On June 12, 1957, Republic Act No. 1972 was passed into law creating the town of IBUNG.
Two years later, on June 21, 1959, Republic Act No. 2515 was enacted, changing the name of the town from IBUNG to VILLAVERDE in honor of Father JUAN VILLAVERDE who, in 1872, was instrumental in the creation of the town of Ibung.
Villaverde started transacting business as a town on September 1, 1957. Hence, the municipality celebrates its founding anniversary every first day of September.
INCUMBENT AND PAST MUNICIPAL MAYORS
|NAME OF MUNICIPAL MAYOR||TERM OF OFFICE||REMARKS|
|Atty. Ronelie DP. Ubando-Valtoribio||2010-Present||Elected|
|Engr. Esmenio S. Bajo||2007-2010||Re-elected|
|Rodrigo S. Tabita, Sr.||1998-2001||Elected|
|Jose A. Legaspi, Jr., CPA||1995-1998||Re-elected|
|Engr. Esmenio S. Bajo||1988-1992||Elected|
|Evangeline G. Tiongson||December 1987-February 1988||Appointed|
|Engr. Esmenio S. Bajo||April 1986-November 1987||Appointed|
|Tomas de Guzman||January 1986-April 1986||Succession|
|Romualdo A.Bediones, Sr.||1971-1986||Elected|
|Antonio B. Aquino||1967-1971||Re-elected|
|Romualdo D. Ubando||1959-1963||Elected|
|Antonio B. Aquino||1957-1959||Appointed|
Location About 280 kilometers from Manila and 14 kilometers from the capital town of Bayombong; lies on the northern district of the province and is bounded by Lamut, Ifugao on the North; Solano on the South; Bagabag on the East, and Ambaguio on the West