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THE MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVES DURING THE SPANISH REGIME

Source: Retrieved documents of Padre Roman Ortiz in th epossession of Mr. Segundo Orat given to the author with his annotations. - Capt. Pedro T. Aballe
1864 - 1869
1870 - 1872 - Capt. Mansueto
1873 - 1875 - Capt. Donato Alarde
1875 - 1880 - (?) This was left vacant in the Orat document. Maximo Fernan must been the captain
1880 - 1882 - Capt. Anselmo Pedroza
1882 - 1885 - Capt. Buenaventura Ganzon
1886 - 1887 - Capt. Angel Ylanan
1888 - 1890 - Capt. Luis Ortiz
1891 - 1892 - Capt. Victorino de la Viņa
1892 - 1893 - Capt. Buenaventura Ganzon
1894 - 1895 - Capt. Jose Briz
1896 - 1897 - Capt. Roberto Ancajas
1897 - 1892 - Capt. Victorino de la Viņa

In an interview, Mr. Segundo Orat showed a small handwritten script, a linen paper, an old yellowed document which he claimed to have been paseed to him by Padre Roman Ortiz which came presumable from the file of Capt. Luis Ortiz. I was asking for that paper for my collection. Mano Gundo demurred. But he allowed me to copy the document.

OFFICIALS OF BOGO DURING THE LAST YEARS UNDER SPANISH REGIME

Source : Guia de Forasteros
1892: Buenaventura Ganzon - Juez de Paz Enrique Briz - Asst. Juez de Paz Teodorico Espino - Maestro de Niņos Ramona de la Viņa - Maestra de Niņas 1896: Tribunal Municipal D. Ignacio de Espina - Padre Cura Buenaventura Ganzon - Capitan Miguel Sanchez - Juez de Paz Evaristo Ortiz - Maestro de Niņos Ramona de la Viņa - Maestra de Niņas
1893: D. Catalino Mendoza - Padre Cura Buenaventura Ganzon - Gobernadorcillo Enrique Briz - Juez de Paz Evaristo Ortiz - Maestro de Niņos Ramona de la Viņa - Maestra de Niņas 1897: Tribunal Municipal D. Ignacio de Espina - Padre Cura Buenaventura Ganzon - Capitan Don Luis Ortiz - Juez de Paz Evaristo Ortiz - Maestro de Niņos Ramona de la Viņa - Maestra de Niņas
1894: (Tribunal Municipal implemented in Bogo) D. Catalino Mendoza - Padre Cura Buenaventura Ganzon - Capitan Enrique Briz - Juez de Paz Evaristo Ortiz - Maestro de Niņos Ramona de la Viņa - Maestra de Niņas 1898: Tribunal Municipal D. Ignacio de Espina - Padre Cura Victorino de la Viņa - Capitan Don Luis Ortiz - Juez de Paz Evaristo Ortiz - Maestro de Niņos Ramona de la Viņa - Maestra de Niņas
1895: Tribunal Municipal D. Ignacio de Espina - Padre Cura Buenaventura Ganzon - Capitan Miguel Sanchez - Juez de Paz Evaristo Ortiz - Maestro de Niņos Ramona de la Viņa - Maestra de Niņas Arrival of Captain Rowan

BOGO UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH

Anastacio Pedroza was warned by the guerillas to stay away from the Japanese, but the mayor could not abandon his constituents. After the Americans in Manantiar were taken to Cebu, he received a message that the Japanese army was going to peacefully occupy Bogo. Immediately, he mobilized the police force, the municipal employees and some members of the council. He asked Padre Anoy Baluyot for the brass band.

The Japanese high military officials were entertained by the mayor at the municipal building and truck loads of Japanese soldiers occupying the whole length of Bonifacio St. from Talisay near the public market to the residence of Mano Baloy Abao. This was the commencement of the establishment of the Japanese Military administration in Bogo. When the main troops that occupied for about two months at the Bogo Central School, left for Cebu, a detachment was left behind that occupied the Moras building near the municipal hall.

Remnants of the USAFFE continued to roam around the coutnryside. Mayor Pedroza was asked by the guerillas for support, food, and office supplies which Pedroza readily gave. he was still the mayor when he joined the Knights of Blessed Sacrament, a church lay organization composed of prominent men of the town.

The Japanese entirely abandoned Bogo, since the Japanese learned that the town was saturated by guerillas. On December 12, 1942 Bogo was bombed.

The Poblacion was evacuated, and when the Japanese cmae backt to operate the sugar central, the Japanese again reorganized the municipal government. But Mano Taciong disappeared. When for the second time Bogo was occupied by the Japanese, the municipal government was again reorganized under the Laurel Government.

Moises Lepatan was tapped to head the municipal government. He was an elected councilor before the war. Claudio Pedroza was to be Lepatan's Vice-Mayor. But in an interview with Mano Moises, he said that he accepted the offer only after consultations with the guerillas, among them, Florencio Manubag, Peping Carrasco, Mente Lequin, Maning Link, and even Saling Jurado and Berting Ybaņez. These guerillas urged him to accept the post and a working arrangement was sealed. Elpidio Velez was appointed Chief of Police, but only after he was prodded upon by Claudio Pedroza to accept the job.

Moises Lepatan was the town's executive until the end of the war. And when the PCAU was organized in Bogo, there was a definite instruction that the Mayor at the outbreak of the war would head the PCAU. Mano Taciong was back in his old post, and it was said, it was an order by President Osmeņa.

On May 28, 1946 when Manuel Roxas was sworn in as the last President of the Commonwealth, Pedroza was replaced by Perfecto Andrino. Councilor Eugenio Y. Yap was appointed municipal Vice-Mayor.

Andrino and Yap presided over the Philippine Independence inaugural ceremonies on the Fourth of July. The Philippine Flag was raised in front of the old municipal building by Andrino and Yap. They were assisted by Severo Verallo and Atoy Rodriguez.

The first post-war election in Bogo was held in 1947. The Honorable Severo Verallo was elected Mayor, the first Bogo mayor under the Independent Republic. He finished his term in 1951.

MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVES FROM REVOLUTION TO WWII

Capt. Victorino de la Viņa Tribunal Municipal 1899
Don Pedro Rodriguez Malolos Republic Feb. 13-Oct 1899 - officially the mayor of Bogo up to May 1901.
Victorino dela Viņa US Military Gov't. Oct. 19, 1899 - Dec. 1901
Victorino dela Viņa US Civil Government 1st Monday Jan. 1904
Victorino dela Viņa US Civil Government Dec. 1905 - Dec 1907
Teodorico Rodriguez US Civil Government Jan. 1908 - Dec. 1910
Teodorico Rodriguez Hold over Jan 1 1910 - Dec 1911
Roman Fernan New Law, 4 yr term Jan 1912 - Dec 1916
Victorino Goopio Jan 1917 - Dec 1921
Teodorico Rodriguez Amended law, 3 yrs Jan 1920 - Dec 1922
Paulino Tenchavez Jan 1923 - Dec 1925
Teodorico Rodriguez Jan 1926 - Dec 1928
Antonio Mansueto June 1929 - May 1931
Antonio Mansueto June 1931 - May 1934
Antonio Mansueto Elected del to CC June 1934 - July 30, 1934
Anastacio Pedroza Take-over July 1934 - Nov 1937
Sergio Rodriguez 1937 -1939
Severo Verallo Take-over 1939-1940
Anastacio Pedroza 1941-1943
Moises Lepatan Laurel Government 1943 - 1945
Anastacio Pedroza PCAU 1945 - May 28, 1946

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