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Don Manuel Mitra Luz MP (1858 - 1942)

Manuel came from a wealthy chinese mestizo family in Lipa. He was described to be of towering height (six footer), aristocratic in his ways, strict yet considerate. He was engaged to marry his niece, S...

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Don Cayetano Calao Catigbac MP (1828 - 1879)

Cayetano Calao Catigbac was a mere mag-aaro or a plowman but was a hard working person. He married Fausta Tapia who owned large tracts of undeveloped land, which were all cultivated by the time she die...

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Doña Segunda Solis Katigbak MP (1863 - 1943)

At a young age, Segunda Solis Katigbak was sent by her parents to Manila's best school for girls, the Colegio de la Concordia in Paco where she became an interna to the nuns. Going to Manila from Lipa ...

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Don Mariano Solis Katigbak MP (1861 - 1934)

Mariano Solis Katigbak graduated with a degree of Bachiller de Artes at Ateneo where he met his classmate and good friend, Philippine National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal who would often visit him in Lipa ...

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Don Norberto Calao Catigbac (c.1835 - 1896)

Norberto Kalaw Katigbak was the gobernadorcillo of Lipa, Batangas in 1862. He married Justa Luz Solis. The land of Don Norberto Katigbak in Batangas spans “fifteen barrios”. From his two ...

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Don Toribio Tapia Catigbac MP (deceased)

Toribio Tapia Katigbak was the municipal president of Lipa, Batangas from 1901 to 1902. With the land he inherited from his mother, he was said to be the richest person in town during the early days of...

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Maria Villanueva Kalaw MP (1912 - 1992)

A famous name, a scholar’s intellect, an impressive background in social work and undiminished good looks were the passport of Maria Kalaw Katigbak to the Philippine Senate. MKK was a high sch...

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