Brgy. Aguiauan

Brief History

Aguiauan’s former name was San Sebastian. It was named after Capitan Sebastian Fausa (1857-1858) who founded the place. Until 1889, it was an important barrio with a stone church built by Fray Angel Abasulo, parish priest.

The name Aguiauan derived from the dialect word gin-agihan, which means “has been passed.” During the Filipino-American War, Filipino insurgent used to pass this place in coming down from the mountain headquarters in Barrio Igcabugao, Igbaras.

Aguiauan also have local tourist attraction where the people visit during Holy week for the purposes of collecting medical herbs and oil and for nature tripping.

Barangay Aguiauan produces bamboo mats called sawali, sadok, salakot and grain containers called tabungos and malindog.

The now Aguiauan was one developing barangay in the entire municipality because of its surroundings which contribute to the development of it.

In addition to this, the sawali business still exist and helped for the people of our barangay to survive. Some of the residents went abroad to uplift the economic living of the community.

Objectives

  1. Reconstruct the water system to flow in full to satisfies the needs of the barangay.
  2. Look for a dumping site for the solid waste.
  3. Continue the canalization program.
  4. Poor condition of the railway going to the hill top.
  5. Construction of tanod outpost.

Strategies/Proposed Priority Projects

  1. Identify the major problem of the barangay water system.
  2. Conduct tree planting activities on watershed areas.
  3. Established strong coordination with DENR and other agencies in the protection of water shed and forestry areas.
  4. Strict implementation of measures to protect the water source.
  5. Form and strengthen farmers cooperative and association for livelihood programs.
  6. Enhance the capability of recipient through skills training on sawali making.
  7. Monitor progress of implemented program.
  8. Coordinate with Department of Agriculture on how to do progressive farming, cattle raising, hog raising poultry.
  9. Conduct training on good farming and other business training.
  10. Identify the dumping site.
  11. Educate people on the importance of waste management.
  12. Convince the people to cooperate the canalization project.
  13. Look for alternative source of materials for the completion of the canalization project.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Wilfredo Faunal Punong Barangay
Diosdada Polido Kagawad
Joaquin Nim Kagawad
Macario Fial Kagawad
Roberto Pelipaga Kagawad
Ildefonso Napilan Jr. Kagawad
Rosemarie Polido Kagawad
Erlinda Gaylarawan Kagawad
Julius Nieles SK Chairman
Josephine Pelipaga Barangay Secretary
Sofia Diamante Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 783,633 square meters
Residential 13,933 square meters
Number of transportation available in the barangay Jeepney 1, private car 5, tricycle 12, motorcycle 2, bicycle,4
List of tourist attraction Mt. Odoc

Social Profile

Total population 738
Number of male 333
Number of female 325
Number of youths 84
Number of households 105
List of sports facilities Volleybal, basketball
List of schools present in the barangay Aguiauan Elementary School & Alejandro Firmeza Memorial National High School
Number of college students 22
Number of high school students 48
Number of pre-schoolers 53
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic

Infrastructure Profile

Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 26, telephones 17

Brgy. Alimodias

Brief History

Barangay Alimodias is the farthest barangay in the Bacauan Valley.

It is about 18 kilometers from the Poblacion. The barangay was a sitio of Barangay Olango which became an independent barangay after World War II.

The Barangay got its name from alimodias, a fruit bearing plant which used to grow in abundance in the area.

The leaders of the place were Francisco Nabua assisted by Juan Nalaunan (1942-1947), Francisco Nabua and Francisco Famisaran (1948-1951), Roberto Failagal and Daniel Paguntalan (1952-1955), Francisco Paguntalana and Jose Nebre (195601971), Porperio Paguntalan (1972-1979), Roberto Failagao (1991-1997). The present head of this barangay for the year 1998-2003 is Amado Failagao.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Amado Failagal Punong Barangay
Domingo Nargatan Kagawad
Rosa Nabat Kagawad
Roberto Failagao Kagawad
Celistino Fillone Kagawad
Francisco Nargatan Kagawad
John Paguntalan Kagawad
Ferndando Nardo Kagawad
ERlinda Famin SK Chairman
Felipe Sejas Barangay Secretary
Juan Nargatan Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Residential 700 square meters
Forestry 50 square meters
Commercial 623,425 square meters
Number of transportation available in the barangay Bicycle 2
List of tourist attraction none

