The town of
Tukuran before EDSA revolution has long historical background. During Spanish period an excerpt from the Treaty of Sultan Kudarat of Maguindanao and King Philip IV of
During American period, the Moro was forced to abandon the place by the appearance of American soldiers on
Before the coming of the Japanese troops in Tukuran, Moro from Kalibaw, Karumatan (
1970’s was characterized by military instability and natural calamities that affected the peoples socio-economic activities. The great fire in poblacion on January 21, 1971 caused two million pesos of the properties put to ashes including 140 houses and stores were burned. The Barracuda-Ilaga conflict was triggered when the vice-mayor of Karumatan was assassinated by an Ilaga known for its anti-muslim sentiments. The total Diaspora of the people had taken place after the
A series of related incidents on PA and CPP-NPA struggles in Tukuran during 1980’s. This was because of the Marcos dictatorship, communist movement spread in the whole archipelago in an aim to change to routine style of the government. In this decade most of the barangay people fled or were forced and obliged to seek refuge in concentration camps and schools to protect them from the cross fire of two raging forces.
After EDSA revolution, Isaias Barrido was appointed as municipal mayor as part of the reorganization program of Aquino’s government. He was a former forest ranger at a Baclay nursery, a reforestation project of the national government. The first challenge to his administration occurred on
In 1988, the new government of Corazon Aquino held in the entire
In 1992 election, Vega won for the second time. He knew that he will meet the same problem in the office. But dramatically the horror of CPP-NPA and PA struggle slowly faded and gone due to the implementation of various projects both socio-economic and socio-cultural made the thinking of the MASA that the present administration did not turn his back to the oppressed people. In the 1995 election was advancing, Vega planned to run but he had undergone operation. Instead he affixed his support to Isaias Barrido for he found him competent in running the municipality under the banner of Lakas-NUCD.
Isaias Barrido won the election he was an energetic and a dynamic leader. Municipal concreting was one of his main program. By the advent of IRA the barangays comprising the municipality were provided with increased shares of the financial resources of the government with the aim of enhancing the delivery of basic services to the people for the second time he was elected. Livelihood program was his main focus. Because of IRA many projects were commenced by his administration. He continued the construction of municipal streets, hanging bridge, solar drier, water reservoir, basketball courts, and farm to market roads to fasten the development of rural barangays. The municipal streets and other newly constructed infrastructures under the Barrido administration has changed greatly the profile of the municipality.