Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Ragay, Camarines Sur
Social Problem “Malnutrition”
A term-paper submitted in fulfillment of the course requirement SOCI 1013 Sosyolohiya, Kultura at Pagpapamilya
Mr. Edwin D. Malabuyoc
Ramos, Jeffrey B.
This tern paper is all about the municipality of MAGARAO,CAMARINES SUR. Magarao is the 4th class municipality in the province of camarines sur. Magarao is bounded on the north by Bombon, on the southeast by Naga City, on the south by Canaman, and on the west by Libmanan. The town is situated 437 kilometers southeast of Manila and 6 kilometers north of Naga City. It has a total land area of 39 square kilometers. Magarao is politically subdivided into 15 barangays. The barangays are Barobaybay, Bell (Pob.), Carangcang, Carigsa,Casuray,Montserrat (Pob.),Ponong,San Francisco (Pob.),San Isidro (Pob.),San Juan (Pob.),San Miguel,San Pantaleon (Pob.),,Santa Lucia (Pob.),Santa Rosa,Santo Tomas (Pob.). Santa Lucia (Pob.) is one of the barangays which compose the center of Municipality Magarao. The dialect in this place are Bicol dialect: generally used; Tagalog, Hiligaynon (Bisaya) and Ilocano are used by a few. In terms of religion magarao have a many religion but like other places in the Phillipines Roman Catholic is the common religion in this municipality. The transportation facilities in Coastal barangays are served by bancas that ply from the wharf near Naga City to the barangays of Ponong, Barobaybay and Carigsa along the Bicol River and in the estuarine areas. Magarao has a zip code of 4403. The power and electricity of Magarao is supplied by the Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative (CASURECO). II. HISTORY BACKGROUND
Magarao derived its name from a species of thorny wild bush called "garao-garao" which abundantly grows in the area. This type of plant no longer exists today as it was believed that the inhabitants of Magarao hindered its growth and propagation because of its thorny appearance. It was a group of Franciscan missionaries who founded the town in 1570 although missionary work continued only in the year 1690.
III. SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE
At present, Magarao belongs to the fifth class municipality although there are improvements being made by the local government to hasten its developmental stage. The town, through the initiative of its local officials, allows its constituents to engage into worthwhile activities by providing for them training and seminar workshops on various livelihood projects like ceramics training, papermaking, handicrafts and other community-based industries. This was made possible due to the combined efforts made by the local government of Magarao and the provincial government of Camarines Sur through the Provincial Livelihood Training, Research and Development Program. PLTRD is geared towards providing community-based industries, identifying projects for product development and skills training and also conducting seminar and workshops for the various livelihood projects. The residents of Magarao has immersed themselves in opportunities which would not just serve benefits for them but would obviously boost their town's economic condition. casuray, one barangay in Magarao, though unknown to many, is the place where a rare variety of luscious watermelon thrives abundantly. Farmers, at present, are planning out projects out of this water-melon industry.
IV. DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE
| Bell (Pob.)
| Monserrat (Pob.)
| San Francisco (Pob.)
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