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Municipal Profile - Daet,
Land transportation is the primary means of transporting people, goods and services from the barangays to the town proper of Daet. The municipal proper is being linked to its different barangays by the municipality’s major roads, namely the Maharlika Highway. It has a total length of 25.50 kilometers stretching from the boundary of the municipality of Daet to the Camarines Norte - Camarines Sur boundary. The Mangcamagong provincial road has a total length of 9.46 kilometers, stretching from the municipal boundary of Basud and Mercedes to the junction of Maharlika highway.
For inter-province land transport, visitors from Manila can take an eight hour bus ride through South Maharlika Highway. The land transport system includes major buses plying the Manila/Cubao - Daet route and vice versa. There are also buses and air conditioned vans that serve passengers going to other areas of Bicol such as the Daet-Naga and Naga-Daet route. Public utility vans, jeepneys and mini buses convey commuters to different towns of Camarines Norte.
The most common mode of transportation inside the municipality is the tricycle . The streets of Daet are alive with colorful tricycles with unique accessories plying around the town and nearby municipalities on a minimum fare of P8.00 for the first two kilometer distance. Kalesas or horse drawn carriages are also present in the area. At night, tricycle fare to far flung barangays ranges from P15.00 and more depending upon the distance and agreement by the driver and passenger.
There are two types of terminals in Daet, the government operated and the privately owned terminals. There is only one government owned terminal, the Daet Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal. The remaining six (6) are privately owned terminals located in zoned areas of the municipality.
Daet is well-connected to the outside world as supported by the energization of its urban and rural areas. Telegraph, telex and telegraphic transfer service facilities are provided by three firms - RCPI, PT & T, and the government-run Telecommunications Office (TELOF). In 2007, they had a total telegraph capacity of 85 per day; and a telex capacity of 280 per day. Only the TELOF has a telegraphic transfer facility with a reported capacity of 20 transfers daily. Eight firms provided telephone services to Daet as of 2007. Landline telephone service is provided by NCTC, Bayantel and Digitel. On the other hand, mobile telephone service is provided by Smart, Globe and Suncel while RCPI and PT&T provided long distance outgoing call services to the municipality.
Camarines Norte Electric Cooperative, with offices located at Barangay 1, Daet supplies the electric power needs of the municipality. All the 25 barangays of the municipality are served and completely energized.
The availability and access to educational facilities contribute to the high literacy rate of the people of the municipality. In general, access to the schools by students, especially in the rural barangays, is by walking.
Educational facilities from pre-school to tertiary level are available in Daet. Public elementary schools are fairly distributed in the 25 barangays of the municipality. As a whole, the urban and rural population have access to elementary education. One out of the 17 rural barangays have no public elementary school while two out of the eight urban barangays have no public elementary school.
There are 23 public elementary, 6 public and 2 private secondary schools, 11 public and 1 private tertiary schools in Daet. Most secondary and tertiary schools are found in the urban area.
Pre-School Education is not a problem in the municipality. There are thirty six day care centers located in all barangays of the municipality. There are also a total of seventeen private pre-schools offering pre-elementary education. One of the private pre-school offers early education for special children.
Government health institutions in the municipality of Daet include three rural health units, the Daet Puericulture Center, twenty five barangay health centers and one public hospital, the Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital. Privately-owned medical institutions/facilities include four private hospitals, eight medical clinics, sixteen dental clinics and eight optical clinics in the municipality. There are eight private medical practitioners, seventeen dentists and ten optometrists in the entire municipality of Daet.
Source: Local Government Unit of Daet, Camarines Norte
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