Historicalfacts

Do you know that:

  • The early barangay settlement in Bugasong was located between the Paliwan River and Lumanggab brook which is now Jinalinan?
  • 1779, while Bugasong had its own parish priest it was under the jurisdiction of a ‘pueblo civil’ called Santiago or Pangalcagan?
  • Pangalcagan never became parish because of misery of the Pangalcagueños who did not have enough food to eat? That because of the fact that Pangalcagan as a “pueblo civil’ could not exist independently as a town?
  • The Roman Catholic Church first built on the beach of the now barangay Jinalinan, with San Juan de Sahagun as the patron?
  • The mountain dwellers of Bugasong hated very much the Augustinian friars who tolerated the collection of tributes and that they went to the extent of killing Fathers Felix Rioja Zuniga and Francisco Censano, that these incidents happened in Carit-an and Valderrama which at that time belonged to Bugasong?
  • Bugasong, like some of the coastal towns of Antique and iloilo, was also a victim of the Moro piracy, and that to protect the town Fr. P. Agustin Alonzo, the Augustinian parish priest trained all the able-bodied-men to arm themselves and fight against the Moro pirates who intermittently plundered the town?
  • In 1774 Bugasong was made a province with Cagayancillo under its jurisdiction?
  • Bugasong was formerly the capital or “cabecera” of Antique in 1778?
  • The first Roman Catholic Church was con­structed in 1726 by Friar Felix Rioja who was also the first parish priest of Bugasong?
  • The official name of the town of Bugasong was first recognized in the year 1726?

  • Lists of "Cabezas de Barangay, Gobernadorcillos, Capitanes, Municipal Presidents,and Mayors, since the establishment of the town of Bugasong from the year 1743 up to the present.

    Source: Mr. Emmanuel Solis, Sr.

