Carlos Madrid and I went to the Department of Land Management last week to try to find land documents for “Demetrio Perez.” While we were unsuccessful at finding any documents prior to the one that mentions Demetrio, we were able to get a map that included the area known as JALAGUAG. This was the area where the property that Demetrio Perez sold to Jose Blas Asuncion in 1868.
The one hectare property was bound on the north by that of Mariano de la Cruz, in the east by that of Gertrudis Tenorio and Jose Flores, in the south by that of Francisco Perez, and in the west by that of Francisco Taitano.
It is interesting to note that in 1897 this area was a plantation of coconut and coffee.
- Jillette Leon-Guerrero