Basic Profile

 

1. Name of Municipality RAGAY
2. Land Area (A&D) 27,240 hectares
3. Income Class 1ST  Class
4. Province Camarines Sur
5. Population 54,934
6. Registered Voters 30,752 (May 13, 2013)
34,452 (Bgy. & SK Election)
(31,884 + 2,568 SK)
7. Number of Election Precincts May 13, 2013 Election
182(established precincts)
48 (clustered precincts)
Oct.  28, 2013-Bgy. & SK Elections
184 (established precincts)
102 (clustered precincts)
8. Name of LCE (2016-2018) Hon. Thaddeus A. Ramos
9. Name of Vice Mayor (2016-2018) Hon Elmer Linao
10. Major Dialects Bicol and Tagalog
11. Number of Barangays 38
12. Number of Barangays with:
Barangay Halls 38
Health Centers 12
Day Care Centers 49 DCC
13. Major Livelihood Sources Farming and Fishing
14. LGU income and Sources CY 2013
IRA
Local Sources: Php    101,989,549.00
Real Property Tax 1,100,000.00
Other Local Taxes 1,940,000.00
Fees and Charges 1,815,000.00
Others 1,170,000.00
Market operation 1,000,000.00
TOTAL PHP   109,014,549.00
15. Income Utilization/Distribution
Personal Services 43,367,511.75
20% Development Fund 20,397,909.80
5% Calamity Fund 5,450,727.45
MOOE –Fund Proper 18,107,500.00
MOOE –Market 1,000,000.00
Capital Outlay 2,266,500.00
Other Projects (Fund Proper) 17,886,400.00
Subsidy to other Govt. Agencies 538,000.00
TOTAL PHP   109,014,549.00

Political Subdivision

Ragay is composed of thirty-eight (38) barangays distributed as follows:

  • Two (2)  In the Poblacion
  • Nine (9) along the coast line of Ragay Gulf
  • Twenty-seven (27) are distributed in the lowlands and upland

Eleven (11) barangays are accessible via Quirino Hi-way.  All the 38 barangays are reachable through the Quirino Hi-way and the farm-to-market road network.

Climate

Ragay, in general, has a temperate weather condition for the whole year.  There are two distinct weather seasons, the wet and dry seasons. Generally, wet season is observed from June to December with torrential rains ranging from 30mm-400mm during the months of September to December. Dry season, on the other hand, takes place during the months of January to May with searing heat of summer ranging from 22°-32° centigrade occurring periodically during the months of March, April up to the first half of May.  The coldest part of the year occurs from January to February.

Wind direction varies depending upon external influences and other weather disturbances on the north, south, eastern part of the country. Winds usually follow a northeastern course during the months of June to December then gradually shift to the southeastern section in the months of December to May.

During the months of May to October, typhoons normally sweep the northern part of the country bringing rains to the municipality. In the months of November to January, strong typhoons usually hit the area considering that typhoons during this time originate from extreme southeastern regions particularly from Marianas Islands and Hawaii.

Land Use and Slope Classification

Ragay has total A&D land area of 27,240 hectares, of which 23, 453.80 hectares or about 86.1% are devoted to agriculture. Of the total agricultural area, 1, 083 hectares are planted with rice; 18, 451 hectares are devoted to coconut, and the rest to different crops like corn, citrus and vegetables.  About 1, 148 hectares are being utilized s fishponds with a total of 188 aqua farmers.  The remaining areas are grasslands which are being utilized as pasture for livestock.  Along the Ragay Gulf, the continuous coastline covers an expanse of 27 kilometers.

Based on the records of the Land Classification Office of the Bureau of Forest Development, the municipality has 7, 170.00 hectares remaining as timberland area (TLA). However, as a result of the indiscriminate cutting of trees and the proliferation of “kaingin” farming the natural vegetative cover of the area is now virtually denuded.  Consequently, the latest report indicates that the municipality has an aggregate forest area of 811 hectares, 208.87 hectares of which were declared as forest reservations.

