Vision of Development

The vision of the present local administration since its assumption on July 1, 2013 is to fully maximize

the development of potential eco-tourism places in the various parts of the municipality, in order to

provide much needed employment and income resulting in the upliftment of the socio-economic status

of the communities.

Municipal Plans and Programs

1. Infrastructure Sector

Project Component Project Cost

1. Reconstruction/Concreting of Roads

  •  Junction Dao-San Antonio 140,000,000
  •  Jct. National Road-Palani 30,000,000
  •  Balud-Calumpang-Bongcanaway 360,000,000
  •  Coastal Road from Poblacion-Palani-Panubigan-Pajo 140,000,000
  •  Jct. National Road-Pajo-Talisay 100,000,000
  •  Guinbanuahan-Mabuhay-Bongcanaway 100,000,000
  •  Circumferential Road in Jintotolo Island 25,000,000
  •  Mapitogo-Panguiranan 20,000,000

2. Repair/Rehabilitation of Municipal Roads

  •  Jct. Sampad-Victory-Baybay 8,000,000
  •  San Antonio-Baybay-Jangan 12,000,000
  •  QuinayanganDiotay-San Andres 8,000,000
  •  Palani-Mapili 25,000,000
  •  Mapitogo-Jangan 15,000,000
  •  Jct. National Road-Villa Alvarez-Salvacion 35,000,000
  •  Villa Alvarez-Casamongan 8,000,000
  •  Sampad Barangay Road 3,000,000
  •  Talisay-Lumawig 10,000,000

3. Reconstruction of Bridges

  •  Quinayangan Diotay Bridge 30,000,000
  •  Ilaya Bridge 20,000,000
  •  Jangan Bridge 30,000,000
  •  Nilumsan Bridge 30,000,000
  •  Pondol Spillway 8,000,000
  •  Victory-Baybay Spillway 8,000,000

4. Repair/Rehabilitation of Bridges/Spillways

  •  Pulanduta Spillway 10,000,000
  •  Calumpang Spillway 10,000,000
  •  Purok Gulayan Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert 5,000,000

5. Rehabilitation of Flood Control/Slope & Shoreline

Protection & Other Engineering Works

  •  Balud Port 100,000,000
  •  Poblacion Seawall 30,000,000
  •  Poblacion Drainage System 5,000,000
  •  San Andres Seawall 1,000,000
  •  Zapatos Island Shoreline Protection 5,000,000
  •  Jangan Shoreline Protection 5,000,000

6. Repair/Reconstruction of Public Buildings

  •  Rehab./Improvement of Public Market 10,000,000
  •  RHU/MCP Staff House 2,000,000
  •  Construction of Placenta Pit/Septic Vault 200,000
  •  Constructin of 32 units – 1 CL School Building 38,400,000
  •  14 units – Day Care Centers (rehab) 1,975,000
  •  3 units – Day Care Centers (reconstruction) 1,500,000
  •  12 units – Barangay Halls 1,500,000
  •  32 units – Evacution Centers (reconstruction) 32,000,000
  •  DRR Operation Center 1,000,000
  •  Rehabilitation of 18 units Health Center 9,000,000

7. Repair/Reconstruction of Tourism Infrastructure

  •  Reconstruction of Salipsip Bridge 30,000,000
  •  Rehabilitation of Panubigan Bridge 30,000,000
  •  Rehabilitation of Jintotolo Lighthouse 10,000,000
  •  Construction of Jintotolo Lighthouse Trail 3,000,000
  •  Construction of Tourist Centers @ Palani, Panubigan, 2,000,000
  • Talisay and Jintotolo
  •  Construction of Landing Facility in Jintotolo Island 1,000,000
  •  Rehab. of Panubigan Marine Sanctuary 500,000
  •  Rehab. of Jintotolo Marine Sanctuary 500,000
  •  Construction of Bongcanaway Port 250,000,000

8. Utilities

  •  Level III Water System 30,000,000
  •  Concreting of Irrigation Canal @ Guinbanuahan 4,500,000
  • SWIP, L=1.5 km
  •  Concreting of Irrigation Canal @ Ilaya SSIP, L=2.0 km 6,000,000

9. Environment

  •  Construction of Material Recovery Facility (MRF) 500,000
  •  Construction of Perimeter Fence @ Dumpsite 12,000,000

2. Social Sector

Project Component Reconstruction Cost

1. Health

  •  Medical Equipment for 32 Health Stations 2,000,000

2. Education

  •  School Furniture (1,600 pcs plastic arm chair) 1,120,000
  •  20 sets – Computer with Printer 700,000

