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2020

[PHOTOS] Early Archeological Excavations in Calatagan, Batangas

Below are photos of the early excavations undertaken in Calatagan under the leadership of the Swedish archeologist Olov Janse. Janse, known...

Batangas History 2 Dec, 2020

Chinese Ceramics and Evidence of Violence in the Early Calatagan Excavations

In the 1930s, while ground was being leveled for use as an airstrip in the Municipality of Calatagan on the western side of the Province of ...

Batangas History 30 Nov, 2020

When Balayan Guerrillas Stole Japanese Q-Boats from a Base in Calatagan in WWII

Towards the end of 1943, when the tides of war in the Pacific had started to turn in favor of the Allied Forces, Japan started to explore al...

Batangas History 16 Nov, 2020

The Burning of Rosario and Other Japanese Atrocities in the Town in 1945

On the 31 st of January 1945, the United States 8 th Army made its long awaited landing on the beaches of the town of Nasugbu in western B...

Batangas History 15 Oct, 2020

The Daring Guerrilla Raid on a Jap Sentry Outpost at Calicanto, Batangas in 1943

On the 8 th of December 1941, just hours after the Japanese attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Japanese aircraft li...

Batangas History 1 Oct, 2020

Protecting Cuenca against WWII Japanese Stragglers and Convincing them to Surrender

On the 20 th of April 1945, the 187 th Glider Infantry Regiment of the United States Army’s 11 th Airborne Division, after some fierce an...

Batangas History 22 Sep, 2020

The Tanauan Guerrillas who Helped Downed US Pilots Escape the Japanese in WWII

Beginning on the 10 th up to the 20 th of October 1944, planes of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise started raiding Japanese airfields i...

Batangas History 18 Jul, 2020

10 World War II Trivia Set in Batangas

World War II and the Japanese occupation of the Philippines from 1942-1945 rank among the most tragic events ever to have affected the Provi...

Batangas History 27 Jun, 2020

The Amusing Folkloric Tale of How Lipa City Got its Name

Many of the folkloric stories about how the cities, towns and barrios of Batangas got their names had something to do with amusing supposed ...

Batangas History 19 Jun, 2020

Bayorbor in Mataasnakahoy and Bayudbod in Tuy: Lost Meaning of the Names

A quick examination of the names of the barrios around the province of Batangas and one quickly sees that there is a commonality to the name...

Batangas History 12 Jun, 2020

WWII Batangas: Forced Cotton Planting and Civilian Hunger

Among the common themes related to World War II in Batangas found in the so-called “historical data” required by the administration of Presi...

Batangas History 31 May, 2020

A 1920 Biography of Apolinario Mabini

From a 1920 publication entitled “Prose Selections” of the Department of Public Instruction and Bureau of Education, we extract this easy to...

Batangas History 24 May, 2020

How Mount Batulao Got Its Name – a Folkloric Story

At the border between the provinces of Batangas and Cavite rises an inactive volcano called Mount Batulao. It has an elevation of 2,274 fee...

Batangas History 23 May, 2020

The Beginnings of “Kapeng Barako’s” Association with Batangas

Fact 1: Mention “kapeng barako” (Spanish: café verraco 1 ) and most people immediately think of the province of Batangas. This is despite ...

Batangas History 19 May, 2020

Guerrilla Groups that Operated in Batangas in WWII

Guerrilla groups that were formed and operated in the years of the Japanese occupation of the Philippines from early 1942 to mid-1945 played...

Batangas History 10 May, 2020

“At the Capture of Rosario:” an Account of the US Army’s 1900 Incursion into Batangas

This article contains a transcription of an article that appeared in a 12 January 1900 issue of “The American 1 ,” an English-language newsp...

Batangas History 6 May, 2020

Taal Volcano Eruptions: a Historical Record

Below is a record of the eruptions of Taal Volcano dating back to the dawn of the Spanish colonial era in the Philippines. The data is take...

Batangas History 22 Mar, 2020

Muslo and the Maliputo: the Great Fishes of Taal Lake and the Pansipit River

Back in the 1960s when this writer was still a young boy, his mother would take him along at daybreak on the forty or so minute ride to Leme...

Batangas History 10 Mar, 2020

Historic Photos of the Taal Volcano Crater Lakes, 1907

The photographs contained in this page have been extracted from an scientific paper written by Raymond Foss Bacon and published in 1907 in t...

Batangas History 9 Mar, 2020

The Regeneration of Taal Crater Island: Clues from the 1911 Eruption

Readers will only be too familiar with images of the Taal Volcano Crater Island having been reduced to a barren wasteland in the immediate a...

Batangas History 3 Mar, 2020

The Amusing Stories of Suan, Batangas’ Version of Juan Tamad

Long before mass media and the Internet became ubiquitous in every Filipino household, people entertained themselves by, among other things,...

Batangas History 28 Feb, 2020

How American GIs Helped Revive Batangas’ Balisong Industry

The first balisong or Batangas fan-knife, one of the lasting symbols of the Batangueño, was created by one Perfecto de Leon of the barrio of...

Batangas History 18 Feb, 2020

5 Steps to Finding a Wife the Batangueño Way – Old Batangas Courtship Traditions

Young men in the 1960s and after probably have to thank the American regime and the onslaught of western thinking that freed them from the o...

Batangas History 8 Feb, 2020

In World War II, People Evacuated TO the Taal Volcano Crater Island

Although Taal Volcano Island has long been declared a “permanent danger zone” by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHI...

Batangas History 3 Feb, 2020