Sagay City History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Sagay is a 3rd class city of Negros Occidental Province in Western Visayas Region or Region 6, Philippines.

Profile of Sagay City (Geography)
Location –> Northeastern part of Negros Island (See map below)
* Sagay is bordered on the north by the Visayan Sea, on the southeast by Escalante City and on the west by Cadiz City.
Area –> 330.34 km2 (127.54 sq mi)
Population –> 146,264 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 25
Revenue (2016) –> 637,717,302.27
Terrain –> Coastal Plain with rolling hills and mountains in the south
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Sugar, Rice, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilonggo, Cebuano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Leo Rafael Cueva
Mayor –> Alfredo MaraƱon III
Vice Mayor –> Narciso L. Javelosa Jr.

History of Sagay City

Sagay City was originally called Arguelles Nicolai when Teniente Francisco Rodriguez and Basilio Cordova founded it as a pueblo in 1860. Elulalio Rodriguez became the first appointed “Capitan del Pueblo”.

On June 10, 1996, Sagay became a city after the residents approved in the plebiscite Republic Act 8192 which was signed by then President Fidel Ramos.

Read the history of Sagay City in Tagalog here

Economy, Business and Investment in Sagay City

Although urbanization and commercialization of the city is slowly gaining speed, agriculture still plays an important role in the local economy. The main products are rice, sugarcane and fish.

Tourist Spots in Sagay City

Suyac Island Mangrove Eco-Park
Molocaboc Island
Sagay City Garden
Margaha Beach
San Vicente Ferrer (Vito) Church

Vito Church in Sagay City
Vito Church in Sagay City (Credit: Facebook Page)

Saint Joseph Parish Church

Festival in Sagay City

Sinigayan Festival

Map of Sagay City in Negros Occidental Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson


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