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Sorsogon

LEGENDS
rice Rice Production
thresher Thresher
draft animal Draft Animal
corn Corn Production
mill Grits Mill
vegetable Vegetable Production
organic Organic Agriculture
chicken Chicken Production
goat Goat Production
ducks Duck Production
swine Swine Production

Sorsogon province is known to be at the southern tip of Luzon or the tip of Bicol peninsula and faces the island of Samar to the southeast across the San Bernardino strait and Ticao Island to the southwest. It is composed of two districts and subdivided into 14 municipalities and a capital city. Except for landlocked Irosin, all the towns rest along the coast.

The province has a total land area of 214,140 hectares (has) with a terrain of rolling hills and mountains with coastal lowlands. As of 2015 census, its total population was 792,949.

People in Sorsogon are migrants from Visayas, such as Warays and Hiligaynons but Bicolanos remain the dominant cultural group. Sorsogueños is the local name for the people of Sorsogon and they can communicate in different dialects such as Bikol, Sorsoganon, Tagalog, and English.  

Sorsogon is primarily an agricultural province where rice is the major temporary crop while coconut and pili remain the major permanent crops. Other major temporary crops are corn and bananas.

The province has a total agricultural land area of 126,594 has. Temporary crop land is 18,547 ha and permanent crop land is 104,597 ha, where the majority is planted with Pili trees.

Native chicken and swine have the most number of inventory for the poultry and livestock industries in the province with 755,000 and 94,466 count, respectively, in 2019.

The  553.3 kms of coastline of the province is bounded by five fishing grounds, namely the Pacific Ocean covering coastal waters of  Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Bulusan, Sta. Magdalena, Matnog, and part of Bacon District of Sorsogon City; Albay Gulf (Pacific Coast), shared by parts of Prieto Diaz and Bacon District, the Burias; Ticao Passes, covering the municipalities of Pilar, Donsol, Bulan, Magallanes and Castilla; Sorsogon Bay, which includes the municipalities of Casiguran, Juban, Magallanes, and Castilla; and the East and West Districts of Sorsogon City (Lopez, 2015).

According to BFAR, the five fishing grounds constitute around 4,491 ha of fishing ground of varying productivity and serve as sources of livelihood by 26,871 fisherfolks.

The coastal habitats of the province include a 5,607 has of mangrove areas, 2,365 ha of coral reef, and 2,065.6 ha of seagrass beds.

The province has 11 fish sanctuaries with a total area of 1,646 ha, established in the municipalities of Juban, Castilla, Barcelona, Donsol, Pilar, Sorsogon City, Magallanes, Matnog, and Bulan.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in 2018, poverty incidence among families in the province is 19.5%. From its 27.6% poverty rate in 2015, it has decreased 8.1%.

The annual per capital poverty threshold in the province in 2018 is Php 26,025.00 to meet basic food and non-food needs, such as clothing, housing, transportation, health, and education expenses.

Agriculture Sector

In FY 2018, the identified SAAD municipalities in Sorsogon are Donsol, Pilar, Magallanes, Juban, Sta. Magdalena, and Matnog. These are the municipalities with the highest poverty rate per district.

In that year, Php 19,562,740.00 was allocated to the province for its SAAD Program implementation. From this, a total of 4,140 individuals and 11 groups were given various interventions under the rice, corn, high-value crops, and livestock production packages of the program.

For FY 2019, the allocation of the province for its food production and livelihood component was Php 28,478,358.85, an increase of almost 60% from the previous year’s budget. From this budget, a total of 2,029 individual farmer beneficiaries and 45 farmer group associations received various interventions from the different packages offered by the program. 

