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Municipal Profile

5.1 Municipal Profile

The municipality of LAUR was then a small barrio of Bongabon, Nueva Ecija (formerly “Santor”, the first town which was founded in the province of Nueva Ecija by the Spanish Augustinian Missionaries in the year 1636). It was formerly known as Barrio “SAN ESTEBAN” whose name was derived in honor of its patron saint, St. Stephen the King (King of Hungary). Pursuant to the Executive Order No. 98, dated December 23, 1916 issued by Hon. Francis Burton Harrison, the then Governor General of the Philippine Islands, Laur was created as municipality effective on January 1, 1917. The name LAUR was derived in honor of the wife of Gen. Manuel Tinio – Doña Laureana Tinio.

            5.1.1 Biophysical Profile

 

Geographical Location

The municipality is located on the extreme eastern part of the province and itlies within the longitude of 121° 10’ 6.63” East and latitude 15°34’ 18.04” North.  It is bounded by  Sierra Madre Mountains on the east, by municipality of Bongabon on the north, Gabaldon on the southeast, General Tinio on the south and on the western part, by the City of Palayan.

The town is approximately 145 kilometers away from Metro Manila, around 29 kilometers away from Cabanatuan City which is the Trade Center of the province, passing Palayan City, the Capital of Nueva Ecija which is about 14 kilometers away and is around 103 kilometers from the Regional Government Center, Maimpis, San Fernando City.

Laur is a third class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija which has a total area of 30,568.06 hectares of flat low land, rolling hills and forest land, divided into seventeen (17) barangays namely Poblacion I, II, III and IV in the urban area and those barangays in the rural area are Barangay Betania, Canantong, Nauzon, Pinagbayanan, Sagana, San Antonio, San Felipe, San Fernando, San Isidro, San Josep, San Juan, San Vicente and Siclong. It has a total population of 32,205 and 6,983 households as of Census Year 2010 and has an Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of 103,584,371.00.

            Laur has an approximated total road length of 123 kilometers classified into national, provincial, municipal and barangay roads in which barangay roads constitute the majority of the length of roads.

Total Area

 

NAME OF BARANGAY LAND AREA ( in Hectares ) PERCENTAGE
Poblacion I  214.30 0.70
Poblacion II  135.46 0.44
Poblacion III  255.91 0.84
Poblacion IV  141.31 0.46
Betania  339.71 1.11
Canantong  1,846.40 6.04
Nauzon  12,786.61 41.83
Pinagbayanan  391.38 1.28
Sagana  962.44 3.15
San Antonio (Pangarulong)  376.64 1.23
San Felipe  1,209.05 3.96
San Fernando  1,881.93 6.16
San Isidro  2,540.17 8.31
San Joseph  303.97 0.99
San Juan  1,209.77 3.96
San Vicente  3,113.53 10.19
Siclong  2,859.48 9.35
TOTAL 30,568.06 100.00

Table 1. Land Area by Barangay in Laur, Nueva Ecija

As shown inTable No. __ the municipality of Laur, Nueva Ecija has a total area of 30, 568.06hectares divided into its seventeen (17) barangays.

Figure 1.Land Area Distribution by Barangay

Topography

Table 2. Slope Category within Laur, Nueva Ecija.

SLOPE CATEGORY (Degrees)

LAND AREA

( in Hectares )

PERCENTAGE

0-18 (Level to Rolling) 15, 797.05 51.68
18-30 (Rolling to Hilly) 6,199.24 20.258
30-50 (Steep Hills to Mountainous) 8,036.02 26.29
50 Above (Cliff like, Stream Side, Mountainous) 535.74 1.75
TOTAL  30,568.06 100.00

 

Table __ Shows that the major share having 51.68 percent belongs to the first slope category which is Level to Rolling, a total of 15, 797.05 hectares is suitable for agricultural farming. An approximately 6,199.24 hectares that falls under the second slope category(Rolling to Hilly) is appropriate for reforestation and agro-forestry. The highest slopes categories which is 30-50°  and above can be noticed  on upland barangays such as San Fernando, Siclong, Nauzon and San Vicente where reforestation, protection and natural regeneration is desired.

