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26 Barangays


Badas

The name Badas was taken from a group of people coming from Bad-as Surigao who first settled in the place. Since then Badas became the official name of the barangay. It was formally created into a barangay by virtue of Municipal Resolution No. 130 approved on August 21, 1968. The first barangay captain to serve was Barangay Captain Rubin Noval whose term of office lasted from 1972-1977.

 

Bobon

Barangay Bobon was then popularly known as Katabon because it was a home of Tabon birds that laid eggs in the sandy or bonbon part of the area. Its first inhabitants were the kalagan tribes headed by a certain Tampat ni Umpo sa Baguidan. A certain incident happened that changed present name from the original one. One day, one of the ancestors of the place was digging and gathering “tabon” eggs in the “bonbon” area when a Spanish man passed by and asked the name of the place. Because of language barriers the man digging not knowing what the stranger was talking just casually asnwered bonbon. And from that time on due to the difficulty in expressing the correct word, bonbon became Bobon

Bobon became the mother barangay of sitios Lawigan, Tamisan and Dahican. But starting 1958, these sitios were separated and created into regular Barangays through approved Municipal resolutions. At present Bobon is a home to both Muslims and Christians living together harmoniously.

 

Buso

Barangay Buso was dominated by different tribes namely the Mandayan and the Tagacaolo. These tribes are distinct from each other that they cannot be united because each of them would like to be the most powerful and dominated over the others through culture and fierce fighting. Those tribes being left behind in their place called themselves the Mandayans and those who opted to be settle peacefully near two (2) tribes were the first descendants of this abundance of food supply. After so many years the Mandayan became the prevailing tribe which later on was divided into two groups. The original Mandayan who were Christianize and became Catholic and other groups the Kalagans embraced the Islam Faith.

Buso was the mother barangay of Barangay Tagbinonga, Taguibo and Don Martin Marundan until its creation on October 29, 1903 as regular barangay until the presence this barangay is still dominated by two different faiths that live peacefully together under one leadership.

The first barangay head was called Teniente del Barrio. In the early 90’s the title was change to Barangay Captain or Punong Barangay.

In the present, newly constructed barangay hall has been built with a settlement area of 2.0 hectare. The people of Barangay Buso continue to benefit programs and projects from Local Government and National agency, thru the leadership of active Barangay Captain.

 

Cabuaya

Barangay Cabuaya is a barangay in the city of Mati, in the province of Davao Oriental. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,042. This represented 1.45% of the total population of Mati.

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Cabuaya is 5 to 9, with 304 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 5 individuals.

The population of Cabuaya grew from 1,312 in 1990 to 2,042 in 2015, an increase of 730 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.91%, or an increase of 286 people, from the previous population of 1,756 in 2010.

Cabuaya is situated at approximately 6.5470, 126.1983, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 498.9 meters or 1,636.8 feet above mean sea level.

Central

Barangay Central, formerly Poblacion, is a barangay in the city of Mati, in the province of Davao Oriental. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 36,485. This represented 25.85% of the total population of Mati.

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Central is 15 to 19, with 4,126 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 248 individuals.

The population of Central grew from 28,504 in 1990 to 36,485 in 2015, an increase of 7,981 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.43%, or an increase of 806 people, from the previous population of 35,679 in 2010.

Central is situated at approximately 6.9794, 126.2055, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 186.1 meters or 610.6 feet above mean sea level.

Culian

Barangay Culian was situated at Northern part and Southern part of Municipality of Mati with the neighboring Barangay Central. In the eastern part is Barangay Sainz, Western part Badas, Sanghay and Libudon.

Culian has an area of 4,251.88 hectares. This barangay was the last barangay created last March 18, 1972, with the resolution to divide from Barangay Central. It has a distance of 18 kilometers away from the Municipality of Mati.

Barangay Culian has 11 sitios upon creation but there was an insurgency happened, after the war effect only 9 sitios was left in the year 1970-1980.

Before Culian created it was man by the leadership of Chieftain name “Latag”, he owned the biggest area of agricultural land. The population of this barangay was increase due to different tribes coming in to stay for good.

The first barangay head was called Teniente del Bario. In the early 90’s the title was changed to Barangay Captain or Punong Barangay.

The first elected Barangay Captain Juan Destajo with the Barangay Councilor Restituto Sasan, Suserio Canteveros, Anacorita Gatab, Jose del Rosario and Venacio Lariosa. In the year 1974 Barangay Captain Juan Destajo and his family was killed and this case until now is unsolved.

During that year 1974, Barangay Captain Jacobo Villar was appointed as an OIC. In his term, he had many accomplishments like elementary school building and he open the road from Barangay Badas to Barangay Culian until to the end point of Barangay Sanghay. Finally, in the year 1981, Mr. Jacobo Villar was formally elected as Barangay Captain and he continued his project and programs.

After six years. Mr. Eduardo Canteveros was appointed as an OIC and he continued the project and programs in the last administration. In the same year Mr. Anecito M. Genardino appointed as President of Rural Youth Organization, he work with the youth and farmers for their capability building.

In 1989, Mr. Victorino Arceño, was been elected as Barangay Captain was been declare as “No Mans Land”.

Nelson Destajo was been elected as President on SK and he continued the projects and Programs of the youth.

In the year 1993 CULFARC in Culian was organized with the leadership of Anecito Genardino. In 1994, he was elected by the people. During his term the situation of Peace and Order is normal and he opens the road from Culian to Sitio Mama-on, Sitio Macopa and continued the road Lower Culian to Barangay Sanghay.

In 1995, Mr. Gerry Canteveros elected as SK Chairman and continued to build up capability building on youth.

In the year, 1997 re-elected by the people Mr. Anecito Genardino as Barangay Captain and he open the project that would light the whole barangay and half of member of the houses apply for connection for electricity from the DORECO.

