HISTORIC MARELLA HOUSE
Through the kindness of Dan Orosa (Dan & wife Lydia reside in San Diego), we received the pictures below of the historic house of Gliceria Marella. What is the Orosa connection to Gliceria and this house? Gliceria's widowed sister married Agaton Buno Orosa. The sisters married cousins surnamed Villavicencio. For more information regarding the role of Gliceria and her family and her contribution to the Philippine revolution, please visit the following website. Gliceria Marella Villavicencio There is an interesting piece of information there which we didn't know before. The patriarch of the Bauan Orosas is Simplicio Agoncillo Orosa, who captained a ship named "Bulusan" during the revolution. It turns out that Gliceria donated this ship to the revolutionaries!
This house, well over a century old, has been restored and exquisitely maintained. Gliceria's granddaughter Tita Monsie Villavicencio resides part time in this house.
Gliceria Marella Villavicencio, sister of
Josefa Marella. Josefa was the first wife
of Agaton B. Orosa. This painting was
done by none other than Juan Luna.
Tita Monsie Villavicencio (standing) with
Lydia Orosa. Tita Monsie lives in this
historic Taal house part of the year.
Looking into the master bedroom
View of balconies.