Elevation


Laur is characterized by predominantly flat, with rolling hills and mountain lands. It is in mainly composed of low lands ranging from 0-200 meters above sea levels which has a portion of 38.32%. It has an elevation ranging from 60 meters above sea level (masl) to 1,760 meters above sea level (masl). The lowest elevation can be found inBarangay San Juan while the highest peak, not only in Laur, but also in Nueva Ecija,was recently explored and was called “Paasa Peak”  is located at Barangay San Vicente, close to the boundary of the Municipality of Gabaldon.

   Table 3. Elevation distribution by Barangay in Laur, Nueva Ecija

ELEVATION

(masl)

LAND AREA

( in Hectares )

PERCENTAGE

Barangay

0-200 11,714.23 38.32 Poblacion I, II, III IV, Betania, San Antonio, Canantong,Pinagbayanan, San Joseph, Sagana, San Isidro, partly Canantong,  San Juan, San Felipe, and San Fernando
200-400 8,968.27 29.34 partly San Isidro, Canantong, San Juan, San Felipe, San Fernando, Siclong and San Vicente
400-600 4,907.28 16.05 partly Nauzon, San Fernando, Siclong and San Vicente
600-800 1,841.72 6.02 partly San Fernando, Siclong, San Vicente and Nauzon
800-1000 1,081.61 3.54 partly San Fernando, Siclong and San Vicente
1000 Above 2,054.95 6.72 partly San Fernando, Siclong and San Vicente
TOTAL  30,568.06 100.00  

Climate


CLIMATIC TYPE

LAND AREA

(in Hectares)

PERCENTAGE

I  7,066.90 23.12 Two pronounced seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
III  21,023.70 68.78 Seasons are not very pronounced, relatively dry from November to April, and wet during the rest of the year.
IV  2,477.46 8.10 Rainfall is more or less evenly distributed throughout the year.
TOTAL  30,568.06 100.00  

Table 4.Climatic type in Laur, Nueva Ecija


There are four recognized climate types in the Philippines, and they are based on the distribution of rainfall (See the Philippine Climate Map at Annex ____).

Table __ shows that the Municipality has been divided to three Climate types in which majority of the climate type which has 68.78 % belongs to the third type which means seasons are not very pronounced. The first type covers the western part of the municipality that affects the barangays of Betania, PInagbayanan, San Joseph, Sagana, San Isidro, and partly Nauzon and Poblacion II. Partly, the barangays of Siclong and San Vicente, specifically, the portion of the highest elevation, belong to the fourth climate type.

According to PAGASA, the average rainfall depth of precipitation is 1,972.4 millimeters.  Compared to the national average of 2,488 millimeters, the annual depth of rainfall falling in Laur is roughly 20.72% lower.  The highest average rainfall depth is in the month of July with 402.7 millimeters of precipitation while the lowest is noted in the month of April with 4.3 millimeters.  Rainfall depth is being observed to increase steeply beginning May and ends as equally abrupt in the month of January.  The wettest month is July with 25 days of recorded significant moisture while the driest month is April with 10 days of recorded significant moisture.  The mean annual temperature is 32.2 degrees centigrade.  The hottest month is April with a mean temperature of 34.4 degrees centigrade while the coldest is the month of January with 19.3 degrees centigrade.  The annual average of relative humidity is 75% with the highest monthly average recorded in the month of August while the lowest is in the month of March.  The prevailing wind direction is north-westerly occurring in the month of October to January.  Tropical typhoon occurrence falls within 16% zone frequency.

However, deterrent factors brought by the sudden occurrence of El Niño phenomenon greatly change and affects the climatic patterns and conditions not only in Laur but also the entire province of Nueva Ecija.  El Niño phenomenon is a long period of drought that causes a dramatic decrease in the total harvest of the farming communities of Laur.  La Niña phenomenon on the other hand causes the worst disasters in the area. Heavy rains in the succeeding months also deterred the planting calendar for onions.

Vegetative Cover 


The municipality is bestowed with a wide range of vegetation. In 2003, majority (45.33%) of the vegetative cover is composed of natural grassland. Later, in 2010, land cover is composed of wooded grassland (31.66%), open forest (28.23) and cultivated lands utilized for crops annually (18.97%).

