About Kitcharao

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Municipality of Kitcharao was created under Republic Act No. 3842 sponsored by Congressman Guillermo R. Sanchez. It was once a barrio of Jabonga. Through the initiative of the then Vice Mayor Francisco M. Tuozo of Jabonga, a resolution was sponsored petitioning Congress for the creation of the Municipality of Kitcharao. Thus Republic Act No. 3842 was passed. (Continue…)



Legend has it that Kitcharao was once ruled by two powerful kings. Mangipikan who ruled the north and Busaylan who ruled the south. A dispute over their respective hunting territories eventually broke out into an open war wherein each side fought furiously until the subjects of King Busaylan were driven to the hills. The victorious King Mangipikan ordered mighty boars to uproot crops and other plants on their way, crushing, biting, and scattering their stems on the ground to show their victory. “Kit Kit” and “Isarao-sarao” was king’s order. It then became associated with the name of the embattled plain of abundance. Time has shortened this famous battle cry to KITCHARAO, the name by which the same place is known today.