History of Barangay Surgui
Poblacion became highly populated. Migrants from Ilocos like Sarat, Paoay and also Pangasinense. Some families moved to other part of the poblacion. They called the place “Sur” means southern and latter on called “Surgui”. Because of fast growing population they group themselves according to intimacy. They first organized 3rd, 2nd, 1st and the nearest place to the poblacion area was called Cacamilingan Sur while on the northern area was Cacamilingan Norte,
In the early 1930’s, only one barrio Surgui was recognized popularity know in the whole town as barrio Surgui Camanggaan. This barrio was large enough that it was bounded in the north by barrio Cacamilingan, in the south of barrio Malacampa, in the west by barrio Matubog and bancay 1st, while in the southeast was bounded by barrio Caybey in St. Ignacia. It was also gifted with many creeks that abound and teeming with various fresh water fish species.
Barrio Surgui Camanggaan was named so because then giant mango trees were so abundant that even the highway shoulder were planter and line with mangoes that grew so big that their trunks measured one meter or more in diameter.
Population increased and as the barrio obtained socio-economic progress, leadership became problem. Representation of sitios were not equally appropriate prompting the barrio people to agitate and clamored to split the barrio, thus Surgui Camanggaan was divided into Surgui 1st, 2nd ,retaining the name Surgui Camanggaan. But friction developed among leaders and split was inevitable.