|Barangay Captain:||Gresilda R. Lumawon|
|Councilors:||Raul Isagani P. Paz|
|Redanto P. Peraz, Jr.|
|Nelson L. Paz|
|Arnel M. Quidep|
|Rudolfo R. Julia|
|Wilfredo A. Calwit|
|Ruben M. Cao|
|SK Chairman:||Reymark S. Arroco|
Early part of the 19th century, the land of Mahaba was covered by thick forest. In the forest there grew big trees, bananas, “kaubyan” trees and wild grasses. There were no highways for automobile.
It was named “mahaba” because of a long road from Ligao proper to brangay Mahaba without any intersection.
Today, the barangay is divided into two: “Mahabang-maigsi (halipot)” meaning short and “Mahabang-mahaba (halaba)” meaning long. Such division came to be because of the disagreement in their feast day.
“Mahabang-mahaba” celebrates the feast day of Señor San Roque every 15th day of June and “Mahabang-maigsi” celebrates the feast day of San Isidro every 15th day of August.
Mahaba has a total land area of 278.43 hectares (ha). 60% of this is agricultural land and 40% is residential land. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Barayong; on the West by the Municipality of Oas; on the North by Barangay Busay; and on the South by Barangay Tinago.
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.
According to the 2012 Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Survey, the total number of households is 703 with a population of 3,164 where 1,661 are male and 1,503 are female. It has an average household size of 5. The number of members according to their age group and sex is the following:
|0 to less than 5||179||164||343|
|5 to less than 10||200||163||363|
|10 to less than 15||213||200||413|
|15 to less than 20||208||167||375|
|20 to less than 25||139||106||245|
|25 to less than 30||93||75||168|
|30 to less than 35||106||100||206|
|35 to less than 40||90||78||168|
|40 to less than 45||81||90||171|
|45 to less than 50||97||82||179|
|50 to less than 55||65||72||137|
|55 to less than 60||58||55||113|
|60 to less than 65||46||47||93|
|65 to less than 70||36||32||68|
|70 to less than 75||30||34||64|
|75 to less than 80||8||15||23|
|80 to less than 85||10||16||26|
|85 to less than 90||1||5||6|
|90 to less than 95||0||2||2|
|95 to less than 100||1||0||1|
During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 1,883, yet the number of the registered voters is 1,480, garnering 78.60% of the actual voters in the barangay.
Health and Nutrition
There are 42 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 25 of whom are male and 17 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|
|Below Normal (moderate)||36||22||14|
|Below Normal (severe)||6||3||3|
There is 1 incidence that children under 5 years old died and no incidences where a woman died due to pregnancy related-causes death.
There are 37 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 1 (15 households). There are 4 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 1 and 4 have the most number of households with no access with 2 each. The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:
|Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot||611||86.91|
|Rent house/room including lot||2||0.28|
|Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner||57||8.11|
|Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner||3||0.43|
|Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner||25||3.56|
|Living in a public space with rent||0||0.00|
|Living in a public space without rent||1||0.14|
|Other tenure status||4||0.57|
Water and Sanitation
114 or 16.2% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 3 has the most number of households with no access with 32. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:
|Type of Toilet Facility||Magnitude||Proportion|
|Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own||503||71.55|
|Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared||37||5.26|
Meanwhile, there are 87 households from the barangay that have no access to safe water. Most of these households can be found in Purok 2 (37 households). The source of the drinking water can be shown below:
|Source of Drinking Water||Magnitude||Proportion|
|Own faucet water inside the household||130||18.49|
|Own faucet water inside the yard||52||7.40|
|Public tap/stand pipe||262||37.27|
|Protected dug well||14||1.99|
|Unprotected dug well||3||0.43|
|Protected spring water||1||0.14|
|Unprotected spring water||8||1.14|
|River, stream, dam, etc.||5||0.71|
In elementary participation, 40 children (19 male and 21 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 13 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.
In high school participation, a total of 138 children who are aged 13-16 are not in high school. There are more males (86) than females (52) who are not attending high school. Purok 1 has the most members not in high school with 32.
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|
Of the total 2,458 who are aged 10 and above, 30 are illiterate with 14 male and 16 female as shown below:
|Purok||Number of persons 10 years old and above||Illiterate persons 10 years old and above|
Income and Livelihood
There are 1,058 members (778 male and 280 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 22 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 19 male and 6 female who are considered unemployed.
Of the 703 households, there are 7 households that have experienced food shortage. 384 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 54.6% 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 96.
256 households or 36.4% 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 (69 households).
Here is the type of business/industry and class of worker in the barangay:
|Type of business/industry|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||445||416||29||43.08||54.81||10.58|
|Mining and Quarrying||2||2||0||0.19||0.26||0.00|
|Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply||6||4||2||0.58||0.53||0.73|
|Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities||1||1||0||0.10||0.13||0.00|
|Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles||98||27||71||9.49||3.56||25.91|
|Transportation and Storage||72||71||1||6.97||9.35||0.37|
|Accommodation and Food Service Activities||25||15||10||2.42||1.98||3.65|
|Information and Communication||11||6||5||1.06||0.79||1.82|
|Financial and Insurance Activities||1||0||1||0.10||0.00||0.37|
|Real Estate Activities||1||1||0||0.10||0.13||0.00|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities||8||6||2||0.77||0.79||0.73|
|Administrative and Support Service Activities||8||4||4||0.77||0.53||1.46|
|Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security||47||39||8||4.55||5.14||2.92|
|Human Health & Social Work Activities||20||1||19||1.94||0.13||6.93|
|Arts, Entertainment and Recreation||5||4||1||0.48||0.53||0.37|
|Other Service Activities||95||50||45||9.20||6.59||16.42|
|Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services||88||15||73||8.52||1.98||26.64|
|Activities of Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Class of worker|
|Worked for a household||233||146||87||22.56||19.24||31.75|
|Worked for a private establishment||297||215||82||28.75||28.33||29.93|
|Worked for government/ government corporation||78||44||34||7.55||5.80||12.41|
|Self employed without employees||174||122||52||16.84||16.07||18.98|
|Employer in own family-operated farm or business||24||16||8||2.32||2.11||2.92|
|Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business||168||162||6||16.26||21.34||2.19|
|Worked without pay on own family operated farm or business||78||67||11||7.55||8.83||4.01|
|Working for government of another country||12||5||7||1.16||0.66||2.55|
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 5 person victimized by a crime in the barangay. The crimes committed are Physical Injury (4 incidences) and other crimes (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 4 kilometers from the barangay. Mahaba Covered Court is the service facility in the barangay. Educational facilities can also be found with 2 Day Care Centers, Pre-School and Elementary School. The nearest High School and College or Vocational School is 4 kilometers from the barangay proper.
The public transportation present in the barangay is Tricycle and Motorcycle. The road is concrete (good condition) and natural/earth surface (fair condition), it is maintained by the Provincial and Barangay Government, respectively.
Compost pits is the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 6 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