Gathering of Bonifacio, De Jesus and Nakpil’s descendants

Bahay Nakpil-Bautista, Quiapo- Manila, Philippines

Faroles (lanterns) hanging from the eaves of the house indicate that this photograph was taken during Christmas when it is customary in the Philippines to hang these traditional symbols.
Reproduced from the book “Julio Nakpil and the Philippine Revolution” by Encarnacion Alzona.

Mr. Ariston Lin Bautista – He was the son of Mariano A. Bautista and Teresa Limpingco, and was born in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Bautista was married to Petrona Nakpil in 1903.

grand staircase

His house on Barbosa Street [now named after him, A. Bautista Street], Quiapo, Manila, used to be a small art museum of antiques and paintings of representative Filipino arts. His library is now with the University of the Philippines Medical Museum started by Dr. Geminiano de Ocampo².

A collegue, Dr. Jose P. Bantug, described him:

descendants of  Gat Andres Bonifacio ‘s siblings in attendance

The gathering was initiated by the relatives of the Nakpil’s , Bonifacio , Castro and De Jesus clan a day before the Gat Andres Bonifacio ‘s 150th anniversary , since a lot of them are busy during the date of the celebration.

group photo

There was a short program led by the artist group , a small program led by Ms. Bobbie  Santos- Viola .

Ms. Bobbie Santos-Viola

She was the host speaker and moderator during the gathering

After the short recollection among the living descendants , a short play  of the life of Gat Andres Bonifacio  and a late afternoon meal serving the ” BEST ” of Quiapo’s food like fresh lumpia, empanada, pancit, barbecue were served.

Note” I would like to ” Thank” Ms. Bobbie Santos Viola, Professor Fernando B. Zialcita for the accommodation and invitation extended to the author.


ART Exhibition Opens at Bahay Nakpil-Bautista

Bahay Nakpil- Bautista ,  A. Bautista street formerly (Barbosa street ) Quiapo, Manila-Philippines

Tarpaulin poster ( photo credit : Ms. Alexandra Remonde) KKB volunteer

Andres Bonifacio art exhibit  ( photo credit : Ms. Alexandra Remonde) KKB volunteer

These winning art works were done by students using different kinds of medium like crayons, pastel , water-color, pencils – an art work inspired with the 150th anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio .

Petrona Nakpil tribute art exhibit
( photo credit : Ms. Alexandra Remonde) KKB volunteer

Petrona Nakpil and his husband, Don Ariston L. Bautista were the owners of the Nakpil House, a heritage house located at Bautista St. Quiapo, Manila. She was the brother of Julio Nakpil, Gregoria De Jesus’ second husband. Well, I guess you know who Gregoria De Jesus was. She was Andres Bonifacio’s wife and when he died, Oriang married Julio. Since Petrona and Ariston had no chidren, they decided to give their house to Julio and Oriang.

The exhibition pays tribute to Ms. Petrona-Nakpil who died in 1948 aged 87

Ms. Julia- Nakpil -Casas
( photo credit : Ms. Alexandra Remonde) KKB volunteer

different works of art
( photo credit : Ms. Alexandra Remonde) KKB volunteer

Hung on the walls of the Bahay-Nakpil Bautista are several paintings from different generations of Nakpil – Bautista clan .

gallery which pays tribute to Ms. Gregoria de Jesus ( photo: by the author)

The program started past 4:00PM with the short message and a ribbon cutting ceremonies attended by immediate family members of the Nakpil- Bautista clan,  artists , friends .

art sessions by different artists ( photo: by the author)

Mr. Dominic Benedict Santos-Viola Faustino together with Dr. Fernando ” Butch ” Zialcita ( photo: by the author)

Mr. Dominic together with his master pieces
( photo: by the author)

Mr. Dominic Benedict Santos- Viola Faustino started to learn art when he was still a kid with guidance from his father who is an architect . When he started making his art works , friends , schoolmates and relatives would encourage him to sell some of his works.  His recent art exhibit held at the Lourdes School in Mandaluyong City was a hit among art connoisseur.

Dr. Fernando Zialcita with his art work ( photo: by the author)

Dr. Fernando Zialcita is a professor emeritus at Ateneo de Manila University, a  book author.  Dr. Zialcita has an M.A. in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii. He teaches at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University and heads the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at the same.

Dr. Neni Sta. Romana Cruz of National Book Development Board
( photo: by the author)

She is a personal friend of the family and is currently writing an autobiography of Ms. Gregoria de Jesus

( photo: by the author)

After the short program and a tour conducted  by the gracious hosts we were treated to a light mid- afternoon snacks which consists of Japanese cake, empanada and canape’

Note : Some of the art works are for sale and 50% of the proceeds will go to the rehabilitation of the Bahay Nakpil- Bautista ‘s kitchen. The Art exhibition will run until November 30, 2013 .

Dr. Tess Obusan (PhD)
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