Political Information
Legal Basis of Creation:
Date of Ratification / Plebiscite:
No. of Registered Voters: 1,017
No. of Precincts:
Physical Information
Land Area (in heactares) 388 has & 6906 sqm
Barangay Category Urban
Land Classification Upland, Lowland
Major Economic Agricultural, Commercial
Fiscal Information
A. External Sources
Internal Revenue Allotment  Php 1,695,498.00
Others
B. Local Sources
RPT Share Php 26,000.00
Fees & Charges Php 24,500.00
Others Php 2,000.00
Total Income Php 1,747,998.00
Demographic Information
Total Population 1,796
No. of Female 898
No. of Male 898
No. of Families 528
No. of Households 439
No. of Labor Force
No. of Unemployed
Source RBI
Year captured
Basic Utilities / Services
Largest Power Supply Distributor Electric Cooperative
Major Water Supply Level of Households Water supplied by wells/spring in the brgy., Water supplied by public water faucets, Water supplied through water faucets in individual households
No. of Households with access to potable water supply 439
Existing Means of Transportation Jeep, Private Vehicle, Tricycle, Motorcycle, Horse/Carabao
Existing Means of Communication  Mobile phone
Awards / Recognition received by the barangay or barangay officials
National Level
Regional Level
Local Level  Good Governance & BCPC

 

History

Before the Spaniards came in the Philippine Archipelago, the places were named according to the beliefs of the natives in a particular area.

Originally, the natives named their place as “Kalisungsungan”. When the Spaniards came, the residents decided to gather and celebrate as they wanted to have their patron saint and they have chosen Señor San Roque. Unfortunately, there was an epidemic that spread in the area where there were no medical doctors nor herbal medicines that could cure, nor even “albularyo” to treat them. There was a sick member in every household and death rate was very high that became their major problem so they were all afraid. Residents then decided to strengthen their faith and strongly prayed to their Patron Saint, Señor San Roque. When the epidemic struck Barangay Kalisungsungan on the month of August, it was by coincidence that the residents also celebrated the Feast of Señor San Roque on the same month. Inside the Chapel, devotees conducted a prayer called “Novena” for nine (9) consecutive days started August 7 and ended August 16 ,the Feast Day, as the birthdate of the saint. After the 2nd Day of the novena, the image of the patron saint was brought to the houses of the believers as they had requested, believing that through the help of Señor San Roque, their sick child who had not eaten food for three days or more, would be healed. Fortunately, a day after, they were amazed as they discovered that the sick children asked their mother for food to eat. After they ate, they immediately got well. From then on, it became a practice of the residents every year that the image be transferred from house-to-house of the believers soon the patron saint would protect the members of the family, their crops and animals as well as their sick members of the family got well when the image was brought by the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) in every household. Later, the epidemic vanished from Barangay Kalisungsungan. Everyone who was healed visited and kissed the image of Señor San Roque. Hence, the name of Barangay Kalisungsungan was changed to Barangay San Roque.

In 1965, there was a farmer who lived in “Wayang” area of Purok 2. He never allow the image of the saint to visit his home. When he knew that the CWL with the image of the saint planned to visit his nipa hut, he immediately went home to the city. Unexpectedly, the whole farm of the nipa hut owner was attacked by the pests while all his harvest was destroyed. On the other hand, his neighboring farms had a plentiful harvest.