Kirayan Norte, a barrio about two and a half kilometers from the town, has its original name Pangirayan. The Spaniards who came first to this place called it. The early settlers of the barrio were very ignorant and could not understand the Spanish language. When Spaniards asked about the name of the barrio, they just winked their eyes. So the barrio was given the name Pangirayan, which means winking. Later on the people agreed to change Pangirayan to Kirayan to shorten it and it make it easier for them to pronounce. The barrio was first given the name of Pangirayan in 1822.
The early leaders divided this place into two: Kirayan Norte and Kirayan Sur.
Kirayan Norte is located along the road and the seashore with its beautiful scenery, the rolling hills and the long stretch of rugged shoreline.
The heavy rainfalls come from the month of May up to November. Then hot or dry season starts from the month of December up to April.
The common mode of transportation used by the people from Kirayan Norte up to town proper are usually tricycles, jeepneys and other have their own car. In whatsoever regarding transportation problem, no difficulty can be met so far because transportation facilities are available anytime, same true in going to City proper or long distance places.
Simple communication can be obtained mostly from radios and television. For this time, people of this barangay have their own modern facilities of communication. cell phones and telephones. The common subject of communication if Kinaray-a dialect. However some can speak and understand Tagalog and English language.
The people of the barangay are noted for cooperative and hospitable traits. They are fond of gatherings for social welfare.
The families are closely united so much, so that most of the children and their adolescence still prefer to stay in their families. The people can have opportunity to plant crops. rice and corn, which covers the large area of the farmland. The harvest time comes on October and November. Rice and corn can be raised once a year due to lack of water facilities like irrigation system or water pumps.
As for the character traits are concern, the people of the community are famous for their hospitality for strangers and visitors. They are also respectful which can be shown by kissing their elders and peace-loving people.
The people are still embodied by superstitious beliefs handed from old generation.
The past leaders of the barangay were: Francisco Palmanal, Casimero Norada, Lorenzo Facurib, Octaviano Faustinorio, Juan Moncera, Leandro Norada, Consocio Nabarte, Fermin Norada, Juan Faulme, Nicolas Norada Mueda Sr. (1951-1989), Romeo Fernandez (1989-1994), Rogelio Norada (1994-1997) and at present, Punong Barangay Angelita Delcano Norada, the first woman punong barangay ever had.
For many years during the American period, Kirayan Norte had no school children enrolled at the nearby barangay where a school was set up during the time of Miguel Peņaranda, after seven years, the school closed due to lack of funds. At the presentation of Moncera family, a school for Kirayan was approved but because the barrio has no site for the school, Kirayan folks agreed to the establishment of the school in Naulid provided it will bear the name Kirayan. Kirayan School today has a complete elementary and high school. Lately the Kirayan Barangay High School was converted to Kirayan National High School.
|Angelita Norada||Punong Barangay|
|Tomas Faminogan Jr.||Kagawad|
|Hermane Cabillon Sr.||Kagawad|
|Bonifacio Niones Jr.||Kagawad|
|Leomila Mallorca||SK Chairman|
|Shirley Silaya||Barangay Secretary|
|Debbie Flordeliza||Barangay Treasurer|
|Open Space||4.00 has|
|Other Uses||0.20 has|
|Number of transportation available in the barangay||Jeepney 7, Tricycle 18, Private cars 18, Motorcycle 7, Bicycle 19|
|List of tourist attraction||None|
|Number of male||757|
|Number of female||718|
|Number of households||284|
|Number of houses||276|
|List of sports facilities||Basketball court|
|List of recreational facilities||Billiard|
|List of school present in the barangay||None|
|Number of college students||55|
|Number of high school students||112|
|Number of elementary pupils||215|
|Number of pre-schoolers||72|
|Prevailing religion||Roman Catholic|
|Other religious sectors present in the barangay||Baptist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witnesses|
|Presence of road and estimated length||National road|
|Number of Houses with Electricity||244|
|Number of Houses without Electricity||32|
|Number of Bridges and Length||None|
|Number of Communication Facilities||Cellphones 40, Telephones 30, Handheld radios 2|
|Number of Water Supply System||Jetmatic pump 196, Deepwell 2, Water Pumps 23, Spring Water 1|
[back to top]
[home] [profile] [history] [government] [tourism] [education] [events] [downloads]