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BRIEF HISTORIES/BACKGROUNDS

According to early settlers of this place, this was a thick forested area where robust, big and tall trees grow.  Some parts of it were pasture lands of the people of Bayayeng and Pappa, Sablan Benguet.  Due to the numerous big and tall trees, this was where honey bees like; “uyukan” and “anig” nestle, making the place rich with honey or “linuan” in Kankanaey and “dinnuan” in Nabaloi.  The first to habitate the place where the Kankanaeys who called this place as “Linuan” referring to the rich honey they get from this forested areas, “Dinuan” as called by the Ibalois who settled from Sablan and Atok, Benguet and form a certain place called “Pongpong” in Tiw-angan, Bagulin, La Union.

Linuan became a regular barrio when it was separated from mother barrio Delles at the later years of 1940’s with then Bastian “Fianza” Calado as the first designated barrio captain.

Barangay Linuan was once the hardest-to-reach barangay of the Municipality lying in an altitude of about 1000 feet above sea level.  It is located in the mountain ranges between Delles and Pappa, Sablan, Benguet; bounded on the East by Bayayeng, Pappa, Sablan, Benguet; on the West by Upper Tumapoc; on the North by Delles; and on the South by Pappa, Sablan, Benguet.  It is decorated with crystal clear water flowing from Darok-Ambatawi Creek; Talehte-Amalasan Creek; Talehte-Bineng Creek; Deb-ong Creek and Bahong-Bolikewkew River. It can now be reached with a long winding concreted access road within thirty minute vehicle-ride.

Seven sitios constitute the barangay, namely: Amlamsis, which means “Tasteles”, Talehte, a native tall grass that abundantly grow in the place where the old emementary school building was erected; Amalasan, where the barangay plaza and barangay hall are located; Darok; Amabatawil; Bineng; and Deb-ong.

Like Delles, the climate is temperate, quite cold in the early evening until the following morning

While the place is inhabited with different tribes, it is dominated by the ibalois. Like most of the Ibalois of Benguet, Linuan people have the characteristics of being shy.  Agriculture is the main source of income of the people. Farmers plant tiger grass, palay, banannas, root crops like; gabi, ube, camote and cassava; and other highland vegetables, like; beans and chilli.

Barangay Linuan has an area of 281.9144 hectares with a population of 427 (in 2015). It has an elementary school, barangay hall and plaza.