NOEL S. BASCO
ALFREDO P. SAPITULA
RICHARD S. BOADO
GENARO P. SAPITULA
AMADO V. OLARTE
FERDINAND Z. SAPITULA
ROMEO S. BASCO
ANACLETO M. MACAM
ELISA T. NIÑALGA
TEODOLFO N. TAGARINO
Long time ago, the barangay is known for its thick forested area. One day a landlord from ago, La union told his tenant “Ambi” to feed his goats. Ambi went to this forested area and found the place to be good for goat grazing with his landlord’s blessing, who gave him 8 nannies and 2 belly goats, Ambi took with him his friend “Tacay” in the area. The two lived successfully in the place.
One day, Tacay slaughtered one of their goats, Ambi did not like the idea because they cannot consume or eat all the meat; instead, it was spoiled. However, this led to selling of goats and the two were known for the best goat in town.
In all the years that the two had been together, they always disagree on one thing, the slaughtering of goat for their consumption. Tacay took this for granted until the two ended with a fight and accidentally Tacay killed Ambi. Confused and guilty, Tacay did not bury Ambi’s body, instead he hanged him. When Tacay visited the landlord, onetime, he asked where Ambi is, Tacay did not hesitate to tell the truth. Since there was no complainant, Tacay remained a freeman. Their story transferred from word of mouth to another until the settlers named the place as “Ambitacay”.
Barangay Ambitacay is three (3) kilometers away from the town proper. It has a total land area of 1,884,798 square meters. Its population is 684 with 159 residential houses. It is situated in the northeastern part of the municipality, bounded in the north byBarangay Ambitacay, Agoo, La Union, Barangay Patac in the south, Barangay Pongpong on the east and Barangay Namboongan on the west.
The people are hardworking and respectful, a value that is being practiced up to this days. Bayanihan system still exists during planting, harvesting and other occasions in the barangay. The residents are peace loving people.
Ninety five percent (95%) of the families are farmers. Rice is their main crop which is highly dependent on rain. The secondary crops are vegetables, corn and tobacco which are considered as their cash crops. The barangay is also noted for their quality bamboo.
Source of Energy
The primary source of energy is electricity. It is supplied by the LUELCO. 94% has been energized. Despite of modernization, the families still use firewood as alternative for cooking which is abundant in the area.
Electricity paved the way for modern appliances such as television, computer, radios and cellular phones.
Barangay Ambitacay had been known for its earth filled road. The people then use the river as their way going to the market or to town proper, but with the help of development, concreting of barangay’s main road was already completed. The barangay is now accessible to all kinds of land transportation.
I. Cultural Landmark - Ambitacay Elementary School
Location - Located north of barangay hall
Details - The school is composed of four (4) buildings with eight (8)
Classrooms and a principal’s office.
II. Natural man-made Attraction
1. Barangay Chapel
Location - Located along the provincial road
Details - Constructed in the year 2000 and was donated by the
Schedule of mass is very second Sunday of the month
1. Name of event - Ambitacay Barangay Fiesta
Date of event - April 3-4 of every year
Location - Barangay Auditorium
Details - It is an annual event, usually two days affair