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Geography
Sariaya, Quezon, an inland municipality of Quezon Province, is located 126 kms south of the National Capital Region and approximately 12 kms. from the Capital City of Lucena. It is being traversed by the Daang Maharlika and the Philippine National Railways. It is bounded on the north by Mt. Banahaw; on the northeast by Tayabas, Quezon; on the south by Tayabas Bay; on the southwest by San Juan, Batangas; and on the west by the Municipality of Candelaria. Mount Banahaw is a 7,382-foot extinct volcano, famous for its mystical attributes. Unique religious rites are held during the Holy Week by pilgrims who believe that Christ walked on this mountain. Thousands of people flock to the site at Lent, and as many as 68 registered religious sects hold annual rituals. The mountain endowed with majestic beauty is also a favorite of amulet hunters. Found here is Kinabuhayan, believed to have been where Christ spent his Calvary. Ina ng Awa, near Kinabuhayan and located at the foot of Mt. Banahaw, is revered as another mystical site. Sariaya is situated on a flat land except for a portion on the north occupying a part of the foot of Mt. Banahaw. The municipality has the highest point of elevation of 3,800 feet above sea level at Brgys. Concepcion Banahaw and Sampaloc Bogon.
Area
Sariaya has a total land area of 24,530 has and composed of 43 barangays. The urban barangay has an area of 63.10 has. and the rural barangay has an area of 24,466.90 has.

Language / Dialect
Tagalog is widely spoken by the populace, with the characteristic lilt common to the locate.

Climate
The town enjoys mild tropical climate and has two pronounced seasons, the dry-cold and dry-warm climate and the cold moist and cold dry climate. The lack of higher mountainous barriers makes some coastal areas prone to the effects of tropical depressions. Climate of the municipality is of the third type as per classification of PAGASA. This is so because it is situated on the southern portion of the province’s mountain ranges characterized by seasons not very pronounced, relatively dry from December to April and wet during the rest of the year. The maximum rain periods are not very pronounced with the short dry season lasting from two to four months.

Industries
The people’s main sources of livelihood range from land and sea agricultural cultivation to home industries which have lately taken a turn toward the export-oriented light to heavy industries, with the planning and construction of economic zones. The major economic activity and source of income for the people of Sariaya is agriculture. It is a palay and coconut producing region of the province, a cottage industry center and at present a growing tourist spot.Agricultural activities include rice farming, kopra making, banana coffee vegetables and root crop planting. The coconut industry is the number peso earner in Sariaya, however existing price trend and instability of the product had caused the majority of the populace to suffer from economic dislocation and imbalance. This fact compels the people to divert to other means of livelihood such as agro-livestock, cottage industry and fishing, which are, at present, boosting the town’s economy substituting the declining copra industry. Coconut plantation owners convert their coconut trees into coconut lumber due to high price offered per tree.

 

 

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Swimming
The area of Tayabas Bay in Sariaya is developed because of the presence of several large beach resorts. The sand is gray and the water level is gradually sloping. Swimming and leisurely beachcombing are possible in many of Sariaya’s shorelines. Try the bay waters of Tayabas Bay. These are also rich fishing grounds where the fresh catch may be broiled for a delectable lunch.

Mt. Banahaw Mountain Climbing. (March)
Trekking the scenic Mt. Banahaw is a memorable experience. This 7,382-foot extinct volcano is famous for its mystical attributes. Unique religious rites are held during Holy Week by pilgrims who believe that Christ walked on this mountain. There are approximately 66 to 68 registered religious sects whose members hold rituals on Holy Week. The mountain is also a favorite site of amulet hunters. Mt. Banahaw is located at the western part of Quezon.

Feast of San Isidro/Agawan sa Sariaya. (May 11-15)
It is almost the same as the one held in Lucban, only the decoration or Pahiyas consists of fruits, vegetables, candies, breads, and other food either thrown or given to people after the patron saint has passed them. Joyous preparations for the feast of Saint Isidro de Labrador, patron saint of farmers and laborers, begins on the eve of May 14. The best of their crops are hung on the windows, walls, arenas, and young bamboo trees called “Bagakays.” As soon as the procession of the patron saint passes a decorated house, people are allowed to get its crop decor.

Nature Tripping
Skirt around the mountains of Mt. Banahaw to watch the psychics at meditation and view the lush greens of tropical wildlife. Then stop for rare orchids and cutflowers from a thriving industry. Mamala a small barangay, which is located in the heart of Mt. Banahaw. The area enjoys a cool temperature of about 17.2 degrees Celsius. About 400 meters from the end of the concrete road is the “jungle,” as the locals refer to it. Inside the jungle are lush vegetation and a river, which supplies the irrigation system of the area. Giant ferns, some extending to more than 10 feet, are all over the side of the foot trail.

How to get here
Sariaya is accessible to Manila and its neighboring provinces via a network of roads regularly plied by various bus lines such as the Batangas-Laguna-Tayabas-Bus Co. (BLTB), Tritran, JAM, JAC Liner, Philtranco, and Superlines. It is 2 to 3 hours’ bus ride from Metro Manila.

Map
Location: Sariaya, Quezon Philippines
X: 13525000m Y: 1550000m
Lat: 13:52:41N (13.8782) Lon: 121:29:50E (121.4971)

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Sariaya New Mayor chosen.
Sariaya election opened and closed peacefully. Sariaya has elected Mr. Rosauro "Boyet" V. Masilang as Mayor against incumbent Mayor Doromal, incumbent Vice-Mayor Evelyn Mindanao and Mr. Mike Flores. Masilang garnered 18, 459 votes against the 10, 739 votes for Doromal for the winning margin of 7,720 votes. Meanwhile, Ronan Nantes, running mate of Doromal won the race for vice mayor against Mrs. Ofel Villapando (wife of the late Mayor Pot-pot Villapando). Elected Municipal Councilors are Oliver C. Villapando, Alexander Tolentino Sr., Haydee M. Caringal, Minerva R. Remo, Gerardo Q. Abril, Jeffrey M. Mayuga, Alfredo A. Joven, Margarita V. Montero. see COMELEC results here...

About Sariaya, Quezon
The town of Sariaya had its simple beginning almost four hundred years ago in a place near the sea, what is now called the Barangay of Castañas. The first inhabitants of the place where the hardy and brown fishermen and who upon the arrival of the Franciscan Friars were the first converts.
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Ang mga "bahay tisaan" ay bahay ng Kap. Lucio, Donya Margarita, Don Ignacio Gala, Don Calalino Rodriguez, Don Venancio Rodriguez, Perfecto Castro, Don Julian Gala, Gng. Rosario R. Obordo, G. Edyo Rama, Don Ramon LUna at kanyang apo na si G. Juanito Alvarez.
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