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Brief History

Barangay Tabunacan was established in 1882 when Capitan Sebastian Mondragon was town head. A part of Barangay Damilisan in earlier time, it was administered by Pacifico Nebreja, Teniente Encargado until it became a separate barrio.

Tabunacan got its name from Tabun-ak plant once plentiful in the place.

Past heads were Teniente Telesforo Fibles, Alejandro Moncal, Benito Mondragon, Juan Misola, Florentino Narida, Autonomo Niango, Naval Mondragon, Nicolas Misola (1948-1951), Pablo Libo-on (1964-1967), Pedro Moncal (1968-1971), Federico Nadanza (1972-1979), Rufino Ladera (1980-1986), Vicente Moncal (1987-1990). The present head is Punong Barangay Fernando Libo-on Sr.

For many years, Tabunacan was a pastoral charge of Barangay Damilisan. However, through the efforts of Nicolas Misola and Soledad Armada who donated a lot and a portion was donated by Gaudencio Moncal for a chapel and the image of St. Vincent Ferrer which was donated by Lourdes Paguntalan through the solicitation of Gaudencio Moncal. Barangay Tabunacan has its barangay fiesta in April 23, 1960. Since then up to the present our barangay fiesta has been observed happily.

This place is the seat of Miag-ao West Central Elementary School (MWCES) and Palaca-Damilisan National High School (PDNHS). it is 44 kilometers away from Iloilo City and locate along the highway with fishing and farming as the occupation of its residents besides chocolate and peanut candy making as its cottage industries. This barangay is progressing with some professional and seamen contributing to the quality life. It has 96 households with 521 total population, have a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.


To put up a school for college level. To convert the seashore into beach resort.


  1. Peaceful, happy and progressive barangay.


  1. To look for assistance from outside sources, like higher government officials.
  2. Donation from private persons or any sector.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Fernando Libo-on Sr. Punong Barangay
Candelaria Saba Kagawad
Alberto Fernandez Kagawad
Romeo Quilantang Kagawad
Ricardo Narida Kagawad
Domingo Nonescan Kagawad
Norman Misola Kagawad
Rodrigo Finalla Sr. Kagawad
Czarina Sarabia SK Chairman
Ofelia Nillos Barangay Secretary
Dolores Ricafort Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 64.9 has
Residential 3.1 has
Open Space 5 has
Institutional 2 has
Number of transportation available in the barangay Jeepney 3, Tricycle 3, Private cars 4, Bicycle 8

Social Profile

Total population 521
Number of male 255
Number of female 266
Number of youths 87
Number of households 96
Number of houses 90
List of sports facilities Basketball court
List of school present in the barangay Miag-ao West Central Elementary School, Palaca-Damilisan National High School
Number of college students 16
Number of high school students 46
Number of elementary pupils 51
Number of pre-schoolers 7
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic

Infrastructure Profile

Presence of road and estimated length Asphalt = 328 meters
Number of Houses with Electricity 88
Number of Houses without Electricity 1
Number of Bridges and Length 1 = 10 meters
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 45, telephones 11, Handheld radios 1
Number of Water Supply System Jetmatic pump 47, Electric Pumps 9

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