Ridiculously, we can still create “memes” to humor ourselves, whether it’s for mere entertainment and creativity or a just a defense mechanism, this is what makes us stand out from the rest of the countries.
Here, let us laugh out loud as we amused ourselves with some interesting and humorous names of barangays in the Philippines, who knows, you might be currently residing in there.
1.Barangay Masuso, Pandi, Bulacan
You know how some barangays are called after the terrain they’re located in? Bulacan, being a part of the Luzon Great Plains, appears to be primarily flatlands. However, they could be referring to anything different than what our 12-year-old minds are contemplating.
2.Barangay Baliw, San Juan, Ilocos Sur
The lovely and serene barangay of Baliw is located along the coast of Ilocos Sur! While we’re certain the name and its Tagalog meaning have nothing to do with the people who reside there, we understand if you’re curious about its origins.
3.Barangay Bayag Norte, Leon, Iloilo
We know what you’re thinking, and we’d be lying if we said we weren’t thinking the same thing. According to the 2015 census, the population of this tranquil small village is roughly 400 individuals, so we’re confident the name isn’t as scandalous as it appears. And, of course, Bayag Norte would be incomplete without Bayag Sur.
4.Sitio Inuman, Barangay Inarawan, Antipolo, Rizal
While not really a barangay, we couldn’t help but include this location on the list. After all, the name suggests that this town is a warped version of Disneyland, where the happiest place on Earth is for a strange cause.
5.Barangay Tinitian, Roxas, Palawan
We are, after all, a group of 12-year-olds. But admit it: If you saw this ordinary-looking sign on your way to the white sands of San Vicente or El Nido, you’d smile, even if it was just a teeny bit.
6.Barangay Malasin, Pozorrubio, Pangasinan
While most barangays are named after something common in the area, we don’t believe this is the case in this neighborhood. In reality, handicrafts such as rattan, buri, bamboo, and metal crafts are well-known in this area.
7.Barangay Mataas na Lupa, Taysan, Batangas
Consider enrolling your child in Mababang Paaralan ng Mataas Na Lupa. This area’s elevation is estimated to be 140 meters above sea level, which explains the name. In case you were wondering, we couldn’t find a Barangay Mababang Lupa.
8.Barangay Gaya-Gaya, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
According to legend, Barangay Gaya-Gaya was previously known as Sitio Pintong Sapang. Reports say, a man named El Don resided in the barangay and exhibited exceptional qualities that should be emulated. The flood of imitation continued after El Don died. When one person opens a store, others in the neighborhood will follow and open something similar, resulting in the “gaya-gaya” trend.
9.Barangay Hindi, Bacacay, Albay
“Hindi Barangay Hall,” “Hindi Elementary School,” “Hindi Health Clinic,” and, of course, “Hindi Barangay” must be perplexing, especially if printed in English. We’re perplexed as well!
10.Barangay Kaybagal, Tagaytay, Cavite
Don’t even deny, you probably whizzed right past this neighborhood on one of your Tagaytay visits, especially considering the frigid city has three Barangay Kaybagals: North, South, and East. Barangay Kaybagal South encompasses a large region that includes the Tagaytay City Hall and the Sky Ranch part of the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Highway. On your next road journey, keep an eye out for barangay markers.