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 BARANGAYS

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 BARANGAYS

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 Schools

  • Elementary: 28
  • High school: 5

Private Schools

  • Elementary: 4
  • High school: 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  35  22

 

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