 

Watersheds and Drainage System

The major watersheds in the municipality are Cabu-Aulo Watershed, Calaanan Watershed and Coronel Watershed and there are nine (9) subwatersheds identified namely Alintutuan, Antipas, Bateria, Calaanan, Macalao, Marinat, Mekaliki, Palanas and Talictic. Coronel River is the major river and serves as the main source of water in the municipality for irrigation. The main drainage outlet of the community is the Pampanga River.  It is the converging point of intermittent and permanent streams and creeks flowing from the higher area.  Most of these streams and creeks flow north to the Pampanga River.

Hazard areas


There are 4 fault lines within the municipality of Laur, Nueva Ecija. The susceptible barangaysare San Antonio-Siclong with 3.07 km faultline, San Fernando with 2.10 km faultline and San Antonio-Siclong-SanVicente with 7.71 km faultline where these faults run parallel with the Coronel River. Barangay Nauzon  has an approximate 6.96 kilometers faultline.

About an area of 4, 453.02 hectares located along the creeks and the Coronel River, has high susceptibility to flooding and an area about 14,393.23 hectares. Flood susceptible areas are barangays of Betania, San San Antonio, Poblacion IV, Pinagbayanan, and partly San Fernando, Siclong and San Vicente where the Faultlines are situated. Denuded mountains especially in Barangay San Vicente is aggravated by the recent Super Typhoon Lando. It brought up flash floods that subsequently resulted to unexpected loss of properties, crops and livestock as well as temporary isolation of some barangays.

Erosion is very high in areas that lie along the stream paths. Subsequent floods brought by super typhoons  left a number of farmers less fortunate, either crops were washed away or have been covered with soil and gravels.

 

The upland areas, normally have high slopes, thus, have a very high susceptibility to landslide. Affected barangays are San Vicente, Siclong, San Fernando and Nauzon, partly, barangay San Isidro, Sagana, Canantong, San Juan and San Felipe.

 

5.1.2. Socio-Economic and Cultural Profile

Political Subdivision (Brgys. &Sitios)


            The municipality has seventeen (17) barangays, in which only four (4)of theseare urban barangays.

Table 5.  Land Area Distribution per Barangay in Laur, Nueva Ecija

NAME OF BARANGAY

LAND AREA

( in Hectares )

PERCENTAGE

URBAN
Poblacion I 214.30 0.70
Poblacion II 135.46 0.44
Poblacion III 255.91 0.84
Poblacion IV 141.31 0.46
Sub Total 746.98 2.44
 
RURAL
Betania 339.71 1.11
Canantong 1,846.40 6.04
Nauzon 12,786.61 41.83
Pinagbayanan 391.38 1.28
Sagana 962.44 3.15
San Antonio (Pangarulong) 376.64 1.23
San Felipe 1,209.05 3.96
San Fernando 1,881.93 6.16
San Isidro 2,540.17 8.31
San Joseph 303.97 0.99
San Juan 1,209.77 3.96
San Vicente 3,113.53 10.19
Siclong 2,859.48 9.35
Sub Total 2,9821.08 97.56
TOTAL 30,568.06 100.00

Majority of the Municipal Land belongs to rural areas which is 97.56 percent share in its Total Land while there is only 2.44 percent from the urban area.

Demography

Population Size and Distribution


Laur covers seventeen (17) barangays and has a total population of 32,205and a total of 7,481households as based on 2010Census Population with an annual growth rate of 1.82. Record shows that the Municipality of Laur is a Tagalog speaking town. About 74.13 of the total population speaks Tagalog while 25.18% of it speaks Ilocano. The remaining population of about 0.69% speaks other dialects like Bikol, Cebuano, Ibaloi, Kankaney, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Waray and other dialects. An approximate population of 554 Indigenous People with 127 households situated in Barangay Nauzon and San Isidro which belongs to the tribe of Kankanaey

Table 6. Household and Population by Urban and Rural Barangaysand Average Household Size, Laur, Nueva Ecija

BARANGAY POPULATION % No. ofHHs Average HH Size
URBAN
Poblacion I 2,511 7.80 549 4.57
Poblacion II 1,237 3.84 327 3.78
Poblacion III 1,381 4.29 315 4.38
Poblacion IV 2,892 8.98 706 4.10
Sub Total 8,021 24.91 1,897 4.23
 
