Political Information
Legal Basis of Creation:
Date of Ratification / Plebiscite:
No. of Registered Voters:
No. of Precincts:
Physical Information
Land Area (in hectares) 459.4298 has
Barangay Category Urban
Land Classification Upland, Lowland, Agricultural
Fiscal Information
A. External Sources
Internal Revenue Allotment Php 1,518,477.00
Others
B. Local Sources
RPT Share Php 30,000.00
Fees & Charges Php 30,000.00
Others Php 2,000.00
Total Income Php 1,580,477.00
Demographic Information
Total Population 1,872
No. of Female 939
No. of Male 933
No. of Families 560
No. of Households 439
No. of Labor Force
No. of Unemployed
Source RBI
Year captured
Basic Utilities / Services
Largest Power Supply Distributor Electric Cooperative
Major Water Supply Level of Households Water supplied by wells/spring in the brgy., Water supplied through water faucets in individual households
No. of Households with access to potable water supply 439
Existing Means of Transportation Jeep, Tricycle, Motorcycle
Existing Means of Communication Mobile Phone
Awards / Recognition received by the barangay or barangay officials
National Level
Regional Level
Local Level BCPC & Good Governance

 

History

Historically, before the Spanish arrived, most of the islands and barangays were unnamed while some were named according to legends and others through consequential events or situations. During the Spanish period, some were named after the names of saints given by the Spaniards.

Formerly, there was a land area between the barangays of Piña and San Roque called “Kabatingan”. People living in these barangays were not the landowners, but they only till the land or served as tenants; thus, they are called “agsadores” or in dialect called “agsador”.

Consequently, during World War II, there was a certain American named Joe Davis who arrived with an American Army that occupied the territory. However, he was left behind by the U.S. Corps and decided to stay in the place, so he bought parcels of land and became an immigrant.

Joe, being a considerate and love fellow he was concerned about the literacy of the natives, so, he encouraged them to make a petition to construct a school; hence, three schools were constructed. One in tastasan, another in San Roque in a lot Donated by Pascual Beltran and the other was near the area of the residents called “agsadores”. Residents found it hard to name the school, but later, they named it after them as “agsadores” or “agsanayanhon” which lately changed to “agsanayan”.

 

Brief Geographical Information:

Barangay Agsanayan is one of the thirty-six (36) barangays of the Town of Buenavista, Province of Guimaras. It has a total land area of 549.43 hectares with an Agricultyral Area of 282.28 hectares.

It is composed of two (2) Sitios, Sitio Bagacay and Sitio Carig-on and seven (7) Puroks: Malipayon, Malig-on, Hamili, Mainuswagon, Maputli, Kapawa and Mabinungahon. It is accessible to all types of vehicles by land thru National and Barangay roads. It is seven (7) kilometers from the Buenavista Wharf and eight (8) kilometers to the Buenavista Town Hall at New Poblacion and eleven (11) kilometers to the Guimaras Provincial Capitol, San Miguel, Jordan. It is bounded by Barangay San Roque at the North, Barangay Piña at the South, Barangay Tinadtaran at the East and Barangays San Isidro and Daragan at the West.

People in the Barangay speaks Hiligaynon or Ilonggo and most of them can speak and understand English and Tagalog.