Brief History of Barangay Bangar

BEFORE WORLD WAR II, there was no specific name of Bangar. It was just sitio of Barrio Bascaran with very few family settlers. Some of the early settlers were Baybayan, Taberna and Ulpindo Family and later people from the Ilocos region slowly came to settle in this place.

The place was really a forested area since very few families lived there. The place then had many kinds of trees, bamboos and cogon grass. The river was clear and abounds with many kinds of fish. Many of the pioneer families acquired lands through patient and hard labor. Not very long afterwards, people from neighboring barrios heard of the abundant fishes in the rivers of the place, many came in small groups to catch not too far from the river bank are tall trees called “bangar”. These trees bear fruits which when ripe smell awful and odorous; the fisherman did not mind the bad smell. The trees served as shady and cool resting place for them. They stayed under the trees every time they came fishing. When people saw then they would ask them “Where are you going? And jokingly they would answer “we are going to Bangar”. The word spread even among people living in the place. From that time on the place was permanently called BANGAR..

The people felt the need of having someone to be their leader; they selected Claro Quilban as their Tiniente del Barrio. He was succeeded by Marcelo Baybayan still called Tiniente del Barrio. The title was changed to Barangay Captain during the time of Marcos Monces.

 

List of Barangay Officials

 

Name and Designation Profile Picture Committee
HON. GILBERT M. CENA
Punong Barangay
HON. RONNIE O. ULPINDO
Barangay Kagawad
HON. LOLITA L. SERRANO
Barangay Kagawad
HON. RODEL B. POJAS
Barangay Kagawad
HON. JOSE T. TOMAS
Barangay Kagawad
HON. ALLAN C. PARAOAN
Barangay Kagawad
HON. DARLYNE D. GECOBE
Barangay Kagawad
HON. ALEXANDER P. POJAS
Barangay Kagawad
HON. CHRISTIAN L. EUGENIO
SK Chairman
VIRGINIA G. LEAL
Barangay Treasurer
MICHELLE ANN L. MANANGAN
Barangay Secretary