Social Profile

Total population 847
Number of male 373
Number of female 474
Number of youths 34
Number of households 124
Number of houses 124
List of school present in the barangay Day Care Center
Number of college students 7
Number of high school students 49
Number of elementary pupils 88
Number of pre-schoolers 1
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay none

Infrastructure Profile

Number of Houses with Electricity none
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 9, Handheld radios 1
Number of Water Supply System Spring Water 6

Brgy. Awang

Brief History

Barangay Awang is a small barangay. It is 2 kilometers from Barangay Igbugo and 11 kilometers from Poblacion.

This barangay drinel its name from a small “awang-awang”. This barangay was formerly headed by Nicolas More, Faustino More and Pablo More. In 1942 to 1947 Felipe Factao was the Teniente del Barrio of this barangay.

In 1948 to 1951 it was headed by Maria More and then in 1952 to 1955. It was followed by her brother, Juan Morit and in 1960 to 1971, Adelina Morit, his wife, continued the service to the barangay.

The barangay was lead by Simecroso Morit as the barangay captain. An election then followed where the highest vote shall be the barangay captain and the next higher vote shall be the first barangay kagawad. Walterio Ninal was elected. It is during his administration that a bamboo made barangay hall was constructed so were the barangay chapel and the barangay stage.

The 1994 election was won by Roberto Factao as the Punong Barangay. His administration is responsible for the construction of a bigger barangay hall and the barangay plaza.

William Escamos, the present Punong Barangay won the election in 1997. Various projects such as jetmatic pump was made and the purchases of sprayer and chairs. The Sangguniang Kabataan also repaired the stage and appropriated an amount for the construction of a concrete barangay hall and for the purchase of sports materials.

Electrification of the 28 houses in barangay was materialized in 2002 through the effort of Punong Barangay Willam Escamos.The barangay officials have a vision that the barangay will be linked to Barangay Igbugo via the opening of a barangay road.


Vision/Mission

The barangay hoping for progress and peaceful community.


Objectives

  1. Cooperation.
  2. Loyalty.
  3. Peaceful.

Strategies/Proposed Priority Projects

  1. To construct infrastructure projects for the water supply system.
  2. To help in the technical aspect of farming.
  3. Opening of a farm to market road.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

William Escamos Punong Barangay
Rey Ninal Kagawad
Merlinda Ninal Kagawad
Reyson Factao Kagawad
Rowena Flor Kagawad
Dioscoro More Kagawad
Francisco Morit Kagawad
Cezar Factao Kagawad
Derly Love Montano SK Chairman
Modesta Beatizula Barangay Secretary
Trinidad Escamos Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 30.00 has.
Residential 40.0035 has
Forestry 20 has
Commercial 8 has
Number of transportation available in the barangay none
List of tourist attraction none

Social Profile

Total population 185
Number of male 30
Number of female 25
Number of youths 45
Number of households 19
Number of houses 28
List of sports facilities Basketball court and ball, volleyball net and ball
Number of college students 9
Number of high school students 13
Number of elementary pupils 22
Number of pre-schoolers none
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay none

Infrastructure Profile

Number of Houses with Electricity 9
Number of Houses without Electricity 19
Presence of road and estimated length none
Number of Bridges and Length none
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 3, Handheld radios 2
Number of Water Supply System Jetmatic 8, Spring Water 3

Brgy. Bacauan

Brief History

In the early times, Bakhaw trees were abundant in the coastal place. For these reasons, early residence called the place “Kabakhaman”. Later on, it was shortened to Bacauan.

