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12/03/2009 15:24

Comelec sets November 30 deadline for filing of candidacy for 2010 elections

09/03/2009 00:51
Manila (March 8) -- Attention would be candidates in the 2010 elections! The deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2010 elections has been moved to November 30, 2009. The decision to impose an earlier deadline was decided by the Commission on Elections in order to give the poll body enough time to print ballots and other related elections paraphernalia. Although the...

Sen KIKO says Ombudsman Gutierrez should go on leave

04/03/2009 16:05
A Challenge to Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to take an indefinite leave - By: Sen. Kiko Pangilinan   I challenge Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to take an indefinite leave as she faces an impeachment complaint filed against her by former Cabinet officials and leaders of civil society groups. The 33-page impeachment complaint filed yesterday at the House of Representatives by former...

1st Infantry Division’s testimonial parade and turn-over ceremony slated on February 24

25/02/2009 01:53
Pagadian City  – All systems go for 1    ID’s turn-over ceremony next week!   The officers, men and civilian employees of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, Philippine Army in Camp Major Cesar Sang-an, Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur are now preparing for the testimonial parade and turn over ceremony of outgoing commander, Maj. General Nehemias G....

European Ambassador find Dapitan safest place in Mindanao

25/02/2009 00:52
By Franklin P. Gumapon Dapitan City (2 February) -- Three ambassadors to the Philippines from European states visited here recently to attend the groundbreaking rites of Rizal-Blumentritt Friendship Park project in this city. Ambassador Jaroslav Ludva of the Czech Republic together with Ambassador Herbert Jager of Austria and Ambassador Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch came all the way...
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Pagadian is well remembered as a sitio of Margosatubig. However, upon the creation of the Municipal District of Labangan, Pagadian became one of its barrios. However, back in 1934, Governor-General Leonard Wood commissioned Director Teofisto Guingona, Sr., of the Bureau of Non-Christian /tribes to find out the possibility of transferring the seat of government of the Municipal District of Labangan to another place.

A Conference was called for that purpose with Director Guingona presiding it. Datu Balimbingan, who was Mayor of the Municipal District of Labangan, led the conferees. With them were Datu Masla Daligdigan, Datu Manupac Agcong, Datu Akob, Norberto Bana, Sr., Jose Zulueta, and a certain Mr. Perez. During the conference, the proposed transfer of Labangan Government to Pagadian was met with tremendous objection from the Christian group. However, in spite of the objections, a committee designated to look for a place to transfer the seat of power was created.
Pagadian, a former barrio of Labangan in the Province of Zamboanga, was organized into a regular municipality on March 23, 1937 by virtue of Executive Order no. 77 of the late President Manuel L. Quezon through the initiative of Assemblyman Juan S. Alano. Honorable Jose Sanson was the first appointed mayor of Pagadian. After his brief stint as town “Presidente”, a regular election was held. Honorable Francisco Consolacion won and became the first Municipal Mayor.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 711, which was authored then by Congressman Roseller T. Lim and approved on June 6, 1952, the old province of Zamboanga was divided into two provinces, namely, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte. The Province of Zamboanga del Sur was formally inaugurated on September 17, 1952 and Pagadian become its capital town.

Pagadian was converted into chartered City by virtue of Republic Act No. 5478, otherwise known as the Charter of the City of Pagadian, June 21, 1969. Honorable Benjamin F. Arao was the first City Mayor of the City of Pagadian by operation of the City Charter.