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Ayala

Distance from the City Proper 16.50 kms
Political District District I
Historical Background

Long time ago, this place was inhabited by Moros and Subanons. The people lived at the mouth of Dumalon River and were ruled by a chief. The people spent their time catching fish in the river and hunting wild pigs, deer and monkey for food.

In the year 1865, Father Martin, a Spanish priest arrived in the place and was met at the beach by the natives of the village. The chief invited home the priest  and called together the people of the village. The natives were so happy to have learned how to speak Spanish. The priest then told the natives that he came from a place in Spain called Ayala and that it would be nice if  the village be named after his place. This made the natives very happy, so they shouted “Ayala, Ayala.”

Description

Ayala is one of the most peaceful Barangays in the west coast part of the city. It is 16. 5 kilometers away from the city proper, accessible by motor vehicles both by land and sea. Dominant land use is agriculture and canning factories.

The area is surrounded by coconut trees that serve as the best resort for the family income; tuba gathering, and at the same time provides shade that contributes to the freshness of the atmosphere. The climate in this area is generally cold because it is not highly populated and is never too far from the mountain breeze neither too near to the sea.

Barangay Fiesta July 16, in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Total Population (2007 Census) 16,929
Number of Households 2,440
Punong Barangay Diosterides S. Librero
Barangay Kagawad

Alex C. Macapili
Alexis T. Ortega
Edgar T. Torralba
Victoria G. Padernal
Reyner J. Salanguit
Edgar F. Enriquez
Dolores C. Ebol

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