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History of Barangay Ambatali, Ramon, Isabela


From the Files of:

Avelina F. Bartolome

Proj. Dev't Officer, LGU Ramon, Isabela


            Changes are an essence of progress. It is desire not or its own sake but for worthwhile ends. The effects of change are felt closely in human lifestyles, aspirations and activities.

             It is at this premise that this piece of work is conceived serving to be a living witness and legacy while it bespeaks of its beginning, metamorphosis, missions, actions and visions.

             The mother barangay of this place was Barangay Oscariz, which at the time of its weaning, was considered the biggest barangay of the municipality of Ramon. It was during the incumbency of Barangay Captain Jerry Jacinto of Oscariz, when the elders took the enthusiasm, initiatives and courage to convene together to have the Barangay Oscariz be divided into two for the end-intention of improving its socio-economic, cultural and physical status. These good folks judiciously and decisively arrived at a consensus and quickly prepared a petition/proposal to the Provincial Board of Isabela for its approval through the intercession of Barangay Captain Jerry Jacinto and the Honorable Mayor of Ramon, Honorable Mayor Angelino F. Vizcarra. On the first week of October 1970, was born a new barangay in honor of the late Simon Ambatali, a pioneer of the place, a man of generous heart and a hard-working individual. Then the Governor of Isabela, Honorable Samuel Reyes appointed the late Severino Pagaduan as the first Barangay Captain until he was officially elected as the first Barangay Captain.

             Barangay Ambatali’s corporate existence officially commenced on October 10, 1970 by virtue of Republic Act No. 3570, which was enacted on September 9, 1970.

             At its birth, the Barangay had only 203 households with 609 registered voters. The primordial source of livelihood is farming. Others enjoy the blessing of the Magat River, where the bountiful harvest anytime of the year could serve the basic human needs of existence.

             On the maiden stand, there was no permanent community/cultural center Barangay hall or health center. Transportation facilities such as calesa, pedicabs, tricycles and jeeps were already available but traversing on a rough and rugged feeder roads.

             Residents or populace are God-fearing ones. Other were devout Catholics, Methodists, Jehova’s Witnesses, Iglesia ni Cristo and other religious denominations.

             From the year 1970 to 1993 when the first Barangay Captain and its council members are assumed office and followed by different sets of elected officials, metamorphic events were tangibly seen.

             In 1970, the officials through self-reliance and resourcefulness pulled resources to put up additional classrooms and  a community center by means of carabao logging at Taliktik, a Barangay of Cordon.

            The Barangay in 1972 had a new set of officials with Mr. Flores Vicente taking hold of the Administration. With their term of office they were able to finish a span for the community center with its stage, constructed multi-purpose pavement, initially started concrete fence of the school and a three-room building was constructed.

             It could be acted that in the 1982, a lady administrator took the rem of the Barangay in the person of Mrs. Rosita Legaspi. Among her achievements were the provisions of a small ditch where agricultural water could pass through the Barangay farm, hence a productive income-generating project. An additional span/wing of the unfinished community center was constructed and an annex room was made to serve as Barangay Hall. A barangay road from Purok 5 to NIA head gate was opened.

             In March 1988, Mrs. Legaspi filled up her resignation because of her intention for town’s vice-mayorship but unluckily lost. Mr. Aniceto Santiago acted as OIC until the local election was over. In May 1988, Mayor Angelino F. Vizcarra appointed Mr. Euvigildo Marquez as the OIC until May 1, 1989. With this  short term in office, he spearheaded the construction of additional pavement, concrete boulevard of the school, additional school fence, construction of basketball court and improvement and widening of the Calabicab Road.

             In the year 1989, R.A. No. 6670, House Bill No. 176, provided that an election is made and whosoever got the highest vote, becomes the Barangay Captain. With this in view, Mr. Virgilio Ancheta got the leadership. Together with his council members they were able to make additional Multi-purpose Drying Pavement; install two (2) artesian wells, two (2) waiting sheds; constructed one (1) classroom building now used by the Day Care class, maintained the Barangay Roads and installed reinforced concrete pipe at the Macaño creek at Purok 2.

             The fifth administrator, young and talented one assumed the delicate task of leading the Barangay in 1994. This able, debonair and dynamic statesman is Barangay Captain Arsenio Esteban, Sr. Because of his exemplary and outstanding performance in the discharge of his duties and responsibilities, he was unopposed for the position in the year 1997, a sign that he is really a good leader.

             Among the concrete and notable achievements are hereunder itemized:

          Construction of Judge Nazario T. Abaya Amphitheater, which is worth P1.45 million pesos;

          Installed secondary lines (Electricity) at Purok 2, 3, 4 and 6

          Sets of officials were elected with their gigantic obsession to make the place progressive and be a model and pride of the municipality.

          The barangay have high performing public officials on its helm who left behind inedible imprints of their zeal, commitment, dedication to duty and excellent linkages with LGU’s and NGO’s to establish a healthy community where all citizens become versatile, nationalist, productive and value-leader ones.

         In 1970, Ambatali Elementary School came into existence with a two-room makeship building. Combination classes were handled by two teachers. The late Miss Siceridad Mejia taught Grades I and II and Mrs. Estella Vendiola for Grades III and IV. After a year of accommodate four (4) more teachers. Top ensure economic excellence, facilities of Oscariz Elementary School under the late Hipolito Bartolome, Head Teacher were shared to Ambatali Elementary School including the realignment of the teaching staff. The first head of school was late Mrs. Florenda A. Jacinto.

        In the year 1978-1979, Mrs. Corazon Castueras stook the rein of the school until 1988, followed by Mr. Gabriel Galinato and Mr. Carlito Garcia who filed his retirement last January 1998. Mrs. Ignacia Gabriel succeeded the school leadership up to 2000. At present, the school is headed by Mr. Camilio Castañeda.

        Ambatali, although considered yet to be neophyte in its status is undergoing series of changes, be it in infrastructures and toads and other allied aspects for Barangay welfare.

         After a long journey of thousand of miles which began with just a step, it has leaped from multiple arrays of struggles and changes and dreams to ascend to heights by the year 2005 and beyond. Ambatali keeps on toiling for God and Glory a pedestal which everybody could be proud of.




       During the early times Barangay Bantug is just only a sitio of Nagbacalan known Nagbacalan East. Before the creation of this Barangay, Eulogio Gabriel was elected as one of the Barangay Council of Nagbacalan who is residing in the said sitio of Nagbacalan. During his incumbency, he tried or he convince the original resident of this place to separate to its Mother Barangay. Before the election of 1968 this Barangay Bantug, was segregated to its Mother Barangay Nagbacalan, through the help and sacrifices of the Barangay resident and officials at that time under the able leadership of the late Municipal Mayor Hon. Angelino F. Vizcarra. The elected Barangay council Eulogio Gabriel was then appointed as the Barangay Captain until the election of 1968 came.

             Election came and Barangay Eulogio Gabriel was elected, considering as the first elected Barangay Captain of Barangay Bantug. He perform his duties and responsibilities, also he serve for 14 years successively and he constructed one pavement and multi-purpose Barangay Hall.       

          On the year 1984 election, Alfredo V. Bombarda was also elected as Barangay Captain. During their incumbency together with the elected Barangay Councilman, they also perform their duties and responsibilities and happened to purchase a lot for the Barangay containing an area of 100,000 square meter or 1 hectare. At that area they constructed also al one unit of school building wherein a multi-grade school children studied.

             The period of OIC came, wherein the Municipal Officials are very much powerful to appoint there on choice. So it was Aurelio Orpilla was appointed and that was the beginning of the installation of electric power line.

             Election of Barangay Kagawad came and it was Virgilio Lebii garnered the highest number of votes, so he became the Barangay Captain. He serves honestly and began to implement project like the road gravelling, construction of Barangay Community center, Barangay Hall, waiting shed, school building, Day Care school and other project activities that will benefits the Barangay resident.

             Barangay Bantug is containing an area of 400 hectares more or less and the major crops are palay that is the main source of income of the inhabitant. The irrigated area is approximately 385 hectares with a total population of 1015, family head is 215 and 198 households as of this year.

             The Barangay Officials of Bantug are also performing their duties and responsibilities for the benefit of the people of the Barangay who needs services.



            At its birth, the Barangay had only 450 households with 400 registered voters and 57 grade pupils under classroom teacher Clarita Alvarez Viernes supervised by Mrs. Florencia F. Padua and Mrs. Cecilia Montoya, the principal of Bugallon Elementary School (Now Ramon Central School).

             The primordial source of livelihood is farming. Others enjoy the blessing of the Magat River, where the bountiful harvest anytime of the year could serves the basic human needs of existence.

             Through the joint efforts of Barangay Captain Severo Allegado, Barangay Captain of Bugallon Proper (formerly Bugallon), Mayor Angelino F. Vizcarra of Ramon, Isabela, barangay leaders of Barangay Bugallon Norte and Governor Samuel Reyes of the Province of Isabela, BUGALLON NORTE was hatched, organized and became one of the barangay of the Municipality of Ramon under the Republic Act No. 3590, sometimes in August 1966.

             Then, in the same year, a Special Election was conducted wherein Mr. Francisco Castañeda under the Political Party Nationalista, won the seat of Barangay Captain with seven other leaders, namely, Tiburcio A. Cabuyadao, Pelagio Manuel, Roberto Clemente, Pedro Baltazar, Dionicio Macadamia, and Eusebio Magtanong. Mr. Fortunato Toledo was appointed the 1st Barangay Secretary and Mr. Cirilo Medrano the Barangay Treasurer.

             Months later, Mr. Castañeda resigned as Barangay Captain to run for Vice-Mayorship of Ramonm, Isabela but he lost in the local election conducted in November 1996. He later seeks re-election for Barangay Captain in June 1967 but lost to Tiburcio A. Cabuyadao who became the 2nd Barangay Captain up to 1971. His Barangay Councils are Dioncio Macadamia, Eusebio Magtanong, Severio Ruiz Jr., Roberto Clemente, Pedro Baltazar, Eustaquio Cacayan, Pelagio Manuel, Teofilo Cabote and Alejandro Acosta became the second Barangay Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.

             In 1971, Eugenio Tablada Sr., became the 3rd elected Barangay Captain together with Eustaquio Cacayan, Pelagio Manuel, Francisco Sadural, Ruben Garcia, Antonio Lopez, Severo Ruiz Jr., and Remedios Tolentino as the Barangay Councils. Barangay Secretary was Teofilo Cabote and Barangay Treasurer was Alejandro Acosta. Marshal Law broke up on September 21, 1972 under Proclamation No. 1081.

