The Local Government Unit of San Jose through the effort of Hon. Mayor Antonio B. Chavez, officially launched its very first History Book written by Dr. Danilo Madrid Gerona on December 15, 2017 at San Jose Sports Complex, San Jose, Camarines Sur.
The Mayor, as he delivered the Rationale of the Project, said that it is already the right time to give consciousness to this hometown and know its History because it is the tool that explains the present status of the community and the people. He considered the said History Book to have a great importance in education. He even described it like a ship which travels backward with no specific destination and gives inspiration to loving the motherland more deeply.
The Introduction of Salient Features of the Book was conveyed by its author, Dr. Gerona, a member of the Comite Internacional of Sevilla 2019-2022, a council based in the city of Seville coordinating the global celebration of the 5th centenary of Magellan’s circumnavigation of the world. His years of research in various archives in the Philippines and Europe on the history of Bicol and the Philippines made the said history book a more comprehensive historical account of San Jose.
Dr. Ma. Alice Fe V. Cilos,Public Schools District Supervisor said that the History Book would make every citizen proud of being patient and always looking forward for development. He defined the San Josenians as peace-loving and hard-working people and challenged them to join hands in reaching the development of the town.
The launching was made complete through Book Signing by the Mayor and the Author.
Mr. Diosdado Valencia, Cultural Coordinator and the program’s host, announced to the participants that the selling of the book will be available in the Office of the Municipal Treasurer upon notice to the public.
The program was participated by Elementary and Secondary Teachers, LGU and Barangay Officials and other Professionals from some Government Offices.