Jose Rizal was only a young boy of sixteen (16) when he first fell in love, and it was with Segunda Katigbak, a girl from Lipa, Batangas and two years his junior.  According to Rizal, "She was rather short, with eyes that were eloquent and ardent at times and languid at others, rosy-cheeked, with an enchanting and provocative smile that revealed very beautiful teeth, and the air of a sylph; her entire self diffused a mysterious charm."

Stolen Glances

Rizal went to Trozo, Manila one day to visit his grandmother.  His friend, Mariano Katigbak, accompanied him.  Mariano's family were close with Rizal's grandmother, and upon arrival at Lipa, Mariano's sister Segunda was there at the old woman's house along with other guests. Rizal was drawn to hear instantly.  

Some of the other guests knew that Rizal was a skilled painter and asked him to draw a portrait of Segunda.  He obliged, and reluctantly worked on a pencil sketch of the girl.  "From time to time, she looked at me, and I blushed."

A Blossoming Love

Rizal's sister Olympia was a close friend of Segunda and a student at La Concordia College, and Rizal went to visit her every week, during which he came to know Segunda more intimately.  Their affection for each other grew deeper with every meeting, one that began with "love at first sight." 

Hopeless from the Beginning

Unfortunately, Segunda was already engaged to be married to her townmate, Manuel Luz, and although Rizal had gotten hints of the lady's affection for him, he timidly decided to back away and did not propose.  Years later Segunda returned to Lipa and wed her betrothed, leaving a frustrated Rizal to the mercy of his nostalgic memories.  Rizal said while recording his first romance three years later, "Ended, at an early hour, my first love! My virgin heart will always mourn the reckless step it took on the flower-decked abyss.  My illusions will return, yes, but indifferent, uncertain, ready for the first betrayal on the path of love."


HER ANCESTORS

Generation 1

1. Segunda Katigbak, daughter of Norberto Katigbak Sr. and Justa Solis, was born in 1863 in Laguna, Philippines. She died on 16 Jan 1943 in Laguna, Philippines. She met Jose Rizal. He was born on 19 Jun 1861 in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines. He died on 30 Dec 1896 in Manila, Philippines. She married Manuel Luz Sr.. He was born on 01 Jan 1858 in Laguna, Philippines. He died on 27 Jun 1942 in Laguna, Philippines.

Generation 2

2. Norberto Katigbak Sr.. He married Justa Solis. 

3. Justa Solis, daughter of Celestino Solis and Patricia de San Miguel Luz, was born in 1843 in Batangas, Philippines. She died in 1878 in Batangas, Philippines. 

Justa Solis and Norberto Katigbak Sr. had the following children: 

1. i. Segunda Katigbak was born in 1863 in Laguna, Philippines. She died on 16 Jan 1943 in Laguna, Philippines. She met Jose Rizal. He was born on 19 Jun 1861 in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines. He died on 30 Dec 1896 in Manila, Philippines. She married Manuel Luz Sr.. He was born on 01 Jan 1858 in Laguna, Philippines. He died on 27 Jun 1942 in Laguna, Philippines. 

ii. Mariano Katigbak. He married Ysabel Macarandang. He married Rosario Luz. 

iii. Norberto Katigbak Jr.. He married Amparo Luz. 

Generation 3

4. Josef Catigbac. He married Andrea Kalaw. 

5. Andrea Kalaw. 

Andrea Kalaw and Josef Catigbac had the following children: 

i. Cayetano Katigbak. He married Fausta Tapia. He married Ygnacia Africa. 

ii. Maria Katigbak. She married Alejandro Altamirano. 

iii. Lino Katigbak. He married Eufemia Mendoza. He married Jacoba Roxas. He married Vicenta Roxas. 

iv. Mateo Katigbak. He married Petra Mendoza. He married Dominga Gonzales. 

v. Susana Katigbak. She married Manuel Mayo. 

2. vi. Norberto Katigbak Sr.. He married Justa Solis. She was born in 1843 in Batangas, Philippines. She died in 1878 in Batangas, Philippines. He married Macaria Mendoza. 

6. Celestino Solis, son of Juan Solis and Irene delos Santos, was born in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines. He married Patricia de San Miguel Luz. 

7. Patricia de San Miguel Luz. She died (Died from complications after giving birth to her third child.). 

Patricia de San Miguel Luz and Celestino Solis had the following children: 

i. Maria Solis was born in 1841 in Batangas, Philippines. She died in 1877 in Batangas, Philippines. She married Gregorio Aguilera Sr.. 
3. ii. Justa Solis was born in 1843 in Batangas, Philippines. She died in 1878 in Batangas, Philippines. She married Norberto Katigbak Sr.. 

iii. Isidro Solis. He died (Died at birth.). 