RURAL
Betania 577 1.79 124 4.65
Canantong 2,231 6.93 524 4.26
Nauzon 807 2.51 156 5.17
Pinagbayanan 1,699 5.28 375 4.53
Sagana 2,826 8.78 690 4.10
San Antonio (Pangarulong) 351 1.09 84 4.18
San Felipe 1,784 5.54 400 4.46
San Fernando 2,722 8.45 625 4.36
San Isidro 3,230 10.03 680 4.75
San Joseph 1,576 4.89 350 4.50
San Juan 1,752 5.44 390 4.49
San Vicente 1,783 5.54 452 3.94
Siclong 2846 8.84 734 3.88
Sub Total 24,184 75.09 5,584 4.33
TOTAL 32,205 100.00 7,481 4.30

Source: National Statistical Coordination Board 2010

Table 7. Household and Population by Age Group and Sex, Laur, Nueva Ecija


AGE GROUP BOTH SEXES MALE FEMALE
All Ages 32,182 16,539 15,643
Under 1 762 394 368
1-4 2,992 1,543 1,449
5-9 3,569 1,868 1,701
10-14 3,510 1,804 1,706
15-19 3.246 1,723 1,523
20-24 2,750 1,409 1,341
25-29 2,395 1,225 1,170
30-34 2,410 1,239 1,171
35-39 2,181 1,151 1,030
40-44 2,017 1,065 952
45-49 1,643 865 778
50-54 1,250 632 618
55-59 1,119 565 554
60-64 844 423 421
65-69 554 240 314
70-74 413 179 234
75-79 269 96 173
80 years old and over 258 118 140
0-17 12,829 6,688 6,141
18 years old and over 19,353 9,851 9,502
       

Source: Census of Population 2010

Table 8. Household and Population 5 Years Old and Over by Sex, Place of Residence and Place of Residence 5 Years Ago, Laur, Nueva Ecija

Sex HH Population 5yrs. Old and Over Place of Residence Place of Residence 5 Years Ago
Same Municipality Other Municipality Same Province Other Province Foreign Country Unknown
Both Sexes 28,428 27,962 143 259 57 7
Male 14,602 14,376 68 130 25 3
Female 13,826 13,586 75 129 32 4
             

Source: Census of Population 2010

5.1.3 Major Livelihood Sources


Economic activities of the people of Laur is basically centered in agriculture.  Farming is the main source of income. Rice and onions are the primary crops raised in the community. Secondary crops planted by farmers includes corn, cassava, garlic, vegetables and other root crops. Other families are engaged in backyard poultry and livestock raising.  Some started to venture in inland fisheries (Tilapia Culture) and agro-forestry.  Rolling hills and barren mountain lands provide year round supply of cogon and bugsok (buho) as a source of livelihood for upland farmers.

Some populace get involved in small scale mining as their source of income  because Laur is blessed with plenty of natural mineral resources such as feldspar (white clay), kaolin, talc and ball clay (all best for ceramics making), manganese, trace of gold and bountiful deposit of good class aggregates (gravel and sand).

Presently, the LGU of Laur has its own livelihood programs. Among these are the hog and cattle raising which is being conducted through animal dispersal program.

Agriculture


A share of18.97% of the total land area is utilizedfor agriculture. This accounts for about 5,799.93 hectares listed as follows:

Table 9. Crop Distribution of Agricultural Areas in Laur, Nueva Ecija.

ANNUAL CROPS Area (Ha.) Percentage
Palay 4,777.0 82.36
Bitter Melon (Ampalaya) 38.75 0.67
Tomato 42.50 0.73
String Beans (Sitaw) 67.00 1.16
Squash 45.50 0.78
Eggplant 53.25 0.92
Okra 37.75 0.65
White Squash (Upo) 8.50 0.15
Chili 48.50 0.84
Chinese Cabbage (Pechay) 68.00 1.17
Luffa (Patola) 10.50 0.18
Dragon Fruit 6.50 0.11
Winged Bean (Sigarilyas) 3.25 0.06
Onion 411.90 7.10
Garlic 0.75 0.01
Sweet Potato 230.00 3.97
Taro (Gabi) 30.50 0.53
Ginger 5.50 0.09
Cassava 2.50 0.04
Corn 111.00 1.91
     

            Source: Municipal Agriculture Office Annual Report 2015

About 82.36% of the total agricultural land is used for rice crops Rest of the agricultural area is planted with high value crops, root crops and corn. Majority of the area is being provided irrigation by the Pinagbaryuhan Irrigators Association (PIA), others were supplied by spring waters, rivers, creeks and/or groundwater using pumping systems.

