In the year 1950, the place was already half inhabited and majority of the settlers were natives of the land. There were only few who came from neighboring provinces who cultivated the land for agricultural purposes. This year was very significant for the first settlers because that was the first fiesta that happened in the place and it was also become a regular barangay under the City of Malaybalay through the leadership of late Antonio Pacquiao and appointed Teniente del Barrio. Since the population of barangay was rapidly increase, trees and animals especially wild deer`s and pigs were gradually vanished. Inhabitants were planted rice and corn during planting season instead of trees. Many assumed that the caused of gradual lost of animals was due to hunters who illegally haunted it and roughly pushing it to other place.
During the first local election, the late Antonio Pacquiao was defeated by the late Pelagio Malatamban, the first barangay captain. Meanwhile, people continued their system of living. New method of farm technology was introduced and adopted in the barangay. Pelagio Malatamban was beaten by Hon.Alberto Ravidas who reined Cabangahan for 20 years during the Marcos regime.
Last July 2002 election, Ravidas was defeated by late Gerardo Pacquaio Sr. during his time, Cabangahan was fully inhabited and population was increased. Some owner’s of corn lands converted it into sugarcane plantation. National Irrigation association also reaches Cabangahan thus the area became irrigated. Part of the barangay area also became rice fields.
The late Hon. Gerardo Pacquaio Sr. was the first re-elected Punong barangay of Cabangahan. On his second term, he died of lung cancer. First Kagawad Hon. Basiledes F. Cahucom succeeded as an appointed Punong Barangay. During his time, he raised political conflict of the barangay where his adversary filed petition for recall against the present administration, but the petition was not granted by the Comelec because the petition was filed after the proclamation of winner. He served for three consecutive terms as Punong Barangay until October CY 2010 and precedes serving as 1st elected Barangay Kagawad up to this present.
After October CY 2010 Barangay election, new administration has been role over under the leadership of newly elected Punong Barangay Hon. Edwin L. Rara Sr. for two (2) consecutive terms from year 2010 until this present. For past four (4) years of his leadership projects and activities were implemented where it is a big challenge to the constituents of Barangay Cabangahan to get involved in all events & projects as well. The best thing that happened in his administration is there’s no political conflict that ruins or destroys his intimate goals and objectives for the good of the people. From peace and order situation, health & sanitation, agriculture, infrastructure, livelihood, sportsmanship, healthy life morally and spiritually towards community for the good of the people by implementing programs & projects with love, hope & positive views and also with the support of the NGO`S, stakeholders, City and national government as well
The elective Barangay Official of Barangay Cabangahais looking forward for the process and prosperity of people of this barangay who has low average family income due to 2/3 population are laborers, which affect the standard of living of our barangay people. In is foresees that for the coming years the standard of living to the people of barangay cabangahan will rise to 75% progression. The total crisis is solved through allowing investors to come in our barangay, establish an industrial project which is suitable of the barangay land use, so that everybody must be employed and they will meet their necessities when it comes to livelihood. We hope that reality of this mission is reached by struggle the hardship that they had undergone and this will lead into the success of the Barangay Cabangahan for the future. Transparency of good governance is needed for the progress and development of our barangay.
We envision Barangay Cabangahan as an agro- industrial and food basket center of the city with progressive, harmonious, healthy and God loving community egaging in agro-industrial and farm related services aiming to prrevent flashfloods, air pollution and other natural calamities with sustainable water system, well maintained roads and public buildings and transparent, accountable, responsible and dignified leaders.
Long before barangay cabangahan was a thick green forest where wild deer’s and pigs have dwelt. It was a sitio under barangay Bugcaon, Municipality of Lantapan. The work of the people during that time and even in the present were cutting down trees or made them “Kaigin”. They have a very vast plain surface of land suited for agricultural production.
The people from barangay Bugcaon went fishing in Sawaga River and to the watery place of Barangay Simaya passing through Cabangahan Creek. At the side of the creek, there they found grown trees and they called it “Banga” which were also be found and very abundant in the plain area of the national highway. That was where Cabangahan got its name, derived from the word “Banga”. The first settlers called this place Cabangahan, to remind tem of the trees they chewed for pleasure.
In the year 1950, the place was already half inhabited and the majority of the settler were natives of the land. There were only a few who came from the neighboring provinces who cultivated the land for agriculture purposes. That year was very significant for the last settlers because that was the first fiesta that happened in the place and it also because a regular barangay under the jurisdiction of the City of Malaybalay through the leadership of the late Antonio Pacquao and appointed Teniente Del Barrio. Since the population of the barangay was rapidly increasing, trees and animals especially wild deer’s and pigs gradually vanishing. Inhabitants had planted rice and corn during season instead of trees. Many assumed that the cause of gradual loss of the animals was due to hunters who illegally haunted it and roughly driving them to other places.
During the first local election, the late Antonio Pacquiao was defeated by the late Pelagio Malatamban, the first Barangay Captain. Meanwhile, people continued their system of living. Anew method of farming technology was introduced and adopted in the barangay. On the next election, Pelagio Malatamban was defeated by Hon. Alberto Ravidas who reigned Cabangahan for 20 years during Marcos Regime.
Last July 2002 election, Ravidas was defeated by the late Gerardo Pacquiao Sr.During his time, Cabangahan was fully settled and the population has increased. Some owners of con lands converted it into a sugarcane plantation. National Irrigation Association also reaches Cabangan thus the areas became irrigated, and part of the barangay area became rice fields.
The late Gerardo Pacquiao, Sr. was the first re-elected Punong Barangay of Cabangahan. On his second term, he died of lung cancer. First Kagawad Basiledes F. Cahucom succeeded as an appointed Punong Barangay. During his time, a political conflict happened in the barangay wherein his adversary filed a petition for a recall against him, but the petition was not granted by the Comelec because it was filed after a winning has been legally proclaimed. He served for three consecutive terms as Punong Barangay until the year 2010.
After the October 2010 barangay election, the new administration has been role over under the leadership of the newly elected Punong Barangay Hon. Edwin L. Rara together with the barangay officials duly elected in October 2010 election. He Served the barangay from 2010-2018.
Then last May 2018 election, new Punong Barangay was elected by the name of Ho. Basiledes F. Cahucom, a former barangay Kagawad of Barangay Cabangahan.