The term “Malubon” is an ethnic Negrito term which connotes a white plain area suited to rice farming. As part and parcel of the lumber concession of the defunct Insular Lumber Company (ILCO), Malubon is formerly a thick forested area. After the rapid cutting of the forest trees, ILCO moved to the upland areas which are still forested leaving Malubon as agricultural area which has became very attractive for settlers and homesteaders.
Sometimes In the years 1939-1940, Malubon was officially organized as a distinct barrio separated from Fabrica. School was opened to accommodate the educational needs of the children in the area.
During the 2nd World War, the Japanese Imperial Air Force used part of the plain area of Malubon as airfield to accommodate some of their fighters and bombers. Heavy air battles occurred in the air space of Malubon involving Japanese and American Planes.
Immediately after the liberation, Guillermo Leones was made “Barrio Delegado,” followed by Gaudioso Gaylan and Leonardo Legaspi who was elected as “Tiniente Del Barrio.” The late Teodoro Añalucas followed as Teniente del Barrio and Carlos Añalucas was the first to assume the position of Barrio Capitan.
Barangay Malubon is located 16.5 kilometers away from Poblacion of Sagay City. The barangay proper has an elevation of 50 meters above sea level per record of NAMRIA.
It is bounded on the North Western by Barangay Paraiso; on the North Eastern by Barangay Poblacion II; on the South Eastern by Barangay Rizal & Barangay Campo Himoga-an and on West by Barangay Tadlong, all of Sagay City.
Barangay Malubon has a total land area of 1,675.8100 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; to wit:Area: Barangay Malubon has a total land area of 1,675.8100 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; to wit:
|Socialized Housing||8.0000 hectares|
|Agro – Industrial||196.5401 hectares|
|Parks, Open Space & Easement||140.4270 hectares|
Type of Soil:
San Miguel Loam, Guimbala-on Clay and Luciana Clay
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.
It has sixteen (16) Puroks, namely:
|1. Purok Proper A & B||9. Purok Rosas|
|2. Purok Humayan||10. Purok Malipayon|
|3. Purok Kamaisan||11. Purok Cris Jun|
|4. Purok Orchids||12. Purok Ipil-Ipil|
|5. Purok Gemelina||13. Purok Pine Tree|
|6. Purok Saldavia||14. Purok Piggery|
|7. Purok Busay||15. Purok Sangay|
|8. Purok Magayahay||16. Purok Bungol|
Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statistic Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay Malubon has a total population, as follows, to wit;
|Census Year||Census Reference Date||Population|
|2015||August 1, 2015||4,045|
|2010||May 1, 2010||4,216|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Malubon is 2.41 persons/hectare or 241 persons/square kilometer.
The people are prevalently Catholic in religion.
Barangay Malubon celebrates its annual fiesta in honor of their Patron “Saint Joseph” every 29th to 31st day of March spearheaded by men and women of the Catholic faith.
Most of the residents speak Hiligaynon/Ilonggo, likewise they know Cebuano, Tagalog and English languages.
Labor and Employment:
Dominantly, residents are engaged in farming considering that 70% of the area is sugarcane plantation and rest is planted with rice, banana, cassava and other root crops.
Barangay Malubon is one of the rural barangay of Sagay City and the source of income is mainly from farming. 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 Malubon has only three (3) approved business license permits for the year 2016. There are two (2) Sand & Gravel Dealers and one (1) Crushing Plant Services.
Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years
|Year||Income (pesos)||Expenditures (pesos)|
Source: Sagay City Accounting Office
Barangay Malubon has two (2) Public Elementary Schools. Per record of Department of Education, Division of Sagay, the total enrollees as of school year 2016-2017, are as follows, to wit;
- Valeriana G. Analucas Elementary School has a total enrollees of 164 students. Preparatory has 22 students ad Elementary level has 142 students.
- Uychiat Elementary School has a total enrollees of 281 students. Preparatory level has 26 students and Elementary has 255 students.
The barangay has one (1) Health Station with one (1) midwife and twenty seven (27) Barangay Health Workers. It has two (2) Day Care Centers and one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar.
People spend their leisure time playing basketball; There is one (1) standard basketball court in the whole barangay.
Jeepneys and tricycles are the mode of transportation coming in and out of barangay.
Electrification through NONECO is availed by some residents while others use generators, batteries and solars.
Source of water is deep wells, artesian wells and dug wells.
The mode of communication in the barangay is through cellphones and radio handsets. They buy newspapers and magazines from the city proper or from stores and/or listen and view on televisions to update current news.
CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS
|Barangay Captain:||TEODORO C. AÑALUCAS, JR.|
|Barangay Kagawads:||ROMULO N. DELA PEÑA|
|EUFEMIA P. CASTOVERDE|
|CORAZON D. AÑALUCAS|
|ESTELA D. ALTEA|
|CEFERINO J. PASILAN, JR.|
|WOODY F. AÑALUCAS|
|LEO C. CATOTO, SR.|
|Barangay Treasurer:||ROXANIE B. CATOTO|
|Barangay Secretary:||REAL O. BULLAG|