3. Disaster Preparedness

  •  Procurement of DRR Equipment 5,000,000

a. Rubber Boat

b. Life Vest

c. Chainsaw

d. Rescue Gears

e. Motorized Boat Ambulance

f. Satellite Phone

g. Portable Generator

h. DRR Car Service

i. Tents

  •  Mangrove Reforestation @ Palani & Poblacion 1,500,000

Sub-Total 10,320,000

3. Resettlement

Project Component Reconstruction Cost

1. 102 units – Houses for Relocation 29,875,800

(Note: LGU has acquired already relocation sites in Tonga & Ilaya)

Sub-Total 29,875,800

4. Livelihood

Project Component Reconstruction Cost

1. Agriculture

  •  Replacement of damaged motorized fishing 39,075,200
  • boats with accessories
  •  Provision of certified rice and corn seeds 2,500,000
  •  Provision of coconut seedlings 1,875,000
  •  Swine Dispersal 9,400,000
  •  Handicraft Making 2,153,000

2. Tourism

  •  Agri-Tourism Development Project 4,752,180

Sub-Total 59,755,380

GRAND TOTAL 1,913,526,180

Municipal’s Services

One of the services to Baludenios is Education. Through the scholarship program given by the

LGU, deserving students may avail of free tuition fees as long as they maintain the passing

grade imposed by the school. Through the Municipal’s Services program, parents are also able

to send their children to college in affordable tuition and miscellaneous fees.

Balud Municipal College (BMC) is an LGU-owned institution, which was established by virtue of

Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 31, s. 2004 of the Municipality of Balud, adobpte dnad endorsed to

the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Masbate through

Resolution No. 007, s. 2005.

The College operation started on June 04, 2006 with the degree program for Secondary and Elementary

Education and the vocational courses approved by the Technical Education Skills and Development

Authority (TESDA) are: Personal Computer Operation (1 year); Social Security Services (1 year); Baking

and Pastry Production (1 year), Welding training with complete facilities; and Hilot (Wellness Massage).

The school was under the then Mayor Clemente A. Arguelles, Jr., Chairman and Dr. Lou C. Briones, Dean

and Administator.

Election in 2007 brought a change in the LGU adminstration. The newly-elected Mayor Ruel A. Benisano,

terminated Dr. Lou C. Briones and appointed Mr. Teodolfo Bacolod, a retired teacher, and Engr. Jose

Oliva as Dean. During their administration, enrolment declined and management was in chaos which

resulted to the termination of the two officials.

In 2009, Mr. Nilo R. Abelita, Sr., a retired school head was hired as administrator for one year and was

soon replaced by his wife Mrs. Norma D. Abelita, a retired Secondary Principal II. Mrs. Abelita is the

head of the institution from 2010 up to the present.

The College had its first graduates in the degree program in March 2010. Every year thereafter, some

graduates proved worthy in passing the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).

Here are the lists of BMC Board Passers in LET:

Batch 2010:

1. Mr. Julie G. Eswan

2. Mr. Danny L. Villasor

3. Mrs. Maria Fe Arroyo-Quarre

Batch 2011:

1. Ms. Edralyn N. Alayon

2. Ms. Rechel C. Fuentes

3. Ms. Margelyn Refil-Borres

4. Ms. Nida Vega-Favila

Batch 2012:

1. Mr. Ronel Esteban

2. Mr. Argie Tabigue

3. Mr. Mark Harold Beruya

4. Ms. Johna Jacinto

5. Ms. Rachelle Abenir-Diangco

6. Mr. Aries Obel Butalid

Batch 2013:

1. Mrs. Ma. Gracia Abelita Katigbak-Agpasa

2. Ms. Glaiza D. Andrade

3. Ms. Maricel L. Bigcas

4. Ms. Lemar B. Paciosane

5. Ms. Kathlene Mae T. Ramirez

6. Ms. Kris Joy O. Flores

7. Ms. Shimeon Z. Eurolpan

Batch 2014:

1. Mr. Alvin Betonio Castaneda

2. Mrs. Irisbe Aniban-Romero

3. Mr. Lyndon D. Arroyo

4. Ms. Beneth Abelita Ortile

5. Mr. Aldren Lomotos

6. Mr. Bernie Bernales

PHOTOS:

Alay- Serbisyo sa mga Baludenio

Medical/Dental Mission, Basic Services and Grooming Services