Barangay Banaba East

Barangay Officials
Rolando A. Dinglasan Punong Barangay
Rodrigo M. Villamor Brgy. Kagawad
Sonia D. De Los Reyes Brgy. Kagawad
Chito J. Dinglasan Brgy. Kagawad
Juan G. Berania Jr. Brgy. Kagawad
Hyman Jay H. Blanco Brgy. Kagawad
Arvi June R. Villamor Brgy. Kagawad
Reymark M. Castillo Brgy. Kagawad
Emelita A. Tapel Brgy. Secretary
Anajay A. Bernabe Brgy. Treasurer

 

 

Physical & Demographic Characteristics
Land Area (has) : 117.7255
Population 2015 (PSA) :
2,269
Classification  
RURAL
Number of Purok/Sitios : 2
Boundaries : North - Balete
South - Banaba Center
West - Kaingin San Pascual
East - Bulihan Balete

 

 

Other Information

Official Name of the Barrio

Originally, all the existing barrio of Banaba were taken as one, and was named Banaba. The only distinction among the four geographical division were as follows: the western areas as “Kanlurang Pook”; the Southern part as “Magbabanig”; the Northern side as “Kaingin”; and the Eastern most part as “Pook ng Mestiza”; which is at present officially known as Banaba Silangan.

It was during the Commonwealth period that Banaba was divided and each geographical division was registered and given the official name: Pook ni Mestiza, being the eastern most side and part of Kaingin was named and registered as Banaba Silangan. This barrio is approximately six kilometers from the poblacion (Batangas City) and has an area of about 135.5 hectares.

Tracing back the generation of families, it was found out that Cabezang Pablo, a family of macatangay, was the first settlers in the eastern area. It was said that the natives of this place paid their taxes to this man who was appointed head of the barangay during that time.

In the early days, courtship and marriage in this place could exist even without the knowledge and consent of the persons concerned. But marriage can only be planned and realized after granting valuable things or piece of land as dowry on the part of the male. With the influence of the different races who had settled in this place, and with the drastic changes of the times, these folkways and practices, were modified and changed.