BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Jocelyn Paje
Councilors: Shirley P. Rangel
Cyrus A. Piando
Victorino A. Cañal
Hermogenes B. Burce
Reynan C. Altamera
Nimfa B. Tibor
Aurora Tibor
SK Chairman: Roy P. Ascutia
Secretary: Roberto Arie Tibor, Jr.
Treasurer: Nelson Competente

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The origin of the name of the area came from the local term “busay” which means waterfalls. There is a waterfall in the area and it is where the barangay got its name, Busay.

The early settlers of the area were the families of Realubit and Payno. The first Teniente del Bario was Gavino Revilla in 1925.

A fiesta is celebrated every 14th day of May in honor of their patron saint, San Buenaventura.


Physical Characteristics

Barangay Busay has a total land area of 379.46 hectares (ha). The terrain of the area is flat to rolling. It is situated near Mt. Masaraga. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Barayong; on the West and North by the Municipality of Oas; and on the South by Barangay Pinit.

Its climate is variable (wet and dry). The dry season starts from January to May, and the rainy season from June to December.


Educational Health and Service Facilities
Table 1. Basic Public Facilities present in the Barangay
Facility No. Distance to the Nearest Facility
Educational Facility
College/Vocational 1.5 kms
Secondary 1.5 kms
Elementary 1
Day Care Center 1
Health Facility
Private Medical Clinic 11 kms
Maternal and Child Clinic 4 kms
Barangay Health Center 1
Dental Clinic 11 kms
Drugstores 11 kms
Service Facilities
Post Office 11 kms
Police Station 11 kms
Barangay Outpost 1
Livestock Facility
Bank 11 kms
Market 11kms
Public Transport Terminal
Multi-Purpose Hall 1
Gas Station
Accommodation Establishment
Restaurant
Sport Facility

The barangay day care center and the Busay Elementary School are the only educational facilities in barangay Busay. The nearest secondary educational facility is located 1.5 kilometers away, while the closest college/university can be found 1.5 kilometers away.

The barangay also provides basic health care services through its Barangay Health Center. The nearest public/private hospital and drugstore can be found 11 kilometers from the barangay hall respectively.

Multi-Purpose Hall, and Barangay Outpost are the two (2) Service Facilities offered in the barangay. Other nearest Service Facilities are located 11 km away, in the center hub of the City of Ligao.


Mode of Public Transportation

Barangay Busay can be accessed by land through motorcycles, tricycles and PUJs (Going to Tabaco). There are concrete access roads that connect the barangay to other places in the municipality.

By land, Barangay Busay is approximately a 20-minute ride from Poblacion of City of Ligao.

Tricycles and motorcycles are used as public transportation to move around the barangay.


Credit Institutions

There are 3 credit institution present in the barangay. These are the TSPI which can be contacted through Pamela Ocfemia, SOCIAL ACTION which can be contacted through Lilian Letada, and the SEA LPG SEED which can be contacted through the LGU – Ligao City.

One of the biggest credit institutions in the city is the Local Government of Ligao City through the City Cooperative and Development Office and City Agriculture Office, with the goal of uplifting the economic status of the families in the City.


Water & Sanitation

Majority of the residents in barangay Busay have access to potable water through community water systems (shared faucet / own use faucet), piped deep wells, piped shallow wells, dug wells, protected and unprotected springs, peddlers and bottled water.


Power and Electricity

The Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) provides electric service in the barangay.


Waste Management

Barangay Busay primary form of waste management are burning of waste, they also practice waste management by dumping their garbage in an open pit and closed pit, some have their own compost pits while others segregate both biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes and are placed in the barangay Material Recovery Facility and then collected by the City of Ligao garbage truck.

The Ecological Solid Waste Management are strengthened through City Ordinances 2011-002 also known as Solid Waste Management Ordinance and 2011-018, the Anti-Plastic Ordinance. These ordinances are in compliance to Republic Act 9003, otherwise known as Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.


Peace and Order

Barangay Tanods conduct daily rounds to ensure maintenance of Peace and Order in the barangay, focusing their rounds more on the barangay proper.