Padre Inocentes Garcia. This is the official name of the barangay, although it is called Ilaya by the residents. It was named after the founder of the pueblo of Naval, Fr. Juan Inocentes Manco Garcia, the parish priest of Biliran pueblo who served the entire area of the present province from 1839 to 1861 [Jose 2008, 37]. In our language, Ilaya refers to the interior part of a land mass. This poblacion barangay is the educational center of Naval, being the location of the Naval Central School and the former Naval High School, now the Naval State University.

Padre Inocentes Garcia Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Padre Inocentes Garcia (Pob.), Biliran Island, Philippines

Padre Inocentes Garcia. This is the official name of the barangay, although it is called Ilaya by the residents. It was named after the founder of the pueblo of Naval, Fr. Juan Inocentes Manco Garcia, the parish priest of Biliran pueblo who served the entire area of the present province from 1839 to 1861 [Jose 2008, 37]. In our language, Ilaya refers to the interior part of a land mass. This poblacion barangay is the educational center of Naval, being the location of the Naval Central School and the former Naval High School, now the Naval State University.

It has a population of 4,744 (2010 Census).

Fiesta: May 14-15

Patron Saint: San Isidro Labrador

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: Casas, Merle Garcia

Kagawad:
Calves, Apollo Bernadas
Saulan, Miraflor Icain
Villordon, Roel Co
Ponferrada, Rosita Sabonsolin
Opeña, Aladin Espejon
Josep, Fina Garcia
Zamora, Bernard Jay Payod

SK Chairman: Pitao, Christian Edzmhar Almen

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Smo. Rosario Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Santissimo Rosario Pob. (Santo Rosa), Biliran Island, Philippines

Santissimo Rosario. This is the official name of the barangay, although it is called Baybay by the residents. It was adopted from the Spanish noun modifier of the patron saint of our town, the Birhen del Santissimo Rosario (Virgin of the Most Holy Rosary). Baybay is the Bisaya word for coastal area, which aptly describes the geography of this poblacion barangay. Photo by Jalmz[/caption]

It is the commercial center of Naval.
It has a population of 2,420 (2010 Census).

Fiesta: Every last monday of the month of August

Patron Saint: Sr. San Roque

Barangay Officials

Smo. Rosario Barangay Officials

Smo. Rosario Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: QUILANETA, JONNEL BACO
Tel No: +63 53 500 9835

Kagawad:

EBIO, LORELIE ABAD
SALOMON, PEDRO JR. SALINAS
CAMPANER, RICARDO OPENA
ROBENTA, RICARDO RINGO
RECUERDO, ROMEO TONELETE
DELFIN, APOLINARIO SUAN

SK Chairman: SALOMON, JAMES ALBERT CONVENIDO

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An aerial view of Brgy. Atipolo, Naval, Biliran. Photo by Jalmz

Atipolo Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Atipolo, Biliran Island, Philippines

Atipolo. The place has always been called by its natives as Tipolo, which is actually the Bisaya word for Antipolo (Artocarpus communis). The word Artocarpus is derived from the Greek words artos (bread) and karpos (fruit). Antipolo is a large tree, similar in habit, size, and leaf characteristics to Rimas (Artocarpus altilis) [http://www.stuartxchange.com/Antipolo.html].

It has a population of 3,325 (2010 Census).

Fiesta: April 29-30

Patron Saint:  San Roque

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: Gaviola, Alicia Sabong

Kagawad:
Bulat-ag, Rudolfo Mabag
Neduelan, Amador Saberon
Tonelete, Joenard Escalicas
Tambis, Junathan Roladan
Matugas, Angeles Sabucohan
Casado, Necitas Bernadas
Verian, Oliver Oledan

SK Chairman: Sabagkit, Ervin Abby Sabornido

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Villa Caneja Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Villa Caneja, Biliran Island, Philippines

Villa Caneja. It was named after the Caneja Family, the known owner of most lands around this barangay. Villa is the Spanish word for “village,” not a mansion as commonly understood.

It has a population of 854 (2010 Census).

Fiesta:

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: Montiadora, Cornelia Cabalquinto

Kagawad:
Roque, Rodolfo Mahinay
Cubay, Edwin Payos
Arche, Helen Escala
Caotivo, Edgar Borrinaga
Caotivo, Melquiades Caotivo
Victoria, Oscar Majait
Cadion, Bencio Tambis

SK Chairman: Aregalo, Raffy Rejer

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Sto. Niño Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Sto. Niño, Biliran Island, Philippines

Sto. Niño. Santo Niño. Formerly known as Aslom, after the pomelo (Citrus medica acida), the largest variety of citrus trees [Tramp 1995, 22]. The new wave of Cebuano-speaking residents, presumably not aware that the original aslom (the Leyte-Bisaya term for the Cebuano’s buungón) was a tree and not a taste, did not like the “sour” connotation of the name of their barangay. They agreed to rename it after their adopted patron saint.

It has a population of 2,627 (2010 Census).

