PROFILE OF THE BARANGAY
A. General Description & Characteristics of the Barangay
Barangay Calunetan is one of the 28 barangay’s of the Municipality of Sison. It is more or less 10 kilometers away from Poblacion . It is bounded in the northern side by Barangay Labayug, Sison, Pangasinan, in eastern side is The Municipality of San Manuel, Pangasinan; in the southern side is Barangay Killo, Sison, Pangasinan; and in the western side by the Municipality of Pozorrubio.
Barangay Calunetan has an approximate land area of 3.7659 square kilometers with 7 puroks. It is generally hilly or mountainous. The biggest portion of the land is agricultural and forest.
B. Demographic Reference
Based on the Records of Barangay Inhabitants the actual population in 2020 is 957 and the household is 196.
Proximity of Barangay Location to Basic Services & Service Institutions
The barangay has one (1) health center in which services offered include the following: health consultation on minor illnesses, pre-natal and post-partum check-ups, children’s immunizations, and other health and sanitation services. It has one (1) public day care center and one (1) public elementary school. The municipality assigned its municipal Midwife, to help deliver services to the barangay constituents.
C. Public Transportation
Tricycles are the only public transportation in the barangay plying the route Calunetan-Pozorrubio via Aloragat River during dry season. But during rainy season that the Aloragat is not passable, the route will be Calunetan-Labayug-Pozorrubio. A number of residents also has their own private vehicles and motorcycles as an easy means of transportation to and from the barangay
D. Credit Institutions
There is no available credit institution established in the Barangay. But there are credit institutions coming from other barangays and offered different forms of financial and loan assistance to individuals to
include CARD, Inc., and ASA Philippines Foundation.
E. Access to Electricity
The barangay is energized by La Union Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LUELCO). However, there are still households with no electrical connections due to economic reasons. They are using solar light, kerosene lamps or flashlights as their source of light during night time.
F. Peace and Order
Peace and order situation in the barangay is generally peaceful. There are street lights maintained that makes resident feel safer while they are on the road in the evening or early in the morning. There also ordinances enforced. The barangay have also institutionalized their Barangay Tanod as its first line of defense from outlaws and thieves.
G. Government Land and Resettlement
There are no identified households occupying government land in Barangay Calunetan. But there are some households occupying a house not their own (rent-free) but with the consent of the owner. Other households own their house but not the land.
H. Gender and Development Planning
The barangay has specific plan for Gender and Development. There are organized women group that participated and helped in the implementation relatively on gender and development concerns.
I. Barangay Equipment and Facilities
The barangay has limited facilities and equipment. Aside from the barangay hall, the barangay also have health center, day care centers and other basic facilities and equipment needed for the operation of the barangay. Equipment such as computer, printer, television, furniture and fixtures are already in the office.
J. Barangay Officials/Personnel
The barangay council is composed of nine (9) elective officials that include the Barangay Captain, seven (7) members of Sangguniang Barangay and the SK Chairperson, one (1) Indigenous People’s Mandatory Representative (IPMR) and two (2) appointive officials, the Barangay Treasurer and the Barangay Secretary. Aside from the conventional type of barangay organizational set up, there are also service delivery workers such as Ten (10) Barangay Tanod, eight (8) Lupon Members, one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS), One (1) Child Development Worker, Five (5) Barangay Health Worker (BHW) and One (1) Barangay Service Point Office.