BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Esteban B. Capuz
Councilors: Jesusa A. Bongon
Salvador P. Azores
Florencia R. Colima
Felix D. Morillo
Frederick C. Quililan
Jocely T. Sabaulan
Rosemarie Q. Azores
SK Chairman: Adrian Jones C. Dela Torre
Secretary: Marife A. Azores
Treasurer: Rosemarie C. Pedrajeta

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

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

The original settlers of the barangay were the “Aetas” or “Agtas” in the local dialect. The head of these “Agtas” was a certain person called “Herrera”. The place was known then as “Herrera” or “the land of Herrera”.

The first houses built in the locality belong to the families of Patasin and Peralta. The first Teniente del Barrio was Nicomedes Pinpin.

A fiesta is celebrated every 30th day of August in honor of their patron saint, San Ramon Nonato.


GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

Herrera has a total land area of 416.40 hectares (ha). 41.46 ha is residential land, 91.79 ha is agricultural land, 249.84 ha is mountainous land, 12.49 ha is idle land and 20.82 ha are aquatic resources. It is part of the Mayon Unit Cluster of barangays. Its terrain is generally flat to rolling. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Nasisi; on the West by Barangay Barayong; on the North by Barangays Basag; and on the South by Barangay Batang.

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 493 with a population of 2,559 where 1,280 are male and 1,278 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 5 172 146 318
5 to less than 10 163 157 320
10 to less than 15 152 159 311
15 to less than 20 138 157 295
20 to less than 25 125 118 243
25 to less than 30 88 89 177
30 to less than 35 65 66 131
35 to less than 40 67 69 136
40 to less than 45 66 49 115
45 to less than 50 42 49 91
50 to less than 55 54 67 121
55 to less than 60 53 41 94
60 to less than 65 33 33 66
65 to less than 70 26 28 54
70 to less than 75 14 26 40
75 to less than 80 12 15 27
80 to less than 85 6 5 11
85 to less than 90 4 1 5
90 to less than 95 0 3 3
Total 1280 1278 2558

During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 1,479, yet the number of the registered voters is 1,191, garnering 80.53% of the actual voters in the barangay.


Health and Nutrition

There are 23 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 10 of whom are male and 13 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
373 199 174
Above Normal 0 0 0
Normal 336 182 154
Below Normal (moderate) 22 10 12
Below Normal (severe) 1 0 1

There are 2 incidences that children under 5 years old died and no incidence where a woman died due to pregnancy related-causes death.


Housing

There are 4 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. Most of these households can be found in Purok 6 (2 households). There are 5 households who is informal settlers or where the housing units have been constructed on land that the occupants have no legal claim to, or occupy illegally. Purok 7 has the most households who are informal settlers with 3. The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:

 Tenure Status Magnitude Proportion
Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot 422 85.60
Rent house/room including lot 2 0.41
Own house, rent lot 1 0.20
Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner 25 5.07
Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner 2 0.41
Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner 18 3.65
Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner 1 0.20
Living in a public space with rent 0 0.00
Living in a public space without rent 2 0.41
Other tenure status 20 4.06

Water and Sanitation

78 or 15.8% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 4 has the most number of households with no access with 26. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:

 Type of Toilet Facility Magnitude Proportion
Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own 301 61.05
Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared 15 3.04
Closed pit 99 20.08
Open pit 4 0.81
No toilet 74 15.01
Others 0 0.00

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 302 61.26
Own faucet water inside the yard 11 2.23
Public tap/stand pipe 155 31.44
Tube well or borehole 6 1.22
Protected dug well 19 3.85
Unprotected dug well 0 0.00
Bottled/Mineral water 0 0.00

Basic Education

In elementary participation, 54 children (26 male and 28 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 8 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.

In high school participation, a total of 83 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (49) than females (34) who are not attending high school. Purok 7 has the most members not in high school with 20.

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
706 348 358 45 25 21 6.52 7.18 5.87
                   
Purok 01 72 36 36 6 2 4 8.33 5.56 11.11
Purok 02 132 60 72 6 2 4 4.55 3.33 5.56
Purok 03 72 35 37 4 2 2 5.56 5.71 5.41
Purok 04 155 66 89 5 4 1 3.23 6.06 1.12
Purok 05 57 25 32 2 2 0 3.51 8.00 0.00
Purok 06 95 56 39 11 7 4 11.58 12.50 10.26
Purok 07 123 70 53 12 6 6 9.76 8.57 11.32

Of the total 1,920 who are aged 10 and above, 28 are illiterate with 12 male and 16 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
1920 945 975 28 12 16 1.46 1.27 1.64
                   
Purok 01 209 107 102 1 1 0 0.48 0.93 0.00
Purok 02 317 145 172 4 3 1 1.26 2.07 0.58
Purok 03 189 91 98 1 1 0 0.53 1.10 0.00
Purok 04 396 184 212 5 2 3 1.26 1.09 1.42
Purok 05 190 99 91 1 0 1 0.53 0.00 1.10
Purok 06 315 158 157 12 4 8 3.81 2.53 5.10
Purok 07 304 161 143 4 1 3 1.32 0.62 2.10

Income and Livelihood

There are 853 members (786 male and 570 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 54 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 36 male and 31 female who are considered unemployed.

Of the 493 households, there are no households that have experienced food shortage. 259 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 52.5% 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 2 has the most number of households living below the poverty threshold with 52.

192 households or 38.9% 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 6 and 7 (40 households each).

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 312 293 19 39.69 51.40 8.80
Mining and Quarrying 6 6 0 0.76 1.05 0.00
Manufacturing 21 16 5 2.67 2.81 2.31
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply 5 3 2 0.64 0.53 0.93
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities 1 1 0 0.13 0.18 0.00
Construction 86 84 2 10.94 14.74 0.93
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles 134 59 75 17.05 10.35 34.72
Transportation and Storage 53 52 1 6.74 9.12 0.46
Accommodation and Food Service Activities 19 11 8 2.42 1.93 3.70
Information and Communication 3 1 2 0.38 0.18 0.93
Financial and Insurance Activities 4 2 2 0.51 0.35 0.93
Real Estate Activities 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities 5 2 3 0.64 0.35 1.39
Administrative and Support Service Activities 5 2 3 0.64 0.35 1.39
Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security 18 12 6 2.29 2.11 2.78
Education 23 4 19 2.93 0.70 8.80
Human Health & Social Work Activities 11 0 11 1.40 0.00 5.09
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 7 4 3 0.89 0.70 1.39
Other Service Activities 59 31 28 7.51 5.44 12.96
Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services 57 6 51 7.25 1.05 23.61
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 134 71 63 17.05 12.46 29.17
Worked for a private establishment 257 188 69 32.70 32.98 31.94
Worked for government/ government corporation 57 21 36 7.25 3.68 16.67
Self employed without employees 222 165 57 28.24 28.95 26.39
Employer in own family-operated farm or business 29 24 5 3.69 4.21 2.31
Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business 64 59 5 8.14 10.35 2.31
Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business 66 61 5 8.40 10.70 2.31
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 are 5 persons victimized by a crime in the barangay. The crimes committed were Theft (4 incidences) and Murder/Homicide (1 incidence).


Service Institutions and Infrastructure

The barangay has 1 health facility which is the Barangay Health Center. The nearest Hospitals and Private Drugstores are 7 kilometers from the barangay. Herrera Covered Court is the service facility in the barangay. Educational facilities can also be found with two Day Care Center, Pre-School and Elementary School. The nearest High School and College or Vocational School is 7 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 City Government.

Garbage collection is the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 8 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