World Visitors

Free counters!

Ocean Breeze Visitors Around The Globe

Monday, February 22, 2010

Alimodian Firsts: Teodosia Andutan Amarra

Teodosia Andutan Amarra
First Lady Councilor of Alimodian

        Mrs. Teodosia Andutan Amarra is the first lady councilor of our town. She was born on March 23, 1894 to Maria Juana Andicoy and Pedro Andutan. She took her elementary education under Mrs. Venancia Sta. Cruz Edurese in Grade I, under Mr. Gelacio Allones in Grade II and under Mr. Justo Puga in Grade III.

        After studying for three months in Grade II when she was only 13 years old, she was made to teach because there was an urgent need of teachers. She taught simple English and arithmetic. In 1919 she married 1st Sgt. Francisco Amarra and they resided in Camp Stotsenburg, Pampanga. The couple was blessed with only two sons, Arturo and Napoleon.

       Arturo is the first electrical engineer of our town. Later he pursued aeronautical and mechanical engineering. Napoleon became a doctor of medicine. He had been the resident physician of Aleosan District Hospital before his demise in 1980.
      When Mrs. Amarra became a widow, she devoted her life to the service of the church and the community. She has been an officer of various church organizations such as Sacred Heart Association, Catholic Women’s League and Dominican Tertiary. She is the first president of the Catholic Women’s League.
      She has improved the right wing of the church for the “Sabadohan.” She has contributed some amount for the shutters of the church.

     While she is active in the church, she is also involved politically. She has been a municipal councilor for six terms or for 26 years. She is one of the founders of the Alimodian High School and has donated a lot for the school site.

     Mrs. Amarra is also responsible for organizing the Alimodian Puericulture Center. When the center was finished there was no nurse to attend to the needs of the people, so she went to Manila to ask for a nurse. 

     In the twilight of her life Mrs. Amarra enjoys staying at home knitting, crocheting and embroidering. She also shows her culinary arts by cooking catsup, making preserves and pickles. She loves to read the Holy Bible which is her constant companion at a very old age. Well, that’s Mrs. Teodosia Amarra’s life in a nutshell.


  1. Hi, ur blog is really nice, while reading I truly like it. I just wanna suggest that u should go for blog advertising & marketing there is a website which is offering very unique features at affordable prices there are expert advertising team who will promote ur blog & affiliate ads through all over the networks which will definitely boost ur traffic & readers. Finally I have bookmarked ur blog & also shared this blog to my friends.. i think my friend might too like it hope u have a wonderful day & !!happy blogging!!.

  2. thanks for bookmarking and subscribing to my blogs. it helps us a lot to be aware and look back to where we came from. it guides and inspires us for our future. I am an avid lover of history and culture actually and this blog's purpose is to preserve the rich history of my hometown, province and the country as the information contained here came from book which are already infested by termites and other insects which might destroy the memory of our past. So before it may do so, I made the decision to preserve them here and make a soft copy online so that it will be forever live here and may read by the people. I always have this voice in me telling me to do this to preserve these information online so maybe I was destined to be the responsible enough to keep this story alive in the hearts and minds of many... thanks!


Nuffnang Ad