January 4, 2018

Calansayan, San Jose, Batangas: Historical Data

Full transcription of the so-called “Historical Data” for the barrio of Calansayan in the Municipality of San Jose, 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.

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District of San Jose
CALANSAYAN SCHOOL

HISTORY AND CULTURAL LIFE OF THE BARRIO
OF
CALANSAYAN, SAN JOSE, BATANGAS
Part One – History

1. Present official name of the barrio.
a. Calansayan, San Jose

2. Popular name of the barrio, present and past; derivation and meanings of these names. Names of sitios included.
a. Present name
(1) Calansayan
a. Derived from the word “Calansay,” meaning dead body and “yan,” meaning a place.

b. Past name
(1) Calansayan
a. Derived from the word “Calansay,” meaning dead boy and “yan,” meaning a place.

c. Name of sitios within the territorial jurisdiction.
(1) Pook No. 1 – PAG-ASA
(2) Pook No. 2 - TAGUMPAY

3. Date of establishment of the barrio and the pook.
a. No one knows the date of the establishment of the barrio.
b. The pook was established in 1951.

4. Original families
a. Clans from the neighboring places.



5. List of tenientes from the earliest time to date.
a. During the Spanish Regime
(1) Dionisio Hernandez
(2) Calixto Estole
(3) Eladio Mendoza
(4) Jose de Chavez (at the same time cabeza de barangay)
(5) Cosmero de Torres
(6) Narciso Aguila (at the same time cabeza de barangay)
(7) Narciso Perez (at the same time cabeza de barangay)
Data furnished by:
1. Manuel Hernandez
2. Narciso Caguimbal

b. American Regime
(1) Manuel Hernandez
(2) Eladio Mendoza
(3) Ventura Gonzales
(4) Gregorio Caguimbal
(5) Jose Menas
(6) Leodegario Garcia
(7) Recardo Mendoza
(8) Sacarias Metra
(9) Ireneo Musico
(10) Francisco Aguila
(11) Marcelino Perez
(12) Polecarpio Velasquez
(13) Pedro Caguimbal
Data furnished by:
1. Manuel Hernandez
2. Narciso Caguimbal

6. Stories of old barrios or sitios within the jurisdiction that are now depopulated or extinct.
a. Reason
(1) The barrio is thickly populated at present.

[The historical data for Barrio Calansayan appears incomplete.]

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Notes and references:
Transcribed from “History and Cultural Life of the Barrio Calansayan, San Jose, Batangas” 1953, online at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections.

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