Brief History of Castillejos

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Foreword A history would by its nature, inevitably have gaps and missions with regards to local history. We can continue the work began by the older generation by filling in the gaps and omissions and presenting alternative viewpoints that reflect more accurately the complex nature of our collective history. We are all familiar with the souvenir programs generated by countless town fiestas and similar community celebrations that almost always contain a short account of the town’s history but we always fail to produce something to be of lasting value.

One of the hazards of writing a historical document destined to be used as a future reference which may draw special interest from the readers and may have a wide circulation is the gathering of accurate and reliable information. It is surely one of the reasons why Castillejos has no written document about its own local history for no one has shown their intention to write something which is of utmost importance to unfold significant local stories and to enrich awareness and consciousness about the origin and roots of a true blooded citizen of Castillejos.

According to Dr. Jose Rizal, “In order to understand the destiny of a people, it is necessary to open the book of its past.”

Now is the opportune time to look back to be able to know ourselves better, the essence of our existence today and understand the reasons of what and how we become today.

For any inaccuracy and misinterpretation of events and facts, the writer is responsible and hopes for the indulgence and understandings of the readers. Indeed, he would gratefully acknowledge the help you would extend to rectify the error.

It is hoped that through this writing, the reader’s awareness and interest in our local history and other issues affecting our lives will be enhanced.

The writer would…...

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