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Barangay Fundado – University Social Involvement Council

Barangay Fundado

Physical Characteristics

Barangay Fundado is situated at the west of Barangay San Roque, East by Barangay San Nicolas and North by Barangay San Francisco. It is bounded at the South by the Municipality of Magarao. It has an area of 101.6836 hectares or 2.35% of the total land area. It is made up of 3 puroks.

Demography

Based from the 2009 CBMS survey results, barangay Fundado has 112 households with a total population of 482 or an average household size of 4. Purok 1 has the highest number of households with 50, Purok 2 has 35 and Purok 3 has the smallest number with 27 households.

Educational, Health and Service Facilities

Immediate need for health services in the barangay is undertaken by only 1 Barangay Health Worker and supplemented by twice a month visitation by the Municipal Midwife. The residents can also access the services of the Municipal Health Office located in the town proper situated 6 km from the barangay. Serious cases can be brought directly to Naga City which is about 11.5 kilometers from the barangay.

Barangay Fundado has 1 elementary school and 1 Secondary School. Tertiary Education facilities can be found in Barangay Baras about 7 kms. from the barangay and Naga City. A Day Care Worker (funded by the barangay with municipal counterpart) undertakes day care services to the children aged 3-5 years old.

Mode of Public Transportation

Before the advent of the farm-to-market roads, people of Fundado depend on the Canaman River for their transportation. However, the new millennium paved the way for land transportation. Today, the entire 3 puroks are serviced by tricycle, motorized padyaks, Habal-habal and public use jeepney from punong Magarao.

Credit Institutions

The barangay is served by several credit institutions (private and government) including those offered by private individuals. TSPI and CARD Bank, are the more prominent private lending institutions in the barangay. The Municipal Government also offers micro-lending services to identified sectors, including the micro entrepreneurs and farmers. Private individuals (5-6 or bumbay type) and compradors also offer credit services to individuals in the barangay.

Water & Electric Supply

Residents in barangay Fundado get their drinking water from water lorry that ply the area for a fee (at P6 per 16 liters container). Others who can afford buy from the water purifying stations that deliver water to their doorsteps at P35 per 16-liter container. This situation is amplified by the CBMS results which revealed that 99% or 111 of the total 112 households in the barangay have no access to safe water.

As to electricity, al the three puroks of the barangay has electrical facilities through CASURECO II. However, there are still several households with no electrical connections due to economic reasons.

Waste Management

The barangay has no Materials Recovery Facility and no established waste management system. Most of the residents dispose of their wastes thru burning or in open pits. It can be mentioned that the barangay is reached by roving “Bote-Bakal-Plastic” buyers.

Peace and Order

The barangay is generally peaceful. Peace and order in the barangay is handled by the Barangay Tanods with regular detail duties and foot patrol every night. CBMS 2009 data shows that no households were victimized by crime.

 

Source: Barangay Fundado, Canaman, Camarines Sur Socioeconomic Profile & Development Plan (2010)