Monday, May 19, 2008

Origin of Barangay Name

While cleaning my room, I found this project Roel and I made for our World History class when we were in 4th year high school. I think all graduating high school students needed to pass something like it. It was the history of our barangay. Unfortunately for us, only two of us lived in the same barangay, so we had to make the project all by ourselves.

This is what we came up with, the "History of Barangay Alang-Alang":

Alang-Alang got its name because of its proximity to the town's proper. The barrio was not near to the town's center, yet it wasn't far either. Before, the barangay was part of barangays Ibabao and Opao. When the population increased, it was then made into a Sitio. Since this sitio was located at the boundary of the two barangays, people who come from that place when asked where they come from would reply, "Alang-alang sa Ibabao ug Opao" (Approximately near Ibabao and Opao). Time later shortened the phrase into "Alang-Alang".

Most information was gotten from the Mandaue City Public Library.

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