BARANGAY GENERAL. LUNA
The recorded history of Barangay General Luna started in 1929, when the Insular Lumber Company (ILCO) began its logging operation in the area. The inhabitants followed to clear the area and began cultivating the land with rice and corn. The families with big clearings are the Duncaras and the Piccios. They donated portion of their cleared land to the government for the barrio and the school site. Later they named the new barangay after General Luna, one of our great Filipino hero.
The local government of Sagay facilitated for the titling of the donated lots and the first Barrio Delegado who was appointed by the Mayor was Pedro Duncara.
Barangay General Luna is located at the northern part of Sagay. It is four (4) kilometers away from Sagay City proper. The barangay proper has an elevation of 43 meters above sea level per record of NAMRIA.
It is bounded on the North Eastern by Barangay Rafaela Barrera, Sagay City; on the South Eastern by Barangay Paitan, Escalante City; on the South Western by Barangays Lopez Jaena & Rizal and on the North Western by Barangay Poblacion I, all of Sagay City.
Barangay General Luna has a total land area of 1,466.0700 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:
|Light Industrial||30.7674 hectares|
|Socialized Housing||2.0000 hectares|
|Industrial Tree Park||91.8152 hectares|
|Parks, Open Space & Easement||116.2617 hectares|
Type of Soil:
Faraon Clay Complex and Rough Mountainous Land
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 General Luna has twenty one (21) puroks, namely:
|1. Purok Maki-angayon||12. Purok Joefred|
|2. Purok Malipayon||13. Purok Buntod|
|3. Purok Santan||14. Purok Maloloy-on/Bugasok|
|4. Purok Hapit-anay||15. Purok Camansi I|
|5. Purok Bombille||16. Purok Camansi II|
|6. Purok Mapanibaon||17. Purok Roma|
|7. Purok Gemelina||18. Purok Rhum|
|8. Purok Kakahuyan||19. Purok Esperanza|
|9. Purok Pine Tree||20. Purok Adelie|
|10. Purok Erlinda II||21. Purok Mabinuligon|
|11. Purok Kawayanan|
Population: Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statistic Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay General Luna has a total population, as follows, to wit;
|Census Year||Census Reference Date||Population|
|2015||August 1, 2015||3,747|
|2010||May 1, 2010||3,743|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay General Luna is 2.55 persons/hectare or 255 persons/square kilometer.
Barangay General Luna has a total registered voters of 2,059, with twelve (12) precinct numbers as of July 30, 2016 per record of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Sagay City.
The population is predominantly catholic interpersed with small groups or percentage of other sects such as Seventh-Day Adventist and Pagtulun-an Dios Amahan.
Principal dialect is Ilonggo, likewise they know how to speak Cebuano,Tagalog and English.
Labor and Employment:
Most of the labor force in General Luna work in sugarcane plantation.
Barangay General Luna is one of the rural barangay of Sagay City. Its economy is based mainly on agriculture. 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 General Luna has only two (2) approved business license permits for the year 2016. One (1) Labor Contractor Services and one (1) Rice Mill Processor.
Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years
|Year||Income (pesos)||Expenditures (pesos)|
Barangay Luna has one (1) Public Elementary School and one (1) Public High School. Per record of Department of Education, Division of Sagay, as of school year 2016-2017, the total enrollees, as follows, to wit;
- General Luna Elementary School has a total enrollees of 445 students. Preparatory level has 46 students and Elementary has 399 students.
- Sagay National High School (General Luna Extension) has a total enrollees of 157 students.
Barangay has one (1) Health Stations manned by one (1) midwife and twenty six (26) Barangay Health Workers. It has four (4) Day Care Centers and one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar.
Barangay has one (1) covered court and eight (8) open standard basketball courts constructed in various Puroks for recreational and sport activities.
RESETTLEMENT SITE/CORE SHELTER PROGRAM
Per record in the City Planning Development Office as of 2015, Barangay General Luna has one (1) Resettlement Site and one (1) Core Shelter Program , to wit;
- Barangay General Luna Resettlement Site, covering a total area of development of 4.0000 hectares, with 229 total number of saleable lots with no beneficiares.
- Barangay General Luna has one Core Shelter Program, covering an area of development of .2000 hectare, with 25 total number of constructed planned houses awarded to qualified beneficiaries.
The local mode of transportation going back and forth in barangay is by means of tricycle and motor(habal-habal).
NONECO provides electrical power supply to the barangay and some
residents used solars and batteries.
Residents of General Luna utilize level II water source and deepwells as their main water sources.
Telecommunications are available through cellphones and radio handsets; newspapers & magazines are available in commercial outlets/stores at adjacent barangays or at city proper.
CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS
|Barangay Captain:||VICENTE P. OGAHAYON|
|Barangay Kagawads:||MERLITA A. EBAG|
|ROGELIO S. BENEDICTO|
|MODESTO T. VILLAGANAS|
|JOSE S. DUNCARA, JR.|
|JOEL B. EDAÑO|
|ROSALINDA M. CARAY|
|NOEL B. REQUIRON|
|Barangay Treasurer:||MA.FE O. SERIDON|
|Barangay Secretary:||ARSENIO L. SANDAG|