Old Manila IV

By: Jose Nakpil on Saturday, May 29th, 2010

The following images give us an interesting glimpse into the “kinder, gentler” Manila at the turn of the 20th century. They were received by email without attribution as to their source.

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Juan F. Nakpil, Artist and Filipino

By: Karen Tañada on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

By Arch. Francisco Nakpil and Karen Nakpil Tañada in commemoration of the 111th anniversary of Arch. Juan Nakpil’s birth. A Legacy of Architecture

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Gregoria de Jesus as a Wife, Mother, Aunt, Grandmother

By: Bobbi Santos-Viola on Saturday, Oct 24th, 2009

Reproduced from actual typewritten memoirs of Caridad Nakpil Santos-Viola, are 5 pages about her mother, Gregoria de Jesus. Bahay Nakpil-Bautista wishes to thank Caridad’s son, Carlos Santos-Viola, for providing us with this document.

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Bahay Nakpil-Bautista Through the Years

By: Jose Nakpil on Friday, Aug 7th, 2009

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 Barbosa St. (now called A. Bautista St.).

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Memories – Lola Goria (Gregoria de Jesus Nakpil)

By: Francisco Nakpil on Tuesday, Jul 7th, 2009

My recollection of life with Lola (Grandma) Goria starts in the early 30’s and 40’s when she stayed at our home on Dakota St. in Ermita, along with my parents Juanito and Aning, brothers Titong and Logy, and sisters Annie and Edith.

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Old Manila III

By: Jose Nakpil on Saturday, Jun 27th, 2009

Here’s yet another 8 minute long YouTube post featuring old Manila entitled, Castillan Memoirs (ca. 1930). Enjoy!

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Old Manila II

By: Jose Nakpil on Saturday, Jun 27th, 2009

This 10 minute YouTube video, entitled Manila, Queen of the Pacific is dated ca. 1938. It doesn’t show Quiapo but it is a great look back just the same. Check your speakers. This one’s got sound.

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Remembering Sundays at Barbosa

By: Jose Nakpil on Tuesday, Jun 2nd, 2009

Throughout my childhood, lunch on Sunday was always at Barbosa (the former name of A. Bautista Street). That was how we referred to Bahay Nakpil-Bautista back then.

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Old Manila on YouTube

By: Jose Nakpil on Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Video only short subject at YouTube featuring scenes from Old Manila

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