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Friday, February 16, 2024 8:50:35 PM
source: PAGASA


The barangay of Nagas was once a forested area according to its older residents, much different from the vast expanses of rice fields at the present. These dense forests were filled with narra trees, a large tree known for its sturdiness in the Philippines. According to legend, Spaniards journeyed through the dense forests of Nagas where they paused to look at the magnificent narra tree. The Spanish travelers stared in awe at the massive height of the tree and wondered why there was liquid flowing between two of the biggest roots of the narra tree. This strange liquid looked like gasoline had been poured over the water. Upon further inspection, they discovered that a hidden spring underneath the roots of the narra was the source of the flowing water. The Spaniards also disturbed a group of men in this hidden spring, resting after gathering firewood for the day. The men were frightened by the intruders, unused to seeing the tall and pale-skinned Spaniards. The men could not understand the Spanish language, and when they were asked about the name of the place they were resting on, they mistakenly gave the name Narra, thinking that the Spanish asked about the name of the tree. The Spaniards then examined the flowing water from the spring which tasted and smelled like gas, remarking that the spring they found was filled with gas from the narra tree. The men combined the words “narra” and “gas,” forming the word “Nagas.” From then on, the locals called the barangay Nagas, which means a narra tree with gas.


Punong BarangayJosefina B. Cuebillas
Barangay KagawadAntonio C. Quijano
Alvin Alfeo Q. Clemeña
Rodel C. Corteza
Ma. Donessa M. Ciocson
Henry M. Castelo
Eufemio C. Cencil
Marites C. Contante
SK ChairmanJonald C. Cuya
Barangay SecretaryBen V. Belgar
Barangay TreasurerBrigette C. Vargas