Castillejos, Zambales May 2013 Midterm Elections Results (Partial and Unofficial)



85.71% of ERs processed
as of May 15, 12:53AM

  2. BILLMAN, WILMA (SZP) 7206


85.71% of ERs processed
as of May 15, 12:53AM

  1. VILORIA, RESTY (SZP) 9023


85.71% of ERs processed
as of May 15, 12:53AM

  1. ESPOSO, NIÑO (SZP) 8591
  2. SALIH, RIZAL JR. (SZP) 8345
  5. DALIT, JOY MARIE (PMP) 7894
  6. DALIT, CLAUDE SR. (SZP) 7347
  10. MANGOSING, RICO (PMP) 5330
  11. TUGADI, ALBERT (PMP) 5274
  13. MANZANO, ARTURO (PMP) 4917
  14. PADILLA, EFREN (SZP) 4497
  15. FOSTER, SONIA (SZP) 4235

Source: COMELEC Transparency Server,


History of Brgy. Balaybay, Castillejos, Zambales

By Danilo V. Rogayan Jr.

Barangay Balaybay is one of the leading and fast-progressive villages in the municipality of Castillejos in the province of Zambales in almost all fields – education, agriculture, industry, economy, livelihood and social services.

Balaybay is dubbed as the “Little Baguio of Castillejos,” “Sanctuary of Castillejos,” and “The Hidden Paradise.” Its patron saint, San Isidro de Labrador, the patron of farmers and laborers is celebrated annually every May 15 as thanksgiving of the people who are mostly farmers and laborers.

According to the legend, the name Balaybay came from the word “Pamalaybayen,” a genus of a tree which is ubiquitous in the community. Some folklore tells that the name Balaybay was derived from the term “balaybay” means “hanging clothes” because in the old days, there were lots of clothes hanging in several household in the barrio. While some believed that the present name of the barangay came from the Ilocano word “balay” which means house.

It can be recalled that Balaybay served as the resettlement area of the victims of the historic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the year 1991.In June 1991, Mt Pinatubo, located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines, violently awoke after five centuries of quiescence in what is considered to be the second most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Since then, destructive lahars triggered by typhoon-associated downpours, tropical monsoon rains and lake break outs, have flowed down the flanks and foothills of the volcano.

An intergovernmental structure, the Task Force Mount Pinatubo, which became, in 1992, the Mount Pinatubo Commission (MPC), was created to develop and implement the government policy of resettlement and oversee other rehabilitation works. Eruption and lahar lowland victims were relocated in 13 sites which were chosen by the government for being safe from lahars, for their well-drained soils and for being easily connectible to water networks. One of the said resettlement sites is located in Barangay Balaybay which is now known as Balaybay Resettlement Area which bears 14 puroks while the Balaybay Proper was subdivided into three puroks which was previously 7 puroks.

Brgy. Balaybay was led by various chief executives from Regino Saldivar, Jose Neneng, Segundo Cortez, Macario Neneng, Antonio Agabao, Feliciano Reyes, Arturo Pamintuan, Reveck Labrador, Angel de Perio, Arthur Manzano and its present barangay captain, Hon. Ferdinand S. Pona.

At present, the most-populated barangay in the municipality is the home of the Gin Queen Corporation, Green Garden Inc., and the thoroughfare to the largest shipbuilding enterprise in the country the HHIC Philippines commonly known as Hanjin Shipbuilding Company making Brgy. Balaybay not only the center of agriculture but also the center of economic industry.

Castillejos receives Seal of Good Housekeeping award

Castillejos, Zambales Municipal Hall

CLARK FIELD, Pampanga – The municipality of Castillejos in Zambales received the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) held at Oxford Hotel here, Oct. 19.

       DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo personally handed the awards to Castillejos Mayor Jose Angelo M. Dominguez.

       The SGH is given to local government units (LGUs) that have excelled in the areas of planning, budgeting, revenue mobilization, financial management and budget execution, procurement, and resource mobilization.

