SOCIO ECONOMIC PROFILE

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

                The Municipality of Buenavista is located at the northern tip of Guimaras Island and is one of the five towns comprising the Province of Guimaras. The northern and northwestern parts of the town overlook the Panay Island and the North-eastern portion faces Negros Island. It is two miles away from Iloilo City and four miles from Negros. The Municipality is separated from the former by Iloilo Strait and by Guimaras Strait from the latter.

DEMOGRAPHY

Total Population (August 1, 2015) PSA: 50,437

Total Households: (MCPC 2015): 12,180

Land Area: 12, 826 Hectares

Total No. of Barangays: 36

Growth Rate: 1.55%

Population Density: 3.9 person / hectare

Classification: 2nd Class

IRA (2015): P 94,277,484.82

Local Income (2015): P 11,521,447.89

 

BARANGAYS

The Municipality of Buenavista has 36 barangays, compose of 17 coastal barangays and 19 inland barangays. Seven (7) barangays was classified as urban and 29 barangays classified as rural barangays.  

BARANGAY

LAND AREA (Hectare)

POPULATION (PSA 2015)

A. URBAN BARANGAY

1. McLain

396

1,480

2. New Poblacion

450

3,570

3. Old Poblacion

157

1,234

4. Rizal

90

1,015

5. Salvacion

504

3,685

6. Sto. Rosario

61

2,571

7. Tastasan

266

1,354

BARANGAY

 LAND AREA (Hectare)

POPULATION (PSA 2015)

B. RURAL BARANGAY

1.   Agsanayan

492

1,761

2.   Avila

626

2,398

3.   Bacjao

133

707

4.   Banban

227

1,106

5.   Cansilayan

315

1,231

6.   Dagsa-an

378

1,149

7.   Daragan

478

1,473

8.   East Valencia

795

2,451

9.   Getulio

559

2,500

10. Mabini

197

1,258

11. Magsaysay

58

558

12.  Montpiller

325

850

13.  Navalas

205

1,342

14.  Nazaret

205

1,331

15.  Piña

1,876

1,932

16.  San Fernando

183

446

17.  San Isidro

313

1,346

18.  San Miguel

107

624

19.  San Nicolas

386

1,227

20.  San Pedro

236

723

21.  San Roque

388

1,671

22.  Sawang

66

339

23.  Supang

183

1,424

24.  Tacay

177

790

25.  Taminla

368

981

26.  Tanag

133

600

27.  Tinadtaran

508

1,491

28.  Umilig

319

761

29.  Zaldivar

278

1,126

 

TOTAL

50,437

 

LAND CLASSIFICATION

LAND USE CATEGORY

PROPOSED AREA (HAS.)

PERCENTAGE (%)

Built-up Area

1,650.0778

12.8651

Commercial

106.9515

 

Residential

537.7628

 

Institutional

70.9809

 

Agricultural

6,320.7509

49.2808

Forest

2,304.9700

17.9711

Parks and Open Space/ Buffer strip

570.2534

4.4461

Fishpond

320.8583

2.5016

Mangrove

114.3900

0.8919

Special Uses

   

Grassland/Pasture

179.8771

1.4024

Industrial (Agro-Industrial; Limestone, Quarry)

151.2815

1.1795

Tourism

550.0303

4.2884

Dumping Site/ Waste Mgt. Centers

8.6917

0.0678

Naval Reserve

42.7700

0.3335

Cemetery

12.6030

0.0983

Resettlement for Indigenous

   

People(Ancestral Domain)

4.4769

0.0349

Airport

326.5793

2.5462

Infrastructure/Utilities

26.3898

0.2058

ECOZONE

242.0000

1.8868

TOTAL

12,826.000

100.0000

     

 

TRANSPORTATION

No. of Buses: 2 (Dimple Star)

No. of Trucks: 50 (Private)

No. of PUJ: 50

No. of Private Cars:

Pump boats: 52

L-300 Vans: 5

Tricycle: 520

Motorcycle: 1500

 

Ports & Wharf

Municipal Port: 1 (Sto. Rosario)

Wharf: 2 (Zaldivar & Tacay)

Transport Terminal: 2 (Sto. Rosario & McLain)

Public Markets: 3 (Sto. Rosario & McLain)

Feeder Airport: 1 (McLain)

 

ROAD NETWORK

Types of Roads:

  National: 27.09 km

  Provincial: 30.47 km

  Municipal: 5.30 km

  Barangay: 111.5 km

Types of Road

Length

Concrete

Asphalt

Gravel

Earth

National

27.09

8.523

11.65

6.9184

0

Provincial

 4.78

 16.80

25.00 

6.00

0

Municipal

 5.01

2.43 

0.40 

2.18 

0

Barangay

 115.31

 2.81

0

31.62

80.88

 

 

EDUCATION

No. of Schools: 41

Primary: 9

    • Public Elementary Schools: 28
    • Public Secondary Schools: 5

Private Schools

    • Elementary: 4
    • High schools: 2

Tertiary: 1

 

HEALTH SERVICES

Number

Guimaras Provincial Hospital-Buenavista Extensión

Rural Health Center

Dental Clinic

   

Brgy. Health Centers

   

Doctors

4

1

Nurses

7

1

Midwives

8

13

Nursing Aide(Volunteer)

3

-

Medical Technologist

1

1

Sanitary Inspector

-

2

Dentist

-

1

Dental Aide

-

1

BNS

   

BHW

   

Driver

3

1

Utility Personnel

5

1

Pharmacist

1

 

Clerk

1

 

Cook

1

 

Guard

1

 

TOTAL

   

 

COMMERCE & TRADE

No. of Commercial Establishment (2013): 815

Trading (Wholesale & Retail): 470

Services: 45

Major & Minor Products

Major Products: Raw/ Agricultural / Hydrate Lime

Minor Products: Handicrafts, Pottery, Cut Flower, Processed Foods & Delicacies

Mineral Products: Purified Mineral Water, Rock Phosphate

Major Crops: Rice, Mango & Coconut

Minor Crops: Root crops, Banana, Cashew nuts, Calamansi & coffee

 

Major Industries

Purified Drinking Water: 6

Lime Industries: 5

 

COMMUNICATION FACILITIES

Landlines Service: 1 (Globelines)

Wireless Service: 1 (Globelines)

Mobile Telephone Service (Cell Sites):  3 (Smart, Globe, Sun Cellular)

 

 

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

No. Policemen: 42

No. of Firemen: 8

No. of BJMP Personnel: 6

No. of MRRMC: 9

 

 

FINANCIAL AND BANKING INSTITUTIONS

Bank: 1 (Rural Bank)

Lending Institutions (Micro Finance): 6

Pawnshops: 8

Cooperative: 6

 

POWER: 1 (Guimelco)

No. of Households Served (2013) -7,733

 

WATER SUPPLY: 1 (Buenavista Water District)

No. of Household Served (2015)- 4,397