THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF BARANGAY LADGARON
- BRIEF HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF BARANGAY LADGARON
The name Ladgaron was derived from the word “Lagoran” which means Lagod (sink) and Ron (run) in which the natives used to call it. Long time ago, certain group of a native Surigaonon tribe living in the mountains of the area noticed logs were said to be pushed by crocodiles. The natives tried to stop the log because it served as a threat to their livelihood. With their concerted efforts, they beat the crocodile and used the logs as a bridge in transporting their agricultural products to the market.
- CREATION OF THE BARANGAY
Barangay Ladgaron was created Pursuant to Executive Order No. 2 and was ratified on August 01, 1971 with Antonio A. Jamesula, then Teniente del Barrio. Currently, Barangay Ladgaron is among the fourteen barangays comprising the Municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte. It has total land area of 1,850 hectares.
The barangay is operational by virtue of Republic Act No. 3590 also known as the Barangay Charter and supplemented by Republic Act No. 7160 otherwise known as the 1991 Local Government Code, the fundamental law that governs the organization and administration of the barangay government granting them greater autonomy in the administration of their resources.
- BRIEF SOCIO-CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY
In the early years, social services were too limited. Health services and its facilities are poor, same with education. Likewise, infrastructure support system such as water and electrification systems were established where the general public can access. As it develops, said social services were established and improved including the national highway being concreted.
As regards to the lifestyle of the residents is concern, early settlers depend largely on farming and other means of living such as fishing , common laborers and some are ingage in business as their basic sources of income. Only few of the residents are employed both in the government and private sectors. Generally, the local economy before is quite limited and known to be “ hand to mouth economy.”
Moreover, the cooperation and strong participation of the people as well as the strong determination of the present Barangay Administration and with the presence of the mining companies in the adjacent communities contribute to local employment. Also, shares from excise taxes and the implementation of SDMP will hopefully enhance the local economy in the succeeding years. This will contribute towards the realization of this Barangay Development Plan.