HISTORY AND CULTURE OF BARRIO PADAPADA

The old residents of this barangay in the year 1946 called the leader Tenyente del Baryo. And this Tenyente del Baryo was elected by the residents by raising only their hands. And the first Teniente del Baryo was late Mr. Potenciano Valete. During this time the barangay was covered with forest. Many wild animals live in this forest. And this barangay was called Dolit. Only a few houses and families are living.

And as years go by another Tenyente del Baryo was elected in the name of late Mr. Vicente Mercado. Until Barangay Dolit was changed to Padapada. It was called Barangay Padapada because the mountains located in Barangay have the height. As days and years passed by more houses and families are living. As years passed by another Teniente del Barrio was elected in the name of late Mr. Mariano Magday. Residents and houses also multiply. Then Barangay Padapada elected another Tenyente Del Baryo was elected in the name of late Mr. Federico Guerrero. 

Then in 1994, another election was held and Leopoldo Galleon was elected Baranga election was held and the Barangay Captain elected in 1997 another Barangay election was held and the Barangay Captain elected Mr. Leopoldo Trivinio. Under his term, Barangay Padapada is already known in Gerona. Until now his long efforts term Barangay Padapada is well known and became popular with everyone in Gerona.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Barangay Padapada is bounded in the west of Barangay Santiago, in the north by Barangay Calayaan, in the east by Barangay Sto. Domingo, Tarlac City and Barangay Padapada, Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac. 

Barangay Padapada has an area of 434,460 ha. Barangay Padapada has no irrigated land. It has pasture land of 200 ha. The old residents of this barangay in the year 1946 called the leader Tenyente del Baryo. And this Tenyente del Baryo was elected by the residents by raising only their hands. And the first Teniente del Baryo was late Mr. Potenciano Valete. During this time the barangay was covered with forest. Many wild animals live in this forest. And this barangay was called Dolit. Only a few houses and families are living. And as years go by another Tenyente del Baryo was elected in the name of late Mr. Vicente Mercado. Until Barangay Dolit was changed to Padapada. It was called Barangay Padapada because the mountains located in Barangay have the height. As days and years passed by more houses and families are living. As years passed by another Teniente del Barrio was elected in the name of late Mr. Mariano Magday. Residents and houses also multiply.

Then Barangay Padapada elected another Tenyente Del Baryo was elected in the name of late Mr. Federico Guerrero. Upon reaching 2 years Martial Law was declared by President Ferdinand E. Marcos. For almost  18 years he was already called Barangay Captain. His term of leadership lasts long until he got sick but fortunately, he died from an illness. At that time Kgd. Jesus Rombaoa took his place because he was the first Councilor. Then Mr. Armando Mercado was appointed  Barangay Captain by Mayor Susan Go in the year 1986. During his time the population grew bigger and more houses are already built. Then in 1994, another election was held and Leopoldo Galleon was elected Baranga election was held and the Barangay Captain elected in 1997 another Barangay election was held and the Barangay Captain elected Mr. Leopoldo Trivinio. Under his term, Barangay Padapada is already known in Gerona. Until now his long efforts term Barangay Padapada is well known and became popular with everyone in Gerona.