2018

PILAR
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland/Rainfed Rice Production Package Sta. Fe Pilar Farm Workers Association 30 246,665.00
Sta. Fe 101 303,000.00
Calongay 4 12,000.00
Inang 18 54,000.00
Poctol 15 45,000.00
Sacnangan 19 57,000.00
Corn Package Sta. Fe 19 42,000.00
Calongay 14 28,000.00
Goat Production Sta. Fe 3 315,000.00
Calongay 2 210,000.00
Native Chicken Production Sta. Fe 4 70,000.00
Calongay 3 52,500.00
Duck Production Sta. Fe 2 22,000.00
Calongay 2 22,000.00
Duck Production Sta. Fe Pilar Farm Workers Association 30 170,000.00
Swine Production Sta. Fe 1 141,000.00
Vegetable Package Sta. Fe 146 359,300.00
Calongay 187 366,300.00
Inang 7 3,000.00
Poctol 7 3,000.00
Sacnangan 76 326,300.00
TOTAL 690 2,848,065
DONSOL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland/Rainfed Rice Production with Thresher and draft animal Malapoc Akbayan ng mga Magsasaka ng Malapoc 23 225,665.00
Lourdes 5 15,000.00
Malinao 7 21,000.00
Pinamanaan 39 117,000.00
Tuba 1 3,000.00
White Corn Production Malapoc   3 6,000.00
Lourdes   9 18,000.00
Malinao   3 6,000.00
Cabugao   5 10,000.00
Corn Production with sheller & grits mill Pinamanaan Pinamanaan Farmers Association 16 356,000.00
Native Chicken Production Malapoc   2 35,000.00
Lourdes   1 17,500.00
Malinao   1 17,500.00
Pinamanaan   1 17,500.00
Tuba   2 35,000.00
Duck Production Malapoc   4 44,000.00
Swine Production Malapoc   1 141,000.00
Vegetable Production Malapoc   64 204,200.00
Lourdes   55 173,750.00
Malinao   32 213,700.00
Pinamanaan   13 3,000.00
Tuba   211 231,100.00
Cabugao   187 229,150.00
Goat Production Lourdes   2 210,000.00
Malinao   2 210,000.00
Pinamanaan   1 105,000.00
TOTAL 690 2,665,065
MAGALLANES
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland/Rainfed Rice Production Package Aguada Sur 4 12,000.00
Caditaan 17 51,000.00
Salvacion 1 3,000.00
Siuton 7 21,000.00
Tula Tula Norte Salvacion Farmers Association 21 181,665.00
Cagbolo 1 3,000.00
Corn Package Cagbolo 7 14,000.00
Native Chicken Production Cagbolo 10 175,000.00
Hubo 5 87,500.00
Duck Production Cagbolo 2 22,000.00
Hubo 8 88,000.00
Swine Production Cagbolo 1 141,000.00
Hubo 1 141,000.00
Goat Production Cagbolo 1 105,000.00
Hubo 4 420,000.00
Vegetable Package Tula Tula Norte 84 178,900.00
Cagbolo 150 187,400.00
Hubo 110 181,900.00
Anibong 52 163,900.00
Incarizan 14 6,000.00
Pili 67 178,900.00
Sta Elena 123 178,900.00
TOTAL 690 2,541,065
JUBAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland/Rainfed Rice Production Package Puting Sapa Putting Sapa Integrated Farmer 31 249,665.00
Binanuahan 24 72,000.00
Biriran 2 6,000.00
Buraburan 3 9,000.00
Calmayon 3 9,000.00
Lajong 5 15,000.00
Rangas 1 3,000.00
Taboc 1 3,000.00
Corn Package Puting Sapa 22 44,000.00
Calmayon 8 16,000.00
Maalo 8 16,000.00
Native Chicken Production Puting Sapa 9 157,500.00
Buraburan 1 17,500.00
Calmayon 4 70,000.00
Maalo 4 70,000.00
Duck Production Puting Sapa 10 110,000.00
Duck Production Sipaya Sipaya Small Farmers Association 34 170,000.00
Swine Production Calmayon 3 423,000.00
Goat Production Putting Sapa 1 105,000.00
Buraburan 2 210,000.00
Rangas 1 105,000.00
Tughan 2 210,000.00
Anog 1 105,000.00
Catanusan 3 315,000.00
Vegetable Package Putting Sapa 23 125,900.00
Binanuahan 22 125,900.00
Buraburan 117 210,850.00
Calmayon 62 125,900.00
Lajong 44 125,900.00
Rangas 1 1,500.00
Taboc 20 125,900.00
Maalo 32 125,900.00
Tughan 29 107,900.00
Catanusan 14 3,000.00
Calateo 30 107,900.00
Guruyan 27 107,900.00
South Poblacion 20 107,900.00
Cogon 18 3,000.00
Aroroy 10 1,500.00
Embarcadero 4 1,500.00
Bacolod 2 1,500.00
North Poblacion 1 1,500.00
TOTAL 659 3,922,015.00
IROSIN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland/Rainfed Rice Production Package Buenavista 15 45,000.00
Macawayan 4 12,000.00
Tabnon-Tabon 4 12,000.00
Vegetable Package Buenavista 4 1,500.00
San Agustin 2 1,500.00
Macawayan 2 1,500.00
TOTAL 31 73,500
MAGDALENA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland/Rainfed Rice Production Package San Sebastian San Sebastian Rice Farmer 19 178,665.00
Penafrancia 5 15,000.00
San Rafael 8 24,000.00
San Roque 11 33,000.00
San Bartolome 21 63,000.00
San Eugenio 6 18,000.00
Native Chicken Production San Bartolome 12 210,000.00
San Eugenio 7 122,500.00
Duck Production San Bartolome 8 88,000.00
San Eugenio 3 33,000.00
Goat Production San Bartolome 10 1,050,000.00
Vegetable Package San Sebastian 1 1,500.00
Penafrancia 32 257,300.00
San Rafael 118 257,300.00
San Roque 18 257,300.00
San Bartolome 297 367,150.00
San Eugenio 114 257,300.00
TOTAL 690 3,233,015
MATNOG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland/Rainfed Rice Production Package Lajong Lajong Farmer Association 28 243,665.00
Manjumlad 29 87,000.00
Sinebaran 14 42,000.00
Naburacan 2 6,000.00
Bariis 1 3,000.00
Corn Package Sinebaran 12 24,000.00
Cabagahan Cabagahan Corn and Vegetable Farmer 20 370,000.00
Tugas 3 6,000.00
Sisigon 3 4,000.00
Native Chicken Production Sinebaran 9 157,500.00
Naburacan 6 105,000.00
Bariis 4 70,000.00
Duck Production Naburacan 9 99,000.00
Bariis 2 22,000.00
Duck Production Sinebaran Brgy Sinebaran Farmer Association 30 170,000.00
Swine Production Naburacan 3 423,000.00
Goat Production Sinebaran 7 735,000.00
Naburacan 3 315,000.00
Vegetable Package Lajong 25 134,150.00
Manjumlad 68 134,150.00
Sinebaran 55 134,150.00
Naburacan 100 237,000.00
Bariis 47 134,150.00
Cabagahan 29 134,150.00
Tugas 48 134,150.00
Sisigon 49 116,150.00
Hidhid 24 116,150.00
Sinalmacan 43 116,150.00
Bolo 7 3,000.00
Banuang Daan 2 1,500.00
Manurabi 8 3,000.00
TOTAL 690 4,280,015.00

