History of Barangay Haring

There are two versions as to how Haring got its name.

The first says that the name is a derivative from the word garing, the local popular appellation attached to the late Domingo Chavez, said to have owned almost all of the barrio during his time. Chavez earned the referential appellation, or bansag, because of his inordinate fondness for ginaring, roasted fish which is prepared by making shallow incisions on the body of a medium-sized fish, salting it, and cooking it on glowing charcoal. Since Chavez owned practically the entire place, ki garing, used in reference to the locality, became corrupted into Haring overtime.

The other version has the elements of romantic legend. It says that long ago, when people still travelled by foot over paths and trails, there lived in the locality a woman known only by her nickname Aring. She was so beautiful that many a young swain who laid eyes on her fell in love with her. Nevertheless, none of her countless admires succeeded in winning her heart.

Then one night, Aring mysteriously disappeared without a trace from the place. She was never seen again. Over time, travelers who passed through the locality at night reported occasionally sighting a woman who, at their approach, would disappear from view. With the sightings the fear of night travel through the place began to spread.

When other sojourners heard about the matter, they almost invariably asked about the location of the place where the mysterious woman was on occasions glimpsed. The reply, given in the dialect would be: “Duman ki Aring”. (“At the place where Aring lived”), since places duting the early times were identified primarily through natural landmarks (e.g. trees, creeks, rivers) or other referential names. And over time, “ki Aring” got shortened and corrupted into Haring, the name the barangay has to this day.

Physical Characteristics

Barangay Haring is bounded at the south by barangay San Agustin, East by barangay San Vicente and North by barangay Bagumbayan Norte of Naga City.

It has an aggregate land area of 55.3075 hectares or 1.28% of the total land area of Canaman. Its distance from poblacion is 1.50 kms.

Educational, Health and Service Facilities

Immediate need for health services in the barangay is undertaken by 5 Barangay Health Workers and supplemented by twice a month visitation by the Municipal Midwife. The residents can also access the services of the Municipal Health Office located in the town proper situated 1.5 km from the barangay. Serious cases can be brought directly to Naga City.

Barangay Haring has one elementary school. The nearest High School is located in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Canaman which is about 2.1 kilometer from the barangay.

Tertiary Education facilities can be found in Barangay Baras and in Naga City.

A Day Care Worker (funded by the barangay with municipal counterpart) undertakes day care services to the children aged 3-5 years old.

Mode of Public Transportation

The entire 7 puroks of the barangay is traversed by a concrete provincial road serviced by Public use jeepneys from Canaman, Magarao, Calabanga and Tinambac but most of the residents travel to Naga through Canaman jeepneys.

Credit Institutions

The barangay is served by several credit institutions (private and government) including those offered by private individuals. TSPI and CARD Bank, are the more prominent private lending institutions in the barangay. The Municipal Government also offers micro-lending services to identified sectors, including the micro entrepreneurs and farmers. Private individuals (5-6 or bumbay type) and compradors also offer credit services to individuals in the barangay.

Water & Electric Supply

Barangay Haring is serviced by the Metro Naga Water District. However, most of the people in the barangay do not use the water from the pipeline for drinking, most of them get their drinking water from water lorry that ply the area for a fee (at P6 per 16 liter container). Others who can afford buy from water purifying stations that deliver water to their doorsteps at P35 per 16-liter container. This situation is amplified by the CBMS results which revealed that 71.6% or 318 of the total 444 households in the barangay have no access to safe water.

As to electricity, all the seven puroks of the barangay has electrical facilities through CASURECO II. However, there are still several households with no electrical connections due to economic reasons.

Waste Management

The barangay has no Materials Recovery Facility and no established waste management system. Most of the residents dispose their wastes thru burning or in open pits. It can be mentioned that the barangay is reached by roving “Bote-Bakal-Plastic” buyers.

Peace and Order

The barangay is generally peaceful. Only two households was reported to have been victimized by crime for the past 12 months. Peace and order in the barangay is handled by the Barangay Tanods with regular detail duties and foot patrol every night.

Barangay Officials

Barangay Haring has the following Barangay Officials, to wit:
Barangay Officials 2007-2010:
Punong Barangay: Pepito R. Sacayan
Barangay Kagawads:
1. Ronald C. San Carlos
2. Maria Fe B. De Los Reyes
3. Nino Carlo B. Torres
4. Roque S. Pante
5. Myrna F. Cantillo
6. Noel T. Ravalo
7. Elmer B. Burce
8. Maria Theresa N. Nati– SK Chairman

Barangay Secretary: Cynthia P. Nicolas
Barangay Treasurer: Marnel C. Tapales

Barangay Officials 2010-2013:

Punong Barangay: Myrna F. Cantillo

Barangay Kagawads:
1. Elmer B. Burce
2. Ronald C. San Carlos
3. Roque S. Pante
4. Ronald D. Enciso
5. Huberto S. Senosin, Jr.
6. Reynato N. Alano
7. Icthus Tapales
8. Camille P. Corteza – SK Chairman

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