Vision

A safe Barangay, providing pro-active service to the people, participative and empowered community for high quality of living condition, working together to achieve progressive Barangay.

Mission

To effectively (and) render basic services, through active participation of the community for safe peaceful and ecological balance environment. 

Barangay Profile – Looc

History of Barangay Looc

According to traditional folklore, the word “Looc” comes from the Visayan vernacular which literally means “a secluded place”. Barangay Looc then, was still a sitio, part of Barangay Villanueva, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. As the years went by, Villanueva became a municipality under the administration of the first mayor the late Cezar Jamesolanim. During his tenure, Sitio Looc became a separate Barangay from Poblacion in 1974. The first appointed Barangay Chairman was Candido Valledor,

Elleso Zarsuelo, Breccio Macaubos Sr., Panfilo Guian, Emelio Ociones and Paciano “Ulto” Guian. Mr. Jesus Quilang was the Barangay Secretary. That state however did not last long due to the volatile political situation at that time. Looc was reverted back to become a part of Poblacion and the council was dissolve.

Concerned citizens, however, tried hard to reinstate Barangay Looc. Among them were Ruben Asis Sr., Purisimo Elleso, Rogelio Japus, Bremen Ociones, Enrique Calapuan, Eleno Acuno and Nelson Salvan with their advisers Rodrigo Gape, Miguel Sarzuelo, Leonardo Bustamante, Dorothea Albaracin and Belen Abao. They sent a petition letter asking Governor Vicente Y. Emano of Misamis Oriental to bring back Barangay Looc.

Finally, through the Sangguniang Panlalagiwagan Ordinance Number 35-91 ratified by a plebiscite on May 26, 1991 and through Commission on Election Minute Resolution Number 91-0042, Barangay Looc was established. Inaugurated on September 25, 1991, Barangay Looc was administered by appointed Barangay Officials who took their oath of office before Governor Vicente Y. Emano. It was headed by Punong Barangay Ruben M. Asis Sr., Barangay Councilors Enrique Calapuan, Eleno Acuno, Nelson Salvan, Bremen Ociones, Purisimo Elleso Sr., and Rogelio Japuz. The Barangay Secretary was Alfonso Calapuan Sr. and the Barangay Treasurer was Sonia Casiño Dechos. Eventually, Mrs. Dechos relinquished her office as Treasurer to Corazon Ello Galabo. They were able to accomplish a lot of projects during their term.

In the year 1992, the Sangguniang Kabataan election was conducted. The first set of officials was led by Breccio F. Macaubos Jr. as SK Chairman. The SK Councilors were Elena Rulida, Floramie Nalagon, Lydia Lamoste, Abijel Boter, Nancy Flores, Juliet Sarzuelo and Junifer Bitco.

During the eclection of 1994, Librado S. Guian Jr. was elected as Punong Barangay. The elected Barangay councilors were Gregorio Macaubos, Jovenil Jabiniao, Urbano Bagtong, Manuel Sarzuelo, Francisco Ubalde, Anastacio Factura and Jacobo G. Cabatuan. The barangay treasurer was Cecelia Corazon Fuentes-Jabiniao and the Barangay secretary was Eduardo Solijon. A year later, Victoria Abales and Eflenda Ociones assumed their respective positions.

During May 1996 Sangguniang Kabatan Election, Gloria Ociones was elected as SK Chairperson. The SK Councilors were Cherie Salvan, Mary Grace Elleso, Jude John Paurom, Sidney Sabio, Norman Rulida, Jacqueline Bitco and Alces Bustamante. The group was able to accomplished lot of projects and entertainments especiallco.

During the eclection of 1994, Librado S. Guian Jr. was elected as Punong Barangay. The elected Barangay councilors were Gregorio Macaubos, Jovenil Jabiniao, Urbano Bagtong, Manuel Sarzuelo, Francisco Ubalde, Anastacio Factura and Jacobo G. Cabatuan. The barangay treasurer was Cecelia Corazon Fuentes-Jabiniao and the Barangay secretary was Eduardo Solijon. A year later, Victoria Abales and Eflenda Ociones assumed their respective positions.

During May 1996 Sangguniang Kabatan Election, Gloria Ociones was elected as SK Chairperson. The SK Councilors were Cherie Salvan, Mary Grace Elleso, Jude John Paurom, Sidney Sabio, Norman Rulida, Jacqueline Bitco and Alces Bustamante. The group was able to accomplished lot of projects and entertainments especially on sports activities which made Barangay Looc third place during the Araw ng Villanueva 1996 and the second placer on the same event a year later.

