Biyernes, Mayo 10, 2013



                                                            Rizal paternal lineage
Rizal paternal lineage can trace back to the Village of Singue in Chin-Chew(or Chan Chow) District,in  Fujian Southern China,Ancestor were Sianco and Zunio in English mean”Lam Squire” who gave birth to a Lamco migrated to the Philippines sometimes during the late 1600
Domingo Lamco at the age of 35,Baptized at the San Gabriel Church in Chinese Community in Binondo ,He married Chinese Mestisa said to be half of his age named Inez De La Rosa, Sister of Juana Dinio Daughters of Agustin Chinco and Jacinta Rafaela a Chinese Mestiza  resident of Parian.
The couple convince by the two Spanish friar, Fr Francisco Marquez and Father Juan Caballero to settle in Dominican Estate of San Isidro Labrador in Binan Laguna,Lamco said to be Instrumental in Building of irrigation works known as Tubigan Domingo Lamco and Ines De La Rosa had s Son Born in 1731 they name it Francisco Mercado   family name means

                               The signatory of 1797 Lucban tayabas
Alcalde Mayor {Governor} Miguel De San Agustin July 28 1797
 Ex – Gobernadorcillo OF Lucban and Principales whom later became
                        Gobernadorcillo of Pueblo De Lucban
    Name                                                                    YEAR ELECTED
 Luis Bonifacio                                                                 1744
Benito De La Cruz                                                            1755
Bartolome Del Castillo                                                       1776
Diego De San Juan                                                            1783
 Jose Andres De La Cruz                                                   1788
Diego Pablo Palad Tomas                                                   1790
Lorenzo De Santo Thomas                                                  1791
Luis Salvador De La  Luna                                                  1793
Juan Crispin Santiago                                                          1796
Inoncencio Jose Patricio                                                      1798
Clemente De La Cruz                                                          1799
Jose Basilio Santiago                                                           1802
Bartolome De San Miguel                                                    1808
Santiago Mateo De Leon                                                     1813
Alejo Antonio Gregorio                                                        1814
Julian Antonio De Los Santos                                               1821
Francisco De San Luis
Francisco Mercado

This  Document recover from Philippine  National Archive was letter of agreements for the settlement  of boundaries between  Lucban and Tayabas  all signatories were  Gobernadorcillo  of  Pueblo De  Lucban 1797, Only  Francisco Mercado whose signed the Document was   not  Gobernadorcillo of Pueblo De Lucban but a possible  witness.. if indeed its was Dr Jose Rizal Great Grand  Father Signature He had a hundred  reason  to visit  Lucban  during his time.

Francisco  Mercado owned the largest herd carabaos in Binan on 1771 he married Bernarda Monicha a Native of Nearby Hacienda, Then they had two son name Juan and Clemente Mercado he was elected as   Capitan( Gobernadorsilyo )of Binan on 1783 He Died in 1801
His Son Juan Mercado like his Father served as town Capitan (gobernadorsillo) in Binan in 1808,1813 and 1823, Capitan Juan also Hermano  Mayor of Religious and Social affairs, he became a representative of Spanish parliament in 1812.
He married Cerila Alejandra,The couple had 13 Children one of his Children,Francisco Engracio Mercado born in Binan in April 1818 was the Father of Dr Jose Rizal
Francisco Engracio Mercado married  Teodora Alonzo realonda De Quintos a Dughters of one of Manilas most Distinguish families in 1848
Sometime in 1849 in Compliance with Governor Claveria decree ordering Filipinos to adopt Spanish Surnames added ‘Rizal” racial which mean green fields or pasture
Francisco moved his family to Calamba, Where he farmed lands leased from Dominicans friar, engaged in Trade and Industry assisted by his wife Teodora Francisco the Father of Dr Jose Rizal became one of the wealthiest in Calamba

Excerpt from Dr. Luciano P. R. Santiago’s The Origins of the Villaseñors:
From Fujian to Lucban:

