Vincenzo A. Sagun, Zamboanga del Sur

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Vincenzo A. Sagun
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Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Vincenzo A highlighted Sagun
Map of Zamboanga del Sur with Vincenzo A highlighted Sagun
V. A. Sagun is located in Philippines
V. A. Sagun
V. A. Sagun
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°31′N 123°10′E / 7.517°N 123.167°E / 7.517; 123.167Coordinates: 07°31′N 123°10′E / 7.517°N 123.167°E / 7.517; 123.167
Country Philippines
Region Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)
Province Zamboanga del Sur
District 2nd district of Zamboanga del Sur
Founded 1982
Barangays 14
 • Mayor Merlinda P. Maata
 • Total 63.00 km2 (24.32 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 23,759
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 7036
IDD:area code +63 (0)62
Income class 5th municipal income class
PSGC 097341000
Electorate 12,723 voters as of 2016

Vincenzo A. Sagun is a fifth-class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,759 people.[3] The municipality is named after Zamboanga del Sur Governor and Representative Vincenzo Sagun.


Vicenzo A. Sagun is a coastal municipality that is found in the southern section of Zamboanga del Sur. It is in the Baganian Peninsula, some 60 kilometers northwest of the province’s capital of Pagadian City. As for its boundaries, the municipality of Margosatubig can be found on the north, while the south is occupied by Maligay Bay and Dumanquilas Bay, on the southeast and the southwest, respectively. The municipality of Dimataling cradles it on the east. The total area of Vincenzo A. Sagun makes up 8.15% of Zamboanga del Sur’s area, and .041% of the whole Zamboanga Peninsula Region.

Of the 14 barangays that Vincenzo Sagun has, 11 of them are coastal, and most of the inhabitants are fisherfolk by trade and livelihood. The municipality is noted for its rich marine resources, with some parts being groomed to be prime tourist aquatic spot. One of the Vincenzo Sagun’s featured products are the dried fish which are usually exported to the other provinces.


There are no known historical records that can establish as to when the municipality started to exist as a community. What is known is that the municipality of Vincenzo Sagun as he is known today, was a product of the extraordinary efforts of a man bearing the same name.

The man VINCENZO A. SAGUN was a former member of the House of Representatives, representing the Province of Zamboanga del Sur, who left "no stones unturned" in seeking the formal creation of this erstwhile barangay of its mother Municipality, Margosatubig. Thru this tireless endeavor, President Diosdado Macapagal signed Presidential Proclamation No. 177, series of 1965, which created the MUNICIPALITY OF VINCENZO SAGUN.

In utmost recognition of the man whose efforts made it all possible for the municipality to exist as a distinct and separate local governing entity, the municipality was so named in his honor.

Folklore tell us that the municipality's first inhabitants were the Subanons. They were to have established their settlements along the riverbanks and in the hinterlands as a very peaceful and highly coordinated tribe ruled by a powerful warrior-leader. Legend has it that this warrior-leader, called Culangan, possessed magical powers and is capable of superhuman strength-like jumping as high as seven feet with a 50-kilogram pig on his shoulders.

These early settlers lived in a scattered, pocket-sized settlements. But to celebrate the "LOMPOK", a local religious rite, they congregate in a certain place they called "PAGBATAN". For quite some time the place was called as such, until it was changed to "KABATAN", meaning "the inhabitants". In fact, when Vincenzo Sagun was still part of Margosatubig, it was known as Barangay Kabatan.


Vincenzo A. Sagun is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.[2]

  • Ambulon
  • Biu-os
  • Cogon
  • Danan
  • Kapatagan
  • Limason
  • Linoguayan
  • Lumbal
  • Lunib
  • Maculay
  • Maraya
  • Poblacion
  • Sagucan
  • Waling-waling


Population census of
Vincenzo A. Sagun
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 17,294 —    
1995 17,410 +0.13%
2000 19,072 +1.97%
2007 19,984 +0.65%
2010 20,583 +1.08%
2015 23,759 +2.77%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][4][5][6]


  • Assembly of God
  • Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines
  • Church of Christ
  • Church of Vincenzo Sagun
  • Community Baptist Church
  • Iglesia ni Cristo
  • International One Way Outreach Foundation Inc.
  • Jehova's Witnesses
  • Panon sa Napolog Duha ka Banay
  • Roman Catholic
  • Seventh-day Adventist
  • True Jesus Church
  • United Church of Christ in the Philippines
  • United Pentecostal Church International



High schools[edit]

  • Cogon National High School
  • Judge Edmundo Pinga National High School
  • Kabatan National High School
  • Sagucan National High School

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Vincenzo Sagun Central School
  • Biu-os Elementary School
  • Cogon Elementary School
  • Danan Elementary School
  • Kapatagan Elementary School
  • Limason Elementary School
  • Linoguayan Elementary School
  • Lumbal Elementary School
  • Lunib Elementary School
  • Maculay Elementary School
  • Maraya Elementary School
  • Sagucan Elementary School
  • Talaptap Elementary School
  • Waling-waling Elementary School
  • Vincenzo Sagun Precious Gems Elementary School Inc.



  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: ZAMBOANGA DEL SUR". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007). "Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)". Total Population by Province, City and Municipality. NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Province of Zamboanga del Sur". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 

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