Born of notable but humble parents, Pres. Jose P. Laurel was born in Tanauan on March 9, 1891. No other Filipino leader has had the honor of serving with distinction in all branches of the government. The late president’s ancestral house was built in 1880 and was restored in 1964. It takes in valued works, furniture’s and personal effects which serve as ancestral bequest of the great statesman and political leader. And because of his influence and love for education, he was able to establish a reputable educational institution. At present, the ancestral house stands proud reminding everyone, tourists and visitors alike, that there stood a man who defend his countrymen during the Japanese period.