Sariaya, Quezon

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Sariaya
Municipality
Sariaya's Town Square
Sariaya's Town Square
Map of Quezon showing the location of Sariaya
Map of Quezon showing the location of Sariaya
Sariaya is located in Philippines
Sariaya
Sariaya
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 13°58′N 121°32′E / 13.967°N 121.533°E / 13.967; 121.533Coordinates: 13°58′N 121°32′E / 13.967°N 121.533°E / 13.967; 121.533
Country Philippines
Region CALABARZON (Region IV-A)
Province Quezon
District 2nd district of Quezon
Founded October 4, 1599 (Castanas)
Barangays 43
Government
 • Mayor Rosauro "Boyet" V. Masilang (Liberal Party)
Area[1]
 • Total 212.16 km2 (81.92 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 138,894
 • Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 4322
Dialing code 42
Income class 1st class; partially urban
Website www.sariaya.gov.ph

The Municipality of Sariaya (Filipino: Bayan ng Sariaya) is a first class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. The municipality is famous for beaches, resorts, heritage houses, and hiking activities. It is one of the favorite tourist destinations during summer vacation.

Geography[edit]

Aerial view of Sariaya's coast with Lucena City in the background.

Sariaya is the town before the provincial capital city of Lucena if you are coming from the North. But if you are coming from the South, it is the town after the provincial capital city of Lucena. Tayabas City lies on its northeast side, the city of Lucena on its southeast, the municipality of Candelaria, Quezon on its west, and the municipality of San Juan, Batangas on its southwest. Mount Banahaw is located on its north while Tayabas Bay is on its south.

Barangays[edit]

Sariaya has a total land area of 21,216 hectares and composed of 43 barangays.[1] The urban barangays has an area of 63.10 has, and the rural barangays has an area of 24,466.90 has.

Hereunder is the list of Barangays in Municipality of Sariaya and its land area:

Barangay Land Area (Has) Area Rank Population (2010)[2] Classification
Antipolo 490.60 27.5 1,744
Rural
Balubal 560.68 19 4,633
Rural
Bignay I 630.80 15 4,501
Rural
Bignay II 728.90 10 3,284
Rural
Bucal 518.63 23.5 2,970
Rural
Canda 588.71 18 3,059
Rural
Castañas 876.10 8 5,653
Rural
Concepcion I 827.00 9 4,894
Rural
Concepcion Banahaw 1,345.00 2 3,008
Rural
Concepcion Palasan 939.14 6 6,475
Rural
Concepcion Pinagbakuran 714.90 11 2,746
Rural
Gibanga 546.70 21 2,973
Rural
Guisguis San Roque 448.54 29.5 2,197
Rural
Guisguis Talon 530.65 22 3,519
Rural
Janagdong I 518.63 23.5 2,870
Rural
Janagdong II 672.80 12.5 2,770
Rural
Limbon 280.34 36 1,282
Rural
Lutucan I 392.50 34 4,021
Rural
Lutucan Bata 490.60 27.5 2,039
Rural
Lutucan Malabag 497.60 26 3,853
Rural
Mamala I 441.07 32 2,607
Rural
Mamala II 442.00 31 5,266
Sub-Urban
Manggalang I 1,198.43 3 6,319
Rural
Manggalang Bantilan 672.80 12.5 3,234
Rural
Manggalang Kiling 616.85 17 2,538
Rural
Manggalang Tulo-Tulo 623.80 16 2,769
Rural
Montecillo 658.79 14 3,641
Rural
Morong 434.53 33 1,697
Rural
Pili 448.54 29.5 3,070
Rural
Poblacion I 8.5 40 1,544
Urban
Poblacion II 14.5 39 1,347
Urban
Poblacion III 7.0 42 1,228
Urban
Poblacion IV 16.60 38 3,317
Urban
Poblacion V 7.5 41 1,310
Urban
Poblacion VI 6.0 43 1,294
Urban
Sampaloc I 1,037.26 4 2,705
Rural
Sampaloc II 1,023.24 5 6,420
Rural
Sampaloc Bogon 1,675.03 1 907
Rural
Santo Cristo 911.11 7 8,054
Rural
Talaan Aplaya 553.67 20 3,164
Rural
Talaan Pantoc 273.33 37 2,089
Rural
Tumbaga I 518.63 23.5 4,213
Rural
Tumbaga II 336.41 35 1,670
Rural

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Sariaya
Year Pop.   ±% p.a.  
1990 91,081 —    
1995 100,709 +2.03%
2000 114,568 +2.61%
2007 128,248 +1.62%
2010 138,894 +2.69%
Source: National Statistics Office[2]

According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 138,894 people.[2] It is the second largest municipality of Quezon province in terms of population with Lucena City being the highly populated area.

Festivals[edit]

  • Agawan Festival - On May 15 of every year, this festivity is held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the Patron Saint of Farmers. The feast is almost similar to "Pahiyas Festival" of Lucban, Quezon.
  • Town Fiesta - September 14
  • Belen Festival - December 15

Local government[edit]

Sariaya Town Hall

Congressional District[edit]

Sariaya belongs to the 2nd District of Quezon province. The said congressional district also includes San Antonio, Dolores, Tiaong, Candelaria and the City of Lucena.

Educational institutions[edit]

Secondary[edit]

  • Lutucan National High School - public
  • Canda National High School - public
  • Sariaya Institute - private non-sectarian
  • St. Joseph Academy of Sariaya Quezon - private sectarian[3]
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Seminary - private sectarian (Junior Seminary)
  • St. Francis High School - private sectarian
  • Pili National High School- public
  • Banahaw National High School- public
  • Bignay National High School- public
  • Castanas National High School - semi-public
  • Governor Anacleto Alcala Memorial High School - soon to rise
  • Sariaya National High School - soon to rise

Vocational / Colleges[edit]

  • Southern Luzon State University (satellite campus) - planned
  • Computer Systems Technological College (CSTC)- Gen. Luna St., Maharlika Highway, Sariaya, Quezon
  • Colegio de Sto. Cristo de Burgos

Notable Persons[edit]

  • Maria Pureza Hernandez - Escaño international multidisciplinary artist, known for her masterful figurative and surrealism styles in painting.
  • Leo Austria - a professional basketball player and former head coach in the Philippine Basketball Association. Currently head coach of the Adamson Falcons in UAAP.
  • Don Maximo Solis - the father of Charito Solis, multi-awarded movie actress.
  • Mother Lily Monteverde - Her parents-in-law were from Sariaya, Quezon.
  • Martin Ilao - distinguished alumnus of Sariaya Institute, academician, professor, and a US-trained (Johns Hopkins) scientist in Chemistry.
  • Ysmael Baysa - ING-FINEX CFO (Chief Finance Officer) of the Year 2010. He is the CFO of Jollibee Foods Corporation
  • Carlos "Mang Caloy" Deduyo - famous photographer, pioneered digitally altered/enhanced photography in Sariaya, served as PTA President of St. Joseph's Academy for several years.
  • Luis B. Manese - Sariaya's longest serving Mayor during the Marcos administration.
  • Rev Fr. Raul L. Enriquez a TIME Magazine awardee,as Ecology advocate.
  • Dona Margarita Rodriquez - a Spanish-Filipina mestiza, a religious benefactor who donated tracts of land for seminarians studying for priesthood, philanthropist and landlord, a spinster with no direct descendant but lots of collateral relatives. Her vast tract of land was distributed to the farmers/tenants by virtue of the land reform law. Her remains lie in estate at a mausoleum prominently located at the southern part of Sariaya public cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "St. Joseph's Academy". St. Joseph's Academy. Retrieved February 2, 1970. 

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