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Monday, January 17, 2011

Vintar, Ilocos Norte ( Siwawer )

VINTAR  :  1st class largest municipality (Area) province of Ilocos Norte, Phlipines. Population 29,405 People 6,282 households.  
HISTORY :  In January 1574, Salcedo returned to the capital of his Encomienda, Vigan, bringing with him some Augustinian Missionaries to pioneer the evangelization of Ylocos and established a Spanish city, for the purpose of controlling the neighboring towns and villages.

         The year 1574, is significant for Vintar because that was the year when an Augustinian missionary from Sarrat arrived in town. Some say that he got to this place while hunting in the hills between Sarrat and Vintar.
        Wanted to meet the head of the barangay and he was led by the guides to a group of houses on top of a hill. The head chief, for a lack of a better word, assembled the folks under an Acacia tree to meet the white man. He shouted, "Ag-Intar kayo man basit". Roughly translated, "Please form a line." Now, the line formed liked a "V". This was noted by the missionary, and on his subsequent visit, he asked the head chief about the name of the place. The head chief pointed his finger to a mountain up the river and said, "Baguinsuso".
       Spaniards re-structured our way of life? The start missionary wanted different name could easily pronounce and understand, totally different from the local lingo. This is understandable, don't you think? Anyhow, he looked at the verb, "Intar" and since the folks formed a line that looks like a "V", he readily prefixed it to "Intar" and made it a noun. And, bingo, we are now called "Vintar".
 http://www.vintar.com
  • Nicknames of Vintar
" The Territory of  Siwawers " ( Siwawer is a high-flying, black and  orange - colored bird )
" Municipality of  Canaoays"   ( Canaoay  is a low-flying, black and  white - colored bird )
" Center Municipality  of  Ilocos  Norte "
" Area  of  Mighty  Eagles "
  • Achievements
        Vintar is known for being a home of national and international personalities in sports, performing arts, medicine and academics.
        Vintar is the home of intelligent people competing in division, regional, national and even international competitions.


         You know what they call the place then? Here's the hook. BAGUINSUSO! Surprise? Yep. Folks, the place was once called Baguinsuso. Now, you know why it is on the front page.

         Why it became Vintar? Because of the Spanish connection. (Politically correct, it should say: "the Spaniard connection", because, Spaniard is the nationality, and Spanish is the language) But, "the Spanish connection" sounds better. So, let me use it.
        Here's the Spanish connection. You know when the Spaniards sailed West to go East, (now that's dumb!) they not only brought the conquistadores (for you youngsters, that's the military) but also the Cross! It is because of this Cross, that we became Vintar. Let me explain.
      Have you ever been to Vigan? Vigan is the oldest surviving Spanish colonial city in the Philippines. There are Spanish houses built in the 16th century lining the streets of the old section and a trip to the museums will yield a Spanish treasure-trove. Why so?


         Well, it goes back to the time when the imperial ambitions of the Spaniards spread to the Orient. They would not have been successful, if not for the Roman Catholic Church sanctioning and playing umpire to disputing Western nations by subdividing the world into their respective enclaves. We would not have been under the Spaniards, if not for one daring seaman, called Ferdinand Magellanwho by chance made contact in 1521. We knocked his butt off, by the way. After that, we were under colonial rule for more than 300 years. Three centuries! And it has never been the same. They restructured the Filipino life in terms of politics, economics, religion and culture. But what has that got to do with Vigan, and for that matter our town name Vintar?

         Well, a lot. You see, on May of 1572, capitan Juan de Salcedo with 70 or 80 soldiers sailed from Manila and took Vigan under his belt. As a reward for his services to the King, Salcedo was awarded the old province of Ylocos which then composed of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, La Union and some part of Mountain Province as his Encomienda and was accorded the title as Justicia Mayor de esta Provincia de Ylocos. In January 1574, Salcedo returned to the capital of his Encomienda, Vigan, bringing with him some Augustinian Missionaries to pioneer the evangelization of Ylocos and established a Spanish city, for the purpose of controlling the neighboring towns and villages.
       The year 1574, is significant for Vintar because that was the year when an Augustinian missionary from Sarrat arrived in town. Some say that he got to this place while hunting in the hills between Sarrat and Vintar. Give me a break. A Catholic missionary hunting? Hunting for what? A boar? An Ogsa? I don't think so. It's more like hunting for the folks to be converted to Catholicism.


