History of Barangay Del Rosario

Like Calambog, the area now occupied by the barangay of Del Rosario and San Vicente was once a single barrio known as Tacolod. Often mispronounced (and misspelled) by Spanish colonial chroniclers as Tacolor, the locality was already inhabited by native Bikolnons at the time that much of Spain was still being wrested back from its Saracen invaders during the reconquista.

Tacolod, the original name of the locality, is a shortened version of tara-tacolod (“small humps”), a bikol word which describes the several small, topographic elevations that dot the area. Shortly after the arrival of the Spaniards, in the early 1600s when Canaman had been made an independent parish, the Castilian authorities accepted the legal existence of Tacolod by making it one of the town’s original visitas.

As geographically laid out, however, Tacolod was a very long barrio shaped like a bolo blade, its point lying eastward. Thus, upon representations of the residents of the barrio, the Canaman municipal council approved a resolution on June 15, 1952 (MC Res 15 s-1952) which erased Tacolod from legal existence and created the two new barangays of Del Rosario and San Vicente.

Physical Characteristics

Barangay Del Rosario is bounded on the West by barangay San Vicente, East by barangay Poro and North by the town of Camaligan. It has an aggregate area of 188.9222 has. or 4.36% of the total land area of the municipality. It is made up of seven puroks .

Educational, Health and Service Facilities

Immediate need for health services in the barangay is undertaken by 5 Barangay Health Workers and supplemented by twice a month visitation by the Municipal Midwife. The residents can also access the services of the Municipal Health Office located in the town proper situated 1 km from the barangay. Serious cases can be brought directly to Naga City.

Barangay Del Rosario has 1 elementary school.Although there is no secondary School in this barangay, there is Sta. Cruz highschool located at barangay Sta. Cruz which is about 3.2 kilometers from the barangay.

Tertiary Education facilities can be found in Barangay Baras (about 2.5 kms. from the barangay) and Naga City (about 5.5 kms from the barangay).

A Day Care Worker (funded by the barangay with municipal counterpart) undertakes day care services to the children aged 3-5 years old.

Mode of Public Transportation

The entire 4 puroks of the barangay is traversed by a concrete provincial road serviced by “padyaks” (minimum fare is P10/person). There are several Multi-cabs that ply the route of Naga-Marupit, Camaligan and they pass through barangay Del Rosario.

Credit Institutions

The barangay is served by several credit institutions (private and government) including those offered by private individuals like TSPI and other private lending institutions. The Municipal Government also offers micro-lending services to identified sectors, including the micro entrepreneurs and farmers. Private individuals (5-6 or bumbay type) and compradors also offer credit services to individuals in the barangay.

Water & Electric Supply

Barangay Del Rosario is serviced by the Metro Naga Water District. However, most of the people in the barangay do not use the water from the pipeline for drinking, some of them get their drinking water from water lorry that ply the area for a fee (at P6 per 16 liter container). Others who can afford buy from water purifying stations that deliver water to their doorsteps at P35 per 16-liter container. This situation is amplified by the CBMS results which revealed that 46.5% or 372 of the total 800 households in the barangay have no access to safe water.

As to electricity, all the four puroks of the barangay has electrical facilities through CASURECO II. However, there are still several households with no electrical connections due to economic reasons.

Waste Management

The barangay has no Materials Recovery Facility and no established waste management system. Most of the residents dispose their wastes thru burning or in open pits. It can be mentioned that the barangay is reached by roving “Bote-Bakal-Plastic” buyers.

Peace and Order

The barangay is generally peaceful. Peace and order in the barangay is handled by the Barangay Tanods with regular detail duties and foot patrol every night. CBMS 2009 data shows that 24 households said that they were victimized by crime against property.

Barangay Officials

Barangay Del Rosario has the following Barangay Officials, to wit:
Punong Barangay: Salvador Saludes
Barangay Kagawads:
1. Rosendo P. Medrano
2. Daniel E. Miraflor
3. ELuid A. Prestosa
4. Ricardo C. De Leon, Jr.
5. Alejandro F. Talan, Jr.
6. Rico A. De La Torre
7. Camilo A. Teves
8. Larry Don Basmayor-SK Chairman

Barangay Secretary: Emilia B. Bolocon
Barangay Treasurer: Susan T. Diaz

Barangay Officials 2010-2013

Punong Barangay: Salvador Saludes
Barangay Kagawads:

1. Rosendo P. Medrano
2. Myra M. San Lorenzo
3. Daniel E. Miraflor
4. Teofila O. Rejuso
5. Joseph Q. Saludes
6. Camilo A. Teves
7. Alejandro F. Tala, Jr.
8. Trisha Marie G. Delovino-SK Chairman

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