History: Iligan City Charter

Iligan City Charter

June 16, 1950. Day 1 of Iligan as a city. President Elpidio Quirino signs Republic Act 525, Iligan City Charter. Among the witnesses at MalacaƱang are House Speaker Eugenio Lopez (2nd from left), Congressman Ali Dimaporo (who sponsored the bill on the Charter), Dansalan Mayor Bato Ali, Mayor Benito S. Ong (first Mayor of Iligan as a city), Sen. Tomas Ll. Cabili and future Congressman Manalao.

Photo and Text grabbed from Iligan.gov.ph

Trivia from Explore Iligan 9200  Iligan along with neighboring Cagayan de Oro (June 15) and Butuan (Aug. 2) became chartered cities in the same year


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