Bungro

Bungro is a barangay northwest of the poblacion of Cabugao. It is on a hill near the sea. The hill is covered with bamboos and firewood. South of the hill is a wide fertile land.

How Bungro got its name is told by Mr. Marcos Sumagit, the oldest man in the barangay, who is already blind. The story goes this way:

During the Philippine Revolution, the insurgents under the command of Ambaristo were camped northwest of the poblacion of Cabuago. They were later pursued by the government forces from the south. The government forces used cannons to bombard the insurgents encamped on the hill. The firing of the cannon produced a loud noise and the cannon balls rolling down the hill made an equally loud echo Bugr r r ro, which was amplified because of the surrounding hills. So the people took the sound and made it more audible and named their barangay, Bungro.

The Bungro Elementary School had two teachers but now has become complete Elementary School. It is on a small hill southeast of Bungro proper. The old stone building has two rooms built by the Parents/Teachers Association but was burned by the Japanese soldiers during the last days of the Japanese occupation. It was rehabilitated through the funds and energy of the P.T.A.

The early inhabitants of this barangay together with those of the neighboring barangays of Margaay, Bugnay and Lubong-Bessang, made the school of Bungro a complete Elementary School.

Fermin S. Sarinas
Punong Barangay
Irene S. Racho
Sangguniang Barangay Member
Lily C. Albajes
Sangguniang Barangay Member
Jay-r M. Zabala
Sangguniang Barangay Member
Jommel S. Velasco
Sangguniang Barangay Member
Dick A. Sonido
Sangguniang Barangay Member
Jocelyn S. Sonido
Sangguniang Barangay Member
Reydante S. Sarinas
Sangguniang Barangay Member
Rema S. Agsalog
Barangay Secretary
Agnes S. Cairel
Barangay Treasurer