November 29, 2022

BUENAVISTA

BARANGAY BUENAVISTA HISTORY

Barangay Buenavista is one of the 24 barangays enclosed in the South District Divisions of Barangays in Tarlac City. Barangay Central surrounds it on the East, Barangay Sapang Tagalog on the West, Barangay Capehan on the North and Municipality of Concepcion on the South.

It is approximately 8.7 kilometers away from city proper. It has a total land area of 494.24 hectares. The 169.0 hectares is corresponding to agriculture and the remaining 326.24 hectares designate to residential and commercial area.

It also divided into 3 zones namely, Zone 1, Zone 2, and Zone 3.

Barangay Buenavista classified as Rural Barangay, it has a total population of nine hundred thirty two (932) as of 2005, and a household population of one hundred eighty seven (187).

Barangay Buenavista residents were almost hacienda workers. Approximately 10% of the residents were factory workers in International Wiring System (IWS) and Sanyo at presents there is a massive unemployment due to unresolved dispute between the labor and management of Hacienda Luisita. For survival and daily living people planted vegetables and tree bearing fruits in their backyards. The vast land of sugarcane plantation turned to garden of grasses and weeds. Other residents find another employer so that they could sustain their everyday necessities.

Barangay Buenavista had given the name at the time of Spanish colonization. According to the early settlers of this place, it is a view that captures your heart at that time and the house structure was uniform. Because of its sight, some Spaniards gave name to this place as “Buenavista”. It is a Spanish word, which means “magandang tanawin” of beautiful sight. As time changed and rapidly growth of population in this place, the beauty of its surroundings neglected and could not maintain. Later on as time passed, the beauty of the surroundings turned to a dull area. Before it established to a new and separate barangay, it is just a sitio of barrio San Miguel. But when people immigrated and settle here they filed a petition for a separation of this sitio Buenavista for their mother barrio San Miguel and later on, it was established and separated given the name as barangay Buenavista among the pioneer of this place were Galang, Butso, Bautista, and other families who first settled in this area.

Eighty percent of the total populations are Pampango, and the rest are Tagalog, Bisaya, Pangasinense, and Ilocano.

Barangay Buenavista celebrates their feast day every second or third week of March as a thanksgiving to the patron Saint Dominic. Saint Dominic (Spanish: Domingo), also known as Dominic of Osma, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo de Guzmán Garcés was the founder of the Friars Preachers, popularly called the Dominicans or Order of Preachers (OP), a Catholic religious order. Dominic is the patron saint of astronomers and the Dominican Republic.

TOTAL POPULATION PROJECTION

1996

799

1997

815

1998

831

1999

848

2000

1,071

2001

961

2002

990

2003

1,081

2004

1,045

2005

932