Originally, the natives called the place “Pongayo,” derived from the name of the creek traversing the community.
In the early part of 1900, the Americans established the Insular Lumber Company (ILCO). The sawmill expanded and its railroad extended to a jungle clearing. Later on, the ILCO established a settlement in the area which they called “Camp Junction.” This settlement developed into a progressive and growing community which later achieved its status as a political subdivision and was officially known as “Barangay Tadlong”.
The word “Tadlong” means “ straight “ in English, a literal connotation of the seemingly straight railroad line laid out by the Insular Lumber Company that runs about a kilometer within the central portion of the community.
The barrio was under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Cadiz during its creation. Later, the American management of ILCO requested to annex its political/jurisdiction together with Fabrica to the municipality of Sagay.
Barangay Tadlong is located in the North Western part of Sagay City. It has a distance of 11 kilometers away from Poblacion of Sagay City. The barangay proper has an elevation of 40 meters above sea level per record of NAMRIA.
It is bounded on the North Eastern by Barangay Fabrica & Barangay Malubon; on the South Eastern by Barangay Campo Himoga-an & Barangay Baviera ; on the South Western by Barangay Sewahon I, all of Sagay City and on the North Western by Barangay Magsaysay of Cadiz City.
Barangay Tadlong has a total land area of 1,904.4500 hectares. Based on the latest Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of City of Sagay for the period of 2006 to 2015. The land area are classified, as follows, to wit:
|Light Industrial||0.2000 hectares|
|Parks, Open Space & Easement||49.7500 hectares|
Type of Soil:
Guimbala-on and Luciana Clay
Sagay City has a tropical climate with season not very pronounced; relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Barangay Tadlong comprises eleven (11) Puroks, namely:
|1. Purok Lambunao||7. Purok Pinagtulos|
|2. Purok Camp Bagting||8. Purok Manuyo|
|3. Purok Proper||9. Purok Garganera|
|4. Purok Peco||10. Purok Pinag-iwatan|
|5. Purok Isabelita||11. Purok Balud|
|6. Purok Lubi|
Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statistic Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay Tadlong has a total population, as follows, to wit;
|Census Year||Census Reference Date||Population|
|2015||August 1, 2015||3,389|
|2010||May 1, 2010||3,302|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Tadlong is 1.78 persons/hectare or 178 persons/square kilometers.
Barangay Tadlong has a total registered voters of 1,685, with ten (10) precinct numbers as of July 30, 2016 per record of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Sagay City.
The religion is predominantly Catholic interspersed with small various group of religious sects such as, Jesus Miracle Crusade, Iglesia ni Cristo, Apostolic, Born Again and Baptists.
Barangay Tadlong celebrates its annual fiesta in honor of their “Patron San Isidro Labrador” every May 18 -20 spearheaded by men and women of the Catholic faith.
Principal dialect is Ilonggo or Hiligaynon, however most of the population are able to speak Cebuano, Tagalog and English.
Labor and Employment:
The bulk of labor force is engaged in agriculture.
Barangay Tadlong is one of the rural barangay of Sagay City. Its economy is based mainly on agriculture. The dominant crop is sugarcane. Some residents have sari-sari stores scattered in some Puroks to augment their livelihood everyday.
Record showed at NEGOSYO CENTER (One Stop Shop Office) of Sagay City, Barangay Tadlong has only five (5) approved business license permits for the year 2016. There are two (2) Sand & Gravel Dealers, one (1) Sari-Sari Store Retailer, one (1) Lending Services and one (1) Tailoring Services.
Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years
|Year||Income (pesos)||Expenditures (pesos)|
Source: Sagay City Accounting Office
Barangay Tadlong has two (2) Public Elementary Schools. Per record of Department of Education, Division of Sagay, the total enrollees as of school year 2016-2017, are as follows, to, wit;
- Filomeno Pascual Elementary School has a total number of enrollees of 183 students. Preparatory level has 18 students and Elementary level has 165 students.
- Hautea Elementary School has a total number of enrollees of 468 students. Preparatory level has 30 students and Elementary level has 438 students.
The Barangay has two (2) Health Stations manned by one (1) midwife. It has eleven (11) Barangay Health Workers. It has two (2) Day Care Centers and one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar.
The barangay has one covered court and seven (7) open standard basketball courts scattered in some Puroks for recreational and sports activities.
The local mode of transportation is by means of tricycles while one multi-purpose vehicle is available in the barangay for emergency cases.
Some of the residents in the barangay avail their power supply through NONECO while others use generators, solars and batteries for their power needs.
Residents of this barangay utilize level I & level II Water system and Spring water as their major water sources while others got their source of water from jetmatic pumps and dug wells.
Telecommunications are available through telephones, cellular phones and radio handsets.
CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS
|Barangay Captain:||ROBERTO S HECITA, JR.|
|Barangay Kagawads:||ARNOLD B. SOBERANO|
|RICARDO O. BUENAVIDEZ|
|HERNANDO L. JULOM|
|RODEL A. DEPLITAN|
|RENAN S. INGALLA|
|NATANIEL G. SALINAS|
|ABUNDIO N. RESPONDO, JR.|
|Barangay Treasurer:||GLEZEL GRACE S. DOLOMENTE|
|Barangay Secretary:||DIONA S. MAGNO|
|Barangay Record Keeper:||MYLIN P. DELA PEÑA|