February 2019 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore February 2019 - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

February 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 h...

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 n...

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 Guer...

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 c...

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 1...

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 origi...

Batangas History 8 Feb, 2019