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Creation of Dumalinao Municipality

 

For the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Margosatubig and Pagadian are the oldest municipalities created on December 23, 1936. The municipalities of Aurora and Labangan were taken from Pagadian in 1942 and 1949, respectively, before the Pagadian become a city on June 21, 1969. Another municipality created in the 1940's is Molave. There are ten municipalities created in the 1950's; three in Congressional District I and seven in District II and. In the 1960's, there were only three new municipalities established, which included the Municipality of Dumalinao (Table 1.2-1).

 

Table 1.2-1: Date of Creation and Specific Laws Creating

the LGUs of Zamboanga del Sur

No.

Municipality

Date of Creation

Creation By

Created From

 

District I

 

 

 

01.

Aurora

Aug. 22, 1942

E.O. No. 353

Pagadian

02.

Dumingag

Dec. 27, 1957

E.O. No. 283

Molave

03.

Josefina

Nov. 11, 1977

PD No. 1240

Tambulig

04.

Labangan

July 20, 1949

E.O. No. 245

Pagadian

05.

Mahayag

May 10, 1969

EO No. 393

Molave, Dumingag

06.

Midsalip

May 08, 1967

R.A. 4871

R. Magsaysay, Dumingag

07.

Molave

June 14, 1949

RA 377

 

 

 

June 16, 1948

RA 286

 

08.

Pagadian City

June 21, 1969

RA 5478

 

 

Pagadian

Dec. 23, 1936

E.O. No. 77

Oldest Municipality

09.

R. Magsaysay

Dec. 28, 1956

E.O. No. 222

Aurora

 

 

Feb. 13, 1957

E.O. No. 239

 

10.

Sominot

March 27, 1980

BP Blg. 60

Midsalip, R. Magsaysay, Mahayag, Dumingag, Tukuran

11.

Tambulig

Dec. 17, 1957

E.O. No. 282

Molave, Aurora

12.

Tukuran

Dec. 29, 1958

E.O. No. 323

Labangan

 

District II

 

 

 

13.

Bayog

Oct. 01, 1964

E.O. No. 112

Buug

 

 

May 08, 1967

E.O. No. 872

 

14.

Dimataling

June 17, 1950

RA 555

Pagadian, Margosatubig

15.

Dinas

Nov. 09, 1950

E.O. No. 367

Dimataling

16.

Dumalinao

June 26, 1956

RA 1593

Pagadian

17.

Guipos

July 21, 1991

RA 7162

San Miguel, Dinas, San Pablo, Dumalinao

18.

Kumalarang

Aug. 28, 1959

E.O. No. 356

Lapuyan, Malangas

19.

Lakewood

Nov. 11, 1977

PD No. 1236

Kumalarang, Lapuyan

20.

Lapuyan

Oct. 16, 1957

E.O. No. 273

Margosatubig

21.

Margosatubig

Dec. 23, 1936

E.O. No. 77

Oldest Municipality

22.

Pitogo

May 18, 1972

RA 6490

Dimataling

23.

San Miguel

July 14, 1960

E.O. No. 400

Dinas

24.

San Pablo

Sept. 17, 1957

E.O. No. 681

Dinas

25.

Tabina

Aug. 16, 1961

E.O. No. 443

Dimataling

26.

Tigbao

July 21, 1991

RA 7162

Dumalinao

27.

V. Sagun

Feb. 08, 1982

BP Blg. 173

Margosatubig

Source: Compilation of Laws Creating the Municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur, 1991.

 

House Bill No. 5000 which later became Republic Act No. 1593, creating the barrio of Dumalinao into a regular municipality, was sponsored by Congressman Alberto Q. Ubay of Zamboanga del Norte and Congressman Elado of Negros Occidental. This Bill was followed up by Martin D. Raluto in the Lower House, in the Senate and up to Malacañang. The last reading of the Bill in the Senate was during the closing hour of the last day of the 100-day regular session of Congress in 1956. It was unanimously approved by the Senators and finally signed into law by then President Ramon M. Magsaysay on June 16, 1956.