Fiesta: January 16

Patron Saint: Sr. Sto. Niño

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: Sabonsolin Arsenia Lutap

Kagawad:
Escala, Jacqueline Calusor
Docallos, Ermy Gadugdog
Ocampo, Michael antes
Sabonsolin, Reynaldo Almadin
Temblor, Cipriano Ario
Cuizon, Willie Narrido
Tibon, Jerry Paculan

SK Chairman: Jamin, Leomar Ebina

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San Pablo Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

San Pablo, Biliran Island, Philippines

San Pablo. This old name of this barangay was Macababalo (lit., can cause widowhood). This derogatory name seems to be an offshoot of the disastrous Moro raid on Biliran pueblo on 26 May 1754, when its poblacion was still located along the river in Caraycaray area, on the southeast side near the present Caraycaray Bridge. The Moros captured many inhabitants and plundered and destroyed the pueblo, burning the church and the houses and the fields [Borrinaga 2009]. The residents of this settlement on the mountain slope presumably had the sentry duty to look out for Moro raiders at sea from their vantage location. They failed in their watch that day, when the Moros left their boats at the river mouth and walked several kilometers through the swamps to raid the poblacion. The Moro raid on Biliran pueblo was the most sensational in terms of inflicted damage in 1754, the year with the most number of such raids around the country [Dery 1997, 30]. Its present name, San Pablo, was not taken from its patron saint, which is San Roque.

It has a population of 1,678 (2010 Census).

Fiesta:

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: Maranga, Carlito Mecaral

Kagawad:
Cabilin, John Ebina
Gorre, Reynaldo Delapeña
Engay, Anania Baco
Retanal, Jonathan Adriano
Dabandan, Salvador Baco
Dacuno, Carlos Agner
Gudmalin, Tomas Narrido

SK Chairman: Jamin, Leomar Ebina

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Sabang Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Sabang, Biliran Island, Philippines

Sabang. The official name of this barangay, Sabang, means “the mouth of a river” [Tramp 1995, 379]. This young barangay, a former sitio of Agpangi, is located near the mouth of Agpangi river. The mouth of the Caraycaray river in the south is also called Sabang, but it has no settlement the size of a barangay.

It has a population of 4,744 (2010 Census).

Fiesta:

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: Trinidad, Climaco Arcena

Kagawad:
Calves, Apollo Bernadas
Saulan, Miraflor Icain
Villordon, Roel Co
Ponferrada, Rosita Sabonsolin
Opena, Aladin Espejon
Josep, Fina Garcia
Zamora, Bernard Jay Payod

SK Chairman: Macapinig, Kevin Apinardo

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Padre Sergio Eamiguel Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Padre Sergio Eamiguel, Biliran Island, Philippines

Padre Sergio Eamiguel. Formerly called Lico’ng Gamay when this was still a sitio of Barangay Lico. It was named after Fr. Sergio Eamiguel, who had served as parish priest of Naval from 1906 to 1922 [Holy Rosary Parish, 1966] and was known to have acquired some lands in this barangay, including its official barrio site. It is called by its abbreviated form, P.S. Eamiguel.

It has a population of 1,270 (2010 Census).

Fiesta:

Patron Saint:

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: Ballesteros, Jay Sampilo

Kagawad:

Jamin, Rico Barro
Gelig, Sarrah Sabong
Carbo, Manuel Cochesa
Sambitan, Danilo Ulan Ulan
Abanceña, Teodora Sabong
Jayubo, Reynaldo Roble
Ramirez, Ma. Annaliza Pilapil

SK Chairman: Gonzales, Carlo James Juntilla

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Mabini Higatangan Island

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Mabini Higatangan Island, Biliran Island, Philippines

It has a population of 353 (2010 Census).

Fiesta: January 16

Patron Saint: Sr. Sto. Niño

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: Arevalo, Rosalie Calipayan

Kagawad:

Arevalo, Jovita Grisonez
Elaba, Alexis Salut
MIssion, Sonny Boy Ompad
Sabili Wayde Demetrial
Derilo, Ronald Jardin
Grisonez, Edito Mission
Abecia, Rosalie Canoy

SK Chairman: Malasarte, James Escario

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Lucsoon Naval

Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province

Lucsoon (Lucso-on), Biliran Island, Philippines

Lucsoon. The official name of this barangay is commonly interpreted as “to jump.” But it seems originated from the word locsong, found in the oldest Bisaya dictionary [Sanchez 1711], but not in later editions. It means “to go down the river (bajar el rio),” and its synonyms include lugsong and tugbong. Lucsoon seems to be a corruption of locsongon, which means “a steep slope going to the river.”

It has a population of 1,568 (2010 Census).

Fiesta:

Patron Saint:

Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain: SAMBITAN, RODULFO BATUTO

Kagawad:

CALIAO, LOLITA JAMIN
NOQUERA, ELEUTERIO SR. DIGNOS
JAMPAS, PAQUITO BATUTO
TAMBIS, DANTE CADION
PARAC, ROGELIO SAMBITAN
JAMPAS, HENRY BIGNO
CANONOY, JANETTE CALIAO

SK Chairman: POYALES, ALDREN CALIAO

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