History of Barangay Pao
Many stories appeared on how Pao got its name. Some say lot of chicken (upa - female chicken) was in abundance livelihood of the residents. Later on they have to name their place after their livelihood pets which is the reverse of UPA.
Other said that the place was once settled by Chinese merchants led by Pao. They live there to hide themselves from “tulisan” who robbed their belongings and kill them. Once the tulisan came again to rob the, PAO led the people in fighting against the tulisan and drove them away. From then the tulisan never came back, because Pao was known for his bravery and skills in fighting.
As the population expanded the place was divided into three Barangays - Pao 1st, 2nd, 3rd. And for the memory of their leader they named the place PAO after him.
Of whichever is the truth, nothing or nobody can testify how Pao is the name of the Brangay.