History

Geographically, Barangay Sogod Tibgao is composed of three (3) sitios, Sitio Tibgao, Sitio Sogod and Sitio Bliss. It is located just one (1) kilometre from Poblacion of Virac, Catanduanes. Tibgao is a rich agricultural area just a stone throw from the Poblacion of Virac. Of the three (3) sitios, Tibgao is much larger than Sogod and Bliss combined except the religious functions. Tibgao has been neglected that it’s only road had been converted from a non-functioning canal. And now, it has a specific territorial boundaries based from the real estate locations in that area.

When the Japanese airplane bombed the Casa de Gobierno, the space now occupied by the JMA Housing the Land Bank of the Philippines and other offices the people in the poblacion fled in different directions and different places. Tibgao is still being forested on it various hills, was the nearest place to hide and for shelters. That was the start when Tibgao and Sogod were inhabited by the land owners. During the Japanese regime both sitios organized and formed a devotional association for each, but known to both, they had the same patrons, San Isidro Labrador, for both places are agricultural in nature. Only that Tibgao had it celebrated in January just after the rice planting season and Sogod in May the month for various merry making or Santacruzan. Still the folks of Tibgao see to it that there must be the devotion for the juveness/youths which they chose the Virgin of Miracles/Virgen Milagrosa and for the families association headed by the Matanda, is the Nuestre Señora de Salvacion and of course the Holy Cross is a must for all as emphasized by Ciriaco Vargas.

It was during the term of Mr. Serapion Sorreda as Barangay Kagawad of Sto. Nino, Virac, Catanduanes when he proposed that Sitio Sogod be separated from Barangay Sto. Niño. In June 15, 1972 by virtue of Republic Act No. 3590 Sitio Sogod and Sitio Tibgao has separated from Barangay Sto. Nino. In 1979 Sitio Bliss was also created during the New Society of Former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos administration so there was the creation of Barangay Sogod Tibgao.