             On March 29, 1979, Mr, Tablada died form heart failure making Francisco E. Sadural the 4th but appointed Barangay Captain. His appointment as Barangay Captain was acknowledged and accepted by Mr. Sadural upon the confirmation of the Barangay Council of Bugallon Norte, Sangguniang Bayan of Ramon, Isabela headed by SB Member Leonardo Sagun when he seeks re-election, he was unopposed as Barangay Captain of Bugallon Norte. Barangay Captains in the political history of Bugallon Norte in the midst of his term of office, a period of Officer in Charge has transpired in the municipality wherein Mr. Dominciano D. Gandia were designated as an Officer in Charge for Barangay Bugallon Norte. In June 1989 barangay election was conducted powered by RA 6690, House Bill 176. Mr. Francisco E. Sadural earned the highest votes among all candidates therof, thus he assumed the seat of the Barangay Captain of the locality.

             During Barangay Captain Francisco Sadural’s incumbency, the Internal Revenue Allotment was implemented in the barangay with an initial IRA allotment of P80,000.00 in the year 1992. With P10,000.00 to P15,000.00 local fund received per annum by the Barangay and the Internal Revenue Allotment, Barangay Bugallon Norte rises socially and economically.

             Some other significance projects undertaken during his administration was the establishment Ramon Bagong Lipunan Community Association (RBLCA) at Bliss Bugallon Norte, Ramon, Isabela followed by NASA            in the year 1993. The western concrete fence of the Bugallon Norte Elementary School and one classroom day care center were constructed during his administration. Then in the last quarter of 1993, the construction of the Bugallon Norte Barangay Hall was started. Before his term of office expires in 1994, the structure of the barangay hall is 60% completed.

             In June 1994, Enrique G. Manzano became the 5th elected Barangay Captain of Bugallon Norte. Some of tangible projects undertaken during his term are the completion of the barangay hall, construction of school concrete fence at the southern and eastern portion of the Bugallon Norte Elementary School and the construction of Solar Dryer Pavement at Bliss, Bugallon Norte, Ramon, Isabela. In 2002, Francisco M, Cabbat unseated him, the 6th elected Barangay Captain. When he was murdered in February 2, 2003. First Barangay Councilor Jesus N. Soriano was appointed the 6th Barangay Captain of Bugallon Norte.

             Today, the dynamic leader, though had only few months being an administrator of the barangay, have accomplished several projects, bringing back the trust and confidence of the people to the barangay administration, reformed the barangay and school administrators linkage, bringing it closer and very productive relationship thereof.





             Under the provisions of Barrio Charter and enacted by the Congress that a Barangay shall have a total of at least 100 inhabitants, this Barangay was created. This Barangay was formerly a sitio of Barangay Carig, now Santiago City. Land jurisdiction was then proclaimed for this Barangay (barrio).

             Several years later, Barangay leaders filed a petition addressed to the Hon. Mayor Felipe Padua of Santiago (now Santiago City) for the segregation of this sitio from barrio Carig, Santiago, Isabela. Then petition was approved and declared this sitio a barrio. By virtue of Congress Act, this barrio was declared and was proclaimed in the year 1934.

             Named after the good leader Torres Bugallon, thus giving birth to this barrio (Barangay) and christened as BUGALLON , from then on, the residents adopted the name BUGALLON.

             Upon declaration of this barrio Bugallon, people from different places like Central Plains of Luzon, Ilocos Region, Tarlac and Pampanga likewise people from Pangasinan came to settle. They first landed at their own land jurisdiction for there were public lands not yet distributed by the Bureau of Lands.

             The leaders themselves were responsible for the land distribution and temporary ownership were given until such time declared as their own. Finally declared and approved, with Tax Declaration documents released their ownership by the municipality of Santiago, Isabela.

             Through the leadership of Pedro Cristobal Jr. and Catalino Domingo Sr., submitted a resolution addressed to the Bureau of Land of Capitol at Ilagan, Isabela requesting for a spot survey of the barrio site, for since 1934 there was no fixed statements of assets of the newly created barrio. The Provincial surveyor upon request granted the needed materials for the survey such as: drawings pencils, manila papers, meter tapes, triangular and roof with a length of 100 meters. These were used in surveying residential lots, Camino Real (now Ramon Central School), Public Square (the Plaza) and the barrio market side.

             After several days, streets were planned. But this mapping was temporarily stopped in view of the protest of the residents for the conversion of Camino Real. Concluding a Barangay Assembly in 1934, survey mapping was continued. In the Assembly, Tenyente Primero (First Lt.) and Tenyente Segundo (Second Lt.) were elected to impose, to detail, and to authorized the continuance of the survey.

             The first elected Tenyente Primero was MR. NARCISO CASUGA, and the first Tenyente Segundo MR. TEODORO GALICIA

            In 1937, with the leadership of the second Tenyente Primero CIRIACO CRISTBAL, a primary and elementary school building was installed and constructed through self-helped projects.

             During the Japanese Imperial Army on World War II, the word Tenyente Primero was changed to District President. The first elected leader was MR. JOSE QUIJANO until the end of war.

             In 1946, the word district president was changed to tenyente del Barrio and the first person elected was PEDRO CRISTOBAL, leading the Barangay for four (4) years.

             In 1950, the second elected was Tenyente del Barrio was RAYMUNDO LAZO and led the Barangay for the next four (4) years. Following the years, he was replaced by way of election by MR. MARCOS APICO reigning for another four (4) years.

             In 1960, the word Tenyente del Barrio was changed to Kapitan del Barrio. The first elected Kapitan del Barrio was a School Teacher in the person of MR. FELICISIMO CABUCANA and led the barangay for six (6) long years firecting his initiatives in view of his desires to improve the quality of socio-economic life until he was elected Municipal Councilor. After him, second elect-Kapitan del Barrio was ANGELINO F. VIZCARRA who greatly improved the quality of life of it constituents by continuing what was started by his predecessor and even surpassing the achievements of other leaders.

             It was during his reign, that leaders have planned to convert Bugallon into Municipality. Congressman Delfin Albano greatly helped in the conversion of Bugallon into a Municipality through the help of Mr. Marcos Apigo who is close to the Congressman for they were “ABALAYAN”. The municipality was proposed as San Ramon because during the time the current president was then the late Ramon Magsaysay.

             After the petition was passed in the Congress, Ramon was declared as a municipality separated from the municipality of Santiago, Isabela. After the declaration of RAMON as a municipality, local election was conducted to elect a Mayor, Vice Mayor and six (6) councillors.

             The first elected Mayor was MAYOR ANGELINO F. VIZCARRA beating his rival SIXTO TOLENTINO and first Vice Mayor was the late SEGUNDO RUIZ. In their first two (2) years of term, the Council proposed to divide Bugallon into two, thus named Bugallon Norte and Bugallon Proper (Centro). Bugallon Proper has the greatest number of population in the entire municipality, now, at present it has a population of more or less eight thousand (8,000) with more or less three thousand (3,000) households and a voting populace of three thousand six hundred twenty three (3,623) registered voters. Bugallon Proper has plenty of improvements, great and memorable events and considered a fruitful site for business and peaceful place to swell in.

             With great enthusiasm, the first Barrio Captain was MR. ELPIDIO CRISTOBAL, who reign for fifteen (15) long years; from 1969 to 1972 not until Marital Law was declared by then President Marcos. In 1978 to 1998 MR. RENATO VIZCARRA was elected and led the barangay to more widely and abundant business opportunities. FERNANDO SORIANO (now SB member) replaced him in mid 1998 and by law of succession MR. VIRGILIO MANGINO took his oath of office when Barangay Captain Soriano, run as Municipal Councilor whose dreams is to continue his programs to be realized. At present the newly elected PUNONG BARANGAY is Mr. ANTONIO G. TOLENTINO who humbly sacrificed his teaching profession at the University of La Salette to continue serving his constituents at Barangay BUGALLON PROPER.




 A wholesome barangay full of freedom, understanding and peaceful environment.




            In achieving our vision, we aim for service with a:


            H                      - honest

            E                      - efficient

            A                      - accuracy

            R                      - responsive

            T                      - timely decision



            P                      - progress

            E                      - effectiveness

            A                      - accountability

            C                      - credible

            E                      - endurance


Burgos, Ramon, Isabela

             In the year 1928, three (3) families from Ilocos Sur who belong to the family of Tolentino’s, Cayaban’s, and Santos come to this place. At that time the place was a sitio of Oscariz, Santiago, Isabela (formerly Carig) known as sitio Calabicab or Nagsanga a Purok. In no longer time, said pioneer change the name. The Barangay named Burgos as in memory of Padre Burgos (a patriot) for it was told in a story that during the Spanish time, Padre Burgos used to or it happened to hid in this place.


            In the year 1935, families from Central Plain of Luzon (particularly Nueva Ecija) came. They were the families Lising, Iglesia, Sison and Marcelo.


            During the Japanese occupation in 1942 (World War II) the Japanese Government created a town named Yoshisawa now San Mateo and Burgos became the new part of the town but, Burgos remain still the sitio of Oscariz composing of thirty (30) head families.


            In the year of 1960, the population of Burgos was raised up to more than sixty (60) head of families and, in 1964 by virtue of Republic Act No. 3320, creating the Municipality of Ramon, barangay Burgos automatically declared under said act becayse Burgos was cited under the jurisdiction of the newly created municipality.


            At present, Barangay Burgos belong as one of the developed barangay in the community wherein several commercial business establishment has been put-up even the former primary school has now changed into Elementary School. Likewise the barangay is now divided or appointed into seven (7) puroks, is also has a Barangay Site where numerous barangay members reside and the main public buildings were erected such as the Barangay Hall, Day Care Center and the Community Center.


            Nowadays, the barangay has a five hundred (500) family head with a rapid increasing family population of more than two thousand (2,000) inhabitants.




            To serve our constituents with dedication for better community




A peaceful politically mature and morally reformed society dedicated to socio-economic and spiritual development, a society committed to the projection and conservation of the improvement and pursuit of justice and equality.



1.      Farming is the main source of livelihood

2.      Palay is the main product

3.      Fishing and cattle rasing is the other source of income/livelihood

4.      7 people holding hands together represent the 7 purok of the Barangay

5.      Green Color of back ground represents clean and green program

6.      Flag of the Philippines

7.      Founded in 1928

8.      The house symbolizes the eateries along the highway of Burgos which makes this Barangay famous.





          Barangay GENERAL AGUINALDO, Ramon, Isabela is well known as the sitting place of the so-called biggest Dam in the entire Asia. It is located by adjoining barangay, Dallao-Cordon and the Magat River part of the Province of Ifugao.


