BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Punong BarangayCirilo S Calumno
Sangguniang Barangay MembersTeodolfo N Solis
Cynia G Alimpungat
Roque C. Paniergo
Nemesio P. Condino Jr.
May B. Buday
Leopoldo T. Zaragosa
Mary Ann  C.  Haro
Sangguniang Kabataan ChairmanJenil R. Balcuba
Barangay SecretaryRuby Grace T. Tamesis
Barangay TreasurerMilagros C Garolacan

BARANGAY POPULATION

Total Population3,044
Male1,592
Female1,452
Total No. of Households664
Total No. of Families763
Total No. of Employed1,635
Male855
Female780
Total No. of Unemployed385
Male215
Female170
Total No. of Underemployed90
Male51
Female39

Data gathered as of 2017
Source: Iloilo Provincial Population Office

Background of Sta. Monica

Sta. Monica traces its name from the patroness of mothers; Sta Monica of Africa was ponce a place composed largely of thick vegetation like a forest without a definite name. The inhabitants live simple yet sufficing lives mostly believe in anitos and agimats. Oftentimes, bandits abound the peace which takes whatever personal or real belongings of the residents, including women and children who are subjected to abuse. Fear caused the residents to transfer to safer areas like the Pueblo of Ogtong during the Spanish colonial regime. In turn, the Spanish authorities sent several Guardia Sibil to protect the natives, outwitted by swift movement of marauders riding in the horses. Determined to remain in the community, the residents sought for a divine helped, as influence by the Spaniards by the Patron St. Monica. They prayed day and night for their deliverance from the marauders, which later on ceased from plundering the community. They strongly believed that truly, it was the miracle of the patroness of mothers who intervened, particularly protecting her children. Aptly, they named the place STA. MONICA.