In the year 2002, in the third time Mr. Anecito Genardino, was re-elected by the people with highest vote gathered, at same year the (UDP) Upland Development Program in Barangay Culian was been implemented and adapted by the people with a good benefits to farmer in line with Agricultural projects and programs.

In the year 2002, formally implemented the NFE, A and E and BPOSA in barangay Culian. In this program, Barangay Culian gathered appreciation from Region XI being the only barangay who implemented the Program.

Last October 14, 2006, the people of Barangay Culian continued to benefits programs and projects from Local Government and National Agency, thru the leadership of Captain Raymundo Wenceslao who had won in the election. In the same year, Culian had experienced a flood which damaged three (3) rooms of school buildings. The Provincial and Local Government Unit are joining their forced to repair all buildings that was been damaged by the said calamity. In 2008 land settlement was paid by 2 million from LGU- Mati.

 

Dahican

Dahican is derived from the word “DAIK”. In means the laying of eggs of the turtle on the seashore. Barangay Dahican is geographically located at the eastern portion of Mati and it is facing the Pacific Ocean. Barangay Dahican has an area of 1,452.88 hectares. The dominant land used by the barangay is mostly agriculture. In 1932, Calagan Muslim was one of Southern Mindanao Cultural Minorities. These are the prominent Muslim families who first created Barangay Dahican. The pioneering Muslim people are Mabanggo Bandigan, Teodoro Damaso, Khanapia Manuel, Agapito Ongcal, Pedro Demeterio, Vicente Gumunlat, Basilio Gumunlat, Agapito Pisac, Ramon Gregorio, Vicente Lazaro, Acoma Silatan, Manuel Family, Francisco Macapocas, Tambilawan Family, Jaive Diasme. Also the pioneering Christian people in this barangay are Catalino Acera, Pedro Illustre, Thomas Rodriguez, Rafael Baulos, Marcelino Baulos, Santiago Pulleda, Nicomedes Bayate, Bonifacio Palmera, Lucio Balucanag, Santiago Rebosura.

Before the creation of the barangay, the official was called “Tenyente del Barrio”. As the year passed by, even though the people are not fully educated but they are respected.

On May 22, 1962, Barangay Dahican was separated from Barangay Bobon (known as mother barangay) because of its increasing population. Dahican have one of the most beautiful beaches in Davao Oreintal. Their beaches have white sand, blue sea water and fresh air. Most of the residents in the area lived near the seashore up to the present.

On May 22, 1962, Barangay Dahican was separated from Barangay Bobon (known as mother barangay) because of its increasing population. Dahican have one of the most beautiful beaches in Davao Oreintal. Their beaches have white sand, blue sea water and fresh air. Most of the residents in the area lived near the seashore up to the present.

Now, Dahican have already put up buildings like sports complex, housing school building (Day Care, Primary, Elementary, Secondary, and College) and incoming gymnasium located at Guang-guang. There is also a private farm owned by Rabat family.

In 1962, Casimero Uyan Sr. was the first elected barangay captain. After his term Flaviano Candina was elected as barangay captain (1968). In 1976, Mr. Cadina resign in his position and automically Mr. Mapa Sibayan act as barangay captain. The office of the comelec conducted a general assembly for the vacant position for the councilor. During that time, Anacleto G. Morales was nominated as a barangay councilor and Mr. Anacleto G. Morales was the barangay kagawad.

In 1989, Mr Perpetuo Acera was the barangay captain. In 1968 Flaviano Cadina was elected as barangay captain.In April 19, 1991, Mrs. Evelyn Baulos file his resignation and Mrs. Carmelita Bernal take over as barangay secratery up to the present. In 1994 Mr Ancleto Morales was elected as barangay captain. In 1995 the 2nd Sangguniang Kabataan Ms. Lolita Cabonce had resign as barangay Treasurer and Mr. Joel Templaza take over as barangay treasurer. In 1997, Anacleto G. Morales was re-elected as barangay captain.

 

Danao

Barangay Danao is a barangay in the city of Mati, in the province of Davao Oriental. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 801. This represented 0.57% of the total population of Mati.

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Danao is 5 to 9, with 92 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 4 individuals.

The population of Danao fell from 844 in 1990 to 801 in 2015, a decrease of 43 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 0.90%, or an increase of 37 people, from the previous population of 764 in 2010.

Danao is situated at approximately 6.9754, 126.1184, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 219.8 meters or 721.1 feet above mean sea level.

 

Dawan

Dawan derived its name from the word “Dao”, a kind of tree which the early inhabitants found to be growing abundantly and verdantly in the place especially along Sanghay Datu Creek.

Long before World War II, Dawan was just a sitio of Barangay Cabuaya but by virtue of Organic Act 21 signed on October 29, 1903, it was created into a regular barangay. The first settlers of this place were indigenous people belonging to the Maranao and the Mandayan tribes. Other groups from Visayan region like the Boholanos also came to settle in this place.

The first community leaders came from the families of Baligia, Bonogan, Catog and Quilab. This is followed by the Austria, Morales, Trinidad, Marundan and the Serrano family. Their main purpose of settling in the area was to acquire agricultural land to call as their own. The longest reigning Barangay Captain was the late Abraham Austria.

Dawan celebrates its annual Patron feast on January 15 and 16 in honor of their patron Birhen de Guia.

 

Don Enrique Lopez

Before the creation of Barangay Don Enrique Lopez, Panombon is the real name and popular in the locality during the ancient period. The term Panombon is originated from a Mandaya word “ Payoboyon” which derived from the cluster of Panombon Tree, which was propagated and germinated along the creek, river, seashore and up to the dryland of uncultivated hacienda owned by the Lopez Estate.

According to the Rural Folk, there is no coconut planted at the same time, when the land owner decided to plant coconut. The Panombon tree was popular in the locality. As the year goes by, the name “Payombon” was shortened to “Pahanombon” that is the real name today.

