New Lucena, Philippines

5

New Lucena is a 5th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 19,490 people in 3,744 households. New Lucena is a nice place to shoot. There are lot of great, tall grasses there and yes, lovely places that is like enchanting to most of us. Located in the deep-center heart of the Iloilo province, there are many ways to go there. It can be either the highway or by the other way around (Cabatuan route).

New Lucena is a 5th class municipality in the province of Iloilo, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 19,490 people in 3,744 households. New Lucena is a nice place to shoot. There are lot of great, tall grasses there and yes, lovely places that is like enchanting to most of us. Located in the deep-center heart of the Iloilo province, there are many ways to go there. It can be either the highway or by the other way around (Cabatuan route).

There are also hundreds of towering pylons there. A lot of friendly people can be a well-deserve to call this place “great”.

A short history follows:

New Lucena was formerly known as Jimanban, a very small barrio organized sometime in 1800, which was a part of the Municipality of Cabatuan. Jimanban was derived from the word “nagapanghimanban” which means clearing the place of banban grass in preparation for planting palay. In 1866, the boundary line separating the jurisdiction of Sta. Barbara and Cabatuan was defined and Jimanban was made part of Sta. Barbara. Intermarriage among the people increased the area’s population.

Lead by Bartolome Valenzuela, a prominent resident of the barrio (Jimanban) the residents organized themselves and petitioned the Governor General that they be granted independence by putting up a church, convent, and a casa real (municipal building). With the help of the Provincial Officials and Captain Municipal of the Municipalities of Sta. Barbara, Cabatuan, and Pototan, Lucena was separated from Sta. Barbara on October 9, 1877 in accordance with the Direccion General De Administration Civil. The first Municipal Officials were elected and the first Captain Municipal was Bartolome Valenzuela known as Tan Abo, the grandfather of the late Senator Tomas Confessor and Representative Patricio Confessor.

It was not recorded when the name of the place was change to “Lucena” but Lucena reportedly comes from the dialect Lu (Ulo) which means “head” and “cena” which is the short version for the flower azucena, (Azucena is a flower which was abundant during that time). Thus, Lucena means pure and peaceful leader or head.

Others believed that Jimanban was change to Lucena in honor of Pedro Gonzales Lucena, the 36th Alcalde Mayor of Iloilo in 1716-1717. This was in accordance to the directive that the place should be name after its Patron Saint or the highest authority of the province.

When the Americans came, Pueblo de Lucena was again incorporated to the Municipal of Sta. Barbara in 1902 for economic security and facilitation of government. In 1921, the prominent citizens of Lucena petitioned for its separation from Sta. Barbara.

However, confusion took place when some letter were missent between the town and Lucena, Quezon in Luzon. So, through legislation, with the help of Congressman Ramon Tabiana, Lucena was changed to New Lucena. In January 1, 1947, Lucena became a new town in the Province of Iloilo, thus it is now called New Lucena.

written by ethermoon on 2009-02-04 in #world #locations

5 Comments

  1. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    You're slaying your locations dude :) the cute girls don't hurt too

  2. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    James, "may pinag-iipunan lang" hehe thanks for the comment :)

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Yeah... ethermoon is on fire these days !!!
    Amazing light leaks in that one...

  4. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Yeah, raging bull.

  5. ethermoon
    ethermoon ·

    i'm up for something before my piggy expires :D

More Interesting Articles

  • The Analogue Quiz: What the Hex is Your Color?

    written by andie_sollmer on 2014-09-23 in #news

    Our Hex colors are a great way to distinguish your photographs according to the shade of color you like most. But which primary color is the one you should use more often in your photographs?

    4
  • Workshop: Summer Spool

    written by lomographynyc on 2014-04-30 in #events
    Workshop: Summer Spool

    There are a lot of types of film out there and it can be a little intimidating. Don't get nervous! We are here to help and this workshop is the perfect way to get all the film knowledge you'll need to get started.

  • How to Make Special Aperture Plates for Your Petzval Lens, Halloween Edition

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-10-29 in #gear #tipster
    How to Make Special Aperture Plates for Your Petzval Lens, Halloween Edition

    Halloween fever is in full swing. Everything ghostly, scary or freakishly extraordinary are either on display or being spoken of in hushed voices through spine-chilling tales. Apart from wearing the scariest costumes and taking photos of of your petrifying selves, why not amplify the Halloween spirit a notch higher by using Halloween-themed aperture plates with the New Petzval Lens? Here's a quick tipster that'll teach you how to make special aperture plates and make the most out of them this Halloween!

