Claim: Sagada oranges are really orange in hue and come from a province in China
IN a Facebook post by Baguio’s Public Information Office, a Sagada local and former city veterinarian Brigit Piok tells an anecdote that happened at the Baguio Public market wherein a fruit vendor claimed to her that Sagada oranges are vibrant orange in color and are imported from “Sagada province of China”. Some of those “Sagada” oranges from China even have Sagada stickers.
This is false and has been debunked by several Sagada locals who describe the Sagada orange as having tighter skin, a thin reed, less bright orange to green color, and is actually more expensive.
Sagada Mayor Felicito Dula visited Baguio on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, to show the oranges cultivated in Sagada. These oranges are indeed orange and differ from those sold in the market.
Why we fact-checked this
Following a scam complaint against a vendor selling “Sagada Oranges” that deceives customers, mainly tourists, the Baguio City Permits and Licensing Office pledged to continue its enforcement against merchants using misleading marketing strategies for profit.