History

The Barangay Hicming was formerly part of Barangay Sto. Domingo as a sitio. Hicming is a valley, where the area is located on low land between hills and mountains. Before it was known that the entrance and exit for this place is on river since this place was surrounded by rivers.

Much of the land in this area is mountain which is a home of different plant and animal species, and a plain land surrounded by rivers which is suitable for farming. Many people from Barangay Sto. Domingo moves to this place for Agricultural purposes. There were five (5) families who first inhabited in this place; they were the Tabo, Posada, Zafe, Manlangit, and Panti families. Through the passage of time the number of people had grown and this place becomes an independent barangay separated from Sto. Domingo.

* 1919 this barangay had been separated to Sto. Domingo and become an independent barangay named Hicming.

* Juan M. Alberto (Puniton) was also once part of Hicming but they had separated and transferred to Buyo in the year 1960.

According to the folks story the early residents of this place were hunters. As hunters they used a sea shell or hamodiong as a communication instrument in hunting wildcats and pigs. Hamodiong is a wind instrument; this instrument is used by blowing on the shell in communicating with other hunters. If they saw a wildcat/wild pig they will contact other hunters to backup them through the sound of the shell and the other hunters will shout “Ming” as a response. The word HIC comes from the resonating sound produced by the shell and the word MING is the local term for wildcat which is said to be very large in number during that time. It was joined together forming the word HIC-MING.