BRIEF HISTORY OF BARANGAY BANGAR
Bangar, one of the smaller barrio of the town of Victoria was founded long before Andres Bonifacio founded Katipunan. The first settler of this barrio was Ilocanos who came from the Illocos Regions. The settlers settled first in the town proper, but because of their desire to have, to have their own lands they decided to move to the northern part of the town which was then a virgin forest where only wild pigs, deer, and other wild animals lived. Under the energetic leadership of Salvador Dagman, the new settlers cleared the place little by little, built their homes and tilled the soil where they planted rice, corn and camote.
Constituting Barangay Bangar is a total of 469 households with a population reaching up to 2,108 , and a land area of about 424.22 hectares. Chairman Wilson J. Villacentino heads the primarily agricultural Barangay.
Around 220 farmers admit that they generally use chemical compounds as fertilizers. Other than palay, legumes such as mongo, are also planted in between harvesting seasons. Barangay Bangar is never left out in terms of its active production of agricultural yield, primarily palay, with almost 90% of the total number of households, or 316 out of 416 households as farmers, livestock raisers and agricultural-service provider.
|Barangay Chairman||FELICIANO B. MARIANO|
|Land Area||847. 22 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||30 HH depend on their contractual wages; 385 HH engaged in farming / agricultural activities; 22 HH rely on their regular salaries.|
|# of HH Engaged in Farming/ Agricultural Activities||449|
|# of HH Heads Undergone Livelihood Training||43|
On employment, 301 household heads consider themselves as self-employed, while only 2 household heads rarely find a job and are unemployed, and some 42 household heads considering themselves as regularly employed. Under the initiatives of the Local Government Unit however, livelihood trainings were already conducted with some 385 household heads from Bangar participating in the program.