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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

City of General Santos


BARANGAY BALUAN

HISTORY

In the beginning, it was dark. In silence and peace, a habitat was born. People called
it Baluan that comes from B’laan term refers to a creek, a crook river rich of fish like
mudfish or “haluan” among the Ilonggos.

Barangays Baluan was been a sitio but prior to that, its been a Cattle Ranch cared
by a certain Don Pako Natividad. It began to diminish when the Japanese war came
in 1940’s.

In reference to the above premises, Baluan was also been a dangerous zone. In
where, the presence of wild and weird animals like “baboy damo”, “usa”, snakes like
cobra were found anywhere.

Speaking of economic survival, our elders were found of weaving baluyot and other
types of basket out of buri plant. They used to carry all of these by taking kilometers
distance from their respective areas. Furthermore, each item was cost only for 10 to
20 centavos and this was enough to earn a living.

Despite of the consequences, problems and trials, they also gained an interest to
education, and they began to study as primary schoolers at the year 1940’s.

On the other scheme, the BALSEFA of the Baluan Settling Farmers Association had
a very big contribution to the charter of the barangays. It composed of seven working
committees known as the petitioners who fought for the welfare of our people.
Juanito Bergado as one of the pioneering individuals was able to complete it all as
the founder and president of the BALSEFA. Some of the petitioners and the
members of the BALSEFA who fought for just were the Pangilinan’s, Nisperos’, Dela
Cruz’. Gunay’s, Zabala’s, Delmo’s, Soriano’s, and some to be recognized.

After the existence of BALSEFA, which is known as the first ever organization in our
barangays, there goes the first legal Barrio Council. Santiago Castellano was the first
elected legal Tenyente del Barrio through the COMELEC way back on the year
1960’s. Santiago Castellano was placed on his position twice as he won the
Barangay Captain slot on the year 1972. He was also the first leader in our
barangays who had served the public for almost 20 years. His service ended when
the People Power on the year 1986 was played.

Prior to the above rhetoric, Barangay Baluan was recognized as chartered during the
time of President Ramon Magsaysay on the year and month of December 20, 1964
with the untiring help of Cotabato Governor Datu Udtog Matalam.

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On the year 1968, the tem Tenyente Del Barrio was changed to Barangay Captain.
Thus, Salvador Coronel was the first Barangay Captain when he led the Barangay
Election last 1968. And on the year 1972, Castellano was coming back.

When the EDSA Revolution was done, there was a 1987 Barangay Election. Wennie
C. Estrellan acquired the challenge as he defeated all of his companions in a non-
Partisan election. He was therefore the successor of Castellano on his position.

DEMOGRAPHY

Name BALUAN
Classification Rural
Legal Basis of Creation Presidential Declaration
Date of Creation Dec 20, 1964
No. of Puroks 13
Land Area (ha) 1,163.54
Population
No. of Household

No. of Barangay Hall 1


No. of Public Market 1
No. of Pharmacy/Drug Store 1
No. of Corn Mill/ Rice Mill 3

LIST OF PUROKS

Purok Bagong Silang Purok Pantay-pantay


Purok Sarif Mucsin Purok San Vicente
Purok San Francisco Purok Pagkakaisa
Purok Damayan Purok Tahimik
Purok San Isidro Upper Purok Masagana
Purok San Jose Purok Mapagmahal
Purok San Isidro Lower

OTHER INFORMATION

Major Dialects: Ilonggo, Islam, Cebuano, Ilocano


Topography/Terrain Characteristics: Plain & Coastal
Climate: Temperate
Territorial Boundary: North: Brgy Ligaya West: Brgy. Lagao
South: Sarangani Bay East: Brgy. Buayan
Distance from the city proper: 5 km

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PROPOSED LAND USE

(has) 1,004
Residential 181.18
Commercial 56.04
Institutional 7.37
Agricultural
Crops 601.88
Parks & Recreation 3.82
Roads 14.99
Protection Forest 5
Agro-Industrial 32.53
Mangrove/swamp/marches 101.19

ECONOMIC CONDITION

Major source of livelihood: Farming, Fishing, Livestock


Agriculture:
Farming techniques/methods used: Modern
Number of Farmers:400
Irrigation Systems: Yes (3)
Number of Facilities:
Ricemills / Cornmills: 3
Warehouses/Post Harvest Facilities: 2
Number of Ricemills/Cornmills: 2
Buying Stations: 1
Dryers: 4

Poultry and Livestock:


Number of Poultry: 1
Number of Livestock: 2

Forestry:
Presence of agricultural and forestry extension services:
 Agricultural extension and veterinary visitation
 Seed collection and distribution system

Commerce and Industry:


Manufacturing Industries: 1 Tourism swimming resort: 1

SOCIAL CONDITION

Health:
Leading Cause of Mortality: Cardiovascular Disease
Leading Cause of Morbidity: Acute Respiratory Infarction
Number of Malnourished Children: 121
Infant Mortality Rate: 2%

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Number of Health Center: 2
Number of Community Lying-in Center: 1
Number of Health Workers: Physician-1, Dentist-1, Nurses-1, Midwives-4,
BHW-8, BNS-1
Presence of Sanitary Toilet: Water-sealed, Closed Pit, Open Pit

Education:
Schools Pre-School Elementary High School
Private
Public 4 2 2

Educational Institutions:
Pre-school:
1. Baluan Proper Day Care Center
2. Baluan Upper Day Care Center
3. Baluan Day Care Center
4. Baluan Learning Center

Public Schools:
1. Baluan Elementary School
2. Baluan Sarip Mucsin Elementary School
3. Baluan High School Annex – BNHS
4. Wamy Academy

Non-formal education: Alternative Learning School (ALS) - Dressmaking

Housing:
Dwelling units by Type of Construction Materials: Mixed

Presence Of Protective Services:


Lupon - 10
Tanods/CVOs – 20

Sports and Recreation:


a) No. of Sports Facilities
Gymnasium/Stadium - 2

b) Recreational Facilities
Parks - 1

PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Transportation

Road Gravel : 5 km (barangay)

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Facilities
Tricycle

Existing Water Supply:


(As of 2000)
Level: Number of Households Served
Level I 25
Level II 192
Level III

Existing Power Supply: Electricity

LOCAL ADMINISTRATION DATA


Barangay Income: P 1,875,586.00
Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Share: P 1,
Local Income:

Actual Expenditure : P 1,875,586.00


Personal Services: P
Maintenance & Other Operating Expenses: P

Barangay Government-owned Facilities:


Barangay Hall/Center
Day Care Center
Covered Court/Gym

BARANGAY OFFICIALS
2007-2010

BALUAN Position

TINOCO, DANILO C. Punong Barangay


DIAMANTE, ARMANDO N. Kagawad 1
MADRIA, JEROME J. Kagawad 2
CASTELLANO, IVAN CHARMIE C. Kagawad 3
MELEVO, JEREMIAS H. Kagawad 4
TUPAS, LITO B. Kagawad 5
USMAN, RAHMASUIB S. Kagawad 6
JARDIOLIN, FENNIE E. Kagawad 7
NALDOZA, RIZZA JANE C. SK Chairman

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TABOR, GINA J. Brgy. Secretary
ROSARIO, MARY ANN C. Brgy. Treasurer

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