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Located less than half a kilometer away north of the City Hall, Barangay Campo Filipino is strategically and ideally located at the crossroads of business prosperity and development.
The major thoroughfares in the barangay are Naguilian Road, Roman Ayson Street, Sixto Gaerlan Street, Sepic Cut Off Road and Upper Ferguson Road.
The barangay has within its area of jurisdiction the Saint Vincent Church, the Saint Louis Girls' High School of Campo Filipino, the Saint Vincent Gym, and at least one gasoline station namely Petron.
Boundaries are from the North, Cresencia Village Barangay; from the West, Fairview Barangay; from the South, Quirino Highway or Naguilian Road and from the East, Bokawkan Road.
Census taken from the National Statistics Office surveyed a population of 1,798 and recorded 392 households.
The major dialect spoken and understood is Ilocano, for most of the residents place of origin is Ilocos Region, and La Union. Tagalog is often spoken too. Even those who migrate as far as Visayan and Southern Luzon, learn to speak Ilocano fluently.
Almost 99% members of our barangay are literate. Fifty percent are college graduates, showing that one half of our family heads have finished their schooling.
ORIGINS/EARLY HISTORY OF THE SETTLEMENT
Earliest families to have resided in this Barangay
Names of Family Heads -------------- Ethnic, professional or economic background of the family head
1. Mr. Antonio Rimando -------------------- Councilor, Baguio Benguet — settlers from La Union
2. Mr. Sixto Gaerlan ------------------------- City Councilor — settlers from La Union
3. Mr. Roman Ayson ------------------------ City Councilor — settlers from La Union
4. Aurelio Nera ----------------------- Phil. Constabulary — settlers from La Union
5. Nicolas Carbonell --------------------------- La Union, Agriculturist
6. Jose Puzon Sr.-------------------------- settlers from La Union, Businessman
7. Juan Zarate Sr. ------------------------ settlers from Ilocos Sur, Businessman
They can be remembered as:
1. Rimando Road. The road going to Aurora Hill named after Mr. Antonio Rimando, a former city councilor on the early birth of Baguio City.
2. Gaerlan Street. A diversion road cutting the Naguilian National Road parallel to Roman Ayson Road, formerly known as Brower Road. It was named after the former City Councilor Mr. Sixto Gaerlan who was also a resident to the area served by the said road.
3. Roman Ayson Road. A diversion road coming from Bokawkan, cutting the Ferguson road, formerly known as Sepic Road. The road was named giving due to Mr. Roman Ayson, a former city councilor who also resides within the area.
4. Juan Zarate Sr., a businessman, can be remembered by his gasoline station, PETRON, located at Naguilian Road, corner upper Ferguson, presently being managed by his granddaughter Mrs. Clemente.
5. Nicolas Carbonell, can be remembered as an agriculturist. His son, Mr. Eleuterio Carbonell, was chosen as one of the top 10 outstanding barangay Captain of the Philippines. Last 1970.
Surviving branches of these families:
1. Sister Paz Rimando, a niece of Antonio Rimando by his brother Anacleto Rimando is now a nun of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Tuding, Itogon, Benguet
2. All relatives of W. Roman Ayson migrated to the U.S.
3. The children and grandchildren of Mr. Sixto Gaerlan are in Manila (address unknown).
4. Mrs. Clemente, granddaughter of Juan Zarate Sr., now managing the gasoline station PETRON at Naguilian Rd. corner Upper Ferguson Rd.
5. Mrs. Petra Sta. Maria, a retired teacher, residing at No. 36 Gaerlan Road, Baguio City, is the daughter of Mr. Nicolas Carbonell.
HISTORY OF THE BARANGAY
Legal basis of creation
Presidential Decree No. 557 (September 21, 1974) declaring all barrios in the Philippines as barangays. All existing barrios that maybe created are declared as barangays.
Republic Act No 3590, as amended, otherwise known as the Revised Barrio Charter is now adopted as the Barangay Charter and officials of the barrio as constituted pursuant to said law are known as Barangay Captain, Barangay Councilmen, Barangay Secretary and Barangay Treasurer. (Jardiniano, 1993) Thus, in 1967 Barangay Campo Filipino was created and Eleuterio Carbonell appointed by then Mayor Luis Lardizabal as the first Barangay Captain. Eleuterio Carbonell, the youngest son of Nicolas Carbonell was the first president of the ABC of Baguio City. In 1970, he was also chosen as one of the 10 outstanding Barangay Captains of the Philippines.
How the barangay got its present name
When the Americans first established the civil government in Benguet with Baguio as its capital, these were yet no major roads.
Only foot paths and horse trails linked it to the lowlands. Thus were developed Kennon Road at the south and Naguilian Road at the north.
