THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF

Brgy. Aurora East , Municipality of Diffun
Province of Quirino

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF

Brgy. Aurora East , Municipality of Diffun
Province of Quirino

History

Diffun in 1951 was a part and parcel of the province of Nueva Vizcaya. This was during the administration of Hon. Silverio L. Pascua I, it first appointed Municipal Mayor. Aurora was then a juridical entity of the Municipality of Diffun. In the preceding year, when Hon Pascua was elected Mayor, Aurora was Segregated and Classified as a regular barrio.

After its segregation, it was deemed to be classified as an alienable and disposable land suited for pasturing and growing crops owned by the Gomez- Bayaua clans. Encumbrances did not materialize so that Aurora was divided into two regular barrios. The western part was names Aurora West in honor of the late President Don Manuel Luis Quezon. The national road was designated as the boundary between the two areas. Development in the community pushed through, thereby permitting a tremendous increase in population. Its development was brought about by the establishment of the Mountain Sawmill and the Banana Sawmill, and also by its tract of agricultural lands.

By virtue of Republic Act No. 630, sponsored by the then Congressman Leonardo B. Perez, Quirino Sub-Province was weaned from its mother province Nueva Vizcaya. This paved the way for a plethora of positive developments in the newborn province. A great number of people engaged themselves in farming, longing and livestock rising, while a growing number became government employees. Eventually, many became religious and military leaders.

The first Barrio Lieutenant was Eleuterio Estrada while the first Barrio Captain was Manuel B. Garnace Sr. who was then followed consecutively. By Rodrigo B. Claro, Gonzalo A. Ancheta, Ireneo C. Cabuena, Narsisa M. Manzano Sevillano T. Ancheta Ernesto L. Vitug, and Nenilda M. Pascua. Presently, the Barangay Captain at the entire helm is Alfrefo V. Mauyao.

 

This principal challenges and worked out solutions of barangay aurora west are in need of great, bountiful rewards because the different classes of the people in the community from a core of a well-structured society thru socio economic and infrastructure development, enhancement of agriculture technologies, peace and order, health and nutrition, environment sanitation, and livelihood program including educational up liftmen of the youth.

With the passing Congress of Republic Act No. 236, during the incumbency of then Governor Maddela and Congressman Leon C. Cabarroguis, Diffun was created as a town of Nueva Vizcaya. By virtue of President Elpidio Quirino, Executive Order No. 466. 1950 Diffun became a legal entity on July 2, 1950. Silverio Pascua was appointed first Mayor of the newborn municipality.

          Members of the newly created council and all the local people were to inspect the proposed town site. The poblacion of Diffun was divided into foiling districts: Andres Bonifacio in the North; Rizal in the East; Aurora West in the South; and Disinba, where the near the Sagat Creek was named Quezon, is now Barangay aurora East.

          Lucas Padilla was then appointed by the Mayor as Tenyente del Bario of Aurora East; but when, later on, he was appointed as the Municipal Vice Mayor, he was replaced by Nicolas Gorospe, who serve from 1952 to1953.

          When the Central School was put up in Aurora East (1952), development efforts were focused in the area. The western and southern portions of the school were declared by the Mayor as a Teachers Village.

          Successors of Nicolas Gorospe as Bario Lieutenant were Gregorio Sibayan (1953-55); Polito Samonto (1955-56); Lucas Padilla, who again served for four years (1956-60); Jose Caba?ero (1961-65); and Jose Mauyao (1956-70).

          The first leader with the title of Barangay Captain was Felipe Tacaca who served for ten years. He was succeeded by Adoracion Bergado (1982-84); and Renato Antolin who served seven years (1984-91).

          When Antolin gave up his position in the barangay to run for Vice Mayor, Jeanette Cerveza, then the first Councilor, took over as barangay captain and served in the position from 1994 to 1997. She was replaced by Roseller Abad Escobar, who won first place in the provincial level Search for Model Barangay and second place in the same search in the regional level in 1998.

