Republic of the Philippines
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL

Infrastructures

Major Circulation Network

  • Total road network – 410.42 km (barangay roads – 166.24 km; city roads – 219.26 km.; national roads – 24.921 km.)
  • Type of construction:
    • Concrete – 43.715 km.
    • Asphalt – 366.83 km.

Water Supply

  • Water resources of the city is not much abundant in some barangays.
  • Urban areas in Babak and Samal Districts depend their sources of water through submersible pumps and some on deep or shallow wells.
  • Most urban barangays are in the Level III.
  • There are some parts in the Island particularly barangays of Kaputian District acquired water sources from developed springs.
  • The major water supply service providers in the City primarily composed of the local water district known as Island Garden City of Samal Water District (IGaCoS Water District) and the barangay-based Barangay Water System Association (BAWASA) created by the Barangay Government under the management and control of the barangay council.
  • Of the forty six (46) barangays in the entire city, IGaCoS Water District is currently providing Level III water supply services among the twenty-one (21) barangays benefiting the total of 7,165 households served while the twenty-five (25) remaining barangays are being provided with water supply services under BAWASAs.
  • The City’s 22,067 total number of households as of 2014 were able to avail of water supply services through various types of service connections from the water service providers available in each barangay.
  • An estimated total of 16, 602 HHs have availed of water supply services provided by BAWASAs, Water Associations or any private sector utilizing the existing 49 spring sources and 68 deep wells within its jurisdiction.

Power Supply

  • The power source of the city is supplied by two companies namely: Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (DANECO) and the Davao Light Company.
  • DANECO power source is the Mindoro Grid that can supply an 8- megawatt with 6 generator sets while the marine cable of the Davao Light Company can supply 1 megawatt load for six barangays are supplied by the DANECO.
  • The four barangays of Talicud Island obtained their electric power through the old electric power generator from Babak District manage by the National Power Corporation.

Communication Facilities

  • World Class telecommunication infrastructures are among the best in the country; 59 telecommunication towers are present in the City (6 - Globe, 4 - Smart, 3 - Sun Towers and radio repeater of Radio ni Juan radio network.
  • The various print media circulating in Island Garden City of Samal are IGaCoS Newsletter, Sunstar Davao, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Brigada, Bandera and Mindanao Sun Chronicle mostly distributed in the Poblacion areas.
  • There were 13,200 copies of IGaCoS Newsletter distributed by the local government to all the offices and in the barangays.
  • The other print papers were owned by private companies with only limited copies circulating and mostly are subscribed copies of the government particularly Brigada, Bandera and Mindanao Sun Chronicle and the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a national paper. These papers usually came from Davao City and Tagum City.
  • Despite limitation to access in print media, the local government is connected to internet wherein information can be access through different websites- www.samalcity.gov.ph, Turismo Samal and through Facebook, Instagram, and twitter.
  • Unfortunately, being a small city, no communication service facilities like television network, radio station and cable are available in the island.
  • Being near to a highly urbanized City of Metro Davao, contributed to absence of company who invest in this field of services.
  • The Philippine Postal Office operates in the city.
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