Settlers from northeastern Palawan arrived in New Canipo aboard indigenous sailboatsknown as "pangko".
Settlers from Cuyo town in northeastern Palawan arrived in this village several decades ago aboard indigenous sailboats locally known as “pangko”. They gave the barangay its name, which was derived from their place of origin in Cuyo. New Canipo became a barangay in 1972.
There are no roads connecting New Canipo to other settlements this barangay has been isolated for nearly five decades now. Sea transport links the barangay to Alimanguan, some 40 minutes away, its nearest access to the provincial road network.
The local economy depends on farming and fishing. Coconut, cashew, root crops, and vegetables are the main cash crops. Rice is planted for domestic use. Most families raise livestock for food and additional income. Farming and carpentry provide another source of income for families with skilled members. Residents also provide manual services for free through a system of cooperation called “pahina” (also known as
“bayanihan” in other places).
Because of strong winds spawned by the southwest monsoon, fishing is limited to the squid and cuttlefish season from December to May, when the weather is relatively calm. Most fishermen use non-motorized paddle bancas. Nearly 70% of the barangay is covered with forests filled with indigenous trees and teeming with wildlife. Except for some residents who occasionally engage in illegal cutting of timber, there are no reports of forest-related economic activities.
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Nearly 70% of the barangay is covered with forests filled with indigenous trees and teeming with wildlife. Except for some residents who occasionally engage in illegal cutting of timber, there are no reports of forest-related economic activities.
SITIOS : Palee/Purok Magsasaka, Capalpalan/Purok Pagkakaisa, Ted Purok Pag-asa, Ombo/Purok Mangingisda
LAND AREA: 2,753 hectares
POPULATION: 996 individuals in 166 households (1995)
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Cuyunon, Tagalog
MAJOR RELIGIONS: Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist
MOST COMMON ILLNESSES: Malaria, measles, diarrhea
SCHOOLS: 1 barangay elementary school (Grades 1 - 6)
ORGANIZATIONS: 4 sitio associations, New Canipo Farmers' and Fishermen’s Association, Barangay Health Committee
HEALTH SERVICES: 1 Barangay Health Center with a nurse and barangay health worker
ELECTRICITY: A solar-powered battery charging system serves 15 households, and one generating set serves 18 households. The majority of residents (up to 81%) use kerosene lamps.