Pangasinan Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Pangasinan province within Region I in the Republic of The Philippines
Agno || Aguilar || Alcala || Anda || Asingan || Balungao || Bani || Basista || Bautista || Bayambang || Binalonan || Binmaley || Bolinao || Bugallon || Burgos || Calasiao || Dasol || Infanta || Labrador || Laoac || Lingayen (Capital) || Mabini || Malasiqui || Manaoag || Mangaldan || Mangatarem || Mapandan || Natividad || Pozzorubio || Rosales || San Fabian || San Jacinto || San Manuel || San Nicolas || San Quintin || Santa Barbara || Santa Maria || Santo Tomas || Sison || Sual || Tayug || Umingan || Urbiztondo || Villasis
Cities in the Province of Pangasinan: Alaminos City || Dagupan City || San Carlos City || Urdaneta City
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Municipalities and Cities within Pangasinan Province
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The Capitol Building of Pangasinan in the municipality of Lingayen
The Capitol Building of Pangasinan in the municipality of Lingayen
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- The province of Pangasinan is within Region I - Ilocos Region
- Pangasinan has 44 Municipalities, 4 Cities, and 1,364 Barangays
- Lingayen is the capital of Pangasinan
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census)= 2,645,395
- Registered voters per COMELEC as of 2010= 1,330,027
Capital of Pangasinan
The capital of Pangasinan is Lingayen. Lingayen is a 1st class municipality. The governor of Pangasisan has his/her office here.
Cities in Pangasinan
- Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines
- Dagupan City, Philippines - Located within Pangasinan but is Independent of the province of Pangasinan.
- San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines
- Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines
Geography of Pangasinan, Philippines
The land area of Pangasinan is 5,368.82 square kilometers. Pangasinan is 170 kilometers north of Manila, 50 kilometers south of Baguio City, 115 kilometers north of Subic International Airport and Seaport, and 80 kilometers north of Clark International Airport.
Location of Pangasinan, Philippines
- 15.9167° N, 120.3333° E - Pangasinan, Coordinates
Pangasinan is located on the west central area of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Pangasinan borders La Union and Benguet to the north, Nueva Vizcaya and Nueva Ecija to the east, and Zambales and Tarlac to the south. To the west of Pangasinan is the South China Sea and the province encloses the Lingayen Gulf.
Pangasinan is within Region I.
The capitol is located at Alvear E, Maniboc, Lingayen.
History of Pangasinan, Philippines
- article from:www.nscb.gov.ph
Created in 1850 by Governor General Ronquillo de Penalosa, Pangasinan was the earliest political and administrative unit in the Philippines. It was officially conquered and colonized by D. Martin de Goiti in 1571. At that time, its territorial jurisdiction included the present province of Zambales and parts of La Union and Tarlac. Lingayen was designated and remained up to the present the provincial capital.
By middle of the 19th century, the northern towns of Agoo to Bacnotan were separated from Pangasinan and became parts of the province of La Union.
In 1975, its territorial boundaries were further diminished when Panique and other municipalities south of it were affixed to Tarlac.
At present, the province is bounded in the North by Lingayen Gulf, La Union and Benguet, in the Northeast by Nueva Vizcaya, in the East by Nueva Ecija, Tarlac in the South and Zambales and the China Sea in the West. It is approximately 170 kilometers North of Manila and 59 kilometers Southwest of Baguio City.
- Below is a history article from the LGU of Pangasinan:
Pangasinan was among the earliest political and administrative units in the Philippines. It was officially conquered and colonized by D. Martin de Goiti in 1571. On April 5, 1572, Pangasinan was made an encomienda by the Spanish royal crown to receive instruction on the Catholic Faith, which means that Pangasinan was organized under one leadership and has identity before the Spanish royal court.
Eight years later, in 1580, Pangasinan was organized into a political unit under an alkalde mayor who at that time has authority as head of the province or provincial government with judicial function indicating that Pangasinan has become a province. To commemorate the day when Pangasinan became an encomienda and the year it became a province, Pangasinan celebrates April 5, 1580 as the official founding day of the Province of Pangasinan. At that time, its territorial jurisdiction included the Province of Zambales and parts of La Union and Tarlac. By the middle of the 19th century however, the northern towns of Agoo to Bacnotan were separated from the province and became parts of La Union. The provincial territory was further diminished in 1875 with the annexation of Paniqui and other towns south of it to Tarlac.
