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Tanjay, the first human settlement of Negros Island was established in the year 1580 (421 years back by the Spanish Conquistadores). It was then ruled by the Roman Catholic Church supervising various parishes as far as Bayawan City and Sta. Catalina including Dumaguete City.

In the year 1901 the Civil Government was established with the late Jose Muñoz (ascendant of late Jose C. Muñoz, the Director of ENI) as the first mayor of the town. Barrio Jones was separated from Tanjay in 1950 paving the creation of the Town of Pamplona.

On December 2002, while the world was celebrating the Centennial Year, Mayor Baltazar Torres Salma became the 1st Centennial Mayor, the Millenium Mayor, the last Municipal Mayor, and the first City Mayor when Tanjay was converted into a Component City by virtue of Republic Act 9026. this was strongly supported by Senator Sergio Osmeña III, Congressman Emilio C. Macias II of the 2nd District known as the father of Tanjays Cityhood for sponsoring House Bill No.5842.

A Public Hearing was held on November 25,2000 at the town plaza. The plebiscite was held last March 31,2001 wherein the Tanjayanons ratified the conversion of Tanjay into a Component City. Finally, on the dawn of April 1.2001, with an overwhelming YES votes (92%), Tanjay was proclaimed as the Fifth Component City in the Province of Negros Oriental.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: http://elgu.ncc.gov.ph/ecommunity/tanjay-city/index.php?id1=3&id2=3&id3=0&show3rdlevel=1

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