BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Cristobal B. Quiamno
Councilors: Pablo Residilla
  Henry B. Caponga
  Editha Q. Bangate
  Joshua Miguel A. Del Rosario
  Roderick B. Tamang
  Albino C. Dela Umbria
  Elsa S. Bejeno
SK Chairman: Kenneth Joy S. Bangate
Secretary: Benedick C. Quiapos
Treasurer: Rowena B. Cosa

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Batang was once a mother barangay composed of Layon, Pinit, and Bay. According to the elders, Batang got its name from a big tree called “batang” that can be found in the place whom the residents believed floating in water during floods. Another story says that the area was then considered as a forest. They said that few inhabitants dwelt in the place. To avoid encountering wild animals, they made a trail where they can easily travel to and from their destination. One stormy day, a lightning struck a large tree and it fell down and blocked the trail. Since then, the place was called “batang”. The word “batang” is a Bicol term meaning an obstacle or hindrance.

The families of Querela, Cañaveral, Persia, Maravilla and Taday were said to be the early residents of the barangay.

A fiesta is celebrated every 4th day of October in honor of their patron saint, St. Francis of Assissi. The donor of the patron saint is Mr. Juan Jaucian, an Ilongo who was a resident of the barangay


GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

Batang has a total land area of 399.7 hectares (ha). It is situated in the Mayon cluster of barangays. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Nabonton; on the West by Barangay Pinit; on the North by Barangay Herrera; and on the South by the Barangay Layon.

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 736 with a population of 3,312 where 1,693 are male and 1,619 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 5 175 171 346
5 to less than 10 196 177 373
10 to less than 15 229 181 410
15 to less than 20 187 164 351
20 to less than 25 134 142 276
25 to less than 30 122 115 237
30 to less than 35 126 116 242
35 to less than 40 108 97 205
40 to less than 45 77 89 166
45 to less than 50 83 72 155
50 to less than 55 64 87 151
55 to less than 60 65 73 138
60 to less than 65 50 46 96
65 to less than 70 27 41 68
70 to less than 75 34 23 57
75 to less than 80 10 11 21
80 to less than 85 4 7 11
85 to less than 90 2 4 6
90 to less than 95 0 3 3
Total 1693 1619 3312

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 2,042, yet the number of the registered voters is only 1,763, garnering 86.34% of the actual voters in the barangay.


Health and Nutrition

There are 22 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 8 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
  432 226 206      
  Above Normal       12 4 8
  Normal       289 149 140
  Below Normal (moderate)       20 7 13
  Below Normal (severe)       2 1 1

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


Housing

There are 4 or 0.5% 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 6 has the most number of households with 2. There are 18 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. Purok 6 (9 households) have the most number of households with informal settlers. The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:

 Tenure Status Magnitude Proportion
  Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot 471 63.99
  Rent house/room including lot 11 1.49
  Own house, rent lot 3 0.41
  Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 207 28.13
  Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 3 0.41
  Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 26 3.53
  Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner 7 0.95
  Living in a public space with rent 1 0.14
  Living in a public space without rent 7 0.95
  Other tenure status 0 0.00

Water and Sanitation

48 or 6.5% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 7 has the most number of households with no access with 25. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 596 80.98
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 63 8.56
  Closed pit 29 3.94
  Open pit 8 1.09
  No toilet 40 5.43

Meanwhile, there are 26 households from the barangay that have no access to safe water. Purok 5 has the most number of households who have no access with safe water with 16. The source of the drinking water can be shown below:

 Source of Drinking Water Magnitude Proportion
  Own faucet water inside the household 681 92.53
  Own faucet water inside the yard 5 0.68
  Public tap/stand pipe 13 1.77
  Tube well or borehole 8 1.09
  Protected dug well 0 0.00
  Semi-protected dug well 0 0.00
  Unprotected dug well 0 0.00
  Protected spring water 1 0.14
  Unprotected spring water 1 0.14
  Rain water 0 0.00
  Tanker truck/Peddler 0 0.00
  Bottled/Mineral water 2 0.27
  Others 25 3.40

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 98 children (55 male and 43 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 5 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.

