EARLY SETTLER: The people of Samoki originally came from Pospos (Caluttit). A man from Pospos lost his only sow. The sow had gone astray to a place across the river. The man however was able to trace the animal where he discovered it nursing in a place conducive for a settlement. Later, the man received a message from Lumawig to establish his home there, as the area is rich for livelihood. Other people joined the settlement when in succeeding years an epidemic struck the village of Pospos.
HOW SAMOKI GOT ITS NAME: The name Samoki is alocal variant of the English word Smoky. One of the means of livelihood of the people of the village is the making of earthen jars baked in curd ovens. Thus, it was not unusual that the village, a foreigner once asked a villager for the name of the repeatedly uttering the word “SMOKY”. The village unable to understand just nodded and relied “SAMOKI”.
Barangay Samoki is one of the sixteen (6) barangays of Bontoc, the capital town of Mountain Province.
Samoki is one barangay nearest to the capital town, Bontoc Mountain Province. It has a total land area of 2,257 hectares. It is one kilometre away from its capital town. Samoki can be reached by walking distance and accessible to land transportation with 3 to 5 minutes ride. Rice Fields nearby the village are being converted to residential lots wherein they built big houses, establishments such as hotel and restaurants, bakeries, shop, grocery stores, vulcanizing shop, boarding houses, bus terminal and others.
Samoki has 5 main sitios namely: Sadlan, Khawana, Khefa, Fagkhay and Riverside. The common form of communication is by verbal and cellphone operations, radio and internet. Most houses have televisions as means of data gathering and information. Barangay Samoki is now capturing modernization and most improved community.
The people of the said community remain faithful to their culture no matter how advance the technology is. It always prevails that whenever epidemic occurs, in this case, whether a disease occurs or attacks the community, the residents will conduct “TEN
GAW” a rest day. Then the old folks will lead the “PA-ANG” the burning of dirt’s, wastes near the houses or in the backyards. This is a belief that has something to do in preventing the spread of such diseases that attacks the people.
LAND AREA and ACCESSIBILITY
The Barangay Samoki is more or less 1 kilometer from Central/Poblacion bounded by Barangay Talubin (North), Barangay Tocucan (South), Barangay Can-eo (East) and Barangays Bontoc Ili and Poblacion (West).
Barangay Samoki can be classified as Urban with a total land area of 1,577 hectares.
The population is a mixture of ethnic group with Igorot natives still dominant, while others are Ilocano, Kankana-ey. Igorot are mostly spoken dialects here in Samoki. It has a total population of 3,030 with 1,500 males and 1,530 for the year 2019.
Economically progressive, self-reliant, with preserved and sustained natural resources, with improved and preserved culture, led by empowered, open-minded, dedicated leaders in a transparent government with a healthy, educated, peaceful, child-friendly and united people.
Recognition and appreciation of indigenous customs, traditions and cultures as an integral means of attaining the vision in harmony.
To give the best services and responds with respect and honesty to our constituents;
To repair pathways and barangay canals for the general welfare of the community;
To install additional pathway lights to prevent crimes and to lessen accidents at nights;
To maintain peace and order situation within the barangay;
To promote an environment-friendly community;
To provide information on solid waste management;
To promote capacity building among the youth in different capacity building activities such as livelihood trainings, clean and green activities;
Continue to initiate barangay ordinances and resolutions that helps for the development and improvement of the barangay;
Punong Barangay: Joseph M. Toyokan
- Lucio F. Fagyan
- Joseph C. Kiluyen, Jr.
- Herman N. Ola, Sr.
- Godaliva C. Nadcop
- Pablo C. Piayas
- Jane Awichen
- Leopoldo C. Fadchar
Barangay IPMR: Manuel F. Kalang-ad
SK Chairperson:Anton Zaren A. Nasungan
Barangay Secretary: Vanessa K. Bagwan
Barangay Treasurer: Joan C. Chonchonen