Ragay, Camarines Sur Explained

Ragay
Native Name Lang:fil
Settlement Type:Municipality
Pushpin Map:Philippines
Pushpin Map Caption:Location in the Philippines
Latd:13
Latm:49
Latns:N
Longd:122
Longm:47
Longew:E
Coordinates Type:region:PH_type:city
Coordinates Display:title
Subdivision Type:Country
Subdivision Name:Philippines
Subdivision Type1:Region
Subdivision Name1:Bicol Region (Region V)
Subdivision Type2:Province
Subdivision Name2:Camarines Sur
Subdivision Type3:District
Subdivision Name3:1st district(Riverside)
Established Title:Founded
Parts Type:Barangays
Parts Style:para
P1:38
Leader Title:Mayor
Leader Name:Ricardo B. Aquino (Kampi)
Area Total Km2:272.35
Population Total:52021
Population As Of:2007
Population Density Km2:auto
Timezone1:PST
Utc Offset1:+8
Postal Code Type:ZIP code
Area Code Type:Dialing code
Blank Name Sec1:Income class
Blank Info Sec1:1st class municipality; partially urban

Ragay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Camarines Sur, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 52,021 people.

History

No date was known as to the establishment of the municipality of Ragay although it was recorded that the town was then a visita of Lupi on April 15, 1953.

It was believed that Ragay was also a witness to the ravings of the Moros who would make sudden attacks on most parts of Camarines Sur and Albay. This constant scenario in the lives of the residents of Ragay prompt them to transfer the town to Kaburihan (now called Sta. Cruz) which is on the upper part of the Ragay River. Kaburihan was later named Hagay (which means "separate and selected"). An unusual incident paved the way for the old name to be altered into what is now known as "Ragay". An unusual incident took place when a soldier mistakenly heard the word "Hagay" to be "Ragay" upon inquiring with a native lady the name of the place.

Barangays

Ragay is politically subdivided into 38 barangays.

  • Agao-ao
  • Agrupacion
  • Amomokpok
  • Apad
  • Apale
  • Banga Caves
  • Baya
  • Binahan Proper
  • Binahan Upper
  • Buenasuerte
  • Cabadisan
  • Cabinitan
  • Cabugao
  • Caditaan
  • Cale
  • Godofredo Reyes Sr.(Catabang
  • Catabangan Proper
  • Inandawa
  • Laguio
  • Lanipga-Cawayan
  • Liboro
  • Lohong
  • Lower Omon
  • Lower Santa Cruz
  • Panaytayan
  • Panaytayan Nuevo
  • Patalunan
  • Poblacion Ilaod
  • Poblacion Iraya
  • Port Junction Norte
  • Port Junction Sur
  • Salvacion
  • Samay
  • San Rafael
  • F. Simeon (Pugod)
  • Tagbac
  • Upper Omon
  • Upper Santa Cruz

Socio-Economic Profile

The municipality of Ragay in the first district is among the first class municipalities of Camarines Sur. It still is moving on rapidly, making improvement and development. This town is well on its way towards progress especially with the opening of the Quirino Highway.

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