BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Csesar O. Galvan
Councilors: Ma. Antonette Avila
Lourdes R. Rolda
Ramy A. Benipayo
Ariel O. Regilme
Noeme D. Lupango
Manuel O. Sison
Reynaldo A. Manlangit
SK Chairman: Jonel P. Palcon
Secretary: Marlon C. Morato
Treasurer: Florentino C. Patanao

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Tomolin was once part of Brangay Sta. Cruz. It was believed that during the olden times it is inhabited by “aswangs” or witches. Residents said that when they sentheir children for an errand and they happen to pass by the place, they tell their children “tomolin ka” or hurry up. The phrase was shortened and it eventually became “Tomolin.”

A fiesta is celebrated every 15th day of May in honor of their patron saint San Isidro Labrador.


Physical Characteristics

barangay Tomolin has a total land area of 49.27 hectares (ha). Its terrain is relatively flat. It is bounded on the East and South by Barangay Sta. Cruz; on the West by Barangay Tomolin; and on the North by Barangay Binatagan.

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
Table 1. Basic Public Facilities present in the Barangay
Facility No. Distance to the Nearest Facility
Educational Facility
College/Vocational 1 kms
Secondary 1 kms
Elementary 500 meters
Day Care Center 1
Health Facility
Private Medical Clinic 1 kms
Maternal and Child Clinic 1 kms
Barangay Health Center 1
Dental Clinic
Drugstores 1 kms
Service Facilities
Post Office
Police Station
Barangay Outpost 1
Livestock Facility
Bank 1 kms
Market 1 kms
Public Transport Terminal
Multi-Purpose Hall 1
Gas Station
Accommodation Establishment
Restaurant
Sport Facility

The barangay day care center is the only educational facility in barangay Tomolin.

The barangay also provides basic health care services through its Barangay Health Center. The nearest public/private hospital and drugstore can be found 1 kilometer 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 is located 1 km away, in the center hub of the City of Ligao.


Mode of Public Transportation

Barangay Tomolin can be accessed by land through tricycles, pedicabs and motorcycles. There are concrete and asphalt access roads that connect the barangay to other places in the municipality.

By land, Barangay Tomolin is approximately a 5-minute ride from Poblacion of City of Ligao.

Tricycles and pedicabs are used as public transportation to move around the barangay.


Credit Institutions

Although there is no established credit institution in the barangay, residents can still avail credit programs. Collectors of the credit institutions facilitate application process and payments by going directly to the barangay. One of the biggest credit institutions in the barangay 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 Tomolin have access to potable water through the LCWD, shared tubed and own tubed/piped deep well, and dug wells.


Power and Electricity

The Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) provides electric service in the barangay.


Waste Management

For the protection of the environment, barangay Tomolin practices waste 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.