Meet Our Community
Barangay Siari is a rural barangay located 12 kilometers away from downtown Sindangan. As of 2019, a total of 3,992 individuals divided into 665 households are registered at the Department of Health, making it the second most populated barangay in the Municipality of Sindangan.
It is hemmed on the north by Barangay Nipaan, on the south by Barangay Bago, on the east by Barangay Imelda, and on the west by the Sulu Sea. It covers approximately 1,096.89 hectares of land divided into seven puroks.
COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH PLANS
The medical students decided that the framework ought to be a sailing ship as it symbolizes that we are about to embark on a long journey with the community. Additionally, Sindangan is considered as the fishing capital of Zamboanga del Norte and most people of Siari are fishermen.
The ship or the boat is Siari itself. The sail represents the diversity within the barangay wherein different cultures and dialect are present. More importantly, the medical students are in the process of blending in the diverse culture of Siari. The condition of the boat refers to the social determinants of health and a defect or hole in the boat means that the community is susceptible to health problems. The prioritized problems by the community have a potential of drowning the community when unaddressed. The people in the community will make an effort in procuring materials that will block the holes, while the medical students assist them in finding and gathering the necessary materials to make the materials possible. The act of assistance by the medical students gives the people of Siari the empowerment to own their solutions to problems they have. With a fixed boat, Siari is now ready to embark on a long journey without the the need of the assistance of the medical students in the long run.