BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Joselito M. Peape
Councilors: Roberto B. Basilan
  Rolito R. Peape
  Noel B. Marbella
  Cecil R. Ballesteros
  Rolando P. Pedimonte
  Amadeo A. Basilan
  Jomar C. Rentillo
SK Chairman: Regina Q. Belmonte
Secretary: Ramon Regilme
Treasurer: Jimmy Rentillo

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Bobonsuran was once part of Barangay Cavasi. Today, it is separated from Binatagan by the Cabilogan River. A small footbridge usually made of bamboo or coconut trunk is used by people in crossing the river. The place is always prone to flood during heavy rains. When this occurs, the bridge is always washed away. The people laments that a stronger bridge should be built in order to withstand the heavy rains. So the said in local dialect, “bobonsuran na sana,” means to put a sturdy post to support a stronger bridge.

The place is also famous for its blacksmith.

A fiesta is celebrated every 11th day of May in honor of their patron saint, Our Lady of Lourdes.


GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

Binatagan has a total land area of 115.81 hectares (ha).  Its terrain is relatively flat. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Binatagan; on the West by Barangay Tinampo; on the North by the Municipality of Oas; and on the South by Barangay Cavasi.

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 136 with a population of 643 where 331 are male and 312 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 33 38 71
5 to less than 10 47 39 86
10 to less than 15 49 35 84
15 to less than 20 35 29 64
20 to less than 25 22 23 45
25 to less than 30 22 14 36
30 to less than 35 16 24 40
35 to less than 40 21 20 41
40 to less than 45 24 24 48
45 to less than 50 17 13 30
50 to less than 55 17 14 31
55 to less than 60 6 12 18
60 to less than 65 4 6 10
65 to less than 70 4 9 13
70 to less than 75 9 4 13
75 to less than 80 2 4 6
80 to less than 85 2 3 5
85 to less than 90 1 1 2
Total 331 312 643

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 368, yet the number of the registered voters is only 352, garnering 95.65% of the actual voters in the barangay.


Health and Nutrition

There are 10 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 2 of whom are male and 8 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
  90 43 47      
  Above Normal       0 0 0
  Normal       80 41 39
  Below Normal (moderate)       9 2 7
  Below Normal (severe)       1 0 1

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

Housing

There are 6 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. All of these households can be found in Purok 2. There are 5 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 2 (2 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 106 77.94
  Rent house/room including lot 0 0.00
  Own house, rent lot 0 0.00
  Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 23 16.91
  Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 5 3.68
  Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 1 0.74
  Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner 0 0.00
  Living in a public space without rent 0 0.00
  Other tenure status 1 0.74

Water and Sanitation

27 or 19.9% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 2 has the most number of households with no access with 8. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 108 79.71
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 1 0.74
  Closed pit 0 0.00
  Open pit 15 11.03
  No toilet 12 8.82

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 130 95.59
  Own faucet water inside the yard 0 0.00
  Public tap/stand pipe 3 2.21
  Tube well or borehole 0 0.00
  Protected dug well 0 0.00
  Protected spring water 0 0.00
  River, stream, dam, etc. 0 0.00
  Tanker truck/Peddler 0 0.00
  Bottled/Mineral water 3 2.21
  Others 0 0.00

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 7 children (6 male and 1 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 17 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.

In high school participation, a total of 30 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (20) than females (10) who are not attending high school. Purok 4 and 5 has the most members not in high school with 7 each.

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
                   
  185 108 77 18 13 5 9.73 12.04 6.49
                   
  Purok 01 32 18 14 2 1 1 6.25 5.56 7.14
  Purok 02 32 24 8 2 2 0 6.25 8.33 0.00
  Purok 03 19 11 8 1 1 0 5.26 9.09 0.00
  Purok 04 27 20 7 4 3 1 14.81 15.00 14.29
  Purok 05 29 14 15 6 4 2 20.69 28.57 13.33
  Purok 06 33 12 21 3 2 1 9.09 16.67 4.76
  Purok 07 13 9 4 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Of the total 486 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
                   
  486 251 235 11 6 5 2.26 2.39 2.13
                   
  Purok 01 80 40 40 2 1 1 2.50 2.50 2.50
  Purok 02 72 40 32 2 1 1 2.78 2.50 3.13
  Purok 03 72 35 37 2 1 1 2.78 2.86 2.70
  Purok 04 68 38 30 3 2 1 4.41 5.26 3.33
  Purok 05 73 37 36 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 06 90 44 46 1 0 1 1.11 0.00 2.17
  Purok 07 31 17 14 1 1 0 3.23 5.88 0.00

Income and Livelihood

There are 224 members (162 male and 62 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 5 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 5 male and 2 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 136 households, there are no households that have experienced food shortage. 88 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 61% 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 1 and 6 has the most number of households living below the poverty threshold with 16 each.

52 households or 38.2% 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 2 (11 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 88 79 9 40.55 50.32 15.00
  Mining and Quarrying 8 8 0 3.69 5.10 0.00
  Manufacturing 1 1 0 0.46 0.64 0.00
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Construction 16 16 0 7.37 10.19 0.00
  Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 40 19 21 18.43 12.10 35.00
  Transportation and Storage 9 9 0 4.15 5.73 0.00
  Accommodation and Food Service Activities 2 2 0 0.92 1.27 0.00
  Information and Communication 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Financial and Insurance Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Real Estate Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 1 1 0 0.46 0.64 0.00
  Administrative and Support Service Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 8 4 4 3.69 2.55 6.67
  Education 2 1 1 0.92 0.64 1.67
  Human Health & Social Work Activities 3 0 3 1.38 0.00 5.00
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Other Service Activities 30 17 13 13.82 10.83 21.67
  Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 16 2 14 7.37 1.27 23.33
  Activities of Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 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 2 person victimized by a crime in the barangay. The crimes committed are Theft and both happened in Purok 2.


Service Institutions and Infrastructure

The barangay has 1 health facility which is the Barangay Health Center. The nearest hospital and drugstore could be found 3 kilometers from the Barangay Hall. Bobonsuran Covered Court is the service facility in the barangay. Educational facility can also be found with Day Care Center. The nearest Pre-School, Elementary School is 2 kilometers away while High School and College or Vocational School can be located  3 kilometers away from the barangay proper.

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

Compost pits are the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 3 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