Governor of Negros Oriental

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Governor of Negros Oriental
Gobernador sa Probinsya sa Negros Oriental
Incumbent
Roel Ragay Degamo

since January 5, 2011
StyleThe Honorable
His Excellency (formerly, Spanish era)
SeatNegros Oriental Provincial Capitol, Dumaguete City
Term length3 years
Inaugural holderPedro de Alcaraz (de facto, as Corregidor of Negros Island)
Joaquin Pardo de Tavera (de jure, as appointed Governor of Negros Oriental)
Formation1901
DeputyVice Governor
WebsiteNegros Oriental Provincial Government [1]

The Governor of Negros Oriental is the local chief executive and head of the Provincial Government of Negros Oriental. Along with the Governor of Negros Occidental and the Mayor of highly-urbanized City of Bacolod, he sits in the Regional Development Council of the Negros Island Region.

Formation[edit]

Before independence, the position had been occupied by appointed Spanish military commanders that also serve the role of Governor since the transfer of the capital to Bacolod in 1849. Previously, the local chief executive post was vested on the "Corregidor," or the commander of the military outpost, in the two previous capitals of Ilog, Negros Occidental and Himamaylan. When the island was divided into two provinces, the Military Governor designated Dumaguete as the provincial capital.

After the Negros Revolution, all provincial authority divested on the Office of the President and Vice President, representing Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental. Americans occupied the fledgling republic and requested the provisional government to conduct an island-wide election for the gubernatorial post. Melecio Severino of Silay emerged as the first elected governor for the whole island. But upon the dissolution of the republic, Demetrio Larena, the former Vice-President of the Republic of Negros was appointed Governor.

Duties and Related Offices[edit]

By the convention set for the newly-created Negros Island Region, the Governor of Negros Oriental sits as chairperson of one of the two regional councils, namely the Regional Development Council and the Regional Peace and Order Council. Currently, the Governor of Negros Oriental, Roel Degamo, sits as chairperson of the Regional Peace and Order Council.

List of Governors[edit]

Spanish Governors of Negros province[edit]

From the formal establishment of the military outpost in the pueblo of Ilog until the promulgation of a royal decree dividing the island into Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental on October 25, 1889, Negros Island was governed as a single province starting from being under the jurisdiction of Oton, Iloilo until it established its capitals in Ilog (1734), Himamaylan (1795) and Bacolod (1849).[1]

