Monday, November 23, 2009
Sagada is one of the ten towns of Mountain Province in the Cordillera Region of Northern Philippines. It has a population of about 10,000 divided into its 19 barangays. The barangays are Aguid, Ambasing, Ankileng, Antadao, Balugan, Bangaan, Dagdag (Pob.), Demang (Pob.), Fidelisan, Kilong, Madungo, Poblacion (Patay), Pide, Nacagang, Suyo, Taccong, Tanulong, Tetepan Norte, and Tetepan Sur.
Agriculture is the main source of income in Sagada. Cabbages, carrots, and potatoes are common crops while rice is planted for household consumption. Sagada also earns significantly from its tourism industry. It is known for its pleasant climate, pine sceneries, rocky terrain, waterfalls, centuries-old burial caves, rice terraces, local weaving and hanging coffins.
The locals of Sagada are called Igorots. The dialect spoken is Kankana-ey though interestingly; most locals express themselves better in English than in Filipino, the national language. Also, unlike most Philippine towns, Sagada's populace is predominantly Anglican.
SAGADA Topics in this Blog:
I've broken down Sagada posts into two main categories. The VISIT SAGADA category contains post that would be helpful to Sagada visitors. The OTHER SAGADA TOPICS include my Sagada memories, Sagada websites / blogs, and Sagada news articles.
Sagada Can't Miss Sites
Sagada Hanging Coffins
Sagada Recent History
Sagada Rice Terraces
Sagada Tourist Map
Sagada Travel Tips
OTHER SAGADA TOPICS:
Sagada Folk Stories
Sagada in the News
Sagada Websites / Blogs
Sagada Sunrise Scenery
Treetops in a Sagada Pine Forest
A view of Sagada St. Mary's School
Students participating at a Sagada Festival
St. Mary the Virgin Church in Sagada
Details of a coffin in a Sagada Burial Cave
Inside a Sagada Limestone Cave
(Photo Credits for above pictures: Mr. Kent Sinkey)