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Brief History

The term "yayongan" is a native dialect, which means something or somebody being borne on the shoulder by two or more persons. Baranay Oyungan is being sandwiched between two bodies of water - The Oyungan River in the north and the Lanutan Creek in the south thus giving the impression that the barangay is being borne on the shoulders of these two tributaries. The pioneering settlers long before the Spaniards came, named this particular settlement Barrio nga Ginayayongan.

The early settlers had the penchant of calling a person or a place in his or its short name, hence the place was shortened to Yayongan. And later on, it became Oyungan. Since then the name remained as it is.

Oyungan is locate 6 kilometers south of the poblacion. It is bounded in the north western part by mountain ranges of Madias and by the Visayas Sea in the south eastern side. In the north western by the Oyungan River and in the South Western by the Lanutan Creek.

Its income is basically from agriculture, although a number of its residents are either overseas contract workers or seaman. Most of its professionals are teachers.

Being an agro-based barangay, Oyungan is noted for as number one producer of eggplants. During its season, the produce practically supplies the need of Iloilo City, Kalibo and Bacolod City. Sometimes it reaches as far as Cebu City.


With its devolved powers, support of its constituents, proper leadership of its barangay officials, and above all with the guidance of our Lord, we envision to attain a progressive, reproductive and peaceful community.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Emilio Murcia Punong Barangay
Remia Nuevaespaña Kagawad
Federico Ngitngit Kagawad
Lorenzo Pamaloan Kagawad
Cezar Murcia Kagawad
Jesus Nuevaespaña Kagawad
Rolly Molining Kagawad
Mario Noble SK Chairman
Narciso Novilla Barangay Secretary
Ma. Olibeth Bello Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 185,999 sq. meters
Residential 771,723 sq. meters
Grassland 6 has
Open Space 8 has
Institutional 1,930 sq. meters
Number of transportation available in the barangay Jeepney 5, Private Car 2, Bicycle 7, Tricycle 14, Motorcycle 3

Social Profile

Total population 1,580
Number of male 756
Number of youths 223
Number of households 260
List of sports facilities Basketball court
List of recreational facilities Billiard hall
List of school present in the barangay Oyungan Elementary School, Oyungan Day Care Center
Number of college students 32
Number of high school students 48
Number of elementary pupils 98
Number of pre-schoolers 55
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay Jehovah's Witness, Protestant

Infrastructure Profile

Presence of road and estimated length Partially cemented = 1.4 kilometers
Number of Houses with Electricity 247
Number of Houses without Electricity 13
Number of Bridges and Length 1 = 25 meters
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 60, telephones 20
Number of Water Supply System Jetmatic pump 250, Water Pumps 8

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