Barangay Malitam

Barangay Officials
Mamerto D. Marasigan Punong Barangay
Jeany Rose D. Dudas Brgy. Kagawad
Robert M. Panaligan Brgy. Kagawad
Michael G. Beraña Brgy. Kagawad
Herman M. Malibiran Brgy. Kagawad
Rolando B. Bathan Brgy. Kagawad
Gregorio P. Dapula Brgy. Kagawad
Ailene Shene B. Berania Brgy. Kagawad
Lorena P. Roxas Brgy. Secretary
Nellie M. Panganiban Brgy. Treasurer

 

Physical & Demographic Characteristics
Land Area (has) : 91.1530
Population 2015 (PSA) :
7,212
Classification  
URBAN
Number of Purok/Sitios : 5
Boundaries : North - Calumpang River
South - Brgy. Cuta
West - Brgy. Wawa
East - Calumpang River

 

Other Information

 

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL LIFE OF MALITAM

     A sitio that lies west of Libjo proper is Malitam. It is considered a son of this barrio, because formerly it was a part of Libjo. The former name of this barrio remembers when a barrio school building was then called Encardo. It was only in 1946 when the people of this barrio were given the full autonomy. Hence, they selected their own barrio teniente.

     Before the arrival of the American, there were only three families settling in this barrio; namely: the Marasigan family, the Macatangay family and the Castillo family.

     The barrio tenientes administrations differed but the Philippines is a democratic country. The people could demand for a change of the barrio teniente. In case he is one who does not exercise wisely the powers and authority given him by the Mayor he is recommended dropped from his service.

     Changes of barrio lieutenant were made. The first barrio lieutenant elected was an old timer; the head of the Marasigan family. Being an understanding man, although he acquired little education, he possesses talent. Being incapable of doing hard work, due to his age, he requested that he be relieved. His successor was his nephew, Mr. David Marasigan who was young, generous, loyal, faithful, sympathetic, active, respectful, and with good judgment.

     People in this barrio are law abiding citizens. Petty crimes committed in the barrio are seldom brought to the court for verdict because they are at once settles by the barrio teniente.

     The people are very religious. Their religion as Roman Catholic, the devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary during the entire month of May has been traditional with the barrio people. This religious practice is popularly known as "Flores de Mayo". An elaborate fiesta is the usual culmination of the activity. The people are industrious, happy and peaceful. The barrio is free from idle persons.