Naguilian Road, however, needed more improvement to make it more accessible to the nearby provinces of La Union and the Ilocos Regions.
So the Americans embarked on widening Naguilian Road a project that demanded an enormous volume of manpower.
The Igorots, Ilokanos, Pangalatots, Kapampangans and even the chinese community were harnessed for the job.
Perhaps due to cultural and regional differences, some groups or workers simply could not rub elbows with the other groups. There were always heated arguments and trading punches. SO the Americans thought of an ingenious scheme to ensure uninterrupted work.
It was decided that every day after work, the work force should be segregated according to ethnic groups and encamped separately.
Thus all Igorots and other highland tribe members were encamped at Campo Sioco, all US servicemen retired to Camp John Hay; the Philippine Military personnel went home to Camp Allen; while the rest of the workforce remained encamped in their billeting stations along Naguilian Road.
The Chinese community modest quiet stayed awhile but late decided to move on to another place.
With the Filipinos having the original encampment all to themselves, the Camp became dubbed Campo Filipino.
While the present barangay officialdom can boast that Campo Filipino is the only barangay the ethnic country that carries with it our national identity.
Barangay Campo Filipinos was attached previously to Central Guisad Barangay, Andres Bonifacio, Cresencia Village, (Bokawkan Road and Naguilian Road to Ferguson Road) but only up to the site of the health center near the Bonifacio Elementary School. Up to the present, the said health center is still known as the Campo Filipino Health Center although it is now located within the Andres Bonifacio Barangay.
REMARKABLE MILESTONES ABOUT THE HISTORY OF OUR BARANGAY
1. Our barangay carries the identity of the Filipino people.
2. Two streets in our barangay are named after our city councilors Mr. Roman Ayson and Mr. Sixto Gaerlan.
3. The first barangay captain Eleuterio Carbonell was chosen as one of the 10 most outstanding Barangay Captains of the Philippines. He was also the first president of the ABC, Baguio City.
GEOGRAPHY AND LAND AREA
Campo Filipino is bounded by Cresencia Village Barangay by the North, Naguilian Road and MRR Queen of Peace Barangay by the South, Bokawkan Road and Camp Allen Barangay by the East and Fairview Barangay by the West. Total Land area of the Barangay is 125,190 Square Meters according to the City Assesors Office. Most of the area is occupied by Residential buildings 70% of the total land area compared to the Commercial buildings equivalent to 30% of the total land area.
According to 2007 National Statistics Office (NSO) survey, Campo Filipino has a total population of 1,820 permanent residents and 357 Heads of family. Male population numbering to 890 or 48.88% and females having a total populations of 942 or 51.78% outnumbered the males.
MAJOR INDUSTRIES AND NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS
Real Estate Lessors and Developer
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Most tourists visit the two holy places in most of the seasons, the Saint Vincent Church and the Almaarif Mosque. Visiting usually occurs on Sundays and Fridays. Some transients from nearby provinces stay in some apartments and hotels within the Barangay.
1) Allied Bank
2) Land Bank
3) D Nhew Lending Corporation
4) Frewill Finance Corporation
Barangay Campo Filipino was officially created during the term of Baguio Mayor Luis L. Lardizabal. But even before that, Campo Filipino already existed as a separate district of Baguio City. It encompassed the areas located at side of Naguilian Road, particularly the MRR subdivisions and Hamada Subdivision now Queen of Peace-MRR Barangay.
In the Northwestern side of the district, Campo Filipino covered the areas towards the Guisad Valley (then a luscious potato and bean plantation which also gets flooded during the rainy season), but only up to the side of the Health Center near the Bonifacio Elementary School. Up to the present, said Health Center is still known as Campo Filipino Heath Center although it is now located inside the Andres Bonifacio Barangay.
While the present Barangay officialdom can boast that Campo Filipino is the only Barangay in entire Country that carries with it a National identity, nobody knows exactly how and where the district got its name, Campo Filipino.
Surviving old timers in the Barangay, when asked how the district got its name, often gave different versions. An 84 years old old timers, however, remembered the events vividly.
According to Ernesto Nera when the Americans established the first civil government in Benguet, with Baguio as its capital, there were no major roads then only foot trails and horse paths that linked on the house from the other. The only passable routes going to Baguio were the Kennon Road in the South and Naguilian road in the North but even these two routes were passable only by foot or with the use of oxcarts. The Naguilian road, however, needed more improvements to make it more accessible to the fastness growth of economy of the nearby provinces of La Union and Ilocos Regions. Such as a massive undertaking, however, as an enormous volume of Human Resource and Manpower to work as peons in the construction job. The available manpower of the ethnic populace, the Igorots, the Pangalatoks, the Chinese Community, the Kapampangans, and other high land tribes were harnessed to do the work.
