In May of 1847, Bucay was organized into a mission station and chosen as the the first Capital of Abra. As the easternmost town in Abra, separated from the foothills of the Cordilleras by the very wide Abra River and perched on the east high above it, Bucay became the natural choice for the pivot of … Continue reading
The pharmacy in Bangued did not exist until the early Thirties. It was owned by Major Urbano Banez with his daughter, Lita, as the pharmacist. It was there where you could buy condensed milk, toothpaste and leeches (alimatek) for reducing blood pressure.
The ‘Usok’ in Tangadan was built in 1934 and took 2 years to complete. During World War II, Allied forces tried to destroy the tunnel twice to impede the advancing Japanese soldiers. It did not totally collapse. It was restored in 1961 through the efforts of former Congressman Lucas Paredes who worked for the appropriation of … Continue reading
In the 2010 Congressional Elections, there were 5,735 ballots not counted because it was either invalid or blank. Joy Bernos went on to defeat Cecilia Seares-Luna by just 1,082 votes.
On May 8, 2003 , the Soot Bridge was finally opened linking the towns of La Paz, Danglas and Lagayan to the capital town of Bangued. In attendance on this historic event included La Paz Mayor Israel Bernos, Governor Vicsyd Valera and Congressman Luis “Chito” Bersamin. Mayor Bernos credited Congressman Bersamin for working on the funds … Continue reading
In 2006, Two prominent Political Figures were killed by assasins. La Paz mayor Mark Israel Bernos was killed on January 13, 2006 at the height of a basketball game during the town’s fiesta celebration and Abra congressman Luis Bersamin on December 16, 2006, in front of Mt. Carmel Church in Quezon City on while attending a … Continue reading