Don Jeronimo Venco came to the Philippines in around 1690 not to settle here but to court and marry a Chinese meztisa of Pagsanjan by the name of Doña Juana Dinio. Her surname remains to this day a prominent patronymic of Pagsanjan. It was about the same time when the town had just become the capital of Laguna (1688). The marriage was apparently arranged since as noted earlier, Pagsanjan had been founded by Christian Chinese traders, one of whom was surnamed Vinco or Venco, probably an unlce of Jeronimo. Indeed, Dinio means “a lady who is related by blood”, “nio” being equivalent of the Spanish Señora or Doña.
San Cristobal: The Light in the Mountains
Jeronimo bought his bride back to Seongue where they begot two sons who reached maturity. The first, named Christoval Guico was born on February 2, 1662 while the second, also christened Christoval de Villaseñor, was born on November 21, 1694. San Christoval (St. Cristopher) for whom both sons were named was the saint who carefully bore the Christ Child on his shoulders while crossing a formidable river.
Looming over the Tagalog provinces of Laguna and Tayabas (now Quezon) is the sacred volcano Bundok Banahaw. To San Christoval the missionaries dedicated the three mountain range. The terrain was reminiscent of Fujian except that the mighty mountain here dominated without limiting the landscape.
When a light glowed on the mountaintop in the still of the night, it was believed to be San Christoval leading a lost soul in the right path. The pious legend and the luminous landscape fired Jeronimo’s spirit. He named his two sons for the saint although neither of them was born on his feast day (July 25). Jeronimo apparently concluded that its was San Christoval who guided him safely across the stormy seas from the mainland to the Philippines and back with his young bride. And should the two sons decide someday to reclaim their maternal heritage in the Philippines, it would again behoove San Christoval to protect them from all the dangers along the way and help them to find the path to Pagsanjan.
In regard to the two sons’ surnames, Guico translates precisely as “Lord Elder Brother”. According to family tradition, Villaseñor, which means “Lord of the Village”, indicated their noble status in the old country, which made it an agonizing decision for them to cast off their deep roots. Of the huddled masses they were not, though to be sure they had enormous empathy for them. Villaseñor was probably adopted from a Spanish god father or padrino of the family. It was however, a rare surname among the Spaniards in the Philippines.
From Fujian to Lucban: Witnesses to Hope
It took the faithful brother almost half a century to finally decide to migrate to their maternal country in 1740 when they were already in their middle life. Both of them must have earlier families. In that era, most people in the Philippines and perhaps in Asia too, died in their 40’s or 50’s or even earlier. But in the same age range, the hardy brothers decide to start their lives all over again. Determination and perseverance were two profound values they would pass on to their descendants. What major force drove them to make the perilous step is mentioned neither in written accounts nor in the oral tradition of the clan. Perhaps, the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse—war, famine, pestilence, and death, had descended upon their land. But their unswerving trust in the Divine Providence through the intercession of their common Patron, San Christoval, helped them remained steadfast in their resolve. Greater problems were awaiting them in the Philippines but San Christoval appeared never to have failed them.
They arrived just when the Spanish Government was beginning to curb Chinese proliferation in the colony by restricting migration and expelling illegal aliens. But no matter. Clandestinely, the instant fugitives change course from Pagsanjan to Lucban where they knew the missionary Fray Gines Cathos and some Chinese families, probably relatives, who gave them refuge. Nestled at the base of Mount Banahaw, the seat of San Christoval, Lucban beaconed like a blessed light. By then the authorities issued warrants for their arrest as common criminals subject to “beheading” (degollacion) if found guilty. Other crimes must have been imputed to them. The merciful Fray Gines hid them in the inner recesses of the dome gallery hovering over the church transept. The stone church of Sam Luis Obispo of Lucban had just been completed seven years earlier in 1733.
In the meanwhile, the Franciscans and the influential Chinese meztiso groups of both Lucban and Pagsanjan mobilized and worked together for their amnesty. They did succeed but probably without being able to avoid giving bribery to key officials. The facts that the brothers Christoval were Chinese Catholics whose mother was a native of Pagsanjan and thus, they were partly Filipinos would have helped their case immensely. In the testimony of their faith and parentage, they had carried their baptismal certificates all the way from Fujian. Although the original documents had disintegrated, the date they contained were copied for posterity by devoted descendants.
No sooner had the following year started than a monstrous earthquake demolished the church of Lucban on January 12, 1741. The dome over the transept, which had sheltered them, collapsed to the ground. In gratitude to San Christoval for their deliverance twice over, the brothers vowed to carry on from generation to generation in their adopted town their family tradition from the old country of assisting the destitute and the desperate which they too had been once before.
Two Nuptial Knots
(1744 & 1746)
Because of their nobility and mettle, despite their age, the brothers Christoval were deemed eligible old bachelors or widowers by their hosts and supporters in the Chinese meztiso community in Lucban. One of them was Don Luis Pangco (whose srname translates as “fat lord”) with his wife, Doña Juana Flora. The affluent couple had two daughters, Josefa de la Cruz, and Ana Urbina. In 1743 Mount Banahaw of San Christoval erupted (for the last time in recorded memory) burying the town of Sariaya in the South but largely sparing Lucban in the Northwest. It was indeed a propitious event. The following year the elder Christoval took to wife Josefa. And two years later in 1746, the younger Christoval exchanged vows with Ana. Thus, began a new chapter in their lives as well as in the history of Lucban.
Their children and descendants were officially classified as Chinese meztisos. It should be noted, that there are two types of Chinese Meztisos in the Philippines during the Spanish Period. The first type was the offspring of a Chinese father and a Filipina mother, who therefore was an exact half-breed. The second type was the child in a family which had been classified for generations as Chinese meztisos in the direct male line regardless of the amount of Chinese blood running in their veins since the race of their maternal lines were not taken into consideration. The children of the brothers Christoval belonged to the first type while their grandchildren and their descendants afterwards pertained to the second type which was the most common by the 18th century.
Unlike in Pagsanjan, there was no separate Tribunal (Municipal hall) nor gremio for Chinese meztisos in Lucban. They and the naturales met together in the same hall and as members of the principalia, they took turns serving as mayors of the town. In the process, the Villaseñors perfected the art of prudent interpersonal relations or pakikisama with both the natives and the Spaniards, which the clan has been known for.
The Christovals of Lucban
Don Christoval Guico fathered three sons before he died: Don Juan (married Doña Ana Josefa Espiritu),
Don Vicente, and Don Marcos (married Doña Eugemia Isabel). All of them, following the Chinese custom, took their patriarch’s first name as their surname, Cristobal as spelled in the new orthography.
Their progeny intermarried with their Villaseñor relatives, mostly distant cousins, despite the Chinese probation of consanguineous marriages in the paternal line. (There was, however, no probation of marriage in the maternal and paternal-maternal lines) They were able to circumvent the ancient ban by a technically: the two branches of the clan now sported different surnames, which dissimulated their paternal relationship. Besides, canon law of the Catholic Church permitted consanguineous marriages with special dispensation. Hence, the two branches were reunited more than a few times in the 19th and 20th centuries like the noble families of China and Europe, which probably pointed to their noble background in Fujian. The descendants also intermarried within their own branch.
More typically, however, ther intermarried with other prominent families from the Gremio de Naturales as well as the Spaniards and Spanish meztisos, a fact; which widened the interpersonal ties and contributed further to the hybrid vitality of the two clans.
The Cristobals moved fast in the social ladder of their adopted town. Presbitero Don Pio Cristobal, the eldest son of the eldest son (Juan), ascended the altar of God with the priestly dignity—a sure sign in those days of family prestige. In 1819, Don Marcos Cristoval, the youngest son, became the first of the clan to be elected by the principalia as gobernadorcillo (mayor) of Lucban. Marcos’s son Don Saturnino Cristobal Rilles also became the town executive in 1840. It was he who ordered the religious image known as Santo Sepulcro (the dead Christ in glass coffin) to be sculpted. Since then, it has been used on Good Friday processions and considered miraculous by the town folks, who call the image Mahal na Señor (Holy Lord).
From Don Saturnino descended the prominent Lukban clan of Manila and Camarines Norte whose surname honors their ancestral town. Saturnino’s daughter, Andrea married Don Agustin de San Miguel who changed his family name to Lukban in 1849. In that year, Governor General Don Narciso Claveria, Conde de Manila, ordered the customization of Filipino surnames. The majority of the Filipinos chose or changed their patronymics to Spanish surnames. Only a small minority, like Don Agustin, went against the current.
The Villaseñors of Lucban
We now come to our direct line of descent from the younger brother Don Christoval de Villaseñor. Five children were born to him and his wife, Doña Ana Urbina Pangco: Don Blas Mariano (born on February 3, c1747 and married Doña Juana Micaela de Luna); Doña Maria Dominga ( born August 4, c 1748 and married Don Santiago de la Cruz, who later adopted the surname Eleazar and served as the mayor of Lucban in 1787); Doña Maria Lina (born on September 23, c1750, unmarried); Don Antonio Serapion (see data below), our ancestor, and Doña Anastacia (born April 15, c1755, unmarried). The Eleazars, descendants of Vicente and Maria Dominga, have led the way in celebrating a grand reunion last year, 2002 in Lucban. They published a two volume work of their on their genealogy and lineage. We, the descendants of Antonio Serapion, are now following their edifying example this year. As explained earlier, some of the Eleazars also descended from Antonio Serapion.
It is recorded that the manse of the dowager, Doña Ana Urbina burned down in the Great fire of 1789 in Lucban. She took refuge in the house of one of her married children. She probably died a few years later.
Don Antonio Serapion de Villaseñor, the second son of the second son, was born on February 25, c 1752 (feast of San Serapion, Martir) and died in c1812. He married Doña Lina de la Rosa who apparently died young and childless. On September 7, 1791, the widower remarried to a 19 year-old town mate, Doña Rosa de los Angeles. She was born on March 2, 1772 and died in c 1825.
They were blessed with eight children: Srta. Doña Cayetana de Villaseñor (born August 7, 1792, unmarried); Don Fernando de Villaseñor (born on May 30, 1793 and married Doña Martina Solueta de San Antonio); Don Silvino de Villaseñor (born on February 7, 1794 and married Doña Micaela de San Agustin of Tayabas, Tayabas); Padre Don Silvestre de Villaseñor (born December 31, 1794); Doña Salvadora de Villaeñor (born March 178, 1798 and married Licenciado Don Pasqual Nepomuceno y Llamas, a prominent Manila lawyer from Pagsanjan); Padre Don Agustin de Villaseñor (born August 28, 1800); Doña Eufemia de Villaseñor (born March 3, 1802 and married Don Higino Sanchez); and Don Juan de Villaseñor (born June 24, 1805 and marries (a) Doña Rufina Santiago Tigmaque & (b) Doña Micaela Cajigal).
In the 1850’s, the Villaseñor dropped the preposition “de” from their surname.
The Rise of the Villaseñors
Like their Chinese forbearers, both the Villaseñors and the Cristobals prospered through their entrepreneurial activities, which included the purchase, clearing, development, and cultivation of agricultural lands as well as trading in rice, copra, and other commodities in the provinces of Laguna and Tayabas (now Quezon). Their social rise coincided with the economic prosperity of the Philippine economy to the late 18th to the 19th century as signaled by the official opening of the Port of Manila to international trade in 1834.
They emerged as the two most influential Chinese meztiso families of Lucban and among the most prominent in the aforementioned provinces. To show their gratitude to the Divine providence, they engaged extensively in works of charity and put themselves at the service of the church. Many descendants became priests and nuns.
On September 1, 1854, the Spanish Governor of Tayabas, Don Jose Maria de la O wrote the Governor General that “The Villaseñors are well known in the whole province and even in the capital (Manila) for the fine religious qualities which characterize the said family”. In that year, Don Pedro Nepomuceno Villaseñor, one of the clans most illustrious scions (son of Doña Salvadora de Villaseñor), founded the Casa Hospicio de Pobres de Lucban (Asylum of the Poor of Lucban), which according to Governor La O, “was probably the first one to be established in any of the provincial towns of these Islands”. In fact, it was the only charitable institution in its kind to be set up and administered by laymen in the Philippines during the Spanish Regime. For the perpetual sustenance of its poor residents, the Villaseñors purchased a fertile piece of rice land and donated it to the foundation.

