Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Barangays of Baao, in the Camarines Sur Province within Region 5, in the Republic of The Philippines
Agdangan Pob. (San Cayetano) • Antipolo • Bagumbayan • Buluang (San Antonio) • Caranday (La Purisima) • Cristo Rey • Del Pilar • Del Rosario (Pob.) • Iyagan • La Medalla • Lourdes • Nababarera • Pugay (San Rafael) • Sagrada • Salvacion • San Francisco (Pob.) • San Isidro • San Jose (Pob.) • San Juan • San Nicolas (Pob.) • San Rafael (Ikpan) • San Ramon (Pob.) • San Roque (Pob.) • San Vicente • Santa Cruz (Pob.) • Santa Eulalia • Santa Isabel • Santa Teresa (Viga) • Santa Teresita • Tapol
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Cities In The Province Of Camarines Sur: Iriga City || Naga City
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Baao, Within Camarines Sur
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Camarines Sur Province within The Philippines
Baao Town Center, Baao, Camarines Sur
Municipal Hall Building of Baao, Camarines Sur
- Baao has a total of 30 barangays
- Land Area of Baao (as of 2007, in hectares) = 10,663
- Baao is a 3rd class municipality and partially Urban.
- Baao is in the Camarines Sur province and within Region_V in the southern island of Luzon - Bicol Region
- 1 Geography of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 2 Location of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 3 History of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 4 People of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 5 Local Government Unit LGU of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate for Sale or lease in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 14 Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 15 Your Story about Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 16 The oldest man or woman in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- 17 Baao Photo and Image Gallery
- 18 Disclaimer
Geography of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Baao Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 10,663
Location of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
History of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Baao, land of rice and coconut palm, art and pretty women, early cradle of Catholicism in Camarines Sur, has had a colorful history whose early period and pre-Spanish beginnings are lost in the mists of fable, legend and mystery. Its written history which antedated the Spanish conquest and preserved in native scripts of the ancient Malay characters and alphabet, was destroyed by the Missionaries who regarded them as works of Satan. Only the history which began to be written by the Spaniards themselves, friar or functionary, some travelers, as well as a rare number of natives, have been preserved as the foundation and origin of local written history. Tradition says that Baao earned its name from its turtle-shaped ancient site of Binabaloy, Binanuaanan and Layoan where the Spaniards found the early Baao folk which then formed part of the adjacent town of Bula.
Baao or “Bao” is supposed to derive from the turtle itself due to the abundance in the vicinity of turtles, especially during floods. A part of the municipality and curacy of Bula, one of the several oldest towns of the province, Baao’s political affairs were first separated from those of Bula at the turn of the 17th century , later to be followed by a separation in ecclesiastical affairs to form early in the 18th century a new independent pueblo. Due to floods, the old site was moved farther south where the Bay and the Langday streams meet on their way to Baao Lake; where the driller for a new ground well or the workers digging posts for a new house are often astounded to excavate human skulls and bones and bits of ancient Chinese porcelain of the Yuan or Ming dynasty which was popular with the Filipinos in Spanish and pre-Spanish times, and often buried with the dead. Houses kept moving southward seeking higher levels, and a less damp climate.
The town as constituted consisted of only a few hundred inhabitants as may be judged by the fact that in the earliest baptismal records, there were only two or three baptisms every week or forth night. From 1787 to 1800, only 1,439 births were recorded for this period of 13 years, or an average of 110 yearly. The years 1796 to 1800 showed only 221 deaths, or an average death rate of 55 persons per year. Marriages averaged 8 or lower for the same period.
Another circumstantial evidence of the number of its early inhabitants may be interfered from the memorials, reports and accounts of early Spanish officials and missionaries and from travelers and visitors, the most famous of the former being Father Jose Castaño, a Spanish friar and parish curate of the town for some time until the outbreak of the Philippine Revolution, and much admired and loved for his unusually democratic ways and modern outlook judged by the standards prevailing during that dark historic period.
The legend of the name of Baao
Little known about the exact origin of the name BAAO, except for the fragment of history that were compiled from the sporadic sources combined with the tales and legends cultured by the transfer of tongues from generation to generation, the municipality of Baao attributed its name only from speculative origins. One such theory is that its name evolves from the word BA-OO which means “turtle” in the local dialect. It is said that the native turtle was excessively abundant in the early settlement site and that for the purpose of geographic referencing the Spaniards designated the place as BAAO, a close resemblance to the word BA-OO, probably because the foreign tongue found it difficult to pronounce. Another theory relates its significance to the topography of the early sites of the site of the poblacion center which is sitio Binanwaanan. This southern bank of the lake Baao when viewed at the vantage point in the mountain ranges reveals a concave shape. With its arable fields, cris-crossed with dikes and ditches, it closely resembles the back of the turtle, hence the reference to Ba-oo that meted off the present day name BAAO. Still another theory take into account a remote possibility that the name Baao evolved from the manifest disposition of eating left over rice from previous meal. The natives that time and even now relish from what they call “Bawow” which means “Bahaw” or not hot in Bicol dialect. What really is the basis of its name remains in doubt and mystery, nurtured by times and events. Only the wave time can ebb seashore and unearth the exact origin of its name. Credence is attributed heavily in the legends and myths that made Baao known to present day.
People of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- Population of Baao as of 2015 census: 58,849
- Population of Baao as of 2010 census: 54,971
- Baao Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 52,466
- Baao Registered Voters (2009) = 23,811
Local Government Unit LGU of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
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"..
- Elected officials of Baao for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Baao: Melquiades Gaite
- Vice-Mayor of Baao: Jeff Besinio
- Councilors of Baao:
- Jose Malazarte
- Daisy Peyra
- Farah Besinio
- Ben Blanquera
- Mike Bolalin
- Lucy Buena
- Eddie Bayos
- Dante Bismonte
- Elected officials of Baao for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Baao: GAITE, MEL (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Vice-Mayor of Baao: SAPUGAY, CHERRY (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- Councilors of Baao:
- BESINIO, 1-JEFF ( NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 10241 8.97%
- BEDURAL, EDWIN INDEPENDENT 9830 8.61%
- VARGAS, NALYN (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 9656 8.46%
- BESINIO, FARAH (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 8687 7.61%
- FAJARDO, JAYVEE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 7110 6.23%
- DATO, PATET (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 7054 6.18%
- BISMONTE, DANTE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 6889 6.03%
- BOLALIN, MIKE (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 6776 5.94%
- Elected officials of Baao for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Baao: Melquiades Ibarrientos Gaite
- Vice-Mayor of Baao: Cherry Arjona Sapugay
- Councilors of Baao:
This is the.
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".
Businesses in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Possible Businesses
- Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
- 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 or lease in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Baao, you can list that property for FREE HERE in Z-wiki.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here in Z-Wiki
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Baao, Camarines Sur, 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 Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
- List of schools: >>> click
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 proficient in ENGLISH.
The name of your school in Baao can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.
Economy of Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
- Jobs in Baao Camarines Sur
- If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Baao you can post that article here. If you come across any news items that talk about the economy of Baao, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.
Natural Resources of Baao, Camarines Sur, 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 Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Baao, Camarines Sur, 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.
Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- 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>>>
Your Story about Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
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The oldest man or woman in Baao, Camarines Sur, Philippines
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