2019

DONSOL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Package Malapoc Akbayan ng mga Magsasaka ng Malapoc 26 693,965.32
Pinamanaan 24 125,506.45
Tuba 25 130,735.88
Lourdes 11 57,523.79
Malinao 3 15,688.31
Cabugao 36 188,259.67
Corn Package Cabugao Cabugao Association on Corn and Cassava Planters 30 889,085.50
Lourdes
Malinao
Vegetable Package Cabugao Cabugao Vegetables Farmer Association 30 276.795.02
Pangpang Small Farm Progress Organization In Sitio Panagquilon 30 285,295.02
Tuba Brgy. Tuba Farmer Association 30 276.795.02
Gogon Brgy. Gogon Farmers Organization 30 276.795.02
Lourdes Brgy. Lourdes Farmers Organization 30 276.795.02
Organic Agriculture Tinanogan Tinanogan Sitio Bon-ot Learning Farm 30 51,437.50
Livestock
a. Goat Cabugao 3 495,000.00
Gogon 1 165,000.00
Malinao 1 165,000.00
b. Chicken Malapoc 1 24,501.43
Tuba 3 73,504.29
Gogon 5 122,507.14
Orange 5 122,507.14
Cabugao 6 147,008.57
c. Duck Malalpoc 3 36,000.00
Pinamanaan 1 12,000.00
Tuba 3 36,000.00
d. Swine Lourdes 2 66,800.00
Cabugao 2 66,800.00
Pinamanaan 1 33,400.00
Malinao 1 33,400.00
TOTAL 373 5,144,106.09
JUBAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland/Rainfed Rice Production Package Binanuahan EMTUCABI Juban Farmers Association 9 223,064.92
Tughan 7 36,606.05
Catanagan 9 59,064.92
Corn Package Binanuahan Juban Bubay Corn Association 15 627,864.50
Aroroy 1 3,530.00
Bacolod 3 31,770.00
Buraburan 7 49,420.00
Vegetable Package Binanuahan Binanuahan Vegetable Farmer Association 30 285,195.02
Aroroy Aroroy Juban Vegetable Farmer Association 30 276,695.02
Bacolod Bacolod Vegetable Farmer Association 30 276,695.02
Buraburan Buraburan Farmer Association 30 276,695.02
Lajong Lajong Natural Vegetable Growers 30 276,695.02
Organic Agriculture Poblacion Juban Organic Farmers Producers Cooperative 30 51,437.50
Livestock
a. Goat Puting Sapa 9 1,485,000.00
Taboc 1 165,000.00
Lajong 2 330,000.00
b. Swine Bacolod 8 264,800.00
TOTAL 251 4,719,532.99
MAGALLANES
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Package Salvacion Salvacion Farmers Association 30 389,883.06
Tula Tula Norte 29 151,653.62
Biga 12 62,753.22
Cagbolo 4 20,917.74
Hubo 3 15,688.31
Pili 22 115,047.58
Vegetable Package Lapinig Lapinig Farmers Association 30 272,020.02
Tula- tula Sur Saint Anthony Farmer Association 30 272,020.02
Siuton Siuton Farmer Association 30 279,020.02
Hubo Hubo Vegetable Grower 30 272,020.02
Cagbolo Cagbolo Vegetable Grower 30 272,020.02
Organic Agriculture Anibong Anibong Growers Association 30 51,437.50
Livestock
a. Goat Tula tula Sur 3 495,000.00
Behia 1 165,000.00
Cagbolo 5 825,000.00
Hubo 4 660,000.00
b. Chicken Bacalon 26 637,037.14
Busay 14 343,020.00
c. Swine Lapinig 11 367,400.00
Tula tula Sur 9 300,600.00
TOTAL 353 5,967,538.27
MATNOG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Package Sinebaran 30 156,883.06
Lajong Lajong Farmer Association 29 384,653.62
Sisigon 2 10,458.87
Tugas 4 20,917.74
Manjumlad 35 183,030.24
Corn Package Cabagahan Cabagahan Corn & Vegetable Farmer 48 705,524.50
