Barangay Faraon

Jagna, Bohol, Philippines

 

HISTORY OF THE BARANGAY
The present and past name of the barangay is Faraon. The following is the story about its origin.

Long time ago, a village named LUNAS was inhabited the by superstitious and diwatanos people. They were all illiterates. One day, the councilor of the town of Jagna was sent by the Alcalde to organize the village into a barrio. Before naming the barrio, the Councilor told a story about the king of Egypt. He said that the people of Egypt were ruled by the Pharaoh ( Faraon ). Before anybody could suggest the name of the barrio, Mariano Bagaipo suggested that the newly - created barangay be named Faraon derived from the BIBLICAL king of Egypt.

 Lunas until now remains a sitio although the name had been changed to Lumad. The other sitios of the barangay are Tana-an now Tina-an  - because women in this place are actively involved in “saguran” weaving at the same time applying with the daora color which is red when dried,.

 Libjo, a sitio once inhabited by progressive farmers but is now depopulated due to lack of water in the area. Dansalan / Dansuli was discovered by Valentin Cagas.

 Rupatag, which means “plain place” because of etymology “patag” and the prefix “ru” coined by then Teniente Rosendo Virtudazo who, resided in the place.

 Then Katande, which was eventually merged with sitio Lumad and Luc-an, a secluded sitio geographically, situated on an elevated place thereby allowing the residents to see the beauty and grandeur of Mother Nature. Luc-an now is not a sitio anymore. 

 Barangay Faraon was organized and established in the year 1890 during the Spanish regime.The original family - residents were the Bagaipo, Acdal, Cagampang, Acebu and Virtudazo.

 The Tenientes del Barrio or Barangay Captains from the ancient time to date are the following;

 -          Benito Acdal                                -    Cornelio Galagar     

-          Lorenzo Acdal                             -    Blas Cagas

-          Victor Acebu                                -   Rafael Cagas

-          Felix Acebu                                  -   Eulogio Cagampang

-          Inocentes Acebu                           -   Matildo Acdal

-          Ramon Cagampang                      -   Flavio Pajoyo

-          Gregorio Cagampang                    -  Egretano Ranque

-          Alejandro Cagas                           -   Guido Pajoyo Sr. 

-          Francisco Cacayan                        -   Constancio Bayron

-          Escolastico Bayron                       -   Ireneo Pajoyo

-          Rosendo Bayron                           -   Derrick C. Virtudazo

Prominent Persons of Faraon

 

1.       Hon. Teodoro B. Galagar -  Political kingpin of Faraon

                     -  Municipal Mayor of Jagna

                     -  CONGRESSMAN -             3rd District of Bohol

                     -   Founder / Benefactor of Faraon High School

            2.   Simplicio Cagampang      - Surveyor

                                                      -  Teacher

                                                      -  Municipal Mayor of Jagna for 9 years

            3.   Atty. Fortunato Bagaipo   - Municipal Circuit Trial Judge – Loboc, Bohol

            4.   Hon. Cleto  Bagaipo         -  Municipal Treasurer of Gingoog

            5.   Mr. Natalio Acdal             - Post Master – Garcia –Hernandez, Bohol

Barangay Faraon celebrates it’s annual fiesta in honor of it’s Patron Saint, SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR believing that through the natives faith, their prayers for intercession can help in their agricultural endeavors.  

GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES      

            1. Location and Boundaries

               Faraon has a total land area of 86,8334 has. 35% of the total land area is residential while 64.5% is allocated to Agri-forest.

    It is located 5.5 kilometers from the “Centro” going North passing by it’s Western boundary, Barangay Can-uba. On the North, Barangays  Laca and Kinagbaan bound it. On the East, Barangay Ipil serves as it’s boundary while on the West is the Municipality of Garcia- Hernandez

2. Topography

Barangay Faraon is predominantly comprised of hills and small mountains. It is estimated to be half a kilometer away from the coast or shoreline.

      3. Climate and Weather

 Faraon falls under the Type II climate classification. This type of climate has no pronounced dry season but with a very pronounced maximum rain period. Maximum rain period generally occurs in December and January (see rainfall pattern)

      4. Accessibility / Transportation

Due to the bad condition of the barangay roads and Provincial road of Faraon only the motorcycle for hire (habal-habal)  can best serve the local commuters with the usual taking turns of the two jeepneys  that ordinarily travel from the centro to barangay Faraon and vice-versa.

       5.Land Use

 Since 64.5% of the total land area is used for agri-forest, only 35% is allocated for residential purposes. A very small allocation of .5% for watershed – it’s no wonder that water supply is a big and perennial problem of the barangay.There are only four sitios  in the barangay namely; Lumad, Patag, Dansuli and Tinaan. Sitio Patag is the least populated while Lumad has the most number of residents.

VISION

The residents of Barangay Faraon envision a totally developed community, God fearing, other-centered and stewards of the environment, wherein the people are cooperative to the call of duty, healthy both in mind and body, peace advocates and living a life with dignity and honor.    

 MISSION

Every individual resident in the Barangay plays a very vital role towards its development, coupled by the strong support of the barangay Council, the Local Government Unit, Government Agencies, Non-Government Organizations, and Peoples’ Organizations. With such dynamic cooperation, the fulfillment of all dreams will be realized in all aspects, economy, agriculture, environment, education, culture and art, infrastructure, development administration.