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Brief History

Barangay San Jose is 9 kilometers distance from the town of Miag-ao surrounded by mountains and situated beneath the river bank or valley barangay. Farming is the source of income of almost 1/2 of the families in the barangay.

San Jose is heretofore known as Muro Pangkug. There are two versions on how it derived its present name. First. claims that it was an attribution to a certain Father Jose of the Miag-ao town, who initiated lectures on Roman Catholicism in the area. The other version asserts that it was named in honor of St. Joseph who spared the inhabitants from frequent attacks of "Pulahan" rebels from Maasin, Iloilo. A popular story narrates that once, bandits attempted to rob the barangay. Their attempt, however, was quelled by a tall man clad in green vestments and holding a child and a tuff on both arms. The man was known to be as St. Joseph.

The first Cabesa de Barangay was Miguel Naman famously known as Cabesa Ige according to old people in San Jose. Many years has passed and many barangay leaders had come and go the longest Barangay Captain who served 20 years was Barangay Captain Rosendo Nofre during the time of diposed President Ferdinand Marcos. Yet we had been deprived by the government as far as economic development is concern we can reach the Miag-ao town through the only way is the 3 kilometer road along the river to Barangay Banbanan that cause difficulties to commercial transportation operators. It was only in the mid of 1994 that the circumferential of road at the center of the barangay was concreted.


Find means to create comprehensive planning in the implementation of projects from local and national funds in order to pursue the vision that San Jose will become the center of education, religion and economic development in the 4th District of Miag-ao.


  1. To promote comfort and convenience to all residents in the barangay.


  1. To solicit funds from OCWs or ask financial assistance to some concerned public officials in order to reach the objectives.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Rolando Naman Punong Barangay
Marlon Baladhay Kagawad
Myrna Funclara Kagawad
Fernando Lavilla Kagawad
Elmo Baculinao Kagawad
Leo Isaias Jr. Kagawad
Reynaldo Naquita Kagawad
Lorna Bungcaras Kagawad
Loren Mae Naquita SK Chairman
Maria Erma Tellain Barangay Secretary
Magdalena Mueden Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 80.7 has
Residential 15.21 has
Forestry 12.00 has
Grassland 10.00 has
Open Space 20.44 has
Institutional 10.44 has
Other Uses 14.66 has
Number of transportation available in the barangay Jeepney 6, Private car 3, Bicycle 5

Social Profile

Total population 593
Number of male 293
Number of female 300
Number of youths 167
Number of households 102
Number of houses 87
List of sports facilities Volleyball, Basketball, Boxing gloves, Scrabble, Chess board
List of recreational facilities Basketball court
List of school present in the barangay San Jose Elementary School
Number of college students 21
Number of high school students 39
Number of elementary pupils 52
Number of pre-schoolers 27
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic

Infrastructure Profile

Presence of road and estimated length Rough road = 9 kilometers
Number of Houses with Electricity 74
Number of Houses without Electricity 13
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 100, Handheld radios 1
Number of Water Supply System Deepwell 2, Spring Water 1

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