BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Manuel B. Bangate
Councilors: Verginia F. Cantilla
Lolita N. Bangate
Joselito R. Moraledo
Alberto P. Pinoy
Mark Anthony M. Niebres
Armando C. Alejandre
Domingo T. Pintang
SK Chairman: Jerson P. Salomon
Secretary: Angelita C. Mesias
Treasurer: Rochelle C. Niebres


History

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

During the onset of the rainy seasons, the early road network is usually flooded. As the flood recede, the roads remain muddy. Whenever travelers pass by, they usually comment that it is “malamaw” meaning muddy. That is how the place was known. Eventually, it became “Malama”.

The first settlers of the place where the families of Porillo, Presones, and Posiquit.

A fiesta is celebrated every 4th day of August in honor of their patron saint, Sto. Domingo de Guzman.


Physical Characteristics

Malama has a total land area of 527.30 hectares (ha). 122 ha is residential land, 22.30 ha is commercial land, 27 ha is industrial land, 148 ha is agricultural land, 78 ha is mineral land, 115 ha is timberland and 15 ha are special classes. Its terrain is mountainous. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Malama; on the West by Barangay Francia; on the North by Barangay Paulba; and on the South by Barangay Balanac.

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.


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 21 kms
Secondary 3 kms
Elementary 1
Day Care Center 1
Health Facility
Private Medical Clinic 21 kms
Maternal and Child Clinic 3 kms
Barangay Health Center 1
Dental Clinic 21 kms
Drugstores 21 kms
Service Facilities
Post Office 21 kms
Police Station
Barangay Outpost 1
Bank 21 kms
Market 1 21 kms
Public Transport Terminal 21 kms
Multi-Purpose Hall 1
Gas Station 3 kms
Accommodation Establishment 21 kms
Restaurant 21 kms
Sport Facility 21 kms

Barangay Malama has 2 Educational Facilities, one (1) of which is a Day Care Center and one (1) Elementary School.

The barangay also provides basic health care services through its Barangay Health Center. The nearest public/private hospital and drugstore can be found 21 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 21 kms away, in the center hub of the City of Ligao.


Mode of Public Transportation

Barangay Malama can be accessed by land through public utility jeepneys (PUJs going to Pioduran), and motorcycles / habal habal. There are concrete access roads that connect the barangay to other places in the municipality.

By land, Barangay Malama is approximately a 25 to 30-minute ride from Poblacion of City of Ligao.

Single motorcycles / habal-habal are used as public transportation to move around the barangay.


Credit Institutions

Although there is no established credit institution in the barangay, residents can still avail credit programs. Collectors of the credit institutions facilitate application process and payments by going directly to the barangay. One of the biggest credit institutions in the barangay 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 Malama have access to potable water through shared tubed and own tubed/piped deep wells.


Power and Electricity

The Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) through the Barangay Power Association (BAPA) maintain and provide electric services in the barangay.


Waste Management

Majority of the residents in barangay Malama practice waste management through burning, compost pits, recycling as well as segregation where both biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes are separated and are placed in the barangay Material Recovery Facility.

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.