Pagan is inhabited by Ilocano pioneers who had survived adverse circumstances by the name Paaganhas never been changed who origin never traces. With its panoramic view, climatic conditions and geographical location with natural land and water forms, it is one of the most progressive parts of the municipality. It has a total population of 1,255 with a total area of 903 hectares. It is divided into 6 sitiosnamely: Capalispisan, Bilogan, Sammaoteng, Paagan weste, Cadaoeran. The Southern part of the Barangay called Ticub was once a settlement by was abundant due to difficult natural bariers and scarcity of water.
Bilogan got its name from the word “bilog” or boat. It is told by old men that the place was a favourite source of trees for making “bilog” and it was also the source of the biggest boat ever made, so the history goes.
Capalispisan was formerly called Catayagan due to its high location. It was originally a wilderness and a part of Mt. Province. In 1920, it became a part of Santol. Original inhabitants were igorots but in 1930, there were more Christian people in the place than igorots until now. According to old men, a gareta was built here to keep watch at the constant invasion of robbers.
Sammaoteng got its name from the many birds called sammauteng that inhabited the place a settlement was already in place even before Spanish occupation. It was the hiding place of Captain Leon Agtarap during the Japanese occupation.
Today, Paagan is picture of progress and development. The barangay has a barangay hall, in front of which a multi is – purpose pavement complete with a stage and a basketball affairs are conducted. At the center of the barangay is the Paagan Elementary school and further west is the St. Mary’s Parish church constructed in 1971 by Mr. and Mrs. Bartolome Napenas. A day care center is also being conducted at the church whose earlier teachers were nuns. Also, the barangay is widely known for its very successful Multi – Purpose Cooperative whose services include a retail store and a credit business. The cooperative was made possible under the DAR;s rural program.
The cleanliness, peacefulness and progress of the barangay could be attributed to the strong sense of responsibility, cooperation and oneness of all barangay residents, both young and old.
Eladio O. Olay
Barangay KagawadFlora O. Ledda
Teodora O. Ledda
Ferdinand T. Valdez
Virgilio O. Valdez
Daniel O. Oña
Nestor G. Valdez
Bernardo G. Medina