            With the construction of the prestigious gigantic DAM RESERVOIR, that generates great income to the Province of Isabela, Quirino and Cagayan within the reach of the flow of the National Irrigation System, there and then our province was noted one of the top producers of palay in the Country.


            The MAGAT HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT (MRHEP-NPC) is generating billions of money everyday, that promotes a big income to our government, whereby barangay General Aguinaldo derives an income of 25% of 1 centavo of the generating peso every minutes of the Power Generation. This CY-2005, we have budgetted the amount of P991,681.57 income from the National Wealth, that the barangay council appropriate to Street Lights installations infrastructure projects, and a small percent for the maintenance of our General Emilio Aguinaldo National High School Annex of the Ramon National High School of Oscariz.


            With the blessing of our GOD ALMIGHTY General Aguinaldo has its present status as follows:


        Area     -           279,503 has.                

        Population        -           4,503 CY-2005

        Income   CY-2005-P1,262,221.20             

        Poblacion to Brgy. Proper  Is 7 kilometers

        Brgy. Proper to Dam   Resevoir is 2 km


            The main sources of livelihood and income of our people are, farming, fishcharge operation, fishpond operation, business and employment from the different government agencies.


            Other features of Brgy. General Aguinaldo:


1.     CAMP VIZCARRA – the scenic beautiful ecological areas where National, Provincial and Municipal Camping/Jamborrette are being held throughout the year round.

2.     GRANDSTAND TOURISM PARK – site for beautiful tourist building planned and projected by our government.

3.     MAGAT HIGH DAM RESERVOIR - the huge water reservoir that supply the SOUTH HIGH CANALS and tributories irrigates the province of Isabela, Quirino & parts of Cagayan Valley which improved very much the standard of living of our people in the crop production.

4.     The MAGAT RIVER HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT (MRHEP-NPC) is situated at Purok 6 is also noted as the biggest power plant in the country with 360 Mega Watt power.

5.     The ATIO-AN PRAYER TOWER & GETHSEMANE GARDEN RESORT is a private sectorial aspects at Purok 1 is a place of worship for religious groups. Everybody are welcome and also the Resort and Garden where you are religiously entertain.

6.     SMART CELLSITE COMMUNICATION – was installed beside our barangay hallj to give fast & clear Hi-Tech communication.


The VISION of our Brgy. Government is that this barangay will be improve, well developed through the blessings of our God Almighty.






Before General Aguinaldo became a barangay, this place was once a pasture ranch of Mr. Esteban Cabacungan. Since time in memorial it was a breeding ground of different animals. Like cows, carabaos, buffalos, wild deers, wild pigs and other wildlife as our creator made it a conducive habitation and vegetation where there will be abundant milk and honey. The place was formerly called NAGTURUSAN, PUERTA, BALIGATAN AND DALEMDEM for they are all sitios of barangay Ambatali under Barangay Captain FLORES.


On June 17, 1972 a certain brilliant-gifted barangay councilman in the name of councilman EMILIANO A. CORTEZ SR. dreamed of initiating a PETITION to the Bureau of Forestry for the released of 100 hectares more or less from the ranch of Mr. Cabacungan to be alienable and disposable land because the entire ranch is profitable for rice and corn and also good for residential to accommodate the expanding populations of barangay Ambatali. There and then a PETITION was spearheaded by councilman Emiliano A. Cortez Sr. with other 17 petitioners duly approved and submitted on June 24, 1973, for purposes of records, in memory, hereunder are the name of the petitioners including new entries as follows.


1.     Emiliano A. Cortez Sr.                           Councilman – Head Petitioner

2.     Gabriel Manuel                                      Member

3.     Jeremias Guzman                                  Member

4.     Paulino Guzman                                    Member

5.     Felipe Bacarra                                       Member

6.     Pascual Marticio                                    Member

7.     Bernabe Awili                                        Member

8.     Luis Awili                                              Member

9.     Rizal Manuel                                          Member

10.  Flaviano Domingo                                 Member

11.  Dionisio Clemente                                 Member

12.  Teodoro Lacaden                                  Member

13.  Reynaldo Peralta                                   Member

14.  Tomas Domingo                                   Member

15.  Francisco Cudiamat                               Member

16.  Agustin Pablo                                       Member

17.  Santiago Salvador                                 Member



New Entries


18.  Leonardo Alasco                                   Member

19.  Domingo Antonio                                  Member

20.  Emerciano Manuel                                 Member

21.  Rasamo Valentin                                   Member

22.  Ruby Mariano                                        Member

23.  Samuel Domingo                                  Member

24.  Jose Garcia                                          Member

25.  Rogelio Valentin                                    Member

26.  Restuto Pascua                                     Member

27.  Alejandro Astero                                   Member

28.  Florencio Sierra                                     Member

29.  Melquiades Manuel                                Member

30.  Prudencio Sierra                                    Member

31.  Jose Salvador                                       Member



Then on May 8, 1974, with favorable results, the BFD replied our petition with the information that on May 17, 1974, the Pasture lease of Mrs. Cabacungan was cancelled and the ranch was declared ALIENABLE AND DISPOSABLE land.


On June 10, 1974, Mr. Cabacungan filed a complaint against the petitioners for POSSESION WITH PRELIMINARY MANDATORY INJUNCTION WITH DAMAGES TO PACLAF at Ilagan and also to the CFI at Cauayan, with the blessings of our Almighty God, we won the case as represented by our Lawyer, Atty. Armando Valdez of Santiago on the basis of the decision of the court that the Pasture Lease of Mr. Cabacungan was long cancelled and was released as alienable and disposable land, so our case was dismissed.


Again on April 24, 1975, said Head Petitioner – Councilman Emiliano A. Cortez Sr. adopted a Petition to the DECS thru Supervisor Mr. Laurencio Ramil to open a school for the expanding numbers of School Children, there and then the petitioners have already established a community of themselves. They were granted Grade I – VI for the opening of classes. Then a temporary school building was erected, there were few teachers, however two (2) Teacher handled the classes.





Mr. EMILIANO A. CORTEZ, SR. -------------------------- Narrating

       Head Petitioner

 On September 19, 1975, I passed a PETITION signed and approved by all the inhabitants of our constituted community to be separated from barangay Ambatali, Ramon, Isabela and to be created as a barangay to be named CAMILING or VILLA CORTEZ. (The word Camiling is my alias as MILING or Emiliano). Our petition was favorably approved thru the unforgettable help of our energetic Municipal Mayor, Hon. Angelino F. Vizcarra who was then Mayor at that time. He favorably endorsed to the Provincial Governor, the late Governor FAUSTINO DY and was approved by the Provincial Board of Isabela, on May 26, 1976, Barangay General Aguinaldo was named and came into existence giving favor in memory of our Philippine Hero, General Emiliano Aguinaldo who once upon a time encamped and landed his soldiers in one hill here in this barangay immediately after its approval on May 26, 1976 with the following Barangay Officials, appointed



 Barangay Officials 1976 – 1981 (6 years term)


                        1. Mr. Emiliano A. Cortez, Sr.                 Barangay Captain

                        2. Mr. Jose Salvador                             Barangay Councilman

                        3. Mr. Leonardo Alasco                         Barangay Councilman

                        4. Mr. Gabriel Manuel                             Barangay Councilman

                        5. Mr. Ricardo Vicente                           Barangay Councilman

                        6. Mr. Genaro Lamina                            Barangay Councilman

                        7. Mr. Librado Felix                               Barangay Councilman

                        8. Mr. Luis Awili                                     Barangay Secretary

                        9. Mr. Dominador Valdez                       Barangay Treasurer


Barangay Officials 1981 – 1984 (Elected)