Panombon is the most populated and the largest area among the six sitios namely: Sitio Pagsilaan, Marfori, Ligaran, Canipa, and Sitio Bitoon which was consisted under Barrio Limot component, headed before by a Captain Tenyente del Barrio, that was in the year 1950 and eventually re-name into Captain del Barrio in 1960.

It was in the year 1966, when Barrio Don Salvador Lopez created and separated from Barrio Limot wherein during that period the Panombon was under the jurisdiction of Barrio Don Salvador Lopez who had been founded by the influential man Governor Leopoldo N. Lopez and intrepid leader Mr. Gonzalo L. Arceno.

It so happened that during the incumbency of the first elected Barrio Captain Mr. Efren Dominguez, when he left from his respective barrio to abandon in 1968. The people of Panombon seem to be discourages and split up from Barrio Don Salvador Lopez, and thru the effect of Mr. Gonzalo L. Arceno with support of Governor Leopoldo N. Lopez Sr. The new barrio was created by changing o fthe name Panombon into Barrio Don Enrique Lopez that was ratified on October 21, 1970 by virtue of Resolution No. 82, Series of 1970.

The first appointed and elected Barangay Captain was Mr. Gonzalo L. Arceno. He existed over the period of twenty (20) years in service because of declaration of Martial Law on September 21, 1971. Also, he was the founder of Barangay Don Enrique Lopez.

In the course of 1974, the official usage under Interrim Batasang Pambansa Bldg. 337 trend of Filipinazation started by renaming of barrio to barangay and Barrio Captain as “Punong Barangay”, Barrio Councilor as Barangay Kagawad. During that time, Gonzalo L. Arceno was one of the first appointed Municipal Kagawad under Mayor Luisito G. Rabat administration. He became ABC President for a long term under the leadership of Municipal Mayor Thelma Z. Almario and Mayor Gervacio R. Valenteros. He was re-elected during the time of President Cory Aquino. When Edgardo E. Lopez chosen as Municipal Mayor on 1988, Anaclito Evaristo was appointed and became elected Barangay Captain thru Non Partisan system. He served for only two term and was not able to run for being worried of defeat against Leopoldo Y. Lopez V (Bunny) who was very influential in those days, instead he barter his position to permanent job in capitol as CSU.

Bunny Lopez became Barangay Captain at the same time ABC president for only one term in 1970-2000 under Municipal Mayor Paking G. Rabat. He may have lost his candidacy when he attempt to run for Sangguniang Panlalawigan under Governor Marlene T. Palma Gil line up. He ashamed to run for second term as Barangay Captain due to disappointed of his political desire.

In the year 2002- 2007, Mr. Naserio V. Lamonon Sr. was elected as 5th Barangay Captain and famous Captain in the barangay history. In fact, during election no one dared to compete against him during election because of his good leadership. He won a complete victory with out political opponent and well known as political king pen. He holds the position as Vice President for his second term under Mayor Michelle N. Rabat after the ratification of Mati City on June 19, 2007

 

Don Mariano Marundan

Don Mariano Marcos is a barangay in the municipality of Lupon, in the province of Davao Oriental. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 4,141. This represented 6.29% of the total population of Lupon.

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Don Mariano Marcos is 5 to 9, with 457 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 33 individuals.

The population of Don Mariano Marcos grew from 3,127 in 1990 to 4,141 in 2015, an increase of 1,014 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 6.56%, or an increase of 1,175 people, from the previous population of 2,966 in 2010.

Don Mariano Marcos is situated at approximately 6.9995, 126.0667, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 139.4 meters or 457.3 feet above mean sea level.

 

Don Salvador Lopez

On the year 1967 following the creation of Davao Oriental, this area is with, is the portion of Barangay Limot, Tarragona, Davao Oriental which is manned by the late Federico Macagubang, Barangay Captain of Limot, Tarragona, Davao Oriental. One member of the council chosen as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Barangay Captain of this new created barangay in the person of the late Kagawas Tiburcio Soliven that was dated July 17,1967 on that year the Barangay Election followed, whereby the new elected in that time, Barangay Captain: Efren Dominguez and six councilmen.

 

  • Mr. Vidal Miones
  • Mr. Roselo Palmera
  • Mr. Presillano Andan
  • Mr. Salvador Flor
  • Mr. Euneciano Cabueñas

One month after the election, the new elected officials assumed in office on January 1968 as regular Barangay Officials. Two years after their assumption in office, Barangay Captain Efren Dominguez went to Davao del Norte to take charge his logging enterprise while the other member of the council such as Mr. Vidal Miones gave his port and to Barangay Don Enrique Lopez for seeking his job, Mr. Rosendo Palmera was also assigned in Lupon, Davao Oriental as dispatche of E. Liner Bus. Mr. Presillano Andan went to Barangay Don Enrique Lopez for reporting to his job to Dr. Rodolfo Lopez as foreman of his farm while Mr. Salvador Flor remains as his previous job at Marfori, Davao Oriental and Mr. Cresencio Villo run for office in charge in his Barangay to continue the plan program of the project.

Until comes the year1972 whereby Mr. Cresencio G. Villo elected as Barangay Captain and his six councilmen:

Until comes the year1972 whereby Mr. Cresencio G. Villo elected as Barangay Captain and his six councilmen:

  • Hon. Leopoldo Owano
  • Hon. Zosimo Dumandan
  • Hon. Robustiano Ramon
  • Hon. Virgelio Morales
  • Hon. Lorenzo Galila
  • Hon. Inocencncio Pilapil

The previous elected Barangay Officials gave honor to the owner of the land donors who donated 10 hectares Barangay Site, it was donated by the late Governor Leopoldo N. Lopez. The name of the Barangay known as Don Salvador Lopez the father of the donor of the lot., previously the patron of this area is Sta. Cruz whereby the Fiesta was celebrated every 3rd day of May. And when the Barangay Officials realize they select the patron that coincide the celebration on the creation of the said Barangay. That’s why they are in favor on the saint El Salvador del Mundo to coincide the celebration of this Barangay every July 17-18 of the year.