        In any case, he wanted to meet the head of the barangay. and he was led by the guides to a group of houses on top of a hill. The head chief, for a lack of a better word, assembled the folks under an Acacia tree to meet the white man. He shouted, "Ag-Intar kayo man basit". Roughly translated,"Please form a line." Now, the line formed liked a "V". This was noted by the missionary, and on his subsequent visit, he asked the head chief about the name of the place. The head chief pointed his finger to a mountain up the river and said, "Baguinsuso".

           Now, remember what I said before, that the Spaniards re-structured our way of life? Well, here's the start of it. The missionary wanted a different name that he could easily pronounce and understand, totally different from the local lingo. This is understandable, don't you think? Yeah, but to whose expense? Anyhow, he looked at the verb, "Intar" and since the folks formed a line that looks like a"V", he readily prefixed it to "Intar" and made it a noun. And, bingo, we are now called "Vintar".

        That's not all folks. Have you ever wondered why your surname/family name sounds like Spanish? You got it. There were two things, the missionaries loved to do to ease their burden of administering to their flock. Baptism and Census. You are going to be baptized to recieved a new name. Once, you have a name, you can be counted in the Census. Being listed in the Census, you can be track.
          And so, there you are, Mr. Foronda, Mr. Alviar, Mr. Reyes, Miss Leano, etc,.

     Then, the Americans came. The year was 1898. At the Battle of Manila Bay, Commodore George Dewey reportedly exclaimed, "You may fire when ready, Gridley," destroyed the Spanish fleet under Rear Admiral Patricio Montojo. That was the beginning of the end of the Spaniards. (I will put more spin on this one later....)

     Then, the Japanese came. But, all of you know that. So, I'll end it here.


           Mount Baguinsuso is an active volcano located in Barangay 14- Ester. Mount Baguinsuso is a historical place for Vintar because it is where the town's name came from. Mount Baguinsuso is a big landform which stretches from:
  • Barangay 9    -   Lubnac
  • Barangay 10  -   Parparoroc
  • Barangay 11  -   Bulbulala
  • Barangay 12  -   Namoroc
  • But its center or heart is located at  Barangay  14   -   Ester.
  • Today  Mount  Baguinsuso  is known as  Mount  Masadsada.
Masadsada is an Ilocano word which means passable valley. ( PALLAS VALLEY )

  • Longest "Tubung"

     Tubung is a native cake (called bibingka, in local dialect), which is covered by a wood or a trunk of a tree.
The people from Vintar are known for making these delicacies. Because of this, Vintarinians (people from Vintar) had a spot on the Guinness World for making the longest Tubung in the whole world, which fed almost all of the Vintarinians.

BALAY   TI   ILI   (  MUNICIPALITY  TOWN )

  • Products of Vintar

1. Bibingka or native cake
  • It is made from desiccated coconut, sweetened molasses (or tagapulot in local dialect) and glutinous rice flour, topped with grated cheese.
2. Tupig
  • It is like a native rice cake which is covered with a leaf of banana, grilled.
3. Tubung
  • Tubung is like a native cake (called bibingka, in local dialect), which is covered by a wood or a trunk of a tree.
4. Bagnet
  • It is a famous crispy chicaron, famous in Ilocos region, usually eaten alone or mixed with vegetables 
       ( called pinakbet in local dialect ).
5. Pinakbet (others call it Pakbet)
  • It is a mix of different vegetables, usually beans, eggplant, beans and bittergourd, with salty bagoong.
6. Sukang Ilokano (Ilocano Vinegar)
7. Onion, Garlic, Corn, Rice, Tobacco and other crops.
8. Shrimps and Salted Shrimp (ipon, in local dialect)
9. Brownies, Cassava Cake, Pichi-Pichi, Suman, and other rice-based foods
10. Chicacorn (Cornick)
  • These are corn kernels, deep-fried, flavored or salted.
11. Salty Bagoong
MAP    LOCATION
Coordinates      :        18°13′48″N 120°38′31″E         Area - Total     :     614.35   km2    ( 237.2 sq mi )
Time zone : PST  ( UTC+8 )   ZIP code :  2915    Income class  :  1st class,  Urban    Website  :  vintar.com 
Country    :   Philippines      Region   :  Ilocos Region  ( Region I )     Province    :   Ilocos Norte District     :   1st District       Founded      :         Barangays      :    34

  • Geography

Vintar is surrounded and bordered by :
Bangui,  Adams,  Sigay*,  Dumalneg,  Burgos  and  Pagudpud     =     NORTH
Laoag  City,  San  Nicolas,  Piddig,  and  Carasi                          =     SOUTH
Pasuquin  and  Bacarra                                                               =     WEST
Calanasan,  Apayao                                                                   =     EAST
*The town of Sigay was created last 2008, but was amended September 2009 because of poor economy.

