How Barangay Mercedes got its name Burak

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The former name of Barangay Mercedes was Burak. It came from the Bisayan word which means the “Ilang-Ilang” flower. The name first appeared in the baptismal records of Iglesia Parroquial de San Bartolome Apostol of the Pueblo of Catbalogan in the year 1819. This time it had already a provisional chapel presumambly built from light materials of wood, bamboo and nipa and a baluarte located in the promontory north of Catbalogan based from an old map of 1820.

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