HISTORY AND CULTURE OF BARRIO ABAGON

During the Spanish regime in the latter part of the 19th century, there was a barrio east the place then called “Barog”. It was inhabited by Ilocanos, Pangasinanes, Pampangas, and Tagalogs. It was sparsely populated. Generally, the people were peaceful, industrious, kind, and generous. Their sole occupation was farming. They produce rice, corn, sugarcane, and vegetables.

In the year 1884, the much-awaited Manila Railroad passed the barrio. There was a sudden change in the mode of life of the barrio people. The sparsely-populated barrio became populous. People from other towns and barrios went there to live.