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Jagna is known as the “Calamay County” of Bohol and is famed for the production of the finest Calamays in the province.

Calamay, sometimes called “kalamay” is made from well-milled glutinous rice mixed with coconut milk and sugar. It is the signature delicacy and pasalubong from Bohol. One of the island’s most iconic images, that brown spoke-shaved coconut shell with a red band.
Calamay is not only about the land’s bounty; but it also encapsulates in a shell: industry and dedication that has cemented the Boholano. Surviving through heat and sweat, cooks still stick a smile when pouring the thick paste into the coconut shells. Rev. Fr. Mariano Gutierrez, OAR incidentally taught the art of making calamay to the people of Jagna. while he was still parish priest of Jagna from 1825 until his death in 1855.

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A home for the wise

Finally after years of being transferred from place to place, senior citizens of the town of Jagna have a place they can call their own. The newly-completed Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) was blessed on April 8 and formally opened. Started in the second...

Jagnaanon PMAer to enter the navy

“Maanyag nga mga anak ug kalantip sa isip” is in the lyrics of Jagna Hymn which describes the town’s people. But not only is it inhabited by beautiful and intelligent people it has also shared its manpower with the esteemed guardians of peace in the country. Last...

BHWs receive training on roles

The Rural Health Units of the municipality recently spearheaded a training for barangay health workers at the Capt. Goyo Casenas Hall, 2nd F of the Jagna Municipal Hall. The training lasted for two days with two batches. Each batch is composed of 84 participants...