In the early times, Bakhaw trees were abundant in the coastal place. For these reasons, early residence called the place "Kabakhaman". Later on, it was shortened to Bacauan.
Bacauan is among the earliest barangay in Panay. In the early 14th century, when Datu Sumakwel and other Bornean Datus went around to explore Panay to gather seeds for planting, they have Bacauan as one of their stop over.
According to the old folk, Bacauan has two sitios: Bantayanan and Melohot. During the time of Muslim pirates, there are people watching at the Bantayanan to watch the coming of the pirates. Once they saw the layag of the Moro Vinta, they blow the budyong to signal the coming of pirates and sound will reach to what is now called Melohot.
The other sitios are Baras, Durog, Sapa ni Lucia, kabilawan, Lipata, Tubudan, Durog ni Usay and Durog ni Osep.
Gregorio Fanega or known as "Gorio Damhag" was known as the hero of Bacauan, during the Spanish time and he received Php12.00 on his monthly pension.
During the Japanese time, many people were killed in Bacauan by the Japanese soldiers. They come from the other barangays.
Former heads of Barangay Bacauan were: Teniente Isidro "Orong" Moragriega, Tentiente Casimero "Meroy" Mines, Tentiente Lazaro Montevirgen, Tentiente Domingo "Inggo" Figura, Teniente Tomas Munion, Teniente Prudencio Nonato, Tentiente Jauncho Nadanga (1943-1947), Tentiente Eusebio Figura (1948-1951), Teniente Cayo Figura (1952-1955), Teniente mariano Morano (1956-1959),Moises Napuli (1960-1961), Santiago Nabo (1962-1963), Paulino Faicol (1964-1967). From 1968-1979 Vicente "Cente" Montevirgen served as Barangay Captain then Ernesto Nadanga, Juan Figura and again Ernesto Nadanga for almost three consecutive terms and at present is Benedicto Fillone serving as the Barangay Captain.
San Roque is the Patron Saint whose feast day is on 16th of August and Our Lady of Fatima whose feast day is on May 13.
Barangay Bacauan has produced a lot of professionals in different fields of education to make Bacauan more progressive and successful.
To see self-sufficient families responding the needs of our community and pursuing collective effort and neighborhood cooperation for our Barangay development. To make unity, understanding, love of Jesus Christ be the center of life by helping restore dignity and worth as human being through economic, education and social development.
|Benedicto M. Fillone||Punong Barangay|
|Rodrigo Balgos Jr.||SK Chairman|
|Josefina Gatilogo||Barangay Secretary|
|Mary Ann Napano||Barangay Treasurer|
|Number of transportation available in the barangay||Jeepney 3, tricycles 2, private cars 5, private trucks 3, motorcycles 3, bicycles 16, filcab 2, motorized boat 3, non-motorized boat 3|
|Number of male||158|
|Number of female||190|
|Number of youths||75|
|Number of households||127|
|Number of houses||128|
|List of sports facilities||Basketball court|
|List of school present in the barangay||Bacauan-Mambatad Elementary School|
|Number of college students||28|
|Number of high school students||63|
|Number of pre-schoolers||15|
|Prevailing religion||Roman Catholic|
|Other religious sectors present in the barangay||none|
|Number of Houses with Electricity||111|
|Number of Houses without Electricity||15|
|Presence of road and estimated length||Asphalt for national road 42 + 340, sand for the old barangay road 42 + 310|
|Number of Bridges and Length||2 bridges 320|
|Number of Communication Facilities||cellphones 50, telephones 17,|
|Number of Water Supply System||Jetmatic 13, Deepwell 1, Spring 2|
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