                            Most of Lucban’s old families descended from the Villaseñors.


                   Governor Rafael P Nantes

Rafael "Raffy" Puchero Nantes (JANUARY 4,1957-MAY 7 2010)  was the Governor of Province of Quezon from 2001 to 2010 he was the treasurer National treasurer of liberal party,he first serve as congressman os 1st District of Quezon 1998 to 2007  r.

 He was born in Pollilo Quezon to Dr Alban Nantes  (    Native of Lucban Quezon & great grand child of  of Blas Villasenor from Cristoval Villasenor Clan 1694) and Eufemia Puchero

Personal life

A PRODUCT of a public school education, ex-Congressman turned Governor Raffy Nantes is a good and inspiring model for the youth. He was hardworking, persistent, and determined to realize what he believed in, struggling hard to rise above his family’s poverty. In order to eke out a life, he sold fish and shone shoes in his native town, Polillo, Quezon at a very early age of six.
Nantes is a pride of Quezon, as an outstanding congressman for three consecutive terms before he won the gubernatorial post in the recent 2007 elections. He is one of the few representatives in Quezon who was elected to become a member of the Commission on Appointments and the only representative in the province to be reelected with a 90 percent vote of confidence and run unopposed during his third term. He is one of the few representatives in Congress who was able to source out P1.8 B fund for projects, programs and services for his district.
At present, he is the National Treasurer of the Liberal Party and incumbent chairman of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Quezon Council.
He is a Filipino inventor and one of the three manufacturers of industrial batteries in Asia, together with Japan and Korea. Nantes formulated Reporma Para sa Nayon, a program which, he believes, could bring development in the countryside which could be realized through the implementation of programs and services founded in the development of: Negosyo at Kooperatibismo, Agrikultura at Likas Yaman, Nutrisyon at Kalusugan, Teknolohiya at Komunikasyon, Edukasyon, Suportang Serbisyo, and Peace and Order.

