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How Some Baranagays got their Names


Hundred of years ago, there was a beautiful lass in the barangay named Lucrecia Centapo. The men contented themselves only by looking and worshippping her from afar, for they thought no one was worthy of her love. One day, she vanished and legend has it that she fell into a whirlpool of the nearby waters. The vernacular term for fall is "hulog". So when one says, "This is where she fell.." in the local langauage it means "Mao ni ang nahulugan (na-hugan) ni Lucrecia". From then on they called the barangay - JUGAN.


The name Casili is derived from the water eel, locally known as Casili, that used to thrive in abundance on the clear and clean running water in the river that separates Mandaue from Consolacion. In the olden days, whenever someone was asked where he was going, the usual answer was "Manakop ko'g Casili aron makasud-an". ( "I'll catch some eel for food" )


One day, people living in the barangay noticed a big snake. They kept an eye on the snake for a matter of year, and found out that it only shows up once every 8 months. The snake had a growing lump on its back that the people called Garing. Hence, they named their place Garing to commemorate the mystique that came with the animal.


Before Consolacion became a town, people gathered everyday and organized themselves in ta little market under a Jackfruit ( Nangka ) tree. As time went by, when people asked buyers where they bought things, they replied "Didto sa Nangka". The abundance of Nangka trees in that barangay also strengthened the use of Nangka as the suitable name for the place.

Taken from the Sarok Publication