Brgy. Buhisan - Overview

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OVERVIEW - BRGY. BUHISAN

Buhisan Barangay Hall is situated at Sitio Buhisan Proper (Centro), with contact number (032) 236-9895. Buhisan Barangay Hall is a three-storey building, wherein the Barangay Health Center is located at the ground floor. Beside the Barangay Hall stand the Buhisan Barangay Gym.

Barangay Buhisan have two Day Care Centers, located inside the vicinity of Mary Help of Christians Parish and the other one is at CCF, St. Francis, ECCD is facilitated at Sitio Dulhugan.

HISTORY

In the year 1950’s, Barangay Buhisan formerly belonged to El Pardo together with Barangay Toong and Pamutan. Antonio Abelgas was the longest Barangay Captain in service, for almost 20 years , and Rustica J. Asid is the first woman barangay captain, reigning from 2002 up to the present (2010-2013).

The barangay's main attraction is the huge dam called the Buhisan Dam which is one of the major sources of water in Metro Cebu. The dam was built by the Americans in 1911, and because this was a mammoth structure, the natives believed that it was possessed by supernatural forces. It has been a practice of the people in the place to throw something into the damn to signify respect to the unseen creature in the dam. It is the belief of the natives that throwing something into the dam is an assurance of protection from bad spirits. BUHISAN is a Bisayan term which means giving something in exchange of what one has done to others.

The Republic Act (RA) 9486 or Central Cebu Protected Landscape (CCPL) Law, includes the Buhisan Watershed (630 hectares). Tours and tree plantings from different sectors are now on-going in Buhisan Watershed Ecotourism project vicinities. This is a joint project with the City Government (LGU including barangays: Buhisan, Toong, Pamutan and Sapangdaku), MCWD, PBSP, CUSW and DENR.

BOUNDARIES

  • North Barangay Guadalupe
    South Antuangan
    East Barangay Pardo
    West Buhisan Watershed

WEATHER & CLIMATE

Barangay Buhisan is just like other barangays in the City of Cebu that experience sunny and rainy season.

Barangay Buhisan experiences hot days and sometimes rainy nights but ordinarily in the mountainous area of the barangay, people experience cold nights.

HOW TO REACH BRGY. BUHISAN?

To reach the City Proper, it takes 30 minutes. When commuting, 5 minutes for a tricycle ride going to Punta Princesa Tricycle Terminal and 25 minutes, commuting a PUJ vehicle going to the City Proper and vice-versa.

POPULATION & DEMOGRAPHICS

  • AGES MALE FEMALE
    0-19 2,825 2,737
    20-59 4,110 3,254
    60 and up 239 295

ORGANIZATIONS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE BARANGAY

  • Barangay KALIPI-WOMENS Organizations
  • Senior Citizens Organization
  • Persons With Disability
  • Childrens Organization
  • ERPAT
  • Single / Solo Parents

LANDMARKS

  • Mary Help of Christians Parish Day Care Center
  • CCF, St. Francis Day Care Center
  • ECCD, Sitio Dulhugan
  • Buhisan Brgy. Hall
  • Buhisan Elementary School
  • Mary Help of Christians Parish of Brgy. Buhisan
  • Buhisan Dam
  • Cell Site - Sun, Globe & Smart, Sitio Taytayan

MAJOR CELEBRATIONS OR FIESTAS

Barangay Buhisan celebrates the Annual Feast of the Patron Saint Mary Help of Christians every month of May, from May 15-24.

Sitio Eskwelahan of Barangay Buhisan also celebrates the Annual Fiesta of our Cebu City Patron Child Señor Santo Niño.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Barangay Buhisan wants to be known as “One of the Surface Water Source Barangays in Metro Cebu”.



Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 09:00  

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