Marino Latina, a 66 year old doting husband of 60 year old Vicenta, a “Tatay” (dad)) to 5 siblings and a grandpa to 17 grandchildren was born in the place. Since birth the longest he was out of Batug was only three (3) days when he paid a visit to a close relative in Samar sometime in the past. He’d been a 3-termer barangay councilman of Batug from 1994 to 2007. Despite encouragements from supporters to run for barangay chairman after his last term as councilman, Tatay Marino refrained because “diri ako madalagan pagka-kapitan kay grade six la it ak gin eskuelahan. An kinahanglan nga da nga madalagan an ada gin eskuelahan” (I am only an elementary graduate and fitting for that post are those who have had enough education). Both of Waray heritage, Tatay Marino and Nanay (mom) Vicenta exchanged “yes, I do’s” on the valentines day of 1971.