Visitors who travel by ferry to Dumaguete arrive in Barangay Looc, where the port of Dumaguete is located. The port of Dumaguete is the main entry to the province of Negros Oriental. Looc is bounded in the north by the Barangay Piapi, in the south by Poblacion in the east by Tañon strait and in the west by Barangay Daro. Looc has a population of close to 5,000.
Brief history of Barangay Looc
The Visayan term literally means the sharp curve of the beach forming a bay. The term “Lo-oc” was adopted by the inhabitants from the time the barrio was organized. The place also was popular among the travelers by the sea as the bay offered a safe-seeking for water crafts, especially during the bad weather.
Amador Dagudag Memorial Elementary School
The Amador Dagudag Memorial Elementary School in Flores Avenue was already established in 1927 and is one of the oldest elementary schools in Dumaguete City. Today the school is the primeary educational facility in that area. 500 pupils from Preschool to Grade VI are taken care of the 15 faculty members.
BarangayFiesta: Every 15th of March and 24th of June (Patron: Saint John)