Sagay City

Sagay City

PROFILE

Distance from Bacolod: 82.9 kilometers
Land Area: 38,960 hectares
Classification: 2nd Class
No. of Barangays: 25 Barangays
Population: 140,511 (August 1, 2007)
Language: Hiligaynon/Ilonggo/Cebuano
English is spoken & understood

POINTS OF INTEREST

Old Steam Engine of Lopez Sugar Corporation
Old ILCO Train No. 7 (City Plaza)
Eusebio Lopez Elementary School Building
Mangrove Wildlife
Molocaboc Island
Macahulom Reef
Carbin Reef
The Vito Church
Balay Kausawagan
Museo sang Bata sa Negros

Carbin Reef Vito Church Balay Kauswagan Museo sang Bata sa Negros

FESTIVALS

Feast of St. Joseph & Sinigayan Festival (March 19)
Feast of San Vicente Ferrer, Vito ( May 1-2)
Charter Day Anniversary (June 11)


MARKET DAYS

Tuesday (Brgy. Old Sagay)
Wednesday (Brgy. Colonia Divina)
Friday (Brgy. Vito)
Saturday (Brgys. Poblacion, Fabrica, General Luna, Maquiling)
Sunday (Brgys. Paraiso, Poblacion II & Tadlong)


HOW TO GET THERE

Sagay City is a two-hour drive from Bacolod City. Public utility vehicles plying the northern Negros route pass by this progressive city. From Cebu, one can reach Sagay via Toledo in about four hours including a one-hour ride in fast ferries.


Attractions

The Legendary Siete

The Legendary Siete. Colin Garatt, author of the book, Iron Dinosaurs considered Train No. 7 as the “world’s most incredible steam survivor” and even proclaiming her a portrait of a dinosaur at the date this book was published in 1976. Siete is a three feet and six inches gauge 4-cylinder compound o-6-6-o mallet that was built in 1925 by Locomotive Baldwin Works in Philadelphia, U.S.A. Her body is ornate with green livery lined in red, her eight wheel bogie tender was done in black with bold letters painted “Insular Lumber Co.” She now stands majestically at the city public plaza attracting tourists and passersby.


Museo sang Bata sa Negros

Museo Sang Bata sa Negros. is the first hands-on and interactive children’s museum outside of national capital, Metro Manila with a vision to be a premiere museum that will awaken and stimulate the creative and intellectual potential of Negrense children.


Sagay Marine Reserve

Sagay Marine Reserve. is a 4,000 hectares, well-managed protected area and a balanced marine and terrestrial ecosystems with abundant resources that cater+ to the needs of the stakeholders towards sustainable development and progress and is considered as one of the prime eco-tourism destinations in the country.


Molocaboc Island

Molocaboc Island. home to fisher folk where big jars, mangrove reforestation and a miracle hole “amatong” fishing are found.


ACCOMMODATIONS

BALAY KAUSWAGAN
Sitio Chloe, Brgy. Rizal
Sagay City
Tel No.: (034) 7225994/488-0316
Rooms:25

SAMCOR TRAVELLER’S INN & RESTAURANT
National Highway, Sagay City
Tel.No.: (034) 4480365
No. of Rooms: 9

NONESCOST HOSTEL
Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology

Bgry. Old Sagay, Sagay City
Tel. No. (034)722-4120
No. of Rooms: 2

RAK PENSION HOUSE
Prk. Mansanilya, Brgy. Old Sagay
Tel. no.: 0923-953-8088
Rooms: 9

HI-WAY TRAVELLER’S INN
Romeo Comeros
Tel. no. (034)0926-404-0610


TRANSPORTATION


TOURISM OFFICE

Sagay City Tourism Office
Helen Cuntillar

City Tourism Officer
Telefax: (34) 488-0649
Phone: (34) 744-7156
Email: sagaycityinfo@yahoo.com