HISTORY OF THE BARANGAY
There are few versions on how the barangay got its name. One among these tales was submitted during the National Centennial Celebration:
A foreigner once came to that place and asked a resident who did not understand English for the name of the barangay, pointing to the place in a sweeping upward manner. Coincidentally, a maya bird flew in the direction where the foreigner pointed out. The resident, thinking that the foreigner was asking for the name of the bird, answered in the vernacular, “Maya na, Sir!” which simply means, “That’s a maya, Sir!”
The other version states that the place, Brgy. Mayana was once abundant with the mayana, an herbal plant. People from neighboring barangays came to the barangay to gather mayana plant that they used to cure minor ailments. Hence, the place was called Mayana – after the name of the plant that made it popular.
The other tale that synonymously recounted the plant mayana run this way: The early inhabitants who once lived in the place dearly loved a certain flower that is, mayana, that they planted it all over their surroundings. And because of their love to mayana they name the place as such- Mayana.