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.
|Emilio Murcia||Punong Barangay|
|Mario Noble||SK Chairman|
|Narciso Novilla||Barangay Secretary|
|Ma. Olibeth Bello||Barangay Treasurer|
|Agricultural||185,999 sq. meters|
|Residential||771,723 sq. meters|
|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|
|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|
|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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