PROFILE
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location:                                                            Northern Part

Income Classification:                                     5th class

Land Area:                                                         21,866.04 has.

Land Use:
 
                        Agriculture                               13,994.26 has.
                          Woodland
  

                         Miscellaneous

 No. of Barangays:                                            18

Population:                                                       17,947 (1990)
                                                                           21,626 (1998 projected)

Population Density:                                        0.82 person/has

 Major Religion:
       Roman Catholic                                        91.27%
       Protestant                                                     1.85%
 
      Born Again                                                   1.77%
       Iglesia ni Cristo                                            0.86%
       Jehovah's Witness                                       0.95%
       Islam                                                              1.04%
       Others                                                            2.00%

  Indigenous People/Tribal Community:            Subanen

  Dialects Spoken:
  
    Cebuano                                                         87.89%
       Subanen                                                         11.52%
 
     Others                                                               0.59%

  Topography

  Land Forms                                                  Hilly and Mountainous

  Climate:                                                       Type IV

  Mean Temperature:                                   27.7 degrees C

       Distance to Dipolog City:                           54 kms.

 

ECONOMY


        Major Products:                                Corn and Coconut

        Major Source of Livelihood:           Fishing, Livestock and Poultry

 

SOCIAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES


           Hospital:                                                          None

              Barangay Health Centers:                                3

               Educational Institutions:
                      High Schools                                            3
                         Elementary schools                                16

            Social and Health Indicators:
                       Literacy rate                                            80.87%
                         Mortality rate                                              6.14%
            
            Morbidity rate         
                         Birth rate                                                    1.72%
            
            Crude birth rate                      

            No. and percentage of malnourished children:
                         Low
                         Moderate                                                  7.98%
                         Severe                                                      1.54%

 

ENVIRONMENT

               Mineral resources available in the area:
                                                       Copper (Tamarak), Manganese

            Flora and Fauna:                 Monkeys, Carbonegro (Nito)

            Major rivers/bays/springs/watersheds/lakes:
                                                            Balatakan Watershed,
                                                            Vertudez Watershed

             National Park:                           None

              Recreational Facility:
                                                      Tennis Court, Basketball Court,
                                                      Track and Field (2 has.)

 

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

             None

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

            Means of Transportation:                        Bus, Jeepney

            Bus Companies operating:                     Lillian, Mary May

            Road Network: (kms)

 

Concrete

Asphalt

Gravel

Earth

National

 

18

 

 

Municipal

4

 

 

 

Barangay

 

 

 

21

             Major bridges:               Manawan, Ponot, Tamil, Siparok

             Water Facilities Available:
                                      Level 1                          23 units
                                       Level 2                          3 units
                                       Level 3                          3 units

              Energization (Source: Zambo. Del Norte Electric Cooperative)                                             No. of Consumers: undetermined