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SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE

CY 2016

BALAOAN, LA UNION

  LOCATION:
POLITICAL BOUNDARIES
NORTH:  Municipality of Bangar EAST: Municipalities of Santol & Sudipen
SOUTH:  Municipality of Bacnotan WEST:  South China Sea

A. MACRO SECTOR

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
LAND AREA: 6,450 hectares CLIMATE: Wet and Dry Season
TERRAIN: Flat or moderately sloping or rolling NUMBER OF BARANGAYS: 36 barangays
 
DEMOGRAPHICS
POPULATION:  40,614 NUMBER OF FAMILIES: 7,663
GROWTH RATE: 1.11% MAJOR DIALECTS/LANGUAGE: Ilocano, Tagalog, Pangasinense & Others
POPULATION DENSITY: 630/square meters RELIGION: Catholic, Iglesia ni Cristo, Protestant, Jehovah’s Witnesses and others
NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS: 7,258 LITERACY RATE: 95.52 %
LABOR FORCE (NO.) POVERTY INCIDENCE:
EMPLOYMENT RATE: MAGNITUDE OF POOR FAMILIES:
EMPLOYMENT DISTRIBUTION AGRICULTURE: INDUSTRY: SERVICES: MAGNITUDE OF POOR POPULATION:
CLASSIFICATION: 1st Class Municipality
MUNICIPAL GOV’T REVENUE: P288,209,451.19
MUNICIPAL GOV’T. EXPENDITURES: P136,497,129.53

B. ENVIRONMENT SECTOR

EXISTING LAND USE DISTRIBUTION
AGRICULTURAL AREAS: 3,755 has. BARELAND AREAS: 91.86 has.
GRASSLAND/SHRUBLAND AREAS: 710.41 has. WETLAND AREAS: 202.08 has.
FOREST/WOODED AREAS:  1,508 has. BUILTUP AREAS: 177.65 has.
LAND CLASSIFICATION:
   CERTIFIED A & D:  Lowland Area (2,551 has.), Upland Area (3,577 has.) , Poblacion Area (322 has.)
   PUBLIC FOREST LAND:  0
 
NUMBER OF BARANGAYS: UPLAND: 7 LOWLAND: 27 COASTAL: 2 RIVERSIDE: 0
LENGTH OF RIVERBANKS: 0 SEASHORES: 7,200 has.
NUMBER OF SAWMILLS: 1
NUMBER OF LUMBER DEALERS: 4
 
LIST OF WATER BODIES: 2016
RIVERS ESTEROS/CREEKS CANALS
1 6 50

C. AGRICULTURE SECTOR

FOOD SUFFICIENCY
COMMODITY AREA (HAS) PRODUCTION (TONS) SUFFICIENCY LEVEL (%)
Palay/Rice 2,421.00 686.50 152
Corn 15.00 60.00 (316)
Fruit Vegetable 193.90 3878.00 318
Leafy Vegetable 12.00 120.00 74
Fruits 25.50 933.50 165
Legumes 44.00 88.00 215
Rootcrops 13.10 183.40 163
Fish Inland – 11.20 Capture – 10.800 10.21 9.50 (22)
 
COMMODITY Production (tons) Sufficiency Level (%)
Pork 475.2 75
Chevon 2.0 (500)
Carabeef 51.1 22
Beef 23.30 (427)
Poultry 500 50
 
EMPLOYMENT AND INCOME GENERATED BY COMMODITY
COMMODITY EMPLOYMENT GENERATED INCOME GENERATED
Palay/Rice 5,968 P5,371,200.00
Corn 60 54,000.00
Fruit Vegetable 754 678,600.00
Leafy Vegetable 80 72,000.00
Fruits 1,340 1,206,000.00
Legumes 124 111,600.00
Rootcrops 66 59,400.00
Fish 36 89,000.00
Pork 216 194,400.00
Chevon 108 72,000.00
Carabeef 20 50,000.00
Beef 432 388,000.00
Poultry 1,720 172,000.00
 

D. INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES SECTOR

ROAD NETWORK (LINEAL METERS)
BARANGAY ROAD
CONCRETE:  54,495 ASPHALT:  0 GRAVEL: 0 EARTHFILL: 0
MUNICIPAL ROAD
CONCRETE: 10,075 ASPHALT:  0 GRAVEL: 0 EARTHFILL: 0
PROVINCIAL ROAD
CONCRETE: 9,705 ASPHALT:  0 GRAVEL: 0 EARTHFILL: 0
NATIONAL ROAD
CONCRETE: 1,956 ASPHALT:  10,655 GRAVEL: 0 EARTHFILL: 0
BRIDGES:
BARANGAY BRIDGES
  (TOTAL NUMBER OF SPAN)
STEEL: 3 CONCRETE: 51 COMPOSITE: 0 JUMBO: 0 BAILEY: 0 FOOTBRIDGE: 8
(TOTAL LENGTH)
STEEL: 12 CONCRETE: 400.90 COMPOSITE: 0 JUMBO: 0 BAILEY: 0 FOOTBRIDGE: 32
MUNICIPAL BRIDGES
  (NUMBER OF SPAN)
STEEL: 0 CONCRETE: 3 COMPOSITE: 0 JUMBO: 0 BAILEY: 0 FOOTBRIDGE: 0
(TOTAL LENGTH)
STEEL: 0 CONCRETE: 25 COMPOSITE: 0 JUMBO: 0 BAILEY: 0 FOOTBRIDGE: 0
     
PROVINCIAL BRIDGES
  (TOTAL NUMBER OF SPAN)
STEEL: 0 CONCRETE: 5 COMPOSITE: 0 JUMBO: 0 BAILEY: 0 FOOTBRIDGE: 0
(TOTAL LENGTH)
STEEL: 0 CONCRETE: 60 COMPOSITE: 0 JUMBO: 0 BAILEY: 0 FOOTBRIDGE: 0
NATIONAL BRIDGES
  (TOTAL NUMBER OF SPAN)
STEEL: 0 CONCRETE: 7 COMPOSITE: 0 JUMBO: 0 BAILEY: 0 FOOTBRIDGE: 0
(TOTAL LENGTH)
STEEL: 0 CONCRETE: 63 COMPOSITE: 0 JUMBO: 0 BAILEY: 0 FOOTBRIDGE: 0
 
HOUSING
NUMBER OF SUBDIVISION: 0
NAME:  N/A NO. OF OCCUPIED UNITS/SLOTS:  0
NO. OF BENEFICIARIES:  0 NO. OF VACANT UNITS/SLOTS:   0
 

E. SOCIAL WELFARE

NUMBER OF DAY CARE CENTER:  38
NUMBER OF DAY CARE WORKER:  38
NUMBER OF DAY CARE CHILDREN:  1,150

F. HEALTH SECTOR

CRUDE BIRTH RATE:   14.13% CONTRACEPTIVE PREVALENCE RATE: 88%
CRUDE DEATH RATE:  4.87% MALNUTRITION RATE: PRE-SCHOOL: 2.72%IN-SCHOOL: 10.50%
MATERNAL MORTALITY RATE: 0.02 % NUMBER OF HOSPITAL: 1
INFANT MORTALITY RATE: 13.94% NUMBER OF CLINICS:
MORBIDITY RATE: 154.33 Optical Clinic-2           Dental Clinic-5
MORTALITY RATE: 3.98 Medical-4

G. EDUCATION SECTOR

NUMBER OF TERTIARY SCHOOLS COLLEGE: 1 UNIVERSITY: 0
NUMBER OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS PUBLIC:  5 PRIVATE:  2
NUMBER OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS PUBLIC:  18 PRIVATE:  3

H. DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION SECTOR

CRIME RATE:                 INDEX:      80%                                   NON-INDEX:   100%
NUMBER OF COOPERATIVES: 2 NUMBER OF MESSENGERIAL OFFICES:   0
NUMBER OF BANKS:  2 NUMBER OF FIRE TRUCKS:   1
NUMBER OF LENDING INSTITUTIONS: 6 NUMBER OF RADIO STATIONS:   0

I. TRADE, INDUSTRY AND TOURISM SECTOR

DATE OF PAROCHIAL FIESTA: September 9 and 10 NAME OF PATRON:  Saint Nicolas of Tolentino
DATE OF TOWN FIESTA: December 18 to 22 MARKET DAYS: Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays
 
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
NUMBER OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
TRADING: 850 NUMBER OF RESTAURANTS:7
SERVICES: 253 NUMBER OF EATERIES: 36
MANUFACTURING: 2 NUMBER OF CANTEEN: 4
NUMBER OF BEAUTY PARLOR: 7 NUMBER OF FUNERAL PARLOR: 5
NUMBER OF BARBER SHOPS: 5 NUMBER OF GASOLINE STATIONS: 5
NUMBER OF PHOTO STUDIO/VIDEO SHOPS: 4 NUMBER OF WATER STATIONS: 11
NUMBER OF TAILORING/DRESS SHOPS: 3 NUMBER OF RESORTS: 2
OTHERS: 45
 
