BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Punong BarangayJosephine B. Penas
Sangguniang Barangay MembersLuz S. Talite
Oscar T. Tallodar
Julieta L. Salafrania
Conaco B. Florentino
Ramon B. Burgos Jr.
Wilfredo S. Cabarles Jr.
Belcher B. Burgos
Sangguniang Kabataan ChairmanRechelle Mae B. Gaylan
Barangay SecretaryYhelyn S. Gagnao
Barangay TreasurerMa. Luz S. Bonite

 

BARANGAY POPULATION

Male1,101
Female1,105
Total2,206
Total No. of Households507
Total No. of Families672
Total No. of Employed1,428
Male714
Female714
Total No. of Unemployed45
Male30
Female15
Total No. of Underemployed30
Male10
Female20

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.