Brief History of Barangay San  Luis

RISE OF SAN LUIS INTO A BARANGAY
(PRESENTACION A. ADALEM)

San Luis, before the year 1960, was only made up of few clusters of houses in what is known as the heart of the barangay and a few more houses along in what was known as Bintawan Road, Now Barangay Lactawan. It was not even a sitio then. It was only a portion of District 2, now called Barangay Osmena. The few clusters of houses used to be called Kabaldesan (ka Valdez an). For most houses in the place were owned by the members of the Valdez clan. And other families who pioneered in the place where the following.

Acoba Andres Adalem Aquino Ramones
Baquiran Bello Bicad Corpuz Saguiuped
Cristobal Daguio Domingo Fernandez Somera
Galapon Gavino Hermoso Javier Guilao
Jordan Pascua Pascual Ramos

In 1960, the Barrion Antonomy Act became a law otherwise called the Republic Act No. 2370 it was authored by the Congressman Emmanuel Palaez (Who later became a senator and finally since President of the Philippines). This law amended Republic Act No. 1406 which up to this time, is used us the guideline on the government of barrios. Under R.A. No. 2370, each could avail the amount of five hundred ten thousand pesos (Php 510,000) from the National Government as aid for the development of the barrio. This was already during the term of the late Antonio L. Tottoc as the Mayor of Solano and Apolonio C. Laconza as his Vice Mayor from January 1960 – December 1963. Solano then was divided into districts represented by eight councilors namely:

Dominador A. Adalem 1960-1961 District 2 (now Osmena);
1962-1963 District 6 (Aggub)
Lope F. Padilla District 1 (Quezon)
Narciso M. Padilla District 5 (Bascaran)
Pedro M. Tiongson District 4 (Quirino)
Castule P.Villanueva District 6-District 2
Cecilio Gutierez District 3 (Roxas)
Potenciano Lannu District 7
Geronimo Tamani District 8

The head of the Barrio then was called Barrio Lieutenant. During the first two years (1960-1961), then Councilor Adalem represented District 2 which included Kavaldezan as a part of the newly created barrio) His extended up to the Domingo – Daguio lot in South. He did this to avail of the fore mentioned national aid of ten thousand pesos (Php 10,000.00) and Mr. Pedro Cruz became new barrio lieutenant. Then came the shuffling of councilors and each was assigned to a new district. By mutual agreement, councilors Villanueva and Adalem exchanged district assignments.

In his new district, Adalem convened the people of Kavaldezan to propose an election of a barrio councilman to represent them as new sitio to the Barrio Council of Lactawan as block 6 as provided for by R.A. 1408. This was disputed by the residents through the late Mr. Felipe Javier, arguing that they did not know where to belong; whether to Lactawan or District 2 as they were formerly part of the latter. Adalem explained that each barrio lieutenant must have six councilman called the vice barrio lieutenant representing six blocks, since each barrio was divided into six blocks. He further explained that a place must first be a sitio before it becomes a barrio then promised to make kavaldezan a barrio before his term ends in 1963,so the residents accede to his proposal.

To start with his proposal, Adalem planned his works to be able to fulfill his promise. In 1962, he first drafted a plan to segregate Tucal from Aggub as a new barrio as well. Then he met with the barrio lieutenant of Lactawan, The late Mr. Pedro Cruz, to propose the segregation of kavaldezan to which the latter disagreed on account of the boundaries proposed by Adalem. Cruz wanted to make Sta. Rosa Road as the boundary of Lactawan to the South but Adalem insisted on the old one which was the lot of the late Mr. Eugenio Daguio. Adalem was strongly opposed also by the late then barrio lieutenant Pablo Salun-at of Uddiawan, for his boundary was affected too. He even threatened bloodshed if his stand on the boundary was not granted.

The Municipal Council held its regular session in the residence of the late Mr. Felipe Dumale in sitio Mapaina with the two barrio lieutenant in attendance. They found out that they had no voice in the deliberation of the councilors in the Municipal Council where Adalem proposed the segregation of kabaldezan as a new barrio, taking part of Uddiawan, of District 2 and of Lactawan. The created barrio became Barrio San Luis on February 6, 1963/ Resolution No. 9 S-63 (Mun). The new barrio was named after the Old Spanish Bridge by the name Fuente de San Luis engraved on its western side which still remains today. Its new head then was Barrio lieutenant Felipe Javier. In an acting capacity. An election soon followed where Mr. Bonifacio Desamito was the first elected barrio lieutenant, later succeeded by the late Mr. Alejandro Constantino. Then came the election of the barrio captains wherein the late Felipe Javier was elected the first Barrio Captain of San Luis. He was succeeded Barrio Captain Uzzi Guilao in 1972 but served only for six months because his election into office was contested in a protest by his rival, Zosimo Fontanilla, who eventually won in the protest and became the next Barrio Captain.

