A Community I Love

I grow up in a barangay (community) that is surrounded by different people, consist of a Christian and a Muslim. For me this is the COMMUNITY I LOVE, regardless of what other people think of my community I can say that I am proud of my place. 


The biggest barangay — 466 hectares—Barangay Bucana is a business and tourism haven. Times Beach, the city’s lone public beach has become a major tourist destination. Sandawa Road and Quimpo Blvd. are major business districts.  Responding to basic public services to its big population and large area has prompted the barangay to spread its wings. Barangay Bucana is the lone barangay that has two Barangay Halls: Barangay Bucana in Quezon Trading Blvd. to serve coastal constituents and SIR Barangay Hall in Sandawa Road to serve inland residents.  The name of the barangay is derived from the Spanish word “Voca” meaning mouth, the outlet of the Davao River, the city’s biggest river.


My barangay is bounded by the Davao Gulf to the East, Barangay 21 to the North, Barangay 37-D to Northwest for Bucana proper, across the Lt. Edward Bolton Bridge and at the east side is the Agro Industrial Foundation Colleges of the Philippines, a west upgrading area towards Gov. Sebastian Generoso Bridge, then to Ateneo Elementary and High School Campus, east side of Mc Arthur highway then passing three blocks towards Mercado Area then to Times Beach and Muslim Village thru Emar’s Beach Resort, North of Times Beach is the Isla Suerte Area, then to the mouth of Davao River passing the new accretion land, the Malamboon.


BUCANA E-TRIKE
Photo by  ROGER MONTANO BALANZA




During our 23rd Founding Anniversary last April 10, 2012, 
our Barangay captain Robert Olanolan led us in the celebration,   joined by Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and other city officials during its culminating events. Photo credit to ROGER MONTANO BALANZA.

We had so many activities that time, Muslims and Christians join together to have a great salo-salo

Sugbang-isda sa Barangay
Photo credit to ROGER MONTANO BALANZA


Lechonan sa Barangay
Photo credit to ROGER MONTANO BALANZA

A celebration with great laughter and fun.  As in we all are BUSOG!*

I LOVE MY COMMUNITY.


*BUSOG means FULL, SATISFIED

2 comments:

rom salvar Says:

I am proud to be a DABAWENYO! ^^

Raine Pal Says:

Indeed! :)

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