Sariaya's Town Square
Map of Quezon showing the location of Sariaya
|Region||CALABARZON (Region IV-A)|
|District||2nd district of Quezon|
|Founded||October 4, 1599 (Castanas)|
|• Mayor||Rosauro "Boyet" V. Masilang (Liberal Party)|
|• Total||212.16 km2 (81.92 sq mi)|
|• Density||650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class; partially urban|
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.
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.
Hereunder is the list of Barangays in Municipality of Sariaya and its land area:
|Barangay||Land Area (Has)||Area Rank||Population (2010)||Classification|
|Guisguis San Roque||448.54||29.5||2,197||
|Population census of Sariaya|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 138,894 people. It is the second largest municipality of Quezon province in terms of population with Lucena City being the highly populated area.
- 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
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.
- Lutucan National High School - public
- Canda National High School - public
- Sariaya Institute - private non-sectarian
- St. Joseph Academy of Sariaya Quezon - private sectarian
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- "Province: QUEZON". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
- "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.
- "St. Joseph's Academy". St. Joseph's Academy. Retrieved February 2, 1970.
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- Sariaya Institute Alumni Website
- CSTC Sariaya: Computer Systems Technological College Website
- Dalampasigan Beach and Pool Resort, Sariaya, Quezon
- Lucenahin Community Website
||Candelaria / Tayabas|
|San Juan, Batangas||Tayabas Bay|