Per 2008 record of the office of the municipal agriculturist on the land classification based on the declared Strategic Agricultural and Fishery Development zone (SAFDZ), the agricultural area of Ragay are categorized as: strategic crop sub-development zone covers 1, 960.7 hectares with 8.4%; strategic fishery sub-development zone 1, 081.45 hectares with 4.5%; strategic integrated crop/fishery sub-development zone of 882.29 hectares with 3.7%; strategic integrated crop/livestock development zone of 18, 451 hectares with 78.8%; strategic integrated crop/livestock/fishery development zone of 882.29 hectares with 3.7%, and; strategic integrated fishery/livestock development zone of 196.07 hectares with 1%. Watershed/Forestry zone which is a non-SAFDZ area has a total of 2, 801.55 hectares.

Based on topographic maps, slope  classification of Ragay varies in the following manner: for category A, 50% of total land area fall under 0-2.9% slope which is interpreted as level of nearly level; 20% under category B with 3-5% slope; and 30%9 under C, D, E an d F with slope higher than 5%.

Industry, Agricultural, Livestock, Forest and Fishery Products

The major crop produced in the area is coconut with productivity of 250 nuts per tree as of 2009 which is the highest record in the province of Camarines Sur. Other crops produced in the area include rice, citrus, banana, abaca and coffee. Corn is planted in upland areas of the municipality.

Ragay has the capacity to produce 350.9 MT of fish and other aqua farming products, 238.9MT of vegetables, 3, 584.4MT of  palay, 124.19MT of corn, 351.9MT of beef and 25.8MT of eggs annually.  Furthermore, the municipality can supply portion of agricultural products needed by nearby towns, provinces as well as Metro Manila.

Based on 2008 inventory of livestock and poultry, the municipality has a total of 52, 270 chickens, 6, 005 swine, 3, 704 cows, 2, 254 goats, 1, 437 and other animals not specifically mentioned in the sector.

Population

As of 2010, the Municipality of Ragay has a total population of 54,934 based on NSO POCEN. The population growth rate as of 2010 was established at 1.3% per annum. Contrary to NSO projections, the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Survey revealed smaller population figures as shown in the following table

   Table 10.  Demographic Data per Barangay Based on CBMS Survey

 

BARANGAY

MALE POPULATION

FEMALE POPULATION

TOTAL POPULATION

NO. OF HOUSEHOLDS

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE

Agao-Ao

210

179

389

79

5

Agrupacion

777

765

1,543

333

5

Amomokpok

866

810

1,674

355

5

Apad

1,227

1,199

2,426

521

5

Apale

284

296

580

136

4

Banga Caves

1,101

1,132

2,234

535

4

Baya

1,035

927

1,962

388

5

Binahan Proper

827

845

1,674

368

5

Binahan Upper

806

756

1,562

333

5

Buenasuerte

817

717

1,534

359

4

Cabadisan

271

250

521

108

5

Cabinitan

336

324

660

156

4

Cabugao

599

544

1,143

238

5

Caditaan

321

284

605

124

5

Cale

541

484

1,025

217

5

Cat. Proper

869

800

1,669

368

5

F. Simeon

1,443

1,380

2,823

631

4

GRS

1,661

1,536

3,197

753

4

Inandawa

135

140

276

70

4

Laguio

575

556

1,133

249

5

L. Cawayan

421

367

788

172

5

Liboro

1,828

1,713

3,544

696

5

Lohong

567

507

1,074

256

4

Lower Omon

714

630

1,344

278

5

Lower Sta. Cruz

708

686

1,394

295

5

Panaytayan

1,083

1,035

2,118

452

5

Panaytayan Nuevo

327

307

636

127

5

Patalunan

403

362

766

152

5

Poblacion Ilaod

850

883

1,733

381

5

Poblacion Iraya

715

733

1,449

301

5

Port Junction Norte

482

498

981

255

4

Port Junction Sur

337

310

647

164

4

Salvacion

746

697

1,443

290

5

Samay

304

267

571

125

5

San Rafael

985

897

1,882

359

5

Tagbac

1,000

897

1,897

410

5

Upper Omon

338

276

614

140

4

Upper Sta. Cruz

527

462

989

231

4

TOTAL

27,038

25,454

52,497

11,404

5

From the foregoing table, we can see that Liboro registered the highest population. It is followed by barangays Apad, GRS,F. Simeon and Poblacion. On the other hand, Inandawa has the least population of all the 38 barangays of Ragay.

The major dialects in Ragay are Bicol and Tagalog.