Historical profile of Barangay Sicot
Sicot was once a sitio of Barangay Paiton. It became an independent barangay in 1982. The name “Sicot” came from the word “sikit” which literally means narrow or difficult passage (or trail). From the account of the Three-Year Development Plan of Sicot claimed that Subanen Andaya Anib gave the barangay its name “Sicot.” Rodolfo “Polding” Villegas, the first barangay captain said that the Subanens followed the bank of the river and made it their trail in going in and out of the village. The passageway is narrow and difficult, but which through time became the people’s regular passage.
The Subanens were the first settlers of Sicot. They roamed Mt. Malindang Rage practicing slash and burn farming. In 1986, at the height of rebel uprising, the military battalion with detachments around Mt, Malindang Range put them together in one area to neutralize those actively involved in the rebel movement to keep close watch of suspected sympathizers and protect the innocent ones.
In 2008, the population of Sicot increased due to the transfer of other Subanen families from Bag-ong Clarin, Molave to seek treatment for sick member of a family. Other members of the tribe soon followed.
The first barangay captain was Rodolfo “Polding” Villegas which lasted for 28 years. This was the result of the old practice of “Magic 7” in which all barangay councilors were elected by the people. The one who got the highest vote automatically became the barangay captain. The next barangay captain was Perla Pueblas, who served as barangay councilor for nine years. At the time of writing, the incumbent barangay captain was Jocelyn Sarajena.
Sicot used to be heavily forested, however a series of lumber companies one after the other gradually denuded what the previous concessionaire had left. First in 1957, the Misamis Lumber started logging operation using axe and manual saw, used Skagit and 6x6 truck for hauling logs. In 1960, the Rebutazo Lumber used manual saw. In 1967, the Mizbeth logging concession used chains saw. Birds like abukay, eagle and parrots disappeared, so with the trees like pine, lauan and almaciga. . . (NIPAP, RRA, Historical Transect, Barangay Sicot, Tangub, Misamis Occidental).
|SARAJENA, JOCELYN SEBLERO||Punong Barangay|
|AWIT, GENEVIEVE MONTUERTO||Barangay Kagawad|
|SARAJENA, EDUARDA BAYLOSIS||Barangay Kagawad|
|SARAJENA, VIVIAN CABASAG||Barangay Kagawad|
|MONSUBRE, MANSUETO LAMBOJON||Barangay Kagawad|
|PUEBLAS, NELSON TAGBACAOLA||Barangay Kagawad|
|AWIT, RACKY GUINIASAN||Barangay Kagawad|
|DADO, MARILYN SARAJENA||Barangay Kagawad|
|CINCO, RONALD LUMASAG||SK Chairman|
|SALIDO, RONELYN||Barangay Secretay|
|MONSUBRE, CHIRYL||Barangay Treasurer|
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