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Maximo Fernan was the Bogo Gobernadorcillo in 1876

It was in only in 1864 when Bogo was goverened by a gobernadorcillo…

In 1876, one source said that Maximo Fernan was the gobernadorcillo. It was said that he came down with other migrants from Mandaue. Many of them settled in Guadalupe. Before the war, there were Amits in Guadaupe, and were believed to be descendants of the Muslin traders who joined Fernan to Bogo…

It has to be noted that in the document where the list of town executives was scribed in the possession of Segundo Orat, the years from 1876 to 1879 were vacant. No name was listed. However, Toribio P. Fernan swore that his father was the gobernadorcillo…

Anselmo Pedroza, an Hilonggo, was the gobernadorcillo in 1880. He was a relative of the wife of Maximo Fernan, and he introduced the sarzuela and the string bands. It was during this term of Anselmo that the moro-moro and the community singing became popular, and the “daigon” during Christmas…

In May 19, 1893, a municipal reforms law known as the “Maura Law” was issued by Royal Decree. Under thislaw, there would be a municipal executive and five officers who were elected by plurality vote — capitan, chief lieutenant (regidor sindico), lieutenant for police, lieutenant for the fields (sementeras), and one lieutenant for cattle. The chief lieutenant was equivalent to the vice-mayor. At one or another, Victorino de la Vina, Luis Ortiz, Buenaventura Ganzon, Maximo Fernan, Roberto Ancajas, and Matias Rubio became chief lieutenants…

Excerpts taken from, http://www.angelfire.com/bc/bogo/polhist.html by Prof Regino Dodds Giagonia, MNSA.

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