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The Town of Merida, Leyte

Compiled by:
The Teachers of Merida, (Leyte)
Elementary Schools

1952 – 195

Merida, Leyte
June 30, 1953


                This book, COLLECTION AND COMPILATION OF HISTORICAL DATA REGARDING THE TOWN OF MERIDA (LEYTE) AND HER BARRIOS, is a humble product of the endeavors of the teachers of the Municipality of Merida (Leyte) in performing their share of the efforts at helping rehabilitate the lost and destroyed manuscripts containing the data relating to the history and culture of our barrios and towns in the National Library incident in the battle for liberation of the City of Manila during the World War Ii. The work has come out in compliance with the Executive Order No. 486 by the President of the Philippines issued as enclosure to General Memorandum No. 4, s. 1952.
                As its title indicates, the data have been compiled, and compiled after painstaking efforts in gathering the facts obtained and possibly available through personal and actual interviews with wise old men and women of each barrio and sitio, who have wide knowledge of the life history and culture of their respective communities and through access of documents and records available in the Municipal government, in the church and in some other outside sources.
                No claim is laid here that the work, as far as data gathering is concerned, is exhaustive. It is far from that. However, incompleteness has been here only because of the limited amount of data and information available and obtainable.
                Acknowledgement of gratitude is made here to the Municipal mayor of Merida, Atty. Serafin C. Meneses; to the Municipal officials and Councilors; to the barrio tenientes and to the private citizens living in the sitios, barrios and the poblacion; the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Pedro Murfy, and to all others who have, in one way or another, helped in realizing this work. And, of course thanks are too extended here to the hard-working classroom, head and principal teachers who, in their characteristic unselfish devotion to duty, willingly and gladly have worked, even overtime, to make this humble piece of work possible.

District Supervisor

June 30, 1953
Merida, Leyte


                                Part One: HISTORY

                19.  Present Official name of the town.
                20.  Former name or names and their meaning of derivation.
                21.  Date of establishment.
                22.  Names and social status of the founders.
As related by some old folks, the beginning of this town was situated in a place now known as Bitaug. This place was only a barrio named Siapon which is the present name of the river near the town. The barrio Lieutenant of Siapon at the time of its founding was Jorimo until he was succeeded by many others. As time went by the population of that barrio increased and the town was established to its present site of Merida. The establishment of the town of Merida in the year 1857 was promulgated by the District Governor of the Province of Leyte named Honorable Domingo Fernandez Ember. Together with the establishment of this town, the towns of Almeria, Albuera, Villaba and Tolosa were also founded which were named after the towns in Spain.
German Justo, a brave and intellectual person, was the first head of Merida during its establishment. It happened during his administration of Merida that in the mountains of Biasong (now the barrio of Pto. Bello) there were savage tribes who made trouble. Ayug was murdered by Siya. When German Justo learned of this incident, he immediately sent Justice of the Peace, Mr. Andres Parilla, who was accompanied by Mr. Luis Nuevo, the Chief of Police. The instruction of German Justo was to bring the murderer or the murdered person to the town if they were still alive. It was found out that Siya, the murderer was still alive. It was found out that Siya, the murderer was still alive. Then they bound and wrapped him in a cradle. In the midst of their way to the town, Siya died. They buried Siya because they were still far from the town. Since it was the duty of the government to find out the life of a person no matter how criminal a person is, it was ordered that the buried criminal will be dug out from his grave under the supervision of Mayor Carlos Villaragut. Although the findings were not divulge, the head and some followers were punished. This happening ended the administration of German Justo.
He was succeeded by Blas Bohol, the father of Baldo. Due to the inefficiency of the administration during that time, there was only little improvement. As time passed by Blas Bohol was replaced by Leonardo Macion, the grandfather of Cipriano Macion and Bartolome. He was again succeeded by Teodoro Cabiling, known as Kapitan Doro, whose administration was full of troubles and disorders, because many of those who held government position were interned due to the many changes made.

