Situated nine (9) kilometers away from the heart of Iloilo City. It is divided by the National Highway which makes it very accessible to reach by any mean of land transportation.
It is believed that the name “Ungka I’ was taken from the word “sungka”, which is a kind of game that was commonly played by most folks in Ungka I before. Other version of the story tells that the name was taken from the word “dungka” since the barangay is situated at the boundary of Jaro and Pavia.
Ungka I before was parts of Barangay Aganan, Balabag and Ungka II. Its independence and creation was through the initiative of Barangay Captain Filimon Sustiverio through a verbal agreement. It was only during the administration of Captain Leonardo Java where proper boundaries were identified through a public hearing.
Ungka I is composed of six (6) zones with a total population of 2,718 based on the 2010 survey.
Backyard livestock and poultry raising are the minor source of income, while sari-sari stores, hollow block manufacturing and other industries are the major economic resources of the barangay.