In high school participation, a total of 149 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (77) than females (72) who are not attending high school. Purok 7 has the most members not in high school with 55.

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
                   
  838 448 390 55 31 24 6.56 6.92 6.15
                   
  Purok 01 59 39 20 3 2 1 5.08 5.13 5.00
  Purok 02 58 33 25 2 1 1 3.45 3.03 4.00
  Purok 03 96 54 42 2 1 1 2.08 1.85 2.38
  Purok 04 73 33 40 2 0 2 2.74 0.00 5.00
  Purok 05 158 88 70 11 7 4 6.96 7.95 5.71
  Purok 06 126 59 67 11 8 3 8.73 13.56 4.48
  Purok 07 268 142 126 24 12 12 8.96 8.45 9.52

Of the total 2,593 who are aged 10 and above, 28 are illiterate with 11 male and 17 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
                   
  2593 1322 1271 28 11 17 1.08 0.83 1.34
                   
  Purok 01 216 121 95 6 3 3 2.78 2.48 3.16
  Purok 02 209 115 94 5 2 3 2.39 1.74 3.19
  Purok 03 280 138 142 4 2 2 1.43 1.45 1.41
  Purok 04 230 117 113 1 0 1 0.43 0.00 0.88
  Purok 05 442 227 215 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 06 362 172 190 5 3 2 1.38 1.74 1.05
  Purok 07 854 432 422 7 1 6 0.82 0.23
1.42

Income and Livelihood

There are 960 members (674 male and 286 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 38 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 26 male and 19 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 736 households, there are 10 households that have experienced food shortage. 280 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 38% 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 112.

171 households or 23.2% 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 7 (61 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 137 122 15 14.97 18.83 5.62
  Mining and Quarrying 30 27 3 3.28 4.17 1.12
  Manufacturing 24 16 8 2.62 2.47 3.00
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 11 11 0 1.20 1.70 0.00
  Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 11 5 6 1.20 0.77 2.25
  Construction 194 190 4 21.20  29.32 1.50
  Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 91 41 50 9.95 6.33 18.73
  Transportation and Storage 104 101 3 11.37 15.59 1.12
  Accommodation and Food Service Activities 26 12 14 2.84 1.85 5.24
  Information and Communication 16 8 8 1.75 1.23 3.00
  Financial and Insurance Activities 11 8 3 1.20 1.23 1.12
  Real Estate Activities 1 1 0 0.11 0.15 0.00
  Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 14 8 6 1.53 1.23 2.25
  Administrative and Support Service Activities 14 10 4 1.53 1.54 1.50
  Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 37 29 8 4.04 4.48 3.00
  Education 49 10 39 5.36 1.54 14.61
  Human Health & Social Work Activities 17 3 14 1.86 0.46 5.24
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3 1 2 0.33 0.15 0.75
  Other Service Activities 129 69 60 14.10 10.65 22.47
  Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 44 9 35 4.81 1.39 13.11
  Activities of Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies 3 2 1 0.33 0.31 0.37
Class of worker  
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female
             
  Worked for a household 191 146 45 20.87 22.53 16.85
  Worked for a private establishment 494 365 129 53.99 56.33 48.31
  Worked for government/ government corporation 110 55 55 12.02 8.49 20.60
  Self employed without employees 109 69 40 11.91 10.65 14.98
  Employer in own family-operated farm or business 30 23 7 3.28 3.55 2.62
  Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business 17 15 2 1.86 2.31 0.75
  Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business 15 10 5 1.64 1.54 1.87
  Working for government of another country 2 2 0 0.22 0.31 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 1 health facility which is the Barangay Health Center. The nearest hospital and drugstore could be found 1.5 kilometers from the Barangay Hall. Batang 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, Elementary School and a Private School (Fishermen of Christ Learning Center) that caters both elementary and high school education for deaf and mute persons. The nearest college or vocational school can be located 2.5 kilometers away from the barangay proper.

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

Garbage collection is the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 3.5 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