After the term of Barangay Captain in calendar year 1972, and that was the imposition of Martial Law and ten (10) years after, the president declared another election and that was the time that the incumbent officials was re-elected in the year 1982-1989.

Back to the origin of this Barangay, this place previously named “Sitio Anis” means Grass.

In the year 1989, under the administration og our President of the Philippines her excellency, Corazon C. Aquino, that all aspirant runs for the candidacy in Barangay level, and who got the highest vote with his seven (7) councilmen namely:

  • Hon. Mariano M. Bauyot
  • Hon. Manuel Arco

 

Lanca

Barangay Lanca is another farthest and remote barangay of the City of Mati aside from Barangay Cabuaya and Luban. Before it became a regular barangay, this very peaceful place was just a sitio of barangay Dawan. The distance from the urban center and the difficulty to reach this place are among the factors that contribute to its slow economic growth. This barangay is also considered depressed area due to its less access to basic services from the local and national government in terms of social, economic and infrastructure development.

Lanca derived its name from the fruit known to be abundant in the place called jackfruit or locally known as “langka”. The Manobos and Mandayans, the first inhabitants of the place were the tribal groups who named the place after this fruit. Lanca became a regular barangay by virtue of Municipal Resolution No. 87 enacted on June 14, 1968. People coming from the clans of Maunas, Blas, Bakiao, Antolin and Bentayao were the first groups to settle in the place. The first barangay leader in the person of Vicente Bacani Sr. was appointed as Teniente de Barrio during this period.

 

Lawigan

Barangay Lawigan was founded in the year 1898 by a political leader named Saturnino Vicentino together with his two sons Kalisaugan and Antolin who first migrated to the place in 1898 to 1910. These three political leaders were known to be the first to build the sitio which was named after a native word “Lavigan”.

Prior to its creation as barangay, Lawigan was once then a sitio of Barangay Tamisan from 1935-1950 and of Barangay Bobon from 1952-1967. It was in February 18, 1968 when the sitio was created as a separate new barangay by virtue of Provincial Board Resolution No. 147. The first appointed Teniente del Barrio was Eusebio Mamilic whose appointment was made possible through Republic Act 2370 known as the Barrio Charter in 1947.

Bounded to the north by Barangay Bobon, to the south by Cape San Agustin, to the east by Pacific Ocean and to the west by the City of Mati. Barangay Lawigan is a haven to fishermen which provides a rich fishing ground with its vast deep blue sea which is a home to various fish species. It has also a long coastal white sand beach overlooking the beautiful panoramic view of Pujada Island.

Lawigan celebrates its annual Patron feast on May 11 in honor of its patron Virgin de la Paz.

 

Libudon

Libudon is one of the Barangay’s in the Municipality of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental. There are various versions about how Barangay got its name. Records have no formal accounts of its history.

The versions tell us that in the Northern part of the Barangay, there is a mysterious river called by the natives of the place as “NAGLIBUD-LIBUD” which means “enriching”. The current should have drained down to Dawan, the lower portion of the place but it mysteriously flows back-zigzag to Liudon.

Inhabitants also stated that in the olden days, the wild animal hunters came across this place of hunting. Certainly they would not be able to go out immediately because they would be lost. So, the natives of the place called it “NAGLIBUD-LIBUD”. The Mandayans called this place, “NAGLIBUDON” but Bisaya who migrated in the place called it “LIBUDON” instead of NAGLIBUDON.

Before its creation into a Barrio, Libudon was a part of parcel of Dawan. Its territorial limits are mountainous with a slope greater that 65%. It is located in the Northern or Northwestern part of the Municipality of Mati. It is bounded on the North by the mother barrio called Dawan, on the Southwest by the town of San Isidro, and on East by the bluish Pujada bay and on the Western side of the Municipality of Lupon Davao Oriental.

Years ago, some people and sitio leaders proposed the place to be a Barrio of the Municipality of Mati. So, on March 22, 1968, the Municipal Government under Mayor Thelma Z. Almario passed a Resolution No. 53 s. 1968, proposed for the creation of the Sitio into a regular barrio. On May 22, 1968, the Provincial Government approved the Provincial Board resolution No. 56 s. 1968 creating Sitio Libudon into a Barrio part of the Municipality of Mati, Province of Davao Oriental.

It’s soil type are the of the Malalang and Bolinao. These are suitable for agricultural crops like coconut, corn, coffee, soy beans, banana and others. Barangay Libudon does not have a definite period of wet and dry seasons. April considered the coldest month. Libudon has a very good climate suitable for any vegetables and plants throughout the year round. The strategic location of Libudon protects it’s people and their crops from natural calamities like typhoon and floods.

Barangay Libudon has a rural structure and it is characterized by its physical appearance where the people are being scattered in areas where they earn their living. More resident are concentrated in the Barangay proper. This Barangay has a big establishment numbering to 70 Sari-sari stores including general merchandise and Tailor shops, two (2) corn mills and (2) bakery. There is one complete Elementary School and one complete National High School, too.

There are different religious sector namely; Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist Church, Iglesia ni Criso, Protestant and Four Square Gospel Church. The Different Ethnic groups that comprise this Barangay are; Cebuano, Leyteno, Dabaweño and others.

At present, Barangay Libudon composed of 17 puroks namely; Purok 1,2,3,4,5 and 6, are the Puroks within poblacion.on the Cuabo side we have Purok 13 and for Cabaywa side we have Purok 7,8 and 9, on the upper part, we have Purok 14,15,16 and 17 and in the lower part, we have Puok 12,11 and 10.

Many Barangay Officials who governed the Barangay; first set of Officer, 1968-1972 was under the leadership of Barangay Captain Cesario Gerona. For 1972-1982, 2nd sets of officers was under the leadership of Barangay Captain Panfilo Pareja, for 3rd sets of officers 1982-1986 was under the leadership of Barangay Captain Bonifacio Morales Sr. and during this rime Barangay Libudon acquired deed of donation for Barangay site from Mr. & Ms\es. Francisco C. Hinayon 1 Hectare and 2 Hectares for Libudon Elementary School.

