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Excerpts from the Bill of Particulars vs Tomoyuki Yamashita Pertaining to Batangas

Tomoyuki Yamashita, commander of all Japanese forces in the Philippines in 1945, surrendered to United States forces in 1945 and was placed ...

Batangas History 18 Jul, 2022

Communications between Apolinario Mabini, Luciano San Miguel and William Howard Taft

This page contains a series of communications extracted from the 1903 Report of the Philippine Commission 1 between Batangas’ revolutionary...

Batangas History 27 Jun, 2022

The Cities of the Province of Batangas

Batangas is one of eighty-one (81) provinces of the Republic of the Philippines. It is located at the southern end of the large island of L...

Batangas History 20 Jun, 2022

Particulars of the First Provincial High School in Batangas Province

As early as the year 1900, a time when, in fact, the Philippine-American War was still raging, the American colonial government had already ...

Batangas History 11 Jun, 2022

Why Passenger Train Service in Batangas was Discontinued in 1940 and 1941

Passenger train service has been in existence in the Philippines way back to the Spanish Colonial era. However, when the Americans took ove...

Batangas History 4 Jun, 2022

The Barely Documented 1885 Taal Volcano Eruption

There is an eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas that is scantily — if at all — documented. This is the one of 1885, an event that was not ...

Batangas History 1 Jun, 2022

A Historical Record of English and Tagalog Names for Common Philippine Fishes

From a 1948 publication of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service 1 , we obtain this fairly comprehensive list of both English and Taga...

Batangas History 30 May, 2022

[CULTURE] The Disappearing Use of the Letter “R” at the End of Syllables in Batangas

In the Province of Batangas, the use of the letter “r” at the end of syllables in spoken Tagalog is fast dying out, if it has not died out a...

Batangas History 28 May, 2022

[CULTURE: Food] How a Bowl of Goto in Batangas May Come as a Surprise to Non-Batangueños

Just like its iconic version of the pancit lomi , noted for the absence of vegetables among the ingredients, Batangas’ take on the “goto” ma...

Batangas History 23 May, 2022

Late 19th Century Taal as Described by the UK-Born Priest Rev. J.E. Tenison-Woods

From an 1888 paper 1 written by the noted priest-cum-geologist Reverend Julian Edmund Tenison-Woods, we are able to obtain a very vivid des...

Batangas History 20 May, 2022

[CULTURE: Traditions] Origins of the Bulingbuling Tradition of Batangas and Elsewhere

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, every last Sunday before Ash Wednesday, many people in the City of Lipa would take to the streets for what was...

Batangas History 13 May, 2022

[CULTURE: Food] History and Origin of Batangas Lomi

“Lomi” is just one of many noodle dishes called pancit (alternatively spelled, pansit ) that have become part of Filipino cuisine. The wor...

Batangas History 6 May, 2022

[FOLKLORE] Old Tales about the “Suno” at the Zigzag Road in Cuenca, Batangas

Just past the barrio of Ibabao in the town of Cuenca, Province of Batangas, heading southwest to the town’s poblacion, is a short stretch of...

Batangas History 14 Apr, 2022

[Culture: Food] Pinarusahang Isda: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Food Name

Among the amusing food names one may hear when one is in the province of Batangas is “pinarusahang isda,” literally “punished fish.” As amu...

Batangas History 7 Apr, 2022

[CULTURE] Aremuhanan: a Word to Sum Up a Culture of Frugality in Batangas

Aremuhanan. It is difficult to find a direct English translation for this quaint little Batangueño word. It is a word mothers and generally ...

Batangas History 5 Apr, 2022

US Army Documentation and Photos of the Pamintahan, Lipa Massacre of 1945

The 27 th of February in the year 1945 was one of the darkest days in the history of the now City of Lipa in Batangas. Inevitably, with th...

Batangas History 29 Mar, 2022

[Culture: Food] The “Pulang Kiki” Bread of Western Batangas

Back in the sixties, there was this story in the western Batangas coastal town of Nasugbu of an old lady in a calesa (a horse-drawn carriag...

Batangas History 19 Mar, 2022

[Culture: Language] Pagerper Meaning, that Bawdy Batangueño Word

“Pagerper.” This ostensibly Tagalog word has probably been searched so often that it has become a Google “keyword 1 .” Among the most comm...

Batangas History 17 Mar, 2022

[Culture: Language] Yae Na and How Batanguenos Use the Imperative Form of Verbs

Those among readers who know Batangueños will doubtless have heard them often use the expression “ ‘Yae na,’ ” shortened from “Hayae na” or ...

Batangas History 9 Mar, 2022

[Folklore] The Ililipad sa Maculot Threat to Children in Batangas

Among the province of Batangas’ colorful beliefs — if it can even be called one — of old was the “ililipad ka sa Maculot 1 ” (you will be fl...

Batangas History 29 Jan, 2022

A 1930 Batangas Road Trip Guide

[TRANSCRIPTION] This page contains all the text from the Batangas Road Trip section of the 1930 edition of “The Official Road Guide 1 .” T...

Batangas History 24 Jan, 2022