Barangay Balbaloto

BRIEF HISTORY OF BARANGAY BALBALOTO

Founded in 1860 by Don Roberto Mateo Tabladillo, it was named after the kind of “Banca” used by its founder and his family when they crossed Canarum Lake due to the constant flooding of Sitio Namitinan, where they originally settled. It has now a population of 1,795 inhabitants.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE OF BALBALOTO

Composed of 1,795 people, this northern-most part Barangay of Victoria, bounding with Pura territory, with a total land area of 309.20 hectares, is being headed by Chairman Rogelino A. Mejia 444 households create the bulk of the populace.
Balbaloto, in line with other Barangays in Victoria is actively engaged with agricultural and farming activities, with roughly 217 households depending on the profits out of their lands and livestock production: 179 farmers engage with crop production, with palay being the major crop produced; 94 households engaged in small-scale livestock production; and, 21 households engage with agricultural services. Ninety-four (94) farmers employ chemical/inorganic pest control and fertilizer on their land. While bossmajority of the people engage with palay production, some 67 households depend on their contractual wages, while 42 household heads rely on their regular salaries.

PROMPT FACTS

Barangay Chairman ROGELINO A. MEJIA
Land Area 309.20 Ha.
Population as of 2014*

*(Projected Population based on 2010 NSO)

1, 997
# of House-holds (HH) as of 2014*

*(Projected # of HH based on 2010 NSO)

444
General Source of HH Income 67 HH depend on their contractual wages; 217 HH engaged in farming/ agricultural activities; 42 HH rely on their regular salaries.
# of HH Engaged in Farming/ Agricultural Activities 217
# of HH Heads Undergone Livelihood Training 392 HH heads

On employment, around 86 household heads admit that they are actually unemployed, with some 208 household heads as self-employed. Only 29 household heads consider themselves as regularly employed. However, almost all household heads have undergone livelihood training reaching up to 392 households out of registered 444 households.

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