Dadiangas is a barangay situated in the heart of the City of General Santos and it is the gateway to the entire province of South Cotabato and its neighboring provinces. When Gen. Paulino Santos (the city was named after him) first arrived here with the group of first batchers of Settlers of the National Land Settlement Administration (NLSA) before World War II, the place was cogonal and forested with thorny trees in which the natives called these “Dadia-ngas Tree”. Everywhere from the shore of Sarangani Bay to the valleys and plateaus of the place were Dadia-ngas. The 1st and 2nd batches of settlers who came here with Gen. Paulino Santos were settled in 1st barrio, 2nd barrio and 3rd barrio (now, these barrios is called Lagao except 2nd barrio which was renamed to San Isidro sometime in 1976). Dadiangas was nameless and uninhabited during those period. People who go to the sea for fishing and shell gathering or swimming pass through the bushes and shrubs until the people adapted a proper name for the place “Dadiangas”. The place became a barrio under the Municipality of Glan, South Cotabato then it became a business district center when it became a town under the name Municipality of Rajah Buayan (separated from Glan) then eventually became a city. The General Santos City in which Dadiangas remained as the center of business until today.
In 1990, Barangay Dadiangas East was one of the quotient of the jurisdiction of Barangay Dadiangas which was conceptualized by their local officials and came into existence through many process of legalizing actions in order to enhance the delivery of basic services effectively and efficiently because the original barangay was already highly urbanized being the metropolitan district business center of General Santos City.
Barangay East was initially created through Resolution No. 90, series of 1990 of the members of General Santos City Sangguniang Panlungsod on May 24, 1990 in their 20th regular session. The same was then approved by Mayor Rosalita T. Nuñez on the 13th day of June 1990.
The Commission on Elections, headed by Haydee B. Yorac scheduled February 24, 1991, the plebiscite day for the division of the said barangay. Notwithstanding the day-to-day activities of the people, the registered voters of Dadiangas proceeded to their respective polls that day and casted their ballots and finally the creation of the 4 barangays came out.
As a juridical public institution, the territorial boundaries is defined as: in the north by the National Highway, in the east by Ireneo Santiago Boulevard, in the south by Sergio Osmeña Street and in the west by Pendatun Avenue and a portion of J. P. Laurel Avenue.
Punong Barangay: Jose Jacinto E. Dinopol
- Rosario F. Abao
- Rodolfo D. Catapang, Jr.
- Ariel S. Abaga
- Allan B. Motaño
- Richard Dem S. Ladublan
- Ralph N. Asuncion
- Edwin C. Quilban
|Ethnic/ Tribal Groups||Maranao, Maguindanao, B’laan|
|Teritorial Boundary||North: Brgy. City Heights
South: Brgy. Dadiangas South
East: Brgy. Dadiangas North
West: Brgy. Lagao
|Dadiangas East||Foundation Anniversary||June 13|