The NAP presents the fourth document selected from the record series called Erecciones de los Pueblos.

The Erecciones de los Pueblos is one of the hundreds of topics in the collections of the Spanish Documents Section of the NAP.

The File is about the establishment of the visitas of Boalan, Lumbayao, Paco-Cañas, Manicaan and Bolong to a civil town independent from their matrices located in Zamboanga, the first district of Mindanao.  The new town was given the name of “Las Mercedes”.

The establishment of Las Mercedes was approved by the Royal Order of 2 April 1878.