Bacauan is among the earliest barangay in Panay. In the early 14th century, when Datu Sumakwel and other Bornean Datus went around to explore Panay to gather seeds for planting, they have Bacauan as one of their stop over.

According to the old folk, Bacauan has two sitios: Bantayanan and Melohot. During the time of Muslim pirates, there are people watching at the Bantayanan to watch the coming of the pirates. Once they saw the layag of the Moro Vinta, they blow the budyong to signal the coming of pirates and sound will reach to what is now called Melohot.

The other sitios are Baras, Durog, Sapa ni Lucia, kabilawan, Lipata, Tubudan, Durog ni Usay and Durog ni Osep.

Gregorio Fanega or known as “Gorio Damhag” was known as the hero of Bacauan, during the Spanish time and he received Php12.00 on his monthly pension.

During the Japanese time, many people were killed in Bacauan by the Japanese soldiers. They come from the other barangays.

Former heads of Barangay Bacauan were: Teniente Isidro “Orong” Moragriega, Tentiente Casimero “Meroy” Mines, Tentiente Lazaro Montevirgen, Tentiente Domingo “Inggo” Figura, Teniente Tomas Munion, Teniente Prudencio Nonato, Tentiente Jauncho Nadanga (1943-1947), Tentiente Eusebio Figura (1948-1951), Teniente Cayo Figura (1952-1955), Teniente mariano Morano (1956-1959),Moises Napuli (1960-1961), Santiago Nabo (1962-1963), Paulino Faicol (1964-1967). From 1968-1979 Vicente “Cente” Montevirgen served as Barangay Captain then Ernesto Nadanga, Juan Figura and again Ernesto Nadanga for almost three consecutive terms and at present is Benedicto Fillone serving as the Barangay Captain.

San Roque is the Patron Saint whose feast day is on 16th of August and Our Lady of Fatima whose feast day is on May 13.

Barangay Bacauan has produced a lot of professionals in different fields of education to make Bacauan more progressive and successful.


Vision/Mission

To see self-sufficient families responding the needs of our community and pursuing collective effort and neighborhood cooperation for our Barangay development. To make unity, understanding, love of Jesus Christ be the center of life by helping restore dignity and worth as human being through economic, education and social development.


Objectives

  1. Continue to encourage the residents to clean their surroundings and plant vegetables at their backyard.
  2. To continue the night duty of barangay tanods and officer of the day of kagawad to reduce the incidents of robbery.
  3. Construction of communal dumping site for proper waste disposal.
  4. Installation of more jetmatic pumps to provide adequate water supply to the residents.
  5. To continue the present concreting of the sides of the canals.
  6. Installation of electric meter at the barangay hall for the barangay streetlights.
  7. Providing and continue the mass feeding, women’s class, senior citizens activities and programs for disabled persons.
  8. Continue to encourage residents to have more faith, unity, understanding, love for the good of the community.
  9. Maintenance of garbage free environment.
  10. Maintenance of a beautiful and clean surroundings.
  11. Provide adequate water supply.
  12. Maintenance of a peace and orderly barangay.
  13. Provide financial and material support to barangay tanods.
  14. Health maintenance for every individual especially children below 7 years old.
  15. Support low income residents.
  16. Safe and clean barangay hall.
  17. Better accommodation for residents for consultation.
  18. To have a well-lighted surroundings.
  19. Power centralization.
  20. Provide free flow of water during rainy seasons.
  21. Prevent overflowing of flood water.
  22. Support LGUlumpics and provide sports and recreational activities for youth and elders.

