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 Captain: Sabonsolin Arsenia Lutap
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