The present official name of the barrio is Tejero. Its past and present name is Tejero. The barangay got its name when a Spanish priest in Jagna discovered that in a small and quiet barrio adjacent to Poblacion there was an abundant supply of clay soil termed “anapog” in the dialect. Then a crude tile kila was termed “tejera” in Spanish. From the Spanish term tejera they eventually changed it to “Tejero”.
The barangay is divided into seven (7) sitios or district namely: the Riverside, Santa Cruz, Happy Valley, Tropical Heights, Greenhills, Ilihan Heights, and San Antonio Village.
The original families or the first settlers of the barrio are:
Juan Llido Marcos Salas
Melchor Llido Ceriaco Seniero
Bernardino Abcede Luis Aseniero
Tiburcio Abcede Antonio Ranollo
Juan Cadavez Alejandro Ranada
Felipe Ranada Damiano Madera
Pelagio Tadena Pedro Ranada
Alejo Achate Gaudencio Madera
The following are the Tenientes from the earliest time to date:
1. Juan Llido
2. Tiburcio Abcede
3. Antonio Ochate
4. Carlos Acha
5. Nicasio Salas
6. Pedro Ranada
During the pre-war years, Lieutenant Andres Acebes led the barangay. His first project was the Ampongow water system, which was a municipal funded project. In 1947 to 1959, Mr. Eulogeo Abrea became the leader with his son Mr. Pacifico Abrea as his successor. After their term of office Mr. Tomas Acierda took their place as the new leader. Three years after, Mr. Temistocles Tuyac was put in the position. When Mr. Tranquilino Gulle was elected (1965-1968) he led construction of the Multi-Purpose Center, the barangay sound system and the implementation of the Clean and Green project. His projects were realized with the help of Cong. Teodoro B. Galagar and PACD. After his term, there were a lot of leaders emerged. They are Epecio Acedo and Pacifico Abrea who was back in the position. Mr. Alejandro Raña became the Barangay Captain from 1973 to 1989. His accomplishments include the opening of Tejero to Tubod Monte barangay road, the provincial road from Poblacion to Pangas cemetery, cementing the Tropical Heights district municipal road, and the water pump installation. Some of these projects were accomplished through the help Provincial and Municipal Aid by supplying some of the needed materials. It was in the middle of his leadership when Bagyong Nitang and Bagyong Ining stroke Jagna. The said calamities greatly affect the barangay because it caused devastations to the area. The houses and planted crops or plants were damaged. It was also during his last his years of serving that the people experienced drought and a strong earthquake that caused the roads to crack, houses and part of the school buildings to collapse. This disaster led the people to move or evacuate to high and elevated lands far from concrete establishments and danger areas. The effect of these was the emergence of the Voluntary Labor Organization by the residents.
In 1989, Mrs. Lolina Acas was elected as the first female Barangay Captain. She served the barangay up to this very present time. Her projects and accomplishments during her first term include the repainting of Brgy. Hall, construction of Brgy. Tanod Headquarter and 2 waiting shed, installation of reservoir at sitio Mahayag, installation of barangay street lighting, and the establishment of Day Care Center. He also initiated the repair of the ceiling and inside walls of the Multi-Purpose building, landscaping of the Multi-Purpose ground together with the gate construction, and bulletin board. She was also able to purchase office furniture for Multi-Purpose use and a sound system with a new mixer for the barangay. Her prioritized projects during her second term were the cement patching along Abrea and Achacoso streets. She also includes the water pump installation, barangay boundary marker, and cementing of several roads like the Clarin street, Borja road extension, and the barangay road to Kuta Cemetery. On these years, the residents experienced flash flood but good that there was an immediate action and assistance from the DSWD. The third term (1997 to present) of Mrs. Lolina Acas is still fruitful since she with the barangay council were able to repair and repaint and the Multi-Purpose building. Fencing of the Multi-Purpose ground, construction of drainage system in front Jagna Central School, partial road cementing of Happy Valley district, partial construction of drainage system along Tropical Heights district and the construction of the Foot Bridge at sitio Mahayag are also included in the list of accomplished projects. And according to the Barangay Council these projects will not be realized and completed without the help of Cong. Zarraga, CDF Board Member, CDF, municipal and provincial aid and of course the barangay fund.
The residents dreamed to have a healthy body, free from sickness, to have abundant food to eat and to provide the youth quality education with dignity in order to live a comfortable life.
To acquire a peaceful and harmonious community with abundant resources and better facilities that can be utilized by the people to enhance their physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual aspect and for tem to be financially stable.
The people envisioned having a clean and green environment that is free from illnesses and calamities caused by the people.
Achieving this vision would make and help the people of Barangay Tejero
To achieve and to realize their vision, the mission of the people of Barangay Tejero is to support the Barangay Council in implementing the laws and ordinances, the plans and goals for the betterment and welfare of the people in general.