          In 2002, with his services engaged in by the LGU Diffun, Escobar was succeeded by Gloria Antolin who enthusiastically supported and continued all ongoing barangay projects.

          Escobar made a comeback as a barangay captain of aurora east after winning in the 2007 elections. His leadership garnered for the barangay the Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa Award for the year 2011,2012, 2013, and 2014 (both municipal and provincial level for the category first and third Class Municipalities). Aurora East also became a consistent Regional Nominee during that same period.

          The only barangay leader to have so far handled three consecutive terms in row, Escobar was step down when supposed to expire in 2016. But in that year general elections he run and got elected to the Sangguniang Bayan of Diffun; and Violy P. Merlin, First kagawad took over to serve the unexpired term by law of succession.

          Barangay Aurora East prides itself with the distinction of being home to a few notable personalities prominent resident such as two past governors of Quirino; Hon Mariano J. Pimentel and Hon. Josie C. Co; the current Provincial vice Governor, Hon. May Garnace Calaunan; and many other successful businessmen and civil servants.

 

 

With the passing Congress of Republic Act No. 236, during the incumbency of then Governor Maddela and Congressman Leon C. Cabarroguis, Diffun was created as a town of Nueva Vizcaya. By virtue of President Elpidio Quirino, Executive Order No. 466. 1950 Diffun became a legal entity on July 2, 1950. Silverio Pascua was appointed first Mayor of the newborn municipality.

          Members of the newly created council and all the local people were to inspect the proposed town site. The poblacion of Diffun was divided into foiling districts: Andres Bonifacio in the North; Rizal in the East; Aurora West in the South; and Disinba, where the near the Sagat Creek was named Quezon, is now Barangay aurora East.

          Lucas Padilla was then appointed by the Mayor as Tenyente del Bario of Aurora East; but when, later on, he was appointed as the Municipal Vice Mayor, he was replaced by Nicolas Gorospe, who serve from 1952 to1953.

          When the Central School was put up in Aurora East (1952), development efforts were focused in the area. The western and southern portions of the school were declared by the Mayor as a Teachers Village.

          Successors of Nicolas Gorospe as Bario Lieutenant were Gregorio Sibayan (1953-55); Polito Samonto (1955-56); Lucas Padilla, who again served for four years (1956-60); Jose Caba?ero (1961-65); and Jose Mauyao (1956-70).

          The first leader with the title of Barangay Captain was Felipe Tacaca who served for ten years. He was succeeded by Adoracion Bergado (1982-84); and Renato Antolin who served seven years (1984-91).

          When Antolin gave up his position in the barangay to run for Vice Mayor, Jeanette Cerveza, then the first Councilor, took over as barangay captain and served in the position from 1994 to 1997. She was replaced by Roseller Abad Escobar, who won first place in the provincial level Search for Model Barangay and second place in the same search in the regional level in 1998.

          In 2002, with his services engaged in by the LGU Diffun, Escobar was succeeded by Gloria Antolin who enthusiastically supported and continued all ongoing barangay projects.

          Escobar made a comeback as a barangay captain of aurora east after winning in the 2007 elections. His leadership garnered for the barangay the Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa Award for the year 2011,2012, 2013, and 2014 (both municipal and provincial level for the category first and third Class Municipalities). Aurora East also became a consistent Regional Nominee during that same period.

          The only barangay leader to have so far handled three consecutive terms in row, Escobar was step down when supposed to expire in 2016. But in that year general elections he run and got elected to the Sangguniang Bayan of Diffun; and Violy P. Merlin, First kagawad took over to serve the unexpired term by law of succession.

 

          Barangay Aurora East prides itself with the distinction of being home to a few notable personalities prominent resident such as two past governors of Quirino; Hon Mariano J. Pimentel and Hon. Josie C. Co; the current Provincial vice Governor, Hon. May Garnace Calaunan; and many other successful businessmen and civil servants.

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