Angeles City Barangays

Barangay Balibago

Historical Background

During the Spanish time, a pioneer known as Captain Aniceto Gueco ventured northward in the settlement then known as “Kuliat”, later to be renamed Angeles City, into a flat plain densely forested with Balibago trees growing wildly everywhere. He established the first settlement in the place, which has started to be called “Balibago”, after the prevalent flora in the area.

Captain Aniceto Gueco enticed people to follow and live with him in his new-found home and soon enough, other pioneer families such his other Gueco relatives and the families of Guzman, Enriquez, Jose Datu, Rafaelo Yambao, and Felix De Guzman. In 1946, the position of Barrio Captain was created in lieu of the Barrio Lieutenant, with Alberto Pabalan holding post, followed by Felix De Guzman and Pacito Pabalan. Years later, the barangay came to recognized in law as the basic political unit of the government and thus Barrio Balibago was designated as Barangay Balibago, with Pacito Pabalan serving as Barangay Captain in 1972.

After the liberation of the Philippines from Japanese Occupation, Fort Stotsenburg grew tremendously and became the biggest overseas military facility of the United States of America. It was later Clark Air Base. The principal cause of the growth and development of Barangay BAlibago is the opening of the Balibago Gate, or “Salakot” as the main gateway to the military base and the official sanction of the U.S. Government for off-base as housing of American servicemen and families. Many subdivisions where developed, chief among which are Mt. View, Don Pepe, New and Old Balibago, Severina-Diamond, R and H, Sta. Maria Village 1 and 2, and Manuela Compound, and construction of many housing units ensued along with the establishment of many business enterprises. This led to the influx of thousands of people from different places in the country, flocking this barangay in search of employment and business opportunities.


Demographic Profile

  • Total Population — 50,734
  • Households — 9,250
  • Schools (Public / Private) :
    • Nursery School :
      • Danupa Day Care Center
      • Magsaysay Day Care Center
      • Balibago Day Care Center
      • Subic Day Care Center
      • Hadrian I Day Care Center
      • Hadrian III Day Care Center
    • Kinder / Preparatory School :
      • Sta. Maria Elementary School
    • Elementary School :
      • Sta. Maria Elementary School
      • Gueco Balibago Elementary School
      • Teodoro Tinio Elementary School
      • Alberto G. Pabalan Elementary School
    • High School :
      • Rafael L. Lazatin Memorial High School
  • Health Service Centers :
    • Rural Health Unit :
      • Balibago RHU3

Environment

  • Total Land Area — 160 Hectares

Organizations

Barangay Council

  • Punong Barangay Hon. Rodelio H. Mamac Sr
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Rodolfo D. De Guzman
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Abel T. Reyes
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Rene F. Aguas
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Jose L. Trinidad
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Clara “Karen” Gueco
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Grace U. David
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Haron M. Tecson
  • Secretary Mr. Jose Emmanuel L. Lor
  • Treasurer Ms. Jasmine B. Velasquez
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