MGA BABAING NAGKAROON NG KAUGNAYAN KAY RIZAL: Segunda Solis Katigbak (1863-1943) Lipa, Batangas Segunda was

born in 1863 (date unknown) to Don Norberto Kalaw Katigbak (gobernadorcillo 1862-1863) and Doña Justa Metra Solis. She was the second child in a family of seven: Mariano (Capitan Municipal 1896-1897), Norberto Jr., Carmina, Ysabel,Ynes and Jose Rizal saw her during his visit in his maternal grandmother¶s place whereas, he claimed that he blushes everytime she sets eyes on him. He made made pencil sketches of her during that time.. Rizal came to know Segunda more intimately during his weekly visit to LaConcordia College, where his sister Olimpia was a boarding student. Olimpia was a close friend of Segunda. That was apparent that Rizal and Segunda loved each other. Theirs was indeed ³a love at first sight´. But it was hopeless since the very beginning because Segunda was already engage to be married to her townmate, Manuel Luz. Segunda had manifested by insulation and deeds, her affection for him, but he timidly failed to propose. Rizal was going home to Calamba, on her part, told him she was also going home one day later. She kept quiet after her brief reply, waiting for him to say something which her heart was clamoring to hear. Segunda, the first girl whom he loved with ardent fervor was lost to him forever. She married Manuel Luz.... "Manuel Luz" was the son of Jose de San Miguel Luz and Gertrudes Metra (eventually named Mitra). Almost a six footer, he came from an affluent family as his family owned vast tracks of land and coffee plantations in Balete, Lipa. Manuel had eight siblings--Alejandra, Celestino, Simeon and Maria (from his father's marriage to his mother), Conchita and Gertrudes (from the second marriage of his father) and Filomena and Rosario (from the third marriage of his father). Manuel's elder brother Simeon was an intelligent man, having instructed the young Claro M. Recto the English language. It was also Simeon who became the first governor of the province of Batangas. Simeon married four times on account of the deaths of each wife during childbirth. Manuel's youngest sister Rosario married Mariano, Segunda's elder brother. Segunda married Manuel at the tender age of 14, and their marriage produced nine children: Cristeta (married to Guillermo Africa Katigbak), Manuel Jr. (bachelor), Flora (married to Edelberto Mendoza), Arsenio (married to Amparo Katigbak), Paz (married to Pablo Dimayuga), Julio (married to Carmen Genato), Justa (married to Isabelo Katigbak), Valeriano (married to Rosario Dimayuga) and Fernando (married to Luz Cabal). One notices that in the family tree, it is usual to find a Katigbak-Katigbak marriage as it was again, an accepted arrangement at that time. Manuel and Segunda built their dream house in the heart of the city. It is a typical bahay-na-bato which follows a Spanish architecture yet is essentially a tropical house. It is known for its dramatic arrangement of space and its unique sense of grandeur and solidity. Here, their children and grandchildren were trained in music as it was common for them to play the piano and sing songs after dinner. In their old age, Manuel was fondly called Lolo Uwel and Segunda was called Lola Unday. Rizal, a frustrated lover cherishing nostalgic memories of a lost love. Three years later, Rizal recording his first and tragic romance, said ³Ended at an early hour, my first love! My virgin heart will always mourn the reckless step it took on the flower-decked abyss. My ilusions return, yes, but indifferent, uncertain, ready for the first betrayal on the path of love´.