  • Shop News

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    Wear lomo-love on your skin

    You’ve shouted your analogue love from the rooftops and worn your heart on your sleeve – Now it’s time to take it to the next level and wear it on your skin! Our new Lomography Tattoos are fun, easy to apply and come in five designs.

  • Winter Love with the New Petzval Art lens

    written by borisb on 2015-01-19 in #lifestyle
    Winter Love with the New Petzval Art lens

    -29 °C and your fingers sticking to the beautiful copper lens. Is there a better way to start the new year? A couple of shots, tips, and a mini video edit from a freezing day with the New Petzval Art Lens.

  • Film Experiments: In The Dark - The True Analogue Experiment

    written by mikekumagai on 2014-08-05 in #gear #tipster
    Film Experiments: In The Dark - The True Analogue Experiment

    Throwing chemicals, fire, and scratching emulsion are just a few ways of experimenting with film. But there's another process that completely destroys it (or, if you're lucky, creates something amazing), that is as spastic as a drunken man staggering his way home after a night at the pub - literally. And it all comes down to darkness.

    3
  • Are You Searching For Super Spray? Don’t Be Fooled This April 1st!

    written by tomas_bates on 2014-03-10 in #news
    Are You Searching For Super Spray? Don’t Be Fooled This April 1st!

    Oh no, we are terribly sorry! Alas, our amazing Lomography Super Photo Spray is only a pipe-dream invented by us cheeky chaps for April Fool’s Day! Whilst this Super Spray would be pretty awesome (if the photos didn’t take quite so long to develop!), there are still all kinds of ways you can enjoy analogue photography this very minute...

    25
  • Shop News

    Get 20% off on the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit

    Get 20% off on the Lomography Experimental Lens Kit

    Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras.

  • Lomography Embassy Store - Prague

    written by clemencew on 2014-10-22 in #world #locations
    Lomography Embassy Store - Prague

    The Lomography Embassy Store of Prague is the place to be for Lomographers from all over the world! If you live in Prague, or even if you are just traveling around and need to buy some new Lomographic accessories, come and stop by to say hi!

    3
  • Shooting Analogue with the New Petzval Lens

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-10-07 in #lifestyle
    Shooting Analogue with the New Petzval Lens

    The New Lomography Petzval Lens is, without a doubt, a striking innovation that has impressed analogue and digital shooters alike. The Petzval works seamlessly with both platforms, producing exceptional and oftentimes dreamy, bokeh-rich images. There are, however, photographers who prefer to shoot analogue and are oblivious to the lure of digital imagery. Here are a few photographers who have chosen film as their go-to medium, and and the Petzval as their ally.

  • Transient Living: Getting to Know the Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado

    written by maliha on 2014-11-12 in #world #locations
    Transient Living: Getting to Know the Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado

    <i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>

  • Shop News

    Summer Inspired Camera at 20% off

    Summer Inspired Camera at 20% off

    The brazilian summer inspired camera is now at 20% off! You can now celebrate life in full color and treasure every culture in a snap! This summer is no exception; make sure you’re prepared to capture all the sporty action with the Fisheye No.2 Brazilian Summer Camera!

  • Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

    written by maliha on 2015-01-07 in #world #locations
    Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

    If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!

  • The Lomo’Instant Splitzer: the Must-Have Slice and Dice Accessory!

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-03-06 in #gear #lifestyle
    The Lomo’Instant Splitzer: the Must-Have Slice and Dice Accessory!

    What exactly do I feel while waiting for my Lomo'Instant photos to be developed? I have to say I get a mix of "Surprise me, dear Lomo!" but also some "Did I capture it as I wanted?" kind of thought. No matter the school of thought, with the Splitzer you can add so many cool effects to your photos you'll definitely embrace it!

  • Ilcontrariodime is our LomoHome of the Day!

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-03-06 in #world #news
    Ilcontrariodime is our LomoHome of the Day!

    From everyone here in Lomography, congratulations to ilcontrariodime for winning Home of the Day!

    2