Now, revolutionary government comes, so we have and appointed new sets of officers from March 1986- June 1984 under the leadership of Barangay Captain Emeraldo M. Altura. For 1989-1995 election, again Hon. Bonifacio C. Morales, Sr. was elected for the 5th sets of officers, then for the next sets, 1994-1997, 1997-2002 again it was under the leadership of Punong Barangay Bonifacio C. Morales, Sr. and again construction of Mini-gym was completed, and many moreprojects acquired that time development started, and for 2002-2007 it was Punong Barangay Felixberto H. Peregrimo Elected for the 6th sets of officers.

Now at present, Hon. Julieta G. Pialan won the October 2007 SK and Barangay Election for the first Woman and youngest Barangay Captain elected in this Barangay with her councilmen; Hon. Antonio R. Pacturan, Hon. Sanito H. Donaire Jr., Hon. Nilo T. Pada Sr,. Hon. Mendrado A. Bangahon, Hon. Antonio M. Hinayon Jr., Hon. Marieta H. Cudal, Hon. Esmeralda H. Wafi and SK Chairman Jurel James G. Pialan and his councilmen, this for the term 2007-2010. And on this term, a plan for a full development started for the whole barangay, and again donation donation for additional site was made possible, the 4,000 square meters by heirs of former Mayor Francisco G. Rabat thru Hon. Michelle N. Rabat the City Mayor of Mati.

For this term 2010-2013, Synchronized Barangay and SK Election comes which falls on October 29, 2010, again Punong Barangay Julieta G. Pialan won as Punong Barangay for her second term wth 7-0 line-up. Her Councilmen elected was Hon. Antonio M. Hinayon Jr., Hon Antonio R. Pacturan, Hon. Vicente G. Longakit, Hon. Bonifacio, Hon. Marieta H. Cudal, Hon. Jurel James G. Pialan and Hon. Tessie A. Bangahon with Hon. Wine Rose S. Jumag for SK. Chairwoman with her SK Councilmen.

At this point, Barangay Council for Libudon always moving for a full development, and will celebrate the 44th Founding Anniversary on May 22, 2012 with a theme “MATAG LAKANG…. KALAMBOAN”

For this CY 2012, Barangay Libudon for the theme “MATAG LAKANG…. KALAMBOAN”, Implemented the projects form different source distributed to the puroks to answer their priority needs. Also we had complete the level (3) water system amounting to P 1,260.00 from Congressional Fund to Hon. Thelma Z. ALmario and for the most special projects of the City Government thru Hon. Michelle N. Rabat, the construction of the Model Barangay Hall of the City of Mati is awarded to this Barangay Libudon amounted to Php. 4.8 million, with a floor area of 357 sq.m. A very big, beautiful abd spacious barangay hall of the City of Mati is now on the on-going about 90% accomplishment. We are very thankful to the Almighty GOD for the big graces to us LIBUDONIANS. Then for the livelihood program we started the native chicken poultry production which spearheaded to the LIFE-DA, one of the PO and funding agency is the MRDP (MINDANAO RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE LGU-CITY OF MATI AMOUNTING TO PHP. 759,257.00)

Barangay Libudon since its creation became more progressive and well-developed. Barangay Category: Rural (Upland, lowland, Agricultural Commercial & industrial.

At present, the new set of Barangay officials headed by Hon. Antinio R. Pacturan,Punong Barangay was elected last October 28, 2013 with his councilmen namely: Hon. Sanito H. Donaire Jr., Hon. Renerio B. Angsinco, Hon. Antonio M. Hinayon Jr., Hon. Angelito R. Solano, Hon. Vicente G. Longakit, Hon. Marieta H. Cudal and Hon. Mary-Ann C. Hamile.

 

Luban

Barangay Luban derived its name from the word “Lubluban” which means covering, being compared to a chicken covering her youngs with her wings for protection. The place was used to be the access strip or daungan of the pirates or “tulisang dagat” as the people called it. These pirates took captives the children of the place and trained them in Jolo in preparation for the fighting sports using a sword also known as “kampilan” to serve as weapon during the sports. Because of this terrible episode of the life of the children in the area, the lumads consisting of Mandaya and Manobo coming from the clans of Sumimba, Vidal, Malingue and Lacaba who were the early inhabitants became resolute to defend and protect the children from further danger hence they joined efforts to fight against the pirates with the use of bow and arrow or “pana”. From then on they defended and protected the children which they termed lubluban, covering the children from the enemies, the pirates. Thus, they named the place Luban.

Once, Luban was among the sitios of Dawan but later on it was converted into a barangay by virtue of Municipal Resolution No. 88 enacted on June 19, 1968 through the sponsorship of the late Municipal Councilor Hon. Anecito M. Tuazon under the Mayorship of Hon. Thelma Z. Almario. Candido Sumimba was the first Barangay leader which during this period was called Teniente del Barrio. From then on, Luban had taken off its growth and progress as a barangay.

 

Macambol

Long timeago, Barangay Macambol derived its name from the Cambol which is a kind of tree grows abundantly in the area during the Spanish era. When the Spaniard ruled in our country, one of the Spanish soldier came to visit the place and it so happened, he tried to eat the said fruit not knowing that the fruit of the said tree was poisonous and after a few minutes, the soldier died. From that time, Cambol tree were all cut down and nothing was left. From then on, the place was called Macambol.

On March 28, 1968, the Municipal Council of Mati, through Resolution No. 27 approves the creation of the Barangay Macambol. There were thirteen original sitios. The Provincial Council through SP Resolution No. 41 Series of 1968 affirmed the creation.

Source: BGPMS Report Barangay Macambol CY 2014

 

Mamali

Mamali is a barangay in the city of Mati, in the province of Davao Oriental. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 2,151. This represented 1.52% of the total population of Mati.