  • Barangays

Vintar is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.
  • 18- Abkir (Amian)
  • 7- Alejo Malasig (Burdo)
  • 24- Alsem (Patpatani)
  • 28- Bago (Patpatani)
  • 11- Bulbulala (Pallas)
  • 32- Cabangaran (Surong)
  • 33- Cabayo (Surong)
  • 20- Cabisuculan (Amian)
  • 26- Canaam (Patpatani)
  • 19- Columbia (Amian)
  • 31- Dagupan (Surong)
  • 17- P.F. Alviar (Amian)
  • 23- Dipilat (Amian)
  • 27- Esperanza (Patpatani)
  • 14- Ester (Pallas)
  • 34- Isic Isic (Surong)
  • 9- Lubnac (Pallas)
  • 13- Mabanbanag (Pallas)
  • 21- Malampa (Amian)
  • 22- Manarang (Amian)
  • 8- Margaay (Pallas)
  • 12- Namoroc (Pallas)
  • 10- Parparoroc (Pallas)
  • 6- Parut (Poblacion)
  • 16- Salsalamagui (Salsalamagui)
  • 29- San Jose/ Lipay (Patpatani)
  • 2- San Nicolas (Poblacion)
  • 3- San Pedro (Poblacion)
  • 5- San Ramon (Poblacion)
  • 1- San Roque (Poblacion)
  • 4- Santa Maria (Poblacion)
  • 30- Santo Tomas/ Saricao (Surong)
  • 25- Tamdagan (Patpatani)
  • 15- Visaya (Salsalamagui)

  • Sub-Divisions
  • Poblacion
Poblacion is the center-most subdivision of Vintar. Poblacion is composed of 5 barangays namely:

1- San Roque
2- San Nicolas
3- San Pedro
4- Sta. Maria
5- San Ramon

  • Burdo
Burdo is a mountainous place south of Vintar. This sub-division of Vintar is only composed of 2 barangays namely:

6- Parut
7- Alejo Malasig

  • Pallas Valley
Pallas Valley is considered the longest valley in the Philippines. It is located at the northeast of Vintar. Pallas Valley is composed of 7 barangays namely:

8- Margaay
9- Lubnac
10- Parparoroc
11- Bulbulala
12- Namoroc
13- Mabanbanag
14- Ester

When you travel at the whole Pallas Valley, it will take you about 12– 15 minutes +.
+ Based on 40 kilometers per hour speed
  • Salsalamagui
Salsalamagui is at the north of Vintar. Salsalamagui is composed of 2 barangays namely:

15- Visaya
16- Salsalamagui

  • Amian Valley
Amian Valley is located north of Vintar. It is called so after the Ilocano word "Amian" which means north. Amian Valley is composed of 7 barangays namely:

17- P.F. Alviar
18- Abkir
19- Columbia
20- Cabisuculan
21- Malampa
22- Manarang
23- Dipilat

  • Patpatani
Patpatani is at the east of Vintar. It is composed of 6 barangays namely:

24- Alsem
25- Tamdagan
26- Canaam
27- Esperanza
28- Bago
29- San Jose/ Lipay

  • Surong Valley
Surong Valley is located at the northwest direction of Vintar. It is composed of the Upper Surong and Lower Surong valleys. Surong Valley is composed of 5 barangays namely:

30- Sto. Tomas/ Saricao
31- Dagupan
32- Cabangaran
33- Cabayo
34- Isic Isic


  • Festival
Siwawer  Festival  is the annual festival of  Vintar.
      This festival of the town is being celebrated in honor for the mighty siwawer and canaoay- kinds of 
birds- that only soar in the area of  Vintar.

