BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Romeo B. Falconl
Councilors: Henry P. Banila
  Jomar R. Perillo
  Rico A. Quides
  Margarita F. Pillarda
  Edna P. Abocado
  Gilmar T. Ringad
 
Sk Chairman: Tito R. Taduran, Jr.
Secretary: Erlinda B. Pesino
Treasurer: Irin O. Arenas

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Barangay San Vicente was formerly a part of Brgy. Malama. It was in 1920 when the petition of the people was granted, making it an independent barangay.

                        The early settlers of the place are homesteaders from Sto. Domingo, Albay. They were the families of Banela, Beneza, and Balla. San Vicente was part of Barangay Malama, until 1920 when it was recognized as an independent barangay through the efforts of the homesteaders.

                        One rainy afternoon, Banela who was considered as the founder of the place was resting from the rains in his banana plantation has found an icon covered with mud. When he cleaned the image, it turned out to be the image of Saint Vincent. He convinced the residents that they should make Saint Vincent their patron saint. And they adopted the name of San Vicente as the name of their barangay.

                         A fiesta is celebrated every 24th day of April in honor of their patron saint, San Vicente. 


Physical Characteristics

            San Vicente belongs to the upland unit barangay in the City of Ligao, 3rd District of Albay. Bounded on the East by Barangay Malama; on the West and North by Municipality of Oas; and on the south by Barangay Abella.

            It has a total land area of 450 hectares (has). It’s a hinterland barangay which is a part of the Upland Cluster of barangays. Its terrain is mountainous.

            The Barangay is classified as Upland and has a population of 662 where 326 are male and 336 are female. It has an average household size of 4. Major source of livelihood is crop farming and gardening, livestock/poultry and construction. 

            It has a tropical climate. Heavy rainfall occurs during the months of June to November and the dry season is from the month of January to May.


Educational Health and Service Facilities

            San Vicente has one (1) Day Care Center which are supervised by skilled Day Care Workers, one (1) public elementary school which caters the primary and intermediate pupils under the supervision of Department of Education (DepEd) schools district. The nearest High School and College or Vocational School is 2 kilometers and 20 kilometers from the barangay proper, respectively.

            The barangay has one (1) health center manned by three (3) barangay health workers and one (1) barangay nutrition scholar assigned to take charge in the implementation and monitoring of various health programs and services such as maternal and health care which includes family planning, nutrition, and immunization of children below five (5) years old and one (1) Utility Worker. Other service facilities include Multi-Purpose Hall, Barangay Outpost and Barangay Hall.


Mode of Public Transportation

            In Barangay San Vicente, the modes of transportation are Jeepney and motorcycle (habal-habal).


Credit Institutions

            The barangay has no credit institutions.


Water & Electric Supply

            One Hundred Thirty Eight (138) households or 82.1% has no access to potable drinking water. Residents get their source from their own use faucet, community water system; shared faucet, community water system and Shared tube/piped deep well. Electricity for the barangay is provided by Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) thru Barangay Power Association (BAPA).


Waste Management

            93 households or 55.36% of the total households from the barangay is practicing burning of garbage while 67 households or 39.88% is throwing their garbage on an open pit. The barangay is on its process of enhancing its capacity in implementing the RA 9003. They are on the process on implementation of various environmental ordinances as well as currently practicing the “segregation at source” and have established their own material recovery facility.


Peace and Order

            There are seven (7) Male Barangay Tanods appointed by the Punong Barangay who maintain the stable peace and order situation by conducting a nightly patrol.  They are receiving monthly honorarium from the barangay budget.