BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Salvador S. Lopez
Councilors: Mamerto D. Lim, Jr.
Absalon M. Abo
Felix M. Alejo
Gloria E. Requio
Myrna D. Jerusalem
Francisco S. Dela Torre, Jr.
Nancy T. Delgado
SK Chairman: Jayrus S. Roberto
Secretary: Krizza Faye Musa
Treasurer: Cecilia S. Escalante

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

In the early days, the place is heavily forested. Children used to play hide and seek in the woods. A child was lost during playing and the people look for him to no avail. When he finally showed up and was asked what happened to him, he said, “Tinago ako ng engkanto at ng tao-lipod! (I was hidden by supernatural beings!).” The people since then called the place “Tinago.”

Tinago was founded in 1929 by then Tenyente del Barrio Roberto Cantil. In 1919, there were only ten families residing in the barangay.

A fiesta is celebrated every 26th day of December in honor of the patron saint of Ligao, St. Stephen the Protomartyr.


Physical Characteristics

Tinago belongs to the central unit barangay in the City of Ligao, 3rd District of Albay. It is bounded on the East by Barangay Bay; on the West by Barangay Bagumbayan; on the North by Barangay Mahaba; and on the South by Barangay Calzada.

Tinago has a total land area of 86.25 hectares (ha). It is an urban barangay. Its terrain is relatively flat. The Barangay is classified as Urban and has a population of 3727 where 1891 are male and 1836 are female. It has an average household size of 4. Major source of livelihood is Farming, Labor, Employees (Professionals) Small business enterprise (wholesale and Retail) , transportation, storage and communication,  community, social and personal services, engaged in 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

Tinago has two (2) Day Care Centers which are supervised by skilled Day Care Workers, one (1) public elementary school, one (1) private pre-school and elementary school which caters the primary and intermediate pupils under the supervision of Department of Education (DepEd) schools district. The nearest secondary school and Nearest College or Vocational Schools is 1.2 kilometers from the barangay proper.

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 four (4) Utility Workers. Other service facilities include Barangay Outpost, Barangay Hall.


Mode of Public Transportation

In Barangay Tinago, the mode of transportation is tricycle.


Credit Institutions

The barangay has 3 credit institutions namely ASA, CARD and ARDCI.


Water & Electric Supply

Twenty four (24) households or 2.67% has no access to potable drinking water. Residents get their source from their own use faucet, community water system; shared faucet, and own use tubed/pipe deep well. Electricity for the barangay is provided by Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC).


Waste Management

861 households or 95.88% of the total households from the barangay is being collected by the city garbage collector. 28 households are practicing burning of garbage while 120 households or 13.36% is practicing garbage recycling, 536 households or 59.69% practiced garbage segregation. 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 twenty four (24) Barangay Tanods (with 1 Female) 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.