Barangays

List of Barangays
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Amganad Anaba Balawis Banao Bangaan
Batad Bocos Cambulo Ducligan Gohang
Kinakin Poblacion Poitan Pula San Fernado
Tam-an Uhaj Viewpoint

AMGANAD

ETYMOLOGY:

Amganad was formerly called Balladung before the coming of the Spaniards which was ruled by the rich, brave and elders. A man named Uminay-ayam, son of Ganadon who was the chief performer of rituals on rich culture(Mumbakih Hongan di Pague) or ritual of rice terraces engaged in buy and sell of China wares and animals to the different provinces where he met another business man called Duyapat of Uminaytan Asipulo. They became friends, so while drinking wine, they suggested that they exchange the names of their barangay and decided to perform appropriate rituals to see if their guides will allow. The rituals were favorable by their gods so every time there were occasions, the folks sing the LiwLiwa – “ul-ulayon min bangngadon di dulamid uminaytan ganadon hiya”. In memory of this chief priest, the word Amganad was taken from the name Uminay-ayam as syllable “am” and his sure name Ganadon first two syllables “ganad”.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area: 386 ha. Or 1.77% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation f the Barangay: March 14,1985
  • Number of Sitios : Amganad has VI Zones which compose of 38 sitios
  • Population
    • of HH : 322
    • Male : 868
    • Female : 838
    • Total Pop. : 1,606
  • Language: Ifugao
  • Religion: Protestant or Evangelical churches dominates the religious
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group

ATTRACTIONS:

  • Weaving
  • Wood Carving
  • Rice Terraces

ANABA

ETYMOLOGY:

The original inhabitants named the place from the word “Ninihnab” which means submerged because the settlement area was before flooded due to the mountain erosion. due to the slang accent of missionaries that entered the area, the word “ninihnab” was pronounced “anaba” which later on carried as the name of the barangay.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 779 ha. Or 3.57% of the Municipal total land area
  • Poitical Subdivision : 19 sitios
  • Population (Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay council)
    • of HH : 131
    • Male : 331
    • Female : 310
    • Total Pop. : 641
  • Etno-linguistic group – Ayangan

POTENTIAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

  • “Bogang Bugan”
  • Treking Routes (Batad – Anaba – Bangaan Trek)

BALAWIS

ETYMOLOGY:

The word Balawis was derived from the name Balawih, a disgraceful man who disappeared from a long time who was later on found by a hunter living a simple life. After the death of Balawih, many people flock to that area due to its fertile soil for farming. Their place was later on called then as Balawih in memory of the disgraceful man. The name Balawih was changed to Balawis after a school was established in the area.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 483 ha. Or 2.21% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay: 1987
  • Number of Sitios: It has VI Zones which compose of 30 sitios
  • Population (Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 194
    • Male : 406
    • Female : 413
    • Total Pop : 819
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Free Believers, Jesus Christ is the Answer.
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group

POTENTIAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Waterfalls
  • Trekking routes

BANAO

ETYMOLOGY:

The word Banao was derived from the word “fannao” which means a small lake where inhabitants from neighboring barangay catch fishes after heavy rain. After some time, the place is officially named Banao.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 2,346 ha. or 10.76% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay: Established when the municipality gained its status in June  25, 1963.
  • Number of Sitios: 17 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 125
    • Male : 333
    • Female : 323
    • Total Pop. : 656
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Etno-linguistic group : Ayangan group

TOURISM:

  • Potential for trekking product

BANGAAN

ETYMOLOGY:

The name Bangaan is derived from the word “Banga”, meaning “pot”. This is in reference to the “pot-shaped” formation (it looks more like a chalice) of the rice terraces when viewed from Bangaan proper, the center of the barangay. Such name can easily be understood in relations to its adjacent sitio called “Dalican” whose 3 protruding hills make the place looks like a “fire place”. In the local dialect, Dalican means fire place.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 709 ha. Or 3.25% of the Municipal total land area
  • Number of Sitios : 10 sitios
  • Population (Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH – 186
    • Male – 396
    • Female – 345
    • Total Pop. – 741
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, The Union Spiritista, the Born Again
  • Etno-linguistic group : Ayangan group

