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Sergio Osmeña’s letter to Bohol Gov. Marapao and his appointees

President Osmeña is the only president who made Leyte as his office. This was after the Leyte Landings on October 20, 1944. Reproduced are excerpts of a letter from the president dated December 16, 1944 addressed to a fellow Bisaya, Gov. Condrado D. Marapao:

“I wish to take advantage of this opportunity to ask you to convey to the patriotic people of Bohol, as their governor, my message of gratitude and hope; gratitude, as your elected leader, for the way the people of Bohol have faced the emergency. Loyalty and courage were their armor, and with bravery and determination they faced the enemy. As a Cebuano, I am also profoundly grateful for the generous hospitality of the province in giving shelter to the many evacuees from Cebu. That is a debt of gratitude that will never be forgotten. I also say hope because I am confident that the long dark night of captivity is almost over. The United States, speaking through its great President, has promised the Filipino people that they will be liberated from the invader; and the present successful operations in Leyte under the command of General MacArthur are the sure beginning of our liberation.”

List of officials:

Abundio Jabines, Manuel Rabuya, Jacinto Rubillar, Telesforo Descallar, Hospicio M. Descallar and Honorata Arcaba, appointed Acting Councilors of Maribojoc, Bohol, November 9, 1945.

Abundio Gulay, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Duero, Bohol, October 15, 1945.

Juan Cadao, Juan Madrona, Victoria M. Salaan, Cayetano Abueva and Nemesio Bernil, appointed Acting Councilors of Duero, Bohol, October 15, 1945.

Simon Balatoro, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Dimiao, Bohol, October 15, 1945.

Eugenio Arocha, Perfecto Hamlag, Rosendo Hamili, Cipriano Visarra, Sixto Sale and Honorato Apalisok, appointed Acting Councilors of Dimiao, Bohol, October 15, 1945.

Jose A. Lofranco, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Inabanga, Bohol, October 15, 1945.

Jose Petalcorin, Agaton Aparicio, Bernabe Estillore, Jose F. Jumamoy, Romualdo Cempron and Serafin Anrano, appointed Acting Councilors of Inabanga, Bohol, October 15, 1945.

Hermogenes Olsao, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Guindulman, Bohol, October 15, 1945.

Nesterio Salazar, Alipio Gono, Romualdo Cucil, Patricio Timbal, Tito Pieras and Perfecto Castro, appointed Acting Councilors of Guindulman, October, 15, 1945.

Hugo Dano, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Sevilla, Bohol, November 9, 1945.

Simeon Digal, Ponciano Oracion, Wenceslao Mosqueda, Juan Agad, Julian Esteves and Catalino Bumapak, appointed Acting Councilors of Sevilla, Bohol, November 9, 1945.

Amado Agpasa, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Maribojoc, Bohol, November 9, 1945.

Longino Avergonzado, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Talibon, Bohol, November 9, 1945.

Filomeno Gonzales, Demiterio Parandista, Ignacio Evangelista, Lazaro Avorda, Ernesto Flores and Federico Aguhar, appointed Acting Councilors of Talibon, Bohol, November 9, 1945.

Brigido Jala, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Loboc, Bohol, November 9, 1945.

Victorino Fortich, Eleuterio Dempor, Silvestre Salnosab, Quitero Dango, Anacleto Sarigumbo and Florencio Palapar, appointed Acting Councilors of Loboc, Bohol, November 14, 1945.

Felipe Galagar, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Garcia-Hernandez, Bohol, November 14, 1945.

Pio Pagoran, and Cruz G. Galacio, appointed Acting Councilors of Garcia-Hernandez, Bohol, November 14, 1945.

Baldomero Renegado, appointed Acting Vice Mayor of Cortes, Bohol, November 14, 1945.

Basilio Garrote, Pedro Ligan, Ramon Echaves, Eulalio Uy, Placido Horajan and Bernardo Cabang, appointed Acting Councilors of Cortes, Bohol, November 9, 1945.

Antero Rivay, Pio Irig and Genaro Lamay, appointed Acting Councilors of Corella, Bohol, October 15, 1945.

Perfecto Bon, appointed Acting Councilor of Pangiano, Bohol, November 9, 1945.