History of Sison

March 24, 2008 at 3:53 am | Posted in HISTORY | Comments Off

The ancient name of the municipality of Sison was “Bugkusan”, which means ” to tie or bind together”. The name signifies the desire of the people to unite, to bind themselves together to establish a community. The ancient name of the municipality of Sison was “Bugkusan” which means, “to tie or bind together”. The name signifies the desire of the people to unite, to bind them together to establish a community.  The Poblacion site was formally located across the river with the “Mamanwas” as its original inhabitants.

The Poblacion site was formerly located across the river with the “Mamanwas” as its original inhabitants. Later, pioneering families from Surigao, Cebu, Leyte and Bohol settled along the rich agricultural lands bordering the Hinaguimitan and Hinagnoyan rivers. Bancas wre the means of transportation used for transporting agricultural products to the town of Surigao. With the construction of the National Highway linking Surigao to the outlying southern municipalities, the Poblacion site was transferred to its present site. It was during this time that “Bugkusan” was change to Sison in honor of Lietenant Daniel Sison for his commendable service in maintaining peace and order in the place.

“Pursuant to the provision of section 68 of the Revised Administration Code, and upon the recommendation of th eProvincial Board of Surigao, the barrios of Sison, Dakung Patag, Biyabid, Mayag, Tagbayani and Mabuhay, together with their sitios, all of the municipality of Surigao, province of Surigao del Norte, are hereby segregated from the said municipality and organized into and independent municipality to be known as the Municipality of Sison with the seat of government at the bario of Sison”.

Thus, reads the introductory statement of Executive Order No.357, creating the Municipality of Sison in the Province of Surigao del Norte. This order was signed in the 15th day of September, in the year of the Lord, nineteen hundred fifty-nine, by the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Carlos P. Garcia, and took effect not earlier than January 1, 1960.

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