1. Mr. Emiliano A. Cortez, Sr.                 Barangay Captain (Re-Elected)

2. Mr. Jose Salvador                              Barangay Councilman (Re-Elected)

3. Mr. Andres Domingo                         Barangay Councilman

4. Mr. Emerciano Manuel                       Barangay Councilman (Re-Elected)

5. Mr. Julian Galaz                                 Barangay Councilman

6. Mr. Genaro Lamina                            Barangay Councilman (Re-Elected)

7. Mr. Rodrigo Telan                              Barangay Councilman

8. Mr. Cezar Gamiz                                Barangay Secretary

9. Mr. Dominador Valdez                       Barangay Treasure


Barangay Officials 1986 – 1986 Brgy. Captain VALERIANO PAGAR

Barangay Officials 1987 – 1988 OIC Brgy. Captain ANDRES DOMINGO

Barangay Officials 1990 – 1994


1. Hon. Emiliano A. Cortez, Sr.               Barangay Captain

2. Hon. Santiago Tolentino                     Sangguniang Barangay 

3. Hon. Rogelio Lamina                         Sangguniang Barangay

4. Hon. Esteban Ragot                          Sangguniang Barangay

5. Hon. Gregorio Domingo                     Sangguniang Barangay

6. Hon. Cecilio Cudiamat                       Sangguniang Barangay

7. Hon. Rogelio Escobar, Sr.                 Sangguniang Barangay

8. Hon. Leonard Ballogan                      Barangay Secretary

9. Hon. Alfredo Songcuan                     Barangay Treasurer

10. Hon. Franco Cudiamat                     SK Chairman


Barangay Officials 1994 – 1995


1. Hon. Emiliano A. Cortez, Sr.               Barangay Captain

2. Hon. Alfredo Songcuan                     Barangay Kagawad

3. Hon. Rogelio Escobar, Sr                  Barangay Kagawad

4. Hon. Santiago Tolentino                     Barangay Kagawad

5. Hon. Claudio P. Gamboa                   Barangay Kagawad

6. Hon. Cecilio Cudiamat                       Barangay Kagawad

7. Hon. Avelino Pascual                         Barangay Kagawad

8. Hon. Yolanda Bernal                          Barangay Kagawad

9. Hon. Angel Gabriel                            Barangay Secretary

10. Hon. Alfredo Songcuan                    Barangay Treasurer

11. Hon. Joel Garcia                              SK Chairman


Barangay Officials 1997 – 2000


1. Hon. Emiliano A. Cortez, Sr.               Barangay Captain

2. Hon. Prima T. dela Cruz                     Barangay Kagawad

3. Hon. Alfredo Songcuan                     Barangay Kagawad

4. Hon. Rogelio Escobar, Sr.                 Barangay Kagawad

5. Hon. Santiago Tolentino                     Barangay Kagawad

 6. Hon. Claudio P. Gamboa                   Barangay Kagawad

 7. Hon. Cecilio P. Cudiamat                   Barangay Kagawad

 8. Hon. Avelino Pascual                         Barangay Kagawad

 9. Hon. Leonard Ballogan                      Barangay Secretary

 10. Hon. Amor Fermia                            Barangay Treasurer

 11. Hon. Joel Garcia                              SK Chairman

 12. Miss Nenita Sacramento                   Barangay Clerk


Barangay Officials and Employees

CY – 2001 and up to July 15, 2002

Barangay Elections


1. Hon. Emiliano A. Cortez, Sr.               Barangay Captain

2. Hon. Prima T. dela Cruz                     Barangay Kagawad

3. Hon. Alfredo Songcuan                     Barangay Kagawad

4. Hon. Rogelio Escobar, Sr.                 Barangay Kagawad

5. Hon. Santiago Tolentino                     Barangay Kagawad

6. Hon. Claudio P. Gamboa                   Barangay Kagawad

7. Hon. Cecilio P. Cudiamat                   Barangay Kagawad

8. Hon. Avelino Pascual                         Barangay Kagawad

9. Hon. Leonard Ballogan                      Barangay Secretary

10. Hon. Arce Gamalng                          Barangay Treasurer

11. Hon. Joel C. Cortez                          SK Chairman

12. Mrs. Rosie Caoile                            Barangay Clerk

13. Mr. Jhonny Lopez                            Barangay Janitor


Newly Elected Barangay Council

July 16, 2002


1. Hon. Claudio P. Gamboa                   Barangay Captain

2. Hon. Zosimo J. dela Cruz                  Barangay Kagawad

3. Hon. Rosita S. Samil                         Barangay Kagawad

4. Hon. Romualdo C. Vega                    Barangay Kagawad

5. Hon. Gaudencio G. Bacani                 Barangay Kagawad

6. Hon. Christopher U. Deus                  Barangay Kagawad

7. Hon. Prima T. dela Cruz                     Barangay Kagawad

8. Hon. Joel C. Garcia                           Barangay Kagawad

9. Hon. Leonard Ballogan                      Barangay Secretary

10. Hon. Josephine M. Piñera                Barangay Treasurer

11. Hon. Rogelio Escobar Jr.                 SK Chairman

12. Mrs. Rosie Caoile                            Barangay Clerk

13. Mr. Jhoniet G. Lopez                        Barangay Janitress


Barangay Purok Presidents


                        Purok 1                                     Mr. Gondino Navalta

                        Purok 2                                     Mr. Paulino Guzman

                        Purok 3                                     Mr. Hilario Domingo

                        Purok 4                                     Mr. Ernesto Ruiz Sr.

                        Purok 5                                     Mr. Victoriano Ortiz

                        Purok 6                                     Mr. Virgilio Gilo

                        Purok 7                                     Mr. Romy Marayag

                        Purok 8                                     Mr. Manuel Dumaguing


Barangay Tanod


                        1. Mr. Eduardo Alonzo                           Chief Tanod

                        2. Mr. Camilo S. Cudiamat                     Barangay Tanod

                        3. Mr. Romeo M. Antonio                       Barangay Tanod

                        4. Mr. Willy Andres                                Barangay Tanod

                        5. Mr. Virgilio Mariñas                            Barangay Tanod

                        6. Mr. Randolf T. Gabriel                        Barangay Tanod

                        7. Mr. Ramon A. Cristobal                      Barangay Tanod

                        8. Mr. Benjamin Bulan                            Barangay Tanod

Lupon Tagapamayapa


                        1. Hon. Claudio P. Gamboa                   Lupon Chairman

                        2. Mr. Leonard Ballogan                         Lupon Secretary

                        3. Mr. Romualdo Pascual                       Lupon Member

                        4. Mr. Paulino Guzman                           Lupon Member

                        5. Mr. Gondino Navalta                          Lupon Member

                        6. Mr. Hilario Domingo                           Lupon Member 

                        7. Mr. Ernesto Ruiz Sr.                           Lupon Member

                        8. Mr. Victoriano Ortiz                            Lupon Member

                        9. Mr. Manuel Dumaguing                      Lupon Member

                        10. Mr. Virgilio Gilo                                Lupon Member

                        11. Mr. Benjamin Bulan                          Lupon Member

                        12. Mr. Virgilio Mariñas                          Lupon Member

                        13. Mr. Romeo Antonio                          Lupon Member


Barangay Human Rights Action Officer


1.     Mr. Romualdo V. Pascual


Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS)



1.     Mrs. Adoracion Mariñas

2.     Mrs. Victoria Guzman


Day Care Worker (DHW)


1.     Mrs. Josefina De Guzman

2.     Mrs. Tonimar Calonge

3.     Mrs. Laila C. Quiming

4.     Ms. Lailanne Bulon


General Aguinaldo High School Annex (RNHS)


                        1. Mrs Corazon O. Monje                       Principal

                        2. Mrs. Maura Lacerna                           Head Teacher

                        3. Mrs. Ruth Cando                               Teacher

                        4. Mrs. Lirio Gattoc                                Teacher

                        5. Ms. Tomyruthrania Ballogan               Teacher

                        6. Mrs. Floredeliza Baquirin                    Volunteer Teacher

                        7. Mr. Virgilio Roldan                             Teacher

                        8. Mr. Efren Fariñas                               Teacher

                        9. Mrs. Lanie Anceta                              Teacher


General Aguinaldo Elementary School Teaching Staff


                        1. Mr. Camilo C. Cortez Jr.                     Principal I

                        2. Mrs. Melita M. Baliton                                    Master Teacher II

                        3. Mrs. Rosita A. Liwanag                      Master Teacher I

                        4. Mrs. Nercy J. Cortez                          Teacher III

                        5. Mrs. Deborah Gasmeña                     Teacher III

                        6. Mrs. Evangeline Attaban                    Teacher II

                        7. Mrs. Corazon V. Ramos                     Teacher II

                        8. Mrs. Yolanda Bacani                          Teacher I

                        9. Mrs. Leonida Ballogan                       Teacher I

                        10. Ms. Nemia Gamiz                             Teacher I

                        11. Mrs. Ofelia Cordero                         Teacher I

                        12. Mrs. Patricia Valencia                       Teacher I

                        13. Mrs. Estrella Sanchez                       Teacher I

                        14. Mr. Bernard S. Vicente                     Teacher I

                        15. Mrs. Sabina Abad                            Teacher I

                        16. Ms. Evelyn Esteban                         Teacher I


Barangay Councilman Accomplishment Report CY – 2002 – Up


1.     Barangay Road Concreting – on going

2.     1 unit waiting shed Purok 1

3.     Welcome Façade Purok 1

4.     2 deep well installation Purok

5.     Rehabilitation & Installation of the Barangay Community center &     Barangay hall & lights

6.     Clean and Green Program, mini post fence form Purok 1 to Grandstand

7.     100 pcs. Steel Chair for the high School Annex

8.     PTU – Building Repainting

9.     Rehabilitation of 2 deep well core shelter purok 2


Other Generating Government Projects within the territorial

jurisdiction of Barangay General Aguinaldo, Ramon, Isabela


1.     Magat River Multi-Purpose Project, Magat High Dam

2.     Magat River Hydro Electric Power Plant – NAPOCOR

3.     Camp Vizcarra Ecological Park

4.     Grandstand Flea Market

5.     Tourism Park at Grandstand

6.     Fish Landing Point at Grandstand Magat High Dam

7.     Feed Mills Factory Purok 6


Religious Sector


                        1. Roman Catholic Church                      NPC Compound

                        2. United Methodist Church                    Purok 3

                        3. Iglesia ni Cristo                                  Purok 4

                        4. Union Espiritista Christiana De Filipiniana Inc. Purok 2

                        5. Jesus is God’s Ministry                      Purok 1

                        6. Assembly of God                              Purok 4

                        7. United Pentecostal Church                 Purok 2

                        8. Jesus is Christ Ministry Inc.                Purok 1


Private Agencies Operating in this Barangay


1.     Security Agency – Catalina Security Agency – NPC Compound

2.     Janitorial Serices – RAMQLEAN N


Barangay General Aguinaldo Consists of 8 Purok

Highly Populated Purok


                        Purok 1                                                 Purok 5

                        Purok 2                                                 Purok 6

                        Purok 3                                                 Purok 7 – Isla Verde

                        Purok 4                                                 Purok 8 – NPC Compound


Sources of Livelihood of Barangay General Aguinaldo


1.     Farming Industry

2.     Business Industry

3.     Fishcage & Fishpond Industry

4.     Employment in Government & Private Sectors


Total Population as of 2005  4,505.00






Nagbacalan was formerly called Nangaywan. It is as old as any other place in the Municipality of Ramon. Records and Information give to this place as early as when Bugallon was discovered. Only that this place was once a part of San Mateo and finally ceded to Ramon when it became a Municipality, Nagbacalan became a barrio by virtue of a resolution of the inhabitants and was granted and approved by the Municipal Council of San Mateo, Isabela and immediately followed the selection of the first barrio lieutenant in April 1925.


How It got it’s name


          The Ilocano expansionism, one of the dynamic forces of modern Philippine History meant for the people of these places, (Isabela) that the Christian lowlanders were useful enough in their place as good partners and that they pushed aggressively into the plains of Bugallon to farm or to look for a greener pastures. The people  then who were residing in this place together with the leaders were living in a well established manner and were peaceful. Then came a disturbed period of ifugao raiding. According to unpublished reports the Ifugao really turned their axes and spears in the Christian settlement. Many lowlanders died and for those who were left braved themselves to face the other Ifugao raiders. Later in a truce was put up by the leaders and this marked the pacification of the area. The place where the natives of Nagbacalan fought with the Ifugaos was the creek south of the barrio. When the Ifugao came to attack the place, the people waited for them at the creek because the Ifugaos had to cross the creek by waiting or by swimming. So  the creek was named  Nagbacalan and later on the whole place which was inhabited as called Nagbacalan.


Date of Establishment


          The barrio was formally created in April 20,1925 through the  old leaders of the barrio headed by Mr. Emiliano Toledo.


Original Facilities of the People


          Since wet farming is commonly practiced by the people, the plow, harrow and sharp bolo and shovel are the commonly used farm implements used by the people, except when the owner of the rice field choose to use tractor. After a week the rice field is planted with seedlings and then cared of, sprayed with insecticides and fertilizers are applied. Work doesn’t end after the harvest, once again the fields are plowed as preparation for the next planting season. This rotation of work goes on and on.


