||RANDY V. GUEVARRA
- ERNESTO P. CALIBUSO
- ADELINA L. VEDANIA
- ISRAEL L. MON
- DOMINADOR B. LAZO
- RAYNALDO C. LADIA
- NELSON J. LADIA
- FREDERICK M. VEDANIA
||RHANIE JEAN J. PASCUA
||MAYLIN L. ESPINOZA
Coordinator BHW Nerina V. Lazo
BHW Elsie Lacusong
BHW Ma. Nimfa Sarno
BHW Angelita Jimeno
BNS Marybeth Ladia
ECCD Kathlyn Joyce Jimeno
||Marybeth L. Ladia
|Day Care worker
Barangay Chief Tanod : Efren Lardizabal
Members: 1. Perlita Gao-ay
- Fe Marie Acosta
- Michael Pascua
- Romando Oriendo
- Salacnib Lasquite
- Melvin Lopez
- Rodeheaver Lazo
- Edwin Dauz
Barangay Bitalag is envisioned to be progressive, self-reliant and productive community with civilized, well informed and healthy society, who are peace loving, god fearing, participative and empowered governance, peaceful/crimefree society and Sustainable Clean and Green Environment.
To achieve our goals/vision we commit ourselves to:
To Implement Rules and Regulations.
Improve Peace and Order.
Promote active participation of the Barangay folks.
Promote quality and justice for all.
- Legal basis of creation N/A
- Date of Ratification/Plebiscite N/A
- of Registered Voters 719
- of Precincts 4
The Barangay Bitalag is more or less 3 kilometers from Centro/Poblacion bounded by the following barangays:
North : Barangay Borono
South : Barangay Lubnac
East : Barangay Baringcucurong, Suyo, Ilocos Sur
West : Barangay Libtong
- Type/Classification of Barangay:
Rural __ Upland Lowland __ Coastal Agricultural __ Fishing Commercial
_ Urban __ Industrial __________________ Others (specify)
- Total Land Area in hectares: 4773
Residential : 4.898
Agricultural : 126.5015
Commercial : 1.1
- Total Income Php 1,055,604.00
Internal Revenue Allotment Php 1,024,104.00
Local Sources: RPT Share Php 14,000
Clearance & Certification Fees Php 3,000
Community Tax Php 2,500
Permit Fees Php 10,000
Interest Income ________
Income from Grants and Donations ________
Miscellaneous Income __
( 40 %) Farming
(__ %) Fishing
(30 %) Business
( 30 %) Employed
(16 %) Construction
Population (Source: / RBI based on 2013) : 1374
Number of Male : 690
Number of Female : 684
TOTAL : 1374
Number of families : 263
Number of Households : 243
Number of Labor Force : 377
Number of Unemployed : 16
Roman Catholic (90 %)
Iglesia ni Cristo ( %)
Protestants ( %)
Baptist ( %)
Jehovah Witnesses ( %)
Islam ( %)
Others Born Again (10%)
- Power Supply : ISECO ILOCOS SUR (Electric Cooperative)
No. of Household with Access to Electricity
243 (Electric Cooperative)
No. of Families with Access to Potable Water
_____First _______ Number
/ Second 160 Number
_ _/___Third 13 Number
Car, Jeep, Tricycle, Motorbike, Van
- Means of Communication: (telephone, mobile phones, indicate name of provider)
SMART , TNT, GLOBE, SUN, ADDICT MOBILE
Brief History of the Barangay
It cannot be fully determined which is older – the famous Tagudin Sundial (erected in 1848) or the grand old man of Bitalag, Apo Marcos Dauz. But at about that time, Apo Dauz thought of pooling the resources of the small neighborhood where he was the leader for the purpose of constructing a well from which the people around the area could draw their drinking water.Spanish time as it was, diarrhea epidemics were frequent, and they had a way of attributing the disease with water just drawn from brooks, creeks and ricefields, hence the need for a safe water source. Under the able leadership of Apo Marcos, a 30-feet well was dug by the people.This was strengthened by Spanish bricks-radrilyo – as sidings. The well survived for more than two hundred years (200) as it sills exists up to this day. In the local dialect, the well is called “BITO”.
The“bito” served its purpose of providing water to the villagers. During critical times residents from surrounding villages of Libtong, Borono, and Baringcucurong also drew their drinking water from the “bito”. It is ten(10) meters away from Baringcucurong.
The small schoolhouse in the village with its spacious surroundings provided an appropriate venue for transactions, such as barter, exchange of horses and work animals, agreements, village meetings and similar activities where bilateral and collective arrangements were agreed upon. Agreement in the dialect is “TULAG”.
The two terms “BITO” and “TULAG” have become inseparable twin ideas inculcated in the minds of the villagers that their small neighborhood soon adopted the name “BITULAG” for their place. When the government thought of defining barrio boundaries and necessitated the assignment of names thereof, the then government recording clerk might have misheard the name for he entered in the official registry not Bitulag but Bitalag.
Another version states that Bitalag was established in the middle of the nineteenth century. It got its name from the following version. There was once a well (bito). Inside this well lived a big mudfish (dalag). So putting the two words together, it resulted to “bito-dalag”, hence the nameBitalag.
Bitalag is comprised of four sitios. (a) CURVA, meaning curve or junction. (b) PUROKEN, meaning group of houses. (c) BARONABID because the houses are located along both sides of the creek, and (d) CENTRO, where the schoolhouse is located.
During the Japanese occupation, Bitalag was called the “Fort Santiago of Ilocos Sur”. Several executions, and indescribable tortures inflicted by the ruthless soldiers of the Japanese Imperial Forces on many innocent Filipinos, men and women alike, took refuge here. After the liberation, the “War Vets” of the defunct USAFIP-NL constructed a monument of the unknown soldier. With the help of the Philippine Committee, this so-called landmark has inscriptions engraved on it.