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Alimanguan is a barangay, or local administrative district, situated within San Vicente in the province of Palawan, Philippines. The name “Alimanguan” is derived from a native term “alimango”, which refers to a certain type of crab species found in their native habitats, known locally as “katunggan” or “bakawan”. The region was renowned for the extensive presence of these crabs, often seen even crawling in the streets, according to local folklore.

The first inhabitants of Alimanguan were from the Tagbanua tribe, comprising of four primary families: the Rodriguez, Martinez, Talibod, and the Francisco families. Initially, this barangay was named “Aduas” and was part of the municipality of Taytay. In 1931, the name was changed to Alimanguan, and it was officially recognized as a separate barangay following the end of World War II in 1945.

The inaugural Teniente del Barrio (Barrio Captain), a title signifying the local village chief, was Mison Gapilango, who was succeeded by Marciano Gabin in 1946. Subsequent leaders included Guillermo Estrada, Josefina Collado, and Floresto Abrina.

A significant event in Alimanguan’s history occurred in 1972 when San Vicente was established as a separate municipality within the province of Palawan. At that time, Taytay, the previous parent municipality of Alimanguan, officially ceded the barangay to San Vicente. Since then, Alimanguan has remained a key component of the municipality of San Vicente.

This historical journey has marked the evolution of Alimanguan, shaping its cultural and social fabric. As a locality named after its abundant natural resources, Alimanguan showcases the interplay between local communities and their natural environment, which is a common feature in many barangays across the Philippines.