          Calesa is the most common transportation going through Nagbacalan during the early days. The only passenger truck in the barrio does not  operate daily. Motorcycles however cannot be used during a rainy weather due to the muddy road. 


          As farm to market roads of Nagbalacan had been improved,  transportation is not a problem of the residents, Furthermore,  most families have their own vehicle like tricycles, owner type jeep and passenger jeepneys.


List of Tenientes and Barrio Captains from the Earliest Time to Date


          Leadership in Nagbacalan tends to be increasingly diffused and concern with the reputation and influence rather than real power as the size of the territory and number of persons increases. Even informants when asked about leadership matters almost invariably first of influential people whose influences extended in some instances over a large region and his fame went further. The following barrio lieutenants and barrio captains were really influential figures of Nagbacalan who served from 1925 to present:


1.   Mr. Bartolome Aguilar

2.   Mr. Manuel Baliuag

3.   Mr. Hilario Obra

4.   Mr. Lorenzo Modumo

5.   Mr. Pablo Parinas

6.   Mr. Segundo Parinas

7.   Mr. Cesario Guspid

8.   Mr. Felipe Ventura

9.   Mr. Segundo Orinia

10.               Mr. Faustino Asuncion

11.               Mr. Benedicto Almazan

12.               Mr. Juanito Gonzales

13.               Mr. HIlario Parinas Sr.

14.               Mrs. Evelyn Calica and

15.               Mr. Loreto Millanes Sr., the present Punong Barangay with the following barangay kagawad;

a.   Barangay Secretary………………Mrs. Elvira O. Benito

b.   Barangay Treasurer………………Mrs. Carol D. Accatan

c.   Barangay Councilman…………….Mr. Judy Parinas

d.   Barangay Councilman…………….Mr. Andres Modumo

e.   Barangay Councilman…………….Mr. Armando Mata Sr.

f.     Barangay Councilman…………….Mr. Reynaldo Sanglay

g.   Barangay Councilman…………….Mr. Ernesto Miguel Sr.

h.   Baranga Councilman……………...Mr. Tony Manzano

i.     Barangay Councilman…………….Mr. Virgilio Bautista

j.     S.K. Chairman…………………….Ms. Sofia Ermitano Jr.




Depopulated of Extinct Old Barrios or Sitios Within the Jurisdiction


          During the early times when Nagbacalan was still Nangaywan and unorganized there were hamlets found in scattered places. These hamlets is as old as their leaders. There leaders were the first one who cleared these places and were named after them:

1.   Purok ni Teban

2.   Purok ni Laranang

3.   Purok ni Asis

4.   Purok ni Ronas

5.   Purok ni Orinia – now called Bantug, a newly created barrio.

6.   Purok ni Millanes

Now, the barangay of Nagbacalan was divided into six (6) purok with their respective purok officials.


Important Facts

          During the Spanish regime, the Spaniards run after the Ifugao’s who sought shelter in the sitio’s of Nangaywan. Hence, the Ifugaos saw the Spaniards soldiers the ran away from them or at a times fought with them also.

          During the Japanese occupation, some guerillas came to Nagbacalan under the command of Capt. Patricio Dumlao, who is believed to have come from Paoay, Ilocos Norte. Some men of Nagbacalan were recruited and fought with the Japanese soldiers. Because of the lack of arms the guerillas retreated and moved to Alicia using the exit at Bantug Petines.

          When the liberation came the barrio proper was bombed for the Japanese soldiers were hiding in the place were seen by the American soldiers. The Japanese soldiers were fast moving so none was hit and so they moved out to Alicia via the wide ricefields.


Destruction of Lives

          According to some informants the place inflicted with diseases during the World War II.


          The following were diseases that claimed some lives.

1.   Cholera

2.   Dysentery

3.   Measles

4.   Malaria


During the Japanese occupation there was no medicine and so the people resorted to the herbolarios but could not treat the people.

The Japanese soldiers visited the place from time to time and the people who were suspected to be guerillas were killed without such ado.


Traditions, Customs and Practices

a.   Economic Base of the People – in outlining the way of life of the people of Nagbacalan, it will be useful to lay some stress upon what might be called “scarcities and abundance” which tend to shape their values. There’s scarcity of population but there’s “abundance” of living space, water and land capable of varying uses, the place is known as a “wet community” for there are plenty of irrigated ricelands which yield abundant rice for the people’s use.

b.   Food – the people grow rice as their main crop supplemented by corn, beans and other vegetables. Some people of the place chew betel nuts and others smoke and sometimes drink also.

c.   Mode of Dressing – good clothings are liked by the people. The people are also in favor of the “Sunod sa Panahon” styles especially the younger generations.

d.   Marriage and Family – the “Pamanhikan” is still practiced by the people. Dowries are also given in the form of money, land, animals and clothing. Married couple according to whether patrilocal or matrilocal principle would live with their families in the same house. The marriage feast depends upon the likings of the parents of the man. It can be a luxurious or an ordinary one. No man and woman who want to receive the sacrament of matrimony should reach the age of eighteen so that they can be solemnized as per recent family code of the Philippines. This is strictly followed in the community.

e.   Practices – the people still believe in the herbolarios as their doctors especially if they are lazy to go to town to ask help of a physician. The “atang” system is also common especially when someone get sick and when someone dies. Some of the people believe in anitos also.


Today, because of the improvement of science and medicines people now are health conscious. Most of the people seek the assistance of a physician whenever they fell unusual of their body. Barangay Nutrition Scholar is detailed in the place to monitor the health and growth of the children especially.


Folktales and Folksongs


          Stories are told by the parents, grandparents or even older brother and sisters about  “Juan Sadot”, “Ni Songgo”, and “Juan Eket”. All of these stories and other tales amuse the children during the night before they go to bed or sleep.

          Love songs are sung by the young people as well as old. Old Ilocano folks in the place sing the “dallot” while the old Tagalog folks sing their kundiman. The “dung-aw”, is always put the practice when someone dies.







          The people of the place being a conglomeration of Ilocanos and Tagalogs have their own common beliefs like the following:

1.  When a hen crows at midnight or during daytime, a maiden is said to be pregnant;

2.  When a house lizard makes a noise, a visitor is expected to arrive;

3.  If spoons and forks are dropped unintentionally a visitor is also expected;

4.  If a plate or any material is broken during the wedding party, it is believed to bring bad luck to the married couple unless another one will be broken to pair it;

5.  When a bird calls our during the night the people believed that there is a ghost or someone is dying; and

6.  When fogs produce a slow, weak call the people believed that there is an anito hovering in the place.


Popular Games and Amusements

          It was gathered that basketball and volleyball are the most popular games of the people. Competitions in these games are a pastime of the people. Arrangements are made in such a way that each team becomes a host during the competition.

          Other games played are the bingo, pangguenge and the baraha. They are played by the young and old alike.

          During the celebration of fiesta, people go to town to hear mass or they go to their own churches and purposely see the fiesta celebration also.


Puzzles and Riddles

          During the planting season old folks as well as young folks exchange puzzles and riddles in the ricefields as they are working. For the younger ones it is the start of befriending one and later on will develop into love affair. The following are some riddles:

1.   Bullong ti cappa-cappa nagtalikod nagpada. (lapayag)

2.   Maysa nga usokem dua ti kaotem. (bado)

3.   Bassit nga impierno mangted ti estilo (plansa)

4.   Tubong iti aldaw, tabla iti rabii (ikamen)

5.   Adda pito nga agcabsat nga nagduduma iti kawesmo mapan da’t simbaan, no rumar dan maymaysa iti color ti bado dan (mamaen)


Proverbs and Sayings

          The people of Nagbacalan believe in old sayings and proverbs also. They can interpret them and put them into practice. Some of wise sayings and proverbs that are famous are the following:

1.   Ti makaturog, makamukat, ti nasalukag agbiag

2.   No adda siniglotan a kuarta, adda kauten no rigat ti kumna

3.   No bagi ti pagarigan, nalaca ti agipapan

4.   Ti agsakbay maaros pay.



          The people of Nagbacalan have folkways which are also common to all places of Ramon and in the Ilocanos and Tagalog  provinces transferred from the Division of Mt. Province. After Mr. Martinez came to lad teachers who were Mrs. Pilarita Antolin and Miss Juanita Lapurga. After these teachers came Miss Iluminada Ancheta, Miss Nora Espinoza, and Miss Sacrificia Pasamic. The school was a complete primary school. As years went by, the school became a complete elementary school and so Mr. Nelson Sadang and Miss Erlinda Espinoza joined the teaching staff in 1967. Because of transfers some of the teachers were changed. Miss Lydia Corpuz and Miss Evangelista Africa came over in 1968. In 1969, Mr. Felix S. Ruiz joined the teaching staff as teacher in Charge and later on was promoted to Head Teacher. Many improvements were undertaken so Nagbacalan Elementary School started to come out of the map of the Ramon District. In 1971, some teachers joined the teaching staff because of transfers. Mrs. Adelaida Domingo and Miss Estrella Santiago came over. Later on three substitute teachers came to change those who went on leave. These teachers were Miss Aurea Bautista, Mr. Carlito Parinas and Mrs. Estefa Labasan, followed by Miss Elena Perigrino, Mrs. Socorro Santiago was then the teacher in charge. Several sets of teachers and teacher in charge was assigned in the school after Mrs. Socorro Santiago. They were Mrs. Elena Fonacier, Mr. Ernesto Santos, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Abila, Mrs. Leticia H. Ruiz, Mrs. Ignacia L. Gabriel who was succeeded by Mrs. Emily N. Tomas who was promoted as Head Teacher III.

          At present the school has three school building, with seven staff. Mrs. Evangeline A. Castillo, Mrs. Arcelie A. Navarro, Mrs. Sofia M. Ermitano, Mrs. Mary Ann A. Mendoza, Mrs. Susana A. Modumo, Miss Jonarvel J. Vinarao and Mrs. Emily N. Tomas as the Head Teacher.


Books and Documents

          No books were ever written and published in Nagbacalan so this would be great incentive for the students of the place to write and publish their own book.





          To serve willingly and religiously for the betterment of our populace… “ To serve and not to be served”




          Unite and continue working together to make brgy. Nagbacalan “The best among the rest” in all aspect of development.





