Because getting to this barrio used to be so difficult, particularly in crossing the Malaking Ilog River, travelers who went there often reluctant to return or, in Tagalog, “nadadala.” The barrio’s original settlers were the Repollo and Piñero families. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, because of its remoteness, the barrio hosted evacuees from Poblacion Ibaan and the towns of Lipa and Batangas.

Catandala is situated at approximately 13.7873, 121.1508, in the island of Luzon. Elevation at these coordinates is estimated at 99.6 meters or 326.8 feet above mean sea level.

Source: History and Cultural Life of the Barrio Catandala

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