Atty. Liberato Llamas Reyna Sr.
Atty. LIBERATO LLAMAS REYNA, Sr.
Founding Chairman, University of Luzon
Former Director, The Manila Hotel
City Councilor: 1943-1951
2nd Term as Councilor: 1953-1955
3rd Term as Councilor: 1956-1959
City Mayor: 1960-1963
2nd Term as Mayor: 1964-1967
3rd Term as Mayor: 1986-1987
4th Term as Mayor: 1988-1992
He was the First Elected City Mayor of Dagupan City.
Atty. Liberato “Libring” Llamas Reyna Sr. was the sixth child of Lope Reyna and Rufina Llamas. He was a lawyer. He was born on December 20, 1916.
He was thrice elected as a city councilor before he became city mayor. He was the first elected city mayor of Dagupan. He served as the city’s mayor for four terms.
The Dagupan City Supermarket building is a monument to his administration. He constructed it on a self-liquidating basis, financed by a loan from the Development Bank of the Philippines.
The city public auditorium as it appears today and the KKK monument were built during his administration. Some portions of our major roads were concreted during his administration. He built the Tanap bridge, the water tank at the Perez market, and started the construction of the city hall in Tapuac.
President Diosdado Macapagal proclaimed some 72 hectares of public land in Bonuan as a City Park and playground during his administration.
He also built artesian wells in the barrios. He was married to the former Celestina Calimlim, a pharmacist. The couple have six children: Teresita (deceased), a physician; Angel Sr. (BSC), businessman; Jesus (deceased), a physician; Atty. Liberato, Jr., a lawyer; Ramon (BSC), businessman; and Cesar (deceased), (animal husbandry) manager of Reycal Livestock Farm.
He died on July 1, 2011, in the Philippines, at the age of 94. He is one of the founders of the Luzon Colleges (now University of Luzon).
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