BARANGAY OFFICIALS


Romy M. Pagaduan

Punong Barangay

Barangay Kagawad

Artemio P. Marquez

Rolando E. Tapel

Bon V. Dulay

Consolacion G. Amantillo

Olivia O. Valentos

Virginia C. Bagarinao

Dahirin C. Sumagka


 OTHER INFORMATION


ClassificationRural
Teritorial BoundaryNorth: Brgy. Katangawan
South: Brgy. Buayan & Baluan
East: Buayan River
West: Brgy. Lagao
Distance8.5 km

 BARANGAY ACTIVITIES


AddressActivityDate
Barangay LigayaPatronal Fiesta/ San Isidro LabradorMay

HISTORY

Barangay Ligaya is located at the Eastern part of General Santos City. It is bounded in the North by Barangay Katangawan, in the South by Barangays Buayan and Baluan, in the West by Barangay Lagao and in the East by Buayan River. It is traversed in the western part from the North to South by Baluan Creek. It is also traversed by the National Highway to Davao.

This Barangay has an approximate land area of 667 hectares. The area to which the Barangay Ligaya was formed was formerly called Upper Baluan, a sitio of Barangay Baluan. It was sparsely inhabited with families of mixed tribes predominantly Ilocano, Cebuano, Bicolano, and Muslim.

These pioneering immigrants were determined to face the tremendous odds in order to carve their own destiny. They had not thought of creating a set of political government until they felt the hardships of their children who were forced to hike from three to four kilometers to obtain education from neighboring barrios like Katangawan, Buayan, Baluan and Tokawal.

In order to introduce political, economic and educational advancement, the people opted the creation of an organization. Sometime in 1965 these settlers together with some of the Yamashita treasure hunters headed by a Korean Moon C. Park held a meeting in the treasure hunter’s Conference Building in the farm lot of Mr. and Mrs. Nesemio Fredeluces. They conducted election of Officers. Elected Officers were the following: