Bahay Nakpil-Bautista Through the Years

Bahay Nakpil-Bautista has remained essentially unchanged for 95 years after it was rebuilt by Dr. Ariston Bautista in 1914. Prior to that, the Nakpils were already living in two houses on the same property along Barbosa St. (now called A. Bautista St.).

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20 Responses to “Bahay Nakpil-Bautista Through the Years”

  1. By Dominic Benedict Santos-Viola Faustino on Aug 13, 2009

    this is the first time i saw this picture. I knew that there were 2 Nakpil houses before the big one, but i never saw it not until now. Galing!

  2. By LGNakpil on May 24, 2010

    Hello Pepper,
    I have just explored this site. It is quite impressive. Is this your handiwork?
    Overall, it is heartwarming. I guess the only thing that seems to have been overlooked is the Nakpils themselves. There is nary a mention of Julio Nakpil nor of his brother Francisco (who was the basis of Rizal’s Simoun). Tito Juanito is barely remembered either. Then again, would this be another case of Nakpil modesty?

  3. By Jose Nakpil on May 24, 2010

    Simoun. That’s one I haven’t heard. I’ll see if we can get some background info from our cousins.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  4. By LGNakpil on May 24, 2010

    Yup. Francisco Nakpil was the brother in charge of Joyeria Nakpil.
    His profession, wide social contacts and even his physical description were supposed to have been the basis for the main character in the Fili. He got into trouble with the Spanish authorities. I think they executed him (was it just because of being uncannily similar to Rizal’s character?).
    There was at least one other brother who also met an untimely end.
    I was also told that all the Nakpil boys were christened with the same names as the dead brothers.

  5. By Jose Nakpil on May 24, 2010

    There’s actually something at the NHI web site – apparently, NHI was renamed NHC, as in NH Commission recently – about Lolo Francisco but no mention about him being the allegory of Rizal’s character, Simoun. The bio also had one factual error about his being 1 of only 10 siblings. There were actually 12 of them (officially).

  6. By Ramon Bautista on May 25, 2010

    It was in the 50’s and 60’s that we used to visit our Lola ChongChong every Christmas Day! This house brings back lots of love and fond memories!! Thanks for all your efforts!

    Greetings from Corona, California

  7. By Jose Nakpil on May 25, 2010

    You must be referring to Lola Onchong, Doña Encarnacion Nakpil Orense. She was married to Lolo Sebi, Sen. Eusebio Orense who was a legislator during the Commonwealth era under the Americans. Thank you for stopping by.

  8. By Ariston Bautista on May 25, 2010

    This made me proud of what we are or where we came from- will forever treasure this golden heritage.
    Thank you for posting these documentaries in site.

  9. By Ariston Bautista on May 25, 2010

    Dr. Ariston Bautista Lim was my great great grandfather and as kids, we were brought to that house in Barbosa Quiapo, where Lola Onchong lived every X’mas by my grandfather Mariano. In that house, there also lived a woman who we called Lola Teta ( Cristeta).

  10. By Jose Nakpil on May 25, 2010

    Lola Teta was my paternal grandmother being married to Ramon Nakpil. I mentioned them in my article here:

    Dr. Ariston Bautista, or Lolo Tong-gue was Ramon’s brother-in-law being married to his sister Doña Petrona Nakpil Bautista, who was called Lola Manggoy.

  11. By jocelyn bautista lazo on Jul 8, 2010

    i am very proud of my great great grandfather Dr. Ariston L. Bautista, i remember all what my mother had told me about him, because she grew up there, but how i wish that if only he has a son or daughter the Bautista clan will continue and all of his riches and hardships will not be taken by other people.

  12. By Chiquita Sancho on Nov 24, 2010

    I am very proud of my Lola Enriqueta Najera Sancho,even we never got to see and be with her. We only knew her through the stories of my father, Nanding, Auntie Miding, Auntie Roy, Auntie Cecile, children of Augusto Najera Sancho, aka. Lolo Nene. They all remembered about the house of their Tia Queta and Tio Momong at Barbosa, the first Magnolia Kiosk, and the jewelry shop. Their cousins Angel, Antonia.
    Thank you for this website. We are planning to visit this Bahay Nakpil soon. Regards to all! – Chiquita F. Sancho

  13. By Jose Nakpil on Dec 3, 2010

    You forgot cousin Pinggoy, my father, Jose whose picture with Lola Teta is posted here:

    Thanks for stopping by!

  14. By jessa on Dec 5, 2010

    i just want to ask if you know ALFREDO BAUTISTA CASTRO?
    lolo ko sya… every year kc nagpuputa kami sa north cemetery sa libingan ng mga NAKPIL-BAUTISTA sabi ay mga ninuno nya daw ung nkalibing dun din nkalibing ung ung brother. hindi sya mahilig magkwento about sa family kc 14 yrs plang cia ng ngpunta cia dito sa manila galing sa plaridel,bulacan.
    i just want to know kung related ba siya or even kami kay juan nakpil

  15. By Jose Nakpil on Dec 5, 2010

    We were unaware of the relatives of Dr. Ariston Bautista. It’s possible that your grandfather Alfredo was a nephew or grand-nephew of Dr. Ariston Bautista y Lin. He and his wife, Petrona Nakpil, died childless; so there would be no possibility of Alfredo’s direct relation to Juan Nakpil.

  16. By Chiquita F. Sancho on Mar 6, 2011

    Hi, sorry I forgot your father Pinggoy, yes my father Nanding also mentioned him.

  17. By victoria cruz on Mar 29, 2011

    jo! how are you na will we ever visit the house again together. all the best!

  18. By Jigger Gilera, M.D. on Apr 28, 2011

    May I know if Senator Eusebio Orense came from Batangas?

  19. By Jose Nakpil on Apr 28, 2011

    Hi Dr. Gilera,

    Yes, indeed Sen. Orense was from Batangas. In an interesting turn of events, his great granddaughter, my sister-in-law, actually married into the Nakpil family again.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  20. By Tish Lorenzo on Feb 1, 2012

    Hello! I’m a great grand daughter of Manuel Bautista, only sibling of Dr. Ariston Bautista. My grandfather is the first grandchild of Manuel Bautista. If anybody needs additional information regarding Dr. Ariston Bautista’s side of the family, please let me know.

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