 

Table 10. Agricultural Land Data per Barangay in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Name of Barangay Area (Ha.) Number of Farmers
Irrigated Non-irrigated Irrigated Non-irrigated
Poblacion I* 102 68
Poblacion II* 88 59
Poblacion III* 103 68
Poblacion IV* 109 77
Betania 169 85
Canantong* 210 35 103 30
Nauzon 96 70
Pinagbayanan* 161 102
Sagana* 188 60 119 29
San Antonio  211 15 127 13
San Felipe 48 14 33 16
San Fernando 215 65 138 63
San Isidro 146 11 160 12
San Josep* 129 43 138 25
San Juan* 129 12 124 15
San Vicente 55 101 23 31
Siclong 20 48 25 46
TOTAL 2,179 419 1,507 283

Note: (*) Barangays irrigated by Pinagbaryuhan Irrigators Association

Source: Municipal Agriculture Office Annual Report 2015

There are 1,790 farmers in Laur and according to the data from the Municipal Socio Economic Profile of Laur CY 2010, there are 7,235 individuals who are agricultural workers.

 

Livestock Production                                                    


The most common pasture animals being raised within the municipality are carabaos and goats to support the livelihood of farmers. Others were raising hogs and chickens in their backyards. On the other hand there were commercial poultries and piggeries, located in rural areas, proving the needs in the market.

The municipality also has efforts on providing livelihood on farmers and/or residents in terms of livestock production through the Hogs, Goats and Cattle Raising Project. A total of 45 individuals from random barangays have been benefitted in this project.

Table 11. Beneficiaries of Livestock Dispersal Program by Barangay in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Name of Barangay No. of Beneficiaries
Poblacion I 9
Poblacion II 2
Poblacion III 1
Poblacion IV 9
Betania 1
Canantong 7
Nauzon
Pinagbayanan 2
Sagana 3
San Antonio 
San Felipe
San Fernando 2
San Isidro 2
San Josep 1
San Juan 2
San Vicente
Siclong 4
TOTAL 45 

Source: Municipal Veterinary Office as of 2016

Business and Trade 


Businesses within the municipality are usually considered as Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and commonly owned by sole proprietor. These businesses are shortlisted to provide the basic needs in small quantitieson the communities where they belong yet with the advantage of having the trade center of the provinceclose by, some residents desire to take chances on buying in bulk from the city. Some services are not offered within the municipality so people tend to seek these services from neighboring towns and citiies.

Table 12. Business Establishments in Laur, Nueva Ecija

BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT PER CATEGORY Total No.
WHOLESALE & RETAIL STORE
Sari-Sari Store / Grocery 375
School Supplies 84
Groceries/Gen. Merchandise 124
Dry Goods 93
Rice Stall 65
Meat Stalls 63
Vegetable/Fruit Stalls 56
Lumber and Hardware/Construction 4
Appliance Center & Furniture 3
Onion & Garlic Trading 14
Flower Shop 1
Footwear 14
Aluminum/Glass Supply 2
Paint Center 2
Wedding Gallery 3
Coconut Grinder, Egg & Dried Fish Retailer 76
Candy Store 162
Bagoong Store 119
Battery Shop 46
Cellphone Accessories 9
Glassware 2
Toy Store 7
LPG Store 29
Peanut Stall 5
Direct Selling 43
Soft drinks Dealer 12
Restaurant/Carinderia/Eatery 25
Refreshment 7
Food Products, Pastries & Baked Shop 23
Burger Stand 2
Resort/Swimming Pool 1
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Pawnshops 5
Banks 2
Lending Institution 5
Money Remittance 3
Money Changer 3
REAL ESTATE RENTING & BUSINESS ACTIVITY
Apartment , Space Rental/Dormitory 1
HEALTH & SOCIAL WORKS
Medical/Dental Clinic 4
AGRICULTURAL SERVICES
Palay Buying Station 12
Agricultural-Poultry/Farm Supply 11
Seed Center/Seed Grower 5
Rice Mill/ Mini Cono 17
Fish Hatchery 1
Poultry/Piggery Farm 28
OTHER COMMUNITY, SOCIAL & PERSON
Beauty Parlor/Salon 9
Barber Shop 9
Electronic / Cellphone Repair Shop 4
Motorcycle Dealer 2
Motorcycle, Bicycle & Electronic Parts 8
Junk Shop 3
Drug Store 4
Videoke Bar 10
Photo /Video Coverage 4
Funeral Parlor 2
Printing, Graphics & Design Services 2
Gas Station 2
Copying Center/Xerox 9
Internet Café 10
Refilling Station 3
Carwash 2
Cockpit Arena 1
Construction Supply 2
Telecommunication 3
Sash Factory 1
Plants/Garden 1
Party Needs 2
Herbal Pesticide 1
Trucking 13
Welding Shop 21
Tailoring 21

