Executive Order No. 56 Creating the Municipality of Malvar - Batangas History, Culture and Folklore

Executive Order No. 56 Creating the Municipality of Malvar

The present-day Municipality of Malvar in Batangas, which is situated between the cities of Tanauan and Lipa, was once a group of barrios of that belonged to the town of Lipa. Malvar formally separated from Lipa and became an independent municipality by way of an Executive Order issued in December 1918 by Interim Governor General Charles E. Yeater. The order went into effect in January of 1919.

The contents of the Executive Order are first provided in Spanish as extracted from a copy of the Official Gazette1 filed at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections. A translation is provided below the Spanish version courtesy of Batangas History, Culture and Folklore, since the official English translation is unavailable at the same source.

Historic Batangas Documents
[Spanish version.]

OFICINA DEL GOBERNADOR GENERAL DE LAS ISLAS FILIPINAS

Manila, 16 de Diciembre de 1918.

ORDEN EJECUTIVA
No. 56

Por cuanto muchos de los habitants de los barrios de Luta, San Galo, Payapa, y Caligañgan han solicitado que los mismos sean separados del actual Municipio de Lipa, Provincia de Batangas, y organizados en municipio independiente;

Por tanto de conformidad con las disposiciones del articulo sesenta y ocho del Codigo Administrativo Revisado, los veinticuatro municipios de la Provincia de Batangas tal como fueron establicados por el articulo treinta y ocho de dicho Codigo Administrativo y por las Ordenes Ejecutivas Numeros Ochenta y cinco, serie del mil novecientos diez y siete, y Cuatro y Cuarenta y tres, de la serie corriente seaumentan por la presente a veinticinco separando los barrios de Luta, San Galo, Payapa, y Caligañgan del actual Municipio de Lipa, y organizando los mismos en municipio independiente con el nombre de “Malvar,” y la residencia del gobierno en la poblacion de Luta.

El Municipio de Lipa se compondra de su actual territorio menos el comprendido en los barrios de Luta, San Galo, Payapa y Caligañgan. El Municipio de Malvar se compondra del territorio comprendido en los actuals barrios de Luta, San Galo,Payapa y Caligañgan.

La organizacion que por la presente se prescribe tendra efecto el primero de Enero mil novecientos diez y nueve.

[Sgd.] CHARLES E. YEATER,
Gobernador General Interino

[English version.]

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

Manila, 16 December 1918.

EXECUTIVE ORDER
No. 56.

Whereas, as many of the inhabitants of the neighborhoods of Luta, San Galo, Payapa, and Calicañgan have requested that they be separated from the current Municipality of Lipa, Province of Batangas, and organized into an independent municipality;

Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of article sixty-eight of the Revised Administrative Code, the twenty-four municipalities of the Province of Batangas as established by article thirty-eight of said Administrative Code and by Executive Orders Number Eighty-five, series of the nineteen hundred and seventeen, and Four and Forty-three, of the current series are hereby increased to twenty-five, separating the neighborhoods of Luta, San Galo, Payapa, and Calicañgan from the current Municipality of Lipa, and organizing them into an independent municipality with the name of "Malvar," and the government residence in the town of Luta.

The Municipality of Lipa will be made up of its current territory, except that included in the neighborhoods of Luta, San Galo, Payapa and Calicañgan. The Municipality of Malvar will be made up of the territory included in the current neighborhoods of Luta, San Galo, Payapa and Calicañgan.

The organization hereby prescribed shall take effect on the first day of January nineteen hundred and nineteen hundred and nineteen.

[Sgd.] CHARLES E. YEATER,
Interim Governor General


Notes and references:

1 “Gazeta Oficial,” published January 1919 by the Philippine Government, online at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections.

Related Posts