Simeon Metra Luz

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Simeon Metra Luz

Also Known As: "Kapitan Simeon"
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Son of Jose de San Miguel Luz; Jose Luz; Mitra Mitra and Gertrudes Metra
Husband of Enriquieta Recio-Luz; Enriquieta Quiza Recio; Teresa Rodelas-Luz; Crisostoma Magkawas-Luz; Felisa Macarandang-Luz and 4 others
Father of <private> Luz (Recio); <private> Luz; <private> Luz; <private> and <private>
Brother of Don Manuel Mitra Luz; Alejandra Metra Luz; Don Celestino Metra Luz and Maria Metra Luz
Half brother of Gertrudes Tolentino Luz; Maria Concepcion Tolentino Luz; <private> Luz; Gertrudes Luz; <private> and 2 others

Occupation: landowner/illustrado/politico
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About Simeon Metra Luz

Simeon was gobernadorcillo of Batangas (1854, 1866) and is remembered as the second duly elected governor of the province of Batangas (1903-1904). It was during his term as governor when Filipino-American relations were greatly improved through education.

History also reveals that Simeon was a good friend of Jose Rizal. In fact, Rizal's poem Himno al Trabajo was written when Rizal failed to accept the invitation of Simeon for him (Rizal) to join the festivities elevating Lipa to a city in January 1888. The poem celebrates the industry and zeal of the people of Lipa.

Simeon was also a teacher, having taught the young Claro M. Recto the Spanish language. He is fondly remembered as Kapitan Simeon on account of his great influence to a whole generation of Lipenos.