SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY POLICE STATION

PSUPT FITZ ADOLFO MACARIOLA

Acting Chief of Police

Contact Numbers 044-691-2977 & 044-691-2974

Email Address:sjdmcps_opn@yahoo.com

 

HISTORY OF SAN JOSE DEL MONTE POLICE STATION

          Blame it on the burning of the Municipal Building by the Huks ( taong labas ) that reduce into rubbles and ashes everything-including filed records of the police department housed in the building, as a result, no amount of efforts and resourcefulness of  today’s historians and chroniclers can hardly, if at all, piece together with utmost accuracy its history from the time San Jose Del Monte was founded as a separate and distinct municipality in 1918 with Ciriaco Gallardo as its Mayor, then addressed as “ municipal president”- sharing the same title as Commonwealth Manuel L Quezon.

            The Gallardo administration has last until the outbreak of the Second World War the Police forced had been manned by no more than a dozen of rag-tag officers and men usually armed with Springfield rifles, the kind use by the USAFFE soldiers in Bataan and Corrigidor, because of their limited capacity to contend lawlessness and maintain peace and order, the police force but was merely a supplemental or support unit to the Philippine Constabulary ( PC ) with General Rafael Crame as the Original PC Chief.

            Subsequently Adriano Capa’s installation as the mayor of San Jose Del Monte and concurrent capacity as Chief of Police under the Japanese-Sponsored government. In the said commentary of the time, the war years brought out the best and worst of men in the police service. Which some patriotic policemen joined the underground movement led by Jose Avanceña, others collaborated with the Japanese as Police/Kimpetai responsible for the execution of suspected guerrillas and sympathizers. Some traitors in the police force were rounded by the irate guerrillas during the liberation to pay a blood debt they owned to their compatriots which would demand no less than death by musketry a much stiffer penalty of death by hanging imposed on Japanese war criminals.

            As Glanced from the San Jose Del Monte History the following officers who served as the Chief of Police were former members of the integrated NATIONAL Police ( INP ) pursuant to presidential decree No. 765, and from the defunct Philippine Constabulary Officers and enlisted Personnel. They were:

            P/LT ROMEO MAGANTO, P/LT RODRIGO GILLES, P/LT LEON B POLLANTE, P/LT DANILO D EVANGELISTA, P/COL BUENAVENTURA P VIRAY, P/CAPT PERFECTO BARIBAL, MAJ. VICTOR BATAC, PC; P/CAPT ELIEZER V JIMENEZ, INP; P/LT AGBAYANI C  CARATING, INP ; MAJ. HILARION V QUEBA, PC P/LT . AVELINO G CRUZ, INP; P/LT . COL JOSE C CASTRO JR., INP; P/LT. COL. EPIFANIO S PAYUMO, INP ; P.CAPT. VICENTE BAUTISTA , INP; P/LT. MANOLITO C LABADOR, PC; P/LT. OCTAVIANO JACINTO, INP; P/MAJ. IRENEO D DORDAS, PC; P/CINSP IRENEO DG SIWA, PNP ; SR./INSP EDGARDO G TINIO, PNP ; P/SUPT . EDUARDO B OCTAVIANO, P/SUPT. ROLANDO R MACUSI, PSUPT PABLO R OCHOCO; PSUPT WILHELM E BARLIS, P/SUPT ROMEO R PALISOC, P/SUPT MARCELO C MORALES, P/SUPT PEDRO G RAMOS, P/SUPT GREGORIO N LIM, PSSUPT ABSALON V SALBORO, PCINSP FITS A MACARIOLA, PSUPT REYNALDO RAMIREZ, JR, PSUPT EDWIN A QUILATES and at present PSUPT JESUS S REYES .

            The emergence of the Municipality of San Jose del Monte in 1750, is a result of decree promulgated by the Archbishop of Manila under a system known as REDUCCION. A system used in order to spread Catholicism especially in the remote and mountainous areas of Bulacan. This includes families from mostly populated areas of Meycauyan, Bulacan who volunteered to be evacuated to the mountains areas of San Jose.

            In 1901, it was under the American Regime and during the dispensation in 1918 gained its independence and was managed by Jon Ciriaco Gallardo as the first municipal president. But was taken over by the Japanese Imperial Army in 1942.

            The years 1961 marked the opening of the Sapang Palay Resettlement Project under the People’s Homesite and Housing Corporation ( PHHC ), now the National Housing Authority ( NHA ), covering 752 hectares.

            The passage of the Local Governent Code in 1991, led to the creation of additional barangays now totalling 59.

            In October 1996, the idea of Cityhood was first conceived by former Cong. Angelito M Sarmiento under the tutelage of the late Cong. Teodulo Natividad.

            December 10, 1998, House Bill 5988 was filed by Cong. Sarmiento “ An act converting the municipality of San Jose Del Monte into a Component City to be known as the City of San Jose del Monte. It was co-authored by Senator Sergio R Osmeña in the senate.

            In July 2000, Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada signed Republic Act 8797 or the Cityhood of San Jose del Monte and the plebescite was set.

            September 10, 2000, San Jose Del Monte became the First City of Bulacan under Republic Act 879 Authored by then Congressman Angelito M Sarmiento ( 4th District, Bulacan ) and record as the 86th City.

            Year 2004 , the City of San Jose Del Monte became the lone Congressional District in the Province of Bulacan with Hon. Eduardo V Roquero, MD was the First representative.