  LIST OF INVESTIBLE AREAS: 2016  
LOCATION PROJECTS LOCATION
  NONE     NONE       NONE  
 
  LIST OF EXISTING AND POTENTIAL INDUSTRIES: 2016  
LOCATION MAJOR RESOURCES POTENTIAL INDUSTRY
  NONE     NONE     NONE  
 
  LIST OF MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE  
  NAME OF ENTERPRISE   PRODUCT   CLASSIFICATION   VOLUME   ADDRESS   NAME OF OWNER   OWNERSHIP
  FOOD NON FOOD       PROPRIETORSHIP CORPORATE
  NATURE RESCUE AGRI-VENTURES   ORGANIC FERTILIZER       600 LITERS/PER CROPPING   SINAPANGAN NORTE, BALAOAN, L.U.   CHRISTOPHER LUIGI RODRIGUEZ    
  CAOLE’S SALT REFINERY     SALT       25 SACKS/DAY   PA-O, BALAOAN, LA UNION   MAGELLAN CAOLE  
TOURISM
  LIST OF ACCREDITED AND NON-ACCREDITED TOUR GUIDES: 2016  
NAME DOT ACCREDITATION ADDRESS CONTACT NUMBER
YES NO
NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE  
 8
   
  LIST OF ACCREDITED AND NON-ACCREDITED TRANSPORT GROUPS: 2016  
NAME DOT ACCREDITATION ADDRESS CONTACT NUMBER
YES NO
NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE  
   
  LIST OF ACCREDITED AND NON-ACCREDITED TRAVEL OPERATOR/AGENCIES: 2016  
NAME DOT ACCREDITATION ADDRESS CONTACT NUMBER
YES NO
NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE  
 
  LIST OF TOURIST DESTINATIONS: 2016  
NAME OF SITE DESCRIPTION STATUS TYPE (Manmade, Historical, Religious, Natural, Agri-Tourism, etc.)
APALENG PARK AND LAGOON The place is a good venue for picnic, sight-seeing and boating . Picnic shades are available for rent.   STILL EXISTING MAN-MADE
SEA URCHIN FARM It is a project of Local Government Unit of Balaoan and Fisherfolks of Brgys.Paraoir and Almeida. Sea Urchins being Balaoan’s One Town, One Product are produce and grown in these farms. It being served as aphrodisiac, eaten raw or cooked in different delicacies.   STILL EXISTING AGRI-TOURISM
ST. NICOLAS OF TOLENTINO PARISH CHURCH AND BELL TOWER It is a Roman Caotholic Church constructed around 1820’s. Located at the Town Proper of Balaoan, the church, a best place for prayer and meditation.   STILL EXISTING RELIGIOUS
PARAOIR & ALMEIDA BEACHES         The beaches of Brgy. Paraoir & Almeida are considered as one of the best beaches in the Province. The beaches are a good place for swimming, boating, fishing and picnics.     NATURAL
DALISUNGSUNG FALLS It is located at Brgy. Bungol, Balaoan, La Union (8 kilometers from town proper). Old folks called it Dalisungsung because the falls serves as funnel. The falls is not only a tourist attraction but also a source of water for agricultural lands in the barangay.   NATURAL
   
  CONVENTIONFACILITIES: 2016  
NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT TYPE CATEGORY ADDRESS CONTACT PERSON TEL.# FAX# E-MAIL ADDRESS NO. OF ROOMS MEETING FACILITIES MAXIMUM CAPACITY
NONE         NONE         NONE       NONE  
   
  SHOPPING CENTERS: 2016  
NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT/ADDRESS/TELEPHONE NUMBER TYPE OF MERCHANDIZE FACILITIES
NONE     NONE     NONE  
 
