|Barangay Captain:||Cristobal B. Quiamno|
|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|
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
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.
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:
|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|
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|
|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.
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:
|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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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