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Barangay Balili

Balili was originally thickly forested with bamboo and

“badili” grass. The grasses were very tall and strong
especially when dried. They are used to bundle firewood,
sayote tops and camote tops for market. Thus, the area was
referred to by the Ibaloi as Badili. As the Kankana-eys
began to dominate the area, it was difficult for them to
pronounce badili and was mispronounced “Balili”. The
Ibaloi were its original settlers. They built houses in the
vicinity of their farms. The elementary school site of
Benguet State University is said to have been fields of sweet
potatoes, gabi and sugar cane. The Tabangaoen area was
planted with rice.
The Balili area was also sites for experimental farms of the
La Trinidad Farm School (now Benguet State University)
during the American period starting 1916. These sites were
reserved for the agricultural school which continues to be
the site of the BSU today. As a simple agricultural school in
1916, BSU has proved to be the seat of one with prime
educational schools in the Cordillera today.
Today, Barangay Balili is a fast urbanizing barangay. It
ranks number two to Pico with the most number of business
establishments and amenities of the urban life. Barangay
Multi-purpose hall was constructed at the Benguet State
University which serves as barangay office barangay health
unit and barangay peace keeping outpost. Another Barangay
Multi-purpose building was constructed in Sayocong which
serves as Day Care Center and Senior Citizen’s office.
Bridges, roads or inter-barangay roads and inter-
neighborhood pathways were also developed.
Waste Management in barangay
Almost all of the households in Balili adapted
garbage collection as a way of disposing their
garbage with 5343 households. Waste
segregation was done by 3,329 households,
representing 62.30%. Some 2420 households
recycle their garbage, which accounted to
45.29% of the total households. A total of 1490
households do composting, representing
27.89% of the total.

The garbage collection of barangay Balili is

Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 5:00 am to
7:00 am. Waste segregation (separating
biodegradable and non-biodegradable) is
strictly implemented by the garbage collectors.
Five Environmental Problems in barangay
1. Throwing garbage in improper places. Lack of
discipline causes some residents to just dump
their garbage in a vacant area near them, causing
unpleasant odor in the surroundings.

2. Burning garbage. The simple act of burning our

garbage of some people puts pollutants like
carbon dioxide, mercury and acid into the
atmosphere. These chemicals damage the
environment and can cause a lot of different
respiratory diseases.

3. Large number of smokers. Discarded cigarette

butts frequently litter our surroundings. Smoking
pollutes the air and cigarette butts can be
accidentally eaten by children or small animals.
4. Unsegregated waste. Despite the lessons in
school concerning segregation of waste, some
students tend to be lazy in separating
biodegradable, non-biodegradable, and
recyclable wastes.

5. Polluted river. The Balili river suffers from

excessive pollution due to the waste from the
sewer and thrown garbage coming from the
households within its vicinity.