“A truly democratic Barangay with emphasis to PRO-GOD, PRO-PEOPLE, PRO-GOVERNMENT and PRO-ENVIRONMENT administration.”
To maximize Barangay resources (IRA) and other support from higher officials (CDF), institutions local and foreign that give opportunities in accessing projects that will benefit the grassroots of a society.”
|Barangay Captain:||Norman T. Manlangit|
|Councilors:||Angelica P. Garcia|
|Susana P. Cariñaga|
|Emma A. Pacolor|
|Gladys Maxima P. Mijares|
|Reymon A Peñaflor|
|Nonito A. Saret|
|SK Chairman:||Victorio F. Tolarba II|
|Secretary:||Flordelisa B. Buere|
|Treasurer:||Maria Corazon B. Ferrrer|
Pandan is one of the oldest barangay in Ligao. During the Spanish time, it was regarded as one of the 13 regional barrio.
There are two beliefs on where the name Pandan was derived. One is the abundance of thorny plants in the riverbank of the place called “Pandan”. It is a valuable raw material in making of mats, baskets, hats and many others. The other one is also the abundance of an aromatic plant called “Pandan” scientifically known as “Pandamus”. It is a plant of medicinal properties and serves as a flavor for various delicacies.
A fiesta is celebrated every 17th day of May in honor of their patron saint, San Pascual Baylon.
arangay Pandan has a total land area of 874.4 hectares (ha). It is bounded on the East by Barangay Bonga; on the West by Barangay Tastas; on the North by Barangay Sta. Cruz; 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|
|Day Care Center||1|
|Private Medical Clinic||–||3.5 kms|
|Maternal and Child Clinic||–||3.5 kms|
|Barangay Health Center||1|
|Dental Clinic||–||3.5 kms|
|Post Office||–||3.5 kms|
|Police Station||–||3.5 kms|
|Public Transport Terminal||–||3.5 kms|
The barangay day care center and the Pandan Elementary School are the only educational facilities in barangay Pandan. The nearest secondary educational facility is located 3.5 kilometers away, while the closest college/university can be found 3.5 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 3.5 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 3.5 km away, in the center hub of the City of Ligao.
Mode of Public Transportation
Barangay Pandan can be accessed by land through tricycles and motorcycles/habal habal. There are concrete access roads that connect the barangay to other places in the municipality.
By land, Barangay Pandan is approximately a 4-minute ride from Poblacion of City of Ligao.
Motorcycles/habal habal and tricycles are used as public transportation to move around the barangay.
There are 3 credit institutions present in the barangay. These are “CARD BANK” which can be contacted through Kgd. Susana Cariñaga, “SAC” which can be contacted through Ms. Nimfa B. Sequitin, and “ASA” wich can be contacted through Ms. Catherine P. Calmante. 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 Pandan have access to potable water through the BAWASA as well as community water systems, piped deep well and bottled water.
Power and Electricity
The Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) provides electric service in the barangay.
Barangay Pandan’s primary form of waste management are burning of waste, compost pits, and dumping of garbage to an open pit. 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.