BARANGAY COLONIA DIVINA
In the year 1957, Retired Reverend Dr. Roberto G. Mahilum, who was called Master and Father and Founder of a Trinitarian Religious Organization, legally known as the “ALAPH DIVINE TEMPLE”, duly established and organized in accordance with the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, teaching the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, ventured himself together with a group of his adherents and settled in the vicinity of Barangay Campo Santiago which they called Colonia Divina. On May 2, 1963 through Municipal Resolution No.59 of the Municipal Council of Sagay, petitioned to the Provincial Board of Negros Occidental to declare Colonia Divina as Chartered Barrio. On July 19, 1963 Colonia Divina became a Chartered Barrio as per Resolution No.614 of the Provincial Board of Negros Occidental.
Barangay Colonia Divina is located in the Southwestern part of the City of Sagay, Province of Negros Occidental. It is 23 kilometers away from Sagay City proper. It has a rugged, rolling and hilly topography. The proper of barangay has an elevation of 200 meters above sea level as per record of NAMRIA.
It is bounded on the North Eastern by Barangay Maquiling, Sagay City; on the in the South by HamticonDako River; on the West by Barangay CelestinoVillacin of Cadiz City and on the North Western by Barangays Sewahon I &Baviera, both of Sagay City.
Barangay Colonia Divina has a total area of 2,101.28 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, in hectares:
|Open Space/Easement||76.6400 hectares|
Type of Soil:
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 Colonia Divina comprises fifteen (15) puroks, namely:
|1. Purok Pilar||9. Purok Kawayan|
|2. Purok Guimaras||10. Purok Carles|
|3. Purok Asao||11. Purok Laon 1|
|4. Purok Metropolitan||12. Purok Laon 2|
|5. Purok Pinamungahan||13. Purok Hamticon|
|6. Purok Zigma||14. Purok Balabag|
|7. Purok NegrosM||15. Purok Manipulon|
|8. Purok Cebu|
Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statistic Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay Colonia Divina has a total population, as follows, to wit;
|Census Year||Census Reference Date||Population|
|2015||August 1, 2015||3,023|
|2010||May 1, 2010||3,077|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Colonia Divina is 1.44 persons/hectare or 144 persons/square kilometer.
Barangay Colonia Divina has a total registered voters of 1,330, with nine (9) precinct numbers as of July 30, 2016 per record of Commission on Elections(COMELEC) Sagay City.
The population is predominant of Alaph Divine Temple interspersed with small groups or percentage of other sects.
Barangay Colonia Divina celebrates its annual fiesta for two (2) consecutive days every April 29 to April 30 in honor of the “Sagrada Family”.
Alaph Divine Temple religion have three (3) celebration yearly. They have Anniversary of their church recognition, Church Foundation Day and Death Anniversary of Dr. Roberto Mahilum every February 13-14, June 7 and July 1, respectively.
Principal dialect is Ilonggo, however, the population are able to speak Cebuano,
Tagalog and English.
Labor and Employment:
The bulk of labor force is engage in agriculture and farming, withsugarcane astheir prime product. During off-season, they engage in planting of root crops,fruits, vegetables and other short-term products that could easily generatemoney.
Barangay Colonia Divina is one of the rural barangay of Sagay City. Its main economy is based mainly on farming. Sugarcane is their main crop and is being milled at Sagay Central Incorporated, in BarangayBato. Other crops during off-season are vegetables, fruits, rice and root crops.Some residents are also engage in Pandan weaving.
Major attractions noted in the barangay are the Tomb of Dr. RobertoMahilum, the Alaph Divine Temple and virgin forest.
Record showed at NEGOSYO CENTER (One Stop Shop Office) of Sagay City, Barangay Colonia Divina hasno approved business license permits for the year 2016.
Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years
|Year||Income (pesos)||Expenditures (pesos)||2012||1,803,877.06||1,742,699.72|
Source: Sagay City Accounting Office
Barangay Colonia Divina hasone(1) Public Integrated School andtwo (2) PublicElementary Schools. Per record of Department of Education, Division of Sagay, the total enrollees as of school year 2016-2017, as follows,to wit;
- Colonia Divina Integrated School has a total enrollees of 604 students. Preparatory level has32students , Elementary level has 330 students and Secondary level has242 students.
- Hamticon Elementary School has a total enrollees of 120 students. Preparatory level has 9 students and Elementary level has 111 students.
- Laon Elementary School reached a total enrollees of 128 students. Preparatory level has9 students and Elementary level has 119 students.
The Barangay has two (2) Health Stations manned by one (1) midwife with twenty three (23) Barangay Health Workers. It has four (4) Day Care Centers for the kids and one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar.
The Barangay has one covered court and five (5) open standard basketball courts scattered in some Puroks for recreational and sports activities.
Per record from the City Planning Development Office as of 2015, Barangay Colonia Divina has one (1) Resettlement Site, situated at So. La-on, containing a total area of development of 5.0534 hectares, with total number of saleable lots of 159 and no beneficiaries up to this date.
Public utility jeepneys are available from barangay proper to city proper everyday.
Electrification through NONECO is availed by some residents while others use generators, solars and batteries for their power consumption.
The residents get their water from springs, deep-wells and dug-wells.
Telecommunications are available through cellular phones and radio handsets.
CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS
|Barangay Captain:||JOHNNY V. BUHAYAN|
|Barangay Kagawads:||ERNIE C. MOSQUEDA|
|RUFINO T. PERIDA, JR.|
|ANALIZA A. ARCOSITAS|
|RAMIL B. DAYAGON|
|ELIALIE S. BORDAN|
|JESSIE A. CAÑETE|
|HEDEQUIL M. GONZALES|
|Barangay Treasurer:||MANETHO F. MAHILUM|
|Barangay Secretary:||DARLIZA S. SERATO|