  LIST OF ACCREDITED AND NON ACCREDITED ACCOMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS: 2016  
NAME OF ESTABLISHMENTS   ADDRESS   TYPE   ROOMS   CLASSIFICATION   DOT ACCREDITED
        YES NO
  ORDOÑO’S ECO FARM RESORT   CABUA-AN, BALAOAN, LA UNION   RESORT   11 ROOMS 8 OPEN SHADES 2 FUNCTION HALLS     RESORT    
  NORTHERN BREEZE RESORT (TRINITY RESORT)   ALMIEDA, BALAOAN, LA UNION         RESORT   7 ROOMS 4 COTTAGES W/ ROOMS (FOR 8-10 PAX) 2 BIG COTTAGES 3 OPEN COTTAGES 1 FUNCTION HALL     RESORT    
  EL NAVI INN AND RESTAURANT     ALONG NATIONAL HIGHWAY, DR. CAMILO OSIAS, BALAOAN, LA UNION     INN AND RESTAURANT   20 ROOMS RESTAURANT IN THE 2ND FLOOR     RESORT            
  CASA DE FAMILIA   ALONG BALAOAN-SANTOL ROAD, DR. CAMILO OSIAS, BALAOAN, LA UNION     VENUE PLACE     VENUE PLACE
 
  LIST OF EXISTING AGRI-TOURISM SITES: 2016  
NAME OF SITE DESCRIPTION LOCATION
  SEA URCHIN FARM   It is a project of Local Government Unit of Balaoan and Fisherfolks of Brgys.Paraoir and Almeida. Sea Urchins being Balaoan’s One Town, One Product are produce and grown in these farms. It being served as aphrodisiac, eaten raw or cooked in different delicacies.   BRGYS. ALMEIDA AND PARAOIR
  PERA’S FARM   Located at Brgy. Napaset, Balaoan, La Union, this learning site for farmers is a project of the Municipal Government of Balaoan and Mr. & Mrs. Eliseo & Marissa Pera , owners of Pera’s Farm. It is a demo farm for rice, vegetable, livestock production.   BRGY. NAPASET
 
  DINING, ENTERTAINMENT AND REST AREAS: 2016  
NAME OF ESTABLISHMENT CONTACT PERSON TYPE OF ESTABLISHMENT (e.g. Restaurant, Snack House, Bakeshop, Fastfood) TYPE OF FOOD/SPECIALTY
EL NAVI INN & RESTAURANT   MR. HERMY OREAL RESTAURANT Specialty: Baby Back Ribs, Chinese Style Chicken, Beef Tenderloins & Others They also serve package meals, combo snacks, sizzling plates, pastas & clubhouse sandwiches  
AL MURAD RESTAURANT MICHAEL VINCENT ARAGON & ROBERTO MENDOZA RESTAURANT They only serve HALAL FOOD (food that are permissible to Muslims to eat & drink under Islamic Shari’ah (law) Specialty:Beef,Chicken and Fish Recipe They also have sizzling plates, pastas and combo meals.  
M & M BULALUHAN & RESTAURANT MR. & MRS. DARNEL & ALMNIRA VILORIA RESTAURANT Specialty: BULALO, GOAT Dishes, Papaitan, Sinanglaw & others  
D’ ORIGINAL KAMBINGAN RESTAURANT MR. & MRS. ROMEO & SOFIA DE SESTO RESTAURANT Specialty: GOAT Dishes like kaldereta, singkutsar, sinampalukan na kambing, Papaitan, Sinanglaw & others  
KUBO CHOW KAMBINGAN, BULALUHAN & RESTAURANT MS. MA. DIVINA HILAPO RESTAURANT Specialty: GOAT Dishes like kaldereta, singkutsar, sinampalukan na kambing, Papaitan, Sinanglaw & others  
ULYSES CAFÉ & RESTAURANT MRS. EVANGELINE ESTRADA RESTAURANT Specialty: Sinigang, Papaitan, Kaldereta, Grilled Fish & Meat and Others.  
GINJER’S GRILL & RESTAURANT MR. JEROME ORATE GRILL & RESTAURANT Specialty: Ginjer’s Boddle Fight Meal; Buffalo Wings, Bihon Guisado, Soda Float,Mocktails & others  
GRACIE’S CAKE BLISS MS. MARY GRACE GUIEB BAKESHOP Specialty: Cakes & Pastries and Party Needs  
CINDY’S BAKESHOP MR. & MRS.  ANTHONY & RHEA CHUA BAKESHOP Specialty: Cakes & Pastries and Party Needs
 
  SPORTS AND RECREATION CENTER: 2016  
  RECREATION CENTER   TELEPHONE NUMBER   EQUIPMENT/FACILITIES   RATES
  NONE     NONE     NONE     NONE