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BARANGAY TALUBIN 

If water ways and rivers were cradle of most early civilization of major cities of today, Tuveng, Yapyapan, or Talubin to traces its origin along the life sustain Agyo and Talubin rivers, only here in Talubin that has two (2) rivers among all he barangays of Mountain Province.

 In the olden days, a beautiful lady from Mount Amvengveng walked through the mountains on western part of Tuveng. That lady walked in search for a water to drink. She was lucky upon reaching a small spring at “Tujey”. After quenching her thirst, she inspercted the area and found out the place was good vegetation for kaingin. She remedied and construct a shelter for her to stay and made kaingin. After few days, the weeds dried and she lit fire by rubbing two stones together to burn the area she cleared in preparation in planting. The fire from the burning kaingin went up high and was seen by sturdy gentleman who was at that time walking through the mountains of the eastern part of Tuveng. The gentleman walked all the way from Mount Amvolay-yad. He followed the part where the smoke was coming from until he reaches the lady clearing her kaingin and helped her until they planted camote. As the days passed, they planned to be married. They had fruitful marriage that they have to move toward the center of the community and settled there. Later they named the place Kay-yap. As their population increased in number they are forced o construct some huts for each family to stay. They did through “bayanihan”. Families adopt their environment and way of living.

One day, while a brother and a sister practicing making paddies (minvakvako) into the river a strange man approached them and told them to go home and tell their parents to butcher all the animals and tell everybody in the community to move at Mount Kalaw-wit because there will be flood to come. The two children feared what they heard and hurriedly went home and told their parents and neighbours what the strange man told them but they did not believe in them. With courage, the two children went on their way to the mountains until they reached Mount Kalaw-wit. Then flood came and nobody was left.

 After the flood was over, Lumawig came down and led the two children down the village and choose to settle in Atengwey (Va-at) for there are abundant pigs, chickens, palays, vegetables, and fruits. After securing the best place, Lumawig requested the brother and sister to be married and they were blessed with children. As years passed, those children had their own families and some occupied Kay-yap. Those people of all ages helped together in making their way of living more comfortable.

 Due to the prevalence of a “Jeng-go” (Measles and Pneumonia Epidemic) that nearly wipe out the whole village, the elders decided that the place be vacated. The tribe was divided into three (3) small bands according to clans.

 One band settled in Hugit, another group settled in Ma-ub, foot of Mount Kavelew, and the last group settled in Ma-uvan, below Mount Hiniblawan Talow. The band of people that settled in Ma-ob survived through kaingins and hunting, even though the place is cold because I was between a small river and a brook. The band that settled in Ma-uvan survived by the building rice terraces along Lok-kat, aside from kaingins and hunting around Hiniblawan Talow.

 One time Kidla-a (Samoki) invited the people of Hugit for Chono (Wedding), and a nursing mother who was returning to Hugit in the afternoon was raped by the Fabfa-fallo in a place Finnew. After the rape incident, the people of Hugit planned that everybody must have to plant sugar cane in their backyards to use in making Vayah. After a year or the horrible event in Finnew, the father of the nursing woman who was the elder of the band with his brothers and kin premeditatedly invited the people of Kidla-a for a Chono. When the night came, their guests were all drunk with the Vayah and they mercilessly massacred them. The Vayah was made purposely for execution for their bloody vendetta for the rape of the nursing woman. The incident caused the abandonment of the settlement in Hugit.

Scaling Mount Vovo-ok in the early morning after the incident, the band settled in Mon-noy overlooking Hugit River and waited for a revenge party from Kidla-a. After nearly one year in Mon-noy this band planned to go back to Kay-yap. But before it, the two group relatives was informed about the event so they came and joined the band that came from Hugit and settled back in Kay-yap. The unity of the three groups in their old village was done purposely for defense in case there is revenge from Kidla-a.

 As years passed and population increased in numbers, some settled opposite Kay-yap which is sitio Ginno of today, while others settled in Humengan, upstream of the river and later became sitio Jud-juk. As years passed, the population increased in numbers in the whole village was occupied and this compromised that Barangay Talubin of today.

  • PHYSICAL INFORMATION
  • LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES

The Barangay nestled in the South Eastern rages of the Municipality, at boundary of Bontoc and Municipality of Barlig, it is bounded on the North by the Barangay Can-eo, Northwest by the Barangay Samoki, on the South part by the Barangay Bayyo, and on the East by the Municipality of Barlig.

