BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Mariano Manuel Q. Dayandante
Councilors: Rodolfo O. Quillosa
  Alfe P. Alday
  Mary Jane M. Casama
  Analisa P. Avila
  Percival O. Quising
  Edgar R. Ringad
  Sonia P. Basag
SK Chairman: Jayar R. Buenafe
Secretary: Melvin B. Peñafiel
Treasurer: Corazon A. Palma

Historical Background

Bacong is once a sitio of Barangay Malama. This place was famous for a type of breed of fighting cocks known in dialect as “Bakongon”. As the inhabitants are fond of cockfights especially in Sunday and holidays, whenever a bacongon is declared a winner, it is usually associated with the place. So, when the place eventually became a barangay it was known as “Bakongon” and later shortened to “Bacong”.

The first settles of the place were the families of Porillo, Presones, and Posiquit.

A fiesta is celebrated every 4th day of August in honor of their patron saint, Sto. Domingo de Guzman.

Geography/Topography

Bacong has a total land area of 502.12 hectares (ha) mostly of which is mountainous land. It is classified as a rural barangay and situated in the Upland cluster of barangays. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Balanac; on the West by Barangay San Vicente; on the North by Barangay Malama; and on the South by the Barangay Palapas.

Its climate is variable (wet and dry). The dry season starts from January to May, and the rainy season from June to December.


Demography

According to the 2012 Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Survey, the total number of households is 375 with a population of 1,753 where 847 are male and 906 are female. It has an average household size of 5. The number of members according to their age group and sex is the following:

Age Year Sex Total
Male Female
0 to less than 5 108 119 227
5 to less than 10 107 135 242
10 to less than 15 101 134 235
15 to less than 20 92 87 179
20 to less than 25 68 58 126
25 to less than 30 49 50 99
30 to less than 35 57 41 98
35 to less than 40 48 51 99
40 to less than 45 46 57 103
45 to less than 50 44 41 85
50 to less than 55 24 27 51
55 to less than 60 32 22 54
60 to less than 65 25 29 54
65 to less than 70 20 23 43
70 to less than 75 12 19 31
75 to less than 80 11 6 17
80 to less than 85 2 4 6
85 to less than 90 1 2 3
90 to less than 95 0 0 0
95 to less than 100 0 0 0
100 to less than 105 0 1 1
Total 847 906 1753

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 970, yet the number of the registered voters is only 764, garnering 78.48% of the actual voters in the barangay.


Health and Nutrition

There are 31 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 15 of whom are male and 16 are female. The following table shows the nutritional status of children:

Nutritional Status Number of children 0-5 years old Nutrition status of children 0-5 years old
Total Male Female Total Male Female
  274 129 145      
  Above Normal       2 1 1
  Normal       239 111 128
  Below Normal (moderate)       24 10 14
  Below Normal (severe)       7 5 2

There is no incidence that children under 5 years old died and of women who died due to pregnancy related-causes death.


Housing

There are 25 (6.7%) households in the barangay that lives in makeshift housing or an improvised housing built of waste materials which are usually from burned or condemned structures, that is being used as living quarters at the time of the census. The purok with the most number of household with makeshift housing is in Purok 3 (9 household). 70 (18.7%) households are informal settlers or where the housing units have been constructed on land that the occupants have no legal claim to, or occupy illegally. Most informal settlements are found in Purok 7 with 15. The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:

 Tenure Status Magnitude Proportion
  Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot 207 55.20
  Rent house/room including lot 1 0.27
  Own house, rent lot 4 1.07
  Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 63 16.80
  Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 1 0.27
  Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 4 1.07
  Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner 4 1.07
  Living in a public space with rent 3 0.80
  Living in a public space without rent 62 16.53
  Other tenure status 26 6.93

Water and Sanitation

77 or 20.5% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 7 has the most number of households with no access while Purok 4 has the least household that have no sanitary toilet facilities. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 198 52.80
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 26 6.93
  Closed pit 74 19.73
  Open pit 39 10.40
  No toilet 38 10.13

Meanwhile, only 12 households from the barangay have no access to safe water. The source of the drinking water can be shown below:

 Source of Drinking Water Magnitude Proportion
  Own faucet water inside the household 12 3.20
  Own faucet water inside the yard 22 5.87
  Public tap/stand pipe 12 3.20
  Tube well or borehole 131 34.93
  Protected dug well 74 19.73
  Semi-protected dug well 53 14.3
  Unprotected dug well 1 0.27
  Protected spring water 21 6.50
  River, Stream, Dam, etc. 3 0.80
  Bottled/Mineral water 38 10.13
  Others 8 2.13

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 38 children (17 male and 21 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 8 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.

In high school participation, a total of 51 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (33) than females (18) who are not attending high school. Purok 3 has the most members not in high school with 15.