Pangasinan, derived its name from the word "panag asinan", which means "where salt is made", owing to the rich and fine salt beds which were the prior source of livelihood of the province's coastal towns.
People of Pangasinan, Philippines
- Pangasinan Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census)= 2,645,395
- Pangasinan Registered Voters (per COMELEC 2010)= 1,330,027
- Elected officials of Pangasinan for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor: Amado Totaan Espino Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Jose F Zerrudo Calimlim Jr.
- House Representatives:
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Fontelera, Napoleon Jr. Capua
- Sison, Antonio Del Fierro
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Reyes, Nestor Dalisay
- Sison, Raul Palisoc
- Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Baniqued, Angel Jr. Martinez
- Tulagan, Generoso Jr. Domingo
- Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Villegas, Liberato Zabala
- Libunao, Mojamito Jr. Roca
- Fifth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Uy, Danilo Chua Fifth
- Arboleda, Clemente Jr.
- Sixth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Shahani, Ranjit Ramos
- Bince, Alfonso Jr. Cera
- Elected officials of Pangasinan for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Amado Totaan Espino Jr.
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Jose F Zerrudo Calimlim Jr.
- House Representatives:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Pangasinan for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Pangasinan for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Pangasinan for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Officials of Pangasinan Province
Businesses in Pangasinan, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Pangasinan, Philippines
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- Masjid Angullia, Pogo, Alaminos City, Philippines
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- PARISH OF ST. JOSEPH ALAMINOS 1766, Pangasinan
- PARISH OF ST. CATHERINE AGNO 1610, Pangasinan
- PARISH OF ST. JOSEPH, AGUILAR 1810, Pangasinan
- PARISH OF ST. MARK ALOS, ALAMINOS 1969, Pangasinan
- PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS TOLENTINO, ANDA 1858, Pangasinan
- PARISH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, BANI 1834
- PARISH OF ST. JAMES BOLINAO 1610
- PARISH OF ST. ANDREW BUGALLON 1920
- PARISH OF ST. ISIDORE THE FARMER BURGOS 1876
- PARISH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER, DASOL
- PARISH OF ST. RAPAHAEL ARCHANGEL EGUIA 1889
- PARISH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST INFANTA 1895
- PARISH OF ST. ISIDRO LABRADOR 1765
- PARISH OF THE HOLY CHILD, MABINI 1610
- PARISH OF ST. RAYMOND OF PENAFORT MANGATAREM 1835
- PARISH OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES SALASA 1720
- PARISH OF ST. JAMES, SANTIAGO, 1973
- PARISH OF ST. PETER MARTYR, SUAL 1835
- PARISH OF OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR, ZARAGOSA 1967
- PARISH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST INFANTA 1895
- PARISH OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS, BASISTA 1938
- PARISH OF ST. VINCENT FERRER, BAYAMBANG, 1614
- PARIS OF OUR LADY OF THE PURIFICATION BINMALEY 1674
- PARISH OF GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL BONUAN GUESET, DAGUPAN CITY, 1943
- PARISH OF STS. PETER AND PAUL, CALASIAO (1588)
- PARISH OF OUR LADY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY, CALMAY 1973
- PARISH OF ST. ROSE OF LIMA, DOMALANDAN 1865
- CO-CATHEDRAL PARISH OF THE THREE KINGS, LINGAYEN 1575
- PARISH OF SAN ILDEPHONSE, MALASIQUI 1699
- PARISH OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY MANAOAG 1600
- PARISH OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS MANGALDAN,1600
- PARISH OF ST. JOSEPH, MAPANDAN 1905
- PUBLIC ORATORY OF OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART, NAGUELGUEL 1950
- PARISH OF ST. DOMINIC GUZMAN, SAN CARLOS CITY 1587
- PARISH OF SAINT FABIAN, SAN FABIAN 1718
- PARISH OF ST. HYACINTH, SAN JACINTO 1598
- CATHEDRAL PARISH OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, DAGUPAN 1614
- CHINESE PARISH OF ST. THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS DAGUPAN CITY 1955
- PARISH OF ST. PIUS V. URBIZTONDO 1852
- PARISH OF THE HOLY CROSS ALCALA 1881
- PARISH OF ST. LOUIS BERTRAND, ASINGAN 1669
- PARISH OF ST. JULIAN, BALUNGAO 1944
- PARISH OF THE HOLY CHILD BINALONAN 1841
- PARISH OF OUR LORD’S NATIVITY, NATIVIDAD 1904
- PARISH OF ST. JUDE THADDEUS POZORRUBIO 1880
- PARISH OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, ROSALES, 1853
- PARISH OF ST. BARTHOLOMEW, SAN MAUEL 1687
- PARISH OF ST. NICHOLAS TOLENTINO, SAN NICOLAS