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Mamali is 10 to 14, with 236 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 75 to 79, with 26 individuals.

Mamali is situated at approximately 6.8807, 126.1470, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 217.8 meters or 714.6 feet above mean sea level.

 

Matiao

Matiao is a barangay in the city of Mati, in the province of Davao Oriental. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 14,837. This represented 10.51% of the total population of Mati.

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Matiao is 5 to 9, with 1,615 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 87 individuals.

The population of Matiao grew from 7,691 in 1990 to 14,837 in 2015, an increase of 7,146 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 3.38%, or an increase of 2,376 people, from the previous population of 12,461 in 2010.

Matiao is situated at approximately 6.9680, 126.2313, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 75.6 meters or 248.0 feet above mean sea level.

 

Mayo

Mayo is a barangay in the city of Mati, in the province of Davao Oriental. Its population as determined by the 2015 Census was 3,591. This represented 2.54% of the total population of Mati.

According to the 2015 Census, the age group with the highest population in Mayo is 5 to 9, with 427 individuals. Conversely, the age group with the lowest population is 80 and over, with 28 individuals.

The population of Mayo grew from 2,525 in 1990 to 3,591 in 2015, an increase of 1,066 people. The latest census figures in 2015 denote a positive growth rate of 2.36%, or an increase of 414 people, from the previous population of 3,177 in 2010.

Mayo is situated at approximately 7.0124, 126.3110, in the island of Mindanao. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 76.8 meters or 252.0 feet above mean sea level.

 

Sainz

Barangay Sainz is one of the barangays in the City of MAti, Province of Davao Oriental. Barangay Sainz was created last June 28, 1968 through a Municipal Resolution No. 98-1968 as its legal basis with thirty eight (38) election precincts- fifteen (15) cluster comprising 4,913 registered voters.

It has a total land area of 2,610.48 hectares consisting of forty three (43) puroks approximately holds number of households quantifying to 2,375.

The physical feature of the area is characterized by residential/commercial (452.29 has.) agricultural (1,880.25 has.) minral/timberland (270.91 has.).

Anthropologically, the occupants of the area, the 10,235 (2014 Census) speak Visayan, Dabaweño-Tagalog, Surigaonon and Ilonngo. They belong to different religious sector namely: Roman Catholic, Islam, Baptist, Adventist, Iglesia ni Kristo, Jesus is Lord and Faith Tabernacle. They sustained their daily needs, by engaging into farming, self-employed and business. Others are employed, raised their own livestock and poultry business and have their own backyard garden.

The entire area is supplied by basic utilities and services such as Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative with 98% total number of families has an access to electricity and water system by jetmatic/pitcher pump. Artesian/deep well and individual faucet all belong to the first, second and third level services, motorized and four-wheeled drive are their means of transportation. The communication in the area is powered by smart and globe through Mati Telephone Corporation and Phil Com. Drainage system and flood control were established through building an open canal with or without riprap. The City Landfill exist at Tagbobolo, Sainz. It is where collected garbage from the City proper are disposed and treated. The Bureau of jail Management and penology (BJMP) and Provincial Jail are situated in Tagbobolo District, Sainz, City of Mati, Davao Oriental.

Other facilities such as Mati Socio-Cultural Center, Mati Centennial Sports Complex and Tennis Court are found and readily available for use, however, the barangay has constructed an Activity Center with the help of the Honorable Congresswoman – 2nd District, Thelma Z. Almario.

Barangay Sainz received awards and recognition at the Regional and Local Levels such as Outstanding Barangay in full implementation of Health and Sanitation – An ordinance passed re: Provisions on the Implementation of Monitoring and Avaluation of Mosquito Larvae/kit-kiti and its corresponding penalties, recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO). 1st Place Barangay Peace and Order Committee, 1st Place (2011), (2012) and Most Outstanding Lupon – Katarungan Pambarangay Regional Level (2013), Number 1 Barangay Peace and Order Committee and Model Purok- Solid Waste Management Program and the Implementation of Hataw-Linis Program to Puroks in public and private schools vicinity.

Barangay Sainz has developed its Educational Institutions Pre-school, Elementary, Secondary and Tertiary Levels such as: Mati Polytechnic College, Christian Academy School in Davao Oriental, Lupon School of Fisheries, Mati National Comprehensive High School, Mati School of Arts and Trades, BLISS Elementary School, Tagbobolo Elementary School and Licop Elementary School.

Barangay Sainz has its special zone, the untouched forest land at licop district that helps in solving environmental problems such as global warming. Alianas’s Farm Park is an Eco-tourism part in Barangay Sainz which gives a relaxing arena for the visitors of the area. Loding houses, restaurants and function hall are also present to cater the tourists needs. And lastly, the Cuabo Spring has a potential to be developed into a nature spring resort. All of these comprised, what is Barangay Sainz in the heart of the City of Mati, Davao Oriental.

 

Sanghay

During the Spanish time, the native were still ignorant and could not understand foreign languages. One day, one of the Spanish soldiers asked a native about the name of the place, but because of communication gap, the native thought that the Spaniard was asking about the two rivers which intersect, namely Cuabo river and that of Upper, then the native answered “Sanga na sapa”. From that time the place was called “sanga” by the people but later on it was changed to “Sanghay”.

Year 1950’s – 1960’s, Sanghay is a sitio covered by Barangay Dawan. Later on, Sitio Sanghay was then covered by Barangay Libudon because Barangay Dawan was divided into two, Dawan & Libudon. The first two families who resided in Sitio Sanghay are the family of Jose Quimpan and Mauricio Reporial.

Year passed the inhabitants of the Barangay increase in number, that’s why on year 1970, Sitio Sanghay was formally become a regular Barangay thru the virtue of Municipal Resolution No. 70 series of 1970 and Provincial Resolution No. 55 series of 1970 dated August 14, 1970 and September 16, 1970, respectively. The first Barangay captain to serve was Barangay Captain Gaudencio Matibo whose term of office lasted from 1970 – 1972.

