History of Barangay San Roque
Also named in honor of its patron saint and advocate.
Barangay San Roque is bounded on the west by barangay Talidtid, East by barangay Fundado North by barangay Liñaga and South by barangay Casuray of the Municipality of Magarao. It has an aggregate area of 165.0129 has. or 3.8% 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 3 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 San Roque has no elementary school. However, public elementary school can be accessed at the neighboring barangay at Fundado and that in the poblacion which is 5 kilometers away. The nearest High School is located in Barangay Sta. Cruz, Canaman which is about 4.6 kilometers from the barangay.
Tertiary Education facilities can be found in Barangay Baras (about 6 kms. from the barangay) and Naga City.
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 3 puroks of the barangay is traversed by a concrete barangay road serviced by tricycles, padyaks and a single motorcycle called “habal-habal. Given the road condition and the proximity of the barangay to the town proper (poblacion) public transportation for barangay Roque is not that accessible, transportation are usually available as early as 5 a.m. and as late as 8 pm.
The barangay is served by several credit institutions (private and government) including those offered by private individuals. TSPI and CARD Bank, are the more prominent private lending institutions in the barangay. 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
Most of the people in barangay San Roque 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 96.3% or 181 of the total 188 households in the barangay have no access to safe water.
As to electricity, all the three puroks of the barangay has electrical facilities through CASURECO II. However, there are still several households with no electrical connections due to economic reasons.
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 there is no household reported that was victimized by crime.
Barangay San Roque has the following Barangay Officials, to wit:
Barangay Officials 2007-2010:
Punong Barangay: Fernando T. Almazar
1. Corazon P. Abarientos
2. Bernabe A. Trinidad
3. Editha D. Almazar
4. Christian L. Dacuya
5. Bernardo C. Aspe
6. Benjamin B. Brazal
7. Tomas H. Bonit
8. Marboy I. Romanillos – SK Chairman
Barangay Secretary: Amelia A. Culaway
Barangay Treasurer: Lydia I. Romanillos
Barangay Officials 2010-2013:
Punong Barangay: Bernabe A. Trinidad
1. Marioniño E. Arroyo
2. Ruben L. Sales, Jr.
3. Edita D. Almazar
4. Ernesto R. Buban
5. Corazon P. Abarientos
6. Francisco D. Reforba
7. Tomas H. Bonit
8. Daisy H. Bonit – SK Chairman