Bariis 1 3,530.00
Naburacan 1 3,530.00
Vegetable Package Sinebaran Sinebaran Farmers Association 30 290,095.00
Manurabi Manurabi Farmer Association 30 283,095.02
Sisigon Sisigon Farmer Association 30 283,095.02
Pawa Pawa Farmer Association 30 283,095.02
Pange Pange Farmer Association 30 283,095.02
Organic Agriculture Naburacan NAB Farmers Association 30 51,437.50
Livestock
a. Goat Tugas 3 495,000.00
Balocawe 1 165,000.00
Pawa 1 165,000.00
b. Chicken Cabagahan 9 220,512.86
Sisigon 4 98,005.71
Lajong 2 49,002.86
c. Duck Naburacan 2 24,000.00
Tugas 1 12,000.00
Pawa 2 24,000.00
Majumlad 1 12,000.00
Sisigon 3 36,000.00
d. Swine Sinebaran 2 66,800.00
Sinalmacan 2 66,800.00
Pawa 1 33,400.00
Tugas 3 100,200.00
Sisigon 4 133,600.00
TOTAL 371 4,643,762.06
PILAR
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Package Palanas 30 156,883.06
Pangpang Pangpang Farmers Association 31 720,112.49
Mabanate 10 52,294.35
Lipason 29 151,653.62
Sta. Fe 32 167,341.93
Sacnangan 31 162,112.49
Malbog 37 193,489.11
Vegetable Package Mabanate Maralitang Magsasaka Association (MMA) 30 281,544.96
Abas Abas Farmers Association 30 277,044.96
Pineda Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Mamayan ng Brgy.Pineda Para sa Pangkaunlaran at Pangkabuhayan 30 277,044.96
Malbog Brgy. Malbog Rice & Vegetable Farmers Irrigators Ass 30 277,044.96
Lourdes Lourdes Farmers Association 30 277,044.96
Organic Agriculture Poctol Poctol Backyard Farmer Association 30 60,562.50
Livestock
a. Goat Poctol 2 330,000.00
Pangpang 2 330,000.00
Malbog 1 165,000.00
b. Chicken Calpi 10 245,014.29
c. Duck Mabanate 8 96,000.00
Lipason 2 24,000.00
d. Swine Pineda 2 66,800.00
Poctol 2 66,800.00
Pangpang 1 33,340.00
Malbog 1 33,460.00
TOTAL 411 4,444,588.64
MAGDALENA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Package San Roque 15 90,941.53
San Sebastian 13 67,982.66
San Rafael San Rafael-San Roque Farmer Association 22 290,547.58
Vegetable Package Salvacion Salvacion Vegetable Growers 30 272,020.02
San Antonio San Antonio Vegetable Growers 30 272,020.02
San Eugenio San Eugenio Vegetable Farmer 30 272,020.02
San Isidro San Isidro Vegetable Grower 30 272,020.02
San Rafael Samahan ng mga Manggugulay ng San Rafael Association 30 280,520.02
Organic Agriculture Poblacion Sta. Magdalena Backyard Organic Farmer Association 30 51,437.50
Livestock
a. Goat La Esperanza 5 825,000.00
b. Chicken La Esperanza 8 196,011.43
Peñafrancia 7 171,510.00
c. Duck San Antonio 8 96,000.00
d. Swine Peñafrancia 10 334,000.00
La Esperanza 2 66,800.00
TOTAL 270 3,558,830.80

Fishery Sector

The Provincial Fisheries Office, as the lead agency in the SAAD Program implementation, work hand and hand with Provincial Agriculture Office – Fisheries Division and LGU, through the Office of Municipal Agriculture, in identifying barangays, possible individual beneficiaries, and livelihood interventions. Interviews and profiling of fisherfolks were done to gather baseline data in identifying beneficiaries for projects.

