BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Punong BarangayJorge H. Mediodia III
Sangguniang Barangay MembersRodolfo E Mondia SR.
Maria Vivien Lee S De La Cruz
Alonzo M. Del Rio
Jocelyn V Malaga
Fatima C Portugalete
Ben Paulo T. Gicos
Mario M. Tajo
Sangguniang Kabataan ChairmanFebb Ellen Lou E Japitana
Barangay SecretaryLovella  B. Gumban
Barangay TreasurerAdelfa P. Malandac

 

BARANGAY POPULATION

Total Population6,485
Male3,295
Female3,190
Total No. of Households1,949
Total No. of Families1,421
Total No. of Employed3,040
Male1,095
Female1,953
Total No. of Unemployed1,404
Male795
Female609
Total No. of Underemployed1,699
Male797
Female902

Data gathered as of 2017
Source: Iloilo Provincial Population Office

History of Trapiche

It has been said long time ago; the people here in our barangay have this common tool they call “carapiche” which they used for grinding coffee, corn, etc. And at one time a group of Japanese soldiers passed by and asked the people the name of the place. Our forefathers who did not understand any language aside from our very own “kinaray-a”, thought the visitors were referring to the tool they were handling and immediately answered “carapiche”. So from then on, this place was originally known to be carapiche which later on was called trapiche.

The festival celebration comes every last Sunday of February, with our patron saint Senor Santo Nino; wherein the feast in honor of Senor Santo Nino is commonly celebrated in the month of January but here in Brgy. Trapiche it is celebrated on the last Sunday of February because according to our forefathers there was a time that this barangay was experiencing the worst of calamity, drought and famine, when one day on the month of February some visitors happen to dock on Brgy. Trapiche shoreline bringing with them an image of Senor Santo Nino, and by the time the visitors were about to leave, the image was so heavy that it seems like it doesn’t want to leave this place. So it was left here and from then on, was hailed as the barangay’s patron saint. Stories have been told that since the image of Senor Santo Nino was left in this barangay, the livelihood of the people, at land and at sea, gradually came into recovery. According to some Trapichehanon old folks, the said image is what we see now placed in the façade upper portion of our barangay chapel.

Thus, the new generation today celebrates Brgy. Trapiche’s Annual Fiesta on the last Sunday of February with the display of an ati-atihan dance along the streets of the barangay. The very first ati-atihan dance competition actually started in the year 1979.