PROFILE

 

BASIC INFORMATION

A. PHYSICAL Information

           1. GEOGRAPHY
       Leon B. Postigo can be reached via land and sea transportation from 
       the capital town of Zamboanga del Norte which is Dipolog City and 
       it is approximately 100 kilometers in distance.

           2. TOPOGRAPHY
        The topographic features of Leon B. Postigo ranges from plain to
        slightly rolling to hilly to mountainous area. slightly rolling to rolling
        area embraces the biggest percentage to the total land area. 
        Hilly to mountainous are located at the far-flung barangays adjacent
        to the Municipality of Salug and along the boundary of Zamboanga
        del Sur.

  


 

INFORMATION

Location    Next to Sindangan going south
 between Sindangan and Salug
Income Classification  FIFTH (5) CLASS
Land Area    36,453 HECTARES
Land Use 
            Agriculture    4,986.771 has.
            Grassland 3,324.513 has.
            Wetland   1.200 has.
            Woodland   27,143.064 has. 
            Miscellaneous 1,002.452 has.
No. of Barangays   18
Population    20,728
Population Density  0.61  
Major Religion 
         Roman Catholic   68.97 %
         Protestant    9.85%
         Islam    1.97%
         Seven Day Adventist    6.89%
          Iglesia sa Dios ES  1.97%
         Iglesia ni Kristo    1.97%
         Christian Alliance 1.97%
         Church of God 1.01%
          Not stated 1.46%
Indigenous people/Tribal communities
TRIBAL FILIPINO (SUBANEN)
SAMAL/TAUSOG (MUSLIM)
Dialects spoken
         Cebuano    59.00%
         Subanen  19.71%
         Ilongo     7.88%
         Samal   2.95%
         Tagalog 1.97%
         Waray   1.97%
          Maguindanao  1.97%
         Tausug  1.97%
          Maranao  1.12%
         Etc.  1.46
Topography :
           Mountain Ranges   Slightly rolling to mountainous
           Valleys      an area 5,486.177 or 15%
 Inland Valley an area of 
   747.286 or 2.05%
            Land Forms  Alluvial, gently sloping, hills, 
   rockland- 30,219.537 or 82.5%
            Hydrology    Talinga and Palandok River in
    Leon B. Postigo
            Climate    87% RH high in Nov. - Dec. 74% 
    lowest in the Month of Feb.
            Mean Temperature 28 Co
Distance to Dipolog City    101 kms.

ECONOMY


  Major products 
                                       
Fishing, Aqua-culture, Rice, Corn, Coconut,
                                        Vegetables, Root Crops, Bananas, Fruits,
                                        Crops, Plantation Crops

  Major sources of livelihood 
                                         Farming, Fishing, Trading, Poultry, and
                                         Livestock

 

SOCIAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES

Hospitals  None
Barangay Health Centers  Seven (7)
Educational Institutions 
       Elementary Schools of 18 Barangays 18 
       High School
       Extension High Schools at Brgys.
                     Talinga 1
                     Palandok 1
                     Tinuyop 1  
Social and Health Indicators:
             Literacy Rate    92%
              Mortality Rate    2%
              Morbidity Rate   8.85%
              Birth Rate   368
              Crude Birth Rate   23%
No. and Percentage of Malnourished Children:
              Low   1,227
              Moderate  418
              Severe   51
              Normal   1,246
              Overweight   535
                                                 Total    3,477

ENVIRONMENT
            Mineral resources available in the area:
                                                  Non-metallic minerals: copper, gold,
                                                  carbon, chromite, gas 
            Flora and Fauna:               Bougainvillea and Deer
            Major rivers/bays/springs/watershed/lakes:
                        Palandok River and Talinga River
                        Tiogan Hot Spring and Manil Hot Spring
            National Parks: (if any)
                        NONE
            Recreational facilities/centers:
                        Municipal Gym and Municipal Plaza

  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: (banks)            NONE

  INFRASTRUCTURE
           Means of transportation:
                                                           Bus, Utility Jeepney, Tricycle, 
                                                           Trisikad, Skylab (habal-habal)
           Bus companies operating:
                        Bus plying only
            Road network:
                                                    Existing Brgy. Roads 150.35 kms.
                                                    Municipal Roads 6.094 kms.
                                                    Provincial Roads 25 kms. 
                                                    Proposed Brgy. Road 7.50 kms.,
                                                    Proposed Municipal Road 7.00 kms.
            Major bridges:
                                                    Talinga bridge, Palandok bridge, 
                                                    Milanid bridge, Bacungan bridge,
                                                    Delusom bridge, Manil bridge, 
                                                    Delotoc bridge, Mangop bridge,
                                                    Bogabongan bridge

            Water facilities available:
                              Level 1            Manil and Talinga
                              Level 2            Bogabongan and Tiniguiban
                              Level 3            IWUA (Municipality)

            Energization:  (Source   ZANECO)
                             No. of consumers            509

PUBLIC FACILITIES
                        Market                         :            3 units building
                        Slaughter house            :            NONE
                        Terminal                      :            NONE
                        Means of garbage disposal:
                                    Garbage collection through Municipal 
                                               Dump Truck (weekly)

REVENUE/INCOME
           Revenue sources:
                        IRA                              P13,812,188.60
                        Local Taxes                  P  2,218,789.90

MAJOR PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATION/ON-GOING (1997-1998)
                        Locally funded              Barangay Road Projects
                                                            Municipal Plaza
                        National funded                        Municipal Concrete Road
                        Foreign funded              NONE

MAJOR CONCERNS:
                        A.
     ON SOCIAL SERVICE:
                              a.
      Housing Settlement Projects
                              b.
      Construction/Repair of School Building
                              c.
      Funding for Medicines
                              d.
      Monitor all activities whether economically,
                                      politically, socially, and issues and problems
                                      of peace and order.
                              e.
      Protection of Ecological Resources Management

                         B.
     ON ECONOMIC SERVICE:
                               a.
      Farm-to-Market Road
                               b.
      Water System
                               c.
      Reforestation
                               d.
      Tax campaign
                               e.
      Establishment of coastal management
                                      center and sea defense equipment units.
 

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