During the presidency of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, R.A.1408 was amended by a Presidential Decree to call the barrios barangay officers were now called the Barangay Captain as the head of the Barangay and Barangay councilmen for the representative of the six blocks composing the Barangay.

The late Barrio Captain Zosimo Fontanilla was the first to be called Barangay Captain of San Luis. After serving for several terms he was succeeded by the Barangay Captain Francisco S. Bicad when he won the election. Bicad remained as Barangay Captain up to 1994 when he was succeeded by Barangay Captain Genaro M. De Vera won the election that year. De Vera remained as Barangay Captain up to 2007 when he was succeeded by Barangay Captain Johnny V. Mendiguarin. Mendiguarin remained as Barangay Captain up to June 2018 when he was succeeded by Barangay Captain Ernesto D. Ramones Jr. won the election of May 2018.

In passing mention should also be made of the people who were responsible for laying out the San Luis territorial map, which remained the same until Barangay Pilar D. Galima was segregated as a new barangay and as a new daughter of Barangay San Luis. The head of the drafting committee was Vicente V. Quezada, now abroad, with the assistance of the late Barrio Captain Felipe Javier and Mr. Inocencio Bello Sr. Its western boundary has been altered upon the segregation of the new barangay. Its other boundaries are still Villaverde St. to the South, the lot of the late Pedro Balangatan to the North, now owned by Mr. & Mrs. Crispin Manangan on the western side of Bintawan Road and the lot of the late Mr. Eusebio Valdez and the Late Cristina B. Valdez to the east.

San Luis marches ahead as its residents, old and new alike, with the help of its enlightened sons and daughters and adopted children by marriage, In keeping with the rapid changes taking place everywhere brought about by the new thrust with new national leadership and the great advancement in communication and transportation worldwide.

List of Barangay Officials

Name and Designation Profile Picture Address & Contact No. 
HON. ERNESTO D. RAMONES JR.
Punong Barangay
P1 San Luis
09363680681
HON. JERRY D. VALDEZ
Sangguniang Barangay Member
P2 San Luis
09175448778
HON. MARIETA C. MENDIGUARIN
Sangguniang Barangay Member

P2 San Luis

09554783849

HON. ARMANDO P. CALIXTRO
Sangguniang Barangay Member
P4 San Luis

09159565303

HON. DINA M. BALASSU
Sangguniang Barangay Member
P3 San Luis

09358556338

HON. JAY P. RAMOS
Sangguniang Barangay Member
P6 San Luis

09531457175

HON. GABRIEL G. RAMOS
Sangguniang Barangay Member
P5 San Luis

09678467152

HON. DOMINADOR V. BATOON
Sangguniang Barangay Member
P1 San Luis

09175914298

JOHN VIC S. JOSE
Barangay Secretary
MILAGROS R. AGASER
Barangay Treasurer

 

Sangguniang Kabataan of San Luis

Name and Designation Barangay_Profile Photo Address & Contact No.
HON. CHARLES HARRY F. GUILAO
SK Chairman
P2 San Luis

09558914790

HON. EDWARD R. SAGUIPED
SK Kagawad
P5 San Luis, Solano, NV.
HON. CZHERL F. BAER
SK Kagawad
P2 San Luis, Solano, NV.
HON. JANINE MAE R. BONITA
SK Kagawad
P1 San Luis, Solano, NV.
HON. DIOMAR S. GUMALOG
SK Kagawad
P6 San Luis, Solano, NV.
HON. MARY FAITH NOLITA D. SINENSI
SK Kagawad
P1 San Luis, Solano, NV.
HON. ANGELICA M. APARIS
SK Kagawad
P6 San Luis, Solano, NV.
HON. ROSE MAE M. FERNANDEZ
SK Kagawad
P2 San Luis, Solano, NV.
MR. MARK JUSTINE S. DOMINGO
SK Secretary
P2 San Luis, Solano, NV.
MR. WILLY JOHN J. RACAMADA
SK Treasurer
P2 San Luis, Solano, NV.