Strategies

  1. Purchase of garbage cans and maintenance of compost pit.
  2. People’s participation – scheduling of general cleaning by barangay officials and residents.
  3. Purchase of jetmatic pumps and GI pipes for repair and maintenance.
  4. Purchase of materials and supplies.
  5. Donations from the residents – purchase of food for the night duty of barangay tanods.
  6. Supplement feeding children class and mother class.
  7. Purchase of more cattle for fattening.
  8. Purchase of construction materials for repair and maintenance.
  9. Purchase of materials and medicines.
  10. Purchase of construction materials for lamp posts.
  11. Purchase of construction materials and construction of bamboo spur dikes along the riverbanks.
  12. Purchase of sports materials.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Benedicto M. Fillone Punong Barangay
Zenaida Figura Kagawad
Leopoldo Ecogo Kagawad
Salvador Nadanga Kagawad
Hector Fillone Kagawad
Marlito Morano Kagawad
Cresencia Napuli Kagawad
Rodrigo Balgos Jr. SK Chairman
Josefina Gatilogo Barangay Secretary
Mary Ann Napano Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 35.869 has.
Residential 44.249 has
Number of transportation available in the barangay Jeepney 3, tricycles 2, private cars 5, private trucks 3, motorcycles 3, bicycles 16, filcab 2, motorized boat 3, non-motorized boat 3

Social Profile

Total population 674
Number of male 158
Number of female 190
Number of youths 75
Number of households 127
Number of houses 128
List of sports facilities Basketball court
List of school present in the barangay Bacauan-Mambatad Elementary School
Number of college students 28
Number of high school students 63
Number of pre-schoolers 15
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay none

Infrastructure Profile

Number of Houses with Electricity 111
Number of Houses without Electricity 15
Presence of road and estimated length Asphalt for national road 42 + 340, sand for the old barangay road 42 + 310
Number of Bridges and Length 2 bridges 320
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 50, telephones 17,
Number of Water Supply System Jetmatic 13, Deepwell 1, Spring 2

Brgy. Bacolod

Brief History

Before Spanish time, Barangay Bacolod was only the Sitio of Barangay Igpandan, houses of the people were located in the lower part of the hill. But when years passed, thieves became rampant and very destructive. They used to destroy houses by throwing big stones. Fearing that these thieves will attack them again people decided to transfer and built their houses on top of the hill and this was named “Bacolod” meaning buklod.

Since this place is on the top of the hill, Barangay Bacolod is the first stricken by the sunrays in the morning. This is surrounded by bamboos and other big tress even though this barangay is on the upper part. People have their own land to cultivate and different crops to harvest for their own living. As years passed, the barangay became populated, primary school was built and later became an elementary school as population grows. This school became the center of eight barangays.

Barangay Bacolod gradually became progressive. Barangay road was constructed by the Engineering Battalion, headed by 2nd Lt. Jose Magpantay in 1976. Then followed by the water system in the same year, which is a great help for the barangay folks, then in 1978 health center was also built. Three years after electricity reached this place and more projects were put up, like barangay market, barangay hall and the newly constructed health center and the multi-purpose pavement. Lately, the barangay high school was constructed and opened in 1996. These projects were accomplished through the support of the Sangguniang Barangay and the people of this place.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Rafael Napawit Punong Barangay
Antonio Maestrecampo Kagawad
Nilo Nicdao Kagawad
Ana Nargatan Kagawad
Corazon Nualla Kagawad
Joaquin Niadas Kagawad
Pedro Nonescan Kagawad
Ma. Luz Niadas Kagawad
Cresencio Factao Jr. SK Chairman
Trinidad Niadas Barangay Secretary
Lucresia Factao Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Number of transportation in the barangay Jeepney 3, Motorcycle 2

Social Profile

Total population 502
Number of male 225
Number of female 277
Number of youths 55
Number of households 83
Number of houses 80
List of sports facilities Basketball court and softball materials
Water System Spring
List of school present in the barangay Bacolod Elementary School, Palaca-Damilisan National High School Bacolod Extension, Bacolod Day Care Center
Number of college students 17
Number of high school students 41
Number of elementary pupils 53
Number of pre-schoolers 13
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay Universal Catholic, Iglesia ni Cristo

Infrastructure Profile

Number of Houses with Electricity 55
Number of Houses without Electricity 24
Presence of road and estimated length Barangay road 2.5 kilometers, rough road
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 26
Number of Water Supply System Spring Water 1