Sibunag

BRIEF HISTORY AND PROFILE

Sibunag was created by virtue of RA 7896, one of the two youngest municipalities in the Province of Guimaras established in 1995. Sibunag was named after its main river, abound with spellbinding folk tales and legends. Legend also says that Sibunag, son of deity & mortal was stolen when only a baby. He was cared for and raised by a fairy. His numerous and amazing adventures and romance found niche within the hearts of the folklore waters. The Municipality of Sibunag is situated southeast of Guimaras Island facing Negros Occidental and separated by Guimaras Strait.

The Land

Sibunag has a total land area of 12,004 hectares. There are 14 barangays (5 coastal, 1 island barangay and the rest are mainland) and 77 sitios in Sibunag.

Topography is characterized as ranging from coastal plain to strongly hilly. Most of the municipality’s terrain is actually undulating to rolling and these portions may be seen in the middle bounded by coastal plains and rolling to moderately steep hills.

The mineral found in the municipality are the sand and gravel that are deposited by fluvial erosion along the banks of the lower courses of Sibunag River, particularly in Barangays Alegria and San Isidro. These sand and gravel deposits are collected for construction purposes within and outside the town.

The People

Sibunag has a population of 20,104 with a population density of148 persons per square kilometers and a total households of 3,843.

LAND AREA

Total Land Area 12,004 Hectares Number of Barangays 14 Number of Sitios 77

Source: MPDO

POPULATION

Population in 1995 17,773
Population in 2000 20,104
Population Growth Rate (1990-1995) 2.5%
Population Density (in 1995 population) 1.48
Population Density (in 2000 population) 1.67

WORKFORCE

Work Population 2000 -11,767 (Ages 15-64)

EDUCATION

Literacy Rate (Ages 10-64): %

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

Educational Level Type of School Private Public 12 Pre-school 17 Elementary 3 secondary 23 day 4 Supervised Neighborhood Play (SNP)

HOUSING AND HUMAN SETTLEMENT

Households in 1995 3,377 Households in 2000 3,843 Average Household Size in 2000 5.0

ENVIRONMENT

Solid Waste Collection

INFRASTRUCTURE

POWER
Coverage of Electricity 13 Brgys or 93%
Power Provider is GUIMELCO

ROAD
174.247 total kilometer roads 18.31 national road,16.73 kilometers provincial road,13.03 kilometers municipal road 126.17 kilometers barangay road.10.34 km concrete 3.137 km asphalt 25.30 km gravel and the rest are earth filled

TRANSPORTATION
Land-PUJs, L300 Vans, Single MotorcycleS, Tricycles, Sea-motorized bancas, Pumpboats

COMMUNICATION
Only few are using telephone (PLDT Wireless). The widely used mode of communications is through cellular phones. SMART has 1 cell site located at Sebaste, Sibunag.

HEALTH SERVICES

  • 1 Rural Health Unit
  • 13 Barangay Health Stations
  • 11 Health & Nutrition Post
  • 1 Private Drugstore
  • 1 Municipal Health Officer
  • 1 Nurse
  • 1 Dentist
  • 1 Midtech
  • 1 Sanitary Inspector
  • Midwives 7 (regular) 4 casual

PROTECTIVE SERVICES

  • Number of Policemen 2
  • Number of Police Stations/Kababayan Centers 2
  • Number of Firemen 6
  • Number of Fire trucks 1
  • Number of Fire Stations 1

FISCAL PERFORMANCE
Actual IRA for 2005 22,961,151.00 locally sourced 1,1735,997.53, total LGU income 24,697,148.53 PS 12,553,681.57 MOOE 9,855,069.84 Capital Outlay 817,376.33 Expenditures 23,226,127.74

TOURISM

  • Costa Aguada Island Resort- the Botanical and Zoological Park located at Inamplogan Island, Sibunag, a first class eco-tourism resort
  • Nagarao Island resort located at San San Isidro, Sibunag-known as the Robinson Isle of the Philippines
  • Jesa Mar Beach resort located at Naoway Island, San isidro, Sibunag-noted for its abundant delicious seafoods
  • Ususan Islet located at Sabang, Sibunag noted for its fine and white sand beach
  • Punta Punting Beach Resort locared at Sabang Sibunag, Guimaras
  • Valle Verde Mountain resort located at Ravina, Sibunag
  • Kystell Citrus Farm-it is s 3hectare farm which is fully planted with citrus fruit tree such as calamansi, pomelo & oranges

Festivals and Notable Events

  • Foundation Day Celebration every 20TH day of February
  • Balsa Race
  • Balsahan Showcase/Festival

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
MUNICIPALITY OF SIBUNAG
Province of Guimaras, Philippines
Tel. No. 396-0264

One Response to “Sibunag”

  1. Ed Alegrado says:

    Gentlemen,

    We have a seafood restaurant in Cebu that requires a good supply of lobsters. I believe that this is locally known as “banagan” or tiger lobsters. We have read that Baranggay Sabang of Sibunag Municipality has fishermen engaged in the culture of these lobsters. We are interested to buy live lobsters on a regular basis for our restaurant and other food establishments in Cebu and wish to
    establish a business relationship with these fishermen. We shall very highly appreciate your assistance at getting us connected to these lobster farmers. I shall personally make a visit to your municipality and baranggay Sabang once we have identified, through your help, these contacts.
    Thank you very much.

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