Generation 4

8. Tomas Catigbac. He married Juana Masongsong. 

9. Juana Masongsong. 

Juana Masongsong and Tomas Catigbac had the following children: 

4. i.  Josef Catigbac. He married Andrea Kalaw. 

ii. Eusataquia Catigbac. 

iii. Pasqual Catigbac. He married x. He married Andrea Manguiat. 

iv. Agustin Catigbac. 

v. Juliana Catigbac. 

vi. Magdalena Catigbac. 

vii. Micaela Catigbac. 

viii. Felipe Catigbac. 

10. Luis Cornelio Calao. He married Yldefonsa Aguila on 10 Feb 1800 in Lipa, Philippines. 

11. Yldefonsa Aguila. 

Yldefonsa Aguila and Luis Cornelio Calao had the following children: 

i. Ramon Kalaw. He married Romana Inciong. 

5. ii.  Andrea Kalaw. She married Josef Catigbac. 

iii. Evaristo Kalaw. He married Francisca Briones. 

iv. Gregoria Kalaw. She married Joaquin Gonzales. 

v. Esteban Kalaw. He married Francisca Villapando. 

vi. Gregorio Kalaw. He married Petra Gonzales. 

12. Juan Solis. He married Irene delos Santos. 

13. Irene delos Santos. 

Irene delos Santos and Juan Solis had the following child: 

6. i. Celestino Solis was born in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines. He married Patricia de San Miguel Luz. She died (Died from complications after giving birth to her third child.). He married Guillerma Geronima Manguiat on 09 Jan 1862. He married Jacoba Metra. 

14. Tomas de San Miguel Luz. He married Juana Inciong. 

15. Juana Inciong. 

Juana Inciong and Tomas de San Miguel Luz had the following children: 

7. i. Patricia de San Miguel Luz. She died (Died from complications after giving birth to her third child.). She married Celestino Solis. He was born in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines. 

ii. Jose de San Miguel Luz. He married Gertrudes Metra. He married Filomena Mercado. He married Antera Tolentino. 

Generation 5

16. Juan Catigbac. He married Nicolaza Concepcion. 

17. Nicolaza Concepcion. 

Nicolaza Concepcion and Juan Catigbac had the following child: 

8. i.  Tomas Catigbac. He married Juana Masongsong. 

22. X Aguila. He married X Segismundo. 

23. X Segismundo. 

x Segismundo and x Aguila had the following child: 

11. i. Yldefonsa Aguila. She married Luis Cornelio Calao on 10 Feb 1800 in Lipa, Philippines. 

30. X Inciong. He married X Malabanan. 

31. X Malabanan. 

x Malabanan and x Inciong had the following child: 

15. i. Juana Inciong. She married Leon Africa on 11 Jun 1798 in Batangas, Philippines. She married Tomas de San Miguel Luz. 

HER DESCENDANTS

Generation 1

SEGUNDA KATIGBAK was born in 1863 in Laguna, Philippines. She died on 16 Jan 1943 in Laguna, Philippines. She met (1) JOSE RIZAL. He was born on 19 Jun 1861 in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines. He died on 30 Dec 1896 in Manila, Philippines. She married (2) MANUEL LUZ SR. He was born on 01 Jan 1858 in Laguna, Philippines. He died on 27 Jun 1942 in Laguna, Philippines

Manuel Luz Sr. and Segunda Katigbak had the following children:

i. CRISTETA LUZ was born on 25 Oct 1879. She died on 04 Nov 1941. She married GUILLERMO KATIGBAK. He was born on 01 Jul 1871. He died on 26 Dec 1950.

ii.  MANUEL LUZ JR..

iii. ARSENIO NICASIO LUZ SR.. He married (1) AMPARO MARGARITA ENGRACIA KATIGBAK, daughter of Norberto Katigbak Jr. and Amparo Luz, on 07 Jul 1912 in Manila, Philippines. She was born on 15 Apr 1894 in Lipa, Philippines. She died on 15 Dec 1917 in Lipa, Philippines (Died from consumption.). He married (2) CARMEN ALBERT.

iv.  FLORA LUZ. She married EDELBERTO MENDOZA.

v.  PAZ LUZ. She married PABLO DIMAYUGA.

vi.  JULIO LUZ SR.. He married CARMEN GENATO.

vii.  JUSTA YNES LUZ. She married ISABELO KATIGBAK. He died (Stabbed by his best friend and a relative out of professional jealousy.).

viii. VALERIANO LUZ. He married ROSARIO DIMAYUGA. She was born in Lipa, Philippines.

ix.  FERNANDO LUZ. He married LUZ CABAL.

