BARANGAY ANDRES BONIFACIO
Barangay Andres Bonifacio became a barrio in the late 60’s. Formerly known as sitio “Maasin” which means “SALTY”, early inhabitants during that time testified after a heavy rainfall, salt was formed. It was once the biggest sitio of Barrio Vito and contributed a huge income because of its lime quarries and vast land area.
The separation of Barangay Andres Bonifacio from Barangay Vito was materialized through land donation of the barrio and school sites by the family of the late Carlos and Elia Canoy-Esperancilla. It was Mrs. Elia Canoy Esperancilla who suggested to name the new barrio Andres Bonifacio to give honor to the great Filipino hero.
Today, Barangay Andres Bonifacio is a fast moving barangay when it comes to development and progress. It is also noted for its natural and man-made caves.
Barangay Andres Bonifacio is located near the borderline of Sagay City and the Escalante City. It has a distance of 10.35 kilometers away from the Poblacion of Sagay City and can be reached through the national highway and provincial road going to Barangay Vito. The barangay proper has an elevation of 32 meters above sea level per record of NAMRIA. It is bounded on the North Eastern by Barangay Vito, Sagay City; on the South Eastern by Barangay Cervantes, Escalante City; on the North Western by Vito River and on the South Western by Barangay General Luna, Sagay City.
It has a total land area of 1,016.6100 hectares. Based on the latest Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of City of Sagay for the period of 2006 to 2015. The land area are classified, as follows, to wit:
|Agro- Industrial||219.3799 Hectares|
|Parks,Open Space/Easement||35.3332 Hectares|
Type of Soil:
Fara-on Clay Complex
Sagay City has a tropical climate with season not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Barangay Andres Bonifacio has twelve (12) Puroks, namely:
|1. Purok Carling||7. Purok Mirasol|
|2. Purok Cunahap||8. Purok Iba|
|3. Purok Soonkee||9. Purok Sarrosa|
|4. Purok Alake||10. Purok Mag-alasin|
|5. Purok Bulo-bitoon||11. Purok Remedios|
|6. Purok Sanggabon||12. Purok Katalbas|
Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statistic Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay Andres Bonifacio has a total population, as follows, to wit;
|Census Year||Census Reference Date||Population|
|2015||August 1, 2015||3,953|
|2010||May 1, 2010||3,915|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Andres Bonifacio is 3.89 persons/hectare or 389 persons/square kilometers.
Barangay Andres Bonifacio has a total registered voters of 1,836, with ten (10) precinct numbers as of July 30, 2016 per record of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Sagay City.
Roman Catholic is predominantly scattered to this particular area interspersed with some groups of other sects such as Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormons.
Barangay Andres Bonifacio celebrates its annual fiesta in honor of the great hero “Andres Bonifacio” every 30th day of November spearheaded by men and women of the Catholic faith.
Most of the residents speak Cebuano and only few are Ilonggos
Labor and Employment:
Majority of the residents of Barangay Andres Bonifacio earns their living by working in the hacienda’s and lime quarries. Other residents engaged in agriculture and candle making.
Barangay Andres Bonifacio is one of the rural barangay of Sagay City. It relies mainly on Agriculture and Industrial products. Major attraction noted in this barangay is attributed to its twelve (12) caves.
Record showed at NEGOSYO CENTER (One Stop Shop Office ) of Sagay City, Barangay Andres Bonifacio has a total of seven (7) approved business license permits for the year 2016. There are two (2) Sari-Sari Stores Retailers, one (1) Trucking Services, one (1) Trucking Services & Cooperative Mirasol Devt. Corp. Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association Services, one (1) Furniture Making Services, one (1) Lime Dealer and one (1) Piggery Producer
Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years
|Year||Income (pesos)||Expenditures (pesos)|
Source: Sagay City Accounting Office
There is only one (1) Public Elementary School in the Barangay which is Elia T. Canoy Esperancilla Elementary School . Per record of Department of Education, Division of Sagay, as of school year 2016-2017, the total enrollees reached 538 students. Preparatory level has 36 students and Elementary level has 502 students.
The Barangay has only one (1) Health Station, manned by one (1) Midwife, twenty three (23) Barangay Health Workers (BHW’s) and it has two (2) Day Care Centers for the kids and one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar.
Barangay has one (1) covered court and six (6) open basketball courts for sports and recreational activities constructed in various puroks. There are also video houses in the barangay and children playground for the pre-schoolers.
RESETTLEMENT SITE/CORE SHELTER PROGRAM
Barangay Andres Bonifacio has one (1) Resettlement Site and one (1) Core Shelter Program, per record of this office, as of 2015 , to wit;
- Barangay Andres Bonifacio Resettlement Site, covering a total area of development of 2.6600 hectares, with 105 total number of saleable lots with no beneficiares.
- Barangay Andres Bonifacio has one Core Shelter Program which is “GK Peace Village” funded by Gawad Kalinga, with 40 total number of constructed planned houses awarded to qualified beneficiaries
The local mode of transportation is by means of tricycles, bus and jeepneys, while one multi-purpose vehicle is also available in the barangay.
Electrification through NONECO is availed by some residents while others use generators, solars and batteries for their power consumption.
Majority of the residents obtain their water from an open well and jetmatic pumps and the rest from Sagay Water District (SWD).
Telecommunications are available through cellphones, telephone and radio handsets.
CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS:
|Barangay Captain:||LEONIDES Q. ESPERANCILLA|
|Barangay Kagawads:||RIORITA E. DELOTAVO|
|JOHNNY D. GERONIMO|
|RAUL A. ABELLAR|
|ERWIN F. ALEGRE|
|ROLLIE S. JAENA|
|JOSE JESSIE C. TAPI-ON|
|CARLOS B. MARATA|
|Barangay Treasurer:||RODELIA V. GERONIMO||Barangay Secretary:||MA.FE C. CASTRO|