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Brief History

Buenavista Sur is the last barangay in San Rafael Valley. It is sometimes called Buenavista-Igcatambor being near to the latter. It some 5 kilometers from the national road and 13 kilometers from the poblacion.

Unlike Buenavista Norte, it derived its name from buenavista, an ornamental plants which grow abundantly in the place

Known heads of Buenavista Sur were Gregorio Nilmao, Dionisio Faronilmo, Arturo Mapa, Fausto Nilmao, Tomas Nilmao, Wenceslao Nilmao, Balbino Ngirngir (1948-1951), Andres Faronilmo (1952-1967), Federico Nilma (1968-1979), Jose Fariolan Sr. (1980-1994), Evaristo Fariolan (1994-1997) and Rosario Miac (1997-2002). The present Punong Barangay is Socorro Nilmao.

Buenavista Sur celebrates its barangay thanksgiving day every last Saturday of February since 1994 up to the present. We also celebrate our Patronal Fiesta every second day of February to honor Nuestra Seņora de la Candelaria, their patron saint.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Socorro Nilmao Punong Barangay
Arnulfo Nilmao Kagawad
Alixto Fandagani Kagawad
Marieta Nilmao Kagawad
Evaristo Fariolan Kagawad
Pedro Naman Kagawad
Crispin Elgario Sr. Kagawad
Milagrosa Fariolan Kagawad
Joeny Nilmao SK Chairman
Eva Sedicol Barangay Secretary
Anabel Ngirngir Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 17.438572 has.
Residential 2.036900 has
Forestry 2.520224 has
Industrial .21000 has
Number of transportation available in the barangay Bicycle 2
List of tourist attraction Barangay views

Social Profile

Total population 236
Number of male 106
Number of female 130
Number of youths 96
Number of households 59
Number of houses 47
List of sports facilities Basketball court
List of recreational facilities Barangay plaza, barangay multi-purpose hall
List of school present in the barangay none
Number of college students 6
Number of high school students 20
Number of elementary pupils 23
Number of pre-schoolers 5
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay none

Infrastructure Profile

Number of Houses with Electricity 32
Number of Houses without Electricity 15
Presence of road and estimated length none
Number of Bridges and Length 1 = 7 meters
Number of Communication Facilities cellphones 5, Handheld radios 1
Number of Water Supply System Jetmatic 4, Deepwell 61 Spring Water 7, Water tank 2

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