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POLITICAL HISTORY

The year 1770 marked the creation of the town of Calamba. Going back a little farther, it was believed that the first group of settlers stayed in Barangay Sucol, about six kilometers from the city proper. With the coming of Spaniards, the whole land was converted into a hacienda. In 1813, Calamba was placed in the hands of “encargados” by the Dominican Brothers.

During the American regime, the haciendas were divided into portions and sold by the Dominican Brothers to the natives in an installment basis. At the time of the Japanese regime, Calamba, already a thriving community underwent a transition of various political leaders. Images below itemizes the name of leaders and their equivalent years of service.

From 1919 to 1941, three well known political leaders have ran the affairs of Calamba. Roman Lazaro served as municipal president for three terms (1919-1922, 1931-1934, 1938-1941), Felipe Belarmino served for three consecutive terms (1923-1925, 1926-1928, 1929-1931) and again in 1943, Don Eduardo A. Barretto from 1935-1937. Among the three, Roman Lazaro had the privilege of having served under four (4) different forms of government: the Civil Government ran by the Americans, the Philippine Commonwealth, the Japanese and the now Republic of the Philippines. Some of his well-remembered accomplishments were the establishment of municipal cemetery located in Barangay Lecheria, the construction of the old municipal building now converted into the City College of Calamba and the erection of the historical Banga in the town plaza.

While Roman Lazaro witnessed 4 government transitions, Taciano Rizal and Mayor Severino J. Lajara served the longest term as mayor, although the latter served uninterruptedly for 10 years. It was during Mayor Lajara’s term when Municipality of Calamba was converted into a component city in 2001. 

 

Political Leaders of Calamba (1901 - Present)

 

elejorde

gailles 

 santos

pabalan 

lazaro 

Mateo Elejorde

 

1901-1904

Isidro Cailles

 

1904-1907

Ramon Santos

 

1907-1910

Rafael Pabalan

 

1910-1917

Roman D. Lazaro

 

1919-1922 / 1931-1934

 

1937-1941 / 1945-1946

 belarmino

 barretto

 shinyo

 elepaño

 geneciran

Felipe Belarmino

 

1922-1931

Eduardo Barreto

 

1934-1937

Enrique Shinyo

 

1942

Artemio Elepaño

 

1943-1944

Exequiel Geneciran

 

1944-1945

 arambulo

 srizal

 alihan

 trizal

      yu 

Severino Q. Arambulo

 

946-1947 / 1956-1959

 

1968-1971

 Sisenando V. Rizal, Sr.

 

1948-1951 / 1952-1954

 Pantaleon alihan

 

1954-1955

 Taciano V. Rizal

 

1960-1963 / 1964 1967

 

1972-1975

      Eduardo T. Yu, Jr.

           1975-1980

delmo

elazegui

vchipeco

yulo

lajara

    Salvador E. Delmo

          1980-1986

   Apolonio A. Elazegui

          1986-1987

 Victoriano Chipeco

       1987-1988

     Jesus Miguel Yulo

          1987-1994

     Severino J. Lajara

           1994-2004

         jchipeco         tchicpeco  
 

  Joaquin M. chipeco, Jr.

          2004-2013

 

 Justin Marc SB. Chipeco

        2013-Present

 

 

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