Political History

Libona was once a Municipal District of Maluko, now the Municipality of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. It was created under Executive Order (EO) No. 5 dated April 4, 1917 issued by the then acting Governor of the defunct Department of Mindanao and Sulu. Due to its progressive stride in both socio-economic and political arena, Libona was granted political identity separating herself from the mother municipality by virtue of EO No. 272, dated October 4, 1957 issued by Former President Carlos P. Garcia.  Libona then became the 14th municipality in the Province of Bukidnon.

Since its creation as a municipal district, Libona had already imbibed and experienced political metamorphosis under the able leadership of the following administrators:

1916 – 1937      =          “Amay” Jesus Obalang

1938 – 1940      =          “Amay” Hilarion Licunan

1940 – 1945      =          “Amay “ Pedro Mamaclay (under the Japanese regime)

1945 – 1946      =          Amay” Jose Datu (Peacetime)

1946 – 1948      =          Hon. Mateo S. Olohoy

1948 – 1949      =          Hon. Federico M. Avisado

1950 – 1957      =          Hon. Gerundio G. Saldivar

(first Municipal Mayor when Libona became a regular municipality)

1957-1958         =          Hon. Rosendo A. Alcampado

1959-1960         =          Hon. Leovigildo S. Tandog, Sr.

1960-1964         =          Hon. Gerundio G. Saldivar

1965 – 1973      =          Hon. Felix L. La Victoria

(died before the end of his 2nd term)

1973 – 1979      =          Hon. Uldarico A. Lacerna

(Vice Mayor of Mayor La Victoria)

1979 – 1986      =          Hon. Jesus A Yamut

1986 – 1987      =          Hon. Alex P. Calingasan (OIC)

Dec.1-6, 1987    =          Mr. Sunny Boy Salicobay, LGO III-DILG,

Office Caretaker

Dec. 7, 1987     =          Hon. Oscar D. del Rosario, (OIC)

1988 – 1992      =          Hon. Cecilio J. Tuyor

1992 – 2001      =          Hon. Alex P. Calingasan

2001 – 2010      =          Hon. Aurelio B. Lopez

2010 – 2013      =          Hon. Leonardo Genesis T. Calingasan

(first automated national and local election)