       Other municipalities of Zambales which received the SGH award are  San Marcelino, San Antonio, San Narciso, San Felipe, Botolan, Iba, Palauig, Candelaria, and Sta. Cruz.

       San Felipe also bagged the runner-up accolade for the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi in Central Luzon municipal category.

       San Felipe and San Narciso also received P1 million PCF each, an incentive given to 4th and 5th class municipalities.

Former Zambales mayor gets 80 years for malversation

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan has sentenced a former town mayor of Zambales to 80 years in jail after he was found guilty of engaging in two ghost projects in 1996.

Teofilo Pantaleon of the municipality of Castillejos was meted 40 years jail term for both and was ordered to pay P201,706.75 which represents the amount of public funds lost.

In a 21-page decision penned by Associate Justice Rodolfo Ponferrada, the anti-graft court said lawyers of the Office of the Ombudsman were able to prove the crime of malversation thru falsification of public documents.

Pantaleon was liksewise slapped with the accessory penalty of perpetual special disqualification from holding public office.

The charges stemmed from how he, as mayor of Castillejos allegedly entered into two ghost projects for a road repair and a market construction 15 years ago.

The local chief executive was accused of misappropriating public funds by forging documents with a total amount of P201,706.75 in favor of the private firm La Paz Construction.

However, it was discovered that the transactions were fictitious for both the repair of the drainage system and market stalls of the Castillejos public market and the improvement of roads in Barangays Casagatan-Looc, Nagbayan-Macupit and San Agustin proper-Mandamquez.

Tiu Ken Suan, the owner of the construction company, testified that he did not enter into such contracts with the local government nor had received any payment.

Witnesses presented by the Ombudsman’s prosecution team led by Assistant Special Prosecutor III Julieta Zinnia Niduaza testified that there were no road repair projects in the places mentioned in the contract. – Michael Punongbayan |


Vision and Mission of Castillejos, Zambales

Castillejos, Zambales is known as the Home of the late Pres. Ramon F. Magsaysay and the Camote (Sweet Potato) Producing Capital of Zambales.  It is originally known as Pueblo de Uguic. The name Castillejos was given in honor of Marquez de Castillejos.

The local government of Castillejos, Zambales headed by its incumbent chief executive, Mayor Jose Angelo M. Dominguez has crafted the town’s vision and mission that will serve as the guiding torch of the municipality in traversing the path towards progress and development.

I have translated the vision and mission into Filipino language for better understanding. Asking permission of the use of the translated version into published materials is deemed necessary.


CASTILLEJOS, as a center of excellence and progress in the province of Zambales providing sound investment opportunities, agro-industrial advancement and tourism, under a responsive leadership and empowered constituency upholding the spirit of unity towards achieving a globally competitive economy and sustainable development.


CASTILLEJOS, bilang lunduyan ng kahusayan at pag-unlad sa lalawigan ng Zambales na naglalaan ng matatag na pagkakataon sa pamumuhunan, pagsulong ng agro-industriya at turismo, sa ilalim ng isang makataong pamumuno at may masiglang nasasakupan na nagtataguyod ng diwa ng pagkakaisa tungo sa pagkamit ng isang matibay na ekonomiya at may napananatiling kaunlaran.



The Muncipality of Castillejos will actively pursue development initiatives, efficient delivery of basic services and equal opportunity for everyone through mobilization of enlightened citizenry, adoption of appropriate technology and providing a healthy environment for investors to ensure vigorous economy and a peaceful and harmonious community.


Ang Bayan ng Castillejos ay masigasig na ipagpapatuloy ang mga gawaing pangkaunlaran, mahusay na paghahatid ng mga pangunahing serbisyo at pantay na pagkakataon para sa lahat sa pamamagitan ng pagpapakilos ng mahuhusay na mamamayan, paggamit ng angkop na teknolohiya at pagbibigay ng malinis na kapaligiran para sa mga namumuhunan upang matiyak ang matibay na ekonomiya at isang mapayapa at maayos na pamayanan.