BRIEF HISTORY OF BARANGAY CRUZ
Founded in 1898 by Dons Melicio Tiburcio and Catalino Dizon, the barrio was named â€œCRUZâ€ due to the existence of a Luyong tree shaped like a â€œCROSSâ€ in the western part of the Barangay. Every Sunday during the existence of the said Luyong Tree the early settlers flock under the tree where they recited the â€œRosaryâ€. It is now populated by 929 inhabitants.
Drawing south of the town of Victoria, the first Barangay to surpass will be Cruz with a population record of 2014 reaching up to 1,927. Chairman Rogelio P. Gallieto heads the Barangay.
Livestock production is relatively high in the area, with 76 households venture in such business. Generally, crop production, just like its neighboring Barangays, is the main source of income among the families with about 201 farmers in the record. Agricultural services are also accessible due to households engaging with the business (around 46 household heads). Despite encouragement from the Department of Agriculture to use organic fertilizer and pest control, about 201 farmers still use chemical bases.
|Barangay Chairman||RAMEL C. APOLONIO|
|Land Area||580. 13 Ha.|
|Population as of 2016*
*(PSA Projected population as of 2016)
|# of House-holds (HH) as of 2016*
*(Projected # of HH based on 2016 PSA)
|General Source of HH Income||253 HH heads rely on farming and agricultural activities; 19 HH depend on their contractual wages; 20 HH rely on their regular salaries.|
|# of HH Engaged in Farming/ Agricultural Activities||247|
|# of HH Heads Undergone Livelihood Training||282|
257 household heads are self-employed while some 30 heads are regular employees. Only 6 heads consider themselves as unemployed. However, it is recorded that about 282 head have undergone livelihood training.