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2021

The Old Batangas Practice of Using Poison to Stun Fish in the Pansipit River

[Batangas Culture] Back in the late 1940s, it was the practice of some people to catch fish from the Pansipit River 1 using a mild poison ...

Batangas History 11 Dec, 2021

[CULTURE] A Tale of Two Tamales: Ibaan and Lipa

At the public market of the city of Lipa in Batangas, ask to be shown where you can buy tamales and you will likely be directed to a seller ...

Batangas History 25 Nov, 2021

Intel Reports on the Jap Army in Lobo, Malvar, Rosario, San Jose and San Juan, Batangas, Dec 44

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was one of the guerrilla organizations operating in southern Luzon, and it had a sizable prese...

Batangas History 6 Nov, 2021

PQOG Guerrilla Intel Reports on Lipa, Batangas with Sketch Maps, December 44

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was one of the guerrilla organizations operating in southern Luzon, and it had a sizable prese...

Batangas History 5 Nov, 2021

PQOG Guerrilla Intel Reports on Batangas Town with Sketch Maps, December 44

The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was one of the guerrilla organizations operating in southern Luzon, and it had a sizable prese...

Batangas History 5 Nov, 2021

Japanese Military Activities in Lipa and Nearby Towns in February 1945

The month of February 1945 was a crucial one for the forces of both the United States and the Japanese Imperial Army in the Philippines. On...

Batangas History 29 Oct, 2021

When Japanese Soldiers Tortured and Killed Americans Captured in Nasugbu

On the 13 th of March 1942, two Americans, both presumably personnel of the United States Army, were captured by troops of the Japanese Imp...

Batangas History 28 Sep, 2021

[Audio] Aug 1943 Address of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Filipino People

Although not directly related to the Province of Batangas, this address is nonetheless included in this web site because of its historical s...

Batangas History 14 Sep, 2021

Jay D. Vanderpool, the Officer who Unified Guerrillas in Batangas, Cavite and Laguna

After the fall of Bataan and Corregidor in April and May 1942, respectively, Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright, designated commander of all Unite...

Batangas History 16 Aug, 2021

5 Things Batangas Is Known For

Batangas is one of the Republic of the Philippines’ 81 provinces. It is situated at the southern part of the country’s largest island of Lu...

Batangas History 15 Aug, 2021

Complete List of Barangays in Batangas Province

Below is a complete list of all barangays or barrios of the Province of Batangas’ four cities and thirty municipalities. The city of Batang...

Batangas History 15 Aug, 2021

A Short History of the Gold Area Unit, Free Luzon Intel Unit, 6th MD

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Gold Area Unit was a guerrilla organization affiliated Free Luzon Intelligence Echelon of the 6 th Military District ...

Batangas History 15 Aug, 2021

Map of Roads and Trails Leading to the Japanese Military Area in Mt. Malarayat

Below is a rough sketch of roads and trails leading to the Japanese Military Area at Mt. Malarayat, which is part of the Malepunyo mountain ...

Batangas History 15 Aug, 2021

A Brief Narrative of the 35th Infantry Division, PQOG

[TRANSCRIPTION] The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was another of the large guerrilla organizations that operated in southern L...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2021

A History of the 1st BN, 49th Regt Hunters-ROTC from the Fil-American Irregular Troops

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Hunters-ROTC was a large guerrilla organization founded in Rizal but which relocated its headquarters to the western B...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2021

History and Important Activities of the Dado Destreza Unit

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Fil-American Guerrillas, Dado Destreza Unit was organized in Nasugbu in 1942 by one Sisenando “Dado” Destreza. Destre...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2021

History of the 2nd Battalion, 49th Regiment Hunters-ROTC

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Hunters-ROTC was a large guerrilla organization founded in Rizal but which relocated its headquarters to the western B...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2021

History of the Nasugbu Women Civilian Volunteers

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Hunters-ROTC was a large guerrilla organization founded in Rizal but which relocated its headquarters to the western B...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2021

A Chronological Report on the Guerrilla Activities of the Alitagtag Town Unit

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Hunters-ROTC was a large guerrilla organization founded in Rizal but which relocated its headquarters to the western B...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2021

Factual Record of the Lipa Intelligence Group, Hunters-ROTC

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Intelligence Group, 3 rd Batallion, 49 th Regiment, 47 th Division is an affiliate of the Hunters-ROTC guerrilla or...

