|Legal Basis of Creation:|
|Date of Ratification / Plebiscite:|
|No. of Registered Voters:||623|
|No. of Precincts:|
|Land Area (in hectares)||378.7035 has|
|Land Classification||Upland, Lowland, Coastal|
|Major Economic||Agricultural, Fishing, Industrial|
|A. External Sources|
|Internal Revenue Allotment||Php 1,468,728.00|
|B. Local Sources|
|RPT Share||Php 13,000.00|
|Fees & Charges||Php 6,500.00|
|Total Income||Php 1,490,228.00|
|No. of Female||614|
|No. of Male||609|
|No. of Families||340|
|No. of Households||299|
|No. of Labor Force|
|No. of Unemployed|
|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||605|
|Existing Means of Transportation||Jeep, Private Vehicle, Tricycle, Motorcycle|
|Existing Means of Communication||Mobile Phone|
|Awards / Recognition received by the barangay or barangay officials|
|Local Level||Good Governance|
There was once a little girl who lived in a fishing village along the coastal area where everyone usually saw her strolling along the shore while gathering sea shells and other sea floaters.
One day, the little girl went along the shore. She saw a doll and brought it home. The next day, she brought home a suitcase half-filled with clothes that made the villagers wondered and questioned her if where she got it. However, on the third day, she saw something much bigger than the other things she previously collected. So, she went closer and inspected it. Unexpectedly, she found a dead body of a woman; then, she hurriedly called for everyone’s attention and showed them what she has found. After a few days, they found more dead bodies along the seashore. Upon knowing, the residents of the nearby barangay went to the fishing village out of curiosity, then, the people speculated that there may be a ship that sunk and the bodies of the passengers got washed to their shore. From then on, the fishing village is called “Dagsaan”, come from the Hiligaynon word “Dagsa” referring to that sad incident.
Brief Geographical Information: Barangay Dagsaan is one of the thirty-six (36) barangays in the Municipality of Buenavista which is located south of Guimaras Province. It has a total land area of 378.7035 hectares. The timberland area covers 133.739 hectares while the rest is classified alienable and disposable lands. It is 3.8 kilometers away from the town (New Poblacion). It is divided into seven (7) puroks/sitios namely: Sitio Ilaya, Sitio Ilawod, Stio Barrio, Sitio Boroboro, Sitio Santol, Sitio Norte and Sitio Bontatay. It is situated in the shoreline across Iloilo City. Their geographical feature includes the mountains, terrains, caves, rock formation and spring. The barangay is also slightly elevated and heavily forested. The artificial forest and ECO-Park in the barangay which is designed to promote tourist attraction and to increase the economic activity is also considered as the center of eco-tourism in Guimaras in the future. The major economic activity of the residents is basically dependent on their natural resources such as quarrying, charcoal-making, farming and fishing.
There are two (20) seasons in the barangay- dry and wet. Farmers divide the yearly production into two periods: the rice and corn and, vegetables and root crops. Their source of fresh water are springs and deep wells.