Barangay Dela Paz Proper

Barangay Officials
Benecio E. Landicho Punong Barangay
Clodualdo R. Breton Brgy. Kagawad
Romeo P. Tolentino Jr. Brgy. Kagawad
Mark Gerald P. Landicho Brgy. Kagawad
Isagani A. Manalo Brgy. Kagawad
Felomina P. Landicho Brgy. Kagawad
Vicente B. Acuña Brgy. Kagawad
Anacleto E. Perez Brgy. Kagawad
Eva L. Culasino Brgy. Secretary
Evelyn R. Briton Brgy. Treasurer

  

Physical & Demographic Characteristics
Land Area (has) : 905.7344
Population 2015 (PSA) :
2,621
Classification  
RURAL
Number of Purok/Sitios :
Boundaries : North - Haligue Silangan
South - Ilijan
West - Seashore
East - Dela Paz Pulot Aplaya

 

Other Information

HISTORICAL DATA OF DE LAPAZ

De La Paz, one of the remotest barrio of the municipality of Batangas is located along the coast, south of mountain of Talim. In the early days this barrio was called Delasa and as time rolled on it was changed to de la Paz. The barrio is composed of five sitios namely Maalbo, Bayanan, Bagilbil, Dapdapan and Pook.

During the Spanish regime almost of the whole barrio was owned the Spaniard name Jose Rea. His wife was a Filipina whose name was Eugenia Ituralde. The couple was residing in the sitios of Batangas within the jurisdiction of this barrio. In as much as this couple owned a large farm and they were well to do, a temple was built at their own expense and in this connection a fiesta was held every year. This temple and home of the rich couple were already ruined but the wall could still be traced at present.

Since the Spanish time there has been a long succession of barrio lieutenants, Mr. Teburcio whose family name was unknown was sat the helm. He was followed in chronological order, by Mr. Agustin Atienza, Mr. Antonio de Leon, Mr. Teodoro Ebora, Mr. Pablo Perez, Mr. Nicomides Lumanglas, Mr. Ciriaco Asi, Mr. Felix Aquino, and Mr. Alberto Ebora who is an ever ready pangulo at present.

As time went on the American came. The Spanish authorities seceded the whole archipelago to the United States but the Filipinos refused to recognized the right of sovereignty of the United States over the Philippines. Such being the case, battles began here, and there and as a result many of the Filipinos known as Veterans fled to the mountains. The American soldiers fought against the Filipinos. The American soldiers fought the remotest barrio of the town searching for the veterans and as a proof battle took place at this village. Fifteen Americans soldiers fought against the veterans and unfortunately one of them killed and one among their opponents was wounded. Because of this American authorities evacuate the place and live in the town for a period of three months.

Formerly, de la paz, Pulot was a part of this barrio and only a few families were living in this community. But on account of the unprecedented increase in the number of people, the community was divided into two distant and separate barrios namely: de la Paz Pulot and De la Paz proper. The latter has at present one hundred forty homes and a total population of seven hundred eighty.

The second World War broke out on December 8, 1941. For a period of three months continues battle of the Japanese won and from that time they began to rule the Philippines. The people supplies the Japanese soldiers residing at this place with food but sometimes the soldiers were still abusive with the properties and food of the Filipinos. Well and good the Japanese did no destruction of lives and properties on this barrio.
Batangas was liberated on March 11, 1945 and as soon as reasonable peace and order in the poblacion & barrios were established, the military authorities ordered the immediate opening of public schools.

From March 11, 1945 to July 1, 1947, people enrolled in the schools of the district by the thousands. This necessitates the opening of extension classes & one of which was De la Paz School. The school building was build February 11, 1946, donated by the barrio people. Since the very beginning, this barrio had never a public school except after World War II.

In conclusion, great improvements were done in this barrio especially in food production and in cleanliness since the establishment of the school.
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