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History | Former Cebu mayor appointed as Capiz’s Japan-sponsored governor

On January 21, 1944, President Jose P. Laurel officially appointed Alfredo V. Jacinto as provincial governor of Capiz, reports Manila's The Tribune. The appointment came after the recommendation of former Speaker Manuel Roxas who was “interested in the restoration of peace and order” in the province. With his appointment, Governor Jacinto officially succeeded Gabriel K. Hernandez, who went into hiding from the Japanese forces after the occupation of Capiz. In July 1943, Santiago Arceño, the province’s senior inspector of the constabulary, was delegated as acting governor, a post he held until Jacinto’s appointment.
Jacinto reportedly had “a long and efficient record of service in the government.” He born on March 23, 1891, in Gapas, Nueva Ecija, to Gervasio Jacinto and Ramona Lim. After finishing secondary course at Liceo de Manila, he was hired to work in Nueva Ecija where he started out as property clerk, rising into the position of Civil Service Accountant. He married his town…
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