23.  Name of persons who held leading official positions in the Community, with the dates of their tenure, if possible. 
                (a)  In the Spanish time:
1.       German Justo                                            - 1867
2.       Blas Bohol
3.       Leonardo Macion
4.       Teodoro Cabiling
5.       Rufino Santiago
6.       Nicolas Gumba
7.       Alejo Ugsad
8.       Ramon Lamote Inong
9.       Teodoro Laurel
10.   Fulgencio Macion
11.   Antonio Francisco                                    - 1890
12.   Simon Sang-an
13.   Romualdo Boholst

Capitan Municipal:
1.       Romualdo Boholst                                   - President
2.       Segundo Boholst                                      - Vice President
3.       Simon Sang-an                                          - Municipal Treasurer
4.       Guillermo Bande                                      - Chief of Police
5.       Agaton Chavez                                          - Justice of the Peace

(b) In the American Time:
1.       Romualdo Boholst
2.       Ramon Martinez
3.       Romualdo Boholst
4.       Ignacio Bohol
5.       Donato Evangelista
6.       Eufracio Delalamon
7.       Federico Boholst
8.       Ignacio Boholst
9.       Policarpio Liporada
10.   Leodigario Conciliado
11.   Custodio Mendola
12.   Federico Boholst  (Appointed during Japanese Occupation)
13.   Leodigario Conciliano  (Appointed by the late Pres. Roxas)
14.   Serafin C. Meneses
Vice President
1.       Segundo Boholst
2.       Nicanor Junco
3.       Romualdo Boholst
4.       Policarpo Liporada
5.       Roque Parilla
6.       Simplicio Mertegui
7.       Ramon Martinez
8.       Meliton Zacarias
9.       Eduardo Alfoja
10.   Dalmacio Esperas
11.   Rufino Arguelles
12.   Patricio Arguelles
13.   Juan Tapulado
14.   Quintin Merilles
15.   Marcos Solanga
16.   Gabriel Sanchez
17.   Antonio Seville  (Appointed by the late Pres. Roxas)
Municipal Councilors
1.       Simon Sang-an
2.       Crispulo Ayud
3.       Guillermo Bande
4.       Pedro Fernandez
5.       Rosendo Oliveros
6.       Nicanor Junco
7.       Segundo Boholst
8.       Numeriano Macion
9.       Sixto Bohol
10.   Marcelo Bohol
11.   Juan Agujar
12.   Simon Sygondez
13.   Eulogio Sode
14.   Meliton Zacarias
15.   Raymundo Dejon
16.   Alejandro Alkuino
17.   Ignacio Bohol
18.   Andres Ayud
19.   Dalmacio Esperas
20.   Silvestre Quinte
21.   Nicolas Merced
22.   Urbano Bernardo
23.   Manuel Parilla
24.   Anselmo Surigao
25.   Sabino  Conciliado
26.   Esteban Suralta
27.   Exequiel Santana
28.   Simplicio Muertegui
29.   Teofilo Quinte
30.   Juan Quintanilla
31.   Brigido Basubas
32.   Jose Martinez
33.   Inocentes Sillacay
34.   Bonifacio Luna
35.   Ciriaco Roche
36.   Timoteo Sanchez
37.   Catalino Donato
38.   Aniceto Bandino
39.   Leoncio Travieza
40.   Braulio Ubay
41.   Victor Isidro
42.   Estefanio Villeres
43.   Roman Bande
44.   Nicolas Leonerio
45.   Ramon Martinez
46.   Vicente Dumagsa
47.   Santiago Martin
48.   Martin Mendoze
49.   Donato Evangelista
50.   Francisco Cabaltera
51.   Procopio Olavides
52.   Telesforo Sevandal
53.   Eugenio Parilla
54.   Roque Centino
55.   Eusebio Suralta
56.   Felix Mendoze
57.   Pablo de la Ganar
58.   Felixberto Colo
59.   Vicente Cuizon
60.   Eustaquio Seno
61.   Nicanor Arevalo
62.   Mariano Meneses
63.   Alejandrino Santana
64.   Tomas Evangelista
65.   Domingo Otadoy
66.   Vicente Teleron
67.   Hilarion Abanes
68.   Casimero Rivera
69.   Pascual Sanchez
70.   Mauricio Mendoze
71.   Rufino Arguelles
72.   Romualdo Boholst
73.   Marcos Alonzo
74.   Gabriel Sanchez
75.   Teofilo Rissare
76.   Agaton Limosnero
77.   Apolonio Viola
78.   Luis Castanos
79.   Bonifacio Corton
80.   Quintin Merilles
81.   Custodio Mendola
82.   Domingo Rabaya
83.   Lucas Baylon
84.   Filemon de la Cerna
85.   Margarita Sanchez

