|Punong Barangay||Josephine B. Penas|
|Sangguniang Barangay Members||Luz S. Talite|
|Oscar T. Tallodar|
|Julieta L. Salafrania|
|Conaco B. Florentino|
|Ramon B. Burgos Jr.|
|Wilfredo S. Cabarles Jr.|
|Belcher B. Burgos|
|Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman||Rechelle Mae B. Gaylan|
|Barangay Secretary||Yhelyn S. Gagnao|
|Barangay Treasurer||Ma. Luz S. Bonite|
|Total No. of Households||507|
|Total No. of Families||672|
|Total No. of Employed||1,428|
|Total No. of Unemployed||45|
|Total No. of Underemployed||30|
Data gathered as of 2017
Source: Iloilo Provincial Population Office
Background of Rizal
Named after the greatest Filipino genius who ever-lived, our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, Barangay Rizal, of the Municipality of Oton, Province of Iloilo, Republic Of the Philippines, is one of the fast-growing local government units in terms of population and economy.
Because of its sloping, hilly and irregular land features, older folks and neighboring localities once called it “MANUSON” until the ‘Presidente’ or the Punong Barangay, JUAN SAMPANI of the pre-war era initiated to rename the barangay. Twenty four households gathered together to choose from the names of Dr. Jose Rizal and Andres Bonifacio. Mr. Juan de los Santos from the Provincial Capitol witnessed and proclaim the new name.
Rich in its cultural as well as ancestral heritage, the residents are basically peace-loving, hospitable and very religious. It is evidenced by the presence of the three (3) major churches, two Pentecostal, one Baptist, and Roman Catholic. Endowed with fertile lands and favorable weather condition the year-round and people are known to be industrious and hard working.
It is situated along the national road, eight (8) kilometers from the nearest point to the town, and accessible by land transportation through concrete and rough roads.
Barangay Rizal is one of the 37nbarangays which comprise the Municipality of Oton. It is located in the northern part of the municipality and bounded by Brgy. Sta. Clara in the North, by Brgy. Turog-turog in the West.
Farming is the main occupation of the residents. Rice is the main product with a lot of vegetables and other crops being planted after the rice harvest “Irrigation water system is not available and most of the rice fields are rain-fed. Poultry, hog and large cattle raising is the second main source of income of the local residents. Watermelons, squash, and mangoes are also available most of the time of the year.