upon a time, there was a hilly place
situated at the northeastern part of
As days went by, the stone was becoming bigger and bigger. Aside from this big stone, small stones surrounded it. The smaller stones increased in number until it became a mountain. Trees also grew in this mountain and also at the hill.
More people inhabited this place because they discovered that this is a very good place to live in. As days went by, the early inhabitants noticed that the big stone kept on growing until such time they decide to name it Bantay Bato. As years passed by, the inhabitants increased in number and they decided to name their barangay as Bato which was adapted from the name of the mountain Bantay Bato.