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.
|Serafin F. Monteclaro||Punong Barangay|
|Rosemar Camposagrado||SK Chairman|
|Liberty Cabrito||Barangay Secretary|
|Remedios Quilantang||Barangay Treasurer|
|Other Use||4,0982 has|
|Open Space||2,5000 has|
|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"|
|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|
|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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