Troadio Dayagro Galicano


Troadio Dayagro Galicano.

Revolutionary General; Lawyer; Congressman, Senator of the Philippines. Troadio Galicano was born on December 28, 1870 in Carcar, Cebu. 

He was the son of spouses Guillermo Canondo Galicano and Luzanta Alcoseba Dayagro. He entered the Seminary College of San Carlos for the priesthood. When war erupted, first against the Spanish colonists in Cebu and then with the Americans, Troadio rose to the rank of general. He was one of the trusted officers of Gen. Arcadio Molero Maxilom. Gen. Galicano, when Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo surrendered to the Americans, also bowed down. The ceremony was held in Barili in 1901 surrendering to Capt. Frank McIntyre of the 19th U.S. Infantry. After fighting the Americans, Troadio went back to school and earned his Bachelor of Laws degree and admitted to the Philippine Bar on April 9, 1906. He entered politics, by running and winning as the first elected representative of the old 5th congressional district of Cebu. The 1st election of the Philippine Assembly was held on July 30, 1907. The 5th district was then composed of Alegria, Badian, Boljoon, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Moalboal, Oslob, Samboan, Alcantara, and Santander. Galicano was reelected in the 1909 and served until 1912 as representative of the district. Galicano was with the Partido Nacionalista. Gen. Galicano was the lawyer of Pedro A. Pacana, Secretary of the Provincial Board of Misamis and Board Members Isidro Adorable and Vicente P. Castro who were convicted by the lower court for estafa and falsification. Upon appeal the Supreme Court on December 19, 1924 reversed the conviction and acquitted the accused public officials. The fellow counsels of Galicano in the case were lawyers Teogenes Velez, Manuel Fernandez, Desiderio Rodriguez, and Vicente Sotto. In 1925, Galicano was elected as senator of the 11th senatorial district. The country was divided into 12 districts, Cebu being the 10th district, and the 11th district composed of Surigao, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, and Bohol. Galicano, aside from being a Carcaranon born, he was also a Bol-anon. He was senator until 1931. Under the 1935 Constitution, the Senate was abolished, few years later it was amended and the Senate was restored, however instead of electing senators by districts, they were and up to now elected at large, meaning all the Filipinos nationwide. Senator Troadio Galicano married Juana Machacon Velez of Carcar, Cebu. - simoun (image: google / article: www.philstar.com/freeman-opinion/2014/05/09/1321087/gen.-troadio-galicano-street-cebu-city+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ph)

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