Brief History of the Barangay

Oral accounts of elders trace the origin of the Guina-ang people as far back to the great deluge when nobody supposedly survived. The story is told of how Lumawig (the Bontoc supreme God) roamed the Earth in search of the survivors when the water was recede. He found two (2) siblings, a man in different mountains. The man has found at Mount Kalawitan located at Bayyo, Bontoc while his sister was found at Mount Patok located between Mainit and Maligcong. The two eventually had children among whom were Magayaman and Magtan. These two married and their descendants are believed to be the original settlers or they were called the i-Camoyos.

 According to the key informant, the people once lived in Yommad (where some of the community’s rice field is foung). It was a flat area near the river bank today. Settlers enjoyed their life then. River water came out from the rivers present source and flooded portion of the settlement. The people became afraid thinking that the settlement might be totally flooded when a strong typhoon comes in the future. The elders met and the elders or leaders told the people “inkhina-ang tao” let us part ways “ta waschin umey umilas in iliyan cha” that each group of families go and find a place to settle in.

It happened that a group went at INFAFAREY or OPOOP, another group to TAKKIKI, another group to AKKANG, and the other group followed the river and unknowingly this group settled at Guina-ang, Pasil Kalinga Province. This people are called “IYAMKHINA-ANG” by the people of Guina-ang, Bontoc which seems the prefix “iyam” denotes that this people of Guina-ang, Pasil are part of the people of Guina-ang, Bontoc

After many years of living in the new settlements, a family in infafarey or Opoop found that their pig (pregnant sow) is missing and is nowhere to be found, so the father in the family called some other males to join himgo and search for missing sow, then men went searching the pig. While nearing the present community they found a pig’s footprints which found followed until they found the pig at Kak-ayang, Mongao, Guina-ang almost to deliver its piglets then men went back to infafarey. When the community know that the pig was found they decided to go and settle where the pig is and so they lived at Kak-ayang, Mongao, one of the purok of present Guina-ang. While the aforesaid people are settled down they found out that they are already people or families living a little far them who are called the I-Camoyos (original settlers of Guina-ang).

 After a year so, the people at Akkang came and joined the Opoopeans and the I-Camoyos. Now the Opoops and the Akkangs who are from Yommad ae living together with the Camoyos (original settlers) at present called Guina-ang. Not to forget that only one woman by the name Pokey survived at Takkiki but she joined the living together at Community Guina-ang.

Barangay Guina-ang is more or less 11 kilometers from Centro/Poblacion bounded by the following barangays:

                        North:    Barangay            Mainit

                        South:   Barangay            Bontoc ili

                        East:       Barangay           Maligcong

                        West:     Barangay            Dalican

                        *Type/Classification of Barangay:

                     _____ Rural _____Upland ____Lowland _____Coastal _____Urban _____ Agricultural


                        ______Fishing _____Commercial ______ Industrial

                *Total land Area in hectares 1,680

*Residential:      70


*Agricultural:     236

*Forest Land:    1,054

*Others:              27


  • Population (Source: (RBI)
  • Number of Male: 745
  • Number of Female: 786

Total = 1,531

  • Number of Families: 408
  • Number of Household: 377
  • Number of Labor Force:
  • Number of Unemployed:
  • Religious Affiliations:

Roman Catholic       (8%)

Anglican                    (90%)

Iglesia ni Cristo         (0%)

Protestante                (0%)

Baptist                       (2%)

Others                       (2%)



“We envision a competitive, resilient, empowered, progressive, God-loving, friendly and peaceful community where the constituents enjoy harmonious relationship with nature and each other while preserving the culture and tradition of the community." 


“We aim to create an environment where people can discover the importance of morally, socially, emotionally and spiritually equipped in the community." 


  • Build-up families through family enrichment activity. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate needed services of residents with concern agencies. 
  • Mobilize appropriate resources to provide integrated services to residents.. 
  • Encourage all sectors to participate and promote community development activities. 
  • Enhance the competencies of the barangay councils, staff and volunteers and effective service delivery. 

Good economic condition in the barangay paves way for a better or improved standard or living of the constituents. Establishment of livelihood programs, creation of opportunities and other forms of economic activities are contributory to the economic development of the people in the barangay.


On social condition the barangay although the smallest political unit, plays a very important role in the delivery of basic services to its constituents as provided in the local government code. On this condition of our barangay most officials prioritize health and nutrition services so we need more assistance so that help us in maintaining our health is wealth.


Barangay administration is one of the crucial and essential functions of the barangay. This includes: development planning, human Resource and Development, Costumer services, financial accountability, Revenue generation and resource Allocation and utilization. Under resource allocation and utilization compliance                to mandatory budgetary allocations of barangay ensures that the vital services functions are funded and priority development concerns of the barangay are implemented.

Further actual expended fund are the following: Personnel Services, Development fund, Calamity Fund/BDRRM fund, Sangguniang Kabataan, GAD, Senior Citizens, Pwds and others.


On this environmental development has two services areas which include the Natural resource management and Waste management, on management of our natural resources should also be given attention like conducting of tree planting and preservation program, clean and green activities. Next is the waste management and pollution control that the barangay responsible in implementing so we informing to the constituent that everybody knows how to manage their waste and implementation of waste segregation.


On this sector a little infrastructure was implemented like improvement of drainages, portable water system and some others were not yet because for the funding agency.


On this institutional sector we comply the some of the name or the projects but other are not yet


Punong Barangay: Domingo A. Mang-usan 

Barangay Kagawad: 

  • James O. Ongyod 
  • Ninian K. Lang-agan 
  • Oscar F. Charongen 
  • Framie C. Ramirez 
  • Molintas O. Cumahling
  • George N. Ekid 
  • Vincent T. Pongas
  • Anthony A. Chassis-ing- IPMR
  • Clynson T. Magsoy - SK Chairperson

Barangay Secretary:  Teresita S. Cherweg

Barangay Treasurer:  Mildred K. Chegyem

SK Kagawad: 

  • Ligcanay M. Adchang 
  • Kreselda F. Pusot 
  • Angelica F. Channas d
  • Ligaya F. Akay 
  • Julthen L. Baluis 
  • Keveen A. Apos 
  • Bareen Lee F. Diaz 

SK Secretary: Clowen C. Changani

SK Treasurer: Clyde Hynes L. Cabbigat