Barangay Banilad


Banilad. The story goes that a Spanish explorer came upon a farmer reposing under the shade of a tree. The Spaniard in typical fashion in stories like this asked for the name of the place and the farmer, not understanding the question at all, though it was about the tree’s name and answered “banilad”. A similar version states that this tree actually goes in this area during the Spanish times this the name.

It has been suggested that the banilad was like a local tilad and chewed like a betel nut for medicinal purposes. The same source says that the fiber was used as a substitute for Chinese brushes in art work. The endemic tree still exists today and the species is know scientifically as Sterculia philippinensis.


Barangay Officials

Barangay Captain : Yap, Greg

1st Councilor : Baga, Alexis                              

2nd Councilor : Saberon, Leo                                        

3rd Councilor : Seno, Harold

4th Councilor : Gabuya, Edgar

5th Councilor : Oporto, Antonieta

6th Councilor : Ouano, Rudolfo

7th Councilor : Buenavista, Doris

Sangguniang Kabataan Officials

SK Chairman : Omolon, Margut Ann

1st Councilor : Seno, Shiera                             

2nd Councilor : Cabellon, Zylle                                       

3rd Councilor : Oporto, Clyde

4th Councilor : Caballes, Kevin

5th Councilor : Buenavista, Estelito

6th Councilor : Azura, Christian

7th Councilor : Talle, Charisse