Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
Barangays of Almeria in the Biliran province within Region VIII-Eastern Visayas in the Republic of The Philippines
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- Almeria has a total of 13 barangays
- Registered Voters of Almeria as of (2010) = 9,193
- Almeria is in the "LONE" Voting Congressional District of Biliran.
- Population of Almeria (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 14,420
- Land Area of Almeria (as of 2007, in hectares) = 5,746
- Almeria is a 5th class Municipality and Partially Urban.
- Almeria is in the Island Province of Biliran and within Region_VIII in the Eastern Visayas Area near the northern tip of the Island of Leyte.
- 1 Geography of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 2 Location of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 3 History of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 4 People of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate for Sale in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 14 Your Story about Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 15 The oldest man or woman in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- 16 Almeria, Biliran, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 17 Almeria, Biliran, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 18 Disclaimer
Geography of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
Geography of Almeria
Location of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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History of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
In 1668, Fr. Francisco Alcina, a Jesuit missionary assigned to Leyte and Samar, made mention of Talahib, a place that presumably belonged to the present Almeria (probably on the present Talahid), as a settlement served by the first Jesuits in 1596. Talahib was listed with such diverse places as Capul, Tagapoloan (Tagapul-an), Camandang, Limbancauayan (Almagro), Napalisan, Libucan, Cana-abaw, Buri, and Maripipi.
Talahib and nearby settlements probably disappeared from the map during the eruption of Panamao Volcano around 1669.
Around 1770, Bagombong (probably on the present Almeria) and Panamao were listed as places with bases of Moro raiders along with Malbog, Cataingan and Malbaranon in Masbate and Limbancauayan (Almagro).
Local folklore has it that the first settlers of Almeria came from Jagna, Bohol. Stories have it that a group of Boholanons sailed the Visayan Sea for Oquendo in Samar Island. Along the route they were struck by a strong typhoon, so they were forced to find a haven and landed on a place unknown to them.
When the weather had cleared, the group discovered that their haven had fertile soil suitable for planting root crops, and the sea teemed with fish and seashells. They liked the place very much that they decided to stay. They started building their huts and tilled the land for their living. The settlement was earlier called Bagongbong, but was renamed Solano in honor of a Capitan Solano, the known founder and first chieftain of the place.
In 1834, a Spanish missionary, accompanied by some soldiers, passed by Solano during an inspection trip of the Visayas islands. Its scenic beauty and the native’s hospitality pleased the Spanish visitors. They called it Almeria, after the hometown of the missionary in Spain. Upon their return to the place, they built a watchtower on the top of a hill (Baluarte Hill) to alert the natives from Moro raiders that were rampant at the time. A Roman Catholic chapel was also built.
In 1886, a decree issued by the Govierno Militar de Leyte created Almeria as a pueblo or municipality.
In 1905, during the early American occupation, a religious controversy triggered the transfer of the seat of government from Almeria to nearby Kawayan. The controversy started when Margarito Sabornido, the presidente municipal, together with some councilors, decided to bring in an Aglipayan priest, Fr. Fernando Buyser, to administer their religious affairs.
The other councilors and officials from Barrio Kawayan opposed the idea that ended in a heated debate in the consejo (municipal council). Sabornido’s decision also provoked the ire of the devout Roman Catholics who immediately reported the case to the Roman Catholic authorities in Cebu. Likewise, a protest was filed with the American Civil Governor of Leyte, Colonel Peter Borseth.
Acting on the official complaint instigated by Eugenio Obispo, a Kawayan resident who was juez de paz of Almeria, Borseth suspended Sabornido and three of his six councilors "for three months." Then he reorganized the municipal government by installing a former American soldier, Matthew MacFarland, as acting municipal president. He also appointed new councilors and officials to replace the suspended ones. The three-month suspension turned out to be permanent.
MacFarland, a resident of the island barrio of Maripipi, and Obispo, from Kawayan, insisted on the convenience of transferring the seat of the municipal government to the barrio of Kawayan, which is located midway between Almeria and Maripipi.
The transfer caused a perennial problem between the people of Almeria and Kawayan, so a plebiscite was conducted to settle the issue. The result favored Kawayan and thwarted the hopes of the suspended officials from Almeria who chose to remain and hold office in the former town hall for six months.
In 1907, the Provincial Board of Leyte concurred with the idea and effected the transfer of the poblacion to Kawayan.
Almeria was thus reduced into a barrio of the Municipality of Kawayan for more than four decades.
From 1945 to 1947, during the term of Mayor Maximo Salloman, the municipal council of Kawayan deliberated and passed Municipal Resolution No. 55, which endorsed the creation of Almeria as a separate municipality.
On September 1, 1948, President Elpidio Quirino, through Executive Order 292, granted separate township to Almeria. Thus, ended the long-drawn Almeria-Kawayan controversy. (source verbatim from www.reocities.com/bilirannews/albriefhistory.html)
People of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- Total Population of Almeria as of 2015 census: 16,951
- Total Population of Almeria as of 2010 census: 16,495
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State and finance the religion of Islam. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". We need a representation of a MINIMUM of one SENATOR per REGION..
- Contrary to Pres. Duterte's ranting (July 2019): Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4.
- Elected Officers of Almeria for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Almeria: Rickrick Jaguros
- Vice-Mayor of Almeria: Doming Agajan
- Councilors of Almeria:
- Loyd Labagala
- Marygie Edicto-tacoy
- Merie Sale
- Amy Morillo
- Dodo Sale
- Nilo Barrina
- Lining Caparro
- Henry Quijano
- Elected Officers of Almeria for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Almeria:Dominador Olaer Agajan
- Vice-Mayor of Almeria: Henry Onque Quijano
- Councilors of Almeria:
- Rebecca Merioles Salloman LIBERAL PARTY 4841 10.28%
- SALE, MERIE INDEPENDENT 4178 8.87%
- Amelita Valiente Morillo LIBERAL PARTY 4130 8.77%
- QUIJANO, PANING (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3506 7.44%
- FERNANDO, INDAY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3411 7.24%
- MORILLO, LEONEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 3172 6.73%
- BARRINA, RONILO INDEPENDENT 3150 6.69%
- DE LA PEÑA, BOBOT INDEPENDENT 2948 6.26%
- Elected Officers of Almeria for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor:Dominador Olaer Agajan
- Vice-Mayor:Richard Docallos Jaguros
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The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress, not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.
When roads need to be built or any infrastructure within the barangay is needed, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and demand for it from the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Information is power. Be informed.
The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.
The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.
Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible.
- BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
- The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
- The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
- Imperial Manila does not exist anymore. Budgetary planning has been .
- DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. After the election they forget you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.
Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.
- Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of . Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.
Businesses in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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- DOST - Website
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- Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
- Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
- Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
Real Estate for Sale in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
Schools in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, the opening of classes for the year 2020-2021 is deferred to October 5, 2020.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.
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- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Your Story about Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Almeria, Biliran, Philippines
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Almeria, Biliran, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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