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Distance from the City Proper 12.85 kms
Political District District II
Historical Background

In 1928, it was said that the entire land area which is now known as Lumayang was filled with a vast plantation of abaca, where 229 hectares were owned by a certain foreigner named Mr. Brown. For unknown reasons, the aforementioned abaca plantation owner left the area and returned to his country.

It was in 1932 that people from nearby communities began to migrate to this place. During that time this place still has no name. However, there was a very big tree located exactly where the multi-purpose hall has been built now, and on this tree grew a vine called hagnaya.

Henceforth, anyone who goes to this place and would be asked of his/her destination, the response is that they are going to sitio Hanaya. This place was then named, reached and was told from one person to another until eventually the name Hagnaya was shifted to Lumayang.

This is how Barangay Lumayang got its name.

Barangay Fiesta November 3
Total Population (2007 Census) 1,610
Number of Households 256
Punong Barangay Frederick N. Atilano
Barangay Kagawad Arvie D. del Rosario
Maridol A. Santos
Arsenio S. Nuevo
Edwin A. Francisco
Maria D. Ramos
Rosalia D. del Rosario
Macaria S. Alberto
Secretary Jonalyn F. delos Reyes
Treasurer Rachel A. Villanueva