The most populous city in the Philippines
is Quezon City. It is also the richest city in the country. The city is politically
subdivided into 142 barangays that are also grouped into four congressional districts. Each district is represented
by a congressman/woman in the House of Representatives. Barangay Sangandaan is in District II and currently captained by Mr.
Juan M. Untalan.
Sangandaan is a Tagalog extract coined
from the words “sanga sanga na mga daan” (translated into English
as “elliptical roads to nowhere”). Did you know that Barangay Sangandaan
was created and decreed by a powerful and great leader of the Philippines?
Many of us may not be aware of this.
Presidential Decree Number 1665 created
Barangay Sangandaan in Quezon City.
On 25 January 1980, by virtue of the powers vested upon him by the Constitution, former President of the
Philippines Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, ordered and decreed as part of the law of the land, the following:
Section 1. The former civic barrio of Sangandaan,
2nd district, in Barangay Baesa, Quezon City, is hereby detached and separated
therefrom to form and constitute into a distinct and independent barangay which is hereby created to be known as Barangay
Sangandaan without affecting in any manner the legal existence of the mother barangay of Baesa.
Section 2. Except as hereinafter
provided, all provisions of law, now or hereafter applicable to regular barangays shall be applicable to the new barangay
Section 3. The present elective barangay
officials of Barangay Baesa shall continue to perform their duties as such officials in the newly created Barangay Sangandaan
until the barangay officials of said Barangay shall have been appointed by the President. Such officials so appointed shall
hold office until their successors shall have been elected in the regular elections for barangay officials following the issuances
of this Decree and shall have qualified, unless sooner removed at the pleasure of the President. Such appointive officers
and employees as may be necessary to organize or complete the government personnel of Barangay Sangandaan shall be appointed
as provided for under existing laws.
Section 4. Upon the effectivity of this
Decree, the proportionate share of the new Barangay Sangandaan in the obligations, funds, assets and other property of Barangay
Baesa shall be transferred by the President to the newly created barangay upon the recommendation of the Commission on Audit.
Section 5. All laws or parts of laws as
well as all executive orders or regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
Section 6. This Decree shall take
self-reliant communities are a must in line with the desire of the State to hasten up the economic development throughout
WHEREAS, the primordial of development
can be best achieved by the creation of local government units which could, through faster administrative response, greatly
contribute to the social, educational, cultural and economic needs of our people;
WHEREAS, it has been the clamor of the
residents of the proposed barangay with conformity of the local officials, to create proposed barangay, so that closer supervision
in the execution of developmental programs of the locality could very well be achieved;
WHEREAS, the proposed barangay will become
a self-reliant community once intensified government projects are made in line with the declared policy of the government
to uplift the socio-economic well being of the residents therein.