Source: Municipal Records 2010

Labor Force and Employment


 A total of 19, 872 individuals, according to 2010 records, belong to the labor force, these are population who are 15 years old and over. Among the labor force, 53.4 percent were employed and 46.5 were not. Possible reasons for unemployment is education and minority.

Table 13. Labor Force Population by Sex and Employment Status in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Sex HH Population 15yrs. Old and Over Employed Percentage Unemployed Percentage
Both Sexes 19,872 10,633 53.4 9,239 46.5
Male 10,306 8,406 81.6 1,900 18.4
Female 9,566 2,227 23.3 7,339 76.7
           

Source: National Statistics Office/Municipal Records 2010

Table 14. Overseas Workers for the Past Five Years in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Year Total No. of Overseas Workers Employed Percentage
2005 50
2006 125 75 150
2007 250 125 100
2008 240 -10 -4
2009 325 85 35
     

Source: Primary Data /Barangay Census 2010

Socialand Infrastructure Services

Education Services


Laur has 17 elementary schools and 4 secondary schools (including 1 private school offering primary and secondary education)which attend to the educational necessities of the whole municipality.

Table 15. Education Facilities by Barangay in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Name of Barangay Name of Primary Schools Name of Secondary Schools
Poblacion I Laur Central School Saint Stephen’s  Academy (Private)
Poblacion II
Poblacion III Laur West Elementary School Ricardo Dizon Canlas Agricultural School
Poblacion IV
Betania Betania Elementary School
Canantong Canantong Elementary School
Nauzon Nauzon  Elementary School
Pinagbayanan Pinagbayanan Elementary School
Sagana Sagana Elementary School Jorge M. Padilla National High School
San Antonio  San Antonio Elementary School
San Felipe San Felipe Elementary School
San Fernando San Fernando Elementary School
San Isidro Casa Real Pre-Elementary School
  San Isidro Elementary School
  Mainit Primary School
San Josep San Joseph Elementary School
San Juan San Juan Elementary School
San Vicente San Vicente Elementary School
Siclong Siclong Elementary School Hilario Hermosa Memorial High School
Total 17 4

Source: Municipal Records 2015

Health and Medical Services


The municipality of Laur has been operating a Rural Health Unit which provides medical services to the whole population. All seventeen (17) barangays has a Barangay Health Unit.  There are also two (2) private medical clinics and three (3) private dental clinics. Five (5) Pharmacies supply the medical supplies , two (2) Funeral Parlors and 5 Cemeteries including one (1) private from 4 different barangays.

Public Safety Services


            Laur is one of the towns in the province having the lowest crime rate of 6%, however, peace and order is being sustained by Philippine National Police with a ratio of 1:860 to the population. The newly constructed PNP Laur Station is now located along Tablang-Gabaldon Road, Baranagay Canantong near the new Municipal Hall. The police force is equipped with 2 vehicles and 2 motorcycles roving within the municipal areas.

Bureau of Fire Protection Laur is also in partnership with the PNP, equipped with 1 Fire Truck and has reported to have just one (1) case of fire incident per year.With the support of Barangay Bantay Bayan, peace and security is maintained throughout the communities.

