BRIEF HISTORY OF BARANGAY BACULONG
According to the people, is divided into two parts namely Almendras in the eastern part of and Baculong in the western part. Of these two parts, is the one known as the official name of the barrio.
In the early days, the eastern part was covered with thick forest were many big tress called â€œAlmendrasâ€ grow in abundance. Hence, the people in the place â€œAlmendrasâ€, and from that time on this part of the barrio came to be known as â€œAlmendrasâ€. These people made these to parts distinct from each in the collection and contribution from the town, and barrio fiestas, and for the holy week celebrations.
Baculong was founded and the early part of eighteen century by the late Capitan Casimiro Tanedo, who was said to have come from Zambales. Baculong was once a great habit inhabited by few a people, who depended mainly on hunting for their livelihood. At the end of the cruel Spanish rule and with the coming of the benevolent American Regime, more and more people came from Zambales and Pangasinan.
The great and thick forest afforded a great place for the rubbers and outlaws to wait for their preys. The people were ambushed and robbed for their belongings when they passed through this place. This device was known as â€œBankulongâ€ which means trap. The Bankulong was not only used to catch animals and fishes, but also human beings who were robbed and killed by the outlaws.
As time went on and progressed, the people became annoyed by the name, and so they cancelled the letter â€œNâ€, and shortened the name Baculong which became the official name of the barrio.
Located Western most part of Victoria is the predominantly Kapampangan-speaking Barangay, Baculong. Chairman Nicolas T. Mariano heads the Barangay with approximately 3,587 people or almost 752 households. Covering a total land area of 736.83 hectares, Barangay Baculong primarily engages with farmng/agricultural activities with some 340 households managing their own crop production, poultry management, livestock production and agricultural services. Crop production, with palay being the principal crop, is produced by roughly 270 households. Mixed Chemical and Organic fertilizing and pest control is being employed.
|Barangay Chairman||GODOFREDO C. CATLI|
|Land Area||736. 83 Ha.|
|Population as of 2014*
*(Projected Population based on 2010 NSO)
|# of House-holds (HH) as of 2014*
*(Projected # of HH based on 2010 NSO)
|General Source of HH Income||Predominantly engaged in farming activities with some 340 HH heads as farmers; 110 HH heads depending on their regular salaries; and 52 HH heads relying on their contractual wages.|
|# of HH Engaged in Farming/ Agricultural Activities||340 HH|
|# of HH Heads Undergone Livelihood Training||635 HH heads|
On employment, there are at least 8 unemployed household heads relying on seasonal contractual wages and other ways of daily subsistence (e.g. sideline farming), while 76 household heads depend on their regular salaries. 340 HH heads are fairly reliant on the continuous profit gained out of agricultural production that can be considered as the bulk of HH daily subsistence in the area.