Full transcription of the so-called “Historical Data” for the barrio of San Benito in the City of Lipa, Batangas, the original scanned documents at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections not having OCR or optical character recognition properties. This transcription has been edited for grammar, spelling and punctuation where possible. The original pagination is provided for citation purposes.
Part I: History
S. Benito has the same history as S. Celestino.
S. Benito has two sitios – Bilaran Canluran and Biilaran Silangan.
A man who owned many hectares of coffee plants had a certain part of his yard made into a pavement for drying coffee berries. Since that time up to the present, this sitio has been called the Bilaran Canluran and the other part is called Bilaran Silangan even if there is no pavement for drying coffee.
5. List of tenientes:
2. Agustin Kalaw
3. Juan Lacorte
4. Julian Ilagan
5. Eduardo Obrador
8-1. Many Spaniards were killed and buried in this barrio.Notes and references:
Transcribed from “History and Cultural Life of the Barrio (of San Benito)” 1953, online at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections.