BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
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
Secretary: Amelita Ariate
Treasurer: Imelda Villarey

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

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, _______________.

 GEOGRAPHY/TOPOGRAPHY

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.

Demography

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:

Age Year Sex Total
Male Female
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
Total 1162 1179 2341

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
Total Male Female Total Male Female
  292 154 138      
  Above Normal       2 0 2
  Normal       271 142 129
  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.


Housing

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:

 Tenure Status Magnitude Proportion
  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
  Closed pit 1 0.18
  Open pit 45 8.26
  No toilet 40 7.34
  Others 0 0.00

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
  Tube well/borehole 13 2.39
  Protected dug well 7 1.28
  Semi-protected dug well 1 0.18
  Unprotected spring water 0 0.00
  Tanker truck/Peddler 0 0.00
  Cart with small tank 0 0.00
  River, stream, dam, etc. 0 0.00
  Bottled/mineral water 74 13.58
  Others 0 0.00

Basic Education

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
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
                   
  606 312 294 33 23 10 5.45 7.37 3.40
                   
  Purok 01 172 91 81 16 12 4 9.30 13.19 4.94
  Purok 02 127 67 60 5 3 2 3.94 4.48 3.33
  Purok 03 120 63 57 7 5 2 5.83 7.94 3.51
  Purok 04 55 23 32 2 1 1 3.64 4.35 3.13
  Purok 05 43 22 21 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 06 89 46 43 3 2 1 3.37 4.35 2.33

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
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
                   
  1827 894 933 19 12 7 1.04 1.34 0.75
                   
  Purok 01 521 267 254 9 8 1 1.73 3.00 0.39
  Purok 02 427 204 223 2 1 1 0.47 0.49 0.45
  Purok 03 348 171 177 7 3 4 2.01 1.75 2.26
  Purok 04 160 76 84 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Purok 05 148 71 77 1 0 1 0.68 0.00 1.30
  Purok 06 223 105 118 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00

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  
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female
             
  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
  Manufacturing 3 0 3 0.41 0.00 1.49
  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
  Construction 64 64 0 8.82 12.21 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
  Education 24 1 23 3.31 0.19 11.39
  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  
Magnitude Proportion
Total Male Female Total Male Female
             
  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