Barangay Villa Paz
The present official name of the barrio is Villa Paz, it was formerly called sitio Malasin was then a part of Cardona. During the early days, Malasin and Cardona as one, was called “Ampasco”. Ampasco was the lates changed and rename Cardona. The sitio was so called Malasin because of its geographical location. The group houses is a little far from the main barrio, hence Malasin in the ilocano dialect.
Due to the petition of the people in the sitio when felt to become independent, the Municipal Council of Gerona under the tradition of Dr. Pacifico F. Lagade, approved a resolution making a Malasin as a separate and independent barrio of Gerona naming it which was been derived partly from the name of Mrs. Pas G. Lagade, the wife of the incumbent Mayor.
The original families which settled first in the barrio belonged to Juan Manzano, Pedro Manzano, Ignacio Paradao, Ponciano Sapad, Eustaquio Daliva, Gavino Granadoso, Matias Taberna, and Buenaventura Melecotones. They all same from Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.