Order Name Year in Office Title Capital Governor-General
1 Pedro de Alcaraz 1625-1627 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Fernándo de Silva
2 Jeronimo Benegas 1627-1629 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Juan Niño de Tabora
3 Juan de Leon 1629-1631 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Juan Niño de Tabora
-- -- 1631-1652 Direct administration by the Alcalde Mayor of Iloilo Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Juan Niño de Tabora
Lorenzo de Olaza
Juan Cerezo de Salamanca
Sebastián Hurtado de Corcuera
Diego Fajardo Chacón
4 Juan Ferrer 1652-1666 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Diego Fajardo Chacón
Sabiniano Manrique de Lara
Diego de Salcedo
5 Pedro de Tortosa 1666-1668 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Diego de Salcedo
6 Jacinto Rivera 1668-1669 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Juan Manuel de la Peña Bonifaz
7 Nicolas Jurado 1669-1671 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Manuel de León
8 Agustin Martinez 1671-1673 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Manuel de León
-- -- 1673-1699 Direct administration by the Alcalde Mayor of Iloilo Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Manuel de León
Francisco Coloma
Francisco Sotomayor y Mansilla
Juan de Vargas y Hurtado
Gabriel de Curuzealegui y Arriola
Alonso de Avila Fuertes
Fausto Cruzat y Gongora
9 Francisco Tabares 1699-1701 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Fausto Cruzat y Gongora
10 Ramon Diaz Ruizbobo 1701-1703 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Domingo Zabálburu de Echevarri
11 Felix de Cabrera 1703-1705 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Domingo Zabálburu de Echevarri
-- -- 1705-1709 Direct administration by the Alcalde Mayor of Iloilo Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Domingo Zabálburu de Echevarri
12 Francisco de Figueroa 1709-1711 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Martín de Urzúa y Arizmendi
13 Bartolome Gallardo 1711-1714 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Martín de Urzúa y Arizmendi
14 Ricardo Ricarte 1714- 1716 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Martín de Urzúa y Arizmendi
José Torralba
15 Juan Bautista de Sameta 1716-1718 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Fernando Manuel de Bustillo Bustamante y Rueda
-- -- 1718-1719 Direct administration by the Alcalde Mayor of Iloilo Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Fernando Manuel de Bustillo Bustamante y Rueda
16 Fernando de Rojas 1719-1721 Corregidor Ilog (de facto)
Administered from Arevalo
Francisco de la Cuesta
17 -- 1721-1779 Direct administration by the Alcalde Mayor of Iloilo Ilog (de jure)
Administered from Arevalo
Francisco de la Cuesta
Toribio José Cosio y Campo
Fernándo Valdés y Tamon
Gaspar de la Torre
Juan Arrechederra
Francisco José de Ovando
Pedro Manuel de Arandía Santisteban
Miguel Lino de Ezpeleta
Manuel Rojo del Río y Vieyra
Simón de Anda y Salazar(first)
Dawsonne Drake (British Occupation)
Francisco Javier de la Torre
José Antonio Raón y Gutiérrez
Simón de Anda y Salazar(second)
Pedro de Sarrio
José Basco y Vargas
18 Felipe de Zuñiga 1779-1785 (first)
1789-1790 (second)
Corregidor Ilog José Basco y Vargas
19 Mariano Escote 1785-1787 Corregidor Ilog José Basco y Vargas
20 Vicente Escote 1787-1789 Corregidor Ilog Pedro de Sarrio
Félix Berenguer de Marquina
22 Jose de Arriola 1790- 1793 Corregidor Ilog Félix Berenguer de Marquina
23 Ramon de Zuñiga 1793-1799 Corregidor Himamaylan Rafael María de Aguilar y Ponce de León
24 Jose Casteu 1799-1803 Corregidor Himamaylan Rafael María de Aguilar y Ponce de León
25 Simon Matias de Rojas 1803-1806 Corregidor Himamaylan Rafael María de Aguilar y Ponce de León
26 Carlos Casares 1806-1810 Corregidor Himamaylan Mariano Fernández de Folgueras
27 Ciriaco Lladoc 1810-1814 (first)
1818-1821 (second)
Corregidor Himamaylan Manuel Gonzalez de Aguilar(first)
Mariano Fernández de Folgueras(second)
28 Jose Maria de Torres 1814-1818 Corregidor Himamaylan José Gardoqui Jaraveitia
30 Fernando Cuervo 1821-1824 Corregidor Himamaylan Mariano Fernández de Folgueras
Juan Antonio Martínez
31 Camilo Peña 1824-1827 Corregidor Himamaylan Juan Antonio Martínez
Mariano Ricafort Palacín y Abarca
-- -- 1827-1829 Direct administration by the Spanish Governor of Iloilo Himamaylan Mariano Ricafort Palacín y Abarca
32 Juan de Cordova 1829-1833 Corregidor Himamaylan Mariano Ricafort Palacín y Abarca
Pasqual Enrile y Alcedo
33 Luis Villasis 1833-1839 Corregidor Himamaylan Pasqual Enrile y Alcedo
Gabriel de Torres
Joaquín de Crámer
Pedro Antonio Salazar Castillo y Varona
Andrés García Camba
Luis Lardizábal
34 Mariano Valero y Soto 1839- 1842 Alcalde Mayor Himamaylan Luis Lardizábal
Marcelino de Oraá Lecumberri
35 Jose Saenz de Vizmanos 1842- 1848 Alcalde Mayor Himamaylan Marcelino de Oraá Lecumberri
Francisco de Paula Alcalá de la Torre
Narciso Clavería
36 Manuel Valdivieso Morquecho 1848-1854 Alcalde Mayor Bacolod Narciso Clavería
Antonio María Blanco
Antonio de Urbistondo y Eguía
Ramón Montero y Blandino
Manuel Pavía
Ramón Montero y Blandino
Manuel Crespo y Cebrían
37 José Luis Ceacero Inguanzo 1854-1855 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Manuel Crespo y Cebrían
Ramón Montero y Blandino
38 Emilio Saravia 1855-1857 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Manuel Crespo y Cebrían
Ramón Montero y Blandino
39 Pedro de Beaumont 1857-1860 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Fernándo Norzagaray y Escudero
40 Beremundo Aranda 1860-1864 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Ramón María Solano y Llanderal
Juan Herrera Dávila
José Lemery e Ibarrola Ney y González
Salvador Valdés
Rafaél de Echagüe y Bermingham
41 Jose de Crame 1864-1865 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Rafaél de Echagüe y Bermingham
42 Joaquin Vidal 1865- 1866 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Joaquín del Solar e Ibáñez (first)
Juan de Lara e Irigoyen
43 Juan Gil y Montes 1866-1867 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod José Laureano de Sanz y Posse
Juan Antonio Osorio
Joaquín del Solar e Ibáñez(second)
José de la Gándara y Navarro
44 Antonio Vasquez Cuenca 1867 Gobernador Politico-Militar (Interim) Bacolod José de la Gándara y Navarro
45 Eugenio Serrano 1867-1868 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod José de la Gándara y Navarro
46 Enrique Fajardo 1868-1869 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod José de la Gándara y Navarro
47 Francisco Jaudenes 1869- 1871 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Manuel Maldonado
(Republican Governor General)
Carlos María de la Torre y Navacerrada
(Republican Governor General)
48 Domingo Garcia 1871-1873 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Rafael de Izquierdo y Gutíerrez
49 Miguel Masgrao 1873 Gobernador Politico-Militar (Interim) Bacolod Rafael de Izquierdo y Gutíerrez
50 Federico Lemeyer 1873-1875 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Juan Alaminos y Vivar
Manuel Blanco Valderrama
José Malcampo y Monje
51 Roman Pastor 1875-1877 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod José Malcampo y Monje
52 Juan Blake 1877-1878 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Domingo Moriones y Murillo
53 Ramon Estevanez 1878-1883 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Domingo Moriones y Murillo
Rafael Rodríguez Arias
Fernando Primo de Rivera
54 Eduardo Subinza 1883-1885 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Emilio Molíns
Joaquín Jovellar
55 Antonio Tovar 1885-1889 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Emilio Terrero y Perinat
56 Fernando Giralt 1889-1890 Gobernador Politico-Militar Bacolod Emilio Terrero y Perinat
Antonio Moltó
Federico Lobatón
Valeriano Wéyler

