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ALAB PROPER

When Alab was divided into Alab Oriente and Alab Proper in 1972, Alab Proper retained 313 hectares of land area. The sitios of Bengngasan, Bilig, Daligdig, Data, and Mat-ao are sustained in this barangay.

Having same roots with the Alab Oriente population, the people of Alab Oriente descend from the family of the hunter from Samoki who started the first settlement across the river in Dongyowan (Alab Oriente).

With the passage of time, a certain person named BAclangen lost his sow. He couldn’t find it anywhere in the village. Searching as far as he could, he crossed the river and climbs up the mountain. He found the pig in the Bengngasan. It was so heavy to carry back to Dongyowan so he decided to leave it there. Every day, he brought the pig food from Dongyowan. After some time, Baclangen realized that he could build his house near the pig instead. He transferred his family there and they became the first settlers of the place.

 Later, the sow gave birth and a pen was constructed so that no pig would stray. At one time, a group of Spaniards passed by while the natives were enclosing the pen. They asked what the name of their place was. Thinking that they were being askd what they were doing, they answered,”Men-al-alad kami.” It was the word Alab that stuck to the Spaniards and so in their records, the place bore that name, which it carries up to the time.

***Reference - TAWID: Celebrating 100 Years of Bontoc Township Experience

 On March 3, 1972, the Mountain Province Board thru ResolutionNo. 52, S. 1972 approved the creation of another barrio sub-dividing Alab into two barangays. This was supported by the Bontoc Municipal Council Resolution No. 5, S. 1972. The petition of voters with the certification from the Acting Election Registrar that sitios Long-ay, Dongyuwan and Dantay can create one precinct  and the Certification of the Rural Sanitary Inspector that the said sitios as one barrio has 565 residents which is beyond the qualified number of a barrio under RA 3590 or the Revised Barrio Chapter ( based froom the thesis of Mrs. Jonah Gawidan 1998). As a result, Eastern portion was named Alab Oriente and the western portion as Alab Proper which composes the four sitios namely; Data, Bengasan, Mat-ao and Bilig.

  • Patronal Feista/ Foundation Day - Alab Oriente and Alab Proper was founded March 3, 1972 as its yearly celebrated March 3.

 

BARANGAY PROFILE

Physical Information

  • Geographical Location

            The Barangay ALAB PROPER is more or less 9 kilometers from Central/Poblacion bounded by the following barangays;

                                      North:             Barangay BALILI

                                      South:             Barangay BONTOC ILI

                                      East:               Barangay ALAB ORIENTE

                                      West:              Barangay SUYO, SAGADA

  • Type/Classification of Barangay:

 

                                     X         Rural              x          Agricultural  

                                    Total Land Area in Hectares:         313 hectares

Demographic Features

  • Total Population

Barangay Alab Proper has a total household of 238 hosting a total population of 893 survey for the year 2020, of which 466 are males while 427 are females.

  • Number of Households

The total numbers of households in Barangay Alab Proper are 238. These households are situated in all four (4) sitios of the barangay namely: Data, Bengasan, Mat-ao and Bilig.

  • Ratio of Men and Women

      In Barangay Alab Proper, the Number of Male population exceeds the number of female. Nevertheless, the ratio is almost 1:1

  • Topography, Slope and Elevation

      In terms of geographical location it is characterized by various slopes for it is generally hilly so you can easily view from the other Sitios.  The residential part of the barangay is a little bit of a slope and on the foot of the mountain is a river which stands as the boundary to the other barangay.

  • Health Information Data

Leading causes of Morbidity

CAUSES

Male

Female

TOTAL

Upper respiratory Tract Infection

5

20

25

Tonsillitis

0

2

2

Pneumonia

1

3

4

Diarrhea

2

5

7

Fever of Unknown Origin

5

6

11

Influenza like Illness

5

4

9

Leading Causes of Mortality

CAUSES

Male

Female

TOTAL

Bronchial Asthma

1

1

2

Congestive Heart Failure

0

1

1

Commonly acquired pnuemonia

1

0

1

Hypertension

1

2

3

 

VISSION 

Barangay Alab Proper aims to become a peaceful and progressive barangay with improved life spiritually, socially and economically

 

MISSION 

Participate and involvement of every constituent in Barangay Development towards a better quality of life.

 

OBJECTIVE

To fully implement the various programs, projects and activities contained in the Barangay Development Plan which was formulated thru participative planning.

 

BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Punong Barangay: Hye M. Bellang

Barangay Kagawad:

  • Francis T. Ngayodan
  • Harry D. Waking
  • John B. Bellang, Jr.
  • Alex K. Baclangen
  • Richard D. Ayongan
  • Erben O. Nguddo
  • Palmer M. Gayec

IPMR: Joseph D. Gumihid

SK Chairperson:  Anthony D. Gallardo, Jr.

Barangay Secretary: Irish Mae M. Awangan

Barangay Treasurer : Dexter W. Alacyang