SOUTHERN LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY  5 hectares portion of land were donated by Rosario Eleazar other was by Narciso Mariazeta uncle of former Governor Raffy Nantes(Great Grand Children of Blas Villasenor ) ,Author of  Rep Act  9395  SLPC  turned to  SOUTHERN LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY

Being the premiere institution of higher learning in the province of Quezon, Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) had its humble  beginnings starting as Lucban Municipal Junior High School by virtue of Municipal Resolution No. 5 passed in April 1964. The permit to operate was bestowed by Assistant Secretary of Education Hon. Miguel Gaffud in July 1964. On May 1965, the Municipal Resolution No. 86 was passed requesting the change of name to Lucban Municipal High School. The Director of Public Schools Dr. Vitaliano Bernardino approved this resolution in August 1965. Lucban Community College was created and was made part of Lucban Municipal Junior School as an adjunct institution for College Education in June 1968.
Lucban School for Philippine Craftsmen formally started in July 1970 by virtue of Republic Act 4345 also known as the merger law took into effect merging the Lucban Municipal high School and Lucban School of Philippine Craftsmen, thus forming the Lucban National High School in July 1972 (with the continuous operation of Lucban Community College). The promising future of the College was visualized in 1981 when 20 Assemblymen of Southern Tagalog Region sponsored the Parliamentary Bill No. 173 for the long-awaited conversion of Lucban National College into Southern Luzon Polytechnic College. The bill was approved in December 1981 and was signed into law known as Batas Pambansa No. 145 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
The rapid growth of SLPC was manifested in the existence of seven satellite campuses strategically located in various parts of the province of Quezon. The first satellite campus was SLPC-Alabat, established in July 1991. In 1991, SLPC-Polilio was created by virtue of Board Resolution No. 19, Series of 1992. The following year, two additional campuses were established: SLPC-Sampaloc in Brgy. Caldong, Sampaloc, Quezon (BOT Res. No. 33, series of 1993) and SLPC-Infanta. In 1996, another campus, the SLPC-Lucena Dual Training and Livelihood Center, was established under Board Resolution No. 130, series of 1996. Judge Guillermo Eleazar Polytechnic College was integrated in February 2002 under Board Resolution No. 352, series of 2002. The newest campus was established in Tiaong, Quezon in 2005.
Mr. Angelo Peña was the founding president of SLPC. He served from 1964-1986. Dr. Palermo Salvacion served as the Officer-in-Charge of the College in 1986. In 1987, Dr. Ernesto de Chavez led the school and ended his term in June, 1990. Dr. Joselito B. Jara took his office as College President in 1990. On May 31, 2002, Dr. Cornelio D. Esquieres became the college president until his demise in August 2004. Dr. Cecilia N. Gascon was designated as Officer-in-Charge of the College in January 2004 and as Acting President to serve the unfinished term of Dr. Esquieres until May 31, 2006.
Dr. Gascon became the full-fledged College President on June 1, 2006.
On March 17, 2007, SLPC was converted to Southern Luzon State University by virtue of R.A. 9395 signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Dr. Gascon became the first University President by virtue of Board Resolution No. 609 Series of 2007.

                                                 GOVERNOR  QUIRINO VILLASENOR ELEAZAR

On june 4 1898 all the Spaniard left the Lucban and proceded to the Capital town of Tayabas the following day, the inssurectos seized the town  of tayabas in a state of siege his troops later reinforced by General Vicente Lukban who reached Lukban en route to Tayabas on both occasions the to General received with triumphant welcome to the people of.Lucban fell to the hand of the Filipino Revolutionaries. Gen Malvar announced on August 14, 1898 that the defense of Tayabas collapsed and town finally fell to the hand of the Filipino Revolutionaries.
On September 29 Don Quirino  Villasenor  Eleazar was appointed Governor of province of Tayabas by General  Emilio Aguinaldo



1898-1901 - General - Philippine Revolutionary Army

1898-1901 - Comandante Militar -Civil Governor - Bicol Region, Leyte and Samar

1901 -Lieutenant General-Comandante Militar -Visayas and Mindanao

 1913-1915 - Tayabas Province - Governor

1916 - Tayabas Province - Governor

Vicente Lukban was born in Labo, Camarines Norte on February 11, 1860.

After his elementary education at Escuela Pia Publica in his hometown, he proceeded to Manila. He enrolled to get his Law Degree at the Ateneo de Manila and then at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran.
 child of a wealthy couple, Don Agustin San Miguel  and Dona Andrea Rilles, from Lukban,Quezon whom migrated  in Labo, Ambos Camarines, now the province of Camarines Norte. later change thier family name into Lukban He had three brothers, Cayetano, Miguel, and Justo, and two sisters, Rafaela and Concha.

He became an Oficial Criminalista in the court of first instance in Quiapo, in the company of Marcelo H. del Pilar and Doroteo Jose. But he returned to Labo where he served as Delegado Municipal and Juez de Paz.

In 1894, he was inducted into the Masonic Lodge Luz del Oriente. Together with Juan Miguel, he founded Lodge Bicol in Camarines.

