|Purok a Dackel
The two barangays are bounded on the North by San Isidro; on the West by a wide tract of land belonging to the municipality of Bantay; on the East by Raois; and on the South by a wide area of land; a portion of which belongs to the municipality of Caoayan.
During the Spanish period when the village of Purok was not still divided into two, the eastern section was more populous than the western part. Literacy rate was high in the eastern section, so that this fact might have been the reason why heads of the barangay (cabezas de barangay) were chosen from that place. There was a time when the said section was called taga-Pajo, as one of the popular cabezes de barngay, Don Cleto Pajo, was a resident of that section of the village.
Time came when the population of the village became bigger and life became more progressive. They likewise, found time to relax by spending on merriment, besides thanking the Lord for their growing prosperity. But as the village during those days was far from the main municipal road, the inhabitants of the Pajo section decided move to another section of the village which was more accessible to the municipal road, thus giving more facility to travel to and from the place. The section where Pajo folks established their residence came to be called Purok a Bassit, a village that was carved out from the mother village, Purok a Dakkel.
A great majority of the inhabitants of the two barangays are farmer and their principals crops are corn, rice, sugar, and vegetables. Some male inhabitants are carpenters and nearly all women are weavers of the Ilocano cloth. A small percentage of the populace is office workers.