The barangay got its name in honor of great national hero Gregorio del Pilar. Historically, the barangay is part of Arguelles, the first settlement located in the mouth of the Bulanon River which later became the town of Sagay. The barangay and school sites were donated by the De la Paz family, who also owns most of the land of Plaridel.
Barangay Plaridel is located 10.8 kilometers away from the Poblacion of Sagay City. The barangay proper has an elevation of 10 meters above sea level per record of NAMRIA.
It is bounded on the North Eastern by Barangay Bulanon & Barangay Vito; on the South Eastern by Barangay Andres Bonifacio; on the South Western by Barangay Rafaela Barrera and on the North Western by Barangay Bulanon, all of Sagay City.
It has a total land area of 855.3600 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:
|Socialized Housing||6.0000 Hectares|
|Parks, Open Space & Easement,||27.3600 Hectares|
Type of Soil:
Fara-on Clay Complex
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 Plaridel comprises twelve (12) puroks, namely:
|1. Purok Banquerohan I||7. Purok Mahogany|
|2. Purok Consing||8. Purok Proper|
|3. Purok Crossing Plaridel||9. Purok Rose|
|4. Purok Doredad||10. Purok Singbenco|
|5. Purok Gamao||11. Purok Banquerohan II|
|6. Purok Kaduldulan||12. Purok Mardal|
Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statisti Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay Plaridel has a total population, as follows, to wit;
|Census Year||Census Reference Date||Population|
|2015||August 1, 2015||2,633|
|2010||May 1, 2010||2,624|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Plaridel is 3.08 persons/hectare or 308 persons/square kilometer.
Barangay Plaridel has a total registered voters of 1,546, with eight (8) precinct numbers as of July 30, 2016 per record of Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Sagay City.
Roman Catholic is predominantly scattered in the barangay a small percentage of other religious sect.
Barangay Plaridel celebrates its annual fiesta in honor of their Patron Saint “San Isidro Ladrador” every May 17 to 19 spearheaded by men and women of the Catholic faith.
Most of the barangay residents speak cebuano, however, they can also associate with the Ilonggos. English is fairly spoken as business language.
The mass labor and employment force of the people are engaged in sugarcane plantation and other crops, lime quarries and wood lamination business.
Barangay Plaridel is one of the rural barangay of Sagay City. Barangay economy is based mainly on agriculture. Its dominant crop is sugarcane. It is also noted for its talaba breeding along Vito and Bulanon rivers. Wood lamination and buri products are livelihood industries in the barangay. Some residents have sari-sari stores to augment their livelihood everyday.
Record showed at NEGOSYO CENTER (One Stop Shop Office ) of Sagay City, Barangay Plaridel has no approved business license permit for the year 2016.
Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years
|Year||Income (pesos)||Expenditures (pesos)|
Source: Sagay City Accounting Office
Barangay Plaridel 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:
- Plaridel Elementary School has a total enrollees of 443 students. Preparatory has 32 students and Elementary level has 411 students.
- Raymundo Tupas Elementary School has total enrollees of 633 students. Preparatory level has 54 students and Elementary level has 579 students.
The Barangay has one (1) Health Station with one (1) midwife, twenty two (22) Barangay Health Workers, two (2) Day Care Centers for the kids and one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar.
Barangay Plaridel has one (1) covered court and five (5) open basketball courts scattered in some puroks for recreational and sports activities. There are video houses in the barangay.
The local mode of transportation is by means of tricycles and jeepneys while one multi-purpose vehicle is available during emergency cases.
Some residents availed their electrification through NONECO and others use batteries, generators and solars for their power consumption.
Majority of the residents obtain their water needs from open well and jetmatic pumps and the rest from Sagay Water District.
Telecommunications are available through cellular phones, telephones and radio handsets.
CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS
|Barangay Captain:||JOSE BENNY S. ADTO-ON, SR.|
|Barangay Kagawads:||LEONARDO P. GARDOQUE|
|SUSANA B. GA|
|ARGELO M. BAGAFORO|
|BRIAN C. CALAPRE|
|JONATHAN F. PASAGUE|
|PETER S. SIBULAN|
|Barangay Treasurer:||ARCHIE D. PEROLINO|
|Barangay Secretary:||LEO M. COLLAMAT|
|Barangay Record Keeper:||MARIVIAN M. ENOT|