|Barangay Captain:||Geoffrey E. Arimado|
|Councilors:||Ernesto S. Labis|
|Loreta R. Quiped|
|Ariel P. Olmeda|
|Genelita B. Olmeda|
|Alden D. Alvarez|
|Ederlina D. Alaurin|
|Rolando B. Loreno|
|SK Chairman:||Ma. Shiela O. Cardaño|
|Secretary:||Glenda O. Advicula|
|Treasurer:||Rosalie R. Milarpis|
Basag was established in 1943 during the Japanese occupation. It is originally a sitio of Barangay Herrera.
The name of the barangay is derived from the word “binasagan”, meaning a broken bamboo made as walling material for a nipa hut. The name was later shortened to “Basag”.
The families of Olmeda, Porteria, Porado, Bayonito, Quiped, and Agus were said to be the early residents of the barangay. The first Teniente del Barrio was Garwin Olmeda.
A fiesta is celebrated every 16th day of August in honor of their patron saint, San Roque.
Basag has a total land area of 485.41 hectares (ha). It is situated in the Mayon cluster of barangays. It is bounded on the East and North by Barangay Tambo; on the West by Barangay Nasisi; and on the South by the Barangay Nabonton.
Its climate is variable (wet and dry). The dry season starts from January to May, and the rainy season from June to December.
According to the 2012 Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Survey, the total number of households is 418 with a population of 2,206 where 1,168 are male and 1,038 are female. It has an average household size of 5. The number of members according to their age group and sex is the following:
|0 to less than 5||173||125||298|
|5 to less than 10||160||129||289|
|10 to less than 15||150||144||294|
|15 to less than 20||140||125||265|
|20 to less than 25||109||113||222|
|25 to less than 30||79||58||137|
|30 to less than 35||68||60||128|
|35 to less than 40||59||54||113|
|40 to less than 45||56||63||119|
|45 to less than 50||50||43||93|
|50 to less than 55||43||35||78|
|55 to less than 60||24||30||54|
|60 to less than 65||28||25||53|
|65 to less than 70||10||12||22|
|70 to less than 75||14||8||22|
|75 to less than 80||3||9||12|
|80 to less than 85||1||2||3|
|85 to less than 90||1||2||3|
|90 to less than 95||0||1||1|
During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 1,216, yet the number of the registered voters is only 1,168, garnering 96.05% of the actual voters in the barangay.
Health and Nutrition
There are 8 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 5 of whom are male and 3 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|
|Below Normal (moderate)||8||5||3|
|Below Normal (severe)||0||0||0|
There are no incidences that children under 5 years old died and women who died due to pregnancy related-causes death.
There are 24 or 5.7% 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. Purok 4 has the most number of households with 12. There are no households who are informal settlers or where the housing units have been constructed on land that the occupants have no legal claim to, or occupy illegally. The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:
|Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot||395||94.50|
|Rent house/room including lot||2||0.48|
|Own house, rent lot||0||0.00|
|Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner||14||3.35|
|Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner||7||1.67|
|Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner||0||0.00|
|Other tenure status||0||0.00|
Water and Sanitation
177 or 42.3% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 7 has the most number of households with no access with 56. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:
|Type of Toilet Facility||Magnitude||Proportion|
|Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own||230||55.02|
|Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared||8||1.91|
Meanwhile, there are no households from the barangay that 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||290||69.38|
|Own faucet water inside the yard||26||6.22|
|Public tap/stand pipe||78||18.66|
|Protected dug well||2||0.48|
|Unprotected dug well||0||0.00|
|Protected spring water||22||5.26|
|Unprotected spring water||0||0.00|
In elementary participation, 31 children (16 male and 15 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 99 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (63) than females (36) who are not attending high school. Purok 7 has the most members not in high school with 31.
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|
Of the total 1,619 who are aged 10 and above, 39 are illiterate with 21 male and 18 female as shown below:
|Purok||Number of persons 10 years old and above||Illiterate persons 10 years old and above|
Income and Livelihood
There are 655 members (539 male and 116 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 8 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 5 male and 3 female who are considered unemployed.
Of the 418 households, there are no households that have experienced food shortage. 352 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 84.2% 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 7 has the most number of households living below the poverty threshold with 98.
266 households or 63.6% 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 7 (77 households).
Here is the type of business/industry and class of worker in the barangay:
|Type of business/industry|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||283||275||8||43.74||51.50||7.08|
|Mining and Quarrying||10||9||1||1.55||1.69||0.88|
|Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply||1||0||1||0.15||0.00||0.88|
|Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles||58||22||36||8.96||4.12||31.86|
|Transportation and Storage||39||39||0||6.03||7.30||0.00|
|Accommodation and Food Service Activities||17||16||1||2.63||3.00||0.88|
|Information and Communication||16||10||6||2.47||1.87||5.31|
|Financial and Insurance Activities||2||0||2||0.31||0.00||1.77|
|Real Estate Activities||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities||3||3||0||0.46||0.56||0.00|
|Administrative and Support Service Activities||3||2||1||0.46||0.37||0.88|
|Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security||14||8||6||2.16||1.50||5.31|
|Human Health & Social Work Activities||6||0||6||0.93||0.00||5.31|
|Arts, Entertainment and Recreation||1||0||1||0.15||0.00||0.88|
|Other Service Activities||16||11||5||2.47||2.06||4.42|
|Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services||53||8||45||8.19||1.50||39.82|
|Activities of Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Class of worker|
|Worked for a household||52||8||44||8.04||1.50||38.94|
|Worked for a private establishment||294||251||43||45.44||47.00||38.05|
|Worked for government/ government corporation||19||6||13||2.94||1.12||11.50|
|Self employed without employees||27||16||11||4.17||3.00||9.73|
|Employer in own family-operated farm or business||1||1||0||0.15||0.19||0.00|
|Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business||12||11||1||1.85||2.06||0.88|
|Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business||257||247||10||39.72||46.25||8.85|
|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 no person victimized by a crime in the barangay.
Service Institutions and Infrastructure
The barangay has 2 health facilities which is the Barangay Health Center and Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC). The nearest hospital and drugstore could be found 9 kilometers from the Barangay Hall. Basag Covered Court and Barangay Outpost are the 2 service facilities in the barangay. Educational facilities can also be found with two Day Care Center, Pre-School and Elementary School. The nearest college or vocational school can be located 9.5 kilometers away from the barangay proper.
The public transportation present in the barangay are Jeepney and Tricycle. The road is concrete and asphalt and in good condition, it is maintained by the Barangay and National Government.
Compost pits is the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 9 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