Jagna, Bohol, Philippines
The present and official name of the barrio is Balili. Its popular name is Tanabog.
According to the early people who inhabited, this place had a difficulty naming this place. They could not think of a good name at first to the place where they were living. One of the inhabitants suggested that since the place is abundant of morsico, which they call also balili, they just called it Balili. From that time until now the name that derived from the balili plants remained the name of the present barrio. The sitios included in the barrio are: Capao-an and Seling.
The tenientes from the earliest time to date are the following:
It was in this barrio that the Japanese strugglers made their headquarters in the forest of Tubig diao. During the Japanese day in this place, they capture a woman Eufracia Sajulga and made her as their guide. The woman was called ray authorities and made to testify before the investigating committee about the cruel practices done by the Japanese. The Japanese strugglers later surrendered to the army authorities and when Eufracia testifies against them, the Japanese were sentenced to imprisonment and others were hanged. The Japanese strugglers in this place killed two persons namely: Miguela Sajulga and Candida Sajulga, several carabaos, horse and the Japanese soldiers stole cows.
Barangay Balili shall be a
united community, understanding
with each other, and is willing
to do their best to improve living
towards a progressive and developed barangay with the support and
initiative of the Barangay Officials.
A resident that will protect and
preserve the natural environment
and most of all has strong faith
and trust in God.
To realize the vision of barangay Balili,
the residents so with the
Barangay Health Workers,
Purok Leaders and Barangay Tanods
must work hand in hand with
the Barangay Council and
the support of the Local Government Unit
and other agencies thru true
service to the people on health programs,
education, culture, infrastructure,
and economic stability without
minding the traditional way of politics
for the growth and development
of the people in general.