Municipal Secretary
1.       Agaton Chavez
2.       Policarpio Liporada
3.       Pedro Fernandez
4.       Romualdo Boholst
5.       Rosendo Oliveros
6.       Federico Boholst
7.       Agaton Fiel
8.       Francisco Galos
9.       Dionisio Paradela
10.   Rufino Arguelles
11.   Rogato Perez
12.   Basilio Codilla
13.   Quintin Merilles
14.   Eduardo Alfoja
15.   Leodigario Conciliado
16.   Jose Liporada
17.   Vicente Meneses
18.   Emilio Rabaya
19.   Galicano Ruiz
20.   Florencio Tolorio

(a)    Parish Priests during the Spanish Time:
1.       Padre Ramon Abarca
2.       Padre Enrique Carillo
3.       Padre Lino Codilla
4.       Padre Diego Paras
(b)   Parish Priests during the American Time:
1.       Padre Pelagio Aviles                                               - 1918
2.       Padre Sinforiano Avelino                                        - 1920
3.       Padre Ramon Codilla                             
4.       Padre Sixto Montero                             
5.       Padre Doroteo Penaranda                                       
 - 1929-1949

(a)    Principal Teachers Appointed During Spanish Time:
1.       Blas Boholst
2.       Gregorio Quinte
3.       Candido Alkuino
4.       Silvestre Quinte
5.       Roman Galos
6.       Pastor Briones
7.       Agaton Chavez
8.       Isidro Santiago
(b)   Principal Teachers Appointed During American Time:
1.       Wilbur Chamberlain
2.       Henry R. Beyer
3.       Genaro Palami
4.       Romualdo Catingab
5.       Federico Boholst
6.       Rogato Perez
7.       Abdon Almadin                                         - 1912- 1915
8.       Eduardo Saniel                                          - 1915 - 1917
9.       Angel C. Boholst                                       - 1917 - 1921
10.   Bartolome Moriles                                  - 1921 – 1925
11.   Temistocles Boholst                                                - 1925 – 1927
12.   Jose Penaranda                                        - 1927 – 1930
13.   Saturnine Villoria                                      - 1930 – 1931
14.   Alfredo Parilla                                            - 1931 – 1932
15.   Miss Visitacion Borromeo                     - 1932 – 1934
16.   Miss Trinidad Diaz                                    - 1934 – 1936
17.   Temistocles Boholst                                                -1940 – 1963

Justice of the Peace
1.       Celestino Martinez
2.       Domingo Muertegui
3.       Silvestre Quinte
4.       Simon Sang-an
5.       Policarpio Liporada                                  - 1912 – 1913
6.       Hilario Barte                                               - 1913 – 1914
7.       Silverio Zamora                                         - 1914 – 1936
8.       Antonio Brillo (Atty)                                                - 1936 – 1941
Alberto Ubay (Atty)                                                - 1942 – 1943 (Appointed during the Japanese Time)