At the outbreak of the revolution, he was devoting himself to agriculture and commerce, founding an agrigultural society, La Cooperativa Popular. By 1896, his reach had widened because he was considered influential even as far as Tayabas province, where conspiratorical exertions were noted. Attending a meeting of the agricultural society in Manila, he was arrested on September 29. He was tortured and incarcerated in Bilibid Prison until May 17, 1897, when he was released together with many political prisioners upon being pardoned by the governor-general.

His revolutionary career began from thereon. He tore the Spanish document of pardon. He joined the staff of Aguinaldo who put him in charge og the construction of fortifications and collection of provisions. He became a confidant of Aguinaldo, starting from Biyak-na-bato extending to Honkong, where they went to exile late in 1897 as provided for in the Pact of Biyak-na-bato.

He stayed in Honkong from December 29, 1897 to July 3, 1898. He had no doubt the fight against Spain would be renewed and instructed Antonio Guevara "to prepare the people of Lukban" so that when he arrived in the Philippines, they could "begin operations" according to the instructions of Aguinaldo. He percieved, while still in Hongkong, the impending conflict with the Americans.

In 1898, upon his return to the Philippines, he was appointed a colonel in the revolutionary army and was assigned in the Camarines and Catanduanes. He formed the nucleus of his expeditionary army and obtained the needed arms in Tayabas province.

With his force composed of officials with "pleasing manner and proven valor" and "very disciplined" soldiers, he reached Camarines amidst the enthusiastic receptions of inhabitants. The same warm welcome greeted him upon his arrival in Albay. He found the region already freed from the Spaniards upon his arrival. His efforts were thus concentrated on the orderly functioning of the local civil and military administration.

On October 29, 1898, Aguinaldo appointed him to the Comandancia Militar of Camarines Sur with residence in Nueva Caceres. Organizing local militias, settling political disputes, collecting war contributions were some of the functions he had as the jefe militar.

Aguinaldo promoted him to General of Division on December 21, 1898 and gave him new fields of operation: Samar and Leyte. Upon reaching Catbalogan, Samar on the last day of December, the local inhabitants welcomed and swore to help him in his mission.

His first printed proclamation in the Visayas Compoblanos Samarenos y Leytenos, circularized on the first day of 1899, was a plea for unity to achieve the common good. On January 2, he took over the command of the province of Leyte, holding the position until April 27, 1899, when he was appointed politico-military governor of Samar. He remained as such until February 1902.

The fight against the Americans induced him to adopt an all-out guerilla warfare. He was succesful at it, Samar becoming "one of the few centers of the Republic's success." and "both Filipinos and Americans recognized that Lukban was responsible." He utilized the terrain effectively, building his arsenal in the Catbalogan mountains. He rallied the soldiers and people of Samar to persist with the struggle. He enhanced his leadership among the people when he contracted a civil marriage, his second, with Paciencia Gonzales, a Catbalogan belle, on February 11, 1901. This was celebrated in a large public gathering.

He accumulated rare victories over the American troops, the most glorious of which were in Catbalogan, Catubig and Catarman. The Americans offered 5,000 pesos as a reward for capture, causing hardship among the people and soldiers.

But he was undaunted. He even helped the people in the nearby provinces in carrying on the war. He sent a sergeant of the Samar arsenal to Leyte to manufatture saltpeter. An armorer went to Sorsogon and saltpeter workers were ordered to reinforce Albay and Ambos Camarines. When he learned that the military chief of Masbate surrendered his post to the americans, he dispatched an expedition there under Claro Pimental in late 1900. He assumed command and reorganized the province of Leyte when its governor, Ambrosio Mojica, surrendered.

On August 18, 1901, a column of Captain H.L. Jackson, 1st U.S. Infantry, patrolling along the Catarman River, unexpectedly discovered the headquarters of Lukban and in the encounter which ensued, the general was wounded but managed to escape. His wife and a few officials were captured.

Although there are no available documents to show exactly his role in the Balangiga Massacre, where almost all of Company C, 9th U.S. Infantry was annhilated by the Balangiga inhabitants in the morning of September 28, 1901, the sentiment is that he must have known of the plan and "most likely encoureged and controlled the situation," even if he was absent. Praise of the herosim shown was immediately forthcoming from him, and he urged the people of other towns to imitate their example.

As a result of the Balangiga massacre, the Americans led by General Jacob H. Smith waged a compaign of terrorism against him and the people of Samar. they also employed emissaries like Arturo Dancel to convince him to surrender. He declared he would not listen to any negotiation until the Americans had withdrawn from the Gandara Valley. Smith then ordered the Americans in Samar and Leyte to be armed even during mealtime, perhaps fearing another Balangiga.

His superiors like General Miguel Malvar had all praises for him and approved of everything he had done for the country. He even sought the cooperation of the Mindanao Muslims. Chariman Galicano Apacible of the Comite Central Filipino in Hongkong recomended his appointment as lieutenant general and military commander of the Visayas and Mindanao. the noose had tightened and he was captured by Lt. Strebler on February 19, 1902 and brought to Manila. He was imprisioned in Talim island in Laguna de Bay until July 15, 1902, when he was released.

He lived in Manila. In 1904 he and his brothers were arrested for sedition. They were aquitted by the Supreme Court; the charge was a concoction of the Manila police.

He turned to business and politics. In 1912 he won the governorship of Tayabas province, defeating a very powerful opponent. he was re-elected in 1916, but did not complete his second term. He became ill and died on November 16, 1916 in Manila.

General Vicente Lukban is flanked by his captor, 1Lt. Alphonse Strebler (LEFT), and 1Lt. Ray Hoover (RIGHT), officer-in-charge of the guard over him, February 1902He was imprisoned in Talim Island in Laguna de Bay until July 15, 1902 after he took an oath of allegiance to the United States. 