- PARISH OF ST. PASCUAL BAYLON, SAN QUINTIN 1863
- PARISH OF OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL SISON 1898
- PARISH OF OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR SANTA MARIA 1875
- PARISH OF ST. TOMAS AQUINAS, SANTO TOMAS
- PARISH OF ST. PATRICK, TAYUG 1817
- PARISH OF ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT VILLASIS 1763
- PARISH OF IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, URDANETA 1858
- PARISH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION UMINGAN 1845
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Schools in Pangasinan, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
Economy of Pangasinan, Philippines
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The province's economy is mainly agricultural due to its vast fertile plains. More than 44 percent of its agricultural area is devoted to crop production. Aside from being one of the Philippine's rice granaries, Pangasinan is also a major producer of coconut, mango and eggplant.
As a coastal province, marine and inland fishing have become one of the major economic activities of the people.
Apart from agriculture and fishery, Pangasinan's economy also thrives in light industries. It is famous for exquisitely hand-carved furnitures, naturally-carved bamboo furnitures, rattan and the famous Fish Caviar (Bagoong), which has become the trademark of the province.
Pangasinan also boasts of its natural and scenic spots which have greatly contributed to the booming local tourism industry.
The province has two distinct seasons: dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year. Average temperature is 27.6 degrees centigrade; humidity averages 87.3% and average monthly rainfall is 153.77 millimeters.
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Natural Resources of Pangasinan, Philippines
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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
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The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Pangasinan, Philippines
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- The Capitol Building - designed by eminent American architect Ralph Harrington Doane, the Pangasinan Provincial Capitol has seen much of the province's history unfold. The building was constructed from 1917-1918 during the term of Pangasinan's 7th Governor, Daniel Maramba (1916-1922). Its inaugural in February 1919 featured a Pangasinan exposition which focused the attention of the entire nation on the province, its agricultural and industrial products, its achievements and potentials. During this time, it was considered to be the most beautiful provincial building in the country, admired and copied by other provinces. Under the administration of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. (2007-present), the Capitol Building was further refurbished while all other provincial government buildings in the Capitol Complex underwent general facelift, renovation and restoration works. . The Capitol Building now houses the Offices of the Governor, the Vice-Governor and the Provincial Board Members, and several provincial government departments. These intensive rehabilitation projects, with the Capitol Building reclaiming its reputation to be the most beautiful Capitol in the country today, have transformed the Capitol Complex as an alternative tourist destination and the pride of Pangasinenses.
- The Sison Auditorium - the edifice was constructed in 1926-1927 during the term of Teofilo Sison, the 8th Governor of Pangasinan who also served as Senator of the Republic of the Philippines from 1928-1932 and was thereafter appointed as Secretary of Interior and Labor, and as Secretary of Justice and National Defense, earning him a distinction as the first Pangasinense to become a cabinet member. The Sison Auditorium was originally built as part of the Pangasinan Academic High School, the first secondary school in the province (now better known as Pangasinan National High School). Popularly known as “Assembly Hall”, or the “Grand Provincial Auditorium”, or simply the “Aditorium”, it became the place of major social functions in the province. It also served at one time or another as a sports venue, as the Provincial Library, and as Office of the Vice-Governor and the Provincial Board. The Auditorium underwent general facelift, renovation and restoration works in 2008-2010 under the administration of Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr., with the vision to make it the Cultural Center of Pangasinan, to showcase the Pangasinense culture and artistry and the province’s rich culture of indigenous songs, dances and other artistic expressions.