                Municipal Treasurers
1.       Vicente Nunez
2.       Cipriano Macion
3.       Macario Cruz
4.       Teodoro Cartel
5.       Eugenio Bardelas
6.       Mateo Waay
7.       Marcos Solana, Sr.
8.       Juan Y. Rodriguez
9.       Vicente Mejia                                            - 1942 – 1943 (Appointed during the Japanese Time)
10.   Honorio Nunez                                         - 1943 – 1945

Chief of Police
1.       Segundo Boholst
2.       Teofilo Quinte
3.       Meliton Zacarias
4.       Regato Perez
5.       Federico Taboso
6.       Dalmacio Boholst
7.       Miguel Fevidal
8.       Honorio Zacarias
9.       Margarita Sanchez
10.   Rufino Parilla
24. Data on historical sites, structures, buildings, old ruins, etc.
                Municipal Building.
25. Important facts, incidents or events that took place
                (a)  Spanish Occupation
In the year 1871, was wanted by the Spanish Government for being delinquent in paying his cedula, a residence tax. Fearing the authorities he went into hiding and turned into a bandit, living only by means of stealing the crops and the property of the poor farmers.
Capitan German Justo was informed of the bandit, sent right Guardilleros (police) patrolled the mountains but was not able to catch the bandit. On the other hand the farmers requested the Capitan to allow them to catch the bandit dead or alive, which he (Capitan Justo) readily consented.
A few days later the Capitan was already informed that he thief was fatally wounded in Cancabuhay. Policemen were sent to investigate. Due to the strength of the wounded bandit, the policemen could not bring the man to the town. So they dug a hole and using a forked branch of a tree, penned the man in the hole and was buried alive.
A year after the incident, Capitan Teodoro Cabiling, who replaced Capitan Justo, ordered the investigation of the later for burying the bandit alive. He was found guilty and together with the Andres Parilla and Blas Bohol, whom also had a hand in the incident, were sentenced to prison.
2.  Governor Provincial Visited Merida
Governor Provincial Don Luis Prat y Bandrahen, visited the town of Merida in the year 1891. One of the purposes of his visit was to inspect the school. He was warmly received by the town officials and the people. Streets were decorated and flags were hung in the houses.
3.  Indijinas Rose Against Spain
From 1897-1899, a group of volunteers banded themselves together and rose against the tyranny of Spain. They were called Indijinas. Most of the time these group of brave patriots ambushed the Casadores (Spanish Soldiers), who patrolled the outskirts of the town. For three years they fought bravely.
4. Spanish Ship Bomabarded
Sometime in the late afternoon of 1898, the Spanish ship Aninita anchored at the port of Merida, was shelled by an American ship. That was the first time that the inhabitants witnessed a naval bombardment.
(b)   During the American Occupation
                (As told by Librado Quinto and Ursula Vda. De Boholst)
1.       American Soldiers in Merida
One early dawn of 1901, a platoon of American soldiers landed on the beach of Merida. Many of the inhabitants were scared including Capitan Guillermo Bande. Those who were left in the town found the Americans to be friendly. They were later informed that the soldiers were looking for the Capitan, but he could not be found for he was one of those who fled to the mountains.
In the afternoon the Americans left. They took with them Hernogenes Ayud, Candido Paring, a gambler and many others. A week later they were heard to be working in the installation of the telegraph lines in Ormoc. Of all those taken by the Americans only Candido Paring met an accident. According to his companions he was shot for trying to escape.
2.       Cholera Epidemic in 1901-1902
A cholera epidemic hit the town of Merida. Many died of the disease. It was not checked right away because of the inadequate health facilities. Besides most of the inhabitants did not know anything about sanitation in the homes. There were no doctors that time that the disease lasted for a year.
3.       Pulahans
In 1905 to 1906, a group of bandits called Pulahans, molested the peace of Merida. They were under the leadership of Faustino Cabiling. They tortured, killed and robbed the inhabitants. The local requested the help of the soldiers. It took the soldiers a long time to subdue Cabiling and his followers.
4.       Campaign for Women Suffrage
In March 1937, the women of Merida under the leadership of Mrs. Maxima Mendola and Mrs. Eustaquia M. Solana, campaigned from barrio to barrio and from house to house in favor of the women suffrage. For a month they campaigned and convinced the people the importance of the suffrage. Many young women and men rallied behind them. In the plebecite of  april 10 and 17, 1937, the people of Merida voted unanimously in favor of the woman suffrage.
(c)    During and After World War II:
1.       Merida Shelled
In the early morning of June 24, 1942, many people came down town, especially those who evacuated, to celebrate the St. John’s Day. Many roasted pigs, chickens, and other things to eat were prepared for the picnic in the seashore. At 9:00 o’clock before most of the people could take a bath in the sea, a gun boat and a speed boat of the Japanese came. Before the Japanese could shell and machine gun the people taking a bath, they (the inhabitants) hurriedly scampered to the hills living behind them the roasted pigs, chickens, etc. For an hour and a half the town was bombarded and machine gunned. Luckily only the sea wall and a few coconut trees were damaged.

