BARANGAY BULANON

BARANGAY BULANON


HISTORY

   During the pre-Spanish time, unnamed village was inhabited by various non-christian tribes who were independent of and hostile towards each other. The known history of Barangay Bulanon started sometime in the year 1880 when the Spanish conquestadores first founded a settlement of non-christian Filipinos near the twin big rivers. The village was originally named Arguelles after father Arguelles, the founder of the said settlement. The place later became the first pueblo.


PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS


Location:

Barangay Bulanon is located 10.6 kilometers away from Poblacion of Sagay City and 97 kilometers away from the Provincial capital of Negros Occidental. The barangay proper has an elevation of 10 meters above sea level per record of NAMRIA.
It is bounded on the North Eastern by Tañon Strait; on the South Eastern by Vito River; on the South Western by Barangays Plaridel, Rafaela Barrera & Poblacion I, all of Sagay City and on the North Western Bulanon River.

Area:

Barangay Bulanon has a total land area of 1,843.4500 hectares. Based on the latest Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of Sagay City for the period of 2006 to 2015. The land area is classified as follows, to wit;

Residential 50.1215 Hectares
Institutional 5.1578 Hectares
Agriculture 1,317.7207 Hectares
Mangrove 440.0000 Hectares
Parks, Open Space/Easement 30.4500 Hectares

Type of Soil:

Hydrosol and Fara-on Clay Complex

Climate:

Sagay City has a tropical climate with season not very pronounced; relatively dry

Political Boundaries:

Bulanon has twenty one (21) Puroks, namely:

1. Purok Tambis 12. Purok Tisa
2. Purok Mahogany 13. Purok Ipil-ipil
3. Purok Pine Tree 14. Purok Star Apple
4. Purok Lanzones 15. Purok Bangkal
5. Purok Nangka 16. Purok Kalubihan
6. Purok Acacia 17. Purok Robles
7. Purok Nabulo 18. Purok Talisay
8. Purok Indian Mango 19. Purok Firetree
9. Purok Pili 20. Purok Kulo
10. Purok Mabolo 21. Purok Serguellas
11. Purok Atis

SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS


Population:

Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statistic Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay Bulanon has a total population, as follows, to wit;

Census Year Census Reference Date Population
2015 August 1, 2015 8,416
2010 May 1, 2010 7,362

Population Density:

Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Bulanon is 4.56 persons/hectare or 456 persons/square kilometer.

Registered Voters:

Barangay Bulanon has a total registered voters of 3,761, with twenty (20) precinct numbers as of July 30, 2016 per record of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Sagay City.

Religion:

Population is predominantly Roman Catholic interspersed with small group of other sects such as Baptists, Seventh-Day Adventist and Fundamental Baptist.

Cultural:

Barangay Bulanon celebrates its annual fiesta in honor of their Lady of Mount Carmel every 16th of July which was spearheaded by men and women of Catholic faith.

Dialects:

Most of the people in the barangay are cebuano speaking. However, the populace is able to speak Ilonggo considering that most barangays of the city speaks Ilonggo.

Labor and Employment:

Majority of the work force are sugar workers while some source out their income in fishing considering that the barangay has a coastal area.


ECONOMIC PROFILE


Barangay Bulanon is one of the rural barangay of Sagay City. It is noted for its talaba culture and marine products. Small industry like pandan waving and wood lamination also exist. The barangay has one (1) mini market with four blocks and some residents have sari-sari stores scattered in some puroks to augment their livelihood everyday.

Record showed at NEGOSYO CENTER (One Stop Shop Office) of Sagay City, Barangay Bulanon has a total of sixteen (16) approved business license permits for the year 2016. There are five (5) Sari-Sari Stores Retailers which sells basic commodities to provide easy access to the residents, three (3) Internet Café Services, one (1) Lime Dealer, one (1) Groceries & Meatshop Retailer, one (1) Sugarcane Farming Producer, one (1) Bakery & Sari- Sari Store Retailer/Processor, one (1) Well Family Maternity Clinic Services, one (1) Buying & Picking Crab Dealer, one (1) Feeds Retailer and one (1) Fishpond producer with an area of fifteen (15) hectares.

Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years


Year Income (pesos) Expenditures (pesos)
2012 3,440,041.76 3,360,453.49
2013 3,525,982.51 3,656,613.00
2014 3,973,961.54 3,762,061.78
2015 4,527,845.38 4,798,097.10
2016 4,992,991.97 5,312,688.12

Source: Sagay City Accounting Office


EDUCATION FACILITIES


Barangay Bulanon has three (3) Public Elementary Schools and one (1) Public High School. Per record of Department of Education, Division of Sagay, the total enrollees as of school year 2015-2016, as follows, to wit:

  • Talusan Elementary School has a total enrollees of 927 students. Preparatory level has 97 students and Elementary level has 830 students.
  • Onofre De la Paz Elementary School has a total enrollees of 231 students. Preparatory level has 26 students and Elementary level has 205 students.
  • Bulanon Elementary School has a total enrollees of 463 students. Preparatory level has 49 students and Elementary level has 414 students.
  • Bulanon National High School has a total enrollees of 672 students.


HEALTH FACILITIES


The Barangay has two (2) Health Stations served by two (2) midwives, thirty (30) Barangay Health Workers. It has four (4) Day Care Centers for the pre-schoolers and three (3) Barangay Nutrition Scholars.


SPORTS/RECREATION FACILITIES


The barangay has one (1) old constructed gymnasium for recreational purposes and sports activities. There are also video-houses in the barangay and almost all puroks have their open basketball courts and children playgrounds for the pre-schoolers.


HOUSING/SUBDIVISION SITE

Per record in the City Planning Development Office as of 2015. Barangay Bulanon has one (1) on-going National Housing Authority Typhoon Yolanda Permanent Housing Subdivision Project, which is “Lizares Village Subdivision” containing a total area of development of 7.7450 hectares, with proposed 1,000 residential lots and 1000 units of row houses.

This permanent Yolanda Permanent Housing and Subdivision Project is under BP 220/Socialized Subdivision and will be provided with Road system consisting with Primary/Main Road, Secondary Road and Alleys, Drainage system and Waste Water Management Facilities, Open spaces that covers Planting Strip, Pocket Parks & Parks and Playground, 1 unit Institutional area (Elementary School), Amenities (Basketball Court, Reserved area & Community Facilities, Common Parking Area and 1 unit Guard House/Police Outpost.


INFRASTRUCTURES


Transportation:

The local mode of transportation is by means of tricycles and jeepneys, while one multi-purpose vehicle is available during emergency cases.

Power Supply:

Electrification by NONECO are availed by some residents others use generators, solars and batteries for their power consumption supply.

Water Supply:

Majority of the residents obtain water from open well and jetmatic pump and the rest are supplied by Sagay Water District.

Communication:

Telecommunications are available through cellphone, telephone and radio handsets.


CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Barangay Captain: JOCELYN B. ARNADO
Barangay Kagawad: WILFREDO M. VILLACASTIN
ADELFA C. BAYA
ARNEL S. EMNACE
CECILIA D. SUMBI
EMILIO V. SUMBI, II
RENE D. MORACA
ACHEN N. ENSO
Barangay Treasurer: ANGELITA A. RAMOS
Barangay Secretary: HELEN E. ARGABIO
BARANGAY RECORD KEEPER: JOY B. SEBUJA