Barangay Mangaan


After the Spanish-American war in a place called Tubeng, 3 Igorot families survived. They moved to a part of Mt. province in a place where at its center stood a big mango tree. From then on, the place Mangaan From that Symbolic mango tree.

Nalis, an old man went hunting in a mountain called “agarbis“. He felt a deer coming and so he shouted to his companion that it has gone to the guiset which literally means, “nagsiketan ti bantay” hence the name of the place guiset. Another story states that before the Spaniards came, guiset was a favorite hunting ground with its thick forest but due to the swift current of the Maluyo River, it was divided into 2, hence the name guiset.

Famous mountains in the place include Bantay Camamba ‐ ey (dwelling place of hawk of an igorot) bantay Immagong (like nose), bantay Bancoc (former dwelling place of an igorot called Bancoc) and the bantay balay udang (dwelling place of people fond of fishing lobsters).


Banbanaba is famous for its “balay Anito” which means house of unseen friends of “Anitos“. It is a very deep water called “ban  aw” about 20 meters deep with side so steep one has to cling to the exposed roots of trees along the precipice in order to get down. It is believed that there is a sirena at the bottom, where the anitos are. Sometimes it roars like an angry lion or vawes followed by a great wind. There is the story of a boy who got sick because he thought he saw the sirena with blond hairs sitting on a stone beside the ban ‐ aw. The woman in reality was “Janice“, an American visitor who liked to devide alone at the ban ‐ aw.

Barangay Mangaan is among the first ten barangays of the municipality of Santol when it was classified as regular municipality on apri 30, 1949. This is covered by the executive Order No. 214 of the late President Elpidio Quirino.


Mangaan is situated in south central part of the Municipality of Santol. It is bounded on the North by Barangay Poblacion, on the south by Barangay Lettac Sur, on the east by the Barangay Ramot, in the northwest by Barangay Poblacion and in the southwest by Barangay Lettac Sur. It is 2.50 kms. From Barangay Poblacion (town proper), 12.50 kms. From the national highway at the municipality of Balaoan, 42.50 kms. From the city of San Fernando, La Union, 115.50 kms. From Baguio City and 305.50 kms. North of Manila. Please refer to the attached province and municipal maps.

Barangay Mangaan accounts fives puroks/sitios where houses are located namely: Lower Guiset, Upper Guiset, Pacpaco, and Pidpid. This is shown in the barangay map or moist equatorial air in China Sea, the month of May to October have abundant rainfull, the maximum occurring in August.

The average rainfall is 467.15 millimetres with 95 percent falling the month of May to October (wet season) and 5 percent during November to April (dry season). The maximum monthly rainfall during the month of August is 1,589.90 mm and minimum of 6.90 mm during the month of May. Temperature variation by locality within the municipality is very slight and negligible. The eastern mountainous barangays are a bit cooler than western barangays, an effect of elevation and vegetation. However, seasonal temperature variation by month could be considerably felt. January is the coolest month at 23.0 c average monthly temperature while is the hottest at 27.2 C average temperature is 24.26 C.

Punong Barangay

Benny L. Arellano

Barangay Kagawad

Edmund N. Badua
Sixto A. Tawac
Eddie E. Gamotlong
Rizalde O. Obaldo
Carmela D. Lapitan
Marcos D. Pal-Iwen
Junie T. Flores

SK Chairman

Jett O. Castillo