BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Bonifacio B. Azores
Councilors: Dante S. Polong
  Allan N. Purawan
  Ronnie B. Franca
  Edison O. Lumawon
  Jorlan D. Azores
  Roberto S. Payno, Sr.
  Edna R. Cao
SK Chairman: Alexander C. Relucio, Jr.
Secretary: Shiela Marie B. Colima
Treasurer: Salve P. Yanson

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Barayong is one of the original twenty (20) barangays in the Cadastral Survey of March 4, 1934. It is along the Pedro Sabido Avenue, a national road connecting the Municipality of Guinobatan to the Municipality of Polangui.

The name of the barangay is derived from the name of the trees growing abundantly in the area. The local folks call these trees “Barayongon”. The name was later shortened to “Barayong”.

The families of Buenavente and Payno were said to be the early residents of the barangay.

A fiesta is celebrated every 2nd Sunday of October in honor of their patron saint, St. Thomas de Aquinas.


GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

Barayong has a total land area of 724.42 hectares (ha). It is situated in the Mayon cluster of barangays. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Herrera; on the West by Barangay Mahaba; on the North by Barangay Busay; and on the South by the Barangay Herrera.

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 383 with a population of 1,900 where 974 are male and 926 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 5 126 112 238
5 to less than 10 115 108 223
10 to less than 15 156 117 273
15 to less than 20 108 119 227
20 to less than 25 80 55 135
25 to less than 30 55 52 107
30 to less than 35 46 57 103
35 to less than 40 51 56 107
40 to less than 45 49 51 100
45 to less than 50 47 43 90
50 to less than 55 42 31 73
55 to less than 60 33 43 76
60 to less than 65 29 31 60
65 to less than 70 18 17 35
70 to less than 75 8 14 22
75 to less than 80 8 10 18
80 to less than 85 3 5 8
85 to less than 90 0 5 5
Total 974 926 1900

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 1,060, yet the number of the registered voters is only 905, garnering 85.38% of the actual voters in the barangay.


Health and Nutrition

There are 31 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 17 of whom are male and 14 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
  284 150 134      
  Above Normal       1 1 0
  Normal       231 120 111
  Below Normal (moderate)       21 14 7
  Below Normal (severe)       10 3 7

There are 6 incidences that children under 5 years old died, all coming from Purok 1.  There are no women who died due to pregnancy related-causes death.


Housing

There were 4 or 1% household in the barangay that lives in makeshift housing or an improvised housing built of waste materials which are usually from burned or condemned structures, which are being used as living quarters at the time of the census. It can be found in purok 4. 57 (14.9%) 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 3 (25 households). The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:

 Tenure Status Magnitude Proportion
  Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot 271 70.76
  Rent house/room including lot 2 0.52
  Own house, rent lot 0 0.00
  Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 38 9.92
  Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 18 4.70
  Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 10 2.61
  Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner 4 1.04
  Living in public space with rent 1 0.26
  Living in public space without rent 34 8.88
  Other tenure status 5 1.31

Water and Sanitation

121 or 31.6% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 3 and 4 has the most number of households with no access with 34 and 40 respectively. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 243 63.45
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 19 4.96
  Closed pit 0 0.00
  Open pit 8 2.09
  No toilet 113 29.50

Meanwhile, only 4 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 34 8.88
  Own faucet water inside the yard 1 0.26
  Public tap/stand pipe 321 83.81
  Protected spring water 23 6.01
  Unprotected spring water 3 0.78
  Bottled/Mineral water 1 0.26
  Others 0 0.00

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 25 children (11 male and 14 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 13 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.

In high school participation, a total of 53 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (33) than females (20) who are not attending high school. Purok 3 has the most members not in high school with 20.

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
                   
  556 296 260 14 10 4 2.52 3.38 1.54
                   
  Purok 01 71 40 31 1 1 0 1.41 2.50 0.00
  Purok 02 124 56 68 4 2 2 3.23 3.57 2.94
  Purok 03 186 105 81 5 4 1 2.69 3.81 1.23
  Purok 04 175 95 80 4 3 1 2.29 3.16 1.25

Of the total 1,439 who are aged 10 and above, 14 are illiterate with 7 male and 7 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
                   
  1439 733 706 14 7 7 0.97 0.95 0.99
                   
  Purok 01 197 96 101 1 1 0 0.51 1.04 0.00
  Purok 02 295 148 147 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 03 481 245 236 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 04 466 244 222 13 6 7 2.79 2.46 3.15

Income and Livelihood

There are 570 members (414 male and 156 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 28 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 15 male and 19 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 383 households, there are 68 households that have experienced food shortage. 264 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 68.9% 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 4 has the most number of households living below the poverty threshold with 90.

200 households or 52.2% 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 (69 households).

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 287 260 27 53.54 65.16 19.71
  Mining and Quarrying 13 12 1 2.43 3.01 0.73
  Manufacturing 3 2 1 0.56 0.50 0.73
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 1 1 0 0.19 0.25 0.00
  Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Construction 13 13 0 2.43 3.26 0.00
  Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 84 35 49 15.67 8.77 35.77
  Transportation and Storage 45 45 0 8.40 11.28 0.00
  Accommodation and Food Service Activities 4 2 2 0.75 0.50 1.46
  Information and Communication 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Financial and Insurance Activities 6 4 2 1.12 1.00 1.46
  Real Estate Activities 1 0 1 0.19 0.00 0.73
  Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 9 3 6 1.68 0.75 4.38
  Administrative and Support Service Activities 4 2 2 0.75 0.50 1.46
  Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 7 4 3 1.31 1.00 2.19
  Education 7 0 7 1.31 0.00 5.11
  Human Health & Social Work Activities 10 0 10 1.87 0.00 7.30
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3 3 0 0.56 0.75 0.00
  Other Service Activities 21 12 9 3.92 3.01 6.57
  Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 30 5 25 5.60 1.25 18.25
  Activities of Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies 1 1 0 0.19 0.25 0.00

 

Class of worker  
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female
             
  Worked for a household 162 29 33 30.22 32.23 24.09
  Worked for a private establishment 114 79 35 21.27 19.80 25.55
  Worked for government/ government corporation 38 11 27 7.09 2.76 19.71
  Self employed without employees 80 68 12 14.93 17.04 8.76
  Employer in own family-operated farm or business 17 16 1 3.17 4.01 0.73
  Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business 22 19 3 4.10 4.76 2.19
  Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business 116 82 34 21.64 20.55 24.82
  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 is 1 person victimized by a crime in the barangay. The crime committed in the barangay is Murder/Homicide.


Service Institutions and Infrastructure

The barangay has 1 health facility which is the Barangay Health Center. The nearest hospital and drugstore could be found 5 kilometers from the Barangay Hall. Barayong Covered Court is the only service facility in the barangay. Educational facilities can also be found with Day Care Center, Elementary School, and High School. The nearest college or vocational school can be located 5 kilometers away from the barangay proper.

The public transportation present in the barangay is Tricycle. The road is concrete and in good condition, it is maintained by the Provincial Government.

Garbage collection is the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 6 kilometers away from the barangay.

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


Source: CBMS 2012