Barangay Malayep

The present official and popular name of the barrio in the past and present is Malayep.The barrio was established as early as 1886.Malayep is bounded in the east by Cardona, in the west by the Ayson, in the north by Danzo, and in the south by Santiago. Before the barangay is divided into different puroks according to the name of trees, the family names of the foremost settlers and the kind of soil in that place.
Stories of the old barrio or sitios within the jurisdiction which are now depopulated or extinct:
There was once a river where numerous people including a number of Aetas lived to catch fish. Several trees grew near the river which made the place cool. As years went on, the river changed its course so that place cool. As years went on, the river changed its course so that its former course were sediment were deposited, became a wide field. Every now and then, the people cultivated the land and planted it with many vegetables. The soils were fertile and it enticed even traders who used to ply their trade in the place, decided to settle here. Huts however crude were built here and there. Not long after that, the place became barrio Malayep. The people have different choices in the selection of sites where they would settle in their new place. Some came to inhabit a place where big trees called “Lupa” abound. Another group happened to build huts among plants which were infested with destructive bugs called “Bachacocol”. Still other across that part where there were many “Balincuas” trees. In a certain spot in the barrio, one could see tall “Papayas” which yielded delicious fruits. Gigantic “Camachili” trees shaded the eaves of small houses. The modern as well as the old native dances like the La Jota, Curacha, Fandango, Saga mantic, Pur-puri, Arikenken, and Abalayan stroke are popular in the barrio.
Majority of the inhabitants of the barrio are farmers. After some years of inhabiting the place, they tilled the land in a much better way. Many of them divided their fields into sections by building dikes. The part of the barrio was then called “Kisig” which was a place quite low and for the most part of the year remained damp or moist. Persons who often passed the place do not fail to notice the plants that grew there. “Dike” was a term given by the early inhabitants for something that is damp. They called the place Malayep because of its cool climate due to the presence of several trees. The places which make up Malayep are Lupa, Balincuao, Apayas and Damortis which were named after said tress. Rasig is one of the equally subdivided fields; Cacun in honor of the Cacub family, and Dam pig which is a damp part of a barrio. These were the different sections of the barrio at that time.