Solana

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT


POPULATION

 

The Barangay has a total population of   4,072   and  879  households.

 

Purok

Population

Households

 

 

 

Lower

401

54

Cabulawan

294

94

PKI

126

27

Malinawon

255

80

Riverside - 1

393

79

Iverside  - 2

727

177

Ban-ao

474

106

Upper -1

327

75

Upper – 2

244

53

Upper - 3

348

61

Looc & Ogingay

153

29

Juana Hieghts

47

40

 

 

The Barangay has a children population (0-14) of   1,016   the productive or working ages of (15-64)   2,453  or  the senior population (65- up) of   560   Religious affiliation is predominantly Catholic. Population composes mostly of the Lumad.

History of Barrio Solana


By: Quirino Tapongot

      In the year 1903, the people of Jasaan lived in the old town called Balwarte or Cota near Barrio Aplaya. Solana is next to Aplaya, but at the same time, Solana was named Silisimon. It was called Silisimon because of its cold, clear spring not large enough so that animals like carabaos and cows just sip or “Simsim” in Visayan while drinking. The place was occupied by non-Christian tribes. As years passed by, the people of the old town had seen that the place is also near the sea coast was good for farming.

 

     A pioneer from the old town named Bernabe Zamayla settled with the natives. Bernabe was accompanied by his brother Gregorio. They acquired large tract of land and became acquainted with the natives. Bernabe had such great skill that he made rice fields and planted coconut trees. Later on he convinced his friends to become Christians. When the Spanish Fria came to baptize the Natives, he saw that the place was worthy to become a Barrio. BErnabe’s plan to inform the High Officer of the Province to makethe place a barrio was approved and it was named Solana in Honor of Gov. Gabriel Solana.

 

A year passed by, Capt. Bernabe was succeeded by the Natives namely:

  1. Capt. Serapio Halan
  2. Capt. Lino Manlumopag
  3. Capt. Salvador Bangwa
  4. Capt. Salvador Bakanhaw
  5. Capt. Severino Dalayap
  6. Capt. Mateo Hantay
  7. Capt. Faustino Baksalan

 

       Thus, ended the time when the natives were in the position. The people of the old town transferred to Cabulig, new Jasaan and became Solana was not yet thickly populated, some of the town people transferred there. When the Natives noticed this, many of them fled to the Interior.

BARANGAY SOLANA OFFICIALS