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BARANGAY IGBITA


Brief History

Barangay Igbita is a mountainous barangay in the municipality. It is situated 7 kilometers from the poblacion and has a land area of 99.8 square kilometers. According to the 2002 census, the barangay has a total population of 359.

Only one version was told of how the place got its name. Elders claimed that it was named after a tree "bita" which grows abundantly in the place.

Past heads of the barangay were Juliana Faura, Julian Nargatan, Juan Faner, Marcelino Nanagad, Evaresto Montera, Jaime Faura Sr., Mrs. Fe Mondia, the first lady head of the place who served for 13 years from 1989 to 2002.

The people of the barangay are known to be hospitable and industrious.

Farming is the chief occupation of the people living in the barangay. Major produced crops of the barangay are rice, corn, peanut, monggo, vegetables and they are into hog and animal raising as their means of livelihood.

The barangay has also produced professionals like teachers, engineers and overseas workers.

The development projects of the barangay officials headed by Punong Barangay Noel Mondia are Certified Seeds of Palay, Vegetables and Fruit Propagation, Tree Planting Program, Tilapya Fingerling, Immunization of Farm Animals, Clean and Green, Establishment of Day Care Center, Peace and Order, Construction of Barangay Multi

Objectives

  1. Construction of Barangay Igbita farm to market road.
  2. To energize Barangay Igbita by ILECO I.
  3. To increase food production of the barangay.
  4. Improvement of health services in the barangay.
  5. Construction of Daycare Center in the barangay.
  6. Development of forestry and watershed area where supply of potable water is source.
  7. Construction of permanent dumping site.
  8. Provision of livelihood program and encouragement of cottage industries in response to the problem of unemployment and underemployment.

Strategies

  1. To pass a barangay resolution requesting financial assistance from municipal government, provincial government and national government.
  2. To contribute fund and other barangay resources for the purchase of heavy equipment to the municipal government.
  3. To prepare document for right of way for affected land owners.
  4. Conduct orientation on the use of power supply.
  5. Organize users in the barangay and conduct management training.
  6. Source-out funding for additional fund from ILECO I.
  7. Organize Barangay Little Farmers' Association to form the cooperative to be manage by farmers of the barangay,
  8. Technical assistance to the barangay farmers.
  9. Support certified seeds of palay to the barangay farmers to increase rice production.
  10. Support vegetables production for consumption and commercial purposes.
  11. Construct small water impounding projects for irrigation.
  12. Optimize presence of health personnel in the barangay.
  13. Enhance capability of paramedical unit like BHW's through intensified training program.
  14. Provide enough medicines to barangay residents.
  15. Identify site for the construction of barangay Daycare Center.
  16. Follow-up funding requirement with concerned agencies.
  17. Allocate fund for the construction of the barangay Daycare Center.
  18. Determine the number of classes and teaches needed.
  19. Identify watershed area.
  20. Conduct tree planting activities on water shed area.
  21. Strict implementation of measures to protect watershed and forestry areas.
  22. Identify permanent site and prepare plans and programs.
  23. Allocate funding requirement.
  24. Study recycling of waste for possible implementation.
  25. Purchase of barangay waste cans.
  26. Form/strengthen farmer cooperative and association for livelihood program.
  27. Enhance capability of recipients/clientele through skill training and technology transfer program.
  28. Monitor progress of implemented program.

Barangay Profile

General Profile

Barangay Officials

Noel Mondia Punong Barangay
Ramon Falcunaga Kagawad
Roberto Mervasa Kagawad
Fely Felicana Kagawad
Andres Nargatan Jr. Kagawad
Edna Faner Kagawad
Francisco Mondia Kagawad
Villa Facurib Kagawad
Geremy Facurib SK Chairman
Helen Montero Barangay Secretary
Edgar Faura Barangay Treasurer

Economic Profile

Total Land Area

Agricultural 3,782 has
Residential 20.70 has
Forestry 10.05 has
Grassland 12.03 has
Commercial 19 has
Number of transportation available in the barangay None
List of tourist attraction None

Social Profile

Total population 359
Number of male 179
Number of female 180
Number of youths 20
Number of households 60
Number of houses 60
List of sports facilities Basketball, Volleyball, Chess board, Scrabble
List of recreational facilities None
List of school present in the barangay Igbita-Tigmalapad Elementary School
Number of college students 5
Number of high school students 20
Number of elementary pupils 47
Number of pre-schoolers 7
Prevailing religion Roman Catholic
Other religious sectors present in the barangay None

Infrastructure Profile

Presence of road and estimated length None
Number of Houses with Electricity None
Number of Houses without Electricity None
Number of Bridges and Length None
Number of Communication Facilities Cellphones 2, Handheld radios 2
Number of Water Supply System Water Pumps , Spring Water 4

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