Generation 2

CRISTETA LUZ was born on 25 Oct 1879. She died on 04 Nov 1941. She married GUILLERMO KATIGBAK. He was born on 01 Jul 1871. He died on 26 Dec 1950.

Guillermo Katigbak and Cristeta Luz had the following children:

i. MARINA KATIGBAK. She married X MACASAET.

ii. EDUARDO KATIGBAK.

iii. FLORENCIA KATIGBAK.

iv. ALFREDO KATIGBAK.

v. VICTOR KATIGBAK.

vi. PEDRO KATIGBAK.

vii. ARTURO KATIGBAK.

ARSENIO NICASIO LUZ SR. He married (1) AMPARO MARGARITA ENGRACIA KATIGBAK, daughter of Norberto Katigbak Jr. and Amparo Luz, on 07 Jul 1912 in Manila, Philippines. She was born on 15 Apr 1894 in Lipa, Philippines. She died on 15 Dec 1917 in Lipa, Philippines (Died from consumption.). He married (2) CARMEN ALBERT.


Arsenio Nicasio Luz Sr. and Amparo Margarita Engracia Katigbak had the following children:

i.  AMPARO MARGARITA LUZ was born in 1913. She married SERAFIN MA. CUI SR..

ii. ARSENIO NORBERTO LUZ JR.. He died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He married X MORALES.

iii. JUAN LUZ SR.. He married CRISANTA TERESITA BAUTISTA. She was born on 25 Oct 1925 in Lipa, Philippines. She died on 01 May 1994 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USA.


Arsenio Nicasio Luz Sr. and Carmen Albert had the following child:

iv. CARMENCITA LUZ. She married PATRICK HERLIHY.

FLORA LUZ. She married EDELBERTO MENDOZA.

Edelberto Mendoza and Flora Luz had the following children:

i. RODRIGO MENDOZA.

ii. ARMANDO MENDOZA.

iii. PRESENTACION MENDOZA.

iv. PURIFICACION MENDOZA.

PAZ LUZ. She married PABLO DIMAYUGA.

Pablo Dimayuga and Paz Luz had the following children:

i. CARLOS DIMAYUGA.

ii. MERCEDES DIMAYUGA.

JULIO LUZ SR. He married CARMEN GENATO.

Julio Luz Sr. and Carmen Genato had the following children:

i. JULIO LUZ JR..

ii. CLARA LUZ.

iii. MANUEL LUZ.

iv. ERNESTO LUZ.

v. ROSA LUZ.

JUSTA YNES LUZ. She married ISABELO KATIGBAK. He died (Stabbed by his best friend and a relative out of professional jealousy.).

Isabelo Katigbak and Justa Ynes Luz had the following children:

i. EDGARDO KATIGBAK.

ii. ALEJANDRO KATIGBAK.

VALERIANO LUZ. He married ROSARIO DIMAYUGA. She was born in Lipa, Philippines.

Valeriano Luz and Rosario Dimayuga had the following children:

i. VICENTA LUZ. She married CARLOS COSCULLUELA. He was born in Negros Occidental, Philippines.

ii. ALFREDO LUZ. He married CARMEN MONTINOLA. She was born in Bacolod, Philippines.

iii. REMEDIOS LUZ. She married TEODORO BALUYOT. He was born in Pampanga, Philippines.

iv. ARTURO ROGERIO LUZ.

FERNANDO LUZ. He married LUZ CABAL.

Fernando Luz and Luz Cabal had the following child:

i. ENCARNITA LUZ. She married X ADORABLE.

Generation 3

AMPARO MARGARITA LUZ was born in 1913. She married SERAFIN MA. CUI SR..

Serafin Ma. Cui Sr. and Amparo Margarita Luz had the following children:

i. LUZ CUI. She married X GARCIA.

ii. SERAFIN CUI JR..

11. JUAN LUZ SR. He married CRISANTA TERESITA BAUTISTA . She was born on 25 Oct 1925 in Lipa, Philippines. She died on 01 May 1994 in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, USA.

Juan Luz Sr. and Crisanta Teresita Bautista had the following children:

i. JUAN LUZ JR.

ii. ERIC LUZ.

VICENTA LUZ. She married CARLOS COSCULLUELA. He was born in Negros Occidental, Philippines.

Carlos Cosculluela and Vicenta Luz had the following child:

i. RAFAEL COSCULLUELA. 

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