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Brief History

A barangay is located in the northern part of Miag-ao and is called Barangay Baybay Norte. Its distance is 1 kilometer from the municipality with a total population of 2,452 in the year end of 2002. Its area is 30,0053 hectares. It covers the following streets known as Lamberto Street; Quilantang Street; Octaviano Street; Legaspi Street; Orbe Street with Orbe Extension A and Orbe Extension B; NOnato Street and Nonato Extension.

Formerly, Baybay Norte was named as "Kota" wherein the multi-purpose hall of the barangay is now located and known as "Kota." It was a Spanish fortress and constructed in 1760 by the Spanish Expeditionary forces to serve both as watch tower and a fortress against the Moro or Muslim invaders and other colonial marauders. Before, waters from the sea reached "Kota" but waters moved down for so many years passed by with people living in the barangay filled the upper portion of the seashore with sand and gravel for them to construct their houses with water breakers.

In 1991, "Kota" was reconstructed during the term of Mayor Erlinda Britanico with the aid of IRA fund of the barangay and improved during the term of Mayor Julieta N. Flores in 1994, which serves as barangay hall of Baybay Norte, headed by then Punong Barangay Elena P. Teves.

Baybay Norte or "Kota" was once a small barangay with some prominent people living in the place and with the natives indulged in fishing as their means of livelihood. Quilantang Sailboat known as "basnigan" started to recruit "Boso" as fishermen in fishing attracting people in other places about fishing. Later on, more fishing boats were established and people in other places like Barotac people were enticed to go on fishing in the place. There was a progress in fishing and Cebuanos learned about "Tuna" that is mostly found in the sea waters of Miag-ao, therefore, they were again enticed to go fishing in the place. Due to marriage to women in the barangay, more Cebuanos settled permanently and the population increased rapidly. More houses were built because of rapid population growth rate.

The improved public market situated in Barangay Baybay Norte motivated the residents of the barangay to construct commercial establishments and stores in the barangay.

Baybay Norte extends to the catholic cemetery of Miag-ao. Slaughterhouse, livestock, Bureau of Animal Industry and Department of Agriculture are found in Orbe Street of Barangay Baybay Norte, adding to the barangay as Center of Commerce in the future.

The population of the barangay increased due to the new established Nonato Extension, wherein more houses were built, mostly owned by seamen, contributing to the Real Property Tax and added to the income to the barangay.

Baybay Norte is now headed by Punong Barangay Serafin Monteclaro effective August 15, 2002 with barangay officials, promoting peace and order toward a progressive Barangay Baybay Norte.


A clean and green, crime-free and productive community that is known as the model for tourism, education and commerce in the Municipality of Miag-ao.


  1. To maintain/improve the seawall.
  2. To provide livelihood projects to low income families.
  3. To maintain/improve canals and footwalk.
  4. To organize recreational programs and contests in the barangay.
  5. To help construct material recovery facilities and add bigger dumpsite.
  6. To maintain clean and green program.
  7. To maintain peace and order in the barangay.
  8. To support the Day Care Program.


  1. Ask help from the national government for the construction of concrete seawall.
  2. Give assistance through livelihood projects to low income families.
  3. Provide concrete pipes for the canals in over flooded areas.
  4. Provide recreation center for wholesome activity.
  5. Construct additional dumping site and manage the segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials.
  6. Campaign and weekly inspection of areas needing full attention of clean and green program.
  7. Conduct regular police patrol in the barangay.
  8. Give assistance to Day Care Program.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Serafin F. Monteclaro Punong Barangay
Purisima Mollenido Kagawad
Antonio Murata Kagawad
Fernando Moreno Kagawad
Bernardino Dalisay Kagawad
Restituto Morit Kagawad
Danilo Adores Kagawad
Napoleon Nava Kagawad
Rosemar Camposagrado SK Chairman
Liberty Cabrito Barangay Secretary
Remedios Quilantang Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Other Use 4,0982 has
Residential 22,4044 has
Open Space 2,5000 has
Grassland 1,000 sq.meters
Commercial 10,083 sq.meters
Institutional 8,027 sq.meters
Industrial 500 sq.meters
Number of transportation available in the barangay Jeepney 20, Tricycle 21, Private cars 74, Motorcycle 26, Bicycle 29, Truck 8
List of tourist attraction "Kuta"

Social Profile

Total population 2,452
Number of male 1,266
Number of female 1,186
Number of youths 291
Number of households 463
Number of houses 429
List of sports facilities Basketball court
List of recreational facilities Billiard and Pool
List of school present in the barangay Day Care Center
Number of college students 202
Number of high school students 198
Number of elementary pupils 279
Number of pre-schoolers 102
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic

Infrastructure Profile

Presence of road and estimated length Municipal road = 1 kilometer; Feather road = 3 kilometers
Number of Houses with Electricity 394
Number of Houses without Electricity 35
Number of Communication Facilities Cellphones 111, Telephones 87, Handheld radios 13, Tower 2
Number of Water Supply System Jetmatic pump 210, Water Pumps 95, Nawasa 30

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