(The Summary of “Noli Me Tangere”)
Capitan Tiago is one of the richest landowners in Binondo, Pampanga and Laguna. Aside from owning large tracts of lands, he also provides zacate, monopolizes the opium business, and holds a contract for feeding the prisoners in the Bilibid prison. Since he has had no child with his wife, Doña Pia, Padre Damaso advises the Doña to attend the mass at Obando. She eventually conceives a child, whom they name Maria Clara, in honor of the Virgin of Salambao and Sta. Clara. Capitan Tiago and the late Don Rafael later agree to arrange the marriage of their children.