- The Colegio del Santissimo Rosario - erected along the Agno River in Lingayen in 1890 by the Dominicansas an exclusive school for girls, the Colegio del Santissimo Rosario had a dormitory for the ninas, a clausura for the madres and a chapel. It served as barracks of American soldiers for two (2) years during the Filipino-American war and was damaged from the bombings that came with the Lingayen Gulf Landings during World War II. In 1947, the Columban sisters opened the St. Columban's Academy at the Colegio, following Bishop Mariano Madriaga's offer to use it as school for children in Lingayen. The school, now named St. Columban's College, moved to its present location beside the Catholic church in 1954. When the Dominican sisters constructed another school in San Manuel town, they retrieved materials from the Colegio and used them for their new school building, thus leaving its ruins.
- The Casa Real - constructed in the 1840s, the Casa Real was a royal house where the Alcalde Mayor resided and held office as the Governor and the Judge of the Court of First Instance. It became the station of the Spanish soldiers and their native recruits who helped fought the Katipuneros during the revolutionary war against the Spanish rule. At the end of that century when the Americans colonized the province, it was named Capitol and served as the Office of the Governor. After the Taft Commission organized Pangasinan as a civil province on February 16, 1901, Judge William Howard Taft and his commissioners went to Lingayen and were given a grand reception in Casa Real. In World War II, the building was used by the Japanese as office during their invasion of the country and was partly damaged by the American naval bombardment in 1945. This 1,728 sqm. - public edifice served at one time or the other as the office and residence of the Alcalde Mayor and the Gobernador Civil, the courts of the judiciary, public elementary school and government offices. It was declared a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Institute in 2002.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Pangasinan, Philippines
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Pangasinan Zip Codes
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
- Source: http://punch.dagupan.com/articles/news/2015/08/sual-innovates-bangus-raising/
- Sunday, August 2, 2015
- By Tita Roces
SUBDIVISION STYLE HOUSING
SUAL—Bangus (milkfish) raised in fish cages here are happy and they have reasons to be. The municipal government is housing them ala “subdivision.”
Municipal Agriculturist Florencia Guanzon said the 750 fish cages that produce about 33,750,000 kilos a year of bangus are being re-arranged systematically the way residential subdivisions planned and constructed, where there are sites and blocks.
“These are called bangus subdivisions,” she said. “Similar to housing in subdivisions, there is a set navigational lane and proper distances between one unit to another are observed,” she pointed out.
The cages, like in houses, also have corresponding “residential” numbers made of fiberglass plates bearing signatures of Mayor Roberto Arcinue and Guanzon, based on their Environmental Compliance Certificate from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.
“If the bangus housing in subdivision has no plate , it means it is colorum, “Mr. Arcinue said.
The implementation of the subdivision housing for bangus started last year but could not be completed right away because it takes about six months for the fish culture, therefore, these could not be easily moved, the mayor said.
Arcinue takes pride in the town’s systematic raising of bangus and strictly enforces “No fish pen policy”. Fish pens, he said, are detrimental to the bangus industry.
The fish cages are located in the coastal areas in Bacquioen, Cabalitian and Pangascasan that occupy about 150 hectares.
“We see to it that the operators pay correct taxes and in return, we provide assistance through technology and supervision,” Guanzon said.
The bangus are fed with floater feeds to minimize pollution and wastage and maintain water quality checked every two weeks.
At the bottom of the cages are sea cucumbers and mussels that serve as biofilter.
Meanwhile, the fish kill that hit Bolinao and Anda towns last month became a boon to bangus raisers here enabling the latter to fetch higher prices from P100 per kilo, the price is now as high as P120.
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