BRIEF HISTORY OF BARANGAY BALAYANG
Founded in 1871 by Dona Ambrocio Valdez and Mariano Santiago, it was named after the banana plants â€œBALAYANGâ€ growing abundantly in the place.
Balayang is one of the largest Barangays in terms of land area comprising a 729.41 hectare.
The general source of income is coming from the local production of farming/agricultural activities with the following break-down: 238 HH engaged in crop production with palay being the general crop produced and some 97 HH are reliant on Agricultural services. Two hundred and thirty two farmers use mixed organic and chemical fertilizer and pest control. The use of animal power or manual farming is still prevalent in the area, with only 5 farmers implementing fully-mechanized farming.
|Barangay Chairman||ANTHONY VITO I. GUTIERREZ|
|Land Area||729.41 Ha.|
|Population as of 2016*|
*(PPSA Projected population as of 2016)
|# of House-holds (HH) as of 2016*|
*(Projected # of HH based on 2016 PSA)
|General Source of HH Income||336 HH engaged in agricultural and farming activities, with some 238 HH employing crop productions; 59 HH depend on their contractual wages; 48 HH rely on their regular salaries.|
|# of HH Engaged in Farming/ Agricultural Activities||336|
|# of HH Heads Undergone Livelihood Training||482 HH heads|
On employment, 563 HH heads are self-employed relying on their regular salaries (48 HH), contractual wages (59 HH) and profits from farming/ agricultural activities (336 HH). Nineteen (19) HH heads on the one hand consider themselves as unemployed. As a whole, it could be said that employment rate in the Barangay is relatively high as compared to other areas in the town.