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

‘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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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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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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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

St. Francis at Via Crucis

Ang Stations of the Cross o Via Crucis o Via Dolorosa ay kabilang sa ginagawa nating debosyon tuwing panahon ng Kuwaresma dito sa Parokya ni San Juan Bautista sa Taytay. Karaniwang may pag-iistasyon ng mga indibidwal at grupo-grupo. Mayroong umiikot

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God save our souls!

“Mother Earth” should not be worshipped. Never ever confuse it with stewardship of the earth. That’s where Satan’s hideous tricks play. An obligation to preserve the planet only makes sense with the understanding that we are a part of God’s

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