Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
Barangays of Barcelona in the Sorsogon Province within Region V(Bicol) in the Republic of The Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Sorsogon Province within Region V(Bicol) in the Republic of The Philippines
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Cities in the Province of Sorsogon: Sorsogon City (Capital)
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- 1 Geography of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 2 Location of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 3 History of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 4 People of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate for Sale or lease in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 10 Sports and Recreation in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 11 Arts and Culture in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 12 Economy of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 13 Natural Resources of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 14 Tourists Attractions of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 15 Landmarks: Monuments or Historic buildings in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 16 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 17 Your Story/News about Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 18 The oldest man or woman in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 19 Families of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- 20 Why Z-Wiki Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines?
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- 22 Barcelona, Sorsogon Photo Gallery
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Geography of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
Barcelona Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 6,118
Location of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
History of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
BRIEF PROFILE OF BARCELONA LGU
I. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
Barcelona has its origin from a small tribal settlement at the delta of Danlog river which gushed out directly to the Pacific ocean. The settlers were mostly hunters and fishermen. A native could either be a hunter by day and fisher by night.
The place of habitation was originally known as Danlog.1
Nestled in the east facing the Pacific coastline, and in the west hugging the forest expanse, Danlog (now Barcelona) had an ample source of food for the earlier inhabitants. Further to the interior area, abundant flora and fauna thrived. Endemic fauna had the forest as their natural habitat such as: usa (wild native deer), ting-garong (civet cats), baboy-damo (wild pigs), halo (edible monitor lizards) naga (wild ducks), and other species of birds. Fishes were plentiful in both freshwater and seawater. Even at present, straying wild deer and civet cats are still caught within the slopes of the neighboring town of Bulusan.
Trade, as a consequence of flora and fauna abundance, flourished among the neighboring settlements (even as far as Albay) while making use of the Danlog tributary and the coastal waters as a means of transport.
In early part of 1800s the Spaniards came and laid claim on Danlog. Scant records exist on the resistance of the natives against the foreign encroachment on their land. The Spaniards eventually christened the settlement as “Barcelona” reputedly in honor of the capital town of Cataluna, Spain.
By virtue of a Spanish Royal Decree dated April 16, 1866, Barcelona was legally declared and recognized as a “pueblo civil” which literally means a “civilized town”2. The conquest of Barcelona came at a much later date since the Spaniards were recorded to have discovered the Philippines in 1521. Almost 300 years of setting foot in numerous places in the Philippine archipelago had passed when the Spaniards took authority and hold on Barcelona.
In the point of view of the Spaniards, “pueblo civil” meant the natives were Christianized and civilized to their way of Catholic belief. But in the point of view of most historians, the people of Danlog were much advanced in terms of urbanization since they knew how to hunt and fish, cook and sun-dry the excess of their catch. On top of this, the natives knew how to trade and barter their goods.
Although already officially declared as an independent “pueblo civil”, Barcelona still remained as a barrio of the adjacent town of Bulusan. Even the Parish of Barcelona was still subjugated as part of the Parish of Bulusan. Saint Joseph, the worker, was the patron saint.
In 1868, two years after the issuance of the royal decree, Barcelona was finally separated from Bulusan. The people celebrated their town fiesta in honor of Saint Joseph every May 19, such festivity has not changed until now. The first priest of Barcelona was recorded to be Reverend Father Mariano F. Garcia.
- Verifiable account of Augustine de la Cavada, ex-treasurer of Hacienda Danlog. Actually, the name Danlog (and the folklore Danlog and Uribay) came from much earlier generation through word of mouth.
- Philippines: A History of the Bicol Region, Jaime T. Maloyaon
The nearby town of Bulusan at that time was part of Albay, one of the two original provinces of the Bicol peninsula. On October 1874, Sorsogon which was a barrio of Bulusan became a separate province. When the division was finally effected in 1901, Barcelona became a municipality of Sorsogon.
While still a part of Bulusan, Barcelona was constantly raided by marauding Moro pirates. In 1792, as Luis Nee and his fellow scientist set foot in Sorsogon, they saw the ruins inflicted by repeated Moro raids in the following years: 1737, 1781, and 1792. A remnant of a watchtower serving as a lookout for these Moro raids can still be seen at barangay Macabari.3
Barcelona, as a political unit, absorbed the colonial method of government administration. “Governadorcillos” and “capitanes” were appointed in recognition of their administrative talents and leadership.
