BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Punong BarangayDanilo C Villacastin
Sangguniang Barangay MembersAriel L. Sacupon
Reymark C. Mediavilla
Loreto F. Sernicula
Perpetua V. Regalario
Rosene M. Solis
Anelyn G Camarines
Jennifer S Taguibe
Sangguniang Kabataan ChairmanRubie Lyn C. Amatorio
Barangay SecretaryJudy C. Torreces
Barangay TreasurerEdel B. Caminian

 

BARANGAY POPULATION

Total Population983
Male550
Female433
Total No. of Households215
Total No. of Families230
Total No. of Employed1,353
Male729
Female624
Total No. of Unemployed199
Male97
Female102
Total No. of Underemployed406
Male215
Female191

Data gathered as of 2017
Source: Iloilo Provincial Population Office

History of Sta. Rita

According to the folk residing in this Barangay, long ago there were a group of thieves who attacked several barangay in the Municipality of Oton. One night a group of thieves entered and attacked our barangay for cattle swindling of the residents of the farm. Upon pulling the cattle in that area, a beautiful lady with a skull on her hand appeared in their way and said to them “Go away and leave those cattle or else I will make you one of them”. They felt so much scared and run leaving the stolen cattle.

The news scattered in the barangay and to the neighboring barangay of that incident. Until one time, the thieves never attempted a robbery in the barangay because of their fears. Because of curiosity, the people tried to find out the name of the Lady Saint who is carrying a skull on her hand. Until such time they found out that the Lady Saint who suit that description was Saint Sta. Rita de Cassia, a “martyr and a protector”. So from then on they decided to name the barangay as Sta. Rita de Cassia.

The folks of this Barangay celebrating the Annual Fiesta every 22nd day of May in honor of their Patron Saint, Sta. Rita de Cassia.