Social Welfare Services


Table 16. Day Care Centers by Barangay and Sitios in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Name of Barangay No. of Day Care Centers Name of Day Care Center
Poblacion I 1 Barangay I Day Care Center
Poblacion II 1 Barangay II Day Care Center
Poblacion III 1 Barangay III Day Care Center
Poblacion IV 1 Barangay IV Day Care Center
Betania 1 Barangay Betania Day Care Center
Canantong 3 Canantong, Sitio Balubaran and Sitio Paludpod Day Care Center
Nauzon 1 Nauzon Day Care Center
Pinagbayanan 1 Barangay Pinagbayanan Day Care Center
Sagana 2 Barangay Sagana, Barrio Site Day Care Center
San Antonio  1 Barangay San Antonio Day Care Center
San Felipe 2 Barangay San Felipe Upper and  San Felipe Lower  Day Care Center
San Fernando 1 San Fernando Day Care Center
San Isidro 5 Barangay Isidro Sitio Bayog, Sitio Casareal, Centro, Sitio Mainit  and Sitio Pantoc Day Care Center
San Josep 2 Barangay San Joseph Day Care CenterI and II
San Juan 2 Barangay San Juan and  San Juan Sitio Day Care Center
San Vicente 1 Barangay San Vicente Day Care Center
Siclong 2 Barangay Siclong Day Care Center I and  II
Total 28  

Source: Municipal Social Welfare and Development Report 2015

Infrastructures Services


Laur has an approximate length of 123 kilometersRoad Network, having 63.43 kilometers of barangay roads which shares the majority of the network, an approximate of 37.08 kilometers of provincial road, 12.69 kilometers of national road and 9.36 kilometers of municipal roads. The municipality has two (2) Small Water Impounding System located atBarangays San Vicente and Siclong, a Dam located at Barangay San Juan along Coronel River and   total twenty-five (25) Bridges within the boundaries of the municipality.

 

Table 17. 2007 Road Network of Laur, Nueva Ecija

Road Category Length of Roads
Concrete ( km ) Asphalt ( km ) Gravel ( km ) Earth ( km ) Sub-Total ( km )
Municipal   6.774 1.100   1.486  9.360
Barangay   6.118 1.305 42.370 13.638 63.431
Provincial  5.468 0.170 26.535   4,902 37.075
National 12.685 12.685
Total 31.045 2.575 70.391 18.540 122.551

Source:  Municipal Engineering Office – Laur, Nueva Ecija, 2007

Table 18. 2008 Existing Bridges by Length and Locationin Laur, Nueva Ecija

LOCATION NAME OF BRIDGE/CREEK ROAD NAME LENGTH(LM) CATEGORY
San Vicente San Vicente Creek Bato Ferry to Olivetti Road 18.00 Provincial
Siclong Matian Creek Bato Ferry to Olivetti Road 10.00 Provincial
San Fernando Camumo Creek Bato Ferry to Olivetti Road 20.00 Provincial
San Antonio Villa Bridge San Antonio to Bantug Road 11.00 Barangay
Betania Betania Bridge Betania to Pinagbayanan Road 4.00 Barangay
Betania Santor Bridge Santor to Betania Road 12.00 Barangay
Pinagbayanan Marinat Bridge 2 Sagana to Pinagbayanan Road 10.00 Barangay
Sagana Panaulo Bridge Sagana to Nauzon Road 12.00 Provincial
San Isidro Pantoc Bridge Sagana to Nauzon Road 8.00 Provincial
San Isidro Bayug Creek Sagana to Nauzon Road 22.00 Provincial
San Isidro Matatalahib Bridge Sagana to Nauzon Road 21.00 Provincial
San Isidro Palanas Creek Sagana to Nauzon Road 10.00 Provincial
San Isidro Burac 1 Creek San Isidro to San Josep Road 12.00 Provincial
San Isidro Burac 2 Creek San Isidro to San Josep Road 10.00 Provincial
San Isidro Labne Creek San Isidro to San Josep Road 12.00 Provincial
San Josep Pintol Creek San Isidro to San Josep Road 24.00 Provincial
Nauzon Nauzon 1 Creek Sagana to Nauzon Road 9.00 Provincial
Nauzon Nauzon 2 Creek Sagana to Nauzon Road 6.00 Provincial
Sagana Marinat Bridge 1 Tablang – Gabaldon Road 45.70 National
Bilic Bilic Bridge Tablang – Gabaldon Road 6.90 National
Culiat Carimot Bridge Tablang – Gabaldon Road 11.90 National
San Juan San Juan Bridge 1 Tablang – Gabaldon Road 7.00 National
San Juan San Juan Bridge 2 Tablang – Gabaldon Road 27.00 National
San Juan San Juan Bridge 3 Tablang – Gabaldon Road 24.00 National
San Felipe Bato Ferry Bridge Tablang – Gabaldon Road 275.00 National
 

