This mountainous area at the southern edge of Diffun used to be a thick jungle in distant past. It was a wilderness that was nevertheless bountiful in various wild games and fowls and uncultivated vegetables. The area used to be a seemingly inexhaustible natural resource.
The first recorded occupants of this place were a group of hunters whose names were Domingo Dulawen, Naduwa Belingon, Adjang Belingon, following the river, originating from Diffun and going upstream until they reached Macate, a barangay which was created in 1963.
This group hunter decided to settle in this portion of the forest East of Macate. They dubbed the place Sakang Manok because the river wrapped around the area in the configuration of a rooster’s foot. Within a few years other settlers also came to populate the area. At about this time a logging company operated in these mountains; and the roads they constructed to transport their products to town. They would hitch rides every time the log haulers passed by in going to and from their log ponds.
More settlers also arrived later because the place became popular, especially among the Ifugaos whos migrated there literally in droves. In fact it was mostly the Ifugaos that substantially promoted agricultural activities in the area.
Soon the local people became sufficiently large that a primary school had to be put up in 1967. With a certain Mr. Otoman from Dumanisi as its first teacher.
The barangay was created as a legal and corporate entity in 1972. It was officially named Ifugao Village because most of its residents were Ifugaos.