Spanish Governors of Negros Oriental[edit]

Governor General Valeriano Wéyler promulgated a royal decree in October 25, 1889, which divided the island into two provinces, namely Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, upon the request of the 13 Augustinian Recollect friars administering the towns east of the island. Bacolod was retained as the capital of Negros Occidental.

Order Name Year in Office Title Capital Governor-General
1 Joaquin Pardo de Tavera 1890-1891 Gobernador Politico-Militar Dumaguete Valeriano Wéyler
2 Luis de la Torre 1891-1892 Gobernador Politico-Militar Dumaguete Eulogio Despujol
3 T. Gutierrez de la Vega 1892-1892 Gobernador Politico-Militar Dumaguete Eulogio Despujol
4 Victor Espada 1892-1894 Gobernador Politico-Militar Dumaguete Eulogio Despujol
Federico Ochando
Ramón Blanco, 1st Marquis of Peña Plata
5 Adolfo Asuncion 1894-1895 Gobernador Politico-Militar Dumaguete Ramón Blanco, 1st Marquis of Peña Plata
Camilo de Polavieja
6 Emilio Regaler 1895-1897 Gobernador Politico-Militar Dumaguete José de Lachambre
Fernando Primo de Rivera
7 Antonio Ferrer 1897-1898 Gobernador Politico-Militar Dumaguete Fernando Primo de Rivera
Basilio Augustín
Fermín Jáudenes
Francisco Rizzo
Diego de los Ríos

Filipino Governors[edit]

This list[2] includes Governors appointed or elected since the end of Spanish rule, the recognized start of the institutional office.

Order Name Year in Office Era
1 Demetrio Larena 1901-1906 American Occupation, appointed
2 Hermenegildo Villanueva 1907-1911 American Occupation
3 Juan Montenegro 1911-1912 American Occupation
4 Felipe Tayko 1912-1916 American Occupation
5 Enrique Cayetano Villanueva 1916-1925 American Occupation
6 Atilano Villegas 1925-1931 American Occupation
7 Hermenegildo Villanueva 1931-1935 American Occupation
8 Julian Lajato Teves 1935-1941 Commonwealth Government
9 Guillermo Zosimo Villanueva 1941-1945 Japanese Occupation
10 Alfredo Montelibano, Sr. 1942-1945 Commonwealth Government (In Exile)
(as Military Governor of Negros and Siquijor Islands)
11 Lorenzo G. Teves 1944-1945 Commonwealth Government
(as Military Governor)
12 Alberto Furbeyre 1945-1946 Commonwealth Government
13 Praxedes Teves Villanueva 1946-1951 Third Republic
14 Pedro Bandoquillo 1951-1955 Third Republic
15 Serafin Lajato Teves 1956-1959 Third Republic
16 Mariano Francisco Perdices 1959-1972 Third Republic
17 William V. Villegas 1972-1978 Fourth Republic
18 Lorenzo G. Teves 1978-1987 Fourth Republic
Fifth Republic
19 Herminio G. Teves 1987-1988 Fifth Republic
20 Emilio C. Macias II, M.D. 1988-1998 (first)
2007-2010 (second)
Fifth Republic
21 George P. Arnaiz 1998-2007 Fifth Republic
23 Jose A. Baldado 2010 Fifth Republic
24 Agustin Ramon M. Perdices 2010-2011 Fifth Republic
25 Roel Degamo 2011-present Fifth Republic
(26) Edward Mark Macias (acting) December 2017 Fifth Republic

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.negroschronicle.com/web-archives/faith/Historia%20de%20la%20Isla%20de%20Negros%20(Fr.%20Sagun).html
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-02-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)