Batangas History 14 Aug, 2021

History of the Oraña Guerrilla Unit, San Luis, Batangas

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Orana Guerrrilla Unit was an independent guerrilla organization that was spawned and operated in the area of Barrio Du...

Batangas History 12 Aug, 2021

History of the 36th Infantry Regiment, PQOG of Taysan

[TRANSCRIPTION] The President Quezon’s Own Guerrillas or PQOG was another of the large guerrilla organizations that operated in southern L...

Batangas History 11 Aug, 2021

Photo of Construction of Batangas-Cavite Road [January 1929 BPW Quarterly Bulletin]

In 1929, an inter-provincial road that would connect the adjoining provinces of Batangas and Cavite was under construction by the American c...

Batangas History 9 Aug, 2021

Photo of the Calumpang River Revetment [1928 BPW Annual Report]

As part of its infrastructure development plans throughout the Philippines, the American colonial government, with the Bureau of Public Work...

Batangas History 9 Aug, 2021

Photo of the Causeway and Boat Landing in Batangas Town [January 1928 BPW Annual Report]

In 1927, the American colonial government, with the Bureau of Public Works as the implementing institution, undertook the construction of a ...

Batangas History 9 Aug, 2021

Photo of the Newly-Completed Batangas Provincial Hospital [1928 BPW Annual Report]

Apart from the construction of roads, bridges, administrative buildings, waterworks sytems and schools, among others, the American colonial ...

Batangas History 9 Aug, 2021

Photo of the Rosario to Bolbok Road [1926 BPW Annual Report]

By the 1920s, motorized transportation had well and truly arrived as well in the Philippines. Hence, among the aspects of public works that...

Batangas History 9 Aug, 2021

[PHOTOS] Lipa and Balayan Public Markets, American Colonial Era

Especially in the early years of the American colonial period, the Bureau of Public works was kept busy building infrastructures which by an...

Batangas History 8 Aug, 2021

Photos of the Batangas Provincial Capitol [1926 & 1927 BPW Annual Report]

The Batangas Provincial Capitol is where the Office of the Governor of the Province of Batangas, along with its allied and accompanying serv...

Batangas History 7 Aug, 2021

Photo of Standard Temporary Central School, Batangas Town [1926 BPW Annual Report]

Because making public school education available to the general population was among the priorities of the American colonial government, it ...

Batangas History 7 Aug, 2021

Photo of Approach to Sabang Bridge, Batangas-Ibaan Road [January 1919 BPW Quarterly Bulletin]

The original Sabang Bridge was one of the most outstanding projects of the Bureau of Public Works 1 in Batangas during the American colonia...

Batangas History 7 Aug, 2021

Photos of the Taal Water System [April 1917 BPW Quarterly Bulletin]

The construction of infrastructure projects for the improvement of lives among citizens of the country was among the things undertaken by th...

Batangas History 7 Aug, 2021

History of the Mataasnakahoy Unit, Hunters-ROTC

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Hunters-ROTC was a large guerrilla organization founded in Rizal but which relocated its headquarters to the western B...

Batangas History 2 Aug, 2021

History of the Taal Women's Auxiliary Corps - Hunters-ROTC

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Hunters-ROTC was a large guerrilla organization founded in Rizal but which relocated its headquarters to the western B...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2021

History of the Batangas Town Guerrillas - Hunters ROTC

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Hunters-ROTC was a large guerrilla organization founded in Rizal but which relocated its headquarters to the western B...

Batangas History 1 Aug, 2021

Testimony of Amado Javier of San Jose Batangas on His Experience with Japanese Soldiers in 1945

This page contains the testimony of one Amado Javier of San Jose, Batangas regarding the day when he was taken by two Japanese soldiers in 1...

