January 2, 2018

Sangang-Daan, Ibaan, Batangas: Historical Data

Full transcription of the so-called “Historical Data” for the barrio of Sangang-Daan in the Municipality of Ibaan, Batangas, the original scanned documents at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections not having OCR or optical character recognition properties. This transcription has been edited for grammar, spelling and punctuation where possible. The original pagination is provided for citation purposes.

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HISTORY AND CULTURAL LIFE OF THE BARRIO (OF SANGANG-DAAN)

Part One History

1. Present official name of the barrio – SANGANG-DAAN

2. Popular name of the barrio: Present – Sangang-Daan
Past – Lumbang Karsada

Derivation and meaning of its name –
It had come to be known now [as] Sangang Daan due to actual changes made by the folks, because this barrio of San Agustin is a long road. And to its effect, there is a crossroad in different directions going to the north, west, east and south and it has often been called now Sangang Daan.

3. Date of establishment – 1861

4. Original families – Portus, Patena, Dalisay, and Dalig.

5. List of tenientes from the earliest time to date:
 1.  San Agustin Nicolas  6.  Pascual Clado
 2.  Cosme Jaen  7.  Paulo Patena
 3.  Ponciano Portus  8.  Amando Buendia
 4.  Dalmacio Dalig  9.  Santiago Portus
 5.  Modesto Portus 10. Simeon Dalisay
6. Story of old barrios or sitios within the jurisdiction that are now depopulated or extinct – NONE



7. Data on historical sites, structures, buildings, old ruins.

1870 – The concrete house of [the] barrio lieutenant was burned down.

8. Important facts, incidents, or events that took place:
a. During the Spanish occupation:
All the people aroused to revolt under the leadership of Nicolas San Agustin, though it was in vain.
b. During the American occupation to World War II
c. During and after World War II
Men under the leadership of Jose Portus, formed a commando unit in 1948-1950 to subdue the administration of the Phil.

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Birth –

When a baby is born and it is a boy, the father fires his gun twice to distinguish it from a female.

Courtship –

When a gentleman is going to court a lady, his hat is already removed when near the lady’s house.
Giving respect to the hold, you kneel and walk towards the mother and father to show if you are true to the lady.

Marriage –

A man to be married must not always go away anywhere for it shows a trick of bad luck.
Giving dowry to the lady is practiced by the old folks.
Marriage is often elaborate.

Death –

[The] Death prayer is seldom accompanied by musicians.

Beliefs and superstitions –

When a black butterfly enters your house, there is something wrong in the house.
When you smell the smoke of a candle, a relative of yours died.
When a hen cackles at night, there is a lady or a gentleman who will die sooner or later.

Signed: Amando Buendia

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Notes and references:
Transcribed from “History and Cultural Life of the Barrio (of Sangang-Daan)” 1953, online at the National Library of the Philippines Digital Collections.

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