BARANGAY PROFILE


Barangay Official:
Barangay Captain: Sonny C. Sanglay
Councilors: Amelita R. Lovendino
Elsa M. Milarpes
Yolanda M. Olarde
Gilberto B. Corido
Franco B. Orap
Dionisio C. Orap, Jr.
Domingo A. Llagas
SK Chairman: Jomar P. Preligera
Secretary: Jiasmen C. Vargas
Treasurer: Nancy M. Sacil

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Long ago, Tupas was part of Bonga. They called the place Sitio Abibling. But then, the place kept on eroding or in Bicol “NAGATUPAG” so the early councilors in the Municipality of Ligao called or named it “TUPAS” base from the word Tupag or erode.

The early settlers were Marciano Pleto married to Consolacion Dayandante, Valentin Pincaro, Gil Patiam, Ramon Prellegera, Jacinto Patanao, Liberato Selpides and a certain Copia.

The first Tinyente del Barrio was Marciano Pleto followed by Rosendo Baluyo. The patron saint of Barangay Tupas is Saint Francis de Assisi. The elementary school was established on 1949 with a lot donated by Marciano Pleto with approximate area of 10,000 square meters or 1 hectare.


Physical Characteristics

Tupas is an upland barangay in the City of Ligao, 3rd District of Albay. Bounded on the East by the Municipality of Guinobatan; on the West by Barangay Malama; on the North by Barangay Oma-Oma; and on the south by Barangay Balanac.

It has a total land area of 495.83 hectares (ha). Its terrain is mountainous. 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.

The barangay is classified as Upland and has a population of 990 where 515 are male and 475 are female and has a total number of households of 206 .It has an average household size of 5. Major source of livelihood is Farming and Farm Labor.

Fiesta is celebrated every 4th of October in Honor of their Patron Saint, San Francisco De Asisi.


Educational Health and Service Facilities

Tupas has one (1) Day Care Center which is supervised by skilled Day Care Worker, and one (1) public elementary school which caters the primary and intermediate pupils, all are under the supervision of Department of Education (DepEd) schools district. The barangay also has its own Day Care Center which is supervised by skilled Day Care Worker.

The barangay has one (1) health center manned by two (2) barangay health workers and 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, twelve (12) Utility Workers, one (1) Barangay Electrician and one (1) Community Rehabilitation Worker.


Mode of Public Transportation

In Barangay Tupas, the modes of transportation are Jeepneys and Motorcycle (habal-habal).


Credit Institutions

The barangay has three (3) credit institutions namely CARD Bank, ASA Foundation and LPG Seed.


Water & Electric Supply

Thirteen (13) households or 6.31% has no access to potable drinking water. Residents get their source from Dug Well and Jetmatic pump. Electricity for the barangay is provided by Albay Power and Energy Corporation (APEC) and Barangay Power Association (BAPA).


Waste Management

The barangay has no proper garbage disposal. Most of the residents are practicing burning of garbage because the barangay is 27 kms away from the nearest disposal facility. 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 ten (10) Barangay Tanod (where 2 are Female and 8 are Male) in the barangay 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.