Barangay Casuntingan


Casuntingan. The name refers to the sunting plant that once grew plentifully in the area. Where certain plants grew bountifully but the place had no name, the prefix “ka” is applied. The “sunting” or “asunting” (Cassia alata Linn.., the Ringworm bush or shrub), according to oral tradition, is a medicinal plant that grows wild. The seeds are said to be a cure for infestation of intestinal parasites and tincture from the leaves, a purgative. Decocted leaves and flowers suppress cough while the juice from crushed leaves is used to treat skin infections, insect bites, and herpes.

The Casuntingan name stuck further when, due east, the Bangkal trees also abounded; thus to differentiate the two locations, the old citizens began calling one “ka suntingan” and the other “ka bancalan”.


Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain :Del Castillo, Oscar Jayme Jr.

1st Councilor :Ale, Amelia Basiga

2nd Councilor :Cortes, Eriberto Dabon

3rd Councilor :Cabahug, Leola Perez

4th Councilor :Vercide, Raul Bautista

5th Councilor : Suico, Danillo Bontia

6th Councilor :Vega, Marcial Sirrador

7th Councilor :Basiga, Liza Ruyeras

Sangguniang Kabataan Officials

SK Chairman : Martinez, Jose Marco Codoy

1st Councilor: Cortes, Earl John Lauron

2nd Councilor: Arranchado, Ghemark Alyano

3rd Councilor: Canonigo, Danilo Saladaga II

4th Councilor: Ouano, Wilma Gecain

5th Councilor: Cortes, Dennis Dueñas Jr.

6th Councilor: Escoton, Rica Marie Montebon

7th Councilor: Labrador, Jason Tarucan