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Punong Barangay: Renato B. Pacheco

Barangay Council:

  1. Armando P. Polino
  2. Maria C. Wayan
  3. Jerry M. Lupos
  4. Benjamin S. Baclawad
  5. Joel C. Pisda
  6. Irenio C. Baldo
  7. Felimon A. Binay-an

SK Chairman: Criskenneth Lupos

Barangay Treasurer: Cherrilyn E. Piok

Barangay Secretary: Zhenelle C. Pisda

Barangay Bagong was originally a sitio of Barangay Balluay. It was officially declared a barangay in July 12, 1971 after the declaration of Martial Law on May 1971 through R.A. 5676. At present it is larger than barangay Balluay.

Camote, bananas and wild bearing fruits are abundant source of food for the people however, on the 18th century famine (Betil) happened in the community due to destructive grasshopper which eat edible plants. This resulted to scarcity of food.

Bagsilay and Balud were the first couple that settled in Bagong. They bore children who intermarried with people from Tublay and Kapangan. One is the Mayomis family who had a German ancestor who arrived in the community and marries Ibaloi woman from the place. The Mayomis siblings further intermarried with other community members adding up to the people in the community.

The name Bagong was taken from the first syllable BA from the word BAKOL and the last syllable GONG from Pakgong combining them to pronounce the word BAGONG.

This name originated from the local folklore that an old woman, locally termed Ba’kol with gold wrist ring and is a good player of Pakgong, a bamboo music instrument who rested on top of a big rock along the way to the farmland. The rock suddenly cracked and swallowed the old woman. The people in the area tried their best to save the old woman by using improvised wooden rod to open the rock, but it just would not open. As years passed by, the rock located in the farmland was divided into two until these days.

Barangay Bagong is bounded by Barangay Gaswiling, Kapangan in the north, La Union Province in the west, Barangay Kamog, Pa-pa, and Banengbeng in the South and Barangay Balluay and Municipality of Tublay in the east.

Passing through Balluay is approximately 12 kilometers away from the Baguio-Bontoc National Rd. or from the Provincial Capitol. It is accessible through the Alapang – Baguio Rd.

The alternate road is passing through barangay Banengbeng which the barangay is approximately 20-25 km away from La Trinidad, the capital town of Benguet. The road will end up in Botot, Banengbeng. From Botot turning point, it takes one to two hours hike through narrow, mountainous, steep, slippery and rocky foot trails to reach the nearest area of Bagong.

There are Nine (9) sitios in the barangay namely: Asham, Caril, Cayapes, Depnac, Duban, Sa-dul, Sholshol, Tufil, and Yabyabuan. The ethnicity in the community is predominantly Ibaloi. The total household in the barangay is 158 with a total population of 782. The main employment in the barangay is farming