Barangay Talubin were composed of eight (8) Sitio’s namely Lisin, Ban-ay, Gaw-wana, Tabla, Ginno, Julag and Doddo.

The Barangay is 12 kilometers distance from the Capital Town of Bontoc and it is accessible to all kinds of transportation. It is also along the National Road, in here was Bontoc- Banaue National—Road, Bontoc-Natonin Road, and if Bontoc-Baguio Road was closed they can pass here through Banaue-Baguio.

  • TYPE/CLASSIFICATION OF BARANGAY

Barangay Category          = Rural

Land Classification           = Upland

              Major Economic                 = Agriculture

  • DEMOGRAPHIC FEATURES
  • TOTAL POPULATION

Barangay Talubin has a total household of 387 and a family total of 410 hosting a total of 1,766 population survey for the year 2018 of which 927 are males and 839 were females. The population decrease compared to the 2017 total population survey which is 1,770.

Table 1

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY SEX AND PUROK

PUROK

2019

2018

MALE

FEMALE

MALE

FEMALE

DODDO

250

228

246

219

JULAG

103

93

102

87

JALLOG

127

107

128

103

TABLA

144

125

155

137

GAW-WANA

141

141

146

153

LISIN/BAN-AY

154

142

150

140

TOTAL

921

835

927

839

Table 11

POPULATION AGE GROUPING

AGE

POPULATION NO.

0-11 MONTHS

24

1-5 YEARS OLD

112

6-9 YEARS OLD

106

10-24 YEARS OLD

518

25-59 YEARS OLD

743

60 AND ABOVE

243

TOTAL

1,746

  • NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS

This households are situated in all eight (8) Sitio’s namely Lisin, Ban-ay, Gaw-wana, Tabla, Ginno, Julag and Doddo.

Household number = 385

Family number = 412

  • RATIO OF MEN AND WOMEN

The number of male population exceeds the number of female.

  • TOPOGRAPHY
  • Elevations

Barangay Talubin composed of mostly elevated area with the highest elevation found at Mount Kalaw-wit with an Elevation of 2,714 meters above sea level and Mount Ap-apoy (tri-boundary between Bayyo and Talubin) until Balabag with high altitude areas ranging 2,200 meters above sea level. While the lowest is at Upey with an elevation of 934 meters above sea level.

  • Slopes

                 

Slopes in Barangay Talubin is characterized by; Gently Sloping with 3-8%, Undulating to Rolling with 8-18% this two characterized slopes is residential wherin residential facilities were being constructed, Rolling to Moderate Steep with 18-30%, Steep with 30-50% and Very Steep with 50% and above.

Majority of the Land Mass of Talubin is 50% and above as per slope map of Bontoc.

DEVELOPMENT THRUSTS

VISION

 A united people surviving under one God. A very wise Barangay to live with everlasting good health, disciplined and educated children. A beautiful environment with abundant foods for the present and future generation.

MISSION

Providing sustainable and environmental friendly plans, strategies and measures, and strengthen the belief in Christianity, Culture, and Good Traditions.

BARANGAY DEVELOPMENT PLAN

  • SITUITIONAL ANALYSIS BY SECTOR

    

  • SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

Barangay Talubin has many sources of spring waters that produces sufficient potable water in every household in the barangay. Before water reaches households, there are constructed water reservoir and pipes. The pipes were damaged or rotten due to old use.

The barangay has its Barangay Tanods to maintain peace and order in the community. There are also Barangay Health Workers (BHW) monitoring the health of the constituents, that according to their reports the most common diseases observed in the community are cough/common colds due to sudden changes of weather; injuries due to accidents; and hypertension due to lifestyle conditions. The insufficient medical supplies and facilities hinder the quality of service to the constituents. Therefore, there is a need for First Aid trainings and other disaster preparedness. There are some households still with no comfort rooms that rely on public constructed toilet that some users lack cleanliness that make the facility unsanitary.

With the regards to education, there are two Day Care Centers namely Doddo Day Care Center which is located in sitio Doddo, and Ban-ay Day Care Center which is located in sitio Ban-ay with an appointed Day Care Workers in each center. The Municipality of Bontoc provides feeding program to the Day Care Pupils. The Day Care Center in Ban-ay is small in space that during their play time activities they have to go outside the Barangay Hall ground. It also lack of space for kitchen as cooking area for the feeding program that parents make alternative cooking in the Barangay Hall ground. The Elementary Level needs a constructed reading cues for the pupils in the school campus.

