The barangay was known before as CampoBago, a name given by Insular Lumber Company (ILCO) personnel during its operational days. The name “bago” was taken from Bago Plant, a kind of fern that grew abundantly around the place.
The changing of barangay name from CampoBago to Barangay Puey happened in 1960’s, during the incumbency of Mayor Jose H. Puey, Jr. to give honor to his father and grandfather, the first Municipal Mayor and the first Municipal President of Sagay, respectively.
Barangay Puey is located 34.0 kilometers away from the Poblacion of Sagay City. The barangay proper has an elevation of 194 meters above sea level based on record on NAMRIA.
It is bounded on the North Eastern by Barangays Colonia Divina&Maquiling, both of Sagay City; on the SouthEasternby BarangayBug-ang of Toboso, BarangayMinapasok& Barangay Marcelo, both of Calatrava andon the North Western & South Western by mountainous part of Barangay CelestinoVillacin of Cadiz City &Talisay City, Don Salvador Benedicto&Calatrava.
It has a total land area of 3,984.6400 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:
|Parks, Open Space & Easement||38.2540 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.
The Barangay has eight (8) puroks, namely:
- Purok Orchids
- Purok Daisy
- Purok Dahlia
- Purok Mahogany
Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statistic Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay Puey has a total population, as follows, to wit;
|Census Year||Census Reference Date||Population|
|2015||August 1, 2015||3,357|
|2010||May 1, 2010||3,284|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Puey is 0.84 persons/hectare or 84 persons/square kilometer.
Barangay Puey has a total registered voters of 1,545, with ten (10) precinct numbers as of July 30, 2016 per record of Commission on Elections(COMELEC)Sagay City.
Roman Catholic is predominantly scattered in the area with only a small percentage of other religious sects such as Baptists, Pentecostal, Dios Amahan and Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormons.
Barangay Puey celebrates its annual fiesta in honor of their Patron Saint “San Isidro Labrador” every 19th day of May spearheaded by men and women of the Catholic faith.
Most of the barangay residents speak Ilonggo/Hiligaynon but could associate with both Cebuano, Tagalog and English speaking.
Labor and Employment:
Majority of the labor force is engaged in farming.
Barangay Puey is one of the rural barangay of Sagay City.Majority of the residents are engaged in farming. The dominant crop is sugarcane and other major crops are rice, corn, bananas and root crops. 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 Puey has no approved business license permits for the year 2016.
Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years
|Year||Income (pesos)||Expenditures (pesos)|
Source: Sagay City Accounting Office
Barangay Puey 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 2016-2017, are as follows, to wit;
- Melchor D. Salcedo Sr. Elementary School has a total enrollees of 422 students. Preparatory level has 39 students and Elementary level has 383 students.
- Macamilco Elementary School has a total enrollees of 145 students. Preparatory level has 11 students and Elementary level has 134 students.
- Manara Elementary School has a total enrollees of 230 students. Preparatory level has 18 students and Elementary level has 212 students.
- National High School (Campo Bago Extension) has a total enrollees of 363 students.
The barangay has one (1) Health Station manned with one (1) Midwife and thirteen (13) Barangay Health Workers. It has three (3) Day Care Centers and one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar.
Barangay Puey has one new covered court but the flooring was not yet cemented. There are two video houses in the barangay and two (2) open standard basketball court scattered in two puroks for recreational and sports activities.
The local mode of transportation is by means of jeepneys and “habal-habal”, while one multi-purpose vehicle is available during emergency cases.
Residents avail their power supply from NONECO while some in the remote area of the barangay use batteries and solars for their lighting supply.
Majority of the residents obtain their water from dug well and from natural spring water source.
Telecommunications are available through mobile phones and radio handsets.
CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS
|Barangay Captain:||ALBERTO L. SALCEDO, JR.|
|Barangay Kagawads:||ELEAZAR C. VALLENTE, SR.|
|DIVINA C. MEDEL|
|MARIFE P. TABAL|
|LEOFER C. COBRADO, II|
|LEO D. MONTINOLA|
|JOEL I. CONSULTA|
|EDUARDO A. JUNGKO|
|Barangay Treasurer:||EDWARD D. GIGANAN|
|Barangay Secretary:||VIVIAN A. DELA CRUZ|
|Barangay Record Keeper:||JUPHER PEPITO|