Here is the overall school participation in the barangay:

Purok Number of children 6-16 years old Children 6-16 years old not attending school
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
                   
  509 230 279 32 22 10 6.29 9.57 3.58
                   
  Purok 01 43 18 25 1 0 1 2.33 0.00 4.00
  Purok 02 114 54 60 6 3 3 5.26 5.56 5.00
  Purok 03 112 57 55 12 9 3 10.71 15.79 5.45
  Purok 04 51 20 31 3 2 1 5.88 10.00 3.23
  Purok 05 72 29 43 3 2 1 4.17 6.90 2.33
  Purok 06 42 16 26 2 2 0 4.76 12.50 0.00
  Purok 07 75 36 39 5 4 1 6.67 11.11 2.56

Of the total 1,284 who are aged 10 and above, 21 are illiterate with 11 male and 10 female as shown below:

Purok Number of persons 10 years old and above Illiterate persons 10 years old and above
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
                   
  1284 632 652 21 11 10 1.64 1.74 1.53
                   
  Purok 01 146 72 74 2 2 0 1.37 2.78 0.00
  Purok 02 267 127 140 2 1 1 0.75 0.79 0.71
  Purok 03 257 127 130 4 4 0 1.56 3.15 0.00
  Purok 04 153 70 83 7 2 5 4.58 2.86 6.02
  Purok 05 167 81 86 4 2 2 2.40 2.47 2.33
  Purok 06 109 57 52 1 0 1 0.92 0.00 1.92
  Purok 07 185 98 87 1 0 1 0.54 0.00 1.15

Income and Livelihood

There are 551 members (394 male and 157 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 18 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 10 male and 9 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 375 households, there are 6 households that have experienced food shortage. 171 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 45.6% of the household in the barangay. Poverty threshold or poverty line is the minimum income deemed adequate in a household. The currently used poverty threshold is: 19,069 (Rural) and 20,315 (Urban). Purok 2 has the most number of households living below the poverty threshold with 40.

112 households or 29.9% live below the food threshold; it refers to the basic food requirements which meet 100% adequacy of the RDA for energy (2000 calories) and 80% adequacy of other nutrients as recommended by the FNRI.  The currently used food threshold is: 13,319 (Rural) and 14,189 (Urban). Most of this household can be found in Purok 3 (28 household).

Here is the type of business/industry and class of worker in the barangay:

Type of business/industry  
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female
             
  Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 202 194 8 37.97 50.52 5.41
  Mining and Quarrying 1 1 0 0.19 0.26 0.00
  Manufacturing 10 6 4 1.88 1.56 2.70
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 3 2 1 0.56 0.52 0.68
  Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Construction 60 59 1 11.28 15.36 0.68
  Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 54 5 49 10.15 1.30 33.11
  Transportation and Storage 51 48 3 9.59 12.50 2.03
  Accommodation and Food Service Activities 28 18 10 5.26 4.69 6.76
  Information and Communication 2 2 0 0.38 0.26 0.00
  Financial and Insurance Activities 4 2 2 0.75 0.52 1.35
  Real Estate Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 7 4 3 1.32 1.04 2.03
  Administrative and Support Service Activities 2 1 1 0.38 0.26 0.68
  Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 22 18 4 4.14 4.69 6.76
  Education 11 1 10 2.07 0.26 6.76
  Human Health & Social Work Activities 6 1 5 1.13 0.26 3.38
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3 1 2 0.56 0.26 1.35
  Other Service Activities 35 19 16 6.58 4.95 10.81
  Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 39 5 34 7.33 1.30 22.97
  Activities of Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies 1 1 0 0.19 0.26 0.00

 

Class of worker  
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female
             
  Worked for a household 53 20 33 9.96 5.21 22.30
  Worked for a private establishment 145 103 42 27.26 26.82 28.38
  Worked for government/ government corporation 51 26 25 9.59 6.77 16.89
  Self employed without employees 46 36 10 8.65 9.38 6.76
  Employer in own family-operated farm or business 73 45 28 13.72 11.72 18.92
  Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business 108 101 7 20.30 26.30 4.73
  Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business 65 57 8 12.22 14.84 5.41
  Working for government of another country 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Peace and Order

Crime is an act or offense from a public law which makes the offender liable to punishment by the state. It can be categorized as crimes against person and against property. There are 6 persons victimized by a crime in the barangay. Here is the crime committed in the barangay:

Type of Crime number of Victims of crime  
Magnitude
Total Male Female Total Male Female
             
  6 5 1      
             
  Murder / Homicide       1 1 0
  Theft       0 0 0
  Rape       1 0 1
  Physical Injury       2 2 0
  Other crimes (specified)       2 2 0

Service Institutions and Infrastructure

The barangay has 3 health facilities which is the Barangay Health Center, Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) and Lying-In Center. The nearest hospital and drugstore could be found 23 kilometers from the Barangay Hall. Bacong Covered Court and Barangay Outpost are the 2 service facilities in the barangay. Educational facilities can also be found with 2 Day Care Center, Pre-school, Elementary School, and High School. The nearest college or vocational school can be located 23 kilometers away from the barangay proper.

The public transportation present in the barangay are Jeepney and Motorcycle. The road is concrete and in fair condition, it is maintained by the City Government.

Compost pits is the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 7 kilometers and 23 kilometers away from the barangay, respectively.

The source of electricity in the barangay is provided and maintained by Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC).


Source: CBMS 2012