The brief history of Barangay Kauswagan
The first inhabitants of Barangay Kauswagan were the Subanens. In 1916, the native chieftain popularly called as “AGAWON” or “AGALON” was very much respected by everybody. He owned a vast territory of land. His full name was Laurenco Megrino. “Insoy” was his nickname.Migrants came to settle in Kauswagan. They were from Luzon and Visayas. Those from the Visayas were mostly from Cebu and Bohol. One particular migrant from Luzon was Mr. Sliverio Tiongson who was from Bulacan. He was a Tagalog and he sold clothes in bundle. He liked the place and married a native, a lady named Elaria Enguito. He was famous in the place as she was a merchant.In later years, typhoid fever struck the barangay, and most of the settlers were sick. Those who contacted the disease had yellowish skin. Many died due to the illness.
In 1920, Insoy Megrino called the people to a meeting. He noticed that the people were very productive and progressive (“mauswagon”). One of the topics during the meeting was to build a chapel. The people agreed that the name of the place would be ‘KAUSWAGAN” since there always was bountiful harvest that made their lives comfortable, productive and happy. The people also chose San Isidro Labrador, a farmer, as their patron saint. This was celebrated every 15th day of May, which became the barangay’s feast day up to the present. Further, the barangay also celebrates December 25 every year as “Araw ng Kauswagan” which was started in 1997 under the leadership of Manolo Bazar as the barangay chairman.
|MORALES, BUENAFE CANTONA||Punong Barangay|
|DELA TORRE, HEDELIZA MORANTE||Barangay Kagawad|
|DEL SOCORRO, MARLON BETACURA||Barangay Kagawad|
|ENGUITO, FELIX OPAY||Barangay Kagawad|
|SALINAS, RENATO LASCUÑA||Barangay Kagawad|
|BAZAR, ARCHEBAL BALBERIA||Barangay Kagawad|
|LASCUÑA, ANECIA QUIMBO||Barangay Kagawad|
|DEL SOCORRO, LIBRADO LASCUÑA||Barangay Kagawad|
|AMOMONPON, ADRIAN||SK Chairman|
|SUMITON, SHARON AMOMONPON||Barangay Secretay|
|QUIMBO, APOLONIO CALUNOD JR.||Barangay Treasurer|
|Barangay Hall Address|