TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 18 (PIA) – The province of Surigao del Sur recently joined the celebration of the 116th Founding Anniversary of the mother province, Surigao del Norte.
Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente T. Pimentel Jr. led the Surigao del Sur delegation together with the department heads and other local officials who participated during the fellowship dinner hosted by the province of Surigao del Norte headed by Governor Sol Matugas upon their arrival.
On Monday, the delegates joined the flag raising ceremony with the officials of the three provinces, the Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Province of Dinagat Islands as part of the culmination celebration activities.
Surigao del Sur was part of its mother province - Surigao del Norte before it was separated on September 18, 1960, through a Republic Act 2786 dated June 19, 1960.
Meanwhile, Vicente Luna Pimentel Sr., the father of Governor Vicente Pimentel Jr., has been described as the patriarch and pillar of Surigao del Sur politics, being the first governor of the once undivided Surigao province. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)