The word Baang was derived from the name of an old man “Bawaan”, the captain (Kabahilya) during the Spanish time. The Spaniards pronounced it as Baan. As the years passed, the people who settled in the area finally called the place Baang.
The place can be traced as far as 1918 when the Ifugao political administrative division consisted of the municipalities of Kiangan, Banaue and Mayoyao. The areas of Hapao, Nungulunan, Bokiawan and Lubu-ong were the territorial boundaries of Banaue. The place Baang was then a part of Hapao.
The first settlers in the area were the “Tuwali tribe”. This tribe came from the neighboring town and settled along the Dayandi River and proper Baang. As years passed, the people settled along the slopes of mountains in the area.
The Batas Pambansa bilang 327 dated January 19, 1983, stated that the barangays of Hapao, Bokiawan, Nungulunan and Lubu-ong were taken out of the municipality of Banaue and transferred to the municipality of Hungduan. Finally, Baang was separated from Hapao and created as barangay on June 10, 1990 thru the Municipal Resolution No. 29 dated April 5, 1989.
Barangay Baang is located in the Province of Ifugao and one of the well-known barangays of Hungduan. Situated at the east of its mother town, it is about nine (9) kilometers away from Poblacion, Hungduan and sixteen (16) kilometers away from the municipality of Banaue. From the national road of barangay Hapao, its neighboring barangay, the barangay Hall of barangay Baang can be reached thru hiking for about 15-20 minutes. It is bounded on the north by barangay Nungulunan, on the south by barangay Poblacion, on the east by barangay Hapao and on the west is a part of the neighboring province, the municipality of Sabangan, Mountain Province.
Barangay Baang, together with the whole of Hungduan, is one of the inscribed heritage sites of the province. It has a total land area of 2,928 hectares, representing 12.78% of the 22, 911 hectares of the whole area of Hungduan.
Sitios of Barangay Ba-ang