The administration of the municipal government emanated from the Church. Many talented leaders can still be recalled and their achievement recollected, such as: Capitan Hugo Gayta, Capitan Leoncio Freolo, Capitan Pedro Ernano, Capitan Hipolito Espena (the community organizer) and Capitan Esteban Fulay who turned into a revolutionary leader and collaborated with Nicolas Colatche, the widely-known rebel against the Spanish oppressors.
The luster of the Spanish conquest (1521-1900) left an indelible imprint on the social fabric of the Filipino people--- their belief, culture, and traditions. The Church was always considered as the heart and center of community development. In fact, the land use plan which was then so dominant in the whole Philippine landscape is still the prevailing pattern. Within the periphery of the Church is the Presidencia, the plaza, and the residence of well-to-and mid-income families. All areas and communities reached by the ringing of the church bells were considered within the “pueblo” proper.
These hallmarks were so evident in the community development of Barcelona. The use of rivers and coastal waters as means of transportation in some concentrated places of population are living marks of development. The land use pattern had been arranged so that the agricultural farms would serve the greatest number of inhabitants. The Municipal Land Use Plan will still incorporate some of the most viable post-Spanish pattern, while taking into consideration the population growth and identifiable trends for programming and development.
The Barcelona Parish Church which was constructed in 1874 during the term of Governadorcillo Juan Evasco remains unaltered (the façade and surrounding walls in their original form) to this date as a place of worship. It is made of antique coral rocks—without the use of cement and steel bars; yet it still stands today as a proof of the “living past”.
Moreover, the Presidencia Building with a two-story structure was the seat of Barcelona local government headed by the Governadorcillo. Being a few meters away from the shoreline of the Pacific, it served as a fortress from pirate attacks with an underground tunnel leading to the parish church across the street. During the Japanese occupation, the Presidencia was used as a garrison. After the war, it was used again as the seat of the municipal government. A series of typhoons destroyed the upper part and surrounding walls. Its remains served as a historical landmark and an awesome sight to savor the past. The remnants of the adjacent Stone Building which was also built in 1874 as a school building for the children of the “Illustrados” can still be seen. During the American rule, it was still utilized as an elementary school building until a typhoon destroyed its roof.4
- Facts About Sorsogon, Jorge Marin
- Sorsogon Province, Philippines, Sorsogon Museum and Heritage Center, Inc.
At the turn of the century, the American rule (1900) dominated the political set-up in the local administration. And more schools were built to provide better educational opportunities.
The local government was reorganized, and the title of chief executive was changed from “Capitan” to “President”. Esteban Fulay was appointed as the “Municipal President” of Barcelona--- followed by Domingo Espigol in 1905.
Silvestre Fulay (suspended) and Ildefonso Fulay held reign of the local government until Mamerto Fontelar wrestled the executive power from the Fulays in a popular election in 1922.
Agapito Espineda and Amando Nicolas followed, and then Herminigildo Espera and Rafael Estuye interchangeably became chief executives during the Japanese occupation (1934-1945) until the liberation period. Agapito Torella won the elections for Municipal Mayor in 1947 and held the executive post until 1951.
Sergio Fulay, Fernando Formento, and Rustico Estopace followed in succession from 1952 to 1963. Sergio Fulay returned to power and served the executive post for two more consecutive terms until 1971.
Salvador Nee Estuye won the election in 1971 until April 15, 1986 when the EDSA revolution on February 1986 caused the downfall of the 20-year reign of the Marcos regime and the subsequent installation of Corazon Aquino as the President as the President of the Republic of the Philippines.
In the transition period, Officer-in-Charge (OICs) were appointed. Fernando Ervas became the first OIC up to November 30, 1987. Effective December 1, 1987, Santiago Aquino became the second OIC with a term up to January 13, 1988. And then Facundo Ervas was reappointed.
On January 29, 1988, DILG Officer Diogenes B. Engay was appointed as the OIC with a term up to February 2, 1988--- but was not able to hold office when the newly-elected Mayor Salvador Nee Estuye took his oath of office on February 1988. The first local election was held on November 18, 1987 under the new Constitution.
Mayor Salvador Nee Estuye was reelected in 1982 and 1995 elections, having fully served the 3-consecutive term limit set by RA 7160, or the Local Government Code of 1991.
In the 1998 elections, Celso Falcotelo was elected as the Municipal Mayor.
In both the 2001 and 2004 local elections, Mayor Falcotelo was reelected as Municipal Mayor. But he did not finish his last term. Mayor Celso Falcotelo died on June 23, 2005.
Greg F. Azore, the Municipal Vice-Mayor, assumed power through the Automatic Succession Rule.