Long before Isabela’s compatively new towns like San Isidro, Delfin Albano and even Santiago came into existence, Oscariz was already an inhabited pueblo during the Spanish times. In fact, old Philippine maps included among with Echague, Ylagan and Aparri before the great Cagayan Valley was subdivided into smaller political units. Early history books placed the year of the founding of Oscariz as 1742 and among th relics which could authenticate the record is huge belfry of the Roman Catholic Church building, the present site of which was believed to have been used as encampment of Filipino revolutionaries (katipuneros) during the Spanish-American War. The bell which apparently was brought by Spanish missionaries cast in Spain.


            Popularly known then as Begonia, Oscariz was settled by sturdy Ilocanos, mostly from the towns of Piddig, Vintar and Laoag in the province of Ilocos Norte. To the original inhabitants, it was Lappao, the vernacular for flower. Indeed, there was then a profusion of flowers in the place during the time a Castila now extinct, roamed the thick forest of Begonia and what is now San Mateo town to which Oscariz used to be attached to for administrative purposes when Carig was officially named Santiago.


            Available records show the Oscariz was established as a barrio in 1862. Its first barrio lieutenant was one Geronimo Jacinto, one of the founding fathers that included the ancestors of the Antonios, Piedads, Arqueros, Calanteses, Vinoyas, Salvadors, Castueras, Eugenios, Baltazars, among others. The old man Geronimo held office for more than two decades. Who came after him in 1889 remains a mystery but in 1912, a certain Martin Piedad, was installed as barrio lieutenant. A succession of barangay captains (barrio became barangay in the 1970’s during the regime of Ferdinand Marcos) came after Piedad, approximately 22, with barangay captain Doroteo Salvador as the first to be elected under the Aquino dispensation. In a brief report, the Methodist pastor Honorato G. Calantes, Sr. listed down the following who led Oscariz from the 19th century down to the turbulent 1990’s.


            Geronimo Jacinto, 1862-1888; Martin Piedad, 1912-1914; Dominador Salvador, 1914-1917; Eusebio Ramos; 1925-1926; Petronilo Jacinto, 1926-1930; Gregorio Gabriel, 1930-1934; Simon Ambatali, 1934-1938; Doroteo Barbero, 1938-1941; 1941-1943; Juan Cortez, 1943-1944; Quiterio Montoya, 1944-1945; Salvador Jacinto 1945-1947; Severino Pagaduan, 1947-1948; Isabelo Calantes, 1949-1952; Bibiano Vinoya, 1956-1959; Sabas Jacinto (barrio treasurer), 1959-1963; Ildefonso Sonday, 1963-1969; Geronimo Jacinto, 1969-1972; Ceferino Lungayan, 1972-1982; Juan Eugenio (barangay councilman), 1972; Juan Bareng (barangay councilman); Moises Antalan, 1968; Ignacio Santiago, 1968; Felipe Ventura, 1968; Prudencio Bartolome (treasurer), 1972-1982; Soplegencia Balatan (treasurer), 1969-1972; Julian Flores (secretary), 1972-1982, Artemio Vinarao (secretary), 1969-1972; Juan Eugenio (councilman), 1982-1987; Melquiades Seruelas, Rogelio Arquero, Ricarte Gabriel (councilman), 1982-1987; and Julian Flores (secretary) 1984-1987.


            Juan Eugenio (brgy. captain – OIC) 1988; Doroteo R. Salvador (brgy. captain) 1989-1994; Luis V. Santiago (brgy. kagawad) 1989-1994; Rufo J. Ambatali (brgy. kagawad) 1989-1994; Rogelio L. Arquero Sr. (brgy. kagawad); Emerson J. Daliong (brgy. kagawad) 1989-1994; Virgilio D. Pascual (brgy. kagawad)1989-1994; Ceferino M. Lungayan Sr. (brgy. Kagawad) 1989-1994; Arthur L. Bartolome (SK Chairman) 1989-1990; Marivic Ramos (SK Chairman) 1990-1994; Elpidio A. Arquero (brgy. Kalihim) 1989-1994; Prudencio P. Bartolome (brgy. Treasurer) 1989-1994; Doroteo Salvador (Brgy. Captain) 1994-1997; Luis V. Santiago (brgy. Kagawad) 1994-1997; Emerson J. Daliong (brgy. Kagawad) 1994-1995; Antonio L. Alberto (brgy. Kagawad) 1994-1997; Rogelio L. Arquero Sr. (brgy. Kagawad) 1994-1997; Manuel L. Bartolome (brgy. Kagawad) 1994-1997; German G. Vinoya Jr. (brgy. Kagawad) 1994-1997; Ceferino M. Lungayan, Sr. (brgy. Kagawad) 1994-1995; Geraldine B. Agustin (brgy. Kagawad) 1994-1997; Virgilio D. Pascual (brgy. Kagawad) 1995-1997; Jing Jing V. Jacinto (SK Chairman) 1994; Doroteo R. Salvador (Brgy. Captain) 1997-2002; German G. Vinoya (Brgy. Kagawad) 1997-1998; Luis V. Santiago (brgy. Kagawad) 1997-2002; Elizon V. Garzota Sr. (brgy. Kagawad) 1997-2002; Bonifacia B. Castueras (brgy. Kagawad) 1997-2002; Manuel B. Bartolome (brgy. Kagawad) 1997-2002; Geraldine B. Agustin (brgy. Kagawad) 1997-2002; Ceferino M. Lungayan Sr. (brgy. Kagawad) 1997-2002; Ariel P. Legaspi (brgy. Kagawad) 1997-2002; Marivel B. Santiago (SK Chairman) 1997-January 2002; Monena A. Domingo (SK Chairman) February 2002 – May 2002; Elpidio A. Arquero (brgy. Secretary) 1997-2002; Prudencio P. Bartolome (brgy. Treasurer) 1997-2002; German G. Vinoya (brgy. Captain) 2000 to date; Ceferino M. Lungayan (brgy. Kagawad) 2002 to date; Reynaldo V. Cortez (brgy. Kagawad) 2002 to date; Elpidio A. Arquero (brgy. Kagawad) 2002 to date; Emerson J. Daliong (brgy. Kagawad) 2002 to date; Emerson A. Vinoya (brgy. Kagawad) 2002 to date; Mark Jaylord L. Lungayan (SK Chairman); Mike Recaña (brgy. Kalihim) August 2002-Nov. 2003; Ariel A. Gabelo (brgy. Kalihim) Dec. 2003 to date; Prudencio P. Bartolome (brgy. Ingat-Yaman) 2002 to date.


            Barangay Oscariz emerged from a humble beginning and was developed through the years because of the cooperative efforts of the past administration of barangay councils. More improvements were realized on the succeeding years.


            Barangay captain Ceferino M. Lungayan, Sr. was one of the initiators who worked hard for the creation of Magat Region Barangay High School into a National High School status. And the fruit of their labor was attained in October 18, 1983 when finally, the Ramon National High School was established through Batasang Pambansa Blg. 585. It was then the reign of Barangay Captain Vicente Cortez, Sr’s. administration. The acquisition of the lot and the construction of the health center building and the existence of the postal office were attained during the time of barangay Captain Vicente Cortez. The lot for the cultural center, 2-storey Barangay Hall, Day Care Center as well as the construction of said buildings were the projects of barangay captain Doroteo Salvador’s administration.


            The present administration of barangay captain German G. Vinoya, Jr. had also finished the concreting of Prulyn Road, Calle San Jacinto and Calle Cementeras.



            Sometimes in 1873, a band of Ifugao tribesmen from the then Mt. Province descended upon Oscariz at night and began an orgy of killing, chopping off heads with their sharp aliwa. The attack on Ilocano settlers was precipitated by an altercation during that day. It seems that the Ifugaos were angered when one of the settlers poured boiling molasses (tagapulot in Ilocano) on one of them who was visiting the barrio. The victim had requested to taste the sweet liquid was then  being cooked on a big pot called sinuban. (The sweet liquid was actually sugar cane juice which had been squeezed in the dadapilan, the Ilocano cane crusher). Some residents managed to escape to the neighboring towns, particularly in what is now Cabatuan, Isabela, Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya, and nearby Burgos. Some stayed permanently in those places but others returned to Oscariz and settled there again.


            Twenty six years after the Ifugao carnage, another historical event took place in Oscariz. That was in 1899 when Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, President of the First Philppine republic, was being pursued by American soldiers in the company of Macabebe merecenaries. Aguinaldo had just left the young general General Gregogio del Pilar, Ylocos and crossed the formidable Cordillera mountain ranges to Oscariz where he set up camp. He briefly sojourned in what is now barangay General Aguinaldo before proceeding to Palanan, the Isabela coastal town he was finally captured on March 23, 1901.




            OSCARIZ should be a peaceful, drug free and Child friendly Barangay and a united community dedicated to economic and spiritual development and committed to preserve the environment in order to pursue our goal of prosperity, justice and equal protection of the law.




  • To provide livelihood to out of school youth and law-income earnings individual
  • To make every individuals to be self-reliant by having non-formal education
  • To have concrete open drainage to all streets in the Barangay
  • To pass from time to time Barangay Tax Ordinance to increase the revenue of the Barangay



In the early 1800 to 1900, Barangay Pagrang-ayan was composed of three sitios, Kababuyan, Rang-ayan and Kalawagan, which was under the Muncipality of Santiago.


            People from Ilocos, Abra, Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija were the first settlers in this place due to the scarcity of food and limited agricultural lands in their places. They tried to seek for wider and richer land to till. They found Rang-ayan to be a better place for them to live on. Due to its wide land area and their life become progressive, they named this place Rang-ayan, which means progress and later became Pagrang-ayan, which means progressive.


            In the year 1964 Ramon became a town and Pagrang-ayan became one of its barrio and Kalawagan became Villa Carmen named after the wife of the town Mayor  Angelino Vizcarra and Kababuyan became San Miguel, all became barrios of Ramon/


            Settlers of Pagrang-ayan were given homestead for twenty four hectares each homestead.


            When Pagrang-ayan was still a part of Santiago, there were (9) Barrio Liutenants who served the Barangay.


1.      Lamberto Morales

2.      Juan Gasmin

3.      Pedro Valdez

4.      Domingo Balbuena

5.      Tomas Agustin

6.      Anastacio Marcelo

7.      Inocencio Druja

8.      Norberto Padillo

9.      Bonifacio Cariazo


In the year 1963, the first set of elective officials in this new municipality such as Municipal Officials and Barangay Officials were elected. The inauguration of the new Municipality was held on January 1964 together with the induction of the first set of elected officials through the leadership of Barangay Captain Severino Marcelo, the first elected as Barangay Captain. After his term, Francisco Cariazo became as OIC I the year 1987-1988. Through highest votes, Severino Marcelo won as Barangay Chairman for a year. On May 1994 Barangay election Ernesto B. Caguin Sr. won as the Barangay Captain and it starts his Barangay governance on August 15, 2002 up to present year.



