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Brief History

Potrido in Oyungan Valley was Tangkap Bacolod, so-called because it squats at the end of the long hill spurring continuously down from mountains more than kilometers away and nearly reaching the Barangay Damilisan on the shoreline.

There are two versions how the name Potrido came about. One, is that it derived from potrillo, Spanish for a young horse. It is that many of these young horses were once found in the place during the Spanish time. The other is related in a story that goes back to the time of Capitan Simeon Firmeza (1881-1882) who founded this place. It is said that Tan Simeon who owned most his family income, every morning Rido cooked and sold puto (rice cake) for a sideline. Soon enough residents around the place flocked everyday to but this puto of Rido. In time, puto ni Rido was adopted as the name of the place. While some people call it even to the present, Putorido, its official name is Potrido.

The pioneering settlers of this place were the Mosquin Family who came from Sitio Bolbogan near Pungtod Monteclaro. They were known by their first names Ecoy, Oray, Oya, Alyon, and Etang. All of them died very old. The Fandivila, Failagap, Fandagani, Faculin, Federiso, Lover, Mondido, Nanagad, Nicano, Niar, Noveros and Sarte families are descendants of this family.

Early heads were Esidro Fandivila, Marcelino Faduhilao, Mateo Mogot, Teodoro Failagao, Alejandro Fandivila, Leovigildo Nanagad, and Francisco Noveros. Before, during and after World War II, this place was headed by Alfonso Nicano. Those who headed the place after the war were Jose Fandivila (1948-1951), Segundo Mucho (1952-1955), Jose Failagao (1956-1959), Norberto Mucho (1960-1963) and Leopoldo Prado (1964-1967). Since 1968 to 1979, this place was headed by Jesus Sanquilos.

During the Japanese occupation, enemy soldiers killed Cruz Melita, Eutiquio Faduhilao, Monica Faduhilao, Beranrda Faduhilao and her young children. The family was preparing the celebration of the feast of St. Joseph to be held the following morning when that night they were corralled by Japanese soldiers. Only Alfonso Faduhilao survived to relate the gory details of that night incident.


The Sangguniang Barangay of Barangay Potrido being an arm towards the welfare of the community, with the support of our constituents and with the guidance of the Almighty Father, we, the Barangay Officials envision to attain a progressive, cooperative and united community.


  1. To give importance to the health of our constituents.
  2. To improve infrastructure facilities needed by the people of the community.
  3. To identify the problems and needs of the people and to strengthen peace and order situation of the barangay.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Leonardo Mondido Punong Barangay
Thelma Siocon Kagawad
Patricio Sanquilos Kagawad
Dennis Lorino Kagawad
Raymundo Facto Kagawad
Candelaria Dimasuay Kagawad
Alexander Villar Kagawad
Ricky Perez Kagawad
Raymond Sanquilos SK Chairman
Jerlynn Alera Barangay Secretary
Jocelyn Palmaira Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 5 has
Residential 5 has
Forestry 5 has
Irrigated land 25 has
Number of transportation available in the barangay Jeepney 1, Tricycle 3, Private cars 2, Motorcycle 1, Bicycle 10

Social Profile

Total population 454
Number of male 219
Number of female 235
Number of youths 23
Number of households 72
Number of houses 75
List of sports facilities Basketball court
Number of college students 12
Number of high school students 33
Number of elementary pupils 55
Number of pre-schoolers 7
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay Iglesia ni Cristo

Infrastructure Profile

Presence of road and estimated length Rough road
Number of Houses with Electricity 60
Number of Houses without Electricity 7
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 28, telephones 5, Handheld radios 1
Number of Water Supply System Jetmatic pump 11, Deepwell 2, Water Pumps 1, Artesian well 2, Electric pump 3, Open shallow well 1

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