THE PROBLEM AND ITS SETTING
Information Systems (IS) have become crucial for organizations to survive in today’s technology-focused environment. Increasing amounts of resources are invested in IS infrastructures in organizations to give better services and to produce better value products. (Tokdemir, Gül, 2009). It stores, processes and delivers information relevant to an organization. Barangay Information Systems (BIS), a system with database, which is capable of handling numerous records from its area, including the census and demographic profile, the history of the Barangay and land area, the elected barangay officials, the economy and religion. The Barangay Maestrang Kikay, due to its condition of using the manual-based process, the researchers happen to develop a Barangay Information System to provide the needs of the barangay in storing and maintaining its records. The Barangay Information System will be in charge in keeping the data and will prevent redundancy of work, and will take less time and effort in making the master list or searching specific data for some important purposes.
Statement of the problem Barangay Maestrang Kikay, until now, is using manual system. The barangay usually keep their data hand-written on paper, and file it in a folder. Then the secretary will generate the list of all the names of an individual in a household in each Purok, in hand-written again. In tracing the records, the secretary will find it one by one. It takes a lot of time. These records are very important for different purposes, it should be stored securely. The 4th year BSIT students observed the problem of Maestrang Kikay. As a result, the researchers create a system that will aid the difficulties in the barangay. The said system will reduce the hard and longtime procedure of accessing file, and it will be effective in maintaining, searching, and storing of records and generating reports of the residents.