Sto. Domingo


     Wanderers as they were, our forefathers (LELONGs and LELANGs)
travelled by foot all the way from the Ilocos province. After long
days and months of walking barefoot, this particular group finally
settled at a small community, then called as Palina in the town of
Urdaneta, Province of Pangasinan. While the other groups or clans
settle in different parts of the province, these early settlers who
were our forefathers selected this community as a whole cluster of
Ilocano settlers. Some settlers came all the way from Sta. Lucia, San
Vicente, Vigan and from other different towns of Kailocosan. This
particular clan that settled in this small community originated from
their native town of Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur. Hence, to give memory
and to manifest their loyalty to their former hometown, our
forefathers likewise baptized their new found community as STO.

     In those days, Sto. Domingo was just a small sitio, Palina was
then recognized as the mother barrio composed  of other sitios such
as Sta. Lucia, Palina West, Palina East, Palina Sur and Awed.

     As the years passed by, the population of sitio Sto. Domingo
grew up and produced noted inhabitants that became famous and well-
known in the local community as well as in the entire township of

     Being a conglomeration of different clans coming from different
towns of the Ilocos province and to establish their own identity with
n a big community, this early settlers then called their group DOLUPA
to signify the different sitio of Sto. Domingo,Sta. Lucia and Palina.

     Taking into cognizance of the growing number of population the
early notable inhabitants/ leaders of the sitio of Sto. Doming took
the initiative of cutting the umbilical cord that have been attached
for so many years to their mother barrio of Palina. Hence, after a
careful study and evaluation of the needs and necessity of establish-
ing a new and independent barrio, the motable leaders in the person
of Apolonio Taaca Sr., Pedro Tabion, Andres Rebebes, among others,
conceptualized Sto. Domingo to become an independent barrio. This
concept was concretized in the year 1968 when a petition was signed
by the residents and was eventually approved by the municipal council
of Urdaneta on that same year. After its creation as an independent
political unit, an election for the barangay governance followed as
the first Barrio Kapitan was Atty. Alejandro Tabula for the period
1968-1971. In the following years, Sto. Domingo was governed by the
following captains:

           Kapitan Felipe Tabula Sr.    -    1971 - 1981
           Kapitan Renato Rebebes       -    1981 - 1988
           Kapitan Edilberto Taaca      -    1988 - 2007
           Kapitan Fernanda Taaca       -    2007 - 2012
           Kapitana Milagros Taaca      -    2012 - 2013
             (successor of the late Kapitan Fernando Taaca)

     To date, barangay as it is now known as Barangay Sto. Domingo is
now governed by no less than Punong Barangay Danilo T. Bajesta with
the following Sangguniang Barangay Kagawad:

                        Kgd. Joseph G. Tabion
                        Kgd. Macario T. Lafuente
                        Kgd. Crisostomo V. Luis
                        Kgd. Zenaida T. Opeña
                        Kgd. Alano G. Gerona
                        Kgd. Alex G. Tabula Jr.
                        Kgd. Nilo Mendoza

                      Brgy. Sec. Lilibeth T. Asanion
                      Brgy. Treas. Janett G. Taaca


B-1:  Type of Barangay  :  Rural

B-2:  Geographical Location(Boundaries)
           East   :  Sta. Lucia 
           West   :  Nancayasan
           North  :  Poblacion
           South  :  Palina

B-3:  Total Land Area
         Land Area in Hectare  :  233.95 Has.

B-4:  Distance from:
       1. Poblacion  : 1.5 Km.
       2. Provincial Capital  :  approx. 40 Km.
       3. National Highway  :  1 Km.

