Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Norcesita M. Cañaveral
Councilors: Else D. Dalma
Teresita C. Canua
Marife C. Clete
Melanie O. Buenconsejo
Evelyn N. Braga
Leonardo R. Calmante
Alfredo B. De dios
Secretary: Angelika Paladin
Secretary: Maricel C. Cabrillas
Treasurer: Corazon O. Pedragoza

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The barangay was formerly known as “Calaguimit”. It was taken from the name of the river in the area. A concrete spillway was built across the river to make it passable. Then, the place became known as “Palapas”, the local term for spillway.

The first settlers of the place were the families of Oxales, Vizconde, Buag, Orpiano, Garcia, Remondavia and Payapas.

 A fiesta is celebrated every 2nd Saturday of October in honor of their patron saint, _________________.

Physical Characteristics

Barangay Palapas has a total land area of 623.39 hectares (ha). 200.22 ha are residential area and 422.87 ha are agricultural area. It belongs to the Upland Cluster of barangays. Its terrain is mountainous. It is bounded on the East and South by the Municipality of Pioduran; on the West by the Municipality of Oas; and on the North by Barangay Balanac.

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 35 kms
Secondary 1
Elementary 1
Day Care Center 1
Health Facility
Private Medical Clinic 25 kms
Maternal and Child Clinic 3 kms
Barangay Health Center 1
Dental Clinic 25 kms
Drugstores 25 kms
Service Facilities
Post Office 25 kms
Police Station 25 kms
Barangay Outpost 1
Livestock Facility
Bank 25 kms
Market 25 kms
Public Transport Terminal
Multi-Purpose Hall 1
Gas Station
Accommodation Establishment
Sport Facility

The barangay day care center, the Palapas elementary school and the Palapas National Highschool are the only educational facilities in barangay Palapas. The nearest college/university can be found 35 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 25 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 Palapas can be accessed by land through motorcycles, and PUJs (Going to Pioduran). There are concrete access roads that connect the barangay to other places in the municipality.

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

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

Credit Institutions

There are 2 credit institutions present in the barangay. These are the “SEA-LOAN” which can be contacted through Josefina Buban, and “ASA FOUNDATION”.

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 Palapas have access to potable water through community water systems, piped deep wells, and bottled water.

Power and Electricity

The Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) provides electric service in the barangay.

Waste Management

Barangay palapas’ primary form of waste management are burning of waste, they also practice waste management by dumping their garbage in an open pit and closed pit, some have their own compost pits while others segregate both biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes and 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.