Gen Vicente Lukban was the great grand Child of  Cristoval Guico Brother of Christoval Villasenor

                                               GENERATION OF VILLASENOR

Provincial Capitol constructed on 1924, during Governor Felimon Perez Administration He and Her      wife Mrs. Genoveva Villasenor Perez donated the   six (6) hectares Land  and later   on the same year 1924 it was   developed into a sunken park fronting the present site of the Provincial Capitol Building.

                                      Wife of Governor Felimon Perez Genoveva Villasenor
                                             Great Grand daughter of Cristoval Villasenor

                                                           FILEMON E. PEREZ
                                               Provincial Governor and Statesman
Distinguished governor and statesman, Filemon E. Perez was born on March 21, 1883, in
Lucena, Tayabas, now Quezon Province. Although he was the sole child of Simeon Perez, former Revolutionary officcer whom fought during  first Philippine revolution against Spain  later become the famous “Coconut King of the Philippines,” and Victoria Enriquez, he grew up to be a responsibleand enlightened adult, unspoiled by his father’s great wealth.
He obtained his early education at a Lucena Catholic School, where he was taught by Fr.
Mariano Zamora. When he turned seven years old, he began attending the Ateneo de Manila,
graduating from its segunda enseñanza in a few years. He was such a frugal student that he
would only ask for enough money to defray boarding fees and other necessary expenses.
He joined the Philippine Revolution in its second phase, serving in Gen. Miguel Malvar’s
forces. He was also a member of the Banahaw battalion, led by Col. Eustaquio Maloles, which
fought in Atimonan, just before being captured en masse by American Major Hartigan.
After the Philippine-American War ended, he returned to his studies at the Ateneo de
Manila. In 1901, he obtained the degree of bachelor of arts. He proceeded to the United States a
year later, and pursued law at the National University of Washington, D.C.. Eventually, he
graduated with the degrees of bachelor of laws and master of laws. He had also attended the
University of California for a while.
He came back to the Philippines in 1905, and soon gave vent to his musical inclinations
by taking part in Juan S. Hernandez’ musical group. With compositional skills learned while he
was at the Ateneo, he produced a song entitled “Kutang-Kutang Tayabas.”
In 1907, he was elected to the provincial council of Tayabas as a Nacionalista Party
member. When his term ended, he rejoined the race for the same position, and once more was
elected. In 1909, he ran in the elections for representative of the first district of Tayabas, and
won. Because of his remarkable performance, he was reelected for another term in 1912, thus
serving his constituents for almost eight years.
In 1919, he was elected provincial governor of Tayabas. He was reelected to the same
position in 1922, and once again, in 1925. He came to be considered by three American
governors-general as the best provincial governor in the entire Philippines during his time, due
indubitably to his sterling record. His accomplishments were deemed without comparison,
proving his sincere concern for his people. He initiated the construction of municipal buildings,
roads, provincial parks, bridges, and schools. He embarked on other government projects that
redounded to the general progress of Tayabas.
He donated an approximate area of seven (7) hectares and later in 1924 was developed into a sunken park fronting the present site of the Provincial Capitol Building.
In 1928, he was named Secretary of Commerce and Communications by Gov. Gen. Henry
L. Stimson. As secretary, he exhorted his subordinates to serve the public well, and fired
crooked employees. In 1933, after a distinguished service, he retired from the government and,
thereafter, concentrated on his private business and his music.
On May 20, 1943, he died of cancer in the United States, where he had decided to settle
prior to the outbreak of World War II.

                                                VILLASENOR ANCESTRAL LAND

 Map of  Terreno  Nasunog De Majayjay  Circa 1950  (  Lusiana today) where 11 Barangay wish the Spanish Authorities to  formed independent municipality ,to be seperated to Majayjay,. Laguna, two Barangay Ilayang Kaliat & Ibabang Kaliat (Today part of Lucban) where included in the legend, Birth Place of  one of Philippine National  Heroes" Apolinario De La Cruz" Hermano Puli"

 Dona Lucia,Feliciana, wife of Tayabas  Governor Miguel De San Agustin(1795)  sponsor the blessing of first reconstructed chapel on nearby village on 1839 later became the town of Lusiana  Laguna, Whom Donated  by thier Son in law Silvino Villasenor younger Sister, Dona Salvadora  Villasenor  Nepumuceno.

                                                     Today Lusiana  Laguna  Catholic Parish Church

Lusiana Laguna was the controversial Barrio during those time ,formerly Barrio de terreno   Nasunog  De Majayjay .His inhabitants wished to formed an independent Municipality under the supervision of their own  Principales  also the place was near to Don Silvino Villasenor  wife Miguela Bruna De San Agustin Ancestral Land at Ibabang Malinao locate on the former Boundaries 0f Lucban and .Majayjay Laguna  . Lusiana. Laguna succeeded in obtaining Independent Municipality on 1847 after complied the required condition of the Spanish Authorities of establishing their owned ,Church ,Convent ,Municipal Building and School . 

On this area Barrio Kalyaat today boundary of Lucban Tayabas(Now Quezon) and Lusiana Laguna . , was the birth place of one of the Philippine National Heroes  born on June 23, 1814 who contribute big role to inspired the generation of first Filipino Patriots to fight for their Independence.

