Kahapon (8-24-13) isa na namang makabuluhan pagtitipon ang aking napuntahan. “Baybayin, Karunungan ng Bayan” ay itinanghal upang ipagdiriwang ang Buwan ng Wika na ginanap sa Bahay Nakpil sa siyudad ng Quiapo, Manila. Ito ang kauna unahang pagdalo ko sa ganitong okasyon. Halos lahat ng mga andun ay mga makabayan at may ibat’t ibang nirerepresent na organisasyon o kaya’y unibersidad sa Pilipinas.
Ang pagbabahagi ay nagsimula sa ganap na alas dos ng hapon. Inabot din ito ng 3 oras. Bigla kong naisip malaking bagay ito para sa aking kaalaman, malaking bagay na muli kung balikan ang kasaysayan. Nainspire ako, at muli kung babalikan ang mga pahina ng kasaysayan. Nakakalungkot isipin na isa ako sa mangmang sa kaalaman pagdating sa ating history. Madami akong hindi alam, mga mahahalagang nagyari lalo na ang mga buhay ng katipunero.
The History of the place
Umpisa ng patimpalak
Ang Bahay Nakpil sa kasalukuyang henerasyon
Ang damit ni Gregoria de Jesus (asawa ni Andres Bonifacio)
Certificate of Attendance
Pagpapakilala The famous Pangalay Dancer Orlan de Guzman
Dr. Teresita Obusan(Dalubhasa ng Kalinangan ng Pilipino), Reimon Cosare (Dalubahara ng Sikolohiyang Pilipino), and Orlan de Guzman (Tagapagpadaloy ng Pangalay)
is an early twentieth-century house in Quiapo that has been made into a museum. It is both an architectural and historical attraction. It was built in 1914 by asuccessful physician, Dr. Ariston Bautista and his wife Petrona Nakpil. Having no children, they shared the house with Petrona’s two brothers and their families. Bautista was a philanthropist and prominent figure in society who was deeply involved in the Philippine Revolution and was a good friend of Jose and Juan Luna
One of the brothers who joined the couple in the house was Julio Nakpil
, the Vice-President Supremo of the Katipunan and a pianist who composed patriotic pieces such as Marangal na Dalit ng Katagalugan. His wife was Gregoria de Jesus
, the young widow of Andres Bonifacio
, who organized the women of the Katipunan to aid in the Revolution.
The celebrated painting Parisian Life
by Juan Luna, now the main attraction of the GSIS Museum, originally hung in the Bautista-Nakpil house.
The architecture of the house itself is unique. It was designed by architect Arcadio Arellano in the classic bahay na bato style with detailing in turn-of-the-century Viennese Secession style done to complement the Viennese Secession furniture given to Dr. Bautista. The carvings, woodwork and grillwork are executed in the same abstracted, geometric lines that depict floral patterns.
Bahay Nakpil-Bautista is located on A. Bautista (formerly Barbosa) Street, perpendicular to Hidalgo Street opposite Quiapo Church. A. Bautista Street is parallel to Quezon Boulevard in Quiapo.