About Us

Katagman was the original name of Barangay San Antonio (Barangay in Municipality of Oton) before the coming of the Spaniards. It was in San Antonio where the civilization in this part of the country started. The barangay was the seat of the first regional government in the Philippines under Datu Paiburong until 1226 A.D. The Batiano River, known as the flourishing Malay Port, served as the gateway for Christianity.

In 1973, a gold mask was unearthed and proved the worth of San Antonio as a historical landmark. With this Katagman Festival is celebrated. The festival is aimed at recognizing the historical significance of this mask to the community which has been fading in the past years.

Our aim of naming this site as Katagman is to promote tourism to our beloved Municipality of Oton as well as the Katagman Festival.




We the unwilling,
Led by the unknowing,
Are doing the impossible
for the ungrateful.
We have done so much,
For so long,
with so little,
We are now
qualified to do anything
with nothing…