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Information about Balabag

5.0
2216 Google reviews
Type
Neighborhood
Location
77 Boracay Bulabog Rd, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
Distance From City Center
0 m
Family Friendly
Yes
Average rating
5.0
Number of reviews
2216

Balabag

Balabag is a barangay in Aklan originally founded in 1894. It was given the name Balabag due to the island's many mountain ranges, which usually ran the length of the island.Manggayad, Pina-ongon, and Bolabog are all located within the barrio. The first families were the Sacapaos and theoching from Naisud and Ibajay, and the Tupas from Boracay and Hambil, descendants of Juan Paro Tupas, a Spanish Conquistador to whom the Spanish Government granted the islands of Boracay and Hambil.

The barrio has seen several heinous acts in its history. When the Moros wander the seas in their cleeland swift vintas, a group of families cannot survive in harmony. In which these families suffered plunder and capture at the hands of Moro pirates. Anad experienced its first conflagration during World War II, when it was booming due to the high price of tobacco and increased food production. 

 

How to get there

From Cagban Port, ride a tricycle and tell your driver to drop you off at Balabag.

 

Best time to visit

You can visit Barangay Balabag anytime of day.

Frequently asked questions

What is a known historic fact about Balabag?

On October 23, 1943, seven Japanese soldiers arrived and remained for just over a day and a half, completely destroying the barrio. This was done out of rage at discovering the house abandoned.

Why is Balabag famous?

It is the barangay of Station 1 and 2 in Boracay.