      Siwawer Festival is celebrated for 12 days - December 19 to December 30.
December  19   -    San  Nicholas  de  Tolentino  Parish  Parade   Opening of the Annual Vintar Arcade
December  20   -    Rambak  ti  Laod  Parade
December  21   -    " Parada  ti  Bak - baket  ken Lak - Lakay" 
                             ( roughly translated as  " Parade of the  Old  Women  and  Men "  )
December  22    -    " Parada  ti  Ub - ubing "  " ( roughly translated as " Parade of the Children " )

December  23    -    Presentation of the Candidates for the  Ms. Teen  Vintar of the  34  Barangays
December  24   and     26    -     Christmas Parade
December  27   -      All - Schools  Dance  Parade  and  Dance  Showdown
                                 Balikbayans of Vintar Night
December  28   -      Gays  of  Vintar  Pageant
December  29   -      Search  for  the Ms.  Teen  Vintar  Night
December  30   -      Coronation and Awarding Ceremonies

  • Major  Families  in  Vintar
Ablan      -     Old Ilocano word for " plywood "         Acacio      -      Old Ilocano word for the Acacia tree
Aceret     -     Old Ilocano word for big tribe             Agbayani   -      Old Ilocano word for " maging bayani "
Agcaoili   -     Old Ilocano word for " yakapin "         Agpalza     -      Old Ilocano word for " mag - aral "
Agpaoa   -     Old Ilocano word for " magluto "         Albano       -      Old Ilocano word for " mabalahibo "
Alviar      -     Native Ilocano Hero                            Balintec      -      Old Ilocano word for " mahulog "
Barut       -     Ilocano word for " alambre "                Benigno      -      The first tribe to settle in Vintar
Bilango    -     Old Ilocano word for " nakakulong "    Cadang       -      Old Ilocano word for " comb " 
Cadavona -    Old Ilocano word for " soap "              Calzada      -       Ilocano word for " road "
Cumlat     -     Native Ilocano Hero                            Domingsil    -      Old Ilocano word for " sungkitin "
Edrozo     -     Old Ilocano word for " tagong lugar "   Felipe         -       From King Philip of Spain
Foronda   -     The first mayor of Vintar                      Gamiao       -      One of the first settlers in Vintar
Leaño       -    One of the first settlers in Vintar            Mabanag     -     Old Ilocano word for " kabahan "
Madamba  -   Old Ilocano word for " kampana "         Malasig       -     Native Ilocano Hero
Magana     -    Ilocano word for " healthy "                  Magayano   -     Old Ilocano word for " mangga "
Nagtalon    -   Old Ilocano word for " nagsaka "          Navarra       -     Ilocano word for " mainit "
Palafox      -    First foreign settler in Vintar                  Ramil           -     One of the first settlers in Vintar
Saguid       -    Ilocano word for " hawakan "               Segundo      -      Ilocano word for "seconds"
Tunac        -    Old Ilocano word for " balutin "            Valdez         -     One of the first settlers in Vintar
Viernes     -     Ilocano word for " Friday "                   Villanueva    -     First native town in Vintar

           If the municipality proudly exists today, it is because of the vigilance and

   forthrightness of our great grandfathers.

           In 1574, a Spanish ecomendero by the surname of Leaño reached the pueblo. 

It was in the course of his missionary works that the name of the town was coined. He

observed that when the village chieftain assembled his men with the command

INTAR! which means order in Iloco or local dialect, the tribesmen accordingly
congregated in V shaped formation with precise, clicking efficiency, symbolizing the
villagers warm welcome, sense of values, mores and traditions. These greatly impressed
the Spaniards Thereupon, wanting the occasion to be truly memorable; the missionary
affixed the V being also nearest to the shape of the heart to the word INTAR. Since
then, the people called the community VINTAR, more popularly taken to mean and
understood as a fitting tribute to the Vintarinians hospitability, kind heartedness and
unity of purpose.

           It was in 1800 that Vintar began to be administered by its first gobernadorcillo,
Agustin Vinoya. In order to effect more conversion to the Catholic faith, Agustin Leaño,

successor of Vinoya, encouraged the construction of the Roman Catholic Church (1801

presently the Saint Nicolas Roman Catholic Church.

          In 1901, Daniel Agcaoili began to govern the town as Municipal President. In

1903, due to its unstable financial status, the political and administrative machinery of
Vintar was merged with Bacarra, although it retained its identity as an independent
municipality. On December 4, 1908, with the zealous leadership of Don Florentino
Camaquin and Manuel Agcaoili, Vice President of Bacarra Vintar lawyers and 

Atty.Teotimo Duque, Dean of Vintar Lawyers, the ties between the towns were finally

severed. In the year 1938, Mr. Pedro Agbayani was elected the first Municipal Mayor.

