City Government Of Ligao
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Ligao City - Development Indicators

The City of Ligao is geographically located between 13 to 14 degrees latitude and 123 to 124 degrees longitude. It is situated within the central part of the 3rd District of Albay Province and bounded by the following municipalities; on the North by the Municipality of Oas; on the South by Municipality of Guinobatan; on the East by the City of Tabaco; and on the West by the Municipality of Pioduran. The Provincial Capitol of Albay and Legazpi City are approximately 27 kms. and 30 kms. from the City of Ligao, respectively.

There are fifty five (55) barangays comprising the city. Eleven (11) barangays are within the poblacion, three (3) are coastal and forty one (41) are located in the rural area. The largest barangay is Barangay Maonon while the smallest barangay is Barangay Dunao with land areas of 2,493.57 hectares and 29.57 hectares respectively. They account for about 10.12% and 0.12% of the extreme ends of the city's total land area, percentage-wise.

Land Area

The City of Ligao has a total land area of 24,640 hectares. It accounts for 9.65% of the total land area of Albay Province and ranks second to the Municipality of Oas in terms of the largest land area in the entire Province.

Land Use
  • Built-Up Area - 2,500 has.
  • Agriculture/SAFDZ - 14,992 has.
  • Forest/Watershed - 3,956 has.
  • River/Creeks - 150 has.
  • Roads - 450 has.
  • Remaining NPAAAD - 2.592 has.
Population 90,603 (CY 2000 NSO Census)
Density (persons/hectare) 368
Population Growth Rate 2.24 %
Number of Households 17,031
Average Household Size (persons per household) 5.32
Infrastructure and Utilities
Road Network

The City of Ligao has a total of 225.67 kms. of road network which is broken down as follows:

  • National Road - 66.75 kms.
  • Provincial Road - 43.966 kms.
  • Paved City Road - 9.173 kms.
  • Barangay/Farm to Market Road - 105.68 kms.

The existence of good and well-maintained all-weather farm to market roads is a big factor in the development and economic growth of one community. Basic services are easily dispensed with and the transport of agricultural products and farm inputs are readily facilitated and at a lower transportation cost, thus, extra savings and additional profit margin for the farmer.

The City is very accessible to and from Manila for air travelers, Legazpi City airport is only 27 kms. or about 25 minutes by private vehicles. The city is also served by the Philippine National Railways and its two commuter trains stops here to pick-up passengers bound for Manila. There are also six aid-conditioned bus companies with booking offices in the city, plus the ordinary buses that also pick-up Manila bound passengers. Recently, an association of 18 air conditioned vans started plying the Ligao City to Legazpi City route.

Transportation within the city is also easy and convenient. According to the latest available records for 2002, there are 722 registered trimobiles serving the urban and rural barangays as well as 250 pedicabs serving the poblacion residents. For the upland rural barangays and adjoining towns, 275 mini-buses and jeepneys served the rural commuters. An open space just beside the public market serves as the central terminal for the jeepneys and mini-buses. This is also being used as the parking area for trimobiles whose destinations are within the poblacion. For trimobiles going out of the poblacion center, the City Government has designated strategic parking areas around the city.

In the poblacion, traffic control, management and public safety are efficiently carried out by the PNP with support from the traffic aides employed by the City Government.

Communication Facilities

Ligao City has two privately-owned telegraphic systems and a government-owned postal service and telegraphic system. Postal money order is also being provided by the postal service.

Presently, there are four (4) telephone companies which are in full operation in the City providing easy communication services. These are DIGITEL, BAYANTEL, MATELCO and SOTELCO.

SMART Telecommunications Co. has established a cell site in Barangay Tinago servicing thousands of cellphone users in the City. Also GLOBE Telecoms is now in full operation in Barangay Sta. Cruz.

Also present in Ligao City for the delivery of letters, parcels and cargos are JRS Express which offers a one-day delivery and Overland Cargo Express, respectively. Cable Networks like DCTV and ESTV are also operating in the City.

Power and Electricity

The City Government of Ligao's Electric Power requirement is being provided by Albay Electric Cooperative Inc., (ALECO) with a sub-station in Barangay Dunao, this City. To date, a total of 45 barangays hve been energized. This includes 11 barangays in the urban center and 34 rural barangays serving a total of 11, 815 households or 69.37% of the total population. However, the NPC, in line with the National Government thrusts or complete rural electrification, has programmed the electrification of the remaining ten barangays in year 2003. The City Government is also doing its share in the electrification program by expanding and extending the supply of electricity from the barangay center to the remotest sitios and puroks.

Water Resources

The Ligao-Oas Water District supplies the potable water requirements of 65% or 3,129 households in the urban barangays and some neighboring lowland barangays while 59.13% or 7,215 households in the rural barangays are being supplied by springs developed and maintained by the City Government. There are still 10 rural and coastal barangays that have no access to piped water due to unavailable source of spring in their areas. These barangays get their water supply either from deep wells or artesian wells.

Waste Disposal

The existing drainage facilities of the City consists of concrete lined canal, open ditches, sidewalk gutters and reinforced pies laid out mostly in the urban center.

Just like most of the cities and towns, Ligao City has no sewerage system facilities. Domestic and commercial waste is usually disposed in individuals septic tanks.

Ligao City is maintaining a 2-hectare controlled dumpsite located just outside the poblacion area. Collected waste from the urban barangays and its neighboring barangays are collected by 3 dump trucks daily and are transported to the landfill. After the end of the day, the dumpsite s being covered with sand or earth fill for sanitary purposes. Garbage and other waste materials in other barangays that are not accessible to the city government solid waste collection system are either burned, buried and in some cases, dumped into creeks, canals and rivers.

This controlled dumpsite, which is to be converted into a sanitary landfill in 5 years, is approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and is certified compliant with the Solid Waste Management Act.

Source: Regional Development Council Region V 

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