Feast of Patron San Rafael:
24th Day of October
Barangay Ginangra was the oldest among the barangays in the municipality of Magallanes. In 1569, the Jimenez – Orta Expedition landed at the barangay near the village of “Gibalong”, the site where the first mass in Luzon was held. In 1854, not even the settlement called “Parina” was spared from the sporadic sorties launched by punitive bands of Muslims from the south. One group ravaged Ginangra and took as hostage one family from that village.
From its establishment as political unit, it was in the year 1933, when the first set of Barangay Officials took their seat wherein the late Francisco Alano was the first barangay captain, called as “Tenyente” that time.
Barangay Ginangra has a total land area of 177.8419 hectares bounded on the north by Ticao Pass, on the south by Barangay Pawik, on the east by Barangay Caditaan and by Barangay Biton on the west. It is composed of of seven (7) puroks, each headed by individual purok leaders.
“Barangay Ginangra is a simple productive community, having a good quality of life under a participative and effective local governance.”
“Build an effective armor against poverty by touching and encouraging them to a better way of living and bring them to a productive community, where public service and God-centered ideas and effective governance are made for the people. Develop the youth and do nature conservation programs.”
Barangay Ginangra is one of the coastal rural barangay in the municipality of Magallanes, province of Sorsogon. It is bounded on the north by Barangay Salvacion, on the south by Barangay Biton, on the west by Barangay Pawik, and by Ticao Pass on the east. It has a total land area of 148.0979 hectares divided into eight (8) puroks.
It has a total population of 769 individuals composed of 392 males and 377 females and a total household of 167 with an average household size of 5 individuals based on Rapid Community Based Monitoring System Census of 2014.
Barangay Ginangra has 18 children under 1 year old and 56 children 0-5 years old. Children 6-12 years old is composed of 139, these are the children in elementary years while there are only 53 members 13-16 years old in high school years. There are 215 members of the labor force.
The Barangay Health Center of Ginangra 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 2016 Operation Timbang, there are seven (7) malnourished children in the barangay and there were no records of children under 5 years old who died and woman who died due to pregnancy related causes.
Barangay Ginangra has a Day Care Center which accommodates children ages 3-5 and an elementary school from Grade 1 to Grade 6. A secondary school is present in the adjacent barangay, the Biton High School.
The barangay is accessible through motorized boats but regular trips going to and from the barangay is not yet established. There are no credit institutions in the barangay however it is only 40 minutes away from the Central Business District of the municipality of Magallanes where lending institutions are present.
Barangay Ginangra has its own water source wherein 49% are accessing a Level III potable water supply, 19% are accessing through Level II water source while the remaining households are using water from dug well, deep well and spring. On the other hand, 26% of the households have no access to sanitary toilet facility.
Electricity in the barangay is accessed by 78 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 started in year 2015.
Fifty eight percent of the households in the barangay are burning their garbage or waste (97), 41% are throwing in bodies of water, and 25% and 24% are throwing garbage in an open pit and closed pit, respectively. Some households are practicing waste segregation (5) while some recycling (6) and composting (8).
The lots along the barangay road going to Pawik are the expansion of residential zone,these includes Lots 1739,4294,1741pt.,1975pt.,1742,4122,1743pt.1827m1857 and 1852.The following lots along the coastal area are restricted to residential structures:4130,4129,1734,1735,1736,1733,1737,4371,1853,1854,1855 and 1856;the same with the lots along Ginangra River which includes Lots 4124,1727,4123,4121,and 4120.
Health and Nutrition
The result of the 2016 Operation Timbang conducted by the Municipal Nutrition Council showed that in Ginangra there are seven (7) malnourished children in the Barangay which is higher in proportion compared to the benchmark. Despite intensive monitoring and campaign for proper nutrition as well as the regular conduct of supplemental feeding program, malnourishment is still preset due to insufficient food intake in the household level. There were no cases of child deaths below 5 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.
Peace and Order
Based on the result of the survey, there were no victims of crime recorded in the barangay. According to the Punong Barangay, this must be the result of the intensive surveillance of Barangay Tanods and Kagawad.
Water and Sanitation
The water need of the locality is sourced from Level I Water System (48%), Level II (19%) and Level I (33%). There are 43 households in the barangay without access to sanitary toilet facility which constitutes 26% of the total household.
In the barangay, there are four (4) children not attending elementary and six (6) children not attending high school with a total of 10 children age 6-16 years old not attending school. As a result of discussion during validation, children not attending school may be attributed to lack of financial capability of the household to send their children to school especially in secondary which has a higher expense even though in public school.
Source: Socio-Economic Profile and Barangay Development Plan of Brgy. Ginangra