Lipa’s Future Saint: Bishop Alfredo Ma. Aranda Obviar

Lipa’s golden age towards the end of the 19th century, ushered in the fabled grandeur and opulent lifestyle of its inhabitants brought about by being for a short period the … Continue reading Lipa’s Future Saint: Bishop Alfredo Ma. Aranda Obviar

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 in 1869, the eldest son of Don Gregorio Aguilera y Esguerra and Doña Maria Solís y Luz. His Spanish-Filipino father, originally … 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 … 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