PROFILE OF BARANGAY
A. General Description & Characteristics of the Barangay
Barangay Sagunto is located at the Northern part of Sison. It is more or less 3.5 kilometers away from Barangay Poblacion Central , the municipal seat of Sison, Pangasinan. It is bounded in the northern side by Barangay Agat ; in eastern side is municipality of Tuba; in the southern side are Barangay Asan Norte; and in the western side is Barangay Artacho and Cauringan . Barangay Sagunto has approximate land area of 401.49 hectares with 7 puroks and 3 sitios. It has vast plain, hilly and mountainous land suitable for agricultural purposes.
The Record of Barangay Inhabitant (RBI) conducted as of June 2021 has recorded a total population of 2,228 with 579 households. There are or 46.4 % or 1,101 male and 53.6% or 1,127 female. The average household size is 4. Proximity of Barangay Location to Basic Services & Service Institutions The barangay has one (2) 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 ,one (1) public elementary school. The municipality assigned its municipal and community workers such as the Midwife, Sanitary Inspector and others to help deliver services to the barangay constituents.
C. Public Transportation
Barangay Sagunto being along the National Road can be reach anytime. It is more or less 3.5 kilometers from Poblacion –the municipal seat. It is more or less ten (5) minutes ride through a motorcycle or tricycle from a public terminal at Barangay Sagunto which is more or less 3.5 kilometers away.
D. Credit Institutions
There is no available credit institution established in the Barangay. But there are credit institutions coming from different municipality and offered different forms of financial and loan assistance to individuals to include TSPI, CARD, Inc., ASA Philippines Foundation, SADECO, that offers farm financing to the farmers.
E. Access to Electricity
71.9 % or 496 out of 691 households are being served by La Union Electric Cooperative. Only 28.1% or 195 households without connections 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. The PNP Station is located at barangay Poblacion Central which is more or less 3.5 kilometers away. The barangay have also institutionalized their Barangay Tanod as its first line of defense from outlaws and thieves, a CVO outpost is located at the main entrance. LUPON is also organized to settle disputes .
G. Government Land and Resettlement
There are few identified informal settlers in Barangay Sagunto. Most of these families are living in private owned lots . Nevertheless, it is not yet a big problem of the barangay.
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 multi-purpose hall, the barangay also have 2 health center, Early Childhood Development Center, library, SK office, tribal office, senior citizen office, Covered Court with basketball court. Equipment such as computer, printer, television, generator, tricycle patrol ,fire extinguisher, emergency lamps, monoblack chairs furniture and fixtures are already in the office.
J. Barangay Officials/Personnel
The barangay council is composed of nine (10) 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 Twelve (12) Barangay Tanod, one (1) Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS), Four (1) Child Development Teachers (CDT), Seven (7) Barangay Health Worker (BHW), One (1) Barangay Electrician, One (1) Barangay Service Point Officer, One (1) Barangay Electrician, one (1) Plumber, one (1) Janitor and Twelve (7) Purok ,thirteen (130) LUPON members, one (1) VAWC Officer.