1. Labor Force
Employed – 19.25 %
Unemployed – 80.75%

2. Education and Culture (DEPED)

Name of Schools No. of classrooms Enrollment No. of Teacher Ratio
Public
Elementary with Kinder
Basal Elementary School 14 8 33.63
Cabulihan Integrated School 8 217 8 27.13
Candigum Elementary School 4 44 4 11.00
Larena Central Elementary School 23 623 24 25.96
New Bataan Elementary School 7 101 7 14.43
New Corregidor Elementary School 3 64 3 21.33
Nonoc Elementary School 8 111 7 15.86
Ponong Elementary School 6 101 6 16.83
Secondary
Basac National High School 9 272 14 19.43
Cabulihan Integrated School 0 118 7 16.86
 
Private
Kindergarten
Tanbongco Learning Center 3 57 4
Elementary with Kindergarten
Larena UCCP Learning Center 9 190 11
St. Vincent Academy of Larena, Siquijor, Inc, 6 92 6
Secondary
St. Vincent Academy of Larena Siquijor, Inc. 12 332 13
SUC
Siquijor State College 179 55

3. Customs and Traditions:

  • Procession of Saints around the town proper during special occasions
  • Fiesta Celebration (May 2-3) – Food preparation per household offered to visitors & bring home food as “bring house”
  • Christmas Celebration (Dec. 25) – Family and friends reunion
  • All Saints / Souls Day ( Nov. 1-2) – Offering of Mass, lighted candles & flowers
  • John de Baptist day (June 24) – LGU Family Day, picnic at the beach (swimming, eating, drinking)
  • New Years Eve (Dec. 31 – Midnight Mass and Public Disco)
  • Mass & Repentance (Holy Thursday & Good Friday)
  • Easter Sunday Dawn – Portray the meeting of Jesus & Mother Mary
  • Caroling (Oct.-Jan.) – house to house singing & offering of Christmas Song
  • Araw ng Siquijor – September 17

4. Health and Nutrition

  • 4.A. Hospitals/Clinics/Centers 
    Hospitals            –           none
    Clinics              –           4 (Med. Clinic); 2 (Dental Clinic)
    Centers             –           1 (Mun.); 5 (Barangay Health Center)
  • 4.B. Health Manpower
      Gov’t. Employee Private
    Doctors 1 4
    Nurses 1
    Midwives 6
    Pharmacists 6
    Hilot
    Dieticians
    Nutritionists
    Sanitary Inspector 1
    Dentist 1 2
  • 4.C. Nutrition Program
    Supplemental Feeding (BHW – once a week)
    Nutrition Information Campaign
    Nutrition Culmination Program and Agricultural Products Fair (Month of July)
  • 4.D. Solid Waste Management
    Municipal Collection; Compost Pit; Trash Can; Blind Drainage
  • 4.E. Housing
    No. of Households – 3,152

    Types and No. of dwelling units – Households (3, 152)

    Types of building construction and occupancy – concrete;   mixed ; light

  • 4.F. Housing facilities
    1. Light – 1 PROSIELCO (electricity), kerosene lamp
    2. Cooking fuel used – Firewood, gas, LPG, charchoal
    3. Water – Level II, III, deepwell pump, jet-matic, spring, rain water
    4. Toilet – flush, cement, PVC, VIP
    5. Available materials for housing – coco lumber, sand, gravel, cement, bamboo stick, nipa shingles, reinforcing bars

5. Social Services

  • 5.A. Youth and Community Development
    • 4H Club
    • Rural Improvement Club (RIC)
    • Farmer’s Association
    • Fishermen’s Association
    • Day Care – Parent Association
    • Waterworks Association
    • Senior Citizen Association
  • 5.B. Agencies involved in social welfare:
    • DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development)
    • LGU (Local Government Unit)
    • DA (Department of Agriculture)
    • DTI (Department of Trade and Industry)
    • TESDA ( Technical Education and Skills Development Authority)
    • NIA (National Irrigation Administration)
    • DAR (Department of Agrarian Reform)
    • NFA (National Food Authority)
    • DPWH ( Department of Public Works and Highways)
    • DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources)
    • DOH (Department of Health)
  • 5.C. Cooperatives and Credit Unions:
    • Basac Farmer’s Multipurpose Cooperative Inc.
    • People’s Multi-purpose Cooperatives Inc.
    • Cabulihan Upland Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative
    • Bintangan Multi-Purpose Cooperatives
    • Calunasan Sanitation Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CASAFAMCO)
    • Taculing Multi-Purpose Cooperatives
    • SIDAMCO, Helen
    • LGU-Larena Multi-Purpose Cooperative
    • Canlambo Women’s Multi-Purpose Cooperative
  • 5.D. Charitable and civic institution
    • Rotary Club of Siquijor Island
    • Rotary Club of Siquijor Central
  • 5.E. Public library – One (1)
  • 5.F. Post Office – One (1)
  • 5.G. Self Employment Assistance Project
    • Mango Production
    • Cutflower Production
    • Tailoring
    • Cassava Production
    • Garment Production
    • Peanut Processing
    • Sari-sari
    • Banana Production
    • Buy & Sell
    • Food Processing
    • Livestock Butcher
    • Cacao (Tableya) Production
    • Selling of Roasted Pig
    • Squash Noodles Production
    • Chicharon Making
  • 5.H. Manpower Development:
    • Driving
    • Cooking
    • Dressmaking
    • Masonry
    • Welding
    • Tailoring
    • Seedling Production
    • Baking
    • Basic Automotive
    • Electricity
  • 5.I. Rehabilitation centers, orphanage, and other social institution – none
  • 5.J. Disaster control and relief centers – One (1)
  • 5.K. Recreational Facilities:
    • Street Park/Playground (North Poblacion)
    • Queengate Center (North Poblacion)
    • Tennis Court (4) (North Poblacion , Helen and Basac)
    • Billiard Hall (North Poblacion, Helen, Nonoc & Sabang)
    • Volleyball court (22 barangays)
    • Basketball Court (22 barangays)
    • Sing-Along & PUB House (North & South Pob., Nonoc , Bontod, Cangmalalag, Taculing, Cang-allas, Sandugan)
    • Beaches (Sandugan, Cangbagsa, Nonoc, Bagacay)
    • Cockpit (Cangbagsa)
    • Dive sites- Nonoc, Sandugan, Pier (Shipwreck)
    • Cangmalalag Boulevard
    • Palingkod Hill

6. Protective Services

  • 6.A. Police Protection
    • No. of Jails – 1 (Female) 1(Male); inmates – 0
    • No. of Policemen – 23
    • Crime Volume – 51
    • Traffic accident rate – 10
    • Essential police equipment – confidential
  • 6.B. Fire Protection
    • No. of firemen – 7
    • No. of fire trucks and other equipment
      • Fire Truck – 1
      • Fire Hose – 17
      • Nozzle – 2
    • No. of Fire Station -one (1)
    • No. of fire hydrants – 3
    • Availability of water – generally abundant but scarce during summer
    • Causes of fire & incidence of fire frequency
      • Unattended lighted candles/kerosene lamp
      • Short Circuits
      • Grass Fires
    • Incidence of Fire Frequency – Very Seldom