  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The allocated funds of the barangay unit is limited that it cannot address all the problems of the barangay. The number of unemployed is increasing that most of the residents engage in agricultural farming, crop farming, and livestock raising.  There are small retailers engage in sari-sari stores and hollow blocks making. Construction and improvement of farm to market road, pathways, and hanging bridges for easy transportation of agricultural products. Therefore, there was a need for the improvement of livelihood and agricultural trainings.

Some of the resident’s source of income is in the field of tourism. The barangay tourist spot is a mountain climbing in Mount Kalaw-wit. Since tourism is a source of income in the barangay, there was need to construct a cabin of every station for tourists to have their rest, and likewise for the improvement and construction of pathway.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

In maintaining ecological balance, the community imposed their made ordinances to protect their good environment and not to be ruined. The barangay has fresh air and potable water for drinking. The barangay unit together with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) members conduct tree planting, clean and green programs. There are also Government form organizations in the barangay conducting tree planting and Bantay Gubat which helps in maintaining and preserving the forest. There are manmade and natural disasters. That cannot be controlled by human being such as forest, kaingin system, land slide, soil erosion, and other more that there is a need for the presence of disaster materials in the barangay.

This Multipurpose Building will also accommodate the Barangay Health Center of the community. There was an existing Barangay Health Center being in use till this day but the land where the facility was built-in is a private land property of the retired midwife, Romana Puma-at.

II. PROPOSED PROGRAMS/PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

SECTORAL PLANNING

PROPOSED PROGRAMS/PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

1.       SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

a.       Health and Education

=Immunization Program

=Maternal and Child Care

=Supplemental Feeding to Day Care

=Availability of Toilet Bowls

= Maintenance of Barangay Health Facilities

=Financial Assistance to BHWs

= Conduct Seminars with regard to dengue and anti-drug abuse

=Construction of Reading Cues for Elementary Level

=Protection of water sources intake

b.      Special Concerns to Women, Senior Citizen, PWDs and Youths

=Encouraging youths to participate in all community activities

=Seminar on Gender Sensitivity

c.       Basic Life Support and First Aid Training

=Conduct training on basic life support and first aid

d.      Peace and Order

=Provide financial assistance to barangay tanods

=Continuation of ronda system

2.       ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

a.       Agricultural Programs

=Construction and improvement of farm to market road

=Construction of hanging bridges

=Construction and improvement of pathways

=Construction of Communal Irrigation Systems

b.      Livelihood Program

=Rice mill

=Sari-sari store

=Hallow block making

=Backyard livestock making

=Carpentry

=Money Lending

c.       Livestock Program

=Hog raising

=Poultry raising

=Free vaccination of animals

d.      Tourism

=Construction of Cabin

=Construction of Pathway

3.       ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

a.       Forest protection

            =Tree Planting

            =Implement Ordinance on forest fires

            =Procurement of disaster materials

b.      Waste Management

=Household garbage segregation

=Construction of Material Recovery Facility

=Campaign on waste management

=Procurement of Lot for Sanitary Land Fill

4.       INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

a.       Construction of Multipurpose Building

=Construction for Barangay Health Center

=Construction for Barangay Hall in helding community meetings, gatherings and case settlements.

=Construction for “ATO”

b.      Construction/Improvements of Pathways

=Improvement and reconstruction of pathway from Laganney foot bridge to national road

=Improvement and reconstruction of pathway from Barangay Hall to national road

=Improvement and reconstruction of pathway from Metyang foot bridge to Jemang Irrigation

c.       Construction/Improvement of Communal Irrigation

=Repair of Jemang Irrigation System

=Repair of Tabco Irrigation System

d.      Construction of Lanas Farm Market Road

5. INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

a.       Implement ordinances on peace and order

b.      Allocate fund to both Elementary Level and High School on sports, academic and festival activities

c.       Conduct trainings/seminars in all committees created in the barangay

d.      Procurement of materials on disaster preparedness

e.      Implementation on the programs of the Sangguniang Kabataan

f.        Conduct meeting on the different organizations created in the barangay


BARANGAY OFFICIALS

Punong Barangay : Veteriano L. Dulay

Barangay Kagawad:

  • Bobby Ceasar A. Ngollob
  • Antonio F. Lippaen
  • Eddie A. Managtag
  • Henry Mangla-as
  • Juan C. Dalcogen
  • Rodolfo K, Pongchap
  • Pipito S. Manilang
  • Alfredo C. Bawiyan - IPMR
  • Pyke E. Kalifas - SK Chairperson

Barangay Secretary - Amalia Tao-ey

Barangay Treasurer - Helen B. Mekchan