Angeles City Barangays

Barangay Tabun

Historical Background

Barangay Tabun is one of the smallest barangay comprising the City of Angeles. It is bounded by Barangay Sapa Libutad on the north east, by Pulung Maragul and Cacutud on the north, Barangay Pandan on the west and Barangay Mining on the south. Tabun is about 4 kilometers from the city proper.

Before World War II, Tabun is an expanse of fertile agricultural land, where rice and sugarcane are widely cultivated. Because of its proximity to the Abacan river and creeks nearby irrigation was never a problem. Rice yields abound as well as sugarcane. A cornucopia of vegetables and fruits were also grown by farmers, not only to augment their income but to put the fertile land into good use. According to some elders in his barangay, Tabun is a peaceful place to live in until World War II broke out. Life in this once peaceful barrio became miserable, daunted by the frequent “hukbalahap” guerilla encounters with forces of the Japanese Imperial Army. Japanese soldiers scorched the huts of the residents. Terrified for the safety of their families, the farmers decided to leave and migrated to nearby Barangay Salupungan, returning to their former barangay only to continue tilling their farms, until the Philippines were liberated by American forces from the Japanese invaders.

After the World War II, life begun to flourished, residents came back to build their houses. As token of thanksgiving, residents started to build a chapel made of bamboo and thatched roof. As far as they can remember, elders of this barangay said that the early settlers in this small barrio were the families of the Dizon, Cordero, Rivera, Panlilio and Narciso, Yumul, Roque clans, among others. The first barangay leader here after the war, was Vicente Narciso. He was said to have chosen April 5, the feast day of St. Vincent de Ferrer, patron saint of Tabun, as its feast day which has become a yearly activity.

Since Tabun was as agricultural land, Pampanga Sugar Development Corporation (PASUDECO) extended its railroad tracks in this barangay for ferrying harvested sugarcane to its “azucarera”. Its railroad tracks were visible until the development of the Citicenter Subdivisions in this area. In those days barrio folks, after as astir day enjoy dipping the Abacan river and nearby creeks to cool off. No one really knows where the name Tabun came about but elderly people of this barangay asserted that probably as a consequence of peoples’ familiarity of the vernacular “tabun” meaning earth dike, thus, Tabun came to be called as it is today.

Later, as years went on, population boomed, inhabitants of this barangay became relatives by affinity and/or consanguinity. These close relationships and family ties were probably the reasons why Tabun is one of the relatively peaceful barangays of Angeles City.

Today, as its population increased, Tabun boast of its vast sources of fine craftsmen and a variety of other talents in its inhabitants. It is host to the Citicenter subdivisions, Fiesta Communities, other land development and housing projects.


Demographic Profile

  • Total Population — 6,760
  • Households — 1,690
  • Schools (Public / Private) :
    • Nursery School :
      • Tabun Day Care
    • Kinder / Preparatory School :
      • Pineda – Gutierrez E/S
    • Elementary School :
      • Pineda – Gutierrez E/S

Environment

  • Total Land Area — 812,290 Sq.Meters

Organizations

Barangay Council

  • Punong Barangay Hon. Alma D. Mercado
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Angel G. Cordero
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Jacob D. Nacpil
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Pepito Santos
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Petronila Yumul
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Ernesto D. Narciso
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Rodolfo D. Gaña
  • Brgy. Councilor Hon. Romeo S. Ageles
  • Secretary Orlando A. Cruz
  • Treasurer Donnie M. Rivera
  • Administrator Danilo F. Dizon
  • Ex-O Juan R. Gundran

Barangay Health Workers

  • Midwife Zenaida Quaizon
  • Day Care Center

    • Day Care Worker Marina G. Gatmaitan

    School Principal

    • School Principal Zenaida Quiambao
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