Brief History of Barangay Communal

Barangay Communal is situated more or less twelve (12) kilometers away from the poblacion Proper of the Municipality of Solano. It was then a rich virgin forest full of natural resources and an undisturbed habitat of floras and faunas.

In early 1930’s, wanderers from Buyabuyan, Lagawe, Ifugao Province found their way to this place through walking and found out that this area is a place of survival, hence they built their huts for settlement.

The pioneers were the families of UGGA CAHLANG, TAYABAN HAGGOD, and a bachelor named GINUNGO PALE. Later, a few from the neighboring places came also to settle namely: GALLARDO, ALFONSO CAMPOS, DIEGO CAMPOS, GUNDO GANADO, MARIANO SAGAYDORO, DOMINGO DOMINCEL, PILIS PACLEB and MARIANO GAERLAN.

During the outbreak of World War II, Japanese tyrants established their route to this place prompting the settlers to leave the area for fear of their lives. However, when peace was restored, they returned back with others with them including PAH-GAD PALE from Cabuluan, Villaverde Nueva Vizcaya. This place became a communal source of wild animals for food, edible plants and fire woods by people from nearby places. As such it was later called “COMMUNAL”.

It was in the early 1950’s when settlers began increasing that in 1959, a Primary School was established at sitio Ablang. The Provincial Executive then was Governor Espino. In 1986, a plebiscite was conducted for the separation and creation of Communal as an independent barangay which was eventually gained in October 4, 1987. The mayor of the Municipality of Solano was ATTY. LAMBERT LD. GALIMA and MR. DANILO G. CAHLANG was appointed as Barangay Captain of Communal.

In the year 1887-1993 Mr. JOSE B. GUINAOB, SR. was elected as Barangay Captain for his First Term and he was Re-elected for his second Term in the year 1993-1997. Mr. GREGORIO TABAYAG, SR. was elected and serve in the Barangay for five years from 1997-2002. In the year 2002-2007MR. LEON G. DUMANI, SR. was elected and serve also in the Barangay for five years and in the year 2007-2010 MR. GREGORIO TABAYAG, SR was elected as Punong barangay. In the year 2010 HON. ROGELIO D. IGGUA, former Barangay Kagawad was elected as Punong Barangay and he serve in the barangay from 2010 up to present. And in the history of Barangay Communal, He was the first Punong Barangay who served in the Barangay for three terms.

List of Barangay Officials and Staff

 

                ROGELIO D. IGGUA PUNONG BARANGAY/PRESIDING OFFICER
                REYNALDO G. NABAD-AW SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY
                RICARDO B. BUMAD-ONG SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY
                PABLO M. PULISTA SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY
                MORENO N. KATADO SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY
                NESTOR H. PAHE SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY
                SAIAS D. NADIA SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY
                ROGELIO D. BATALI SANGGUNIANG BARANGAY
                LORIE JOY D. NADIA BARANGAY SK CHAIRMAN
                HAZEL P. HALIPAN BARANGAY SECRETARY
                MIGUEL D. DULNUAN BARANGAY TREASURER
                NOEL D. BALAHO BARANGAY RECORD KEEPER