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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

Taytay legends and history

IN MANY places in the country, there usually appears a folktale, a legend so to speak, explaining the origin of the town and how it got its name. It is passed down from one generation to another manifesting the characteristics of

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Simbahan sa Silangan

PANSININ n’yo ang karilagan at ganda ng Altar ng Simbahan ng Parokya ni San Juan Bautista sa Taytay. Wow na wow, ‘di ba? Maliban dito, lingid sa kamalayan ng karamihan ay may natatangi pa itong karingalan na mauugat mismo sa

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Teritoryo ng Filipinas 

  FILIPINAS – ito ang ating bansa. Alam ba natin kung hanggang saan ang sakop at saklaw nito? Susugin natin ang mga mapa upang mapagbatayan. Alamin din natin ang ating historya dahil malapit ang ugnayan nila sa isa’t isa. May malaking

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Catechism and native language

On Language, Culture, Catechism The pre-Hispanic “Filipino” literature was mainly oral rather than written. Augustinian historian Fray Gaspar de San Agustin wrote in his Conquistas de las Islas Filipinas, 1698: “They have their letters and characters… but never is any ancient writing

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Baybayin-Taytay
Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Tulay ng Taytayeño, tete ng Pampango

 (First Posted on 4 Sept. 2014 as “Taytay konek ka ba?“)   Ang Taytay ay mula sa salitang Aeta na “taitai” na ang kahulugan ay “tulay.” Sa Pampango, ang “tete” ay “tulay.” Sa paggamit ng Baybayin, ang sinaunang alpabetong Tagalog na gamit ang

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Padre Diego de Oropesa, kapartner

Si Padre Juan Diego de Oropesa ay nagmula sa bayan ng Oropesa, probinsiya ng Toledo, España. Naging misyonerong Franciscano siya noong 1575. Napabilang siya sa unang grupong dumating sa Filipinas na kasama nina Padre Juan de Plasencia noong Hulyo 2, 1578

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Juan de Plasencia, Tatay ng Taytay

Ang tatay ng Taytay SI PADRE JUAN Portocarrero de Plasencia (OFM) ang founder, ang tatay ng bayang Taytay. Siya’y nagmula sa isang maykaya-sa-buhay at marangal na pamilya. Isinilang siya noong 1520 sa bayang Plasencia, rehiyong Extremadura, España. Ang ama niya’y si Don Pedro Portocarrero

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Jose "Ding" Fernandez

Taytay founded

(First posted November 14, 2014; Current post edited) P O S I T I O N   P A P E R 24th of JUNE 1579: THE FOUNDING DAY OF TAYTAY ABSTRACT This paper comes to present a historic matter of

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