BRIEF HISTORY OF BALAKBAK
The community was named Legleg originally because it has plenty of “legleg” soil. This legleg soil is used for washing hair. The set of the municipal government which was located in the place named Balakbak was transferred to legleg during the reign of Mayor Pthada. It then carried the name Balakbak replacing Legleg, while the community formerly named Balakbak was changed to Tab a-ao, which remained up to this time It shows that Taba-ao has been
deprived of its original name.
Barangay Balakbak has seven sitios. They are the following: Obellan, Mangga, Buyot, Easter Legleg, Western Legleg, Legleg Central or Balakbak Proper and Tagpaya.
I. GEOGRAPHICAL DATA
The North of barangay Balakbak is Beling-Belis, South and East is Cuba then west is Pudong.
B. LAND AREA:
The barangay has an estimated area of 725 hectares which was distributed to the seven sitios.
II. NATURAL AND PHYSICAL CHARAC TERISTICS
A. TOPOGRAPHY AND SLOPE
Some portion is rolling and some are stiff terrain with slope ranging from 8 to 18 percent.
It is classified under Type “I” climate having two pronounced season, the only season from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
C. SOIL TYPE:
The prominent of soil type in the locality is Balakbak Gravelly Clay loam.
D. EXISTING LAND USE
The existing land of Balakbak is classified according to its uses. These are agricultural land, forests, residential, infrastructure, idle land and reserved lands.