District I - Barangay Baclaran

History

Baclaran is at the north end of Parañaque because its nearness by the seashore, the place was named after a fishing gear used by fishermen called “baklad”. Baklad is a rattan fence placed by fishermen around the fish siblings in order to protect them until they are readied for sale in the market. Many of these baklads were done right there at the seashore. So, people started calling the place “Bakladan”, corruption of the word made it into the word “BACLARAN”, hence its name came to be.