Sagay, Camiguin

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Municipality of Sagay
Sagay Church
Sagay Church
Map of Camiguin with Sagay highlighted
Map of Camiguin with Sagay highlighted
Sagay is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°07′N 124°43′E / 9.12°N 124.72°E / 9.12; 124.72Coordinates: 9°07′N 124°43′E / 9.12°N 124.72°E / 9.12; 124.72
Country  Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Province Camiguin
District Lone District
Founded July 31, 1909
Barangays 9 (see Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Eugenio G. Ong
 • Electorate 8,376 voters (2016)
 • Total 44.13 km2 (17.04 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 12,626
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 9103
PSGC 101805000
IDD:area code +63 (0)88
Climate type Tropical rainforest climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 48,764,430.73 (2016)
Native languages Kinamigin language

Sagay, officially the Municipality of Sagay, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Camiguin, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 12,626 people.[3]


The town square of Sagay includes a British cannon. This cannon has been dated at 1707, and is a nine-pounder Demi-Culverin. It can clearly be identified as British by the emblem on the top which includes the Tudor rose. It was possibly left behind in 1763 after the siege of Manila, and perhaps was brought to Camiguin by the Spanish to defend against Moro raiders.

In 1909, the municipality of Sagay was created. Prior to this date, Sagay town had been a part of the municipality of Catarman. Initially, Sagay municipality included the town of Guinsiliban, but that later became a municipality in its own right.

In 1942, the Japanese Occupation forces entered the town of Sagay, Camiguin.

In 1945, the town of Sagay was liberated by the invasion of the Filipino forces of the 6th and 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Commonwealth Army who attacked the Japanese Imperial forces during the Battle of Camiguin at the end of World War II.


Sagay is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Alangilan
  • Bacnit
  • Balite
  • Bonbon
  • Bugang
  • Cuña
  • Manuyog
  • Mayana
  • Poblacion


Population census of Sagay
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 6,321—    
1918 8,551+2.03%
1939 9,907+0.70%
1948 18,061+6.90%
1960 7,552−7.01%
1970 8,559+1.26%
1975 7,728−2.03%
1980 9,120+3.37%
1990 9,494+0.40%
1995 9,243−0.50%
2000 10,356+2.47%
2007 11,198+1.08%
2010 11,873+2.15%
2015 12,626+1.18%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]

In the 2015 census, the population of Sagay, Camiguin, was 12,626 people,[3] with a density of 290 inhabitants per square kilometre or 750 inhabitants per square mile.


  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Camiguin". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Census of Population (2015). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  5. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region X (Northern Mindanao)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  6. ^ "Province of Camiguin". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.

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