It was not long, however, before the Americans found out that while the work forced to be very industrious, efficient and generally amiable during the construction, the workers attitude tended to be exactly opposite after work periods each day. They kept themselves to their own tribes or ethnic groups and minding their own business of personal problem. They become quite and indifferent and very hesitant to co-mingle with the other workers. The Americans were endlessly puzzled over these feudian change of attitude.
Perhaps due to Cultural and regional differences, some groups of workers simply could not rub elbows with the other groups. During the discussions or even casual talks, there were always dissenting points raise and their usually ensued endless discussion, noisily too, some resulted to heated words were being exchanged to one another while some preferred to trade punches. Yet, the following day the whole work force would report their work harmoniously together as though the events of the previous evening did not happen at all.
Trade as soldiers and not psychologists, the Americans came out with ingenious scheme of ensuring the uninterrupted continuity of the road project. It was decide then after work everyday, that the work force was to be segregated according to ethnic cultures and to be encamped separately. Make shifts camps were provided for each group.
Thus, all Igorots and other tribes coming from the high lands were encamp at Campo Sioco, all US serviceman would retire at Camp John Hay, the Philippine personnel at Camp Allen, then the rest of the work forces would remain and camp in the present billeting stations. The Chinese Community quite in their present billeting stations. The Chinese community, modest, and quite, stayed while nobody noticed when they later on decided to move to another place.
Thus, the original encampment started to be called CAMPO FILIPINO. And so thus, Naguilian road got completed.
The first Punong Barangay elected in Campo Filipino was Mr. Rudy Flores. Then it was Mr. Rubinoil who turned over the leadership to Joseph Sta. Maria, the highest elected Kagawad, when the former went abroad. But when the company, Mr. Sta. Maria was working for, transferred him to another locality outside BaguioCity, he also turned over the Barangay Leadership to Mrs. Anita Pobre.
In the following Barangay election, Mr. Sta. Maria was again elected as Punong Barangay over the incumbent OIC. Unopposed in the succeeding elections Mr. Sta. Maria has since then held the positions of Punong Barangay.
In 1997, Mrs. Lourdes F. Zarate won as a Punong Barangay of Campo Filipino.
In 2004, Mr. Joseph Sta. Maria was again elected as Barangay Chairman over the incumbent of Mrs. Lourdes F. Zarate. Then it was Mr. Joseph Sta. Maria who turned over the leadership to Ms. Narcisa Nera, the highest elected Kagawad, when he went abroad. The incumbent OIC assumed her position until her term expired when the new election of Barangay Officials took place.
On October 23, 2007 SK and Barangay Election Mr. Mohammad Camil S. Abdullah, was the first Muslim elected as a Punong Barangay in Campo Filipino. Mr. Abdullah has then held the position of Punong Barangay up to the present. Elected Barangay Kagawads, in order, were: Joel A. Omar, Amil S. Flamiano, Aminodin A. Masacal, Abdulfatah M. Talib, Remedios G. Gonzalo, Alberto G. Tangalin, and Roderick Carbonell. Elected SK Chairman was Naylin Gail G. Gonzalo.
On November 17, 2008, Kag. Remedios Gonzalo tendered her resignation to pursue other endeavors and opportunities. Her position was later filled up by Appointed Kag. Isagani Flores, her brother-in-law.
On January 13, 2009, Kag. Roderick Carbonell followed, tendered his resignation.
October 25, 2010, the SK and Barangay Election was again launched by the COMELEC. The incumbent Barangay Officials were all re-elected, execpt for the SK chairman, Alberto Tangalin Jr. was newly elected. Their pictures are shown above.
Campo Filipino is bounded by Cresencia Village at the North, Fairview Barangay at the west, Quirino Highway or Naguilian Road at the South and the Bokawkan Road at the East.
Barangay Development Plan
A PLAN TO ATTAIN A UNIQUE BARANGAY IN ALL ASPECTS & SCOPE
1)To attain integrated Peace and Order within the community of the Barangay.
2)To implement and to focus on general sanitation.
3)To attain entire improvements and developments.
4)To strengthen the unity within the community of the Barangay.
It is a development plan that allocates priority future programs and activities needing fund resources for operations functions and implementing. A foundation of unified efforts, consolidated goals and ensured capabilities that adhere to the demands of delivering substantial service beneficial to the community. An elaborated or growth advancement to intensive planning of priority needs, service and resources that generally uplift the living conditions of the common citizenry.
Infrastructure and Utilities Development
It was in the last quarter of 1998, when Phase II road concreting of Roman Ayson Extension was finally completed, it took this long due to limited resources. To date only Roman Ayson Road is in need of repair due to the installation of sewer lines of the Muslim Buildings. All leading barangay roads are concreted.
