colonel Masatoshi Fujishige was the officer of the Imperial Japanese Army in charge of all Japanese forces in the Province of Batangas at th...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

2nd Testimony of Conchita Lualhati on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Taal, Batangas in 1945

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

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

Testimony of Lorenzo Leynes on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Bauan, Batangas in 1945

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

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2019

2nd 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. Solis also testif...

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

Testimony of Briccio Mabiling on Japanese Atrocities Committed in Lipa, Batangas in 1945

This page contains the testimony of Briccio Mabiling of Lipa, Batangas on atrocities committed by the Japanese in the town in 1945. The pag...

Batangas History 8 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