Full transcription of the so-called “Historical Data” for the barrio of San Antonio in the Municipality of San Pascual, 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.
[Note to the reader.]
At the time when this document was created, the barrio of San Antonio was still a part of Bauan rather than San Pascual. The latter did not become a separate municipality until the year 1969, after the passage of Republic Act No. 6166.
HISTORY AND CULTURAL LIFE OF SAN ANTONIO
PART ONE – HISTORY
1. The present official name of the barrio is San Antonio.
2. The name of this barrio before was “Butuhan.” It got this name due to the existence of too many banana plants known as “butuhan.” The people planted too many of these plants because the leaves of these plants were used to wrap betel leaves.
3. This was about the year 1913.
4. Original families:
5. List of tenientes from the earliest time to date.
|1. Cabeza||Joaquin Talain||8. Teniente||Antonio Arano|
|2. Cabeza||Mauricio Conti||9. Teniente||Esteban de la Rosa|
|3. Cabeza||Alejo de la Rosal||10. Teniente||Lucas Caringal|
|4. Cabeza||Francisco Sandoval||11. Teniente||Silvestre Calingasan|
|5. Cabeza||Sixto||12. Teniente||Anselmo Buhat|
|6. Cabeza||Joaquin Talain||13. Teniente||Maximo Masagpag|
|7. Cabeza||Domingo Conti||14. Teniente||Eugenio Ilagan|
6. This barrio has many sitios like Jipit, Tramo (Pook before), Real, Hagonoy, & San Antonio proper.
7. The house of Felipe Conti at the foot of the Hagonoy Bridge. (Believed to have been constructed before the Spanish regime and still standing there.)
8. a. Felipe Conti – a private tutor during the Spanish regime.
9. 1926 – A big storm occurred & the Hagonoy River overflowed its banks. The bridge collapsed.
1918 – Locusts destroyed the rice plants of the barrio.
Japanese Occupation – seizure of food, especially rice.
10. A person named Esteban (bulag) blind was very famous for his “awits.” In spite of his blindness, he could raise betel leaves and could determine whether the plant was infested with certain insects or not. When he heard a cock crow, he could readily tell its color.
(MRS.) BENITA A. GENEROSO