Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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Barangays of Sagada in the Mountain province within Region 14-CAR of the Philippines
AguidAmbasingAngkelingAntadaoBaluganBangaanDagdag (Pob.)Demang (Pob.)FidelisanKilongMadongoNacagangPidePoblacion (Patay)SuyoTaccongTanulongTetepan NorteTetepan Sur

Philippines, is the only country in the world which is 85% Catholic that created FIVE(5) national laws "favoring", "respecting" and "financing" the religion of ISLAM.
Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions.
The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government's expense PAID by the taxes of Non-Muslims.

Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

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Geography of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

Sagada lies on a small valley at an elevation of 5,000 feet above sea level in the Cordillera mountain range of Northern Luzon, 415 km. from Manila via Baguio City and 18 km. from Bontoc, which is situated in a larger valley beside the Chico River.

The municipality has two kinds of climate, the dry season and the wet season. During the dry season the warmest months when temperature can reach as high as 32 degrees Celsius are March, April and May. Months when temperature drops down to as low as 4 degrees Celsius are December, January and February.

Location of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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History of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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Biag, the founder of Sagada, bothered by the dangers posed by headhunting enemies and the destruction caused by wild pigs on his kaingins, left the mountains together with the families of his brothers and sisters and found themselves settling somewhere in Candon, Ilocos Sur. Wary of attempts by Spaniards to have them baptized with Spanish surnames, he left Candon together with his family and moved back to a place further west. Later he started back to the mountains until he finally came to what is now Sagada. Biag brought with him a cultural background, enriched by his experiences from "Loco," the Igorot name for the lowland coast, into this land "Golot," the name Igorots gave their place of origin.

Deducing the facts surrounding the story of Biag, Sagada came about in the 1830's. This was about the time Governor Claveria was enforcing the giving of Spanish surnames to the Filipinos. Biag instituted a ground religious festival that took place every ten years wherein the dried tails of pigs sacrificed for the occasion were kept in a basket knapsack of Biag which had been preserved to the present. The period of Biag could be established by the count of the tails.

The name Sagada came about when a group of Spanish soldiers coming from Besao met a man near Danum Lake who was carrying a bamboo basket for catching fish. The soldiers asked the man what the name of the next place was. Thinking that they were asking what he was carrying, the man answered, "sagada." From then on the settlement of Biag went down on Spanish records as Sagada.

Ignacio Daoas was elected mayor for the 1988-1992 term, Maximo B Dawas for the 1992-1995 term, and Thomas A. Kilip for two terms, 1995-1998 and 1998-2001.

The municipality is composed of 19 barangays. These barangays are Aguid, Ambasing, Ankileng, Antadao, Ballugan, Banga-an, Dagdag, Demang, Fidelisan, Kilong, Madongo, Nacagang, Pide, Poblacion, Suyo, Taccong, Tanulong, Tetepan Norte and Tetepan Sur.

People of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

The People of Sagada are Malays and speak a language called Kankana-ey. They are generally referred to as Igorots. They are sturdy and industrious.

  • Population as of 2015 census = 11,127
  • Population as of 2010 census = 11,244
    • According to the NSCB: 95% of which are Igorots of the Northern Kankana-ey tribe, and 5% are form other tribes.
  • Registered Voters as of 2010 = 7,669

Local Government Unit LGU of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".

Elected officials of Sagada for the term of 2016-2019
  • Mayor of Sagada: James Pooten Jr.
  • Vice-Mayor of Sagada: Ben Capuyan
  • Councilors of Sagada:
  1. Felicito Dula
  2. Peter Tauli
  3. David Tallusen Buyagan
  4. Dave Theodore Gulian
  5. Joseph Aclopen
  6. Ezra Wadingan
  7. Jerry Ticag
  8. Milton Tawali

Elected officials of Sagada for the term of 2013-2016
  • Vice-Mayor of Sagada: CAPUYAN, BEN INDEPENDENT
  • Councilors of Sagada:

Elected officials of Sagada for the term of 2010-2013

Businesses in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

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  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
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Possible Businesses
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  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

Schools in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, the opening of classes for the year 2020-2021 is deferred to October 5, 2020.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

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Sagada national high school logo.jpg A brief History of Sagada National High School

The Sagada National High School is located at the heart of Poblacion, Sagada Mt. Province. The town of Sagada is approximately 151 KM away from the City of Baguio. It is a popular mountain resort which is a haven for both foreign and local tourists. The Sagada National High, a public school is a couple of blocks away from the century old Saint Mary’s School now Saint Mary’s School of Sagada, Inc.

The school stands atop the Bomabanga Hill overlooking the majestic rice terraces of Barangay Demang including the hills that surround it. It towers over central zone barangays like Poblacion, Dagdag, Demang and Ambasing. Having no building of its own, it “squats” at the bayanihan buildings within the compound of the Sagada Central Elementary School. The school used to be an annex of the Bangaan National High School until it became a national high school by virtue of RA 8868 which took effect in the year 2000.

The fledgling school started to operate in 1986 after an incessant lobbying by some concern parents in the community. These hard driven parents dreamed of a free secondary education at the center of the town as mandated by the Philippine Constitution. Their dream came true when the Department of Education approved the request to open a new school. To solve the problem of who will teach, the Bangaan National High School under Mr. John Guitilen and the Ankileng National High School under the late Mr. Albert Bangsail Sr. readily lent three teachers each to commute to teach the pioneer students. When it became clear that BNHS will annex the new school, ANHS withdrew its teachers. Being the mother school BNHS sent a couple of more teachers and designated Mr. James Lonogan as the first teacher-in –Charge. As the years passed, more students enrolled. To solve the problem of lack of teachers, the PTCA engaged the services of three teachers whom they paid through contribution from the parents.

