Known to be the oldest barangay in Bislig City, Barangay Coleti is actually named after the surname of a certain Post Commander Pedro Coleto. He came from Surigao City and was assigned here in Barangay Coleto as an interim Governor of Surigao Del Sur Municipal District. this barangay is 3.5 kilometers away from the city proper of Bislig City, and a few kilometers away from its neighboring barangays. It consists of 1,492 people in 347 households.
In the lower part of their barangay, there are coconut trees, falcata trees, and other fruit trees such as durian, rambutan, jackfruit, and etc. Their major source of livelihood is agriculture with root crops, coprn, vegetables, and rice. With the ongoing pandemic, however, their livelihood has been substantially affected causing them to struggle providing for their families. On top of this, the burden of having to cope with the new educational system called Modular Distance Learning has caused even more challenges financially. Some children have already resorted to helping their parents earn for their daily sustenance instead of attend classes due to their lack of resources.
Even if their parents would like for their children to continue attending school, the requirements to distance learning pose an everyday question to these families: ""Do we buy food or notebooks?"" The residents of this community are concerned about this situation and would like to raise enough resources in order to secure basic school supplies for their children and enable them to continue pursuing their education. Pencils, coloring materials, pads, and notebooks - these are usually taken for granted. For Barangay Coleto, this means a brighter future for their children.