During the Spanish regime, the place was a jungle and a hunting ground of the Negritoes. The natives called the place, Matanglayan. In the early part of American era, the place was part of the logging concession of Insular Lumber Company (ILCO). During the Japanese regiment, residents from Bulanon (now Brgy. Bulanon) vacate from the area due to the cruelness of the Japanese soldiers and they reached the place which they called Tanglayan to shorten the name given by the natives and they established first settlement. The four (4) families of Bulanon being considered as the Legendary families and Founder of Barangay Rizal, were Geruldo, Solario, Javillo and Oreta, headed by Juan Geruldo. They settled and kaingin the place until times came that settlement then grew into a bigger community. They shared parcel of land portion of their Kaingins donated as barrio site for future generations in favor of their children and grandchildren as well as for the homeless people who would like to reside the place.
In 1916, the place became a barrio and the heirs of the four (4) legendary families agreed to officially name the place as Barrio Rizal in honor of Dr. Jose Rizal, who was at the time, officially announced on radio stations for having been declared as the National Hero. Mariano Geruldo was the first leader in governing the barrio residents and considered as the founder of Barrio Rizal.
In 1921, Rizal Primary School was established and the first named Head Teacher was Mr. Prospero Parcon. It became an Elementary School five years after. In 1967, the name of the school was officially changed to Alfredo E. Maranon, Sr. Elementary School thru a resolution passed by the Barrio Council, in honor of Alfredo E. Maranon, Sr., who became a Provincial Board Member of Negros Occidental and owner of the vast sugarcane plantation in Barangay Rizal.
Today, Barangay Rizal is one of the Pilot barangays of Sagay City. There where residential subdivisions developed and the center for development site in the expansion of the city.
Barangay Rizal is located 3.5 kilometers away from the 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 by Barangay Poblacion I & Barangay Poblacion II; on the East by Barangay General Luna; on the South by Barangay Lopez Jaena and on the West by Barangay Malubon, all of Sagay City.
Barangay Rizal has a total land area of 1,561.8500 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||75.9328 Hectares|
|Socialized Housing||10.0000 Hectares|
|Industrial Tree Park||138.8740 Hectares|
|Parks, Open Space & Easement||182.6490 Hectares|
Type of Soil:
Fara-on Clay Complex, Manapla Loam, Guimbala-on Clay, Luciana Clay and Rough Maintainous 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 Rizal has thirteen (13) Puroks and four (4) Sitios, namely:
|1. Purok Kabulakan||8. Purok Opring|
|2. Purok Masinadyahon||9. Purok Talamnan|
|3. Purok Kakahuyan||10. Purok Mabinuligon ( Hda. Nelia)|
|4. Purok Paho(Hda. Ester)||11. Purok Hapit-anay (Pandayan)|
|5. Purok Agatha||12. Purok Chloe|
|6. Purok Bagong Buhay (Hda. Golez)||13. Purok Pag-asa|
|7. Purok Mapalaron (Hda. Pioneer)|
|8. Purol Opring|
|1.Sitio Palanas||2.Sitio Humayan|
|3.Sitio Bugasok||4.Sitio Fortuneville Subdivision|
Based on the Census Population conducted by Philippine Statistic Authority (formerly NSO) Barangay Rizal has a total population, as follows, to wit;
|Census Year||Census Reference Date||Population|
|2015||August 1, 2015||5,769|
|2010||May 1, 2010||4,935|
Per computation as of latest Census Population the population density of Barangay Rizal is 3.69 persons/hectare or 369 persons/square kilometers.
Barangay Rizal has a total registered voters of 2,841, with fifteen (15) precinct numbers as of July 30, 2016 per record of Commission on Elections (COMELEC)Sagay City.
The people are prevalently Catholic in religion with few Protestants, Iglesia ni Kristo, Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ or Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses and Baptists.
Mostly of the residents speak Hiligaynon/Ilonggo, likewise they know Cebuano, Tagalog and English languages.
Labor and Employment
Labor force is engaged in farming considering that it is an agricultural barangay and almost 90% of the area is planted with sugarcane.
Barangay Rizal is one of the urban barangay of Sagay City. Its source of income is mainly from sugar plantation and farming. Some residents have sari-sari stores to augment their livelihood everyday.