2.       Guerilla Suspects Tortured to Death
In 1943, Francisco Alvarez, Santiago Bete, Aurelio Ihada, were tortured to death in the school plaza by the Japanese soldiers. They were suspected as guerillas. These young boys were buried in a big shallow grave covered by stones on top of the hill.

3.       The town was Burned
On September 22, 1944, a big Japanese transport ship anchored at Merida, at about 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon. Before landing some soldiers, the town was first shelled. More that thirty houses were burned including the Municipal Building. The fire lasted from 8:00 o’clock in the evening until daylight.

26.  (a)   Destruction of lives, properties, etc. Political, educational, and institutional during wars, especially in 1896-1900 and 1941-1945.
1.  in 1896 – 1900

Destruction                                        Properties                                                           Institutions
1 person                                              1 motor boat                                                      None

2.  in 1941- 1945

 Destruction                                       Properties                                                           Institutions
42 persons                                          17 houses burned                                            1 Municipal Bldg.
                                                                80 carabaos
                                                                200 pigs               
                                                                50 cows
                                                                1000 chickens
                                                                550 cavans of rice
                                                                1000 cavans of corn
                                                                400 bales of tobacco
                This report was complied through the help of Mrs. Ursula Vda. De Boholst. She is an old woman who had witnessed the two wars.

(b)  Measures and accomplishments toward rehabilitation and reconstruction following World War II.
1.  In 1945 – Ordinance No. 3
                Volunteer Patrols created to safeguard lawlessness.
2.  Ordinance No. 4
All able bodied men in the Municipality are required to enlist in the Volunteer Patrols. Ages of 18-50 years.
3.  Ordinance No. 9
Municipal Security Ordinance – Prescribing rules for the control of veneral diseas in the Municipality of Merida.
4.       Resolution No. 12
Authorizing the Municipal Mayor to appoint a Committee to adjust the prices of prime commodities in the locality.
5.       Resolution No. 16
Recommendation to the PCAU-17 at Palompon, Leyte, to open a Portal Service in Merida, asking medical supplies for the said town and to open road construction between Merida and Ormoc.                

In 1946
1.       Resolution No. 25
The Municipal Mayor was given the authority to request the assemblyman for the first district of Leyte thru the Provincial Board to appreciate the sum of P30,000 as said for the repair and improvement of the Municipality of Merida.
2.       Resolution No. 44
The Municipal Council appropriated the amount of P150.00 for the repair of Merida Waterworks.
3.       Resolution no. 32
The District Engineer of Leyte should be requested to construct the Ormoc-Merida Road immediately for there is an amount of P5,000 allotted for the project.
4.       Resolution No. 52
Recommendation made by the Mayor to Congressman Carlos Tan for his yearly appropriation budget:
a.       Appropriation of P10,000 for  the construction of the municipal building of Merida of which the old one was burned by our enemy.
b.      An amount for the construction of a sea-wall to protect the market in particular and the town in general.
4.  Ordinance No. 13
All able bodied citizens in the whole Municipality of Merida from 16 to 60 years of age to actually engage in food production project to start if he has not yet started, to make a vegetable garden, poultry, and piggery or other food raising projects and punishing those who are not complying with the ordinance.

