Summer Capital of Comval

Elected Officials

Provincial Governor
Hon. Jayvee Tyron L. Uy
Provincial Vice Governor
Hon. Manuel E. Zamora
 
House Representative, 1st District 
Hon. Maria Carmen S. Zamora
House Representative, 2nd District
Hon. Ruwel Peter S. Gonzaga
 
Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members

First District    
Hon. Joanna Aileen A. Gentugaya
Hon. Marie Jude F. Lopoz
Hon. Nena G. Atamosa
Hon. Joseph T. Jauod
Hon. Renato B. Basañes

Second District  
Hon. Arturo T. Uy
Hon. Kristine Mae T. Caballero - Rañon
Hon. Raul B. Caballero
Hon. Macario T. Humol
Hon. Vivencia L. Secuya
 

Ex-Officio Members

Indigenous People Representative
Hon. Felipe B. Masambo
Provincial Councilor's League
Hon. Christopher L. Jovita
Liga ng mga Barangay President
Hon. Randy R. Opisan

Vision

VISION
 “Compostela Valley is a dynamic, empowered and God-loving province where citizens enjoy a better quality of life, with security and equal access to economic, social opportunities, and infrastructure programs/services, within the context of responsive governance, participatory, democracy and sustainable development anchored on principled leadership”

Mission

MISSION

“Provide open, transparent, and accessible government and to deliver basic services so everyone can enjoy a better quality of life”

Service Pledge

Service Pledge

          We, the officials and employees of the Provincial Government of Compostela Valley hereby pledge to commit ourselves, our talents, time and abilities to render genuine public service.
          We will be prompt, polite, courteous, facilitative and coordinative in serving every constituent of the province thereby giving high regard to the honor, value, dignity and importance of our clients.
          We will deliver unconditional public service for the general welfare of everyone regardless of creed, race, gender, belief, political affiliation and social status.
          We will ensure that taxpayers’ money will be appropriately and justly invested in the delivery of public service for progress and development of the province.
About ComVal

COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE

CompostelaValley, the 78th province in the country, was carved out of Davao del Norte Province by virtue of Republic Act No. 8470, signed by President Fidel V. Ramos on January 30, 1998. On March 7 of the same year, the law was ratified through a plebiscite conducted in the twenty-two (22) municipalities of the mother province.

Initiatives to create a separate province from Davao del Norte started in the 80’s during the time of Congressman Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr., the author of the division of the original province of Davao into three (3) provinces of Davao Oriental, Davao Del Sur, and Davao Del Norte. Believing that the sheer size of Davao Del Norte, then the 8th largest province in the country, had greatly hindered the realization of the province’s full potentials, he filed a bill in Congress seeking to create a new province to be composed of Mawab, Maragusan, New Bataan, Nabunturan, Montevista, Monkayo, and Compostela, with the latter as the capital town. However, this was not realized until his death in the late 80’s. His son, Rogelio M. Sarmiento, who became his successor in Congress, made way for the passage of the bill creating the province.

Upon consultation with the then incumbent governor of Davao Del Norte, Prospero S. Amatong, the province’s other two legislators, namely: Congressman Rodolfo P. Del Rosario of the third district and Congressman Baltazar A. Sator of the 2nd district and the other provincial and municipal officials, it was decided that the addition of four municipalities, namely Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, and Laak to the proposed province would be ideal and equitable configuration as this would make both provinces on equal footing in terms of area, population, and development opportunities. It was also decided that Nabunturan would be the capital town because of its more central location.

           The name originally proposed for the province was Davao Del Norte, the former name or so it was thought, of the mother province. However, the House of Representatives’ Reference and Research Bureau which conducted the research and legal work on the creation of the province found out that the mother province continues to be officially referred to as Davao Del Norte in various official documents including the 1987 Philippine Constitution despite the passage of RA No. 6430 on June 17, 1972 renaming it as Davao Province. Tedious technical and legal issues need to be resolved before the name could be adopted, the proposal was thus, shelved and the name finally agreed upon was CompostelaValley, referring to the great fertile plain in the heartland of the province. 

          The origin of the province’s inhabitants came from the ethnic tribes of the Mansaka, Mandaya, Manobo, Mangguangan, Dibabawon, Aeta, Kamayo, Davaweño and Kalagan. Similar to the history of other Mindanao provinces, majority of the present inhabitants of the province are descendants of migrants from Luzon and Visayas islands during the pre-war and post war eras. The bigger wave of immigrants came during the time of President Ramon Magsaysay wherein the policy of attraction adopted by the national government was to offer parcels of land to tenant-farmers. Although a virtual melting pot, the Visayans (mostly Cebuano-speaking) are the dominant group in CompostelaValley. 

            New, as it is, CompostelaValley has achieved a distinction of sorts with the succession of three governors during the first four months of its existence. The first governor of the province was Prospero S. Amatong, the three-term governor (1986-1998) of the then undivided province of Davao Del Norte, who held the position only for a day. As provided for in the law creating the new province, “incumbent elected officials (of Davao Del Norte) are given option to serve the remainder of their term in Compostela Valley,” Amatong, as resident of Nabunturan, took this option and assumed the governorship of Compostela Valley on March 26, 1998. The following day, he resigned and filed his candidacy for the congressional seat of the 2nd district of the new province. The governorship was turned over to Luz M. Sarmiento, by virtue of a presidential appointment of the then president of the Philippines, His Execellency Fidel V. Ramos. 

          Luz M. Sarmiento, wife of the late congressman of the then whole province of Davao Del Norte, Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr. served the province from March 27, 1998 to June 30, 1998. She was succeeded by Jose R. Caballero.

         Jose R. Caballero, a practicing lawyer and former vice governor of the then undivided Davao Del Norte (1988-1992) was the first elected governor of Compostela Valley. After the three (3) terms of office as governor of the province (July 1, 1998 to June 30, 2007), he turned-over the responsibilities to the next elected governor, Arturo T. “Chiongkee” Uy. 

Arturo T. “Chiongkee” Uy is the fourth governor of CompostelaValley. He first served the province as member of the 3rdSangguniangPanlalawigan of CompostelaValley (2004-2007) before he was elected as governor in May 2007 local elections. Among his first acts as governor is the forging of genuine unity among political leaders and among all sectors in the province in order to have synergy in crafting the province’s development and the delivery of public services. Governor Chiongkee had completed his third term of office as governor until he was elected as senior board member of the second district of the province during the May 2016 national and local elections. 

The incumbent and fifth governor, Jayvee Tyron L. Uy has succeeded his father, former governor Chiongkee, when he won the position during the May 2016 election. Included in his agenda as governor is to sustain and finish the various development initiatives that have been started by the previous administration.

MAP ComVal

MUNICIPAL MAYORS 

Municipality

District I

 

Hon. Lema T. Bolo

Compostela

Hon. Geraldford N. Balbin

New Bataan

Hon. Ramil L. Gentugaya

Monkayo

Hon. Eutropio S. Jayectin

Montevista

Hon. Maricel C. Vendiola

Maragusan

District II

 

Hon. Chelita S. Amatong

Nabunturan

Hon. Ruperto S. Gonzaga

Mawab

Hon. Alviera Veronica R. Rimando

Maco

Hon. Reynaldo L. Dayanghirang

Mabini  

Hon. Antonio L. Libuangan

Laak

Hon. Roberto M. Yugo

Pantukan