KAUSWAGAN is one of the most prosperous barangays in Cagayan de Oro today.
This barangay is about three kilometers from the poblacion. It is bounded on the east by the Cagayan de Oro River, the west by Barangay Bulua, the north by Barangay Bonbon and the south by Barangay Carmen.
According to Mr. Lumboy, a school teacher, and several old residents whose interviews regarding the origins of this barangay came out in the book “The Village: Early Cagayan de Oro in Legend and History” (Francisco Demetrio S.J. ed. 1967), Kauswagan used to be called “Balahotao” for it was believed that since the area was full of big old trees, witches (balbal) and giants (kapre) abound.
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