Political Information
Legal Basis of Creation:
Date of Ratification / Plebiscite:
No. of Registered Voters:  623
No. of Precincts:
Physical Information
Land Area (in hectares) 378.7035 has
Barangay Category Urban
Land Classification Upland, Lowland, Coastal
Major Economic Agricultural, Fishing, Industrial
Fiscal Information
A. External Sources
Internal Revenue Allotment Php 1,468,728.00
Others
B. Local Sources
RPT Share Php 13,000.00
Fees & Charges Php 6,500.00
Others Php 2,000.00
Total Income Php 1,490,228.00
Demographic Information
Total Population 1,223
No. of Female 614
No. of Male 609
No. of Families 340
No. of Households 299
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 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
National Level
Regional Level
Local Level Good Governance

 

History

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.