Giporlos comes from the word "Hi-Podolos". "Gi" (pronounce as "Hi") is referring to person (man/woman). "Podlos" means "slipped". Legend says that there is a shore called "Rawis" in Giporlos where one woman was collecting sea shells. Suddenly, one Japanese soldier saw her and tried to raped her. But the woman ("Hi") fought back until her hands slipped ("Podlos") under the hands of moro soldier and she ran away. From that time on, the place was called "Hipodlos" and eventually became Giporlos.