BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Elmo C. Sanchez
Councilors: Jasper Ivan R. Guanzon
Maria Felipina Salvcion V. Juarez
Rodrigo R. Borromeo
Roberto P. Poot
Ronald R. Sodsod
Teddy P. Prianes
SK Chairman: Mark Alvin R. Matias
Secretary: Odessa C. Del Valle
Treasurer: Maria Carmen S. Rabe/td>

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Binatagan got its name from the word “mabatag”, a Bicol term which means abundant in bananas. According to stories, the barangay had plenty of banana plants, however, typhoons often visited the place that is why the plants become scarce. Overtime, the residents start calling the place “Binatagan”.

A fiesta is celebrated every 1st day of May in honor of their patron saint, St. Joseph the Worker.


GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

Binatagan has a total land area of 322.78 hectares (ha). It is bounded on the East by the Barangay Guilid; on the West and North by the Municipality of Oas; and on the South by the Barangay Bobonsuran.

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 607 with a population of 2,821 where 1,430 are male and 1,391 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 5 152 153 305
5 to less than 10 184 156 340
10 to less than 15 178 162 340
15 to less than 20 184 132 316
20 to less than 25 104 110 214
25 to less than 30 96 105 201
30 to less than 35 102 115 217
35 to less than 40 98 86 184
40 to less than 45 62 62 124
45 to less than 50 76 78 154
50 to less than 55 48 60 108
55 to less than 60 48 45 93
60 to less than 65 47 32 79
65 to less than 70 21 34 55
70 to less than 75 12 24 36
75 to less than 80 12 20 32
80 to less than 85 6 10 16
85 to less than 90 2 7 9
90 to less than 95 1 1 2
Total 1433 1392 28

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 1,709, yet the number of the registered voters is only 1,488, garnering 87.07% of the actual voters in the barangay.

Health and Nutrition

There are 48 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 21 of whom are male and 27 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
359 176 183
Above Normal 2 1 1
Normal 287 139 148
Below Normal (moderate) 48 21 27
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.


HOUSING

There are 34 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, which are being used as living quarters at the time of the census. 9 of these households can be found both in Purok 4 and 7. There are 29 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 4 (23 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 329 54.20
Rent house/room including lot 35 5.77
Own house, rent lot 55 9.06
Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 139 22.90
Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 20 3.29
Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 16 2.64
Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner 4 0.66
Living in a public space without rent 5 0.82
Other tenure status 1 0.16
Water and Sanitation

57 or 9.4% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 4 has the most number of households with no access with 24. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 461 75.95
Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 69 11.37
Closed pit 17 2.80
Open pit 30 4.94
No toilet 27 4.45

Meanwhile, there are 2 households from the barangay that have no access to safe water. It is situated in Purok 4 and 5. The source of the drinking water can be shown below:

 Source of Drinking Water Magnitude Proportion
Own faucet water inside the household 587 96.71
Own faucet water inside the yard 10 1.65
Public tap/stand pipe 2 0.33
Tube well or borehole 1 0.16
Protected dug well 0 0.00
Semi-protected dug well 0 0.00
Unprotected dug well 0 0.00
Protected spring water 0 0.00
Unprotected spring water 0 0.00
River, stream, dam, etc. 1 0.16
Tanker truck/Peddler 0 0.00
Bottled/Mineral water 2 0.33
Others 1 0.16

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 52 children (31 male and 21 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 9 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.

In high school participation, a total of 123 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (74) than females (49) who are not attending high school. Purok 4 has the most members not in high school with 43.

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
750 408 342 53 33 20 7.07 8.09 5.85
                   
Purok 01 33 16 17 1 1 0 3.03 6.25 0.00
Purok 02 106 54 52 6 5 1 5.66 9.26 1.92
Purok 03 145 78 67 7 4 3 4.83 5.13 4.48
Purok 04 175 99 76 29 20 9 16.57 20.20 11.84
Purok 05 76 40 36 2 0 2 2.63 0.00 5.56
Purok 06 86 50 36 3 1 2 3.49 2.00 5.56
Purok 07 129 71 58 5 2 3 3.88 2.82 5.17

Of the total 2,180 who are aged 10 and above, 11 are illiterate with 6 male and 5 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
2180 1097 1083 11 6 5 0.50 0.55 0.46
                   
Purok 01 142 64 78 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Purok 02 337 161 176 2 2 0 0.59 1.24 0.00
Purok 03 369 190 179 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Purok 04 473 251 222 6 2 4 1.27 0.80 1.80
Purok 05 296 138 158 2 2 0 0.68 1.45 0.00
Purok 06 252 136 116 1 0 1 0.40 0.00 0.86
Purok 07 311 157 154 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Income and Livelihood

There are 867 members (558 male and 309 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 47 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 39 male and 26 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 607 households, there is only 1 household that have experienced food shortage. 266 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 43.8% 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 75.

177 households or 29.2% 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 4 (53 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 95 89 6 11.85 17.15 2.12
Mining and Quarrying 11 7 4 1.37 1.35 1.41
Manufacturing 10 6 4 1.25 1.16 1.41
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 8 8 0 1.00 1.54 0.00
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 2 2 0 0.25 0.39 0.00
Construction 109 104 5 13.59 20.04 1.77
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 133 59 74 16.58 11.37 26.15
Transportation and Storage 89 88 1 11.10 16.96 0.35
Accommodation and Food Service Activities 21 8 13 2.62 1.54 4.59
Information and Communication 5 2 3 0.62 0.39 1.06
Financial and Insurance Activities 6 3 3 0.75 0.58 1.06
Real Estate Activities 2 0 2 0.25 0.00 0.71
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 17 9 8 2.12 1.73 2.83
Administrative and Support Service Activities 16 7 9 2.00 1.35 3.18
Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 35 29 6 4.36 5.59 2.12
Education 61 15 46 7.61 2.89 16.25
Human Health & Social Work Activities 23 4 19 2.87 0.77 6.71
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Other Service Activities 101 52 49 12.59 10.02 17.31
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 83 32 51 10.35 6.17 18.02
Activities of Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies 1 1 0 0.12 0.19 0.00
Class of worker
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female
             
Worked for a household 292 194 98 36.41 37.38 34.63
Worked for a private establishment 230 161 69 28.68 31.02 24.38
Worked for government/ government corporation 128 55 73 15.96 10.60 25.80
Self employed without employees 112 70 42 13.97 13.49 14.84
Employer in own family-operated farm or business 36 22 14 4.49 4.24 4.95
Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business 18 7 1 2.24 3.28 0.35
Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business 3 2 1 0.37 0.39 0.35
Working for government of another country 9 4 5 1.12 0.77 1.77

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 15 person victimized by a crime in the barangay. The crime committed are Theft (11 incidences) and Physical Injury (4 incidences).


Service Institutions and Infrastructure

The barangay has 1 health facility which is the Barangay Health Center. The nearest hospital and drugstore could be found half kilometer from the Barangay Hall. Binatagan 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 High School and College or Vocational School can be located 300 meters away from the barangay proper.

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

Garbage collections are the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 2 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