DID YOU KNOW THAT the name Jagna is derived from legendary vernacular exclamation “ni hagna na” and whenever the people saw the sizzling surface of the water caused by the movement of the fish, they used to remark “ni hagna na”, meaning the oil being cooked is almost done. Therefore, from this common expression of the villagers evolved the present name of the town “JAGNA”
The first settlers of Jagna descended from the natives of Loboc and Talibon. These settlers wanted to migrate to Mindanao riding on their sailboats called “bilos”. Because of the inclement weather, they were forced to seek shelter in Jagna. However this brief refuge turned into a permanent stay as they found Jagna attractive and an ideal place for establishing a village.
“Himnong Jagnaaon” is a municipal hymn to be sung in all public occasions when deemed appropriate. Lyrics was composed by Mr. Wen Bertumen, the music composed by Mr. Leoncio Gulle (father of Mrs. Eva Gulle de los Santos, an International Pop Song Festival winner held in Finland sometimes in 1990) and interpreted by Rowena Abrau