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    Our barangay and its present population of 1,865 is seated in an area of only 14.43 hectares. It is bounded on the North by J.P Street (Talisay); by the Talisay River at the South; by the Balanga City Athletic Grounds at the East and by Camacho Street (Poblacion) at the West. The 14.43 hectares is totally occupied by 385 households and 436 families, leaving no place for infra-structure development and future expansion. We have a very limited number of business establishment, and our financial, natural and physical resources are limited too. To many, this situation could be intimidating and discouraging, but I honestly believe that with Gods help, and the unwavering support of the City Government, as well as the full cooperation of our barangay officials  and our constituents, we can convert this seemingly helpless barangay into an ideal and progressive place to live in.

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Balanga promotes backyard vegetable farming


    

    The city government of Balanga has embarked on backyard vegetable farming in barangays to make idle backyard areas productive and augment income of local folks. The Kasama Ani sa Barangay or KAANIB started last December 2007, said City Agriculturist Nerissa Mateo. The KAANIB program was hatched by City Mayor Joet Garcia. Mateo said vegetables planted in the backyards here include talong, pichay, sitaw, okra, kalabasa and amplaya. In the program, the city government provides the vegetable seeds, organic fertilizer and technical assistance. The program is also being supported by the provincial government of Bataan. The city government also taught the barangay folks of the composting process to produce organic fertilizers. The city agriculturist said the KAANIB program was already          implemented in the 15 of the total 25 barangays of Balanga. Mateo said that Barangay Central has the biggest backyard area of 9 hectares planted with vegetables covered by the KAANIB program. The barangay has its own composting ground. The city agriculturist also revealed that Barangay Central has already earned about P58 thousand in the commercial sales of harvested vegetables since December 2007. The city mayor, according to Mateo, is pushing for commercial sales of vegetables harvested in the KAANIB program. It was learned that harvested vegetables are commercially labeled Balanga’s Fresh. It will be remembered that DOT Secretary Ace Durano was impressed in the commercially packed harvested vegetables presented to him. The tourism secretary visited bird-watching sites in Balanga. Garcia was chairman of Galing Bataan, a program of the Bataan provincial government aiming to develop local products to become world-class by way of improved branding and packaging. The KAANIB program was also featured in Channel 5 television program Maunlad na Agrikultura, said Mateo.

         



1st Hot Air-Balloon Fiesta slated in Bagumbayan, Balanga City

      At least 20 participating organizations and establishments participated in the 1st Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at  Barangay Bagumbayan in connection to the the celebration of St. Joseph Feast on April 28, 2009. The said activity was hold at Balanga Athletic ground wherein everyone was amazed with the biggest and colorful hot air-balloon.

    A special treat for the public was offered in the evening when the balloons are fired up and transformed into luminous giant lanterns or incandescent bulbs. Barangay Capt. Jimmy Z. Mangalindan promotions manager said the 1st Hot Air Ballooning will be possible to hold annually to add festive in the celebration of St. Joseph Feast.

    The said event was highlighted by presence of some government officials and hosted by private sponsors and city government that include City Mayor Joet S. Garcia III, 2nd District Rep. Hon. Albert S. Garcia, Vice Mayor Noel Valdecanas and SP Members.