ATTRACTION:

  • Bangaan Village and Rice Terraces
  • Inkulung Falls (potential)
  • Tippar Waterfalls (potential)
  • Bay-u Rice Terraces (potential)

BATAD

ETYMOLOGY:

The name ‘Batad” is derived from the word “bah-tad” meaning to rest and relax in a beautiful forested area where wild pigs and dear used to roam, rest, relax and wallow in a certain area called “Tabo-ong” now called Wingngi, which is now one of the sitio of Batad. Due to the slang accent of the Spaniards the ‘Bah-tad” became Batad.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 1,240 ha. or 6% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : Established when the municipality gained its status in June  25, 1963.
  • Number of Sitios: 19 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 189
    • Male : 418
    • Female : 408
    • Total Pop. : 826
  • Religion: Roman Catholic, Union Spiritista and Born Again.
  • Etno-linguistic group : Ayangan group
  • Accommodation Facilities: 7 Inns, 1 Pension House, 1 Homestay

EXISTING and POTENTIAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Amphitheatre Shape Rice Terraces
  • Tappiya Waterfalls
  • Batad Village
  • Long Underground Canal (Potential)
  • Underground Cemetery (Potential)
  • Rich and Intact Culture and Traditions
  • Trekking Routes ( Pula – Cambulo – Bangaan Trek)

BOCOS

ETYMOLOGY:

The name Bocos was derived from the word “bocoh”, meaning a level ground or place where people coming from the neighboring barangays usually takes a rest before proceding to their destination.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 815 has. or 3.737% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : Established when the municipality gained its status in June 25, 1963.
  • Number of Sitios : 20 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 485
    • Male : 1,366
    • Female : 1,341
    • Total Pop. : 2,707
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Protestants and Pentecostal.
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group

EXISTING and POTENTIAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Chapah Waterfalls
  • Bocos Rice Terraces
  • Matnglag Bronzesmith
  • Trekking Routes (Viewpoint – Bocos or Bannawor Trail Trek)

CAMBULO

ETYMOLOGY:

The name Cambulo is derived from the word “ulo”, meaning head. This is in reference to the tribal wars fought between head hunting tribes. The old folks established a camp of head hunters for common defence. Hence, camp and ulo combined that constituted Cambulo.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land area : 2,361 ha or 11.35% of the total land area of Banaue
  • Number of Sitios : 19 sitios
  • Climate and rainfall : 20⁰C from April to September 16⁰ from November to January. May is the driest month and the rainiest is July.
  • Creation of the Barangay : Barangay Cambulo was one of the old barangays placed under the Municipality of Banaue which in turn named as one of the municipalities under Ifugao when it gained status as a province on June 18, 1966of House Bill No. 1526 otherwise known as Republic Act No. 4695.
  • Population (Data Source: 2001 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 262
    • Male : 700
    • Female : 717
    • Total Pop. : 1,417
  • Major language : Ifugao speaking barangay, only 3 HH are Ilocano
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Non Believers of Pagan, Born Again, Protestants and Jehova’s Witnesses
  • Ethno-linguistic group : Ayangan group

EXISTING and POTENTIAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Cambulo Village
  • Viewdeck at Pateker (potential)
  • Museum at Balihong (potential)
  • Bark weaving at Pasnakan (potential)
  • Garang-oy Cave (potential)
  • Land Mark at Rongpay (potential)
  • Cambulo Rice Terraces
  • Cambulo River
  • Trekking Route ( Pula – Cambulo – Batad Trek)

DUCLIGAN

ETYMOLOGY:

It was said that the first inhabitants in the area were Bugan and Wigan, the first people in the history of mankind in the province of Ifugao who built the mountains into terraces. They later on moved or “Nahlig”- Ifugao dialect to the hillside in order to utilize the area for agricultural production. The place was then called “NAHLIGAN” then later on named Ducligan to the missionary accent.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 1,598 has.
  • Creation of the Barangay : Established when the municipality gained its status in June 25, 1963.
  • Number of Sitios : 20 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 223
    • Male : 551
    • Female : 486
    • Total Pop. : 1,037
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Grace Brethren International Mission, Jehova’s                              Witnesses, Baptist, Adventist and others
  • Etno-linguistic group : Ayangan group

