Was A Citrus Named After Senator Juan Gaerlan?

Senator Juan Gaerlan and spouse, Adela Mills

During the American colonial period, the U.S. government hired Americans to staff critical positions in various government departments or bureaus in the Philippines. The hills of Balic-balic, Sampaloc, Manila, became the residence of one William S. Lyon, from the Bureau of Agriculture, where he didn’t waste time building his own “garden” of various trees and plants.

In Bataan, the Bureau of Agriculture established the Lamao Experimental Station. We detour to this place far from the hills of Sampaloc to try to answer a question if a citrus was named after the late Senator Juan Gaerlan (or grandpa of the curator of museo santisima trinidad).

Was A Citrus Variety Named After Grandpa Juan Gaerlan? (LINK TO FULL PDF VERSION OF ARTICLE)

Please click on the link above to download a pdf version of the article (photo of Juan Gaerlan & Adela Mills c/o “Juan Gualberto Gaerlan and Adela Mills Family & Friends” FB Closed Group.


~ by Martin Gaerlan on October 24, 2010.

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