Tabuk City, Kalinga – Barangay Agbannawag has seen its visible development and progress with the combined efforts of the stakeholders, barangay officials and constituents in the last 12 years.
Under the leadership of Captain Zarex Guisob, the barangay has been implementing projects, receiving various awards and recognitions, which has led to its apparent progress. Its recent report underscored positive changes to inform its residents about said developments.
Barangay Agbannawag is one of the largest barangays in Tabuk City, with an area of about 2,842 hectares. It is home to roughly 6,198 inhabitants spread within 10 puroks
Guisob relayed to Station 1 Radio, that among the infrastructural development in the barangay under his administration since 2010 are the construction of 4 water systems, Daycare Center, Drainage Canals, Box Culvert in Purok 10, Evacuation Center and Solar water pump. Improvements were also done to the Gymnasium at the Barangay Hall, Material Recovery Facility, National Child Development Center, Treasury Satellite Office, and Senior Citizen Building.
Other developments are the fencing of barangay lot and purchase of barangay lot, road upgrading, canal lining, installation of a Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility, and installation of Earthquake Monitoring System under the Department of Science and Technology.
The barangay captain also disclosed that there are ongoing construction projects, including the Mejia Kim Hospital Extension, Talaca Agbannawag Pasalubong Center, and 2 Gymnasiums, 1 in Agbannawag Elementary School and 1 in Agbannawag National High School, and 2 Multi-Purpose Halls in Purok 9 and Purok 8 near Hilltop Elementary School.
Barangay Agbannawag is a multi-awarded barangay, winning 3rd place in the Gangsa Award Urban Category in 2016; same award was given in the year 2019. Additionally, they received 2nd place in the Search for Huwarang Barangay in 2017, 3rd place in the search for Christmas Light a tree in 2018, 3rd place in the search for the cleanest and greenest barangay in 2017, 2nd place in the year 2018-2019, and 3rd place in the year 2021.
Guisob, together with his barangay officials, expressed gratitude to their constituents for their continuous support and for helping the barangay’s development for the future.
“Amin dagitoy ket haan nga napa-adda nu awan dagiti kooperasyon ti tunggal-maysa. Itul-tuloy mi ti inkami pinagsirbi iti daytoy barangay tayo, kangrunaan la unay ta ammok nga ti tunggal maysa ket ti kayat na magun-od ket maaddaan iti natalna, napintas ken narang-ay nga pagyanan nga lugar. Isu kuma dayoty ti intay maisubad iti kinaimbag yu ken iti panagkuti yu met a kas maysa a bumarangay,” expressed Guisob.
What’s behind the name Agbannawag?
The name Agbannawag is an ilokano term for ‘New rays of hope’ which is described as the place waking up to the rays of the sun that rise from its mountain in the east. Barangay Agbannawag lies in the southeastern part of Tabuk City, with rice and corn as the major products of the community.
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