In May 1997 another Barangay Election was conducted and Juan J. Paurom was elected as Punong Barangay. The Barangay Councilors were Urbano Bagtong, Mila Cañete, Jacobo Cabatuan, Anastacio Factura, Gregorio Macaubos, Consorcia Eduave and Victor Bitco. Eflenda Ociones was appointed Barangay Secretary and Victoria M. Abales was appointed Barangay Treasurer.

During the May 2002 Sangguniang Kabataan Election, Nichelle Dalen was elected as SK Chairperson. The SK Concilors were Geraldine B. Tabasan, Dinahshella Mae Alipao, Genevieve Banuag, Ernesto Fajardo, Sarah Mae Pahunang and Denver Elison Ociones.

On this current term, last July 2018, the Following Barangay and SK Officials were elected and appointed as follows :

Hon. Anito J. Pedrotes        – Punong Barangay

Hon. Arnold R. Macaubos – Barangay Kagawad -Com. on Health

Hon. Elviza B. Matutes       – Barangay Kagawad – Com. on Finance

Hon. Armi C. Jabiniao         – Barangay Kagawad – Com. on Peace and Order

Hon. Nonito C. Abales        – Barangay Kagawad – Com. on Education

Hon. Consorcia A. Eduave – Barangay Kagawad – Com. on Good Governance

Hon. Marivic T. Paurom      – Barangay Kagawad – Com. on Infrastructure

Hon. Letecia G. Macaubos – Barangay Kagawad – Com. on Agriculture

Geraldine T. Mancawan     – Barangay Secretary

Rya L. Cagaanan                – Barangay Treasurer

Hon. Kaye J. Uban              – SK Chairman

Hon. April Joy D. Pedrotes – SK Kagawad          – Com. on Sports and Youth Dev.

Hon. Fatima U. Jutcho        –  SK Kagawad         – Com. on Education

Hon. Shaena Falien Ocate            –  SK Kagawad         – Com. on Health & Sanitation

Hon. Rosina A. Tugonan   – SK Kagawad          – Com. on Good Governance

Hon. Christy D. Dela Torre – SK Kagawad          – Com. on Finance

Hon. Kenneth V. Fajardo   – SK Kagawad          – Com. on Infrastructure

Hon. Jasthel A. Sabiona    – SK Kagawan          – Com. on Agriculture

Lenie C. Jabiniao                – SK Secretary

Chabelita D. Villanueva     – SK Treasurer

Barangay Looc is bounded on the north by Barangay Aplaya of Jasaan, on the northeast by Barangay Corrales of Jasaan, on the east by Barangay Imelda, Villanueva, and on the west by Macajalar Bay. It is composed of 11 puroks. It has 307.58 hectares of wide rice fields, rolling hills and creeks. These areas are planted with majoy crops such as coconuts, rice, corn, fruits, root crops and vegetables. Barangay Looc is one kilometer away from Poblacion, Villanueva and Twenty six kilometers from Cagayan de Oro City to the south via a concreted Iligan-Cagayan-Butuan National Highway.

The main livelihood of the people consists of farming, business, employmeny and fishing. The origin of the people is a mixture of Cebuano from Cebu Island, from the hinterland province of Bukidnon, “hilonggo” and other minority. As of 2007, the population has reached a total of five thousand and twenty three, more or less, in one thousand and twenty three households. The first settlers consisted of families Guian, Elleso, Bade, Castillo, Dongdong, Acac and Macabecha.

The dominant religion is Roman Catholic followed by the Seventh Day Adventist, Philippine Independent Catholic Church and Jehova’s Witnesses. The Roman Catholic chose the Santo Niño as their patron whose feast day falls on the 15th and 16th day of January every year.

Development

Barangay Looc now is one of the Agro-Industrial centers of the Municipality of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. Under the leadership of Barangay Chairman Anito J. Pedrotes, several infrastructure projects were implemented to facilitate the growth of trade and industry in the Barangay and in the municipality. Foremost among these is the improvement of the Purok 9 – Purok 10 to Barangay Imelda Farm to Market Road, Villanueva Water System and Purok 10 electrification system. A well-organized Barangay Police is vigilant in manning their outpost at strategic points especially at night to prevent criminal activities. Barangay Looc is also the host to the relocation of Villanueva National high School in 1982, Looc Elementary School, and Day Care Centers. Some managed to obtain college degrees due to these basic educational institutions in the barangay.

Irrigated farmlands, fishery, livestiock, vegetables, fruits and roots crops are still the livelihood of the people. This robust agricultural activity also plays a vital role in maintaining the momentum of this ever accelerating development of Barangay Looc.

Due to its fine beaches, Barangay Looc is also one of the major tourist destinations in the municipality. People from around the world go to its popular beach resorts all year round. Some of them even settled in the Barangay due to this popular attraction.