    Year   No.   Title    Name
    1743   1      Sr. Don Pedro Jauod
    1744   2      Sr. Don Francisco Gumugda
    1745   3      Sr. Don Francisco Mondia
    1746   4      Sr. Don Agustin Lumugdang
    1747   5      Sr. Don Gervacio Magluyan
    1748   6      Sr. Don Francisco Balajediong
    1749   7      Sr. Don Agustin Lumugdang
    1750   8      Sr. Don Juan Hervista
    1751   9      Sr. Don Gervacio Magluyan
    1752   10     Sr. Don Francisco Gumugda
    1753   11     Sr. Don Juan Hervista
    1754   12     Sr. Don Francisco Mondia
    1755   13     Sr. Don Juan Cahilig
    1756   14     Sr. Don Dionesio Gallego
    1757   15     Sr. Don Agustin Lumugdang
    1758   16     Sr. Don Cipriano Magluyan
    1759   17     Sr. Don Juan Hervista
    1760   18     Sr. Don Francisco Gumugda
    1761   19     Sr. Don Agustin Lumugdang
    1762   20     Sr. Don Marcos Tinoy
    1763   21     Sr. Don Juan Ala
    1764   22     Sr. Don Agustin Lumugdang
    1765   23     Sr. Don Pedro Jauod
    1766   24     Sr. Don Pedro Jauod
    1767   25     Sr. Don Juan Hervista
    1768   26     Sr. Don Pedro Tatoy
    1769   27     Sr. Don Francisco Balajediong
    1770   28     Sr. Don Pedro Jauod
    1771   29     Sr. Don Dionesio Gallego
    1772   30     Sr. Don Marcos Tinoy
    1773   31     Sr. Don Francisco Sevigan
    1774   32     Sr. Don Cipriano Magluyan
    1775   33     Sr. Don Agustin Maguad
    1776   34     Sr. Don Juan Alonso (During the coming of Moro Pirate Tumamay and his band)
    1777   35     Sr. Don Juan Dangan
    1778   36     Sr. Don Juan Magbanua
    1779   37     Sr. Don Juan Cahilig, seat of local government transferred to Pangalcagan
    1780   38     Sr. Don Juan Jauod - still on Pangalcagan
    1781   39     Sr. Don Juan Ala - seat of government returned to the old site of Bugasong
    1782   40     Sr. Don Juan Salgado
    1783   41     Sr. Don Juan Pandis
    1784   42     Sr. Don Juan Tonogan, native of Lublub and Bosog
    1785   43     Sr. Don Juan Magbato, native of Hamtik
    1786   44     Sr. Don Juan Arsaga
    1787   45     Sr. Don Juan Vista
    1788   46     Sr. Don Juan Sebigan, native of Pangalcagan
    1789   47     Sr. Don Juan Magbato, native of Hamtik
    1790   48     Sr. Don Juan Casiano
    1791   49     Sr. Don Juan Lama
    1792   50     Sr. Don Juan Lorenzo
    1793   51     Sr. Don Juan Rose
    1794   52     Sr. Don Juan Minoy
    1795   53     Sr. Don Juan Peroy, native of Pangalcagan
    1796   54     Sr. Don Juan Minguez
    1797   55     Sr. Don Juan Peroy Jr.
    1798   56     Sr. Don Juan Dionisio
    1799   57     Sr. Don Juan Matirio
    1800   58     Sr. Don Domingo Gamugda
    1801   59     Sr. Don Juan Josef Salinog
    1802   60     Sr. Don Hilario Rendon
    1803   61     Sr. Don Juan Fulgencio
    1804   62     Sr. Don Juan Valenzuela
    1805   63     Sr. Don Juan Peroy Jr.
    1806   64     Sr. Don Juan Simon Serenso
    1807   65     Sr. Don Fernando de Dios Y Pando
    1808   66     Sr. Don Juan Ysidro Yanson
    1809   67     Sr. Don Jose Salinog
    1810   68     Sr. Don Juan Ysidoro
    1811   69     Sr. Don Juan de Dios y Ydios
    1812   70     Sr. Don Juan Atilano
    1813   71     Sr. Don Martin Ysidro Casiano
    1814   72     Sr. Don Martin Ysidro Casiano
    1815   73     Sr. Don Nicolas Ysidro
    1816   74     Sr. Don Agustin Oberio
    1817   75     Sr. Don Vicente Bla y Estellas, native of Ermita Manila
    1818   76     Sr. Don Vicente Peroy
    1819   77     Sr. Don Juan Mariano, Tano Noble
    1820   78     Sr. Don Fernando de los Rios y Andoy
    1821   79     Sr. Don Juan Mariano, Tano Noble
    1822   80     Sr. Don Juan Esteban
    1823   81     Sr. Don Juan Mariano, Tano Noble
    1824   82     Sr. Don Juan Atencion
    1825   83     Sr. Don Juan Vicentino
    1826   84     Sr. Don Juan Tano, Mariano Noble
    1827   85     Sr. Don Juan Tano, Mariano Noble
    1828   86     Sr. Don Juan Dela Cruz
    1829   87     Sr. Don Juan Mariano, Tano Noble
    1830   88     Sr. Don Juan Esteban
    1831   89     Sr. Don Juan Mariano, Tano Noble
    1832   90     Sr. Don Anecito de Dios
    1833   91     Sr. Don Juan de la y Rendon
    1834   92     Sr. Don Juan Mariano, Tano Noble
    1835   93     Sr. Don Juan De la Cruz
    1836   94     Sr. Don Juan De la Cruz
    1837   95     Sr. Don Pedro Legaspi
    1838   96     Sr. Don Miguel Rosada Ysidro
    1839   97     Sr. Don Agustin Damaso
    1840   98     Sr. Don Juan Mariano Nano
    1842   99     Sr. Don Rafael Asuncion
    1842   100    Sr. Don Juan Mariano Nano
    1843   101    Sr. Don Eugenio Suriaga
    1844   102    Sr. Don Pedro de Dios y Jauod
    1845   103    Sr. Don Eugenio Suriaga
    1846   104    Sr. Don Oliveros de Castilla
    1847   105    Sr. Don Gregorio Candido del Rosario
    1848   106    Sr. Don Juan Mariano, Tano Noble
    1849   107    Sr. Don Francisco Jauod de Dios
    1850   108    Sr. Don Juan Marquez Varona
    1851   109    Sr. Don Vicente de la Cruz Guanzon
    1852   110    Sr. Don Manuel Salvador Gallego
    1853   111    Sr. Don Julian Gertos Oberio
    1854   112    Sr. Don Francisco Jauod de Dios
    1855   113    Sr. Don Florentino Jauod de Dios
    1856   114    Sr. Don Vidal Javison
    1857   115    Sr. Don Eusebio Benedicto
    1858   116    Sr. Don Bernardo Galica y Juan Arsaga zaragoza
    1859   117    Sr. Don Mariano Estrellas (1/2 to Eusebio Benedicto)
    1860   118    Sr. Don Eusebio Benedicto
    1861   119    Sr. Don Pedro Lavega
    1862   120    Sr. Don Rufino Marquez Varona, last of Cabezas)
    1863   121    Sr. Don Miguel Legaspi, 2 years-de Barangays
    1865   122    Sr. Don Martisano Kabayao-father of 1st Mun.
    1867   123    Sr. Don Mariano Matillano
    1869   124    Sr. Don Ramon Gertos
    1871   125    Sr. Don Saturnino Gaicia
    1873   126    Sr. Don Luis Escote
    1875   127    Sr. Don Justos Songcog
    1877   128    Sr. Don Eusebio Benedicto
    1879   129    Sr. Don Candido Javison
    1881   130    Sr. Don Francisco Bantolo - His house which is now the site of Municipal Dispensary was donated as Municipal Building and burned in 1942 during the Japanese invasion of Panay by the USAFFE.
    1883   131    Sr. Don Eulogio de la Cruz
    1885   132    Sr. Don Gregorio Peroy
    1887   133    Sr. Don Pablo Berdin
    1889   134    Sr. Don Vicente de la Cruz
    1891   135    Sr. Don Claudio Songcayawon
    1893   136    Sr. Don Silvestre Rizardo
    1895   137    Sr. Don Felipe Nietes
    1899   138    Sr. Don Eulalio Nietes
    1900   139    Sr. Don Claudio Songcayawon (during the revolution against Spain and U.S.A)

