BARANGAY BATANG-BATANG HISTORY
Barangay Batang-Batang is one of the 13 Barangays enclosed in the East District Division of Barangay in Tarlac City. It surrounded by Barangay Banaba on the Northwest, Barangay Trinidad on the West, Barangay San Pascual on the Southeast and Municipality of Victoria on the North.
It is approximately 13.0 kilometers away from city proper. It has a total land area of 624.90 hectares. Agriculture has an area of 254.5 hectares and the remaining 370.4 hectares to a residential area.
It also divided into 7 Purok namely: Purok Estasyon, Purok Maligaya Primero, Purok Maligaya Segundo, Purok Magtanggol, Purok Tagumpay, Purok Corba, Purok Pag-asa.
Barangay Batang-Batang classified as Rural Barangay, it has a total population of one thousand six hundred four (1,604) as of 2005, and a household population of two hundred sixty five (265).
Barangay Batang-Batang is also an agricultural barangay. Almost 70% of the total populace in this Barangay acquires their needs by means of farming. Farming is their primary source of livelihood. They cultivate palay, corn, vegetables and sugarcane. They also plant Japanese okra that is best for exportation. The estimated 30% of the residents in this Barangay were construction workers, laborers, tricycle drivers and others. Some residents have their own business stall such as sari-sari store and so on.
The ancient name of this Barangay was Trinidad Segundo. It was in 1959 thru Proclamation 2370, when it was renamed to Batang-Batang.
According to the elders of this Barangay, in the late 1930’s, the place was bounded by a wide creek or popularly known as irrigation nowadays that serves as a swimming pool? for the children “Bata” in Filipino who gave birth to the name Batang-Batang. In 1959, thru proclamation 2370, the Municipal Government of Tarlac proclaimed Batang-Batang as a separate barangay.
The Rigor, Lopez, Eugenio, Lagmay, Lozano, Antalan, Espejo and Balot family were the first settlers of this Barangay.
Ninety percent of the total populations are Ilocano, and the rest are Tagalog, Bisaya, Pangasinense, and Pampango
Barangay Batang-Batang celebrates their feast day every March 25, as a thanksgiving to the patron Saint Francis. Saint Francis of Paola is considered to be a patron saint of boatmen, mariners and naval officers. His liturgial feast day is celebrated by the universal Church on April 2, the day on which he died.
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