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BARANGAY CARMEN

BARANGAY CARMEN - Anao Tarlac
 

BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Punong Barangay:  RODEL S. MONTERO

Barangay Kagawad:

  • JONATHAN B. BENAVIDEZ
  • SIXTO S. MONTERO
  • POLICARPIO B. DELA CRUZ
  • ROLANDO J. CAMIA, SR
  •  MAYO C. CARDONA
  • PEPITO L. ABELLA
  • ROMEO M. DIZO

Barangay Secretary:  REYNANTE R. CASTILLO

Barangay Treasurer:  EVELYN C. JOCSON

CVHW:  APRIL A. CRUZ;     MA. DOLORES L. SAMSON

BNS:   MARYCEL S. GACUTE

Day Care Worker:  JEAN C. ALIADO

Pres., Senior Citizen:  NOLITA ABAN

Head, Youth Task Force: EARL JUSTIN TOLENTINO

Utility Worker:  MYLENE L. ESTILLORE

Barangay Tanods:

  • NOEL M. TAMAYO (Chief)
  • RICARDO M. BRAVO, JR.
  • HENRY A. PANGANGAN
  • DENNIS C. VELASCO
  • DELFIN D. PAULO, JR.
  • JOSE J. CONTAOI
 

HISTORY OF BARANGAY CARMEN

(FORWORD: The member of the Sangguniang Barangay of Dona Carmen, Anao, Tarlac wish to extend their profound thanks and gratitude to Atty. Marcelino E. Tolentino for his invaluable assistance in the preparation of the history of our barangay. It will be recalled that it was he who researched and compiled the history of our town which he entitled “A CHRONICLE OF ANAO”. This historical paper is the only reference book on the history of Anao.)

At the Tarlac-Nueva Ecija boundary lies a barangay which is known by its very polite and endearing name DOÑA CARMEN. Its dog-leg configuration is due to the fact that it was carved from the Pre-World War II political unit POBLACION, of which it was then an integral part. In the creation of this barangay as a unit of government, the provincial road which passes through the town eastward to Nampicuan, Nueva Ecija was made its northern territorial boundary, thus its dog-leg configuration. Gomez Street on the west and become its western boundary between Don Ramon and Dona Carmen.

During the administration of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos, he laid emphasis on community development. To take charge of this task, he created the Presidential Assistance on Community Development (PACD) to which he assigned Manong Ernie Maceda, later to become senator, as the head. To avail of this opportunity to the maximum, the then Municipal Council created additional barrios out of those already existing. Sitios already were likewise converted to barrios all of which were denominated as barangays.

BARANGAY DONA CARMEN was one of the created barangays and it was named in honor of that lovable and kind lady who owned HACIENDA ONGSIAKO, the late-lamented DONA CARMEN ONGSIAKO. The creation of Barangay Dona Carmen took place during the administration of the late Mayor Lt. Col. Catalino O. Cruz. (Ret.). He becomes the Mayor of the town in 1964 while the late Vicente L. Dizo, Sr., who was then succeeded by the late Hilario Velasco, served as Barrio Lieutenants.

In 1984, the late Barangay Captain Patrocinio Sadangsal welcomed three Indonesian fellows to Barangay Dona Carmen to personally conduct their researches on April and May for the completion of their doctorate degree under auspices of the United Nation University Nutrition Center of the Philippines (UNUNCP). Upon the completion of their research, the United Nation University Nutrition Center of the Philippines awarded Katibayan ng Pagpapahalaga to some residents of the barangay for their invaluable assistance as resource persons.

In 1988, an election for provincial and municipal level took place and the same year was the election for the barangay level. At that time, a candidate who garnered the highest vote will automatically become the Barangay Captain and luckily Hermes Dizo got the highest vote. (1988-1994). It was at this time that the 65% of the barangay roads were cemented through the leadership and initiative of congressman Peping Cojuangco, Governor Ting-ting Cojuangco and Mayor Clemente T. Apuan. Some units of street lights had been installed; the Velasco road and Antonio road were fully opened. Barangay fiestas for those years were celebrated during the month of December with muses for every purok as the highlight for the event.

In 1994, Barangay Captain Patrocinio Sadangsal once again won in the election race. Additional 25% of the barangay roads were cemented, the Barangay Hall and the Barangay Plaza were erected, and additional street lights were installed. It was during this period that the Barangay Fiesta was officially celebrated on the 16th of July, instead of celebrating it on December, in honor of the birthdate of the late Dona Carmen Ongsiako.

Activities such as the Medical-Dental Civic Action and the Libreng Gamutan – Libreng Gamot, the first one ever in the barangay was arranged by Barangay Kagawad Gertrudes D. Tolentino, Chairman, Committee on Health & Social Services and with assistance of the other Kagawads. Dr. Araceli T. Estrada and Dr. Amelia T. Bulseco, both Resident Physicians of Quezon City Medical Center were able to solicit medicines worth P20,000.00 from the different pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Abraham Abella of San Manuel, Tarlac attented to the patients needing dental service. Anao RHU Personnel and Barangay Health Workers also attended.

In 1997, Rodel Montero emerged as the new Barangay Chairman. It was during his time that the Day Care Center and at least 40% of the drainage system were constructed while the barangay nursery has been improved. Moreover, the Lingap sa Mamamayan Program of the DSWD was launched wherein 20 recipients have been benefited for the Pabahay worth P10,000.00 each. The SEA-K was also given to the barangay as an initial capital to the recipients without interest and also a P2,000.00 worth of construction materials for the assessed needy barangay constituents. The 20 recipients for the Lingap sa Mamamayan were also enjoying and benefiting the quarterly interest of their capital money accorded them by Mayor Rodolfo F. Guerrero in the amount of P1,000.00 which is now more or less P25,000.00 cash in bank. Dr. Amelia T. Bulseco also donated one unit waiting shed erected at the corner of V. Dizo St. and the Provincial Road.

In 2002, BC Montero once again won in the barangay elections. With the untiring and continuous support of his Barangay Council, Barangay Tanod, Barangay Health Workers, Day Care and barangay constituents, Barangay Dona Carmen is now at his frontline of becoming the most progressive barangay of the town as we see the industrial capability – the Gem & John Steel Center and Construction Supply, the Salvador Funeral Parlor and the Lacamento Gas Filling Station. Brgy. Dona Carmen was a CIDSS pilot barangay.