Championing Filipino Identity and Inspiring the Young Professionals of Today: The Life and Legacy of José Petronio M. Katigbak (1879-1916)

“No one who came to know Petronio ever forgot him. Not because of his good looks or of his personality, or of his charm. In fact, he was an extraordinarily … Continue reading Championing Filipino Identity and Inspiring the Young Professionals of Today: The Life and Legacy of José Petronio M. Katigbak (1879-1916)

The Surrender of General Malvar as Witnessed by a Lipeña

It is really fascinating when the past is retrieved through reading primary sources such as biographies, letters, and eye-witness accounts as they give substantial information and animate a dry historical … Continue reading The Surrender of General Malvar as Witnessed by a Lipeña

Segunda Solis Katigbak: The charming Lipeña who captivated Rizal’s young heart

In Lipa, Batangas, an attractive bahay na bato (a Philippine ancestral home) honors the memory of Segunda Solis Katigbak (1863-1943), the grand matriarch of the Katigbak clan and considered to … Continue reading Segunda Solis Katigbak: The charming Lipeña who captivated Rizal’s young heart

Early 20th Century Lipa as seen through the eyes of an American Official’s Wife

This article features an excerpt about Lipa, its people and culture, in the year 1902, lifted from the series of letters written by Edith Moses about the Philippines. These letters … Continue reading Early 20th Century Lipa as seen through the eyes of an American Official’s Wife

Gregorio Aguilera Solís, an illustrious yet ever-modest Lipeño patriot

Gregorio Aguilera y Solís was born in Lipa, Batangas on November 1, 1869, the only son of Don Gregorio Aguilera y Esguerra and Doña Maria Solís y Luz. His Spanish-Filipino … Continue reading Gregorio Aguilera Solís, an illustrious yet ever-modest Lipeño patriot

Dr. José Aguilera Losada: Lipa’s first medical doctor and diplomat

The present-day Lipeños probably are unaware that there used to be a street in Lipa called Calle Dr. Losada, named after Don José Losada, a pioneer Filipino physician, and diplomat. … Continue reading Dr. José Aguilera Losada: Lipa’s first medical doctor and diplomat

Semana Santa in Lipa: badge of faith and prestige

Owning a santo is a religious tradition introduced during the Spanish colonial times. Among many Filipino catholic communities, it is a badge of faith as well as a symbol of … Continue reading Semana Santa in Lipa: badge of faith and prestige

Columnas Volantes de la Federación Malaya: Lipa’s contribution to Philippine journalism

After Lipa’s liberation from the Spanish forces on June 18, 1898, the town underwent a cultural revival. It was in this atmosphere, in the ardor of the revolution, that brought … Continue reading Columnas Volantes de la Federación Malaya: Lipa’s contribution to Philippine journalism