Funny and Strange Names of Barangays, Towns and Cities in the Philippines

During our school days, we were usually asked about the historical stories behind the names of the places we live in. Philippines, for example, came from the fact the our islands were once ruled by Spain and was derived from the name of their King Philip II. Most of the name of Filipino places have a strong connection to foreign men and/or countries who were relevant to our history.

Most of them have Spanish origin like Buendia, Magallanes, Hermosa, Mercedes, Roxas, Puerto Princesa, Castilla and a lot more. Also, as a result of American ruling in the country, we had English names too. From roads like Taft Avenue, Shaw Boulevard and Mckinley Road, to district and province names like Camp John Hay, Brookespoint in Palawan, Eastwood City, Rockwell Center and Forbes Park, Adams in Ilocos Norte, Turtle Islands in Tawi-tawi, Jones in Isabela, and New Washington in Aklan. I haven't heard yet of places which sounds Japanese except for Naga City in Bicol region which actually came from the existence of narra trees in that area.

We also do have places with native origin, like Balanga, Butuan, Dapitan, Malolos, Mandaluyong, Malaybalay, Pagadian, Panabo and etc. In these native names of places in Philippines, you would find weird, strange and funny ones which would make you wonder how and why these places were called that way. I for one is interested to know the etymological stories behind these names. Do you know the origin of these names, feel free to comment and share them below:

Here is the list of barangays, towns, and cities with funny names. If you know other places, which you think should be here, do not hesitate to comment below and I will check and add them in the list:


DOUBLE TROUBLE
  • Kalye Buntisan which is right after Pogi Street in Bocaue, Bulacan
  • Barangay Kapukian and Barangay Cantutang in Leyte
  • Barangay Maipis which is next to Barangay Bangag in Camiguin
  • Pulong Ebak next to Pasong Kabayo
  • Towns of Anos and Bayog in Laguna, so when asked where Bayog is: "Paglagpas mo sa Anos, makikita mo na ang Bayog."
  • Barangay Inoman and Barangay Malasin in Pozorrubio, Pangasinan

SOMETIMES THESE NAMES WOULD GIVE CONFUSING OR CONTRADICTING SIGNAGES, AND RESPONSES
  • Gubat in Sorsogon, so when asked, "Taga san ka?" the people here responds with, "taga-Gubat"
  • There's a jeepney going to Bigte in SM Fairviewm so the barker shouts,"Bigte, bigte, Sinong magbi-Bigte dyan?"
  • Sisters Mary Convent, Barangay Pulong Diablo in Antipolo, Rizal
  • Mababang Paaralan ng Mataas in Albay
  • Barangay Hindi in Albay. So they have, "Hindi Elementary School", "Hindi Barangay Hall", "Hindi Health Center"

PLACES WITH NAMES RELATED TO SEX
  • Puerto Libog in Paranaque
  • Barangay Tampalpuke in Lucena
  • Barangay Mapuke in Tarlac
  • Barrio Makeke in Batangas
  • Barangay Pulong Kiki in Aurora
  • Barangay Bayag Kabayo
  • Barangay Tulo in Calamba
  • Barangay Titi-on in Palauig, Zambales
  • Barangay Tinitian in Palawan
  • Barrio Latiti in Lucban, Quezon
  • Pantihan Street in Panghulo, Malabon
  • Barangay Walang Balahibo Ibaba in Batangas
  • Dara Bulbul in Tarlac
  • Sexmoan in Pampanga
  • Kanto Tinio in Commonwealth, Quezon City
  • Barangay Ticol in Bisa, Sorsogon
  • Barangay Masuso in Pandi, Bulacan

DO YOU WANT TO MEET HANDSOME GUYS?
  • Macho Drive in Pacita, Laguna
  • Calle Pogi in Daet, Camarines Sur
  • Pogi Street in Bocaue, Bulacan

AFTER MEETING SOME GUYS HANG OUT AND HAVE A DRINK IN THESE PLACES
  • Lasingan in Quirino
  • Barangay Inuman in Antipolo so they have this school:
  • Lamayan Street in Sta. Ana, Manila
  • Barangay Katamblingan in Infanta

OR YOU MIGHT ALSO KNOW FRIENDS FROM THESE PLACES?
  • Barangay Maestrangkikay in Nueva Ecija
  • Barangay Bading in Guagua
  • Barangay Kabantutan in Malate
  • SM has always been in San Narciso Quezon, SM as in Sapang Matae

SINCE THEY HAVE THESE NAMES, EXPECT TO SEE THESE SIGNAGES:

Inuman Elementary School Suso Elementary School

Tinitian Elementary SchoolCantutang Primary School
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