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Busao

BARANGAY CHAIRMAN

Rosario M. Dapiton

BARANGAY  KAGAWADS

1.  Girly J. Anore
2.  Rosemarie D. Recemilla
3.  Elena B. Macalos
4.  Macrina P. Arais
5.  Reynaldo L. Millanar
6.  Carmeth N. Suacillo
7.  Victor B. Millanar

BARANGAY SECRETARY

Sonia A. Apugan

BARANGAY TREASURER

Janice B. Abuyabor

BARANGAY PROFILE:

Name of Barangay: BUSAO
Distance from Poblacion: 7 Kilometers
Total Land Area: 146.08 Hectares
Total Population: 641
Number of Household: 130
Number of Schools (Public): 2
Length of Barangay Roads: 1. 4 Kilometers
Source of Potable Water: Maribojoc Waterworks System
Major Agricultural Product: Rice
Major Source of Livelihood: Farming
Barangay IRA 2015: PhP 1,062,187.00
Barangay Treasurer: Janice B. Abuyabor
Barangay Secretary: Sonia A. Apugan
Number of BHWs: 4
Number of Day Care Centers: 1

LEGEND OF BUSAO:

BUSAO (1861) – Long time ago, in a nearby cave, there lived a giant called Kele. Kele would easily satisfy his hunger by devouring the animals and crops raised by the villagers led by Ka Makar. There was one kind of plant, which to Kele was very delicious. The plant was locally known as “pusaw” of the fern family with spreading stalks covered with tiny leaves. People used the said plants as herbal medicine and could be used as hog feeds. The people began to worry when the said plants became scarce because Kele harvested it for his daily consumption. One day, Ka Makar, the most respected elder in the locality, gathered the adults in the neighborhood for a meeting. Together with his wife Ka Lea, cousin Ka Kiko and volunteers agreed to drive Kele out from that place. Kele stormed from the mouth of the cave with torches and kept it burning like limbo. Giant Kele disappeared and surprisingly the plant “pusaw” became rare and continuously vanished.

The natives could not help but recount the incident, which they thought, was the cause of the loss of the precious plant. The name “pusaw” became everyone’s byword and called the village after it. The place was later named as Busao.