In 1947
1.       Resolution No. 4
In order to have a quick rehabilitation of the municipality of the Mayor is authorize to go to Manila to appraise our Congressman, hon. Carlos S. Tan and to confer with other higher authorities the vital matter of the present administration. An amount of P350 was appropriated for the Mayor’s traveling expenses.
2.       Ordinance No. 1
Graduated municipal License Prescribing rules and regulations in fixing licenses, taxes and other municipal impositions.
3.       Resolution No. 24
Requesting the Director of Posts for the re-opening of Money Order and telegraph communication in the Municipality of Merida, Leyte for the reason that the said Municipality has no good roads connecting to another town and it is very hard for the inhabitants to send cash money orders and the general public requested to have a good means of communication.
4.       Resolution No. 29
Every Municipal Councilor is authorized to construct vicinal roads connecting from one barrio to another in this Municipality.
5.       Ordinance No. 5
An ordinance requiring all midwives, nurses and attending physicians to report immediately all new born children to the local register and to report of death, imposing a registration fee of fifty centavos to every child for every death.
6.       Resolution No. 42
The Merida Catholic League is soliciting voluntary contributions from the people and organize benefit dances in order to raise funds for the construction of a new Catholic church building in Merida.
7.       Resolution No. 49
A request to His Excellency the President of the Philippines, to enforce the seventy-thirty arrangement of the Tenancy Law, in the Municipality of Merida or in the whole Province of Leyte.
8.       Resolution No. 55
Acting Municipal Mayor recommended to the council the building of a temporary Municipal Building. (Merida)
9.       Resolution No. 66
Establishing a reasonable rate for the milling of either palay or corn.
10.   Resolution no. 74
The Municipal Mayor strongly recommended to the Council the calling of a surveyor to survey many school sites in the Municipality that are not surveyed. An appropriation of a certain amount to defray expenses of the surveyor who will come.
11.   Ordinance no. 8
An Ordinance prescribing rules and regulations and provisions governing sanitary maintenance.
12.   Ordinance No. 10
An ordinance prescribing rules and regulations for the proper disposal of human wastes.
13.   Ordinance no. 11
An ordinance prescribing rules and regulations for the proper disposal of garbage, refuse and ashes.
14.   Ordinance No. 12
An ordinance prescribing rules and regulations for the prevention of mosquito breeding places.
15.   Ordinance No. 13
An ordinance prescribing rules and regulations governing the sale of food and drinks.

In 1948
No records available in the Office of the Municipal Secretary.
                In 1949
No records available in the Office of the Municipal Secretary.

                In 1950
1.       Resolution No. 1
It was resolved to request the director of public Schools thru the Division Superintendent of Schools fro Leyte, that fourth year classes of the Merida High School be opened beginning school year 1950-1951.
2.       Resolution No. 4
It was resolved that the Municipal Mayor is authorized to go to Manila for official business. Asking the higher authorities for the rehabilitation of Merida which had many damages caused by the war.
3.       Resolution No. 5
It was resolved, that the Division superintendent of Schools for Leyte, can request from higher authorities to authorize the Merida High School to solicit voluntary contributions from the people of Merida, Leyte in order to raise enough amount for the purchase of laboratory equipment.
4.       Resolution No. 10
It was resolved that if the Municipality of Merida receives an allotment for the roads and bridges from the Insular Government, the Municipal Mayor is authorized to dispose the amount in accordance with the instructions received. It was further resolved that the expenses of the Municipal Treasurer of this Municipality in getting the amount allotted at Tacloban, Leyte, shall be defrayed from the amount appropriated fro the roads and bridges.
5.       Resolution No. 13
It was resolved that all market residents shall be instructed by the Assy. Sanitary Inspector to clean their respective surroundings and not to put their hogs inside the public market, otherwise their permits in occupying the said market shall be revoked.
6.       Ordinance No. 5
An Ordinance regulating the use of water from the Merida Waterworks System prescribing regulations therefore and penalties to any violators.
7.       Resolution No. 18
It was resolved that the head of the War Damage Public Claims Division be requested to take immediate action on public property claims Nos.  P211 and P1704 and it was further resolved that the said Division be informed that the Municipal Government of Merida, Leyte, has not rehabilitated any damages caused by World War II and that the said government is still temporarily housed in the private building.

