The name of Cabalangegan, as some people claim was not derived from name of a plant, called “balangeg” in the dialect, which grows abundantly in fresh water, ponds or lakes, but from the name of an underground root called “camangeg”. How the name of the village originated, it came about this way: During the Spanish Regime, when the Spaniards had already established normalcy in the Ilocos, the inhabitants of the village now called Cabalengegan were industrious, peace-loving and courageous. They could be distinguished from the people of other villages because of a very special weapon they posed which is called “Palsuot” in the dialect. The palsuot (bamboo gun) has a barrel of about one and a half feet long which has a bore of about one-half inch in diameter. It is equipped with a bamboo rod which is inserted in the bore and it is used to push the bullet made out of “camangeg” bullet through the bore;
“Camangeg” grew abundantly in that place during the Spanish times and people in surroundings village were unanimous in calling it “camangeg” meaning a place where there are plenty of “camangeg”. The name had been used for several decades but time came when the people changed the village the spelling “cabalangegan” in order to have facility in pronouncing it.
The principal occupation of the inhabitants are farming and weaving. Some of there are office workers, carpenters and merchants.
Barangay Cabalangegan has 6 zones. The total number of population 587, consisting of 160 families and 119 households.
The principal occupation of the inhabitants are farming and weaving. Some of them are office workers, carpenters and merchants.
We want Cabalangegan to be a peaceful site to see, progressive and a model barangay, resided by educated and healthy people led by united and trustworthy leaders.
The first St. Paul Chapel ruins, built at the eastern part of Ciudad Fernandina de Vigan. It was built in in the 15th Century and it is facing west. Since the chapel was located at the lower portion of Ciudad Fernandina de Vigan, it is easily flooded during heavy rains and its bamboo walls and other parts were carried away by the flood. Its walls were replaced a lot of times. So when Captain Juan de Salcedo arrived in Manila through Camarines and Southern Tagalog after rounding Northern Luzon, he took possesion of Vigan, as well as Ylocos and named subordinate officials.He passed a decree that a church, Casa Real, and fortification be constructed in January 1574. In this case, Salcedo ordered to transfer the chapel(which is made of wood) and relocated to its present site at St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral.
- Punong Barangay - DANILO TONGSON
- 1st Brgy. Kagawad - EPIFANIA DE PERALTA
- 2nd Brgy. Kagawad - JULITO PILOTIN
- 3rd Brgy. Kagawad - EXPEDITO CORPUZ
- 4th Brgy. Kagawad - RUBEN ALCAIN
- 5th Brgy. Kagawad - GARY CARREON
- 6th Brgy. Kagawad - DOMINGO ACAS
- 7th Brgy. Kagawad - Gregoria Facun
- SK Chairman - JEFFRIL ANNE PINOL
- Brgy. Secretary - AIDA BALAURO
- Brgy. Treasurer - IRENE PILOR