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Written by Ma. Annaliza C. Camago   
Tuesday, 30 May 2006

BRIEF HISTORY

             The Municipality of Leon was formerly known as Camando which was founded in the year 1730 with Mr. Bernabe Buncag as Gobernadorcillo.  In 1866, the town was transformed to Sitio Capan, a vast rice region. Two years after, the town was given the name Leon in honor of the City of Leon in Spain, the place where Fray Agustin Castro, the Parish Priest came from.  However, the inhabitants retained their surnames beginning with letter “C” which was given them through the order of Governor Claveria in 1849, in lasting memory of the former town of Camando.

             Leon has a prominent place in the annals of Ilonggo history.  Records show that the only Civil Resistance movement that did not fall into the hands of the Japanese, the Free Government of Panay and Romblon was established by Senator Tomas Confesor in   Bucari area in May 1942.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

 1730-  Established town called Camando under the leadership of Bernabe Buncag

1849-   The inhabitants retained their surnames beginning with letter “C” which was given them through the order of Governor Claveria

1866-   Town was transferred to Sitio Capan, a vast rice region and the town was named Leon.

1905- Municipalities of Alimodian, San Miguel and Leon were fused into one municipality with Leon as the seat of government under Mr. Evaristo Capalla.

1942-  Free government of Panay and Romblon was established by Tomas Confesor in the Bucari area.

November 25-  Leon Town Fiesta(Patron Saint-St. Catherine of Alexandria)

September1- “Handuraw Festival”-commemorating the transfer of the old town Camando to the new site.

   

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