In 1951
No records available in the Office of the Municipal Secretary.

                In 1952
1.       Resolution No. 2
It was suggested that the Municipality of Merida be divided into provisional Councilor’s District composing of seven districts. Each district is under a councilor. It was resolved to approve the suggestion given.
2.       Resolution No. 3
It was resolved to request the district engineer to set aside the amount of P15,000 in order to facilitate the repair of our Causeway.
3.       Resolution No. 9
It was resolved to ask the help of the Honorable Provincial Governor to request the expediting of the construction of the Merida High School Building and the purchase of the school site if the said school for there was an allotment of P13,000 for the construction of a high school building and fro the purchase of the high school site.
4.       Resolution No. 12
It was resolved to accept resolution No. 90 of the Provincial Board of Leyte which converted Merida High School into a Municipal High School.
5.       Ordinance No. 3
An ordinance numbering all private houses in the Municipality, imposing tax, fees and penalties to violators.
6.       Resolution No. 20
It was resolved to request the District Engineer to inspect our Causeway which was damaged by typhoon Amy. It was also resolved to request the Hon. Director of Public Works to include the amount of P10,000, intended for the repair of the Merida Causeway, in the Public Works Bill.
7.       Resolution No. 31
It was resolved to request the Prov. Governor of Leyte that upon the arrival of the fertilizers from ECA, the share for the Municipality of Merida be sent in the amount of 500 bags of fertilizers.
8.       Resolution No. 43
It was resolved to request the Dept. of Agr. that a soil conservation center be established preparably in Ormoc City to give opportunity to the poor farmers to come and see the representation of the said center for the analysis of the soil of his farm to determine the kind of fertilizers to be applied tom his land.
9.       Ordinance No. 6
An ordinance conducting a market day in the Municipality through the Municipal Council of Merida.  
10.   Ordinance No. 11
An ordinance providing penalty to minors below 18 years of age, caught playing madjong, pares-pares, etc. and other parlor games which involved betting of money or otherwise.
11.   Ordinance No. 13
An Ordinance providing for the reapportionment of the repairing of roads and bridges in the Poblacion ofMerida:
1.       Osmena St.  ………………………………………………………….. P400.00
2.       Rizal St.         …………………………………………………………… P122.00
3.       Liporada St. …………………………………………………………… P200.00
12.   Ordinance No. 17
An ordinance requiring any person or group of persons building houses in the municipality of Merida to secure permits from the Office of the Municipal mayor and imposing building construction fee and penalty to any violators.

In 1953
1.       Resolution No. 1
It was resolved to appropriate the amount of P300.00 from any fund in the Municipality of Merida to cover the amount of the expenses of the Municipal mayor for the official trip to Manila, his stay in that place, purposely to confer with His Excellency the President of the Philippines, for any aid the latter may give to the Municipality of Merida, Leyte, to be used for the construction of our Municipal Building.






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  5. Cge akoa lang ni e post. Mao na. Masabtan na nato kinsay lumad na taga Merida.

  6. Cge akoa lang ni e post. Mao na. Masabtan na nato kinsay lumad na taga Merida.

  7. Taga merida jud mi. Naa linya sa mga Boholst. Sa ako lola mother side. 😀👏

  8. Taga merida jud mi. Naa linya sa mga Boholst. Sa ako lola mother side. 😀👏


    ma open nimo na link dong?