EXISTING and POTENTIAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Ducligan Hot Spring
  • Habbang River
  • Hapao River
  • Rice Terraces
  • Viewdeck at “Bogang Bugan” (potential)
  • Ahin River
  • Lobbo River

GOHANG

ETYMOLOGY:

In the 5th Century of the Millennium, the planting area was a virgin forest. A named Uyammi who came from Bannawor is searching for a place or area to build rice terraces and finally came to his forested area and climbed a tree to view the place and found out that he can build terraces out of the mountains. He started building the terraces by using sharp stones making canals called “GOHANG” as drainage for water from the creeks for easier flow of earth down to the river. He continued working and his neighbors ask him where he is always going and he always answered them “I am going to see my gohang” so the place was called Gohang.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 345 ha. Or 1.66% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : Established when the municipality gained its status in June 25, 1963.
  • Number of Sitios : With 18 sitios
  • Population(Data Source : 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 170
    • Male : 412
    • Female : 408
    • Total Pop. : 820
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Protestants Union and others.
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group

ATTRACTION:

  • Rice Terraces

KINAKIN

ETYMOLOGY:

The famous elders/pagan priest living in the area performed a ritual asking their god-“mahongan” to save their people and place from danger and bad spirits and for a good harvest in the local dialect, “kinakinom hituwe and boble me ya nan tatagu”. After the ritual, there was good harvest and the place became peaceful so they called the place Kinakin to always remind them of the blessing their “mahnongan” showered them.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 1,163 386 ha. or 6.0% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : Established when the municipality gained its status in June 25, 1963.
  • Number of Sitios : With 20 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 206
    • Male : 491
    • Female : 466
    • Total Pop. : 957
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Protestants and Pentecostal.
  • Etno-linguistic group : Ayangan group

EXISTING and POTENTIAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Guihob Natural Swimming Pool
  • Baynian Natural Water (potential)
  • Ganto Stone Post (potential)
  • Chaope rice Terraces
  • Pammahpah Water Falls (potential)
  • Harold Conklin’s Book Collections

POBLACION

ETYMOLOGY:

“Poblacion“ is Spanish term for center thus it is where the planning area where trading of goods started as being the administrative sit of government.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 116 ha. or .53% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Baranagay : Established when the municipality gained its status in June 25, 1963.
  • Number of Sitios : 9 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2011 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 511
    • Male : 1,276
    • Female : 1,329
    • Total Pop. : 2,605
  • Religion : Predominantly Roman Catholic, Protestants and others
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group
  • Accommodation Facilities : 7 Inns, 1 Pension House, 1 Homestay

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:

  • Museums
  • Souvenir shops

TOURISM SUPPORT FACILITIES:

  • Municipal Tourism Center/Office
  • Tourist Information Center
  • Travel and Tours
  • Transportation – Buses, Jeepneys, Public Utility Vans, Tricycles
  • Accommodation – Hotel, Lodges/Inns, Pension, Homestay
  • Restaurants

POITAN

ETYMOLOGY:

The word poitan was derived from the word “pumo’it” which means become deaf. A rich man named Chongchonglon who has many animals and poultry such as pigs, ducks, chicken and carabaos for sell was not admired by the residents due to the noise of his animals and poultry that causes deafness – in local dialect “Pumo’it”. Because of the word pumo’it that is usually uttered by the people the area was named Pumo-it and soon after changed to Poitan by the missionaries because of their accent.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 701 ha. or 3.21% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : Established when the municipality gained its status in June 25, 1963.
  • Number of Sitios                 : 23
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 323
    • Male : 851
    • Female : 945
    • Total Pop. : 1,796
  • Religion : Roman Catholic
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group

EXISTING and POTENTIAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Poitan Village and Rice Terraces
  • Historical Stone post
  • Pohngar Waterfalls
  • Lobbong Waterfalls
  • Trekking Routes

