BRGY. SECRETARY & TREASURER:
CHILD DEVELOPMENT WORKER:
Like other barangays in the Municipality that were separated from their mother barrios in 1968 by virtue of Provincial Board Resolution No. 531, New Poblacion traces its history from her mother Barrio Bilis (please refer to the brief history of Bilis).
The name “New Poblacion” was given to it to commemorate the event that the seat of the Municipal Government of Burgos was transferred within its barangay jurisdiction from a former “poblacion” (Now Old Poblacion) during the later part of 1959.
Her separation from Barrio Bilis, practically in 1968 consequently made her occupy the western, north western and northern part of former Barrio Bilis, practically the western side of the National Road with an area of 177.9598 hectares with boundary lines on the East of Barangay Bilis and the National Road; on the West by Barangay Old Poblacion and Barangay Dalacdac; on the North by Barangay Upper Tumapoc; and on the South by Barangay Agpay. It has four sitios namely SitioCorba, SitioMandaw, Sitio Siping and Town Proper divided into six puroks. The barangay is at present occupied by 885 people (in 2015). Immediately after its creation as a regular barangay, a new set of barangay officials were elected with Miss Esther A. Lomboy as its first barangay captain.
Like Bilis, people of different ethnic origin live in New Poblacion. Ibalois, Ilocanos, Kankanaeys and other tribal groups from the lowlands and Cordilleras occupy the barangay.
New Poblacion is considered the business center of the Municipality. It is not only where the Municipal Public Market is located but also numerous big and small business establishments with different kinds of business enterprises are found.
Farming goes along with commerce in the area. Farmer residents produce tiger grass, palay and some highland vegetables. Many are also engaged in broom making; basket weaving; and handicraft making. Many residents are also employed in professional jobs, like: teaching, government and or private office workers; private practitioners, law enforcers and other professional employment. Some are also employed in other skilled works, like; carpentry, masonry, and driving.
Being the “poblacion”, it is where the Municipal Hall, Rural Health Center, Municipal Plaza/Auditorium and the Burgos National High School stand. The barangay also has its own barangay hall built at the right side of the National Road to Baguio and a few meters away from the Municipal Hall. It is also where one of the oldest elementary schools of the Municipality is located, still bearing the name “Bilis Elementary School” which serves school children from other barangays like: Bilis, Agpay, and Upper Tumapoc. Like Bilis, it is reached in about an hour-ride from Baguio City and San Fernando