Brgy. Apopong


HISTORY

Barangay Apopong is located in the northwestern side of the City of General Santos along the National Highway going to Marbel, Koronadal, South Cotabato about 5 kilometers away from the city. The word “Apopong” is a B’laan term, which means “Heart”.

In 1954, when General Santos City was still a Municipality of Buayan, Apopong was named Sitio New Society of Sinawal. The Bureau of Lands surveyed it on the same year. The survey was finished in 1956 and the subdivision plan was signed and approved by the Director of Lands on May 21, 1958.

Land area of Apopong is 1,907 hectares or 3.56% of the total land area of the entire city. The barrio site is about 28.3 hectares, more or less, composed of more than 500 lots which was known as Apopong Public Land Subdivision, PLS-356. Lot No. 1 of PLS-356 known as the Sitio New Society was earmarked by the Bureau of Lands as barrio site but it was subdivided into 12 lots, surveyed, approved and titled to individual applicants except Lots 1-k, 1-f and 1-j.

After the survey, the population of the sitio grew rapidly as the migratory trends of the people towards General Santos City also increased by the thousands annually. Establishment of more businesses never stopped and the economic boom of the city started.

The first settlers in the area were the families of Alilaya, Ibad, Pragados, Hernandez, Lapong, Cabanit, Isidro and Villavende among others. In 1972, the settlers grouped themselves and formed an organization, which they call Muslim-Christian Association. Mr. Melchor Legaspi and Mr. Sammy Akmad came out to be their President and Vice-President, respectively. This association served as the bridge of the residents to the local government during the term of the late Mayor Antonio C. Acharon.

In 1974, during the term of Bernardino Lozano, a barrio captain of Sinawal, Apopong became a part again of Sinawal. On December 9, 1976, the Sangguniang Bayan favorably endorsed to the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos though the Department of Local Government and Community Development (DLGCD) through a Resolution No. 55-A, Series of 1976, and the proclamation of Apopong as a barangay.

Due to the clamor of the populace, the then District Supervisor, Mr. Jacobino J. Java issued a memorandum sometime in 1991 to Mrs. Perla Sol Amboy, one of the teachers in Dadiangas West Elementary School through the order of the Schools Superintendent, Mrs. Leonor E. Peñalosa to open a primary school in the area and accept enrollees in Grades I and II pupils and find ways and means to hold classes for the enrollees.

Few days after, a temporary school was erected through the help of the residents and classes in Grades I and II started in June 1991 with 91 pupils in Grade I and 32 pupils in Grade II. Ms. Erlinda Anie was the first teacher in the said school.

It was only in August 24, 1982 when Minister Jose A. Roño of the Ministry of Local Government in his letter addressed to Mr. Pablo Manon-og Solis of Apopong, extended his recognition and the existence of the said barangay was duly recognized. In his letter, he also approved that the barangay may now be organized through the election of barangay officials.

In August 1988, Ex-City Councilor Mr. Ciriaco Cornelio donated 2,000 square meters of lot at the western side of New Society Elementary School in favor of the barangay where to construct a barangay hall and other public buildings. This deed of donation was made possible through the efforts of former OIC City Mayor Dominador A. Lagare and then Barangay Captain Delia Rabanes.

 


BARANGAY OFFICIALS


Punong Barangay : Ramil G. Rabanez

Barangay Kagawad:

  • Lou Bernadette C. Dulay
  • Jose Paolo Jude L. Natividad
  • Laurienz Janine R. Fernandez
  • Calixto F. Carreon
  • Mike A. Mamacog
  • Ponciano Joseph Cimagala
  • June Lacea
  • Yolly Mongkik

OTHER INFORMATION 


Telephone (083) 553-1973
Classification Urban
Date of Anniversary December 9
Dialect/s Visayan
Teritorial Boundary North: Brgy. Labangal
South: Brgy. Sinawal
East: Brgy. Dadiangas Heights
West: Brgy. San Jose
Distance 5 kms

 BARANGAY ACTIVITIES


Address Activity Date
Brgy. Proper Foundation Anniversary Dec. 9
Prk. DARBCI Homes 9th Senior labrador Patronal May 27
Prk. 7 Sto. Nino 12th Foundation Anniversary May 27
Prk. 6 New Society San Isidro Lab. Patronal Fiesta May 14
Sogod Upper Lot 1 Patronal Fiesta May 13
Purok Foremost Phase II 2nd Foundation Anniversary January 17
Prk. La Consolacion Phase II 3rd Foundation Anniversary June 3
PrK. 2 Lanton  Santa Cruz Patronal Fiesta May 2
Rosadel Village, Lanton Foundation Anniversary Feb.11
Purok 4 Lanton Patronal Fiesta/ San Jose March
Lanton Sts. Peter & Paul June
Purok 6 Lanton Purok Anniversary December 29

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  1. REY REMEGIO 4 years ago  

    YOUR HISTORY REGARDING BARANGAY APOPONG IS NOT ACCURATE…
    SUBJECT TO BE AMENDED!

  2. Harry (MSU-IIT Multi-Purpose Cooperative 4 years ago  

    Dear Sir:
    Our warmest greetings!

    The MSU-IIT Multi-Purpose Cooperative Gensan Branch whose main office is at Iligan City, would like to invite you to become members of our cooperative.

    Our coop has a Php 1 billion in Assets, 60,000 members, it has existed for the last 35 years and it is managed by well- trained professional officers and staff. We have provided continuously patronage refund and dividend to our members.

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  3. Ayi 4 years ago  

    Helpful data you have here!! It will be more appreciated should contact details of the barangay be provided.

    Thank you

    • Vice Mayor's Office 4 years ago  

      hello ayi,

      Thank you for suggesting that. We will soon come up with the complete contact details of our barangays in the city.

  4. vickie fernandez 5 years ago  

    Thank you for publishing your puroks & sitios. In addition may we request number of households in each purok or sitios.Data will be used by our office Socoteco II, to identify un-energized purok in your barangay which we will be included on our sitio energization program. Thank you very much and God Bless.

    Vickie Fernandez
    Socoteco II
    General Santos City