BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Magno R. Pontigon
Councilors: Froilan M. Pago
  Salvador D. Sanchez
  Eredina N. Ocampo
  Sandy O. Tuagnon
  Nannette P. Pago
  Josephine P. Pingal
  Remedios R. Claron
SK Chairman: Victor O. Pago
Secretary: Angelie A. Peape
Treasurer: Roberto C.Tuagnon

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Cavasi was one of the original barangays of Ligao in existence during the Cadastral Survey conducted on March 4, 1932.

The barangay is the oldest settlement when it was still part of Libon, during the Spanish era. According to legend, there was a Spanish who has been to the place. He was asking the name of the place in a foreign tongue. The native, not understanding what the stranger was saying, referred the stranger to the “Cabeza”, the head of the place. The stranger, also do not understand what the native was saying, thought that the place was named “Cabeza”. So, the place was known as “Cabeza” until the passing of time that it became “Cavasi”.

A fiesta is celebrated every 7th day of October in honor of the patron saint, Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

Cavasi has a total land area of 98.56 hectares (ha). Its terrain is relatively flat. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Tagpo; on the West by Barangay Tinampo; on the North by Barangay Bobonsuran; and on the South by Barangay Ranao-Ranao.

It has a tropical climate. Heavy rainfall occurs during the months of June to November and the dry season is from the month of January to May.


Demography

According to the 2012 Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Survey, the total number of households is 198 with a population of 877 where 433 are male and 444 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 42 58 100
5 to less than 10 50 39 89
10 to less than 15 44 46 90
15 to less than 20 39 46 85
20 to less than 25 49 40 89
25 to less than 30 32 33 65
30 to less than 35 29 30 59
35 to less than 40 31 22 53
40 to less than 45 23 20 43
45 to less than 50 24 25 49
50 to less than 55 10 21 31
55 to less than 60 21 20 41
60 to less than 65 12 19 31
65 to less than 70 13 9 22
70 to less than 75 9 9 18
75 to less than 80 3 3 6
80 to less than 85 1 2 3
85 to less than 90 1 2 3
90 to less than 95 0 0 0
95 to less than 100 0 1 1
Total 433 445 878

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 567, yet the number of the registered voters is 495, garnering 87.30% of the actual voters in the barangay.


Health and Nutrition

There are 20 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 8 of whom are male and 12 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
  114 51 63      
  Above Normal       5 2 3
  Normal       88 41 47
  Below Normal (moderate)       17 5 12
  Below Normal (severe)       3 3 0
               

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


Housing

There is 1 household 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 is the location of the household that is living in makeshift housing. There is 1 household who is informal settler or where the housing units have been constructed on land that the occupants have no legal claim to, or occupy illegally. Purok 5 is the location of the household who is informal settler. The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:

 Tenure Status Magnitude Proportion
  Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot 138 69.70
  Rent house/room including lot 5 2.53
  Own house, rent lot 0 0.00
  Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 39 19.70
  Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 1 0.51
  Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 15 7.58
  Living in a public space without rent 0 0.00
  Other tenure status 0 0.00

Water and Sanitation

25 or 12.6% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 5 has the most number of households with no access with 10. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 149 75.25
  Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 23 11.62
  Closed pit 1 0.51
  Open pit 5 2.53
  No toilet 20 10.10
  Others 0 0.00

Meanwhile, there are 4 households from the barangay that have no access to safe water. Purok 1, 4, 5 and 6 have households with no access to improved water source with 1 each. The source of the drinking water can be shown below:

 Source of Drinking Water Magnitude Proportion
  Own faucet water inside the household 65 32.83
  Own faucet water inside the yard 2 1.01
  Public tap/stand pipe 91 45.96
  Bottled/Mineral water 38 19.19
  Others 2
1.01

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 14 children (7 male and 7 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 13 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (8) than females (5) who are not attending high school. Purok 1 has the most members not in high school with 3.

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
                   
  196 99 97 7 7 0 3.57 7.07 0.00
                   
  Purok 01 32 16 16 2 2 0 6.25 12.50 0.00
  Purok 02 26 13 13 1 1 0 3.85 7.69 0.00
  Purok 03 22 11 11 1 1 0 4.55 9.09 0.00
  Purok 04 16 11 5 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 05 60 29 31 1 1 0 1.67 3.45 0.00
  Purok 06 24 10 14 2 2 0 8.33 20.00 0.00
  Purok 07 16 9 7 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Of the total 689 who are aged 10 and above, 12 are illiterate with 5 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
                   
  689 341 348 12 5 7 1.74 1.47 2.01
                   
  Purok 01 113 51 62 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 02 100 51 49 3 2 1 3.00 3.92 2.04
  Purok 03 83 40 43 2 1 1 2.41 2.50 2.33
  Purok 04 51 26 25 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 05 161 79 82 5 1 4 3.11 1.27 4.88
  Purok 06 97 49 48 2 1 1 2.06 2.04 2.08
  Purok 07 84 45 39 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Income and Livelihood

There are 346 members (225 male and 121 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 23 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 23 male and 9 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 198 households, there is 1 household that have experienced food shortage. 89 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 44.9% 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 31.

63 households or 31.8% 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 (24 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 63 51 12 20.06 25.25 10.71
  Mining and Quarrying 3 3 0 0.96 1.49 0.00
  Manufacturing 21 10 11 6.69 4.95 9.82
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 3 2 1 0.96 0.99 0.89
  Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 1 1 0 0.32 0.50 0.00
  Construction 23 22 1 7.32 10.89 0.89
  Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 44 19 25 14.01 9.41 22.32
  Transportation and Storage 22 21 1 7.01 10.40 0.89
  Accommodation and Food Service Activities 6 5 1 1.91 2.48 0.89
  Information and Communication 1 1 0 0.32 0.50 0.00
  Financial and Insurance Activities 6 4 2 1.91 1.98 1.79
  Real Estate Activities 2 2 0 0.64 0.99 0.00
  Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 8 5 3 2.55 2.48 2.68
  Administrative and Support Service Activities 8 3 5 2.55 1.49 4.46
  Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 20 17 3 6.37 8.42 2.68
  Education 21 6 15 6.69 2.97 13.39
  Human Health & Social Work Activities 11 2 9 3.50 0.99 8.04
  Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Other Service Activities 47 30 17 14.97 14.85 15.18
  Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 13 2 11 4.14 0.99 9.82
  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 23 10 13 7.32 4.95 11.61
  Worked for a private establishment 107 77 30 34.08 38.12 26.79
  Worked for government/ government corporation 54 29 25 17.20 14.36 22.32
  Self employed without employees 39 21 18 12.42 10.40 16.07
  Employer in own family-operated farm or business 21 12 9 6.69 5.94 8.04
  Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business 41 36 5 13.06 17.82 4.46
  Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business 31 18 13 9.87 8.91 11.61
  Working for government of another country 7 3 4 2.23 1.49 3.57

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 are 6 person victimized by a crime in the barangay. The crime committed Murder/Homicide (1 incidence) and Theft (5 incidences). The purok where crime was committed were Purok 1 (1 incidence), Purok 3 (2 incidences) and Purok 4 (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 away from the Barangay Hall. Cavasi Covered Court and Barangay Outpost are the service facilities in the barangay. Educational facility can also be found with Day Care Center, Pre-School and Elementary School. The nearest High School is 800 meters from the barangay while College or Vocational School can be located 1 kilometer away from the barangay proper.

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

Garbage collection is the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 4 kilometers away from the barangay.

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