Saturday, August 13, 2022

Mandating all Schools in I.C. to include the History of Iligan as part of their teaching

CITY ORDINANCE NO. 05–4744

Republika ng Pilipinas
LUNSOD NG ILIGAN
Tanggapan ng Sangguniang Panlungsod
REGULAR SESSION HELD ON APRIL 12, 2005
PRESENT:
Hon. Henry C. Dy,
Hon. Providencio P. Abragan, Sr., *
Hon. Vicente F. Belmonte, Jr.,
Hon. Chonilo O. Ruiz,
Hon. Alfredo R. Busico,
Hon. Moises G. Dalisay, Jr.,
Hon. Ruderic C. Marzo,
Hon. Bienvenido V. Badelles,
Hon. Orlando M. Maglinao,
Hon. Wilfredo R. Bacareza,
Hon. Voltaire I. Rovira,
Hon. Bernard Y. Pacaña,
Hon. Hannah M. Quijano,
ABSENT:
(NONE)
* – Out during the deliberation
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 RESOLUTION NO. 05-358
WHEREAS, the body discussed this proposal to include in the school curriculum, the teaching of Iligan’s History,in view of the observation that only few of the history teachers in the city discussed the city’s history in their classes;
WHEREAS, though there were instances whereby teachers discussed the city’s history, these were done only in brief and in passing because of the lack of reference and instructional materials;
WHEREAS, the absence or the lack of it, has resulted to a new breed of students, especially those living and studying in the lowlands, to be speechless when asked why Iligan has such a name nor enumerate completely the barangays in the city where there is this big concentration of indigenous people, the ancestors of which were the very first people to set up settlement in the place we call today as Iligan City;
WHEREAS, Iligan City is located in Northeastern part of Mindanao. With an area of 813.37 sq. kms. (81,337 hectares), it is bounded by Bukidnon on the east, Iligan Bay on the west, Misamis Oriental on the north and Lanao del Norte on the south;
WHEREAS, on June 16, 1950, Iligan City became a Chartered City under Republic Act No. 752 and is a Highly Urbanized City (HUC) with 44 barangays;
(Page 2 of Res. No. 05-358)
WHEREAS in 1950s, when the 320 feet high Maria Cristina Falls, the tallest waterfalls in the country and in the subsequent years, the Agus River Complex were harnessed as hydro power plants, numerous industrial plants which were attracted by this cheap and abundant supply of electricity were established. This earned Iligan City the distinction as the “Industrial City of the South”. With more employment opportunities, came the migrants who settled permanently;
WHEREAS, supposedly,every generation is duty-bound to protect, promote and be proud of its rich cultural and historical heritage. And for the city to do such, is to inculcate into the young, the city’s history- and this should start in the classroom. Only through the study of Iligan’s history, they could appreciate the sacrifices and the struggles of our early leaders, who because of their indomitable spirit and determination earned Iligan a rightful place in the sun;
WHEREAS, with the inclusion of the history of Iligan in the school curriculum, it is expected to deepen the Iliganons understanding of the city’s diverse cultures, beliefs, values and unique way of life, which despite cultural differences and the changing tides and shifting fortunes of the ages, though threatened by modernity, still lingers on;
WHEREAS, hammering the importance of studying the past for the benefit of the future, our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal once said; “Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa kanyang pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa kanyang paroroonan”;
WHEREFORE, on joint motion of Members Wilfredo R. Bacareza and Bienvenido V. Badelles, duly seconded by Member Orlando M. Maglinao;
BE IT RESOLVED, AS IT HEREBY RESOLVED, By the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Iligan, that the following City Ordinance be, as it is hereby ADOPTED and APPROVED:
CITY ORDINANCE NO. 05–4744
AN ORDINANCE MANDATING ALL PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN ILIGAN CITY (FROM ELEMENTARY, HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE) TO INCLUDE, AS PART OF THE TEACHING OF HISTORY CLASSES, THE HISTORY OF ILIGAN CITY
Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Iligan in its session assembled, that:
SECTION 1. All public and private schools in the city offering elementary, secondary and tertiary education are hereby mandated to include, as part of the curriculum, the history of Iligan City.
(Page 3 of Res. No. 05-358)
SECTION 2. Creation of an Ad Hoc Committee to Conduct Research and Make a Final Draft for the “History of Iligan” Book – An Ad Hoc Committee, composed of historians from the Iligan City Division of Schools, competent history teachers, one each of the following private schools namely; Saint Michael’s College, St. Peter’s College, Iligan Medical Center College, Lyceum College, Iligan Capitol College, La Salle Academy, San Miguel Village School, and the Mindanao State-University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), and two (2) well-versed representatives (one each from Maranao and Higaonon tribes) who are members of the Council of Elders of Indigenous Communities, shall be created to conduct a research and cause the final draft of the “History of Iligan Book”.
The members of the Ad Hoc Committee shall select from among themselves anybody they deemed capable to act as Chairman.
SECTION 3. Remuneration – Each member of the Ad Hoc Committee shall receive an honorarium of P3,000.00 per month, and would continue to receive such remuneration, until the publication of the book.
SECTION 4. Educational Materials. – In order to carry out the purpose of this ordinance, the City Government of Iligan shall cause the publication and distribution, free of charge, the “History of Iligan Book”, booklets, pamphlets or whatever additional reading materials necessary for the success of the teaching of Iligan’s history, to public and private schools in the city. Only those educational materials approved by the Ad Hoc Committee for the Publication of “Iligan History Book” shall be distributed and used as reference materials.
SECTION 5. Funding Requirements. – The funding for the honoraria of the members of the Ad Hoc Committee and the cost of the publication of the “Iligan History Book” and other related educational materials, shall initially be drawn from the budget of the City Mayor’s Office.
Thereafter, the cost of the future publication on the new edition of such book and other related reading materials, if necessary, shall be included in the Annual General Fund Budget of the City Government.
SECTION 6. Teaching on the History of Iligan City. As much as possible, and if schedule permits, the teaching of the History of Iligan shall be done before or during the Celebration of Iligan City Charter Day.
SECTION 7Repealing Clause. All ordinances, resolutions, circulars, memoranda, or rules and regulations inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed and modified accordingly.
SECTION 8. Separability Clause. If any reason, any portion or provision of this ordinance is declared unconstitutional or invalid, the other sections or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue in full force and effect.
SECTION 9. – Effectivity.- This Ordinance shall take effect ten (10) days after the publication of a local newspaper.
 (Page 4 of Res. No. 05-358)
 (VOTING BY ROLL CALL: ABRAGAN, “Out”; BELMONTE, “Yes”; RUIZ, “Yes”; BUSICO, “Yes”; DALISAY, “Yes”; MARZO, “Yes”; BADELLES, “Yes”; MAGLINAO, “Yes”; BACAREZA, “Yes”; ROVIRA, “Yes”; PACAÑA, “Yes” and QUIJANO, “Out”).
CARRIED Unanimously.
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The undersigned hereby attests to the adoption of the foregoing as verified to by the Member-Authors.
ATTY. ARTHUR LL. PADILLA
Secretary to the Sanggunian
VERIFIED:
WILFREDO R. BACAREZA BIENVENIDO V. BADELLES
Member, co–author Member, co–author
CERTIFIED:
HENRY C. DY
City Vice Mayor, Presiding Officer
                                                  APPROVED: ___________________
                                                            LAWRENCE LL. CRUZ
 City Mayor