Barangay Calicanto

Barangay Officials
Wilma S. Martinez Punong Barangay
Marites I. Harrell Brgy. Kagawad
Sofronio A. Culla Sr. Brgy. Kagawad
Rosendo Edwin V. de Leon Brgy. Kagawad
Rhonabeth S. Brillion Brgy. Kagawad
Susan P. Macatangay Brgy. Kagawad
Rowena F. Avenido Brgy. Kagawad
Eduardo D. Acorda Brgy. Kagawad
Odessa D. Josol Brgy. Secretary
Nelia P. Garcia Brgy. Treasurer

 

Physical & Demographic Characteristics
Land Area (has) : 142.7093
Population 2015 (PSA) :
10,893
Classification  
URBAN
Number of Purok/Sitios : 6
Boundaries : North - Barangay 12
South - Bolbok
West - Sta. Clara
East - Kumintang Ilaya

 

Other Information

Origin of its name:

Originally, the barrio got its name from two Spanish words “Callo” and “Kanto". Long before, there was a big store right at the cross road going to Manila and Bauan, that became so popular among people who used to pass by the place. They usually stop, either to take a rest, buy something, quench their thirst or have a lunch. Later, according to one of the oldest persons of the barrio, Mr. Pedro Sarmiento it was chanced to "Calicanto as it is.now.

The original boundary to the south with that of the poblacion as D. Silang St. on the east, north and west, the former boundaries are it is now.

Tubigan is one of the sitio. As the name imply the location is partly salt beds, fish ponds and rice paddies..

Original Families:

The Buenafe, Amul, Aya, Luna, Macaraig, Abacan, Magtibay, Sarmiento, DeTorres, Gonzales, Baril, Villamor, Espina, Marasigan, Manalo, Espino, Umahon and Magpantay.

Barrio Lt. From Past to Present:

The following were the order:
1. Mr. Simeon Espino
2. Mr. Crispin Aguda
3. Mr. Florencio Espina
4. Mr. Maximo Umahon
5. Mr. Sixto Magpantay
6. Mr. Filemon Suarez
7. Mr. Epitacio Guadez
8. Mr. Miguel Berberabe

Historical sites, Buildings, Structure and Ruins :

Rimigian de Torres house in one of the oldest building of the place. Another one is the residence off Mr. Blouse the former manager of Batangas Transportation company located in the former BTCo compound.


Customs and Traditions :

By nature the people of the barrio are religious and peace loving. They are tied- up in serving their good customs and traditions.

FACTS, EVENTS, AND INCIDENTS that took place with reference to political industrial, educational, religious and economic matter.
a. Spanish time: There was no school in the barrio. The people learn to read and write by the Cartilla method. The first teachers were Cabeza Crispin Mendoza and maestro predencia Godoy.
b. American Time: The head quarter of the American Army was stationed in the barrio.
c. Japanese Time: On March 11, 1941 the Landing area and the whole barrio were bombed by the Japanese War planes. On March 9, 1945 many houses were burned.