Brief history of Barangay Tugas
According to folk tales, Barangay Tugas was named Patay Manok when it was first inhabited. It was named such because the place was dry and had no water available. Water was so difficult because the people had to fetch it from other barangays. Even animals like the wild chickens also suffered from the scarcity of water. Some of these chickens died because of too much dryness and lack of water in the area. Since the time the place was inhabited, Subanens (early inhabitants) called the vicinity as Patay Manok which literally means "dead chicken." Most of the people in the barangay trace their ancestry through the migrants from Sibonga, Cebu who came to settle in this frontier barangay in the late twenties and early thirties.
Patay Manok then had its first Teniente del Barrio in the person of Safronio de Guzman in 1955. When he died, Perficto Atay, a councilor, replaced him but unfortunately did not serve long because he passed away. In the aftermath of his death, no one succeeded the position the reason why Patay Manok became a "Sitio" of Barangay Sumirap.
When Alfonso D. Tan became the municipal mayor of Tangub, he decided to separate Sitio Patay Manok from Sumirap and made it an official barangay through RA 3590 and changed its name to Tugas. The new barangay was called Tugas because of the widespread existence of Molave tree or "Tugas" in the area.
In 1983, Pedro Doño became barangay captain until 1993 and was followed by his son Cleotildo Doño from 1993 to 2007.
In 2007 and 2010 barangay elections, another set of community leaders emerged headed by Barangay Captain Bernardo Atay.
|OSTIA, EDWIN VENIDA||Punong Barangay|
|REVILLEZA, CHARMEN ARQUIZA||Barangay Kagawad|
|REVILLEZA, DIONESIO BERUNDO||Barangay Kagawad|
|MIRAFUENTES, REYNALDO SOLATORIO||Barangay Kagawad|
|OSTIA, ALEX BENIDA||Barangay Kagawad|
|ATAY, NOEL MONTEFALCON||Barangay Kagawad|
|TENEBRO, ROLAND REGIDOR||Barangay Kagawad|
|DE GUZMAN, MARY ANN DOÑO||Barangay Kagawad|
|GONATO, JEMBOY DE GUZMAN||SK Chairman|
|CANLA-ON, JENNIE AN REVILLEZA||Barangay Secretay|
|DATOY, MARIVIC DE GUZMAN||Barangay Treasurer|
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