The improvement, repair and construction of drainage systems were implemented in 1998 and the first quarter of 1999, included is the constructions of a cross drainage at Upper Roman Ayson Street.
Iron hand railings were installed at Upper Ferguson Road in 1999 to discourage vehicle owners of unnecessary parking that is determent to the flow of traffic and protection and safety measure for the children.
The repainting of the waiting shed at Naguilian Road.
The driveways of Saint Louis Girls’ High and the road leading to Saint VincentChurch underwent repair last December 1999, ready for the yuletide season celebration.
Riprapping of Purok II (Sixto Gearlan Street) road by the strong rain waters due to typhoons and bad weathers.
The present administration made maintenance of Barangay streetlights and fixtures at Ferguson Street, Brower Road, Roman Ayson Road and Naguilian Road. All were done through the support of City Engineer’s Office.
New Infrastructure and Utilities Development Plan
The incumbent Barangay officials have laid down their new projects to be constructed as part of their Development Plan. Among these are: Renovation of Barangay Hall and Beautification enhancement of the Barangay Streets; Development of all highways within the Barangay; Drainage and Canal Repair; Canopy mounting on the pathway between the Barangay Hall and Saint Vincent Gym; Installation of additional Streetlights; Construction of Health Center; Construction of Day Care; Construction of Basketball Court; Construction of Tanod Post; and Construction of Markers and Arcs.
Observance/Maintenance of Clean and Green Program
·The TAPAT KO/LINIS KO promotion is strictly implemented and monitored.
·A flower and tree planting activity, a re-greening and beautiful project of the Barangay, encouraging the youths to participate in the clean and Green program and maintenance.
·Observing and monitoring proper garbage segregation to discipline residents to properly dispose of their garbage at a schedule provided by the GSO (Monday and Thursday).
·Solicited garbage cans painted (green) and distributed to designated places in the community for proper litter disposal.
·Twice a week Barangay clean-up activity, Barangay officials are divided into two (2) groups to clean, monitor and maintain in the clean-up day activity premises. We also encourage volunteers to join us in the clean-up activity.
New Clean and Green Development Project
Garbage dumped by the constituents is no longer collected by the City garbage collector. Thus, the Barangay has set in one of its prioritized projects a purchase of Baby Dump truck to collect the waste in order to promote absolute Clean and Green in the Barangay.
Health and Nutrition Development Program.
Our maintain health concern is to eliminate malnourished condition of the children and to improve their nutrition status throughout Barangay Nutrition Action Plan program.
Nutrition month last year was observed though a mass feeding activity to pre-schoolers, especially indigent children.
Encouraging resident to a backyard gardening. Vegetables seeds were distributed to enhance practical ways of producing nutritious vegetables at their backyards.
Volunteer medical teams rendered their services to residents in dire needs of medical and dental check-up.
January and April, 2008, personnels from the Baguio Health Department assisted the member of the Barangay Nutrition Council to update and plan their program/activity for the succeeding year. One of the activities is to promote iodize salt use to every households.
Other health programs are Operation Timbang, Vitamin A distribution, free anti-rabies vaccination and assist/monitor pregnant women.
Strengthening Peace and Order Situation
Provided training and communication needs for barangay tanods for effective delivery of service and favorable emergency responses. Hand held radios were provided as a means of communication, though not really a good one. Seminars and trainings were completed by six Barangay Tanods.
Tanods with the support of some kagawads made a nightly patrol around the Barangay. Consequently, they were able to encounter some disturbing situations and immediately controlled them.
Assistance and continuous coordination with the police force of Precinct 1, paved the way to an orderly and peaceful community.
Search for Huwarang Pamilya was conducted to represent the barangay in the final search of the said project of the government.
Bb. Campo Filipino search was made possible through the joint efforts of the SK Chairman and SK Kagawads.
Annuals Christmas Party for Children
A Christmas party annually is especially prepared for kids from 2 to 12 years of age. This program is produced through solicitations, donations and SK generated funds.
A general assembly was organized last February 2000, constituents of the community shared their sentiments, aired their problems and needs. Another General Assembly was conducted on May 17, 2008.
Formation of different communities with the Punong Barangay as Chairman and Barangay Council as members, some formulated communities are PESO, BDCC, Protection for Children, Anti-Drugs, BNS etc.
VISION, MISSION AND CORE VALUES
Vision: “A Unique and Model Barangay in all aspects.”
Mission: “To attain a highly progressive Barangay physically, morally and spiritually by being the cleanest, most peaceful, harmonious and healthiest community for total improvement of the Barangay.”
Core Values: “We believe that leadership is a huge responsibility before God. The inability to realize its function is a major sin. Harmonious cooperation between and among leaders and their people is a key factor for a successful governance.