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Sagay City

Sagay, officially Sagay City, is a third class city in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 140,740 people.Sagay can be easily identified in the map of Negros Occidental, because of its "ice-cream cone" shape sliced from the northern tip of Negros. It is bounded in the north by Asuncion Pass and the Visayan Sea; the City of Talisay and Municipality of Calatrava in the south; cities of Cadiz and Silay in the west and the City of Escalante and Municipality of Toboso in the east.The name of the city comes from the semi-spherical shell called "sigay", which can be found in the area.BarangaysSagay City is politically subdivided into 25 Barangay.HistorySagay Under SpainSagay City was originally called Arguelles when Teniente Francisco Rodriguez and Basilio Cordova founded it in 1860 in the mouth of the Bulanon River. Later, by the order of the Spanish governor the town was transferred to Pueblo de Magallanes (now known as Old Sagay) in honor of Fernando Magallanes.Having the status of a pueblo, Sagay was entitled to have a "Capitan del Pueblo," the highest town official during the time. The first to be appointed to this position by the Spanish Governor was Elulalio Rodriguez. Gregorio Parreño, and Peter Parker later succeeded him.
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