1. Present official name of the barrio: Banaybanay
2. Popular name:
(b) Past – Banaybanay
(c) Derivation and meaning of this name:
3. Date of establishment: as early as the 18th century.
4. Original families – About 200 families.
5. List of tenientes del barrio from the earliest time to date:
|1. Miguel Makalinga||6. Luis Espejo|
|2. Marcos Espejo||7. Pio Menion|
|3. Policarpio Maravilla||8. Eustaquio Husmillo|
|4. Angel Dimaculangan||9. Saturnino Lorzano|
|5. Crisanto Reyes||10. Ananias Mendoza|
6. Story of old sitios within the jurisdiction (ABRA):
The name Abra came into being because this was the nickname given to this place by the people living around the sitio. But prior to the naming of this place, it was said that there was a settler here in the person of a certain Don Manuel Genato, who was the owner of the vast tract of land in this barrio. He encouraged some rebels, who were then living in the nearby forested areas, to work with him and till the land. These people were given satisfactory shares out of the harvests. After the death of Don Manuel Genato, he was succeeded by his son Manuel Genato, who became governor of the province. During the incumbency of Gov. Genato, he encouraged people from the different places of this province to settle in this place. As it was the belief of the people during those days that the province of Abra was a place of exile, where jobless persons were being deported, the people living around the barrio took for granted that since the people there were mostly settlers coming from the different parts of the province of Batangas, they nicknamed this place Abra. This was made simply because the province of Abra was a place of exile, and the inhabitants of this barrio during those days happened to be settlers and not natives of this place.
7. Data on historical sites, structures, buildings, old ruins, etc.:
Nothing exists in this place except the big house of the late Manuel Genato. This house was built of Spanish materials and of Spanish type – better known as Villa Genato.
8. Important facts and incidents that took place.
(b) Then [When?] the Americans came, the settlers were peacefully occupying the sitio of Abra. Gov. Manuel Genato died, leaving behind him several children who became the heirs of his property in this place. His oldest son Don Ramon B. Genato was appointed the administrator of all the properties he left, who in turn appointed Marcos Espejo to become his
b. The bride offers kalamay, a sort of sweet delicacy, to her husband’s relatives to signify a sweet and peaceful harmony of living.
c. Utensils like pots and plates were thrown to pieces during the time when the bride leaves for her in-laws. This signifies a desire for plenty of living.
b. A midwife, locally called “hilot,” attends the delivery. After delivery, the mother is massaged by the midwife with coconut oil mixed with ginger. After a month, the mother is ready for [a] bath using hot water boiled with different kinds of medicinal trees and herbs.
[Sgd.] (Mrs.) RUFINA H. VERGARA
[Sgd.] (Mrs.) ANACORETA M. ROBLES
[Sgd.] (Miss) VICTORIA BANAAG