Back in the pre-Spanish Philippines, several wave of immigrants sailed through rough and tough seas to search for new settlements. And then there were ten datus from Borneo who found and bought new territory to settle in. One of which is the present-day Aklan.

Aklan CapitolFast forward to the 20th century, Aklan was separated from the Province Capiz and became a province upon the approval by President Ramon Magsaysay of Republic Act No. 1414 on April 25, 1956.

Aklan CapitolRA 1414 was authored by Congressman Godofredo P. Ramos who would become the first elected governor of the province. On April 25, 1956, Pres. Magsaysay issued Proclamation No. 290 fixing November 18, 1956 as the date of reorganization of the Province of Aklan.

Note: This part of LegendHarry‘s July 30-August 8, 2013 Panay Island Backpacking Trip.


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