During the bleak war days, Lt. Roque Nagtalon administered Vintar, followed by Atty.
Genaro Agbayani. After the country gained its political independence from the United
States of America, the late Messrs. Pedro F. Alviar and Elias C. Foronda, Sr. had
administered Vintar alternately. 

Then Rogelio T. Agbayani assumed office in 1972. Not long after, 
President  Ferdinand  Marcos proclaimed Martial Law on September 21, 1972.

          Under the Martial Law regime, terms of the incumbent local government elective

officials were extended up to 1980. The first local elections after Martial Law was lifted
were held in January 1980. Mayor Georgia B. Alviar became the first mayor to enjoy a
six-year term of office, when previously, the incumbency of local officials was only four
years per term. After the so called February Revolution on February 25, 1986, Atty.
Andres A. Tunac, Sr. took his oath of office as OIC Mayor of Vintar on June 12, 1986.
‘ During the transition period, a string of OICs were appointed after Atty. Andres
A. Tunac, Sr., each one having brief stints as caretakers of the municipality until the
first local elections in January, 1988.

          Hon. Antonio A. Foronda, Jr. became the first elected mayor during the Aquino

administration and the first successively elected for three (3) consecutive terms as Local
Chief Executive.
         On June 12, 1998, after his victory in the May 11, 1998 elections, Hon. Juanito
Albano, previously vice mayor for three consecutive terms during the incumbency of
Hon. Antonio A. Foronda, Jr. as municipal mayor, likewise took his oath of office as
Municipal Mayor. He was the first unopposed Local Chief Executive in the elections in
1998 and 2001.
         Hon. Juanito Albano won a second term as mayor in May 2001. However, due to
his untimely demise on Oct. 28, 2001, Hon. Eleuterio C. Mabanag, municipal vice mayor,
assumed office as Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Vintar.
         

  •  PHYSICAL PROFILE 

Location, Boundaries and Land Area


          Located seven ( 7 ) kilometers from Laoag City,  the Municipality of  Vintar

dominantly sprawls in the northern portion of the  Province of  Ilocos  Norte.
Geographically, it is strategically situated in relation to the neighboring adjacent
towns. It is bounded on the 
           North by the Municipalities of Burgos ( MBM Nos. 15
and 16 ), Bangui ( MBM Nos. 16, 17 And 18 ), and the  Municipality of Adams
( MBM Nos. 18 and 19 ); on the 
           South by Laoag City ( MBM Nos. 28 and 34 ); on the 
           East by the  Municipality of  Carasi ( MBM Nos. 22 and 20 ), and Adams ( MBM
Nos. 19 and 20 ); and on the 
           West by the  Municipalities of  Bacarra ( MBM Nos. 8
and 34 ) and Pasuquin ( MBM Nos. 8 and 15 ).
          Based on the Cadastral Survey of the  Municipality of  Vintar,  Ilocos  Norte
( CAD 577 - D ), undertaken and duly approved by the  Lands  Management  Bureau,
Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( LMB - DENR, formerly
Bureau of Lands ) executed from August, 1980  to January, 1983, the total land
area of the municipality covers 62,484.7603 hectares or 624.847603 square
kilometers, comprising of 40,053 lot parcels. Presently, Vintar has the largest
land area in the entire province of Ilocos Norte.



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       The following table shows the administrative officials of Vintar, Ilocos Norte
from 1800 to the present:
  • ROSTER OF APPOINTIVE/ELECTIVE MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVES

               1800   -   Present
Names                                  Title                       Date of Incumbency