One of the major attraction in this barangay is the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Project constructed in the year 2008, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The barangay is the pilot in said project for the collection, segregation and recycling process of solid wastes.
Record showed at NEGOSYO CENTER (One Stop Shop Office) of Sagay City Barangay Rizal has a total of seventen (17) approved business license permits for the year 2016. There are four (4) Sari-Sari Stores Retailers, two (2) Sugar Farming Producers, two (2) Labor Contractors Services, one (1) Chicken Poultry Farm Producer, one (1) Feeds Retailer, one (1) Organic Fertilizer Dealer, one (1) Lending MPC Services, one (1) Furniture Dealer, one (1) Rice Mill Processor, one (1) Videoke Services, one (1) Rent A Car Services and one (1) Herbal Product Retailer.
Barangay Income and Expenditures for the Past Five years
|Year||Income (pesos)||Expenditures (pesos)|
Source: Sagay City, Accounting Office
Barangay has two (2) 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;
- Alfredo E. Marañon, Sr. Elementary School has a total number of enrollees of 621 students. Preparatory level has 51 students and Elementary level has 570 students.
- Alfredo E. Marañon, Sr. Elementary School (School of the Future) has a total enrollees of 218 students. Preparatory level has 15 students and Elementary level has 203 students.
- Sagay National High School (Rizal extension) has a total number of enrollees of 206 students.
The barangay has one (1) Health Station manned with one (1) midwife and fifteen (15) Barangay Health Workers. It has three (3) Day Care Centers and one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS).
They spend their leisure time playing basketball. Barangay has one covered court and it has six (6) open standard basketball courts scattered in some puroks & sitios used for recreational and sports activities.
RESETTLEMENT SITE/CORE SHELTER PROGRAM
Per record in the City Planning Development Office as of 2015, Barangay Rizal has one (1) Private Subdivision, six (6) Resettlement Sites and one (1) Core Shelter Program , to wit;
- Hills Dale Subdivision, covering a total area of development of 5.0000 hectares with 193 saleable lots.
- Barangay Rizal (So. Chloe-Phase I) located at So. Chloe, Brgy. Rizal containing a total development of 5.0000 hectares, with 238 total number of saleable lots awarded to qualified beneficiaries.
- Barangay Rizal (So. Chloe-Phase II) located at So. Chloe, Brgy. Rizal, containing a total development of 4.5731 hectares, with 321 total number of saleable lots awarded to qualified beneficiaries.
- Fortune Ville/Government Workers Village, situated at So. Chloe, Brgy. Rizal, containing a total development of 25.0000 hectares, with 730 total number of saleable lots awarded to qualified government worker beneficiaries.
- Fortune Ville Extension, situated at So. Chloe, Brgy. Rizal, containing a total development of 9.6590 hectares, with 118 total number of saleable lots with no beneficiaries.
- Barangay Rizal containing a total development of 5.6771 hectares, with 166 total number of saleable lots awarded to qualified beneficiares.
- Rizal Barangay Site, located at Barangay Rizal, containing an area of 5.8790 hectares, with 64 total number of saleable lots awarded to qualified beneficiaries.
Core Shelter Program:
- Lingap para sa Mahihirap Village, located at So. Chloe, Barangay Rizal, with an area of 0.2190 hectare, with 30 total number of constructed houses awarded to qualified beneficiaries.
Jeepneys, tricycles and bus (Ceres Liner) are the mode of transportation reaching Barangay Rizal. However, there are residents who used to walk in going to nearest barangays.
The source of power for the entire Barangay coming from NONECO (formerly VRESCO).
Source of water is from deepwells, jetmatic pumps, spring and dug wells. Barangay proper gets water from Sagay Water District.
We can reach the people of Barangay Rizal through landlines, cellular phones 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 events.
CURRENT BARANGAY OFFICIALS
|Barangay Captain:||MARK U. MARAÑON|
|Barangay Kagawads:||JOLITO E. TUBIERA|
|ERNIE P. GERULDO|
|SILVERIO O. CARO, SR|
|EMILIA L. OROSIO|
|DANILO L. GEROLDO|
|PROCERFINA B. DESTUA|
|REYLAND M. BALLENA|
|Barangay Treasurer:||MA. MEDELEN D. RESADA|
|Barangay Secretary:||LIEZEL A. ORAY|