History of Barangay


Brooke’s Point is divided into 18 barangays, 2 are urban – Poblacion I and Poblacion II, and 16 are still considered rural – Amas, Aribungos, Barong-barong, Calasaguen, Imulnod, Ipilan, Maasin, Mainit, Mambalot, Malis, Oring-oring, Pangobilian, Salogon, Samariniana, Saraza and Tubtub.

Amas- Established in 1935, inhabitants called the place “Amas” from the Spanish word amor which means love or concern for the family and neighbor. To this day, Bayanihan, a communal spirit that holds them together in good and bad times, is very much practiced in this place.

Aribungos- where you can find the Sabsaban falls and the Mt. Calvary. The place was considered sacred by the natives in the old days. It was said that, there lived a sibling – Uka Bakongo, the eldest, and Ari Bungos, the youngest. They were on hunting when a wild boar attacked them. As the eldest was calling in search of his brother “Ari Bungos, Ari Bungos”, the surroundings echoed his call which was heard by a passerby. And as the story goes, the place came to be called Aribungos.

Barong-barong- Stories tell that many years ago, the place was a vast grassland of amorsico, which the early inhabitants called badong-badong.

Calasaguen- is the northern-most barangay of the municipality. It is the first barangay after the Municipality of Sofronio Española. Occupying 14.25 percent of the total land area, this is the largest barangay of Brooke’s Point.

Imulnod- is known for its celebration of the Lutlot Festival, in thanksgiving for abundant harvests. A native delicacy, lutlot is fancy rice boiled with coconut milk in buho.

Ipilan- A thriving part of Barong-barong and Mambalot then, Ipilan was established by virtue of Congressional Act in 1961. The first settlers in the area were Palaw’anos, Muslims, and Cuyunon.

Maasin- It accommodates the Palawan Palm and Vegetable Oil Nursery and the Municipal Agricultural Techno-


Mainit- Situated in the north of Barangay Imulnod, the place is known for the Mainit Falls and Hot Spring.

Mambalot- from the pioneer settler, Mr. Mambalot, a Muslim merchant and was considered a good leader of the community.

Malis- the southern-most barangay of the municipality before Municipality of Bataraza, in here you could find the Inkera seven falls.

Oring-oring- the Pearl of Allah considered the biggest pearl in the world was found.

Pangobilian- where the 2 big hospitals in the south and a tertiary school are located – Southern Palawan Provincial Hospital and Leoncio General Hospital, and the Palawan State University – Extramural Studies Center.

Poblacion I- Primarily a coastal barangay and with traces of early settlements – the lighthouse tower and the cemented water tank, in here you could serenely watch sunrise at the seawall in front of the public market or the sunset at the port. Most of the residents depend on the sea for living. The Sacred Heart of Jesus High School and the Brooke’s Point Christian High School, the Brooke’s Point Central School and the Brooke’s Point United Methodist Elementary School are located.This is the smallest barangay of Brooke’s Point with an area of 56.20 hectares or 0.07 percent of the total municipal land area.

Poblacion II- Alongside Poblacion I, this place used to be planted with rice, corn and coconut. The place abound with fruit-bearing trees and was popular to bird and insect hunters. It was once a private property developed by the owners, Edwards, Ordinario and Moreno into subdivisions providing a site not only for residentials but for the municipal center and other public institutions as well. This was later made a separate barangay in 1972.

Salogon- The name refers to the Sansalogon trees growing indigenously in the place but had become endangered. Its bark and leaves were used as clothes by the natives then. A century-old Dau tree could still be found in the area.

Samariniana- where the majority of the inhabitants then were from Samar, the place was established by virtue of RA3590 in 1955. Formerly a host to military detachment, the place was called Barrio Parakan then, a native term for “noisy” – the way the settlers from Samar conversed.

Saraza- bounded by Barangay Oring-oring in the Northeast and Barangay Amas in the Northwest, and Barangay Samariniana in the South.

Tubtub- from the Pala’wan word Tabtab, which means “spring of hope”, derived from a spring on the hillside.