Gov. Ramon V. Guico III
Mayor Jesster Allan B. Valenzuela

Physical / Infrastructure Resources

Illi iti Balay iti Burgos

Burgos has a total road length of 190.383 kilometers. This length consists of National roads (12.4 km), Provincial roads (23.42 km), Municipal roads (7.879 km), and Barangay roads (146.684 km). The national road is the Matias- Guiang road. More of the roads are barangay roads (77.05%). The provincial roads comprise 12.30% of the total road network, followed by the national roads at 6.51% and finally the municipal roads at 4.14%.

Most of the provincial and municipal roads have already been concreted (80% of the provincial and 85% for the municipal roads. On the other hand, 96% of the12.4 km stretch of national roads is asphalted. Many of the barangay roads which comprise a greater proportion of the road network are still paved with gravel. 20% of the barangay roads are concrete, 1% is asphalted and 70% is gravel.  The remaining 9% of barangay roads remain to be dirt roads.

The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) is social welfare arm within the Municipality of Burgos that facilitates  the implementation of welfare programs for the disadvantaged women, children, families, persons with disabilities, the elderly, victims of disaster, interventions for children in conflict with law (CICL) which would eliminate or minimize the ill-effects of poverty. With regard to the social welfare facilities, services and clientele of Burgos, the MSWDO in 2010 has been helping the residents (222 households) of Brgys. Sapa Grande, Sapa Pequena and Tambacan earn income by extending farm equipment to them.

A long term program of cases on Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL), Child Abuse, Domestic Violence were implemented through case study/interventions pursuant to R.A. 9344 or the “Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006”, R. A. 9262 or the “Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004”, and R.A. 7192 or the “Women in Development and Nation Building”. These programs were extended to selected residents of the municipality.

It is notable that for the past several years, in terms of the number of clienteles being served by the various social projects of the Local Government Unit thru the MSWDO beneficiaries have increased. This is especially true for the program meant for the senior citizens of Burgos. From 2,582 beneficiaries in 2010, it increased to 2,789 beneficiaries in 2011 and went up again in 2012 with 2,996 beneficiaries. The program meant for persons with disabilities (PWDs) also increased in terms of the number of beneficiaries. From 280 PWDs in 2010 it went up to 288 PWDs in 2011 and 485 PWDs in 2012. The 2012 data on PWD’s in the municipality came from the 2012 survey taken from all the barangays where from the total 98 individuals are hearing challenged, 161 are visually challenged, 41 are speech challenged, 94 have orthopedic disabilities, and 91 have multiple disabilities. The coverage of the program called the “Philhealth parasaMasa” likewise slightly improved in the three year period, 2,238 beneficiaries in 2010, but it went down to 1,648 in 2011 but increased again to 2,479 in 2012. Children who benefitted from the “Early Childhood Care Program – Day Care Services” also increased for the three year period under consideration (2010 to 2012). Included in this program are the daily supplemental feeding (2-day fresh milk with bread and 3-day hot meal) to pre-schoolers were provided.

Electricity is supplied through PANELCO 1 or Pangasinan Electric Cooperative. Of the 4238 households, slightly more than half (54.22%) are electrified. Of the households with electricity, 652 are in urban areas while 1,646 are in the rural barangays primarily because the rural parts are greater in area than the urban and thus contain more households. With respect to the proportions, 99.39% of the urban households are served as compared to the rural households (45.60% of the total rural households served). Thus, a greater proportion (54.10%) of the rural households still does not have electricity.

Most of the connections are domestic (2,107 connections) accounting for 70.12% of the total power consumption. There is only one industrial connection but it already accounts for 15.69% of the electric consumption. Commercial consumers account for 6.88% of the total energy consumption and close behind are the connections in public building where there are 59 connections. With connections almost half of the commercial, the users for public connections almost have the same level of power consumption. Streetlights which are also public connections account for only .58% of total power use.

Potable water is very scarce in the municipality of Burgos. Most of the households still tap into Level 1 water supply system. Level 1 water system comprises of Improved Springs, Deep Wells, and Shallow wells. Of the households having a Level 1 water supply system, more of them get their water from Deep wells. Sapa Pequena has the most proportion (66%) of households sourcing water from deep wells followed by Sapa Grande (52%) of households and San Vicente (41% of households). There are also 11 households who reportedly get water from improved springs.Level 2 water supply consists of pumps and communal faucets. There is only one recorded pump serving the needs of 205 households in barangay Ilio-Ilio.As for the Level 3 waterworks system, there are a total of 368 connections to the local water district. Of these connections, 11 are commercial and 357 are domestic. Average water consumption by the households is 4.6cu.m./month while the commercial users consume an average of 12cu.m/month.

Basic communications technologies are in place in Burgos. Their primary postal service is that which is operated by the government. There are no private firms that provide postal services or even express delivery. The rest of the information and communications technology is provided by the private sector. DIGITEL is the only company offering telephone services although more predominant in usage are the mobile phones. There are three firms that have transmission sites in Burgos. These are Smart, Globe, and Sun Cellular. Internet services are very limited with more of the population depending on household or personal broadband connection.

The municipality operates a controlled open dumpsite located at Barangay San Miguel with an area of 4.495 hectares. The municipal dumpsite has one (1) caretaker in-charge of maintaining the said facility. A 6-wheeler municipal dump truck with a capacity of 15 cubic meter of trash brings in on a daily basis wastes coming from Brgy. Poblacion. The other barangays not serviced by the dump truck does their own composting at their sites. In 2012, the LGU has submitted a Municipal Waste Management Plan to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the dumpsite to be accredited by the DENR which will ensure that the dumpsite will follow strict environmental standards. In order to allow easy access to the dumpsite, Dr. ClementinoErmitaño donated a 600 square meter road right of way (RROW) to the LGU.

Also located at the dumpsite is a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) which is around 100 square meters in area. The MRF facility has a bio-reactor and a shredder acquired in 2012. The equipment is still in good condition and is functioning well. The capacity to process garbage on a daily basis for this MRF is half tons of garbage. 

The methods of disposal used are composting, segregation,and collection. As of the present time, segregation of waste is done at source. Landfills are used to cover the waste materials brought to the dumpsite. The road leading to the dumpsite is already concreted which can be convenient to use for the dump truck especially during the rainy season.