About Narciso Rosa Padilla
D. Narciso Padilla y Rosa, originally from Lingayen, Pangasinan, was a rich lawyer and merchant with several businesses and many commercial real estate properties in the Escolta and in the surrounding “arrabales” districts of Manila. He was also a Regidor de la Audencia Real. D. Narciso, together with his grandson, the famous Filipino painter D. Felix Eduardo Resurreccion-Hidalgo y Padilla, were immortalized in a portrait done by the great Tondo maestro Antonio Malantic, one of only four Malantic paintings to survive to the present day.
D. Narciso is one of the progenitors of the affluent Padilla family that has a long history distinguished by high professional achievement, wealth, conservatism, and prudence.