In the 2007 elections, Salvador Nee Estuye was elected.
In May 10, 2010 elections, Atty. Manuel L. Fortes, Jr. was elected. He is the present Municipal Mayor of Barcelona, Sorsogon.
- BASIC INFORMATION
- Legal Founding Basis : Spanish Royal Decree dated April 16, 1866
- Land Area : 6, 433.28 has.
- Population : 22, 625
- Urban Barangay : Pob. Central, Pob. Sur, Pob. Norte
- Rural Barangays:
- Alegria Luneta Sn. Ramon
- Bagacay Macabari Sn. Vicente
- Bangate Mapapac Sta. Cruz
- Bugtong Olandia Sta. Lourdes
- Cagang Paghaluban Tagdon
- Fabrica Putiao
- Jibong Sn. Antonio
- Lago Sn. Isidro
- District : Second Congressional District
- Income Class : Fifth Class Municipality
- LGU Income and Source (2008)
- IRA : Php 31, 003, 447.60
- VAT : Php 1, 100, 271.44
- Local Sources (Borrowings) : Php 15, 000, 000.00
- Subsidy : None
- Total LGU Income : Php 46, 003, 447.60
II. SOCIOECONOMIC PROFILE Physical Features
- a. Topography - Extreme in elevation and terrain, rolling and hilly in the mountain areas, flat in the valleys and coastal plains
- b. Climate - Type 2 of the Corona System
- c. Geographical Location - S – Mun. of Bulusan; N – Gubat; E – Pacific Ocean;
Natural Resources Available W – Casiguran
Major Agricultural Activities - Rice Farming & Coconut Farming Major Marine Activities - Fishing Major Agricultural Products Major Industries 3 Major Occupations - Farmer, Gov’t Employee, Fisherman Tourism (tourist spots and destinations) - Barcelona Church - Presidencia Building Important Events
- Mode of Transportation
- Public Utility Jeepney
- Public Utility Bus
- Public Utility Van
- Communications Facilities Media/Handling Facilities
- Radio Stations - 0
- TV Cable Network - 1
- TV Station - 0
- Satellite Transmission - 0
- Financial Institutions
- Government Bank - 0
- Commercial Banks - 0
- Rural Banks - 0
- Cooperatives/NGO’s/Pos - 8
- Lending Institution
III. SOCIAL SERVICES
- Number of Hospitals
- Government - 0
- Rural Health Center - 1
- Barangay Health Centers - 21
- Private -
- Birthing Home - 0
- Clinic - 0
Recreation Facilities Parks - 1 Barcelona Plaza Gymnasiums - 0 Basketball Courts - 25 Tennis Courts - 0
IV. PEACE AND ORDER/PUBLIC SAFETY No. of Policemen - 22 Ratio - 1 : 1028 No. of Firemen - 0 Ratio - 0 No. of Firetruck - 0 Ratio - 0 Presence of Jail - 1 PNP Barcelona
People of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- Population of Barcelona as of 2015 census: 20,990
- Population of Barcelona as of 2010 census: 20,340
- Barcelona Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 19,428
- Barcelona Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 11,487
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 Officials of Barcelona for the term of 2016-2019
- Mayor of Barcelona: Wowo Fortes
- Vice-Mayor of Barcelona: Belea Fortades
- Councilors of Barcelona:
- Chona Fulgosino-figueroa
- Nida Datur
- Marjohn Buenaobra
- Odin Azore
- Jun Falcotelo
- Mark Ian Ben Baldoza
- Joel Fuenzalida
- Mira Vilma Nee-estuye
- Elected Officials of Barcelona for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Barcelona: FORTES, MANUEL JR. (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
- Vice-Mayor of Barcelona: ESTOPACE, NONO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Barcelona:
- ESCULLAR, AGNES (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1585 9.14%
- MAGPAYO, TRO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1511 8.71%
- DATUR, JESSIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1344 7.75%
- BUENAOBRA, MARJOHN (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 1284 7.40%
- FORTADES, MARIA (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 1261 7.27%
- FALCOTELO, JUN (UNA) UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE 1130 6.51%
- GAROTE, MATER (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1126 6.49%
- DIAZ, ROMELITO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 1084 6.25%
- Elected Officials of Barcelona for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor of Barcelona: Atty. Manuel Laurio Fortes Jr.
- Vice-Mayor of Barcelona: Larry Floralde Fortades
- Councilors of Barcelona:
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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".