With sixty five (65) students to start with, the population of the school kept steadily increasing over the years with an annual average increase of 28% since its inception. It held its first graduation in the year 2000 with fifty-six (56) pioneer students who graduated. Many of them are now young professionals.

In 1997, the DPWH started to construct a six room two-storey school building below the playground of SCS. The fund came from the Countrywide Development Fund of the then Congressman Victor Dominguez. However, the construction stopped under mysterious circumstances, hence only the façade of the first story stands.

To date, the school faces two very big challenging problems – the lack of basic school facilities like school building, library and books, arm chairs and laboratory equipment and lack of teachers. With meager help from the government, but with the PTCA behind us, we are slowly addressing the problem one at a time.

In spite of these limitations, the students continue to flock at SNHS as it continues to wade into the educational waters. For this school year 2005-2006, the school has a total enrollment of 286 and is manned by nine regular teachers and two volunteer teachers.

Economy of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

The main occupation of the people is agriculture. Nearly all households have a small piece of land from which they raise rice, corn, vegetables and fruits. Swine-raising in a small scale is engaged in by practically all households as additional source of income and as a source of meat supply vital to the performance of rituals.

Business is limited to sari-sari stores, buy-and-sell, weaving, lodging houses, restaurants and cafes. The famous Sagada weaving industry and the operation of lodging houses and restaurants have economically uplifted the community. The influx of tourists to the municipality has motivated residents to engage in his kind of business.

Natural Resources of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


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  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
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We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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The Hanging Coffins of Sagada. Echo Valley, Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines
Hanging Coffins, Sagada, Mtn. Province.jpg THE HANGING COFFINS, Sagada, Mt. Province. Deep between the mountain ranges, is this eerie place where one views the hanging coffins suspended on the rocky precipice and can be viewed from another mountain across the deep ravines. Tourists brave the slippery treacherous path down to the site only passable during dry days. It is a "must see" when in the Sagada, Mt. Province in the cordilleras of North Luzon. Other hanging coffins are Dokiw and Sugong near Barangay Ambasing just before L:umiang Burial Cave. Photo taken by Elsa Armada Abordo Bayani, July 2014.

Caves - Sagada has 3 caves that await visitors and tourists who want to explore the wild space underneath mountain ranges - Lumiang Burial Cave in Barangay Balugan down south 40 minutes walk from the town center; Sumaging ; Big Cave which is the exit from Lumiang Burial Cave - 4 to 8 hours of exploration between; and Balangagan Cave further down south to west via dirt road that ends at Halsema National Highway.

Waterfalls - There are magnificent waterfalls - Twin waterfalls north of Sagada in Barangay Aguid and way down south in Barangay Ankiling; Bomod-ok Falls North in Barangay Fidelisan; Pongao waterfalls in Barangay Suyo down south and the Bokong waterfalls with own natural swimming pool in Barangay Suyo.

Campsites - Up north near Mt. Sisipitan, northwest near Lake Danum, northeast near Kiltepan; and northwest of Brgy Poblacion near Mt.Ampacao.

Edited by Elsa Armada Abordo Bayani, 2014.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

Sept. 2014 edit: There are 5 activity periods in the Sagada Province celebrated with dancing, religious activities and capped by a feast called Begnas. The activities are held in January, March, June, July and October. There are 2 Festivals: (1) Sagada Etag Festival - first week of February, and (2)Mountain Province Lang-an Festival - first week of April. (Edited by Elsa Armada Abordo Bayani)

Your Story about Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

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You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

My personal experience - In July 2014, we visited the Mountain Province in Sagada. From Bontoc, Sagada town center is 49 kms. via zigzag roads. We were required to register with the Municipal Tourist Information Center. There are many guest houses, inns, and lodges, most are located down south from the town center. No large hotels of any Star-class. The registration personnel refused to recommend a particular facility in fairness to all in the accommodation facility business. So, we just did a visual tour looking for a place to stay. We booked at this 3-storey guesthouse and given the penthouse with 5 double-bed size cushioned foam mattresses and a bathroom. Our driver got his own comfortable single bed room. It was clean, quiet, and has a balcony that overlooks the mountain ranges and houses at the mountain foot area. Food service was good and home-style. Next day, we left for a 4-hour tour and mountain trekking, walking past the cemetery Calvary Hills down to the View Point of the Hanging Coffins. To our right is the populated Echo Valley between mountain ranges and forest of lush greenery and pine trees. Some of my company went down to the site of the Hanging Coffins, on foot through wet ground and slippery trail. Back to the road, we went via trail to the underground river. Took pictures, and running water down the beautiful rock formations - sight to behold. Back up to the road, we viewed the Loom Weaving industry facility - gave up any more treks! Too tired, too hungry, we want to eat! And so we ate - down on the road 49 kms. to Bontoc, to Banaue .....! Exhilarating, envigorating, enthralling experience through the mountains as though the winding roads will never end and when do we come down to earth? By Elsa Armada Abordo Bayani

The oldest man or woman in Sagada, Mountain, Philippines

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