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Sillawit
BRIEF HISTORY
Bounded by the provincial road to the east, the Alinam, and the  Nungnungan Creek, in the south and west respectively is the barrio of Sillawit. Founded in 1947, this barrio was perpetuated its original name to the present. Its present name was derived from the name of small creek situated in the heart of the barrio, called “Sillawit”. It was first settled by the families of Doroteo Soriano, Reodoro Balantac, Domingo Evangelista and Marcelo Pascua. It was only after liberation in 1945 that some people from neighboring barrios were convinces to join the four families along the national highway. In 1947, the barrio has for its first barrio lieutenant Mr. Marcelo Pascua, who held the leadership for three consecutive years. It was during his term that the people conceived of a  plan to reserve a school site which was subsequently surveyed the following year. In 1949, when the barrio lieutenant was appointed member of the municipal council of Cauayan, the inhabitants lost no time in choosing one to replace him. Fortunately, the man whom they had voted to head them was no other than the councilor’s second son, Mr. Constancio Pascua. It was during his administration, that the people’s long desire to have a school materialized. In 1950, the school was opened with grades I and II. Because of the people’s undivided support, it became a complete primary school the succeeding year. At this time the people felt a need in the change of leadership to enable the incumbent rest. He was succeeded by his older brother Mr. Emeterio Pascua, who still the barrio head. Though the inspiring leadership of the president of the P.T.C.A., Mr. Teodoro Evanmgelista, and with the cooperation and continued support of the people, the P.T.A. petitioned the Office of the Division Superintendent of schools to open a grade-five class next school year, another milestone of the barrio’s road to progress. 
Folkways
In the traditions, customs, and practices in domestic and social life, the inhabitants of these neighboring barrios have practically the same. In birth, the delivery is assisted by an unlicensed “partera” usually a man. He cuts the cord of the infant with anything that is sharp, usually a bamboo or boho split. He wraps hot fine ashes from the stove and have it pressed all over the parts of the body of the mother. He gives the juice of “amorsogo” leaves as purgative to the newly born child. The baby’s clothing are old clothes remodeled with a few prepared new clothes. The mother is also being cared for by the “partera”. He gives massage on the mother’s abdomen every morning. The mother takes a bath everyday after breakfast. She dries herself by a stove near her bed. Nine days after her delivery, she takes a whole bath.
In baptism, some baptized their children immediately after birth. Others, after several months or years after the birth of the child. The child may either be baptized in the Roman Catholic Church or in the Protestant chapel. Usually there is a party during the baptismal day attended by the sponsors, visitors, and friends of the host and hostesses. A dance is also held the following night. The godfathers and godmothers of the child give presents, clothing, or money to the child before or after the church rites.
Courtship is done mostly during the planting and harvest time. Maybe because this is the only time the man can be in contact with a woman. The courtship is done through the serenades. After a few months, they get engaged and the two may decide to get united. The man informs his parents of  his desire to get married and if the parents like the girl they will set the date to go to the girl’s house to ask for her hand. If the parents of both parties agree, they decide on the date and what to prepare and to be done. They usually ask many things from the man such as a piece of land, a carabao, cart, etc. In addition, the men provide all the necessary clothing of the girl and defray all wedding expenses. But when either of the party disagree and lover’s don’t they resort to elopement or the girl, through the advice of her fiancée, goes.
Land Area:     4,503,490 Sq. M.
Population:    2,745 (Population 2005 Survey)
Distance:       7.50 Kilometers
BARANGAY OFFICIALS
 
RODOLFO L. MAURICIO
Punong Barangay
 
Gregorio L. Covita Sr.
Barangay Kagawad
 
Michael Evangelista
Barangay Kagawad
 
Erlinda M. Cuagdan
Barangay Kagawad
 
Venus E. Ramirez
Barangay Kagawad
 
Ferdinand Ramones
Barangay Kagawad
 
Leandro A. Soriano
Barangay Kagawad
 
Jimmy A. Valencia
Barangay Kagawad
 
Dhianara D. Evangelista
Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman
 
Ernel M. Eugenio
Barangay Secretary
 
Marcelina Dela Cruz
Barangay Treasurer
 
 

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Hon. Bernard Faustino M. Dy - City Mayor