Apolinario De La Cruz ”Hermano Puli” 1815-41

Apolinario de la Cruz ( Hermano Pule ) was born on July 23, 1814 in Barrio Pandác in the town of Lucban in Tayabas Province (now Quezon). In 1829, , he decided to become a priest and tried to join the Dominican Order in Manila. During these times, Roman Catholic religious orders were closed for native people (indios). Apolinario decided to work at San Juan de Dios Hospital. During this time, he studied the Bible and other religious writings.
In 1832, de la Cruz founded the Cofradia de San José (Confraternity of St. Joseph), composed of indios. He was known to his followers as:" Hermano Pule". The Filipino brotherhood fostered a practice of Christian virtues. The Cofradia prohibited Spaniards and mestizos from joining without de la Cruz's permission.
Authorities, including Spanish Governor-General Marcelino Oraa and Roman Catholic Archbishop Jose' Segui regarded the Cofradia as heresy and an abomination of universal Christian values, ordering its dissolution. Despite its religious prohibition, the Cofradia's numbers continued to grow.
Feeling an attack on their religious freedom from Catholic authorities, Hermano Pule rallied about 4,000 followers at Barrio Isabang on the slope of Mount Banahaw and was able to resist an attack by Alcalde-mayor Juan Ortega and his 300 men on October 23, 1841.However, reinforcements came on November 1st, with Colonel Joaquin Huet who annihilated the Cofradia forces, allegedly massacring hundreds of old men, women and children who joined Hermano Pule in Alitao in defying the Catholic leaders of the Church.
After the attack Hermano Pule fled to Barrio Ibanga but was captured by authorities the following evening, and on November 4, 1841 he was executed by a firing squad at the town of Tayabas. After he was killed, the authorities cut off his head and placed it on a stake.

                                                             Prof. Ferdinand Blumentritt
An account of Usefulness and services rendered to Spain by the Missionaries of the Philippines written by the Franciscan Missionary of the Philippines and dedicated to the fervent Filipinologist and learned professor of the University of Leitmeritz Prof Ferdinand Blumentritt considered Best Friend of Dr.  Dr Jose Rizal  .The Story of  Apolinario De La Cruz' Hermano Puli  was first published on August 14, 1889 at La Solidaridad .

                             Boundary of Lucban Quezon and Lusiana Laguna                                                       

                           According to Oral History of Town Folk "History of Kalyaat" 
           ,the place was once visited of our National Heroes Dr. Jose Rizal during those time

             Dr. Jose Rizal Trusted Friend Jose Maria Basa was also bloodline of Generation of
                                                      Villasenor  on maternal side                              

                                                                Jose Maria Basa
On March 8,1872 Jose Maria Basa son of Matias (Jose ) Basa Y Enriquez were both accused of complicity on the failed Cavity Mutiny on January 22,1872 composed of 200 soldier under the leadership of La Madrid.A Filipino Sergeant, Who were killed in action on the  battle, most  of they the surviving mutineer were condemned by the Spanish Military court to be executed.
On February 15,the Spanish Military court sentenced Father Gomez,Burgos and Zamora to Die in Garrote on accusation by the Spanish authorities of formented the said revolt.
The  other three accused were-Enrique Paraiso of Tayabas ,Tayabas (Now Quezon) freemason who later escaped and reached marsailles ,Maximo Inocencio and Crisanto De Los Reyes to ten years imprisonment.
 The patriotic Bazas exiles to Marianas island,  including Dr. Antonio Maria Rigedor and Balbino Mauricio, with the help of British and German Masons ,escaped on board a British schooner to Hong Kong ,The rest of the Filipino exiles in Marianas continued their legal battle in Madrid until they granted obsolute pardon on 1874-77 by Governor General Jose Malcampo
Jose Maria Basa Mother was Joaquina De San Agustin a closed relative of Dona Michaela Bruna De San Agustin of Lucban, Tayabas(Now Quezon) wife of Silvino  Villasenor the Ancestor of all Lucban Gobernadorcillo (Municipal President) since 1839 whom belong to Villasenor clan.
Dona Michaela Bruna De San Agustin was the Daughter of Don Miguel De San Agustin Alcalde Mayor (Governor) of Tayabas on  year 1795 Husband of Dona Lucia,Feliciana, They sponsor the blessing of first reconstructed chapel of nearby established Village of Lusiana  Laguna, Whom Sponsored by Silvino Villasenor younger Sister, Dona Salvadora  Villasenor  Nepumuceno. 

                          LUCBAN ONE FAMOUS GOBERNADORCILLO DURING SPANISH TIME                   
                                                           Don Sr.  Francisco Villasenor
  Francisco Villasenor Gobernadorcillo (1859 & 1869)was son of Don Silvino Villasenor Lucban Gobernadorcillo 1839 and Dona Michaela Buna De San Agustin Lucban progenitor of all  Lucban Municipal President or Mayor from Villasenor clan they were all  Grand Children from the  Blood line of Christoval Villasenor
The oldest existing  Primary School  Building in Lucban constructed during  the leadership  Gobernadorcillo Don Francisco Villasenor on 1856

                                           Lucban  Municipal  President  Vedasto N  Cadelina 

Vedasto N Cadelina was born in Lucban,Tayabas (Quezon) on February 6, 1873 his parents Inigo Cadelina and Hermogena Villasenor sent the University of Sto Tomas where he obtained the title of second Pharmacist.
One of the significant contribution of his administration to later generations was the Apolinario De La Cruz Water Works System which remained in operation him also attributed the expansion and renovation of Municipal Building in 1907 reconstruction of Ilog   Bridge turned it to steel bridge,Cementing of two major Park ,Paseo Rizal  (Marcos Tigla Park) , Avenida Rizal.
On his termed of office 1918 Lucban Institute (Lucban Academy) were open owned by his cousin Juan Villasenor Eleaza
                                                LUCBAN MUNICIPAL BUILDING

                                                             Juan Villasenor Eleazar
                                                      . (Grandson of francisco Villasenor)
                                            Founder of Lucban Institute(Today Lucban academy)
                                                             Lucban Academy since 1918