Batangas History 31 Jul, 2021

Organizational History of the 2nd Regiment Nasugbu FAIT

[TRANSCRIPTION] The Fil-American Irregular Troops or FAIT was a large guerrilla organization that operated in Luzon during the Japanese oc...

Batangas History 31 Jul, 2021

Testimony of Agapita Mapalad of San Jose, Batangas on the Killing of Her Husband by the Japanese in 1945

This page contains the testimony of one Agapita Mapalad of San Jose, Batangas regarding the killing of her husband by the Japanese in 1945. ...

Batangas History 31 Jul, 2021

Testimony of Baltazar Briones of San Jose Batangas on how the Japanese Killed his Sons

This page contains the testimony of one Baltazar Briones of San Jose, Batangas on how his two sons were killed by Japanese soldiers. The pa...

Batangas History 31 Jul, 2021

The Pamintahan Massacre in Lipa, Batangas in February 1945

Even as memories of the last World War begin to fade, and the younger generations occupy themselves with events more contemporary, there are...

Batangas History 23 Jul, 2021

2020 Population Data for Batangas' Cities and Towns

Because the Philippine Statistics Authority has now released the results of the 2020 Philippine Census 1 , Batangas History, Culture and Fol...

Batangas History 21 Jul, 2021

1915 The Life of a Tagalog Fisherman by Aquilino B. Atienza

This page contains the complete transcription of the 1915 ethnographic paper 1 written by one Aquilino B. Atienza from .jpeg scans of the o...

Batangas History 29 Jun, 2021

Revisiting the Forgotten WWII Airstrip in Malvar, Batangas

In his 1951 book 1 on the US Army Air Force’s exploits at the outbreak of World War II in the western Pacific, author Walter D. Edmonds not...

Batangas History 8 Jun, 2021

WWII Intelligence Map Showing Japanese Positions West, South of Lipa, Batangas

Below is a digitized copy of an intelligence sketch created by a guerrilla unit on Japanese positions and installations at the western and s...

Batangas History 31 May, 2021

1915 Tagalog Stories, Proverbs, and Games by Jose de Villa

This page contains the complete transcription of the 1915 ethnographic paper 1 written by one Jose de Villa from .jpeg scans of the origina...

Batangas History 31 May, 2021

WWII Intelligence Map of North and East of Lipa Showing Japanese Positions

Below is an intelligence map submitted by the Lipa Guerrilla Regiment (Paran’s Unit) to the Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB) showing Japanes...

Batangas History 31 May, 2021

WWII Intelligence Map of Lipa City with Japanese Positions

Above is a map of what is now the City of Lipa submitted to the Allied Intelligence Bureau (AIB) by the Lipa Guerrilla Regiment Paran’s Unit...

Batangas History 31 May, 2021

Jorge Espina: the Hero who Embodied Batangueño Resistance to Japanese Occupation in WWII

In the numerous documents submitted by various guerrilla outfits to the United States Army in their bids to gain official recognition during...

Batangas History 19 Apr, 2021

Basilio Fernando, after whom an Air Force Base was named in Lipa, Batangas

About Basilio Fernando, after whom Fernando Air Base – home of the Air Education, Training and Doctrine Command of the Philippine Air Force ...

Batangas History 17 Apr, 2021

The Daring Guerrilla Radio Detachment that Operated in Batangas in WWII

In November 1944, a small detachment was despatched by guerrilla leader Major Bernard L. Anderson to set up an intelligence network and oper...

Batangas History 22 Feb, 2021

The Case of Batangueño Guerrillas' Attempt to Bribe a US Army Investigating Officer

Even before the surrender of the Japanese Imperial Army to the Allied Forces in the Philippines in September of 1945, guerrilla organization...

Batangas History 6 Feb, 2021

The Case of Four US GIs Stranded in Malvar, Batangas Behind Japanese Lines in WWII

Early in 1942, after forces of the Japanese Imperial Army had occupied the Philippine Islands in their quest to set up the bogus East Asia C...

Batangas History 6 Jan, 2021