 

Tagbinonga

The year when World War II erupted, Tagbinonga was then a vast forest where the Mandaya tribe hunted for food. It was still part of Buso, the place where the Japanese established their first government. Sitio Casubucan, the western part of Tagbinonga, served as a camp for Filipino guerillas and American soldiers while its eastern part Sitio Dolis was their evacuation center. In 1945, the Philippines was liberated from the Japanese and Buso was still the mother barrio.

An American geologist named Engr. Tom of the Philippine Iron Mine or PIM arrived in the area, he came upon Panlibon Maniwang, a native who was then gathering camote, and asked for the name of the place. The native did not understand what the foreigner had said and thought instead that he was asking about the small trees. “Tagbi sa Binunga” meaning little trees with many branches was the answer he gave. When the base map was prepared the place was named Tagbinonga. It has a total land area of 970.29 has.

In 1957, Atlas Mining Corporation operated copper mining which made way for Tagbinonga to become progressive. The area was developed which later made way for the conversion of Sitio Tagbinonga into a barangay. By virtue of Municipal Resolution No. 46, series of 1971, approved through a Provincial Resolution, Sitio Tagbinonga was officially created as a barangay on July 15, 1971.

The title Teniente del Barrio was changed to Barangay Captain or Punong Barangay in the early 90’s. The first elected Barangay Captain was Victorino Osman but he unfortunately died on May 7, 1983 without finishing his term. His position was succeeded by First Kagawad Fructuoso H. Cagunan.

At present, Tagbinonga under the leadership of its barangay officials fosters its people into fulfilling endeavors for a future mirroring their barangay’s progress.

 

Taguibo

Ang Barangay Taguibo kaniadto us aka sitio nga nahisakop sa BarangayBuso. Namugna ang Taguibo niadtong panahon sa mga kastila. Gikan sa pulonh “libog-libog” nga buot ipasabot ngakatag nga mga balon. Mga nitibong mandaya ang unang lumulupyo nga nagatanom ug humay sa kapatagan sa Purok Mangangawan. Kuni gidumala kanhi sa mga appointed vice Lieutinant sama nila Mr. Zosimo Halalon ug Mr. Dionicio Lamang.

Gikan sa us aka Sitio sa Barangay Buso, gipaningkamutan ni Mr. Eliseo Virtucio nga mahimong us aka regular nga Barangay. Usa ka “prtition” ang gihimo nga adunay 500 ka mga pirma gikan sa mga lumulupyo niining sitioha. Sa tuig 1986, namugna kini isip us aka Barangay. Pinaagi sa pagduso ni Councilor Cresencio Como ug gisegundahan sa tanang konsehales nga mitambong, us aka resolution ang giaprobahan ni Municipal sa tanang konsehales nga mitambong, us aka resoliton ang giaprobahan ni Municpal Mayor Thelma Z. Almario niadtong September 30, 1968. Ang han-ay sa mga opisyales mao ang mga mosunod: si Mr. Eliseo L. Virtucio ang unang nahimonh kapitan, sila Mr. Quirico Cabanas, Mr. Benigno Rojas, Mr. Paciano Celiz, Mr. Roberto Angcog, Mr. Quirico Cabanas, Mr. Genapo Villegas Sr., ug Mr. Dionicio Lamang ang napili isip mga Barangay Kagawad.

Ang gituboy isip Secretary ug Treasurer niadtong tungora mao si Mr. Rosindo Briones. Tungod sa maayong pagdumala sa Barangay, natukod anh Ore-fab (Marcos type) nga gambalay, entablado, basketbolan, PTA Building nga gitabangan sa tanang lumulupyo sa Barangay. Nakatukod usab sila ug patubig pinaagi gihapon sa pagtinabangay sa mga lumulupyo. Sa tuig 1981, lain na usab nga election ang giaphigayon alang sa sa Barangay. Ang nahimong kapitan mao si Mr. Lemosnero, Mr. Paquito D. Bolambot, Mr. Marcelo E. Acolbe, Mr. Remedies L. Arias, Mr. Mabini Fontejon, ug Mr. Francisco A. pabio Sr. Ang gi-apoint isip Secretary ug Treasurer mao si Mr. Wenifredo de Jose.

Sa tuig 1989, lain na usab nga election ang gipahigayon diin ang dunay pinkataas nga boto maoy nahimong kapitan. Ang adunay pinakataas na boto mao si Mrs. Remedios L. Arias isip Punong Barangay uban sa iyahang mga kagawad nga mao sila Mr. Leozales M. Baulos, Mr. Eugenio L. Vistal, ug Mr. Francisco A. Pabio Sr. Ang gitudlo nga Secretary mao si Mrs. Aurora O. Serapio ug si Mrs. Esterlita C. Gulane isip Treasurer. Sa tuig 1992 adunay piniliay sa mga SK officials diin si Mr. Rico L. Mabawad ang midaug isip Chairman ug milingkod isip kagawad sa mao gihapong tuig. Niining tuiga namugna usab ang Barangay site pinaagi sa paningkamot sa mga opisyales nga midangop kang Hon. Mayor Edgardo Lopez ug kang Congresswoman Thelma Z. Almario. Gisundan kini sa daghan pang mga proyekto sama sa Multi-ComplexBuilding, (MPP) Multi Purpose Pavement, concrete Feeder Road, water system uguban pang mga gambalay.

Sa tuig 199, midaug sa eleksyon isip Punong Barangay si Mr. Celestino Gasta uban sa mga kagawad nga moa sila Mr. Paquito D. Bolambot Jr., Mr. Herminigildo G. Rojas, Mrs. Julieta E. Quitara, Mr. Romulo B. Delagua, Mr. Genaro B. Villegas Jr.ug Mr. Francicso A. Pabio Jr. Gituboy pagbalik si Mrs. Aurora O. Serapio ug Mrs. Esterlita Culane isip Secretary ug Treasurer sa Barangay.