Businesses in Barcelona, Sorsogon, 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
Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center
- Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
- 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 Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Barcelona, 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
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via.
- 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 Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (email@example.com) or message me via . I will then post the pictures in this page.
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 Barcelona 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
- Number of Public Schools
- Tertiary - 0
- Secondary - 3
- Elementary - 21
- Number of Private Schools
- Tertiary - 0
- Secondary - 0
- Elementary - 0
Sports and Recreation in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- We invite you to provide everyone with information on your favorite sports teams or recreation in Barcelona.
- The name of your sports/recreation, address, phone number.
Arts and Culture in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- Let the world explore and relate to the creative and living experience that is unique to Barcelona.
- Design Arts, Film, Literature, Music, Entertainment, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and any cultural identity that says: Barcelona!
- Upload the pictures of your favorite Arts & Culture topic.
Economy of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
Business Licenses and other regulatory taxes, fees, charges realty taxes are the main sources of revenue of the local government unit. The public market and other public enterprises operated by the local government also earn revenues. The Annual Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), the specific taxes, and other infrastructure funds from the national government supplement the financial resources of the municipality.
But Barcelona has remained a fifth class municipality since 1987.
There are eighty four (84) authorized regular positions in the plantilla of the approved Position Allocation List (PAL). Out of the eighty four regular positions, only seventy-eight (78) were filled up due to limitation of the local government unit. The casual employees however are complementing the unfilled regular positions. Most of the employees are civil service eligible--- have performed and held positions for several years. Others, who are not eligible, are encouraged to take civil service examinations. However, they were sent to attend seminars/trainings on personnel development which would, in effect, redound to greater performance and integrity in public service.
In 2002, Barcelona implemented the Community-Based Resource Management Project (CBRMP) which was funded as a grant by the World Bank-Department of Finance (WB-DoF) with a corresponding 10% LGU equity counterpart.
Barcelona had secured a loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines for the construction of the Barcelona Public Market and the Land Transport Terminal. Funds were provided by the World Bank through a loan to the Land Bank of the Philippines--- the Land Bank as the borrower and the executing agency of the project lent these funds to the LGU by way of sub loans. The loan was approved on May 2008 and implemented in accordance with the harmonized guidelines of the World Bank and RA 9184.
STRATEGIES IN RELATION TO BARCELONA’S HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
Barcelona is oftentimes described as a “poor but historic town.” Barcelona has remained a fifth class municipality for 23 years since 1987. Of the total 14 towns of the province of Sorsogon, Barcelona has remained in the basement. The only consolation is that Barcelona is not alone--- sharing the same predicament with two other coastal municipalities.
As financial history could no longer be changed, future course can be planned and charted.
Almost 96% of the revenue of Barcelona came from its share in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and only 4% is generated from local revenues.
Barcelona needs to prioritize measures to strengthen its financial status by: 1) regularly examining and revising the present Municipal Tax Code, 2) codifying the existing Municipal Ordinances, and 3) updating the revenue-raising methods to conform with the present economic trend based on the actual earning capacity and ability of the taxpayers to correctly pay what is due.
Essential to the strategy in upgrading the financial status are: 1) promoting the organization of barangay cooperartives/associations, 2) implementing upland crop diversification projects, 3) supporting/providing incentives to home-based handicraft projects, 4) supporting/providing incentives to root crop production and processing, and 5) supporting/providing incentives to medium-scale enterprises/industries.
If you have a job available and that job is within Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
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Natural Resources of Barcelona, Sorsogon, 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 Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Barcelona in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Barcelona. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
Landmarks: Monuments or Historic buildings in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
- Upload The photos about landmarks in Barcelona.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Barcelona, Sorsogon, 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.
- Fiesta date of Barcelona: ??
Your festival, fiesta, traditions story below:
Your Story/News about Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so for specificity: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.
If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.
You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.
The oldest man or woman in Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Barcelona? Zamboanga.com is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Barcelona. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.
Families of Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines
List of Families whose names are deeply rooted in Barcelona.
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Why Z-Wiki Barcelona, Sorsogon, Philippines?
We want to give the people of Barcelona the ability to promote their community to the world via the internet by providing this interactive website. The growth of this website of Barcelona is not dependent upon one individual. This website will grow as more people of Barcelona participate and collaborate in providing valid information about their community and also by uploading photographs about their community. More power to Barcelona.
Barcelona, Sorsogon, 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>>>
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- Copy and paste the code below in "GREEN" to the body or "Summary" of the image file that you are uploading.
[[Category:Barcelona, Sorsogon Photo Gallery]]
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