Source:  Municipal Engineering Office2008

 Transportation System


The Municipality of Laur is accessible by land from Manila through buses plying the following routes: Manila-Cabanatuan, Manila-San Jose City-Tuguegarrao via Maharlika Highway and passing the Tablang-Gabaldon-Dingalan Highway. Public utility and privately owned vehicles serve as the transportation of the whole community. Laur Transport Service Cooperatives, Inc. (LTSC) is the existing jeepney operator that provides daily transportation service from Laur to Cabanatuan City and vice versa. Transport buses such as LBD Transport, Dingalan Express, Baliwag Transit, and other passenger jeepneys and vans travelling from Cabanatuan to Gabaldon and Dingalan, Aurora serve as the alternate means. The tricycle operators and drivers associations such as LATODA, CATODA and SATODA serve as the local means of transportation. Most farmers rely on the use of their locally fabricated hand tractors as practical means of transportation.

Power Supply and Electrification


            The Nueva Ecija Electric Cooperative II-Area 2 has been distributing the electricity for the municipality.

Table 19. Areas Served with Electricity by Barangay in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Name of Barangay Number of Served Household
Poblacion 1,698
Betania
Canantong 246
Nauzon
Pinagbayanan 372
Sagana 464
San Antonio
San Felipe 125
San Fernando 492
San Isidro
San Josep 178
San Juan 284
San Vicente 318
Siclong 598
Total 4,775

Source: Nueva Ecija Electric Cooperative II- Area 2, 2016

Water Supply


Laur Water System has been providing water supply within ten (10) barangaysthese are Poblacion area, Pinagbayanan, San Felipe, San Fernando, San Juan, San Vicente and Siclong. However, there is an ongoing construction of Pumping Station within BarangaySagana and San Joseph. Pumping Stations are located in strategic places and there is continuous effort to deliver the needs of the entire municipality.

Table 20. Household Served with Water Supply by Barangay in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Name of Barangay Number of Served Households
Poblacion I 381
Poblacion II 285
Poblacion III 227
Poblacion IV 396
Betania
Canantong
Nauzon
Pinagbayanan 262
Sagana *
San Antonio 
San Felipe 276
San Fernando 300
San Isidro
San Josep *
San Juan 120
San Vicente 328
Siclong 435
TOTAL 3,010

Source: Laur Water System 2016

Communication Systems


Three (3) top communication companies such as Smart Communications, Globe Telecom Inc. and Sun Cellular network are presently operating and maintaining their cellular towers situated within the municipality. Mobiles phones are the most practical way to avail the easiest personal communication.

Irrigation Systems


 Pinagbaryuhan Irrigators Association provides the irrigation to Nine barangays which composes the majority of the agricultural areas namely Poblacion I, II, III IV, Canantong, Pinagbayanan, Sagana, San Josep and San Juan. Other barangays are being supplied by spring waters, rivers, creeks ang ground water with the help of irrigation pumps.

The current irrigation facilities are capable or irrigating about 1,100 hectares out of the total area of 2, 598 hectares for rice, onion and corn or42.34% of the area.

Flood Control Systems


There are identified barangays that are prone to flooding because of their location, usually near the riverbanks, creeks and possible waterways. Earth dikes with gabion are constructed to lessen flooding caused by overflows.

Table 21. List of Flood Control Structures in Laur, Nueva Ecija

Flood Control Structure Location
San Fernando Gabion Dike along Camumo Creek
San Vicente Gabion Dike along Alintutuan Creek
Barangay IV Concrete and Gabion Dike along Coronel River
San Juan Gabion  Dike along Coronel River