|Barangay Captain:||Jona L. Peñalosa|
|Councilors:||Leonida C. Mijares|
|Nerisa I. Racines|
|Rizalina P. Sodsod|
|Aldeguer P. Peñaflor|
|Florinda M. Quino|
|Racles P. Pulvinar, Sr.|
|Rodolfo R. Mesina|
|SK Chairman:||Rica Mae S. Balmes|
The name of the barangay came from the tree that abounds in the area.
The first settlers of the place were the families of Vargas, Mijares, Saret, Dayandante, Navera and Sodsod. The Teniente del Barrio in the early 1940s was Eurenio Mijares.
A fiesta is celebrated every last Saturday of October in honor of their patron saint, _______________.
Paulba has a total land area of 445 hectares (ha). Its terrain is mountainous. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Busac; on the West by the Municipality of Oas; on the North by Barangay Allang; and on the south by Barangay Francia.
According to the 2012 Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Survey, the total number of households is 545 with a population of 2,341 where 1,162 are male and 1,179 are female. It has an average household size of 4. The number of members according to their age group and sex is the following:
|0 to less than 5||129||116||245|
|5 to less than 10||139||130||269|
|10 to less than 15||137||139||276|
|15 to less than 20||124||128||252|
|20 to less than 25||89||95||184|
|25 to less than 30||80||71||151|
|30 to less than 35||64||64||128|
|35 to less than 40||46||63||109|
|40 to less than 45||73||67||140|
|45 to less than 50||72||65||137|
|50 to less than 55||58||50||108|
|55 to less than 60||42||51||93|
|60 to less than 65||36||36||72|
|65 to less than 70||28||41||69|
|70 to less than 75||21||20||41|
|75 to less than 80||17||18||35|
|80 to less than 85||6||15||21|
|85 to less than 90||1||7||8|
|90 to less than 95||0||3||3|
During the survey, the number of members who are 17 years old and above is 1,443, yet the number of the registered voters is 1,111, garnering 76.99% of the actual voters in the barangay.
Health and Nutrition
There are 14 children who are classified as malnourished in the barangay, 10 of whom are male and 4 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)||12||8||4|
|Below Normal (severe)||2||2||0|
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 no 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. There are 21 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 is where most of the informal settlers are located with 8 households. The table below shows the tenure status in the barangay:
|Owner, owner-like possession of house and lot||307||56.33|
|Rent house/room including lot||14||2.57|
|Own house, rent lot||44||8.07|
|Own house, rent-free lot with consent of owner||140||25.69|
|Own house, rent-free lot without consent of owner||4||0.73|
|Rent-free house and lot with consent of owner||17||3.12|
|Rent-free house and lot without consent of owner||3||0.55|
|Living in a public space with rent||0||0.00|
|Living in a public space without rent||14||2.57|
|Other tenure status||2||0.37|
Water and Sanitation
85 or 15.6% of households have no access to sanitary toilet facilities. Purok 7 has the most number of households with no access with 20. The table below shows the toilet facility in the barangay:
|Type of Toilet Facility||Magnitude||Proportion|
|Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-own||446||81.83|
|Water-sealed flush to sewerage/septic tank-shared||13||2.39|
Meanwhile, there are no households from the barangay that have no access to safe water. The source of the drinking water can be shown below:
|Source of Drinking Water||Magnitude||Proportion|
|Own faucet water inside the household||15||2.75|
|Own faucet water inside the yard||105||19.27|
|Public tap/stand pipe||330||60.55|
|Protected dug well||7||1.28|
|Semi-protected dug well||1||0.18|
|Unprotected spring water||0||0.00|
|Cart with small tank||0||0.00|
|River, stream, dam, etc.||0||0.00|
In elementary participation, 70 children (41 male and 29 female) who are aged 6-12 years old are not in elementary education. One every 5 children in this age range is not attending elementary school.
In high school participation, a total of 89 children who are aged 13-16 is not in high school. There are more males (55) than females (34) who are not attending high school. Purok 1 has the most members not in high school with 29.
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 1,827 who are aged 10 and above, 19 are illiterate with 12 male and 7 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 728 members (525 male and 203 female) who are members of the labor force, there are 2 households have reported having members who are unemployed. There are 1 male and 1 female who are considered unemployed.
Of the 545 households, there are 11 households that have experienced food shortage. 178 households lie below the poverty threshold, roughly 32.7% 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 1 has the most number of households living below the poverty threshold with 49.
91 households or 16.7% 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 1 (25 households).
Here is the type of business/industry and class of worker in the barangay:
|Type of business/industry|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||206||203||3||28.37||38.74||1.49|
|Mining and Quarrying||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply||8||8||0||1.10||1.53||0.00|
|Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles||121||40||81||16.67||7.63||40.10|
|Transportation and Storage||129||128||1||17.77||24.43||0.50|
|Accommodation and Food Service Activities||2||2||0||0.28||0.38||0.00|
|Information and Communication||4||1||3||0.55||0.19||1.49|
|Financial and Insurance Activities||2||1||1||0.28||0.19||1.49|
|Real Estate Activities||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities||2||2||0||0.28||0.38||0.00|
|Administrative and Support Service Activities||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Public Administration and Defense; Compulsory Social Security||28||16||12||3.86||3.05||5.94|
|Human Health & Social Work Activities||9||1||8||1.24||0.19||3.96|
|Arts, Entertainment and Recreation||0||0||0||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Other Service Activities||80||51||29||11.02||9.73||14.36|
|Activities of Households as Employers; Undifferentiated Goods-and-Services||51||13||38||7.02||2.48||18.81|
|Activities of Extra-Territorial Organizations and Bodies||1||0||1||0.14||0.00||0.50|
|Class of worker|
|Worked for a household||59||33||26||8.13||6.30||12.87|
|Worked for a private establishment||270||207||63||37.19||39.50||31.19|
|Worked for government/ government corporation||78||36||42||10.74||6.87||20.79|
|Self employed without employees||22||18||4||3.03||3.44||1.98|
|Employer in own family-operated farm or business||56||35||21||7.71||6.68||10.40|
|Worked with pay on own family operated farm or business||40||36||4||5.51||6.87||1.98|
|Worked without pay on own family-operated farm or business||208||165||43||28.65||31.49||21.29|
|Working for government of another country||1||1||0||0.14||0.19||0.00|
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 no person victimized by a crime in the barangay.
Service Institutions and Infrastructure
The barangay has 3 health facilities which are the Barangay Health Center, Maternal and Child Clinic and Botika ng Barangay. The nearest Hospitals are 16 kilometers from the barangay. Paulba Covered Court, Barangay Outpost, Public Market and Ligao City Hall Annex are the service facilities in the barangay. Educational facilities can also be found with 3 Day Care Centers, Pre-School, Elementary School and High School. The nearest College or Vocational School is 16 kilometers from the barangay proper.
The public transportation present in the barangay is Bus, Jeepney, Tricycle and Motorcycle. The road is concrete and in good condition, it is maintained by the City Government.
Garbage collection is the most common garbage or waste disposal system in the community. Open dump site and sanitary landfill is 1 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