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Nestled in the province of Palawan, Barangay Alimanguan is a captivating locale that tells the story of both nature’s bounty and cultural heritage. Derived from the native term “alimango,” which means crab, Alimanguan’s name pays homage to its abundant crab populations thriving among the mangrove forests, locally known as “katunggan” or “bakawan.” This characteristic not only highlights the area’s rich biodiversity but also underscores the integral relationship between the local community and their natural environment.

The history of Alimanguan is deeply intertwined with the indigenous Tagbanua people, with the first settlers comprising four families: the Rodriguez, Martinez, Talibod, and Francisco families. This initial settlement laid the groundwork for the vibrant community that Alimanguan is today. Originally known as “Aduas” and part of the municipality of Taytay, the barangay underwent a significant transformation when it was officially renamed Alimanguan in 1931, marking a new chapter in its development.

The post-World War II era, specifically in 1945, saw Alimanguan officially recognized as a barangay, with Mison Gapilango serving as its first Teniente del barrio. This period was crucial in establishing the administrative and social structures that would guide the community’s growth. Successive leaders, including Marciano Gabin, Guillermo Estrada, Josefina Collado, and Floresto Abrina, have each contributed to the barangay’s development, reflecting a continuity of leadership and community commitment.

A pivotal moment in Alimanguan’s history came in 1972 when San Vicente was declared a distinct municipality of Palawan. As part of this reorganization, Alimanguan was ceded by its mother municipality, Taytay, marking its inclusion in the burgeoning municipality of San Vicente. This transition not only signified Alimanguan’s growing importance within the region but also provided new opportunities for development and integration into the wider socio-economic landscape of Palawan.

Today, Alimanguan stands as a testament to the resilience and enduring spirit of its people. Its unique cultural heritage, combined with its natural beauty, makes it a fascinating destination for those seeking to experience the richness of Palawan’s natural and cultural landscapes. From its origins rooted in indigenous traditions to its present-day status as a vibrant barangay within San Vicente, Alimanguan continues to embody the harmony between humanity and nature, offering insights into the past while looking forward to a promising future.