    * Beginning of Capitan Municipales (Municipal Captain)
    Year   No.    Title Name
    1900   140    Sr. Don Mariano Kabayao, first Municipal President under the American Regime
    1901   141    Sr. Don Santiago Laureano, designated Mayor
    1902   142    Sr. Don Santiago Laureano, elected Municipal President
    1904   143    Sr. Don Simon Barcelo
    1906   144    Sr. Don Sixto Pechayco
    1908   145    Sr. Don Marcelino de La Cruz
    1910   146    Sr. Don Silvestre de la Cruz, Fernando Solis member of the Municipal Council designated acting Municipal President on the death of de la Cruz by Provincial Governor Crisanto Capadocia.
    1912   147    Sr. Don Miguel Pacete up to Oct. 15, 1916
    1916   148    Mr. Fernando Solis, from Oct. 16, 1916
    1917   149    Mr. Geronimo Militante, Actg. (Vice Pres.)
    1918   150    Mr. Geronimo Militante, Actg. (Vice Pres.)
    1919   151    Mr. Fernando Solis, from Oct. 16, 1916 to 1922 6 years
    1922   152    Mr. Gregorio Vicente, from Oct. 16, to October 15, 1925
    1925   153    Mr. Guillermo Yson, from Oct. 16, 1925 to October 15, 1934, 9 years
    1934   154    Mr. Santiago Nietes, Oct 16, 1934 to December 31, 1937, 3 years & 2 months
    1938   155    Mr. Jose S. Zamora, elected Mayor under the Commonwealth from Jan. 1, 1938 to December 31, 1940
    1941   156    Mr. Felino Blase, from Jan. 1, 1941 to Sept. 17, 1942 (Replaced by Civil Resistance Appointed Mayors)
    1942   157    Mr. Jose S. Barcelo, appointed Mayor upon recommendation of sector commander Emmanuel Solis to Governor Herbilla on September 22, 1942
    1943   158    Mr. Mamerto Estriver, Jan. 1943
    1943   159    Mr. Miguel Panaguiton, July 12, 1943 to June 28, 1944
    1944   160    Mr. Jose B. Barcelo, June 30, 1944 to December 10 1944
    1944   161    Mr. Felino Blasé, from Dec. 10, 1944 to April 4, 1945
    1945   162    Mr. Jose B. Barcelo, April 4, 1945 to September 28, 1945 under the Philippine Civil Affairs Unit (PCAU)
    1945   163    Mr. Felino Blasé, Sept. 28, 1945 to June 17, 1946
    1946   164    Mr. Candido Arangote, appointed June 1946 to Dec. 31, 1947
    1948   165    Mr. Candido Arangote, Jan. 1, 1948. Reelected and served up to Feb. 2, 1958. He died on Feb. 2, 1958
    1958   166    Atty. Ireneo Samillano, Vice Mayor Inducted as Mayor Feb. 3, 1958 to Dec. 31, 1958.
    1959   167    Mr. Cornelio Odi, Jan. 1, 1959 - Dec. 31, 1962, Reelected Jan. 1, 1963 - Dec. 31, 1967.
    1968   168    Mr. Salvador Moscoso, Jan. 1, 1968 Dec. 31, 1971, Reelected Jan. 1980
    1988   169    Ms. Aida Uy Kimpang
    1992   170    Mr. Eliseo S. Magbanua
    1995   171    Ms. Aida Uy Kimpang
    1998   172    Mr. Eliseo S. Magbanua, July 1998 up to June 2007.
    2007   173    Mr. Bernard N. Pesayco, July 1, 2007 to present

    source: Mr. Emmanuel Solis, Sr.