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Distance from the City Proper 16.40 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background

Barangay Lanzones was founded in the year 1910. Accordingly, the Subanen tribe was the first people who inhabited this place. This group of people does not have a permanent address. The people around call themselves “Casador”, meaning “hunters”.

There were three young friends by the name of Rolando, Lorenzo and Ines. One day, the three decided to go for a hunt and as they went on their journey, one requested for a rest. Soon they saw a big and tall tree. The story went on when Rolando hand off his knife and engraved his nick name LAN on the bark of the said tree and so with the two other friends flowed after him, ZO and NES. Time has passed and the group left the place.

Later on, another group came to this place for a hunt. As they walked on, it so happened the group also made their rest on the same tree. With much curiosity, one of the group suggested that a name shall be born so that the place will be identified and remembered. Engraved on the said tree, they connected it, the words came out to be LANZONES.

Barangay Fiesta May 24
Total Population (2007 Census) 3,343
Number of Households 477
Punong Barangay Leonora A. Bernardo
Barangay Kagawad Jose Roseller M. Atilano
Wilfrido N. Luna
Cecilio M. Perez
Cesar E. Sanson
Caridad E. Francisco
Amelia A. Perez
Pedro E. Ramos