The place was discovered by the logging operators, one of them was the Malayan Timber Corporation. It was being situated in the upper most basin of Alegria roper with a distance of 20 kilometres from the national highway.
Way back in the year 1960, the place was seldom reached with civilized people only those hinterland hunters until it was being discovered that the area is favourable for development not only in its mineral deposits of coal, gold, iron and silver, orable lands are potential also.
At the climax reign of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, it was on the full bloom of the PBMA, the local leaders of the province of Surigao del Norte witnessed that the total populace of San Jose, Surigao del Norte was over populated, the supreme leader of the PBMA negotiated the provincial government of Alegria to grant the request of the PBMA group.
The municipality of Alegria under the generous and humble leadership of the municipal mayor Francisco Bagol accepted the request. So the people of San Jose were interested to the proposed and owned land decided to occupy the place, majority of the people there in the said applied area were coming from San Jose, Dinagat.
The first Barangay Captain appointed was Mr. Ampoloquio. The occupants of the place form into an association of upland farmers and named it to FERLDA in honor of Ferdinand Marcos until it was being approved and became a civil barangay and the name given to its FERLDA – thus the place got its name.
Barangay Ferlda is located at municipality of Alegria comprising two sitio’s namely Sitio Cutom and Sitio Bay-ang. It is bounded in the east by Barangay Mahanob, Municipality of Gigaquit; south Barangay Hinimbangan, Municipality of Kitcharao; north by Barangay Camp Eduard, Municipality of Alegria; and west by Barangay Buya, Municipality of Claver. Geographically, Barangay Ferlda is accessible by land travel through habalhabal or any single vehicle which is 20 kilometers from the municipality.