BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Luis D. Pernia
Councilors: Armando O. Barcia
Andres B. Bonita
Rosy C. Soliven
Danilo D. Pernia
Beverlie D. Deaño
Jomman C. Poot
Esteban P. Talavera
Secretary: Maricel Pinoy
Treasurer: Catalina Cañaveral

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Busac was once Sitio Anawon of the mother barangay Cavasi-Tinampo.

The name of the place was said to be from the first name of a certain person, Isaac Dolom. Isaac was a resident of the area and is fond of occasions such as Sta. Cruzan. Due to this, he often gathered people to celebrate this occasion and carry out dance afterwards. Thus, “Isaac” was deeply associated to the place. Through time, the name “Isaac” became “Busac”.

In 1936, the first Teniente del Bario was Bernardino Cañaveral. At that time there are 71 households in the area.

A fiesta is celebrated every 3rd Saturday of October in honor of their patron saint, ___________.


GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

Busac has a total land area of 536.72 hectares (ha. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Oma-oma; on the West by Barangay Paulba; on the North by Barangay Allang; and on the South by Barangay Tandarura.

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 268 with a population of 1,193 where 628 are male and 565 are female. It has an average household size of 4. 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 92 73 165
5 to less than 10 84 74 158
10 to less than 15 86 83 169
15 to less than 20 55 55 110
20 to less than 25 54 48 102
25 to less than 30 46 38 84
30 to less than 35 51 48 99
35 to less than 40 31 26 57
40 to less than 45 27 13 40
45 to less than 50 21 25 46
50 to less than 55 18 16 34
55 to less than 60 24 25 49
60 to less than 65 12 19 31
65 to less than 70 14 5 19
70 to less than 75 5 10 15
75 to less than 80 2 5 7
80 to less than 85 4 0 4
85 to less than 90 2 2 4
Total 628 565 1193

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 654, yet the number of the registered voters is only 504, garnering 77.06% of the actual voters in the barangay.


Health and Nutrition

There are 20 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 10 of whom are male and 10 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
195 110 85
Above Normal 1 1 0
Normal 154 84 70
Below Normal (moderate) 17 8 9
Below Normal (severe) 3 2 1

There is 2 incidences that children under 5 years old died and no incidences that woman who died due to pregnancy related-causes death.


Housing

There are 17 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. Purok 5 has the most households living in makeshift housing with 5. 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. All of these households can be found in Purok 2. The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:

 Tenure Status Magnitude Proportion
Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot 99 36.94
Rent house/room including lot 0 0.00
Own house, rent lot 0 0.00
Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 154 57.46
Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 5 1.87
Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 10 3.73
Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner 0 0.00
Other tenure status 0 0.00

Water and Sanitation

141 or 52.6% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 4 and 5 has the most number of households with no access with 29 each. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 80 29.85
Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 17 6.34
Closed pit 30 11.19
Open pit 35 13.06
No toilet 106 39.55

Meanwhile, there are 89 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 1 (24 households). The source of the drinking water can be shown below:

 Source of Drinking Water Magnitude Proportion
Own faucet water inside the household 3 1.12
Own faucet water inside the yard 19 7.09
Public tap/stand pipe 26 9.70
Tube well or bore hole 3 1.12
Protected dug well 4 1.49
Semi-protected dug well 5 1.87
Unprotected dug well 61 22.76
Protected spring water 117 43.66
Unprotected spring water 27 10.07
Bottled/Mineral water 3 1.12
Others 0 0.00

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 23 children (12 male and 11 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 10 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.

In high school participation, a total of 56 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (37) than females (19) who are not attending high school. Purok 4 and 7 has the most members not in high school with 10 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
344 179 165 47 35 12 13.66 19.55 7.27
                   
Purok 01 33 18 15 8 7 1 24.24 38.89 6.67
Purok 02 55 29 26 5 3 2 9.09 10.34 7.69
Purok 03 37 16 21 7 7 0 18.92 43.75 0.00
Purok 04 39 22 17 7 4 3 17.95 18.18 17.65
Purok 05 89 46 43 7 5 2 7.87 10.87 4.65
Purok 06 47 25 22 4 2 2 8.51 8.00 9.09
Purok 07 44 23 21 9 7 2 20.45 30.43 9.52

Of the total 870 who are aged 10 and above, 22 are illiterate with 15 male and 7 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
870 452 418 22 15 7 2.53 3.32 1.67
                   
Purok 01 110 55 55 8 5 3 7.27 9.09 5.45
Purok 02 124 65 59 4 3 1 3.23 4.62 1.69
Purok 03 92 48 44 1 1 0 1.09 2.08 0.00
Purok 04 107 57 50 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Purok 05 204 107 97 3 2 1 1.47 1.87 1.03
Purok 06 128 62 66 2 1 1 1.56 1.61 1.52
Purok 07 105 58 47 4 3 1 3.81 5.17 2.13

Income and Livelihood

There are 468 members (318 male and 150 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 31 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 13 male and 22 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 268 households, there are 90 households that have experienced food shortage. 198 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 73.9% 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 5 has the most number of households living below the poverty threshold with 49.

138 households or 51.5% 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 5 (40 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 269 217 52 62.12 71.15 40.63
Mining and Quarrying 1 1 0 0.23 0.33 0.00
Manufacturing 2 1 1 0.46 0.33 0.78
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 1 1 0 0.23 0.33 0.00
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 1 1 0 0.23 0.33 0.00
Construction 19 19 0 4.39 6.23 0.00
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 37 10 27 8.55 3.28 21.09
Transportation and Storage 30 30 0 6.93 9.84 0.00
Accommodation and Food Service Activities 4 4 0 0.92 1.31 0.00
Information and Communication 1 1 0 0.23 0.33 0.00
Financial and Insurance Activities 2 0 2 0.46 0.00 1.56
Real Estate Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 1 1 0 0.23 0.33 0.00
Administrative and Support Service Activities 1 0 1 0.23 0.00 0.78
Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 4 2 2 0.92 0.66 1.56
Education 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Human Health & Social Work Activities 4 0 4 0.92 0.00 3.13
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1 1 0 0.23 0.33 0.00
Other Service Activities 31 13 18 7.16 4.26 14.06
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 24 3 21 5.54 0.98 16.41
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 27 6 21 6.24 1.97 16.41
Worked for a private establishment 73 52 21 16.86 17.05 16.41
Worked for government/ government corporation 20 9 11 4.62 2.95 8.59
Self employed without employees 40 17 23 9.24 5.57 17.97
Employer in own family-operated farm or business 108 94 14 24.94 30.82 10.94
Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business 46 36 10 10.62 11.80 7.81
Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business 119 91 28 27.48 29.84 21.88
Working for government of another country 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 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 15 person victimized by a crime in the barangay. The crimes committed are Theft (14) and Physical Injury (1). Purok 3, 6 and 7 (4 incidences) have the most incidences of crime committed.


Service Institutions and Infrastructure

The barangay has 1 health facility which is the Barangay Health Center. The nearest hospital and drugstore could be found 21 kilometers and 5 kilometers from the Barangay Hall, respectively. Busac Covered Court and Barangay Outpost are the service facilities in the barangay. Educational facility can also be found with two Day Care Centers and Elementary School. The nearest High School and College or Vocational School can be located 5 kilometers and 21 kilometers away from the barangay proper, respectively.

The public transportation present in the barangay is Jeepney and Motorcycle. The road is concrete and in good condition, it is maintained by the City Government.

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