HISTORY

Villanueva held the position until 1941. After Julian Villanueva, Maximo Enardecido with Juan Taburaza as vice president headed the town until 1950. The vice mayorship of Juan Taburaza was interrupted only for one term when he retired in politics and gave way to a young man Baldomero Emperado. On the election of 1951, Juan Taburaza won with Macario Martinez as vice mayor.

     The justices of the peace who served in the municipality of Ayungon were Zacarias Alo, Vicente Parras and now we have Joaquin Montenegro as our Justice of the Peace.

     The municipal secretaries since the time of Benito Sanches to the present were Demetrio colongon, Maximo Enardecido, Joselyn Barraquias, and Lorenzo Ruiz the present incumbent.

     The treasurers were the following: Pedro Camseko, Mr. Malanog, Roman Adanza, Matelde Remollo, Areadio Lariosa, Felix Fontelo, Magdaleno Catalbas, and Filomeno Barrica, the present treasurer.

     The position of the chief of police since the time of Benito Sanches to this time is occupied by Feliciano Alberto.

     During the Spanish regime the town plaza was located at the beach. To this time we can still see the ruins of the old municipal building and the church. The present town plaza was established during the latter part of the Spanish rule. The reason for its transfer was due to the most terrible flood that occurred ever since. The ruins of the Spanish buildings in the present poblacion site could no longer be seen for the people removed

     The latter part of the Spanish regime was marked by a terrible epidemic of smallpox which took away almost two thirds of the people of Ayungon. It was so terrible and mournful that the houses had got to be burned. There were no enough persons available to burry the dead.

     During the World War II almost every activity stood still for the people of the lowlands went to the mountains to hide. They were afraid of the savage soldiers of Japan.

     The brutes and savages established their garrison in Ayungon with the house of Joaquin Lim as their headquarters. Before the Japanese landed in Negros most of the men in lowlands prepared bolos, daggers and other weapons but at the mention of Japanese patrol these weapons were made tails for they ran to the mountains.

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