                                                   LUCBAN JOSE RIZAL MONUMENT


EXCERPT from The Lucban Directory Souvenir, Lucban Manila Resident's Association, 1955:
XYZ Club
(An elite art society, in the 1920’s that promotes painting, sculpture, and literary arts.)
In the Plaza de la Revolucion just in front of the Municipal Building is the monument JOSE RIZAL. Considered one of the best if not the very best in the archipelago, this was donated by the XYZ CLUB. The dedication ceremonies was occasion for the whole town of Lucban to show off their gala attire. A distinguished son of Lucban, Dr, Justo Rilles Lucban was the guest of honor, ( first cousin of the Scupltor Ismael Rilles Villasenor) and a beautiful "Colegiala" from Manila declamed Rizal's "Mi Ultimo Adios".
This monument was conceived and fashioned by the artist, Ismael Villaseñor who had won honors not only in the islands but also in the International Exposition of Paris. He was assisted by Mr. Melanio Salva, another member of the association.
President ……………………… Juan V. Eleazar
Vice President ………………… Prisco C. Esquieres
Secretary ……………………… Melanio Salva
Treasurer …………………….... Nicolas Villanueva
Jose Cabalquinto
Francisco C. Esquieres
Jose M. Nañagas
Buenaventura Saludares
Luis V. Eleazar
Federico Villaseñor
Perfecto J. Eleazar
Ismael Villaseñor
Jose C. Eleazar
Ricardo E. Villaseñor

                                                                Ismael Rilles Villasenor 
                                         ( one of the Grand Son of Francisco Villasenor)
                                                     THE DESIGNER & SCULPTOR
Justo Rilles Lukban of Brother of  Gen. Vicente Rilles Lukban (Standing
 Great  Grand son of  Cristoval Villasenor) with him was  
 Dr Galicano Apacible first cousin  Dr Jose Rizal the

                                                Lucban  Municipal   Gregorio Cadelina 

Gregorio Cadelina has been principles who refused to allowed personal and political differences to stand on his way when dealing with people his sense of Humor and kind hearted disposition earned for him the Administration for his peers and contituents.
First elected as Councilor in 1909 upon untimely death of Municipal President Emilio Zurbano In the Election of 1916 he gain run and won a seat in the Municipal Council.
Gregorio N. Cadelina was born in Lucban,Tayabas(Quezon) on May 25,1878 brother of Vedasto N Cadelina he was the youngest Son of Inigo Cadelina he was enrolled at the Normal School in Manila.

                                               Lucban  Municipal  President  Ricardo E.  Villasenor

Ricardo Villasenor came from a prominent Political; lineage.the first son of Mariano Villasenor (Kabesang Mitong) and Emilia Empremiado and the Grandson of Francisco Villasenor (Gobernadorsilyo 1859 & 1869)Kapitan kiko the young Villasenor born in Lucban Tayabas
                             Lucban  Municipal  President Jose Villasenor  Eleazar( 1941 & 1946)
                                        Brother of  Juan Villasenor Eleazar son of Irene Villasenor 
                                                       Grand son of Francisco Villasenor         

Dark clouds of War had been looming in the Philippines it was No Longer possible to Ignore the Frightening events that unfolding in Lucban everything seemed to stan still while the people awaited with Chead the inevitable coming of War.
This was in Lucban where Jose V Eleazar was elected as Mayor on January 1 1941,Shortly before the year ended on January 1 1941 ,The war broke out and the darknest period in he History of Lucban began whn Japanesed sponsored Government was established,Jose Eleazar refused to cooperate and fled instead to remote Barrio
Jose V. Eleazar was born in Mauban Quezon in November 19 1896 as the first son of Quirino Eleazar  the first Filipino Governor of Tayabas Province and Irene Villasenor Daughter of Francisco Villasenor .The younger Eleazar was Educated at the Ateneo De Manila where he Obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree He Further stranded at the University odf Sto Thomas where he saw conferrned a degree of Doctors of Medecine He married Luiza Eleazar daughter of former

                                                               Filemon E. Villasenor
                                                          Mayor of Lucban 1946-55
When the third Philippine Republic was inaugurated on July 4 1946. Filemon E. Villasenor had been appointed as Mayor of Lucban by President Manuel A Roxas as early as May,27,1946.The last Mayor of Lucban under the Commonwealth and the first one under the Third Republic. Villasenor was subsequently elected Unopposed in 1947 and re elected in 1951-till the end of his termed on 1955.

             Gobernadorcillo and Municipal Mayor  of Lucban

Only on 1849  The family name villasenor exist due upon directive  of  Governor General  Narciso Claveria   that all Pilipino  family names originate from  patron saint must be Change

Cristobal   Denio Venco   VillaSenor (1694-1769 )
(Goberbadorcillo 1732 &1754  Alyas ;Juan  De La Concepcion(Son of Jeronimo Venco De la concepcion)
 Antonio Serapion De La Cruz Panco  De Villasenor (1752-1812) (Son of Cristobal Venco Villasenor Gobernadorsilyo 1794 Alyas Juan Silvino De La Concepcion )Residence of of Ibabang Malinao Majajay Laguna.
Silvino De los Angeles Villasenor Gobernadorcillo 1839  (Son of Antonio Serapion  De Villasenor ) Residence of of Ibabang Malinao Majajay 1863
Juan De los Angeles Villasenor  Gobernadorcillo 1842  (Son of  Antonio Serapion  De Villasenor Brother of Silvino Villasenor )
 Francisco Agustin y Bernardo Villasenor Gobernadorcillo 1856  (Son of Silvino Villasenor )
Luis Agustin y Bernardo Villasenor  Gobernadorcillo1863 (Son of  Silvino Villasenor Villasenor )
Tranquilino Padua Villasenor (Gobernadorsilyo of Mauban Quezon  Son of D. Francisco Villasenor)
Ricardo Empremiado Villasenor (Mayor 1938-40-44 Grand son of Francisco Villasenor to D Mariano Villasenor .Traquilino Villasenor Brother)
Felimon Empremiado  Villasenor (Mayor of 1946-55 Grand son of Francisco Villasenor to D Mariano Villasenor ,.Traquilino Villasenor Brother)
Moises Bonbon Villasenor ( Mayor 2002-2012   Son of Felimon Sario Villasenor Grand Son of Moises Zurbano Villasenor son of Traquilino Villasenor)

                                                      Lucban traditional Leader from Villasenor Generation

5 komento:

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