BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Emily C. Ponting
Councilors: Marife P. Ostonal
  Rolly O. Yuson
  Bonifacio G. Paez
  Tirso B. Garcia
  Yolanda B. Briones
  Jay-ar C. Ponting
  Allan A. Ponting
SK Chairman: Marjun Y. Pesito
Secretary: Sheila Maravilla
Treasurer: Virginia Guanzon

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

The barangay was formerly known as “Pabusugan”. Due to the spring in Sitio Camagong in the northern part of the barangay, the place is abundant in water and muddy. Because of the water and muddy soil, the early settlers thought they could plant rice and called the place “Oma-Oma” instead of “Pabusugan”. “Oma-Oma” means small rice farm in the dialect.

The first settlers of the place were the families of Garcia, Ros, and Niebres. The first Teniente del Barrio was Julian Garcia, who was also responsible in putting up the Roman Catholic chapel.

 A fiesta is celebrated every 5th day of November in honor of their patron saint, San Vicente Ferrer.


Physical Characteristics

Barangay Oma-Oma has a total land area of 1,011.7 hectares (ha). It belongs to the Upland Cluster of barangays. It is a hinterland barangay. It is bounded on the East by the Municipality of Guinobatan; on the West by Barangay Tula-Tula (Pequeño); on the North by Barangay Macalidong, and on the South by Barangay Oma-oma.

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 25 kms
Secondary 1  
Elementary 1  
Day Care Center 1  
Health Facility    
Private Medical Clinic 25 kms
Maternal and Child Clinic 8 kms
Barangay Health Center 1  
Dental Clinic 25 kms
Drugstores 4 kms
Service Facilities    
Post Office 25 kms
Police Station 25 kms
Barangay Outpost 1  
Livestock Facility
Bank 25 kms
Market 7 kms
Public Transport Terminal
Multi-Purpose Hall 1  
Gas Station  
Accommodation Establishment  
Restaurant  
Sport Facility  

The barangay day care center, Oma-oma Elementary School and the Oma-oma National Highschool are the only educational facilities in barangay Oma-oma. The closest college/university can be found 25 kilometers at the center hub of Ligao City.

The barangay also provides basic health care services through its Barangay Health Center. The nearest public/private hospital and drugstore can be found 8 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 25 km away, in the center hub of the City of Ligao.


Mode of Public Transportation

Barangay Oma-oma can be accessed by land through tricycles, motorcycles/habal habal and PUJs (Going to Pioduran). There are concrete access roads that connect the barangay to other places in the municipality.

By land, Barangay Oma-oma is approximately a 30-minute ride from Poblacion of City of Ligao.

Motorcycles/habal habal and tricycles are used as public transportation to move around the barangay.


Credit Institutions

There are 3 credit institutions present in the barangay. These are “RBGI” which can be contacted through Mr. Romar Gatpo, “CARD BANK” which can be contacted through Marivic Caballas, and “SAC” wich can also be contacted through Marivic Caballas. 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 Oma-oma have access to potable water through community water systems and piped deep wells.


Power and Electricity

APEC as well as the BAPA (Barangay Power Association) provides electric service in the barangay.


Waste Management

Barangay Oma-oma’s primary form of waste management are burning of waste, and compost pits. They also practice waste management through segregation in which both biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes 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.