In 2018, Php 12,795,268.00 was allocated to the province for 13 identified livelihood projects, Grouper Cage Culture, Oster Culture, Non-Motorized Fiberglass Boat, Crab Entangling Nets, Fish  Pots with Sinkers, Motorized Fiberglass Boat, Squid Jigger,  Collapsible Crab Pot, Aquasilviculture, Drift Gill Net, Bottom Set Longline, Bottom Set Gill Net, and Motorized Fiberglass Boat (double engine).  There are 362 individuals and 12 groups benefited from the projects.

While in 2019, Php 10,234,114.00 budget was allotted to cater 7 identified livelihood projects, Grouper Cage Culture, Oyster Culture, Seaweed Culture, Collapsible Solar Dryer, Payao, Bangus Cage Culture, and Collapsible Crab Pot. There are 168 individuals and 9 groups who are benefitting the said projects.

2018

CASTILLA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Grouper Cage Culture Poblacion 4 16 1,034,662.00
Oyster Culture 554,080.00
Non – Motorized Fiberglass Boat 240,000.00
Crab Entangling Nets 104,000.00
TOTAL 16 1,932,742.00
DONSOL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Fish Pots with Sinkers San Rafael 10 550,000.00
Non – Motorized Fiberglass Boat 150,000.00
Motorized Fiberglass Boat Pangpang 11 440,000.00
Squid Jigger 46,800.00
TOTAL 21 1,186,800.00
JUBAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Oyster Culture Tughan and Embarcadero 35 1,212,050.00
Collapsible Crab Pot 490,000.00
Non – Motorized Fiberglass Boat 525,000.00
TOTAL 35 2,227,050.00
MATNOG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Aquasilviculture Paghuliran 10 936,460.00
Non – Motorized Fiberglass Boat Banwang Daan, Tabunan & Tablac 10 150,000.00
Motorized Fiberglass Boat (double engine) Genablan Oriental &  Sua 4 20 1,000,000.00
Drift Gill Net (Lawlawan) Genablan Oriental 1 10 213,370.00
Drift Gill Net (Palutang) Sua 1 10 545,944.00
Bottom Set Longline (small) Tabunan & Tablac 10 56,000.00
Bottom Set Longline (big) Manurabi 10
TOTAL 80 2,901,774.00
PILAR
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Oyster Culture Calpi, Pineda, San Rafael & Ginablan, Sacnangan, Banuyo, Binanuahan 48 1,662,240.00
Bottom Set Gill Net 40 915,000.00
Non – Motorized Fiberglass Boat 61
Grouper Cage San Rafael & 2 13 1,034,662.00
Ginablan
TOTAL 162 3,611,902.00
MAGDALENA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Motorized Fiberglass Boat San Bartolome, Poblacion 1, San Eugenio and San Rafael 23 920,000.00
Bottom Set Gill Net 24
Non – Motorized Fiberglass Boat 1 15,000.00
TOTAL 48 935,000.00

2019

CASTILLA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Grouper Cage Culture Poblacion 4 16 719,300.00
Oyster Culture 549,600.00
TOTAL 16 1,268,900.00
DONSOL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Seaweed Culture San Rafael   10 897,200.00
Collapsible Solar Dryer   350,000.00
Payao   420,050.00
TOTAL 10 1,667,250.00
JUBAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Oyster Culture Tughan and Embarcadero 2 35 1,202,050.00
Bangus Cage Culture 663,301.00
TOTAL 35 1,865,351.00
MATNOG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Bangus Cage Paghuliran and Purupandan 2 20 663,301.00
Grouper Cage Culture 719,300.00
TOTAL 20 1,382,601.00
PILAR
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Oyster Culture Calpi, Pineda, San Rafael & Ginablan 61 2,095,350.00
Grouper Cage Culture San Rafael 1 13 1,034,662.00
TOTAL 74 3,130,012.00
MAGDALENA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Collapsible Crab Pot San Bartolome 13 920,000.00
TOTAL 13 920,000.00

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Republic of the Philippines

William D. Dar, Ph. D.
Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Myer G. Mula, Ph. D.
Program Director

                  

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