Sa tuig 1996, napili si Mr. Darwin E. Quitara isip SK Chairman. Ang mga proyekto nga napatuman niadtong tungora mao ang pasuga,tulay (footbridge) nga gikan sa Casilac hangtud sa New Malita, us aka MPP sa Casilac, tulay sa sitio Tagsuwao, sitio Rosal, Sitio Sweetland, Sitio Mahinabangon ug Sitio Manganesa.

Sa tuig 1997, subli nga midaug si Mr. Celestino Gasta isipi Punong Barangay uban sa iyahang mga kagawad nga mao sila Mr. Paquito D. Bolambot Jr., Mr. Francisco A. Pabio Jr., Mr. Vicente L. Luberanes., Mr. Heminigildo G. Rojas., Mr. Paul C. Dela Rita, Mrs. Remedios Arias, ug Mr. Mabini Fontejon. Si Mr. Darwin Quitara and milingkod isip SK Chairman. Si Mrs Aurora O. Serapio ang Barangay Secretary ug si Mrs. Esterlita C. Gulane ang Treasurer. Sulod niining tuiga, ang mga proyekto nga napatumanan mao ang patubig (rehad sa sentro) ug Flag Pole.

Ang Baranagy Taguibo nagpadayon sap ag-uswag, Mapamatud-an kini sa iyang papolasyon nga gikan sa 500 ka lumulupyo misaka ngadto sa 2,217 katao nga naglangkub sa 524 ka mga pamilya. Nagpasabot lamang nga ang Barangay Taguibo andam sa paglatas padulong ngadto sa taas pa nga ang-ang sap ag uswag.

Tungod sa IRA nga gigahin alang sa matag Barangay, daghan pang mga proyekto sama sa imprastructure, pang-ekonomiya, ug katilingbanong kalihukan nga namugna diha sa Barangay.

Tuig 2002. Sa diha nga gipahigayon a usab ang Barangay eleksyon, subli nga napili si Mr. Celestino L. Gasta isip Punong Barangay tungod kay wala mi-atbang kaniya sa maong posisyon. Ang mga midaug na mga kagawad mao sil Mr. Rico Mabawad, Mr. Genaro B. Villegas Jr., Mrs. Marife C. Española, Mr. Paul Dela Rita, Mr. Herminigildo G. Rojas, ug Mr. Hanani Inocillas,. Napili usab si Mr. Alla Silverio isip SK Chairman ug subli usab nga gi appoint si Mrs. Aurora O. Serapio isip ang Barangay Secretary ug si Mrs. Esterlita Gulane isip Barangay Treasurer. Dgahang mga mahinungdanong mga proyekto ang napatuman. Nagtambayayong ang UDP (Uplang Development Programme) u gang LGU sa paglig-on sa panginahanglan sa patubig (water system), mga planting materials gikan sa gulay, saging, pinya, prutas jangtod sa mga pagpananum ug mga kahoy. Daghan usab nga mga teknolohiya sa pagpanguma ag napahimuslan sa mga mag-uuma uguban pang hinabang nga miabot pinaagi sa paningkamot ni Mrs. Anecita H. U yang Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC).

 

Tagabakid

Barangay Tagabakid derived its name from the word “bakid” which is used by the natives in reference to a rice container made of a bark of a tree called “Sayopo”. Bakid is used in storing rice intended for the visitors during important occasions.

Paterno, Silatan, Manapos, Sabello and Malabyan, were the line of families who settled first in the area. They agreed among themselves to convert the place into a barangay which later they called Barangay Tagabakid.

In 1903, by virtue of Organic Law during the regime of President Manuel L. Quezon, Tagabakid was formally created as a barangay. From then on Barangay Tagabakid became the center of Lucatan, Tumuwaong, Ompao and Mayo from 1903 up to 1944. There was no formal council during this period. It was only in 1945 that “Tenyente del Baryo” in the person of Hilario Martino was appointed.

 

Tamisan

Long before the first settlers came and lived in Barangay Tamisan there was a little story. In the late February 19, 1919, there were two old men who arrived in the area. Both travelers felt thirsty. They kept on walking until they found a little spring. They drank from it. One of them said, “At last we’re satisfied!” as the water had quenched their thirst. But the other one tasted sweeter water seemingly different from that of his companion and said “Tamisa ani oy!” and from that very moment the place came to be known as Tamisan.

Barangay Tamisan was formerly a part of its mother barangay, Bobon. The separation was on February 19, 1964. The resolution was passed and was later approved and recognized by the government on February 19, 1968 by virtue of Municipal Resolution No. 23.

Councilor Bonifacio Dapitanon suggested a plan to pave the way for the establishment of their boundaries like Upper Sanghay and Banakabak. The boundaries were approved and accepted by the community with the consent of the elderly folks, who were the pioneer settlers of Bobon, and upon approval by the council spearheaded by Barangay Captain of Tamisan.

The first Kapitan or Tenyente del Barrio was Melicio Dapitanon in year 1965 with six councilors. Upon the death of the Kapitan in 1966, his first Kagawad, Mr. Luis Bakiao, became his successor.

Mr. Maximo Malintad became the third Barrio Captain in 1968. After his death succession of duty was assumed by first councilor, Mr. Calixto Morales.

In year 1982, the fifth Barangay Captain was Mr. Romeo Bakiao with seven councilmen, until 1987 when he got sick and died. Councilor Ludivico Bakiao took over till the end of his term in 1989. On that same year, the election gave Mr. Mariano Sabiles and his council the responsibility of being leaders of the place. After a series of reelections as Barangay Captain, Mr. Sabiles died due to old age. Councilor Ludivico Bakiao succeeded his term and is the Barangay Captain up to the present. He and his councilors continue the plight of making Barangay Tamisan a place where its name not only remains a name but is realized by anyone who comes by.