September 21, 2019

Historical Data for Batangas Towns & Barrios

Because many publications about local histories down to the barrio level were destroyed during the Japanese Occupation and World War II, President Elpidio Quirino's administration instructed Bureau of Education divisions around the Philippines to rebuild collections by using teachers to interview elders and community folks and write the so-called "historical data." While most of these were poorly researched and written, the papers still offer starting points for further research and, despite their limitations, they do offer insights to a bygone era.

The documents were subsequently filed away at the National Library of the Philippines, albeit without OCR (optical character recognition) unlike international institutions who have digitized documents and subsequently made these available online in both graphic and text formats. Thus, to make life easier for researchers, Batangas History has taken the liberty of transcribing these papers and making these available below.

To view the original documents, visit the NLP Historical Data page.

[NOTE: This section is a work in progress.]

JUMP TO:
Agoncillo Alitagtag Balayan Batangas Town
Bauan Calaca Calatagan Ibaan
Lemery Lian Lipa City Mabini
Malvar Mataasnakahoy Nasugbu San Jose
San Luise San Nicolas San Pascual Santa Teresita
Taal Tanauan Taysan Tingloy
Tuy

FROM THE 1953 HISTORICAL DATA REQUIRED BY THE QUIRINO ADMINISTRATION

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