Feast of Our Lady of Salvacion:
25th Day of August
Noong unang panahon, hindi pa kilala ang barangay na ito sa kasalukuyan niyang pangalan. Nakuha ang pangalan ng Anibong sa isang punong kahoy na kung tawagin ay “Anibong”. Ang baryo na ito ay namumukod tanging napakaraming puno ng Anibong. Ang punong ito ay kawangis ng puno ng bunga na nginanganga at may malaking tulong sa paggawa ng isang bahay; nagagamit ito sa paglagay ng pamakuan.
Noon, hindi lamang ang mga taga rito ang nakikinabang sa puno ng Anibong, pati ang karatig baryo ay gumagamit din nito dahil maganda itong ikabit sa kabahayan. Bukambibig ng mga tao ang puno ng Anibong, sa tuwing may masasalubong kang tao na galing sa baryo lagi nilang sinasabi na galing sila sa mapuno ng Anibong.
Mula noon tinawag nang Anibong ang kasalukuyang Barangay Anibong. Ang kasaysayang ito ay mula sa mga kwento ng matatanda sa lugar.
“Isang Barangay na maunlad, malinis, mapayapa at may takot sa Diyos, kasabay ang tulong ng mga residente na maging aktibo, masaya at may malasakit sa kapaligiran.”
“Isang malinis na administrasyon at maging huwaran.”
Barangay Anibong is one of the rural coastal barangay in the municipality of Magallanes, province of Sorsogon. It is bounded on the north by Barangay Tagas, on the south by Barangay Pili, by Municipality of Juban on the east and Barangays Sta. Elena and Tula-Tula Norte on the west. It has a total land area of 403.7991 hectares divided into seven (7) puroks.
It has a total population of 454 individuals composed of 248 males and 206 females and a total household of 90 with an average household size of 5 individuals based on Rapid Community Based Monitoring System Census of 2014.
Barangay Anibong has 15 children under 1 year old and 86 children 0-5 years old. Children 6-12 years old is composed of 88, these are the children in elementary years while there are only 59 members 13-16 years old in high school years. There are 131 members of the labor force who are employed.
The Barangay Health Center of Anibong is the primary health care provider in the barangay administered by the Barangay Health Worker and assisted by Midwife from the Municipal Health Office. There is also a Barangay Nutrition Scholar who organizes nutrition-related programs, projects and activities in the barangay. Based on the result of the 2017 Operation Timbang conducted by the Municipal Nutrition Council, there are no malnourished children in the barangay and no record of under 5 years old who died and women who died due to pregnancy related causes.
Barangay Anibong has a Day Care Center which accommodates children ages 3-5 and an elementary school from Grade 1 to Grade 6. For the secondary education, students can access Cagbolo High School which offers Junior High School Curriculum.
The barangay is accessible through motorcycle via earth road or motorboat via Sorsogon Bay but there is no established regular trips going to and from the barangay. There are no credit institutions in the barangay however it is only 30 minutes through motorcycle by land or 30 minutes away by sea from the Central Business District of the municipality of Magallanes where lending institutions are present.
The barangay’s source of water came from its own water source wherein all households have access to potable water supply.
Electricity in the barangay is accessed only by 38 households through the Sorsogon Electric Cooperative I (SORECO I), the local electric cooperative servicing the southern part of Sorsogon province. However, at present, the barangay had availed of the program for indigent household electrification which will be implemented this year, 2015.
Eighty eight percent of the households are burning garbage, 20% are throwing garbage in river and sea, and 15% are dumping in an open pit, while other are composted, recycle, segregated, and dumped in a closed pit.
Barangay Anibong is generally a peace manageable community with no household recorded as being victimized by crime. There are 10 Barangay Tanods that conducts regular patrolling to ensure peace and safety in the barangay.
The proposed area for Residential are the lots along the road going to Anibong which includes Lots 4066, 3433pt., 3490, 3651pt., 3627pt., 3481, 3624, 3459pt., 3482, 3487pt., 3269, 3625, 3641pt. Lots along the coastal areas which includes Lots 3637, 3638,3482,3781,3479 and 3476 are restricted to residential structures.
Barangay Anibong has a total population of 454 and a total household of 90 with an average household size of 5 individuals based on Rapid Community Based Monitoring System Census of 2014. Among puroks, the most populated is Purok 7 with 73 individuals and the least populated is Purok 5 with 53 individuals.
Table 1. Population and Household Distribution by Purok
There are 248 males and 206 females in the barangay based on the Rapid Community Based Monitoring System (RCBMS) Survey of 2014. The age – group population structure (Figure 1) shows that the barangay has a dominant young population consisting of age groups 1 to 19 years old. The broad – based pyramid resulted from a high fertility and mortality in the past.
Based on the figure below, the barangay has 15 children under 1 year old and 86 children 0-5 years old. Children 6-12 years old is composed of 88, these are the children in elementary years while there are only 59 members 13-16 years old in high school years. There are 131 members of the labor force.
Health and Nutrition
The result of the 2017 Operation Timbang in Anibong showed that there are no malnourished children in the Barangay which is the result of the intensive monitoring and campaign in terms of proper nutrition. There are no recorded cases of child deaths below 5 years old and women who died due to pregnancy-related causes in the past twelve months. This can be attributed from the regular programs conducted by the Municipal Health Office such as regular check-up and immunization of pregnant women and monitoring of the health condition of children.
In Anibong, there are two (2) households identified as living in makeshift houses and with 58 households identified as informal settler.
In the barangay, all children aged 6-12 and 13-16 are attending elementary and secondary with all children age 6-16 years old attending school. The accessible school facilities is one of the factors that encouraged children to attend school and despite financially difficulty, children are willing to attend school since the parents are also determined to send their children to school.
Peace and Order
Based on the result of the survey, there is one (1) victim of crime recorded in the barangay. According to the Punong Barangay, intensive surveillance of Barangay Tanods and Kagawad will be maintained.
Water and Sanitation
The water need of the locality is sourced mainly from its spring which serves all of the households in the barangay wherein 92% are accessing Level II potable water supply and 8% are accessing Level 1 water source. There are 38 households in the barangay without access to sanitary toilet facility which constitutes 15% of the total household.
Source: Socio-Economic Profile and Barangay Development Plan of Brgy. Anibong