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.
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.
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;
|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
Sagay City has a tropical climate with season not very pronounced; relatively dry
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|
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|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Bulanon is 4.56 persons/hectare or 456 persons/square kilometer.
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.
Population is predominantly Roman Catholic interspersed with small group of other sects such as Baptists, Seventh-Day Adventist and Fundamental Baptist.
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.
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.
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)|
Source: Sagay City Accounting Office
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.
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.
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.
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.
The local mode of transportation is by means of tricycles and jeepneys, while one multi-purpose vehicle is available during emergency cases.
Electrification by NONECO are availed by some residents others use generators, solars and batteries for their power consumption supply.
Majority of the residents obtain water from open well and jetmatic pump and the rest are supplied by Sagay Water District.
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|