Naibuan celebrates 3rd founding anniversary

The Mangyan community of Brgy. Naibuan celebrated its 3rd year founding anniversary with a visit from San Jose Mayor Muloy Festin and Cong. Josephine Sato who were both instrumental in the creation of their barangay, January 5.

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In her message, Cong. Sato emphasized the importance of long lasting peace in achieving prosperity and economic stability in the community. She said this can also further strengthen Naibuan’s relationship with the government and with the community of the Municipality of San Jose.

After which, she handed to Punong Barangay May-at Luzon and his barangay council members the materials which will be used in the construction of Nabuan Elementary School.

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Water system equipment/materials were also given to support the community’s agricultural and household water requirements.

Meanwhile, Mayor Festin took the opportunity to inform eveyrone of his administration’s completed project to help the community wind up transition from a mere Mangyan community to a fully established barangay.

These projects include the construction and establishment of Naibual Barangay Hall, Naibuan National High School, and the concreting of roads within the barangay.

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Cong. Josephine Sato receiving a gift from one of the elders of the community. Photo by LGU San Jose PR Team.

He is also set to grant P150,000.00 to boost the women’s bracelet-making industry using beads as its primary material, as well as its knitting industry. It is expected to generate income among women and at the same time promote the Mangyan’s arts, culture, and handicrafts.

Cong. Sato and Mayor Festin was joined by representatives from the Department of Education, Philippine National Police, Philippine Army, Mangyan Affairs Office, Barangay Affairs Office, Municipal Agriculture Office, Mayor’s Office, at Public Relations Office.

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The Creation of Brgy. Naubuan

Brgy. Naibuan was one of the 12 barangays created during the first quarter of 2018, according to Philippine Statistics Authority.

Within the jurisdiction of the Municipality of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, it was created pursuant to Sanggunian Panlalawigan Resolution No. 138 series of 2007, which was ratified through a plebiscite conducted by the Commission of Elections (COMELEC) on 05 January 2018.

Naibuan originally belonged to Brgy. Batasan as one of its sitios. After its creation, fifteen other sitios were added to its totality, also from Brgy. Batasan.

These sitios consisted of Lagnas, Naibuan Ibanag, Hobkob, Abong, Malumak, Kianay, Libertad, Lowaliw, Iiya, Yabat, Salidang, Upper Kywan, Dayaga, and Timbangan.

Historically, Naibuan is the first created barangay the indigenous people of Hanunoo and Buhid tribes living in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.

Naibuan, a former Sitio of Batasan, is the first barangay for the Hanunoo and Buhid tribes, the indigenous people living in the municipality of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.

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According to Tourism San Jose Official Facebook page, Mayor Festin ‘approved Municipal Ordinance No. 871 passed by the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of San Jose declaring January 5, 2018 as the foundation day of Naibuan.’

This was followed by the issuance of ‘Executive Order 07, series of 2018, constituting the Barangay Naibuan Comprehensive Development Planning Team (NCRPT), for the integrated development and administration of the newly created barangay.’

Sangguniang Panlalawigan Ordinance No. 33 S2009 also paved the way for its creation and separation from Brgy. Batasan as well, while San Jose Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No, 4203 S2017 provided them with the above mentioned fifteen sitios.

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Naibuan’s creation was officially ratified through a Plebicite held January 5, 2018 and was signed b Pres. Rodrigo Duterte on the 12th day of January 2018.

Meanwhile, it was Cong. Josephine Sato who filed to the House of Representative House Bill No. HB 4936: “An Act Creating a Barangay to be known as Barangay Naibuan in the Municipality of San Jose, Province of Occidental Mindoro.”

It was then unanimously approved in a session by Committee on Local Government last December 15, 2020.

Cong. Sato has also sponsored the created of another barangay in Abra de Ilog, Brgy. Sta. Maria which also consisted of indigenous people.

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Source: LGU San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

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