His sad experience in his first love made him wiser in the ways of romance. Shortly after losing Segunda Katigbak, he paid court to a young woman in Calamba. In his memoirs, he called her ³Miss L´. He described her as a ³fair with seductive eyes´. After visiting her several times, he stopped and the romance died a natural death. Two reasons why he changed his heart are: he still loves Segunda Katigbak and his father opposed because the young woman is older then him. Segunda spent her last days with her nine children in the big house. Lola Unday eventually grew weak, suffering from a stroke and passed away on June 16, 1943, eleven days short of one year that her beloved husband passed away. In 1996, the house that Manuel and Segunda built and which over a thousand descendants call home was renamed Casa Segunda and was declared a heritage house by the National Historical Commission. Si Segunda Katigbak ng niloko si rizal Pamagat ng ugnayang unang pag-ibig ni Rizal.Si Segunda ay labing-apat na taon palang noon ito ay kapatid ng kaklase niyang si Mariano. Dahil sa admirasyon ni Rizal kay Segunda ginawan niya ito ng isang pencil sketch ni Segunda at ang ipinalit ni Segunda para dito ay isang puting rosas, mag aalok na sana si Rizal kay Segunda ng kasal ngunit ito ay nobyo na ni Manuel Luz. Noon nag-aaral na siya sa UST(Unibersidad ng Santo Tomas) doon niya nakilala si Miss L (hindi binanggit ang totoong pangalan) ngunit ang kanyang pag-ibig kay Miss L ay hindi natuloy dahil sa dalawang rason una ang mga magagandang ala-ala ni Segunda ay hindi pa nawawala, pangalawa ay hindi gusto ng kanyang ama ang pamilya ni Miss L(hindi binaggit kung bakit).Sumunod kay Miss L ay si Leonor Valenzuela at si Leonor Rivera. Si Leonor Rivera ay ang kanyang unang totoong pag-ibig, hindi niya alam na ito pala ay malayong pinsan niya lang.Ang sunod niyang nakilala ay si Vicenta Ybardaloza, naantig niya ang puso ni Rizal dahil sa pagiging mahusay maglaro ng instrumentong harp. Segunda Katigabak - Ang unang pag-ibig ni Rizal. Sa gulang na 16 na taon, pagkaraan ng pag-aaral sa Ateneo, nagsimulang umibig si Rizal sa isang dalagang 14 na taong gulang taga-Lipa, Batangas. Ang dalaga ay kaibigan at kasama sa inuupahang bahay ng kapatid ni Rizal na si Olimpia na ang-aaral sa kalehiyo ng La Concordia. Ito ang pag-ibig sa unang pagkikita at ito rin ang kauna-unahang pagkabigo sa pag-ibig ni Rizal sapagkat ang dalaga ay nakatakda ng ikasal sa isang Manuel Cruz . Bb. L - si binibining L ay higit na mas matanda kaysa kay rizal at pinaniniwalaang guro ni rizal na si Jacinta Ibardo Laza. nakatira si Bb L sa bahay ni Nicolas regalado na kaibigan ni Rizal. madalas dalawin ni rizal si Bb L ngunit ang puso nya ay para kay segeunda katigbak. natigil lang ang pagdalaw nya dito ng pagbawalan siya ng kanyang ama. Dalagang naninirahan sa Pakil, Laguna na pinaniniwalaang ang gurong si Jacinta Ibardo Laza nanakatira sa bahay ni Nicolas Regalado na kaibigan ni Rizal. Sa dalagang ito pilit ibinabaling niRizal ang kanyang atensyon para pawiin ang pangungulila kay Segunda. JULIA (Abril, 1877; Los Baños, Laguna): Dalagitang taga-Los Baños, Laguna na nakilala ni Rizal sa dalampasigan ng Ilog Dampalit noong siya ay 16 na taong gulang pa lamang at ito ang babae na una niyang napagtuunan ng paghanga. Nakilala ni rizal noong abril

1877.Nakilala sya ni rizal sa ilog dampalit, losbanos, laguna.labing anim na taon si Rizal ng makilala ang dalagita. sa pagkakatayo ni rizal sa may dalampasigan ay napagmasdan niya ang maraming kababaihang nagsisipaggugo ng kanilang mga ulo. isang magandang dalagita ang nakita ni rizal na lumabas mula sa malalagong halaman. ang dalagang narinig ni rizal na nagngangalang julia ay nagsabi sa kanyang lola na nais niyang manghuli ng paru paro bago umuwi ng kanilang bahay. dahil sa narinig ay nagpakitang gilas si rzal sa paghuli sa paru paro ngunit nakawala ang paru paro. sinikap nyang makahuli ng paru paro at ibinigay ito sa dalaga. nagkakilala sila ng dalaga at inihatid ang mag lola sa kanilang bahay sa los banos laguna. subalit tulad ng ibang kabataan, ang paghangang kanyang nadama ay agad na nawala ng makilala ang dalagang taga-lipa, batangas.