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Poblete History
Here are 3 interesting postings regarding the history of the Pobletes:

Name: Augusto Allemani Poblete
E-mail address: illstate253@gmail.com

Comments: Hey everyone i thought i would share some info i found on my greatgreat grandfather enjoy. Much lovPASCUAL H. POBLETE (1857-1921)

THRICE imprisoned by Spanish and American authorities for his nationalistic writings, Pascual H. Poblete is probably one of the most versatile journalists produced by the Filipino race. He edited he Tagalog section of the first bilingual newspaper in the Philippines, the Diariong Tagalog, and Marcelo H. del Pilar the Spanish section. Del Pilar or Plaridel, of course, was the more mature of the two Filipino journalists, and much feared by the Spanish friars, being a lawyer. Poblete, on the other hand, was seven years younger than Plaridel, and had only finished a normal course. He could not pursue higher studies by reason of poverty.

But Poblete, a native of San Roque, Naik was destined to play a more varied role in the national life of the country. In the field of journalism his contributions included the publications of the Revista Popular de Filipinas (Popular Review of the Philippines), which started September 1, 1888; the Revista Catolica de Filipinas (Catholic Review of the Philippines), October 14; and later the Patnubay ng Catolico (Catholic Guide); the El Resumen (The Review), which started the reform movement in the Philippines; El Bello Sexo. (The Fair Sex), January 1901; El Hogar (The Home), January 11, 1893; and Ang Pleigong Tagalog (The Tagalog Paper).

Appointed member of the pacification campaign in Nueva Vizaya by Spanish Governor General Fernando Primo de Rivera, Poblete later incurred the wrath of the Spanish authorities. He was separated from the government as a “dangerous man,” and finally held “incomunicado”. Then on October 12, 1896, he was banished to Spain as a political prisoner. However, this did not dater him from putting out the paper El Progreso de Madrid (the Progress of Madrid), which was managed by a Spanish friend. He befriended other influential Spanish liberals, including Overseas Minister Segismundo Moret, who secured his release from prison.

Returning to Manila in 1899, he was arrested again by the American authorities and imprisoned in Fort Santiago. After his release he began contributing articles to several Manila dailies including the Taliba, La Vanguardia, El Mercantil. A great admirer of Dr. Rizal, he published several articles about the hero. It was an article published in July 1901 that Poblete broached the idea of setting up a Rizal monument on the Luneta. Consequently, the Philippine Commission approved Act No. 243 authorizing a fund campaign for the erection of the monument.

Poblete also wrote dramas and zarzuelas (song and dance skits) in Tagalog. The presentation of his play entitled Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa (Love of Native Land) so irked the American authorities that Poblete and Pedro Reyes, the director of the play, were ordered arrested. Poblete likewise wrote many other literary works in Tagalog.

A virtual human dynamo, Poblete was one of the organizers of the first labor union in the Philippines and of the Partido Nacionalista (Nationalista Party). He also helped Isabelo de los Reyes and Father Gregorio Aglipay organize the Philippine Independent church.

Born on May 17, 1857, to a poor Naik couple, Francisco Hicaro and Maria Poblete, Pascual adopted his mother’s surname perhaps because the Pobletes were known all over Cavite. His wife, Leonicia Rieta of Manila having died and left him five children, Poblete decided to marry again, his second wife being a Spanish lady, Rafaela Alemany, by whom he had seven children. He died of heart attack on February 5, 1921 at the age of 64.

[Sources: (1) Leon S. del Rosario, “Pascual H. Poblete: Father of Tagalog Writers,” Philippines Free Press, date of publication inadvertently misplaced; (2) Eminent Filipinos. Manila, National Historical Commission, 1965; (3) Nati Nuguid, “a Hero was Born,” Saturday Mirror Magazine, June 21, 1958; and (4) Remedios F. Sarino, “Pascual H. Poblete,” Prominent Caviteños in Philippine History. Copyright by Esteban A. de Ocampo, 1941.]

e from Seattle
Sunday, July 18th 2010 - 06:19:51 PM

Name: George Ramil C. Ramos
E-mail address: ramz@atenista.net

Comments: Hi guys! It's me again, Ram. After browsing the web and pondering on the info written on the clan book that has been with me for the past six (6) years, I finally have come up with a theory explaining the existence of Pobletes in Cavite and their origin. First, the origin of the Pobletes. The book says that the Pobletes may have come from, allegedly, the very first Poblete - DON MIGUEL POBLETE. He is a Spanish/Mexican friar who came to the Philippines. He became Archbishop of Manila and ordered the construction of the Manila Cathedral. He reached Cavite on July 22, 1653. I may say that he may have been assigned in the church at Naic which, according to a Cavite website, was the first Church built in Cavite. The second Church was built at Silang, Cavite. Because there were only two churches, the friar might had the power over the whole province because of this, considering the fact that Silang was then the biggest town in Cavite, which included almost 1/3 of the whole province according to the website. since Silang and Naic were two of the oldest and largest towns in Cavite, the leader that had the power over these towns probably had the power over the whole province. In this case, Don Miguel Poblete, might became the leader of the Diocese or at least a powerful church leader in the province which gave him the chance to sow his seeds.

Because of this, we may say that almost all of the Pobletes in Cavite are related. Beacause of the fact that Silang before included the towns and cities of: Carmona , Amadeo and portions of Indang , General Trias , Tagaytay City , Binan, Laguna and Cabuyao, Laguna; we may conclude that Silang, Cavite was one of the places where the Pobletes originated and the splitting of Silang to small towns, municipalities and cities led to the scattering of the Pobletes all over Cavite.

I am also aware of having relatives from Naic, Kawit and Maragondon and this fact may support this theory.

In conclusion, the Pobletes may have originated from the towns of Silang, Naic, Kawit and Maragondon all in the province of Cavite. This conclusion matches that of the author of the clan book.

That's all. Whew! That was brain busting. Anyway, if you have more info to share please feel free to e-mail me at: ramz@atenista.net. Guys, I really need your help for my research. Thank you very much! GOD bless you always! Keep it cool!

Tuesday, April 13th 2004 - 10:57:35 PM

Name: Emmanuel Poblete
E-mail address: epoulett@gmail.com

Comments: Hello to every Poblete around the world, a long time ago i believed my last name was less common, when i asked to my granny about its history, she told me the Poblete last name was from a small village in France that was near Sn Sebastian, Spain. During Franco Governor of Spain was involved to the Spain Civil War many people had to move to another country and the majority of cases a lot of families broken their relationship between each member.

The fist last name wasn't Poblete it was Poulet, but when the citizens moved to Europe, mainly in Latin America this last name was performanced in order to be invisible for not be involved in Franco's judgement.

To our days very few people keep the original last name principally french citizens.

Thanks for readin' my message.

God bless to every Poblete.

Friday, October 5th 2007 - 09:41:03 PM

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