Barangay Profiles

Ambitacay


Barangay Officials

Barangay Officials 

Barangay Captain  

NOEL S. BASCO

Barangay Council  

ALFREDO P. SAPITULA

RICHARD S. BOADO

GENARO P. SAPITULA

AMADO V. OLARTE

FERDINAND Z. SAPITULA

ROMEO S. BASCO

ANACLETO M. MACAM

Barangay Treasurer  

ELISA T. NIÑALGA

Barangay Secreatary 

TEODOLFO N. TAGARINO

Overview

Brief History

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”.

General Information

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.

Economic Status

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.

Communication

Electricity paved the way for modern appliances such as television, computer, radios and cellular phones.

Infrastructures

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.

Tourism

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

  Ballesteros family.

  Schedule of mass is very second Sunday of the month

III.  Events/Festival/Fiesta

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