B-5:  Distribution of Land by Use
          Type of Use    Land Area(Hectare)  % to Total
       1. Agricultural        152 has.           65%  
       2. Residential       81.95 has.           35%


C-1:  Population :  3,024  , Total HH :  647  Total Family : 865

C-2:  Population Data
           Population     Male  Female  Total
      Children 0-5 y/o    192    167    354    
      Children 6-12 y/o   237    199    436
      Children 13-17 y/o  138    142    280
      Adult 18-35 y/o     452    466    918
      Adult 36-50 y/o     292    169    461
      Adult 51-65 y/o     139    269    408
      Adult 66 and above  63     104    167 
      TOTAL              1,513  1,511  3,024

C-3:  Religion
             Religion       % to Total
       1. Roman Catholic        95%
       2. Iglesia ni Cristo     .5%
       3. Islam                 .5%
       4. Others:                4%

C-4:  Language/Dialects Predominantly Spoken
       1. Tagalog
       2. Ilocano

D-1:  Education
                 Type            Total
       1. Pre-school/Day Care     54
       2. Primary/Elementary      254
       3. Secondary               325
       4. Vocational/Technical    2
       5. College/University      18

D-2:  Housing
                 Types                Number
       1. Permanent(concrete,woods,    605
          and G.I sheets)    
       2. Semi-Permanent(woods, and     22
          G.I. sheets)
       3. Temporary(bamboo,sawali and   20

D-3:  Source of Potable Water
             Source of Water      Percent
       1. Piped/Tubed/Level III     5%
       2. Deep Well                95%

D-4:  Source of Lightning
           Source      No. of Household Served  Percent
       1. Electricity          647               100%

D-5:  Toilet Facilities
                    Type                  Percent 
       1. Modern type(Commercial bowis)     10%
       2. Water Sealed                      90%

D-6:  Health Facilities and Services
               Type         Number
       1. Health Center       1
       2. Medical Mission     1

D-7:  Transport Facilities and Services
        Means of Transportation  :  Tricycle

D-8:  Communication Services
       1. Telephone
       2. Cellular Network/Site
       3. Internet


E-1:  Employment Data
      Locally Employed  :  325
      Self-Employed  :  105
      Employed Overseas  :  55
      Total Number of Employed Residents  :  264
      Total Number of Unemployed Residents  :  383
          Profession/Vocation      Number   Employed
      1. Doctors                     7         7
      2. Engineers                  14        14
      3. Nurses                     35        13
      4. Teachers                   24        15
      5. Seaman                      7         7
      6. Skilled Workers,specify   155       155
         Carpenters,line men,
         mill operator part time

E-2:  Major Sources and Livelihood(e.g farming,Fishing,employment,
      Rank:  1. Farming
             2. Employment
             3. Business
      Major Locally Produced Products/Raw Materials
             1. Palay
             2. Corn
             3. Vegetable

E-3:  Distribution of Establishment by Major Economic Sector
  1. Agricultural Establishment
               Type              Number
         1. Fishponds/Fishpens     3 
         2. Vegetable Farms        3

  2. Commercial Establishment
              Type              Number 
       1. Sari-sari Store         31
       2. Auto Supply Stores       1
       3. Distributors, Dealer     7 
          of Various Products
       4. Hardware                 1
       5. Livestock and Poultry    1
          Supply store
       6. Internet cafe Shops      3

  3. Industrial/Manufacturing Establishment
       Rice/Flour/Corn Mills  :  1


F-1:  Registered Voters
         Election Data    2010 COMELEC Data  2013 COMELEC Data
    1. Registered Voters        1,700              1,726
    2. Number of Voters         1,400              1,352
       Actually Voted

F-2:  Barangay Government and Administration
   1. Fiscal Capability
     a. Income of the Barangay from Regular Sources
       Source of Income    FY 2012     FY 2013     FY 2014
   A. Internal 
    1. Others(Donation/               40,000.00   77,000.00
       Fund Raising)
   B. External
    1. Internal Revenue   1,479,969   1,479,769   2,130,569.83
    2. Real Property Tax  95,000.00   110,000.00   110,000.00

   C. Community Tax Share
    3. Annual Contributions to Barangay
       a. Provincial       2,000.00    2,000.00    2,0000.00

   B. Actual Expenditures
        Expenses                FY 2012    FY 2013    FY 2014
    1. Personal Services      346,800.00  252,697.95 845,000.00
    2. Maintenace and other   422,283.75  534,419.15 598,725.28

F-3:  Facilities owned and/or operated by the Barangay Government 
      as of CY 2014
       a. Barangay Hall/Center
       b. Barangay Health Center
       c. Day Care Center
       d. Barangay Reading Center

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