Etymology

The word “BOKIAWAN” is from the root word “BOKYA” meaning a meeting place. “PUNBOKYAWAN” means a place where two rivers meet. The river flowing down from the mountains of Lubu-ong and the river coming from Hapao meets in a small sitio in this Barangay so they named that place Bokiawan. In due time, the whole place was named Bokiawan.

Geographical Location

Barangay Bokiawan is bounded on the south by barangay Hapao, north by barangay Lubu-ong, west by barangay Nungulunan and east by the Municipality of Banaue. The barangay serves as the entrance to the municipality. It is thirteen (13) kilometers from the municipality of Banaue and 13 kilometers away from the municipal town hall at Namugong, Poblacion, Hungduan.

It has a total land area of 1,627 hectares which is approximately seven (7%) percent of the total municipal land area. It is divided into 34 sitios, seven (7) major sitios and three (3) puroks.

Sitios:

Ambabag

Am-iyong

Bana-o

Bilong

Buhiling

Dayukung

Duplingit

Hawangngan

Hobhob

Holhol

Hummaning

Kabinwang

Kapuligan

Kibinangad

Kilapawon

Langtay

Likungan

Lungugan

Malina

Mam-uh

Mayudding

Munhali

Nabayuku

Nabbali

Nirhuk

Piddol

 

Pinnugu

Proper Bokiawan

Pul-ing

Pu-ulen

Tablac

Tangadon

Ubol

Uliwok

Quick Facts:

Population: 1366 (NSO 2010)

No. of Household: 209 (CBMS 2012)

Attractions: Bokiawan Rice Terraces

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