Agustin Vinoya               Gobernadorcillo                         1800
Agustin Leaño                Gobernadorcillo                         1801
Manuel Asis Leaño          Gobernadorcillo                         1850
Mariano Foronda             Gobernadorcillo                         1851
Bartolome Pacis              Gobernadorcillo                         1852
Carlos Acacio                  Gobernadorcillo                         1853
Severino Flores               Gobernadorcillo                         1854
Ramon Albano                Gobernadorcillo                         1855
Marino Leaño                  Gobernadorcillo                         1856
Mateo Suguitan               Gobernadorcillo                         1857
Cenon Caluya                  Gobernadorcillo                         1858
Sabino Leaño                  Gobernadorcillo                         1860
Ambrocio Bitanga            Gobernadorcillo                         1861
Eustaquio Acacio             Gobernadorcillo                         1862
Agustin Leaño                 Gobernadorcillo                         1863  -  1866
Agustin Gapuzan             Gobernadorcillo                          1867 -  1868
Ramon Espiritu                Gobernadorcillo                         1869  -  1870
Narciso Leaño                  Gobernadorcillo                         1871  -  1872
Peu Agcaoili                    Gobernadorcillo                          1873  - 1874
Rafael Albano                  Gobernadorcillo                         1875   - 1876
Juan Foronda                   Gobernadorcillo                         1877  -  1878
Martin Bitanga                  Gobernadorcillo                         1879  -  1880
Simon Albano                  Gobernadorcillo                         1881 June  1883
Florentino Camaquin         Gobernadorcillo                        July   1882  1886
Justo Racimo                   Gobernadorcillo                         1887
Tomas Gapuzan               Gobernadorcillo                         1888
Cornelio Pacis                  Gobernadorcillo                         1889  -  1890
Guillermo Agbayani          Gobernadorcillo                         1891  -  1892
Calixto Agbayani              Gobernadorcillo                         1893
Florentino Camaquin        Gobernadorcillo                         1894   -  1898
Cornelio Pacis                  Gobernadorcillo                         1899   -  1900
Daniel Agbayani               Gobernadorcillo                         1901
Florentino Camaquin         Gobernadorcillo                         1902

MERGING  OF  VINTAR  TO  BACARRA  DUE  TO  LACK  OF  FUNDS   1903 -- 1908

Fernanado Camaquin          Municipal  President                  1909   -  1910
Federico Nagtalon               Municipal  President                  1911   -  1912
Andress Acacio                   Municipal  President                  1912   -  1915
Nicomedes Agra                 Municipal  President                  1916   -  1918
Manuel Agcaoili                  Municipal  President                  1919   -  1921
Eustaquio Racimo               Municipal  President                  1922   -  1924
Vicente Albano                   Municipal  President                  1925   -  1927
Pedro Camaquin                 Municipal  President                  1928   -  1930
Macario Leaño                    Municipal  President                  1931   -  1934
Patricio Foronda                 Municipal  President                  1935   -  1937
Pedro Agbayani                  Municipal  Mayor                      1938   -  1940
Juan Foronda                     Municipal  Mayor                      1941
Roque Nagtalon                  Municipal  Mayor                      1942
Genaro Agbayani                Municipal  Mayor                      1943
Elias Foronda, Sr.               Municipal  Mayor                      1944   -  1945
Pedro Alviar                       Municipal  Mayor                      1946   -  1947
Elias Foronda                     Municipal  Mayor                      1948   -  1955
Pedro Alviar                       Municipal  Mayor                      1956   -  1959
Elias Foronda                     Municipal  Mayor                      1960   -  1963
Pedro Alviar                       Municipal  Mayor                      1964   -  1971
Rogelio Agbayani                Municipal  Mayor                      1972  March  2,  1980
Georgia Alviar                    Municipal  Mayor                       March  3,  1980  -  1986
Andres Tunac, Sr.               OIC/Mayor                              June ,  1986
Melecio Borja                      OIC/Mayor                              1986
Romilias Pascual                 OIC/Mayor                               1986
Antonio Foronda, Jr.           Municipa l Mayor                      June  1988  -  March,  1998
Elias Foronda, Jr.                Acting   Mayor                          March 8, 1998 - June 30, 1998
Juanito Albano                   Municipal  Mayor                       July,  1998  -  Oct. 28, 2001
Eleuterio Mabanag              Municipal  Mayor                       Oct. 29, 2001 
Jose " Joe " Foronda           Municipality Mayor                     2004  -  Present







  • Patron Saint
Saint Nicholas de Tolentino
PRAYER TO SAINT NICHOLAS
O God, source of strength and courage,
You gave Your beloved preacher,
Saint Nicholas of Tolentine,
the conviction of faith to the very end.
Grace us with the ability
to translate Your teachings into action,
remain patient amid hardship
serve the poor and those who suffer,
and live as Your true and faithful servants.
Amen.
Saint Nicholas of Tolentine,
pray for us.

































































1 comment:

ARIELRYAN SIWAWER AGBAYANI RIMALOS said...

Vintar is surrounded and bordered by:
NORTH : Bangui, Adams, Sigay*, Dumalneg, Burgos and Pagudpud.
SOUTH : Laoag City, San Nicolas, Piddig, and Carasi.
WEST : Pasuquin and Bacarra.
EAST : Calanasan, Apayao

*The town of Sigay was created last 2008, but was amended September 2009 because of poor economy.