BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Andrew P. Gomez
Councilors: Jun O. Calmante
  Glenda B. Atanante
  Bernabe A. Manga
  Jose Arnaldo P. Nicolas
  Ariel A. Lloren
  Roger Ll. Mustera
  Lilia P. Ros
SK Chairman: Joan P. Tojong
Secretary: Josephne Rojero
Treasurer: Arturo Lagare
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HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Bonga dates back to the original thirteen barangays of the Spanish times. It is also one of the original barangays of Ligao in existence during the Cadastral Survey conducted on March 4, 1932.

According to legend, the place has an abundance of betel nuts growing, known in the dialect as “Bonga”. Hence, the place was called “Bonga”.

During the Spanish regime, a community is already well established in the area. A certain Elpedio Perdigones was said to be the first Cabeza del Barrio.

A fiesta is celebrated every 16th day of August in honor of their patron saint, San Roque.


GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

Bonga has a total land area of 712.02 hectares (ha).  Its terrain is generally rolling. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Tuburan; on the West by Barangay Pandan; on the North by Barangay Dunao; and on the South by Barangay Pinamaniquian.

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 601 with a population of 2,940 where 1,497 are male and 1,443 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_yr sex Total
Male Female
0 to less than 5 203 164 367
5 to less than 10 189 206 395
10 to less than 15 205 170 375
15 to less than 20 167 150 317
20 to less than 25 139 123 262
25 to less than 30 83 109 192
30 to less than 35 98 95 193
35 to less than 40 93 75 168
40 to less than 45 72 74 146
45 to less than 50 56 70 126
50 to less than 55 52 52 104
55 to less than 60 52 49 101
60 to less than 65 33 39 72
65 to less than 70 23 19 42
70 to less than 75 18 20 38
75 to less than 80 7 11 18
 
80 to less than 85 4 12 16
85 to less than 90 3 2 5
90 to less than 95 0 2 2
Total 1497 1443 2940

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 1,662, yet the number of the registered voters is only 1,342, garnering 80.75% of the actual voters in the barangay.


Health and Nutrition

There are 30 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 15 of whom are male and 15 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
  446 245 201      
  Above Normal       1 0 1
  Normal       118 70 48
  Below Normal (moderate)       16 8 8
  Below Normal (severe)       14 7 7

There is 1 incidence that children under 5 years old died and no incidences that woman who died due to pregnancy related-causes death.


Housing

There are 3 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. These households can be found in Purok 1, 3 and 5. There are 40 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 3 (24 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 371 61.73
  Rent house/room including lot 16 2.66
  Own house, rent lot 9 1.50
  Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 127 21.13
  Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 7 1.16
  Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 38 6.32
  Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner 1 0.71
  Living in a public space without rent 32 5.32
  Other tenure status 0 0.00

Water and Sanitation

71 or 11.8% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 7 has the most number of households with no access with 22. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 237 39.43
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 161 26.79
  Closed pit 132 21.96
  Open pit 17 2.83
  No toilet 54 8.98

Meanwhile, there are 36 households from the barangay that have no access to safe water. The purok with the most number of households with no access to safe water is Purok 7 (23 households). The source of the drinking water can be shown below:

 Source of Drinking Water Magnitude Proportion
  Own faucet water inside the household 197 32.78
  Own faucet water inside the yard 60 9.98
  Public tap/stand pipe 238 39.60
  Protected dug well 52 8.65
  Semi-protected dug well 4 0.67
  Unprotected dug well 31 5.16
  Unprotected spring water 2 0.33
  Bottled/Mineral water 17 2.83
  Others 0 0.00

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 60 children (29 male and 31 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 97 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (59) than females (38) who are not attending high school. Purok 3 has the most members not in high school with 23.

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
                   
  832 428 404 58 38 20 6.97 8.88 4.95
                   
  Purok 01 128 67 61 7 5 2 5.47 7.46 3.28
  Purok 02 109 62 47 9 7 2 8.26 11.29 4.26
  Purok 03 135 75 60 12 10 2 8.89 13.33 3.33
  Purok 04 112 49 63 4 1 3 3.57 2.04 4.76
  Purok 05 140 72 68 9 5 4 6.43 6.94 5.88
  Purok 06 83 41 42 5 3 2 6.02 7.32 4.76
  Purok 07 125 62 63 12 7 5 9.60 11.29 7.94

Of the total 2,178 who are aged 10 and above, 17 are illiterate with 6 male and 11 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
                   
  2178 1105 1073 17 6 11 0.78 0.54 1.03
                   
  Purok 01 359 189 170 4 0 4 1.11 0.00 2.35
  Purok 02 274 138 136 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 03 387 207 180 2 1 1 0.52 0.48 0.56
  Purok 04 285 141 144 3 2 1 1.05 1.42 0.69
  Purok 05 303 152 151 4 1 3 1.32 0.66 1.99
  Purok 06 220 109 111 1 1 0 0.45 0.92 0.00
  Purok 07 350 169 181 3 1 2 0.86 0.59 1.11

Income and Livelihood

There are 993 members (657 male and 336 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 114 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 63 male and 102 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 601 households, there are 4 households that have experienced food shortage. 289 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 48.1% 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 66.

184 households or 30.6% 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 (49 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 178 158 20 21.50 26.60 8.55
  Mining and Quarrying 6 6 0 0.72 1.01 0.00
  Manufacturing 15 12 3 1.81 2.02 1.28
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 4 4 0 0.48 0.67 0.00
  Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 8 8 0 0.97 1.35 0.00
  Construction 126 125 1 15.22 21.04 0.43
  Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 178 70 108 21.50 11.78 46.15
  Transportation and Storage 88 87 1 10.63 14.65 0.43
  Accommodation and Food Service Activities 10 8 2 1.21 1.35 0.85
  Information and Communication 4 4 0 0.48 0.67 0.00
  Financial and Insurance Activities 8 4 4 0.97 0.64 1.71
  Real Estate Activities 3 2 1 0.36 0.34 0.43
  Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 1 1 0 0.12 0.17 0.00
  Administrative and Support Service Activities 6 2 4 0.72 0.34 1.71
  Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 72 60 12 8.70 10.10 5.13
  Education 16 6 12 2.17 1.01 5.13
  Human Health & Social Work Activities 16 7 9 1.93 1.18 3.85
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 12 10 2 1.45 1.68 0.85
  Other Service Activities 46 23 23 5.56 3.87 9.83
  Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 46 8 38 5.56 1.35 16.24
  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 82 40 42 9.90 6.73 17.95
  Worked for a private establishment 293 233 60 35.39 39.23 25.64
  Worked for government/ government corporation 119 84 35 14.37 14.14 14.96
  Self employed without employees 183 109 74 22.10 18.35 31.62
  Employer in own family-operated farm or business 10 7 3 1.21 1.18 1.28
  Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business 45 40 5 5.43 6.73 2.14
  Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business 111 91 20 13.41 15.32 8.55
  Working for government of another country 2 1 1 0.24 0.17 0.43

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 3 person victimized by a crime in the barangay. The crimes committed are Rape (2) and Physical Injury (1). The crime happened in Purok 1 (2 incidences) and 3 (1 incidence).


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 kilometer from the Barangay Hall. Bonga Covered Court is the service facility in the barangay. Educational facility can also be found with Day Care Center and Elementary School. The nearest High School and College or Vocational School can be located  1.5 kilometers away from the barangay proper.

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

Garbage collections are the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 500 meters away from the barangay.

The source of electricity in the barangay is provided and maintained by Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC).


CBMS 2012