Barangay Raniag


People from the Ilocos Region were the first immigrants of this barangay. It has been told that the origin of its name “Raniag” is an Ilocano terminology which means “Clear and bright”. They named it Raniag because when they first saw this place at daytime when the sun is shining brightly, the stone and sand seemed to be sparkling and glittering. From then on they named the place “Raniag”.


            In 1942 to 1943 the immigrants of this barrio came from Diniga, a sitio of San Sebastian. These barrios were formerly part of Santiago, Isabela until 1961 when Ramon was created as one of the Municipalities of Isabela. Barangay Raniag become one of the 12 original Barangays of this new municipality.


            Barangay Raniag is located in the southern part of Ramon. It is bounded in the east barangay of San Sebastian and Villa Marcos, in the south by Barangay Rizal of Santiago, Isabela in the west barangay by San Antonio and north by Bugallon Proper, the Poblacion. It has a total land area of 1,000 hectares. Primarily, people engaged in farming rice as the main crop. Its population is 2,129 majorities are Ilocanos.


            This barangay is one of the show window of the municipality of Ramon.





Way back during the Spanish time this place, which is new, called “Raniag” was a part a vast virgin meadow devoid of trees bushes. As decades went by it eventually became a part of the territorial jurisdiction of the barrio of Buenavista in the municipality of Santiago which is located some 8 to 9 kilometers to the south – southwest. In 1932, however, a barrio named Rizal which is located at around 3 to 4 kilometers to the south was established and automatically this place fell within its boundaries. Three years, later, in the year 1935, the barrioi of Bugallon, which is located at around 2 kilometers to the north, was created and again this portion of that former vast meadow became a part of its territorial limits. Somewhere around the establishment of the barrio of Bugallon and before the construction of a highway, barrio Ammulungan which was located at around 3 kilometers to the west was already existing.


By then, more and more people from the thickly populated area of Central Luzon , for want of wider horizons and greener pastures and to extricate themselves from the appresive agrarian problems, had cast their fortunes in the promising potentialities of the province of Isabel. It was also then that a national highway was constructed traversing this area through the barrio of Rizal in the south and Bugallon in the north.


In 1942, another wave of immigrants coming mostly from the town Moncada, Tarlac began to settle in this portion of the meadow between Rizal and Bugallon along the constructed highway. In due time, as their number increased, these group of people then numbering around 50 adults realized the need to organize themselves and established a barrio which they can call their own.


Such a dream was fully realized in that same year, 1942 with the formal organization of the barrio Raniag. The people elected their barrio officials to govern themselves. Then on March 29, 1946 after a lapse of four year, the barrio with the name Raniag was registered in the municipal government of Santiago, one of the mother municipalities of the municipality of Ramon.


According to Mr. Vicente Lising, the first barrio lieutenant, the name “Raniag” was proposed by Mr. Maximiano Saraos. It was so named without trees nor bushes. There were no tall grasses. The tallest which practically covered the entire area the were just the 3 feet – “somun”. To those pioneering people it was a clear and bright place which was in contrast to most virgin lands. Hence the adoption of the name “Raniag”, on Ilocano word which mean “bright”.


Not very long after the barrio was officially created most of the people of barrio Ammulungan in the west transferred their residence to Raniag because of the accessibility of the place. Barrio Amulungan as a result became an extinct barrio and its territories became a part of the jurisdiction of the barrio Raniag. With the increase in population of the barrio caused by said transfer by some of the Ammulungan people, the need to open up a public school for their children was again felt. The inability of the government to provide a schoolhouse prompted the people to transfer what was formerly a barrio center in the former barrio of Ammulungan to Raniag and converted it to schoolhouse. After a lapse of many more years, however, the area from where the former barrio of Ammulungan was located was repopulated. The rolling topography of the place is very much suited to the planting of “cardis”, a kind of fruit-bearing vegetables plant grown in bushes that the place came to be known as “Cacardisan” be of sitios of Raniag was increased to 2 with the other at the opposite side at its eastern territory named Diniga. On August 22, 1971, several months after the construction of a feeder road connecting the sitio of Cacardisan to the barrio of Raniag, however, a special election was held electing a set of barrio officials for Cacardisan which from them on became an independent barrio with the adoption of the name “San Antonio” in honor of the incumbent Barrio Captain (Mr. Antonio Saraos) of the mother barrio.


Barrio Raniag was one of the barrios which experienced the brutalities of the Japanese occupation forces which became a by – word during the last years of the occupation. Mr. Hipolito Bartolome, former Head Teacher of Raniag Elementary School, in writing the history of the place has this to say:


The occupation of the Japanese forces in this barrio brought havoc and disaster. Foods in the form of rice, chickens and eggs, root crops and vegetables were commandered by the Japanese Forces stationed in Rizal and Bugallon. The inhabitants  were forced to give whatever they had that the soldiers saw.


Lives were also lost in the hands of the Japanese soldiers. To mention a few, they were the following: Maximo Saraos, Mariano Garia, Zacarias Perez, Miguel Iglesia and Mamerto Iglesia.


            The able-bodied maker of this barrio heeded the call to duty of our country by joining the guerilla movement. Some of these soldiers died while on duty, however, some survived. The whole inhabitants rendered service to the guerillas by giving them rations in the form food-stuffs and clothing. This is manifestation of the people’s loyalty to the cause of freedom and democracy.


            The present barrio of Raniag with a total population of 1,589 inhabitants as of the 1970 national census taking and 300 school children under the guidance of 9 school teacher as of the school year 1971 – 1972, is bounded in the north by the former barrio Bugallon which became the town proper of the municipality of Ramon; in the south by Rizal; in the east by Cebu; a barrio of the town of San Isidro; and in the west by San Antonio. It has a sitio in its eastern portion, which is  now called Villa Marcos, formerly Diniga.


            The residents of Raniag are industrious and place loving people. Given right leadership, they could transform dreams to realities. It is this peculiarities of inhabitants which brought about the selector of the still incumbent barrio captain, Mr. Antonio Saraos, as the most outstanding from among the 34,000 barrio captains in the entire Philppines during the 14th foundation anniversary of the Presidential Arm on Community Development, otherwise known as the PACD, in 1970, accordingly, during a formal ceremony held at the Malacañang Palace to celebrate the occasion, Barrio Captain Saraos was awarded the “Order of the Fighting Cock” by no less than the highest magistrate of the land, President Ferdinand E. Marcos.




Traditions, customs, and practices in domestic and Social Life


            Most of the inhabitants of this barrio are from Moncada Tarlac, hence they brought with them their traditions and customs.


            Birth,  the delivery of child is at home with a local midwife administering.


            Baptism, the baptism of a child is usually done when the child is a year old, the parents with the selected sponsors go to the church for the baptismal ceremony. The sponsors have to pay the baptismal fee. It is a custom of the parents of the child to serve the visitors who go to the hosts after the baptism. Sometimes in more elaborate fashion, there is a dance held at the high wherein coffee and bread are served. It is a frolicsome gathering to most of the people in the barrio.


            Courtship, Coutship is done anywhere for the male to meet his beloved one. It may be in the field during the planting of harvesting season where both may meet. It maybe in social gathering like dances. But of course, the man also visits the woman in her home, at night usually. Serenading is also a form of courtship.


            Marriage, before marriage, there must be first of all an arrangement between the parents of both parties. They decide on the time, place, and how the marriage will be done. The asking of the females parents of dowries some what obsolete in these days. However, and sometimes, this is asked in the form of working end a portion of rice-field.


            Death and Burial, the death of someone, a child or an adult is a new to the barrio folks. Upon hearing, someone’s death, they all go to the house of the bereaved and offer their help in the form of money or labor. When the coffin and other things needed in the preparation for burial is done, the dead is brought to the cemetery in the poblacion. A number of the people has to go with the bereaved. The dead is first brought to the church, may it be in the Roman Catholic Church or in the Methodist Church. After the burial ceremony it is brought to the cemetery.


            Festivals, the barrio folks love recreations, especially social gatherings like musical – literary programs rendered in the school by the school children, dances in marriage, baptism, etc. The barrio liuetenant usually has an important part in these dances being the toastmaster in most occasions. Our Christmas and New Year’s Eve are usually celebrated in the form of literary – musical programs and dances.


Myths, Legends, Beliefs, Interpretations, and Superstitions


1.      When a black cat passes or crosses in front of someone means bad luck.

2.      When a man goes fishing and sees a big lizard, it means bad luck or no catch, but when he sees a snake, it means a good catch.

3.      When a cat is washing its face at the doorsteps, or a horse lizard makes a sound near the place where they place rice, or when the fire in the stove makes a sound while cooking, it means that a visitor is about the arrive.

4.      It is bad to take a bath at night because one who takes a bath will lose some of his blood.

5.      It is bad to bring out of the house a child less than one year old after dusk because and evil spirit may touch him and may have sever illness.

6.      It is also a belief that if someone gets sick when he goes to a forest or to some peculiar places, an evil spirit had touch him or her. However, this belief is to a few only.

7.      In this barrio there lived a woman about fifty years ago, that according to a few barrio folks, can talk the spirits through a medium. Some had tried to talk to the dead relatives and they say the voice they hear is just the same as the voice of the dead when he or she was still living. Still some of these beliefs are among us at present.


Popular Songs

1.      Dal – dallut


Games and Amusement

1.      Ball games such as softball, volleyball, basketball, etc.

2.      Amusements such as dancer, and going to the shows.


List of Barrio Lieutenants and/or Barrio Captains and School Heads to Date

Barrio Lieutenants / Captains:

1.      Mr. Vicente Lising

2.      Mr. Vicente T. Camacam

3.      Mr. Claro Balmonte

4.      Mr. Teodoro Melegrito

5.      Mr. Juan Saraos

6.      Mr. Mariano Palac

7.      Mr. Valentin Tamayo

8.      Mr. Estefanio Novesteras

9.      Mr. Domingo Matias

10.  Mr. Luis Palpallatoc

11.  Mr. Antonio Saraos

12.  Mr. Gervacio Batalla – OIC

13.  Mr. Marcelo Mejia

14.  Mr. Gil B. Rimando

15.  Mr. Feliciano Abaya

16.  Mr. Felimon Bautista – OIC

17.  Mr. Bayani Q. Rimando

School Heads

1.      Mr. Felipe Gollaba

2.      Mr. Gavino Gannaban

3.      Mr. Julio Manalo

4.      Mr. Hipolito Bartolome

5.      Mrs. Florencia F. Padua

6.      Mr. Isidro Lactao

7.      Mr. Marcelino J. Bongolan

8.      Mr. Feliciano M. Jacob

9.      Mrs. Eusebia M. Salamanca

10.  Mrs. Socorro C. Santiago

11.  Mrs. Corazon C. Castueras

12.  Mr. Carlito B. Parinas



Ti tawen 2005 ti Barangay Raniag ket agbalen nga nadur-as a komunidad babaewan ti timpuyog dagiti mangiturturay ken to lumugar.


