Bulan Families

Art & Family: The Asuncion Legacy

Ayala Museum, with the support of Bench, DivinaLaw, Araneta & Faustino Law Offices, and AuraStrat, will be presenting an exhibition of 19th century paintings, illustrations, and sculptures by preeminent Filipino artists of the time, the brothers Justiniano, Leoncio, and Mariano Asuncion…. Read More ›

Faces Of My Fathers

by  jun asuncion Early in life I have learned to accept that some things shall just remain as dreams, as persistent longings  that I’ll be carrying around. Since the start of  this search for my  Asuncion roots, my longings to know… Read More ›

Genealogy of the Asuncion

These documents were sent to me by various cousins. It took me a long time to release them because of technical problems. Now that they’re out, I hope that these will inspire the young Asuncions of today and move the older ones in possession… Read More ›

An Asuncion at Mensa- Switzerland

A personal note, written primarily for my relatives and for those interested in child psychology.   Way back in the 1980’s, during my college years in Manila, my favorite psychology subjects were psychological testing (psychometrics), projective techniques, psychopathology, mental hygiene, theories of personality, experimental… Read More ›

The Loving Eye For Detail

   A 19th-century burgher records the faces of his people (originally published in the 1975 edition of the Archipelago magazine)  by Santiago A. Pilar     Perhaps the most satirical of witticisms expressed about the Philippines during the Spanish times… Read More ›

The Noodle In Asuncions’ Soup

 by jun asuncion                                       Clarifying some confusions.                 I’ve tried to know whether our patriarch Mariano Kagalitan was originally a  native Muslim. He was for sure not a mestizo of any kind or a Spaniard for he also had to change his… Read More ›