Taytay ni Juan

About the Author

Jose “Ding” A. Fernandez

Author: “Lakbay-Pananampalataya – Parokya ni San Juan Bautista – Taytay”.
Blog site/s: “Taytay ni Juan”, “Lakbay Taytay”, and “Kislap-Pintig” 
Creator-Publisher: “lolaana88” YouTube Channel
e-Publisher-Editor: “Espiritu at Buhay” newsletter
e-Publisher-Editor: ARISE Bulletin
ProLife couple-coordinator, St. John the Baptist Parish (SJBP)
A leader: Basic Ecclesial Communities @ St. John the Baptist Parish (SJBP), Taytay
Human rights advocate Artist for BALAY Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

Past: Art Director: Proprint, Philippine Agenda, Philippine News and Features (PNF);
Lecturer: Center for Advocacy Communication Services (CACS)
Chair: Ad hoc Committee, Alliance of Rizaleños for Integrity and Social Enlightenment (ARISE!)

Available Books

Lakbay Pananampalataya book

Taytay traces its faith journey from the Spanish era. The book is more than just a record of the past. It narrates the evangelizing mission of the Church. 

TATAY-ng-TAYTAY-ni-JUAN-Cover

Our historic past is “kept secret” and “unknown” for centuries. It is hardly revealed in standard history textbooks nor taught in schools. Sadly, the town and people are denied of rich heritage, history, and identity, as Christians, Filipinos, and Taytayeños.
Franciscan missionary Juan de Plasencia is yet to be formally recognized as the founder of Taytay in 1579.

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

The rape of Taytay’s heritage rights

  WE CRY FOR JUSTICE as we condemn with the strongest possible terms the illegal and immoral destruction of our historical and cultural heritage, our basic human rights. In our case, the necessary and reglementary public consultations never did happen.

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Lumang Municipio ng Taytay, pamanang 120-taon na!

Humupa ang apoy, napawi ang usok bunsod ng himagsikan laban sa Kastila at Digmaang Filipino-Amerikano noong 1898-1900.  Magiting na winagayway ang Bandila ng Filipinas. Itinatag ang Probinsiya ng Rizal bilang isang bagong political jurisdiction noong 1901.  Nabago ang pamahalaan. Ang

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

‘Domus Dei et Porta Caeli’

ANG ARKONG bungad ng Simbahan ng St. John the Baptist Parish (Parroquia de San Juan Bautista) sa Taytay ay may bagong inskripsyon. Ang hinubog na nakasulat ay nasa wikang Latin: ‘Domus Dei et Porta Caeli.’ Ang kahulugan nito’y ‘Tahanan ng

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Alin ang pipiliin, lumang Municipio o bagong Ospital?

May nakabastang proyektong bagong ospital sa Taytay. Pinangalanan itong “Rizal Provincial Hospital Taytay Annex”. Ito umano’y moderno at may 245-bed capacity. Proyekto ito ng ating Pamahalaang Panlalawigan na sinasang-ayunan ng Municipio natin. Totoong mainam magkaroon ng gayong pasilidad. Malaki ang

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Heritage recognition and preservation

THE PAST GRANDEUR of the old Municipio-Plaza Libertad area with “Angel Love” and the early 20th century-old houses in the vicinity had gone. With them is a lot of historical value that has gradually dissipated from townfolks’ sight and memory.

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Simbahan namumulitika lang?

May ligalig sa kapaligiran, may krisis sa ating lipunan. Sa harap nito’y hindi tayo pwedeng manahimik at magbulag-bulagan. Nagsasalita ang ating Simbahan sa kabila ng mga banta, pang-aalimura, pananakot at pamamaslang. Kung bakit ay dapat nating maunawaan. Dahil sa mga

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Pilgrimage, Misa kahit pandemic

NA-POSTPONE ANG PILGRIMAGE ng aking pamilya nitong nagdaang Kuwaresma’t Semana Santa dahil sa pandemya at imposisyon ng lockdown. May TV Mass nga, pero wala namang sakramental na pagdalo sa Banal na Misa. At isa pa, in effect, under house arrest

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

San Juan Bautista, patrong giliw ng sambayanan

SI SAN JUAN BAUTISTA ang mabunying patrong ipinagdiriwang ngayon sa maraming lugar sa Filipinas. Kabilang ang malawak na pinagmisyunan ng Ordeng Franciscano. At ang ilan sa mga ito’y ang mga bayan ng Lian at Calatagan na sakop ng sinaunang distritong

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

WE OFFER OUR SUFFERING

  “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)   Sunday, 15 March, my wife and

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