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Brief History

Five kilometers from the Poblacion, Dingle is along the national highway to Iloilo City and its area is 27.56 hectares. It was first known as "Samlague" because of the giant tamarind tree in the place. When the tamarind tree died, the inhabitants change its name into "Dingle", a native language, which means hard clayish soil. This "dingle" or hard clayish soil can be located all over the barangay upon digging of almost 10 to 20 feet deep. This "dingle" can also be found along the seashore during low tide.

In earlier times, the land territory from Calampitao to Kirayan Sur, then known as Barrio Anastacio, was trusted to an "encargador." The territory was so big - some four kilometers from end to end that it took difficulty for the "encargado" to administer. So, it was divided into several barrios in which Dingle was one of them.

Past heads of the barangay were Antonio Mombay, Catalino Negolo, Luis Mombay, Dionisio Nono, Ignacio "Kabesa Asio" Nabuab and Diosdado Nabuab (1956-1977). Then, Gerardo Nabuab took the place from Diosdado Nabuab who died in 1978 and was elected for the next term until 1994. Pedro Nabuab succeeded him and lead the place from 1994-2002.

Now, under the leadership of Raul Nabuab, who was elected in 2002 and the youngest among the leaders of the barangay. With the first quarter of his leadership together with the elected Sanggunian, he continued the construction of the access road going to Sitio Tacas and presently constructed the cemented road from the Barangay Multi-purpose Hall to the barangay plaza with the municipal aid and initiative of the Municipal Mayor, Gerardo N. Flores.

Barangay Dingle is still caring the living and one of the oldest "Talisay" tree which is more than 100 years old. Aside from the layers of hard clayish soil (dingle), there lies also a series of tombstones (patyo) along the seashore. According to our forefathers, the seashore was the burial place of our ancestors, which can be seen along the beach during low tide. The produce lf our waters are small fishes like tabagak, marugbas, lilang and the like. Also, we took pride on our clean barangay beach having a wide space fitted for excursionists. Actually, there are already existing private beach houses including that of former Governor Arthur Defensor. The barangay generates income from salt making during the summer aside from producing rice, corn, copra, copra fuel, poultry and swine raising.

Now, Barangay Dingle has a successful attainment among its people where it produced teachers, nurses, doctors, seamen, OFW's, PNP and other professions. There retirees from government and private firms are also enjoying spending their lifetime in the barangay.

This is Barangay Dingle, small, yet improving, developing and searching for progress in the years to come.


Barangay Dingle as a society and a movement for the enhancement of individual skills, inclusion of moral standards and utilization of innovative ways for a progressive community.


  1. To construct the drainage canal along the national road and additional buildings at the plaza for future purposes.
  2. To avail the livelihood program such as cow fattening, pig raising and vegetable gardening to solve the unemployment problem.
  3. To conduct feeding period and support through medicines for the malnourished children.

Strategies/Proposed Priority Projects

  1. Strengthen linkages and coordination with the government officials regarding the construction of the barangay session hall near the barangay plaza.
  2. To conduct solicitations/donations from our overseas workers and seamen.
  3. Livelihood projects, backyard gardening, poultry and swine raising.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Raul N. Nabuab Punong Barangay
Franco S. Bulawan Kagawad
Roy M. Nabuab Kagawad
Roberto E. Gesulgon Kagawad
Glenda B Monsale Kagawad
Estelita C. Nabuab Kagawad
Gregorio G. Mombay Jr. Kagawad
Marydith V. Nabuab Kagawad
Janice C. Nabuab SK Chairman
Wesley John Reyes Barangay Secretary
Josella E. Tano Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Number of transportation available in the barangay Van 1, Automobile 2, Motorcycle 2, Bicycle 2, Motor pump boat 1

Social Profile

Total population 287
Number of male 146
Number of female 141
Number of youths 45
Number of households 62
Number of houses 71
List of sports facilities Basketball court
List of school present in the barangay Tiny Tots Pre-school
Number of college students 6
Number of high school students 22
Number of elementary pupils 59
Number of pre-schoolers 18
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay Redeemer Christian Reform Baptist

Infrastructure Profile

Number of Houses with Electricity 59
Number of Houses without Electricity 12
Presence of road and estimated length Barangay road to Sitio Tacas = estimated 200 meters
Barangay road to the barangay plaza = estimated 30 meters
Number of Bridges and Length 2 = estimated 7 meters and 10 meters
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 33, telephones 4, Handheld radios 1
Number of Water Supply System Jetmatic pump 44, Deepwell 1, Water Pumps 6

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