To promote peace and order economically stable community with morally upright, healthy, happy families living in a peaceful, orderly, environmentally friendly, mentally and physically fit citizenry.



1942 – Year Founded

Farm – natural resources found in the Barangay

Brgy. Seal – signifies unity & cooperation of every people in the Barangay

Rice – primary product of the Barangay

Fish – others source of income in the Barangay

Carabao – the main machinery of farmers

Laurel – represents six (6) puroks of the Barangay

School – development & progress of the Barangay

Torch – symbolizes sportsmanship

Book – symbolizes knowledge

Sunrise – symbolizes the bright place




            Barangay San Antonio was been weaned from its mother Barangay Raniag in the year 1971 by virtue of R.A. 3590.


            This barangay has a total area of 1,605 has. The population is 610 predominantly are Ilocanos with few Tagalogs and Pangasinenses. Farming is their means of Livelihood.


            San Antonio is 4 kilometers away from the Poblacion Proper. It is bounded in the North by Barangay Pagrang-ayan and Bugallon Proper, east by Barangay Villa Carmen.


            The progress of the new barangay lies on the energetic and dynamic leadership of the barangay officials and with the full cooperation of the barangay residents.



Barangay San Miguel was created on May 30, 1948, by virtue of R.A. 1408. The first set of Barrio Officials was led by the late Isabelo Umipig.


            This barrio has been named after the unbeatable warrior saint, San Miguel. No story behind it had been told.


            San Miguel is 2.5 kilometers away from the poblacion. It is bounded in the North by Barangay Ambatali and Barangay General Aguinaldo, in the east by Bugallon Norte and Bugallon Proper, in the west Barangay Planas and South by Barangay Pagrang-ayan. The total land area is 1,200 Hectares and 97% is used for agricultural purposes. Population is approximately 3480 and predominantly are Ilokanos. Farming is the primary means of living. Rice, corn and root crops are some of their important products.


            San Miguel has a complete elementary school, Day Care Programs is implemented in this Barangay.


            This Barangay is improving and progressing with able leadership of the present set-up of Barangay Officials who had been elected last 2002.





            To serve our constituents with dedication for better community




A peaceful politically mature and morally reformed society dedicated to socio-economic and spiritual development, a society committed to the projection and conservation of the improvement and pursuit of justice and equality.




During the year 1936, Barangay San Sebastian was formerly called “ADDANG”, it was a barrio of Carig, Santiago, this place was forested and the inhabitants were mostly Ifugao’s. The first few families who settled here were the family of Luluquisen, Salcedo, Obra, Baligat, Cabote, Santiago, Palaganas and Marquez.


            The first set-up of barrio officials in the year 1941 – 1943 was headed by Pio Parinas, and he was called Tiniente del Barrio from ADDANG to LIBNOS.


            During the Japanese Regime, this place was called and full of terror in the name of the chosen barrio officials would like to lead the barrio folks the District Municipal President of the place who was Sebastian Saraos was appointed by Nemicio Cabote to act as Tiniente del Barrio.


            During the liberation period, the name of the barrio was again changed in honor of the memory of the former District Municipal President Sebastian Saraos, the called the Barangay San Sebastian because the people would like to remember his good deeds and service to his barrio.


            Barangay San Sebastian has a total land area of 535.27 hectares with a total population of 865, majority are the Ilocanos with few Tagalog primarily the people engaged in farming. This Barangay is bounded in the North of Nagbacalan and Bantug, in the East of Pabil, South of Villa Marcos and in the West Poblacion.


            Through the able leadership of the Barangay Officials, numerous development projects were undertaken in the Barangay which contributed much to the progress of this Barangay.




In the early days, barangay Villa Beltran was still a part of barangay Purok ni Bulan that was created by virtue of Republic Act 1408 in 1945. The first Teniente del Baryo of Purok Ni Bulan was the late Emilio Orcales from Sitio Balete – now San Marcos (San Mateo). During their incumbency, most of their barangay officials were from sitio Balete and Mahabang Baryo. Because of this, a barrio school was then created through their own efforts and initiative in Mahabang Baryo where most of the inhabitants resides. But due to unexplained controversies and obvious reasons, the barangay officials separated sitio Balete and Mahabang Baryo from their mother Purok ni Bulan in the year 1967 whose petition for its separation was spearheaded by the late Emilio Orcales. Thus, Purok ni Bulan re-organized and installed a new set of Barrio Officials with the late Carlo Magno as Teniente del Baryo heading the new sets of Officials of Mahabang Baryo with Balete as Sitio.


            The creation of Mahabang Baryo whose name was changed to Villa Beltran was passed and approved in Congress by virtue of Republic Act 3590 in 1967.


            In the year 1968, a boundary dispute occurred between the municipalities of San Mateo and Ramon. After various hearings were conducted, both municipalities agreed to named the main canal as the municipal boundary.


            After making the main canal as the municipal boundary, sitio Balete became a full-pledge barrio of San Mateo naming it as San Marcos with the late Emilio Orcales as the first Barrio Captain, while Villa Beltran remained part of Ramon. They elected their new sets of Barrio Officials with the late Don Pedro Beltran as the first Barrio Captain.


            Ms. Myrna O. Navarro was elected for two terms as the Barangay Captain from 1989 to 1997 with her barangay kagawads. During the regular election in 1997, the officialdom of the barangay was changed with the election of new sets of Barangay Officials headed by Barangay Captain Ishmael B. Vinoya who have hold on to the post until the synchronized barangay election in August 2002. Luck was still on his side when he ran for re-election because he was still elected as Punong Barangay for his second term and has to continue in office until August 2004 when he was elected as member of the Sangguniang Bayan of Ramon.


            During the turn-over on August 16, 2004, the first Barangay Kagawad Hon. Borromeo M. Beltran took over as the Punong Barangay up to present.s



Villa Carmen is Pagrang-ayan Sur in the olden times. The name of the place was changed by former Mayor Honorable Angelino F. Vizcarra. While conducting meeting in Pagrang-ayan Sur, his loving wife Carmen met an accident while on a trip to Manila. So, in loving memory of his wife Carmen, he named the place Villa Carmen. However the legal basis of creation is are: From North is barangay Pagrang-ayan; on the East is San Antonio; on the South is Magat High Dam and on the West is Santiago City.


            Villa Carmen lies North along cast ricelands. The total population as of 2004 is 1,347. There are 310 households with a total of 324 family heads of families. The actual land area is 58,177.42 square metes or 581.8 hectares. The total arable land of the barangay is 488.75 hectares. Non-arable lands includes residential lots, idle lands, dead creeks, roads and canals.


            Rice farming is the main source of income of the inhabitants. Farm laborers constitute the largest group, owner cultivators rank second and share croppers rank 3rd basic crops grown are: corn, vegetables, rootcrops and fruits. Backyard gardening is encouraged to have a ready viand for the family. Corn-On-The-Cob (selling young corn) is also profitable. The land classification of the barangay is BAGO SANDY CLAY LOAM which is very suitable in the production of rice. With the high demand of tilapia, fish culture has become a lucrative activity of the residents. Fishponds are developed. The Department of Agriculture does not only introduce new technologies in Agriculture but also in fish culture and livestock raising.


            A monthly visit of a midwife and twice a year visit of a Physician have been continuously a noble undertaking of the Municipal Government which precisely advocate health nourishment and awareness in the barangay.


            Peace and order condition of the barangay is normal. The residents feel secured because of a regular mobile patrol of the PNP of Ramon and the regular “RONDA” of our Barangay Police.





On March 26, 1946, Raniag the mother of then Sitio Diniga was registered as independent Barangay of Santiago, Isabela. The Barangay is joint portion of Barangay Rizal and Barangay Bugallon.


            The creation of another new town of Isabela named Ramon made Raniag as one of the biggest Barangay of the said Municipality. The first set of Municipal Officials headed by Mayor ANGELINO F. VIZCARRA. By 1971 transform Diniga a Barangay through R.A. 3590 heaving it from the mother Barangay named Villa Marcos, in honor of the late DON HILARIO GUING MARCOS also owns the was Land Area in the Barangay.


            The total land area is 190 hectares. It is bounded in the north by Barangay San Sebastian of this Municipality, in the east by Barangay Cebu of San Isidro, Isabela, south by Barangay Rizal of Santiago and west by its mother Barangay Raniag.


            People by central Luzon migrated here to seek for a greener pasture and began to settle in this portion of a partly forested meadow. Majority of the first inhabitants are Ilocano. Some are the Tagalog from Central Luzon as to present in the year 2002. The population is more or less 650 mostly are young adults. The resident are mostly industrious farmers, most of vehicles are tenants and laborers, as to their social life, they practice both the Ilocano and Tagalog beliefs custom and tradition. In times of baptism and wedding. The households dancers  a night before the occasion to generate funds for the future needs of the child and for the start of the married life on newly married couples. There was no festival so everybody enjoy and participate the dances as one the social and moral obligations if someone died. All the adults at once, all go to the home of the bereaved family and offer their help in the form of money, rice or labor from time of death to burial.


            The bayanihan system was practice in building houses. This was shown by the construction of the primary school which was financed by the Municipal Funds.


            A special election was held on August 22, 1972. The first set of elected officials was headed by Barangay from that time on to 1986. The second set of officials was headed by Mr. Adriano Corcuera, who were appointed officer of the Municipality from 1987 to 1989. The third set of officials was headed by CORAZON J. VIBAL from 1990 to 2002 from August 16, 2002 to present the new sets of officials is headed by Punong Barangay Nelson G. Marcos.




            Our Logo in Villa Marcos signified or rather represents especially at the center, the principal sources of income in our Barangay and basic foods we eat. The line at the center is the initial of our Barangay and pattern of our Barangay road. At the bottom, at the center signified the year when our Barangay had been found. Outside the circle/center there is people around joining together, work as one, that

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