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Tubod

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

    At the Southern part of the province of  Surigao del Nortestood the town of Tubod. Town is famous for the spring (Tuboran), which it derives its name of Tubod. The spring is so large that when fully developed can supply the sufficient water needs of the whole town and its surrounding Barangays and Sitios. Irrigation of rice land chiefly gets their source of water from this spring. The first inhabitants of the place are mostly immigrants from the Visayas and neighboring provinces of Mindanao. It was founded by the late Agustin Mendez, called this town Tubod, meaning “SPRING” or Tuboran in our local dialect.

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Tagana-an

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

    Tagana-an was first established as a Pueblo in 1876, and the first Capitan del Pueblo was Miguel Alfon. The first Paish Priest was Padre Jaime Plana, S.J. a respected parish priest in the Caraga, who celebrated the first town fiesta in July 16,1877, in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Camel. The town also celebrates the day of St. Joseph, every Mach 18-19th. Prior to this, Tagana-an was a Visita of Placer along with Timamana, Talavera, and Mainit.

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Surigao City

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

    The City of Surigao was formerly known, according to Fray San Juan Francisco de San Antonio as Banahao, San Antonio, in his “Chronicles” written in 1738, described Banahao as located at the northern head of Mindanao within there is a good port for ships called Bilan-bilan.

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Sison

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

    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 blind themselves together to establish a community.

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San Francisco

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

There has been many stories concerning the origin of the town but the most common is about the two lovers, Anao and Aon. Anao was a handsome, strong hunter who fell in love with Aon, the most beautiful woman and daughter of a powerful datu, who ruled the town, which was formerly a barangay. Anao and Aon vowed to be true to their love, despite the datu’s objection. The datu wanted to break their love, however, he failed since the lovers were found dead near the riverbank in cold embrace. Thus, the name Anao-aon in memory of the two lovers.

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