There was a time when Barangay Igdalaquit was without roads only trails, without electricity only kerosene lamps that dotted the darkness like fireflies. Residents walked and their feet had grown callous to the horny and dangerous trails each day to transport basic needs and product of the community.
There are two historical versions on how the barangay got its name. First version say that barangay derived its name from a tree called "dalakit" which at the time was abundant in the place. Second version goes, during those times species of bird called "mananagit" (birds of prey) also abound all around the area. so from then on the inhabitants of the place called it Igdalaquit.
Barangay leaders then was called "Teniente de Barrio" which later on was elevated to Kapitan del Barrio (Barangay Captain) and the present, the Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 turn to Punong Barangay.
In 1920 to 1927, Felipe Nalla, a Teniente del Barrio, his administration maintained peace and order of the barangay but he was executed by the Japanese Army during the war by cutting his head. Mariano Naorbe replace as Teniente del Barrio. He continued the duties and functions in maintaining peace and order in the barangay and representative of the barangay to the municipal government.
During the Japanese occupation, Maximo Famisaran was the Teniente del Barrio in the year 1935-1945. During his administration was between the Japanese and Filipino occurred. During the war the barangay was bombed and burned by the Japanese Army, leaving the place into ashes. The residents evacuated to safety until the war ended.
In 1947-1947, recovery period, the residents rebuild their homes and continue struggle for a better life under the administration of Teniente del Barrio Florentino Faiwas, or better known as Mang Tinong, a pioneer inhabitant of the barangay. He made the place quite famous by his native leafed onion and he was also a successful businessman. His popularity being a wealthy person of the barangay is known in the entire municipality. He invested his money to Negros Occidental by buying sugar plantation so called Acienda.
In 1947-1949 Jose Famisaran was administered as the Teniente del Barrio and succeeded by Eliseo Napawit in the year 1949 to 1954. Their achievement continued the peace and order in the barangay. Water system and barangay foot walk was materialized.
In 1954 to 1957 was the administration of Victoriano Faca and Sotero Famisaran. They also maintained the peace and order in the barangay. Being the Barrio Captains, they were active representatives of the barangay in the municipal government headed by Mayor Dioscoro Mueda.
In 1959 to 1964, Barrio Captain Godofredo Nad. He was adored by the people and crediting him for the success of the peace and order campaign of the barangay at that time. He was also a responsible father. His only son Honorato Nad, a native of the barangay became a Sangguniang Bayan member of Oton, Iloilo in 1991-2001.
In 1964 to 1967 the first woman Barrio Captain was Rosa Nalagon. Her achievement were the development of moral values and religious aspects.
Barangay Captain Elias Moleno 1969 to 1988 21 years in service to the barangay. His achievement were the construction of the barangay hall and also the barangay chapel. His administration garnered ward in the Green Revolution contest conducted by the municipal government. It is during his administration that barangay fiesta was founded. The first fiesta was celebrated in the month of April.
In 1988, Marcelino Naorbe became the Barangay Captain. His administration focused on the peace and order of the barangay. Insurgency problem was throughout the land and Barangay Igdalaquit created "Bantay Barangay" headed by personnel of 15 IB Philippine Army.
In 1992 the implementation of R.A. 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991 provides "the transfer of decision making to the barangay and the implementation of IRA fund". His administration improved the barangay water system and initial construction of barangay plaza with the support of the Sangguniang Barangay members.
In 1994, the barangay was under the administration of Punong Barangay Wilfredo Famisaran.
Upon the initiative and effort of the barangay officials and the much needed cooperation of the people of the barangay in 1994 Barangay multi-purpose hall was constructed, through the financial assistance from the municipal government headed by then Mayor Julieta N. Flores, a center of social, cultural and political aspect of barangay development, infrastructure projects were constructed. Additional water reservoir, concrete public toilet, multi-purpose pavement was completed, tanod post and concrete barangay foot walk and many others.
In 1996, farm to market road was constructed from Barangay Naclub to Barangay Igdalaquit through the assistance from CDF of Senator Sergio Osmeņa. Transport of farm products to the poblacion market and other related services were made easier for the residents of the barangay.
In 1998 in the month of March, major development took place. ILECO I finally illuminated the barangay. This is made through the assistance from the CDF of Congressman Oscar Garin which brought benefits and improvements to the barangays residents. Barangay streetlights were installed.
In February 16, 2001, Barangay Day Care Center was opened to the pre-schooler. Its first teacher was Maria Vilma Pasalgon followed by Ma. Merced Fabello.
In March 18, construction of barangay multi-purpose center was finished. The project cost was Php258,000.00 through the financial assistance from Balik Barangay Organization, private individuals, fund raising campaign. Yearly financial assistance from the municipal government headed by Mayor Gerardo N. Flores for the monthly allowance of Day Car worker was released.
In 1995, the Search for the Greenest and Cleanest barangay sponsored by the municipal government was launched. The barangay garnered several awards and recognitions such as Cleanest Barangay Award, Greenest Barangay Award and 2nd place Best Community Participation Award.
In 2001, the Barangay was hailed as the Most Outstanding Barangay in the municipal, district and provincial level. Punong Barangay Wilfredo Famisaran was declared the Most Outstanding Punong Barangay in the Province of Iloilo. Award was given on November 11, 2000 in Iloilo City.
In 2001 came the most prestigious award given to the barangay. It was proclaimed as the Most Outstanding Barangay in Local Budget Administration in the municipal, district, provincial and the entire country of the Philippines. The award was handed on last April 26, 2001 at the Malacaņang.
In February 9, 2002, during the 286th Foundation Anniversary, Punong Barangay Wilfredo Famisaran was chosen as one of the ten "Most Outstanding Citizen" of the Municipality of Miagao.
The history of the barangay as a people has been punctuated with great trials and uncertainty. But the remarkable thing is that after all these trial, the barangay still stands.
Increase food production. Socio-economic stability. Sustainable Clean and Green program. Infrastructure development. Fiscal and administrative reform. Maintenance of peace and order. Health services. Sports and physical program. Culture and tourism development.
|Wilfredo Famisaran||Punong Barangay|
|Catherine Pasalgon||SK Chairman|
|Paterno Moleno||Barangay Secretary|
|Benito Nangan||Barangay Treasurer|
|Commercial||52 square meters|
|Institutional||75 square meters|
|Industrial||49 square meters|
|Number of transportation available in the barangay||none|
|List of tourist attraction||"Tampad" - killing place of Japanese Army during the war|
|Number of male||108|
|Number of female||124|
|Number of youths||44|
|Number of households||41|
|Number of houses||36|
|List of sports facilities||Barangay multi-purpose pavement|
|List of school present in the barangay||Day Care Center|
|Number of college students||6|
|Number of high school students||26|
|Number of elementary pupils||27|
|Number of pre-schoolers||21|
|Prevailing religion||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Houses with Electricity||36|
|Presence of road and estimated length||Barangay road 1.1 kilometers|
|Number of Communication Facilities||cell phones 9, Handheld radios 1|
|Number of Water Supply System||Jetmatic 3, Deepwell 1, Spring Water Impounding System 7|
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