PULA

ETYMOLOGY:

The word Pula was derived from the red soil predominantly found in the area which was used as shampoo for the inhabitants which is until now being used as a substitute for commercial shampoo. “Pula” is a Tagalo/Pilipino word for “red” that was officially carried as the name of the barangay.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 2,970 ha. or 13.62% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : 1998
  • Number of Sitios : 10 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 105
    • Male : 237
    • Female : 27
    • Total Pop. : 509
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Protestants, Spiritista
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group

EXISTISTING ATTRACTIONS:

  • Pula Rice Terraces
  • Pula Village
  • Trekking Route (Viewpoint – Pula – Batad – Anaba – Bangaan Trek)

SAN FERNANDO

ETYMOLOGY:

The name San Fernando was given to the barangay in memory of the late Fernando Bahatan Sr. who was a respected leader of Barangay Gohang, its mother barangay. It was suggested by the community to call the barangay “Son of Fernando” but finally decided to call it San Fernando.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 345 ha. or 1.66% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : Established in 1970
  • Number of Sitios : 24 sitios distributed in 7 purok
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 104
    • Male : 352
    • Female : 360
    • Total Pop. : 712
  • Religion : Roman Catholic and Protestants
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group

TOURISM:

San Fernando is not a major tourist destination in Banaue however it has its own panoramic view of its rice terraces in the area and nearby barangays.


TAM-AN

ETYMOLOGY:

Tam-an was named after its former smallest sitio called Tam-an that serves as the boundary between barangay Poitan and Poblacion.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 165 ha. or .756% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : March 14, 1985
  • Number of Sitios : 18 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 265
    • Male : 738
    • Female : 702
    • Total Pop. : 1,440
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Protestants
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group
  • Accommodation Facilities : 1 Standard Hotel(Banaue Hotel), 2 inns

EXISTING ATTRACTIONS:

  • Tam-an Village
  • Weaving and Wood Carving
  • Cultural Show at Banaue Hotel (pre-arranged)
  • Trekking Route (Tam-an – Poitan Village trek)
  • Museum of Cordillera Sculpture

UHAJ

ETYMOLOGY:

The name Uhaj was derived from the word “urhaj” which means wild dear that was caught by two hunters while hunting at the forest area. Due to the accent of the missionaries in that area it was pronounced “Uhaj” and later adapted as the name of the place.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 928 ha. or 4% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation : 1988
  • Number of Sitios : 21 sitios distributed in 4 zones
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 179
    • Male : 443
    • Female : 441
    • Total Pop. : 883
  • Religion : Roman Catholic, Protestants and other religious sector.
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group
  • Accommodation Facility : 1 eco-lodge

TOURISM:

Uhaj has its own beautiful rice terraces as source of survival of its inhabitants. However, there are no famous tourist spots visited by tourists but the area in Uhaj Native Village Inn can be a resting place to view the terraces of Hapao, Hungduan and stop over for trekkers and day tourist.


VIEWPOINT

ETYMOLOGY:

The Barangay name was derived from the first view deck established as viewpoint because of its high elevation to have a good view of the famous rice terraces of the two barangays; bocos and viewpoint including the Poblacion area.

FAST FACTS:

  • Land Area : 3,200 ha. or 15.45% of the Municipal total land area
  • Creation of the Barangay : March 14,1985
  • Number of Sitios : 19 sitios
  • Population(Data Source: 2010 actual survey by Barangay Council)
    • of HH : 305
    • Male : 748
    • Female : 762
    • Total Pop. : 1,510
  • Religion : Protestants
  • Etno-linguistic group : Tuwali group

EXISTING and POTENTIAL ATTRACTIONS:

  • Viewpoint Rice Terraces best viewed in the following view decks;
  • Dayanara View deck
  • NFA Aguian View Deck
  • Main Viewpoint or Teger View Deck
  • Apar-nga-o Ethnic Village and Pine Forest Resort
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Pimmage Lake (potential)
  • Aga-a Swimming Pool (potential)