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Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines

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  • Urdaneta City became a city through Republic Act 8480, otherwise known as "An Act Converting the Municipality of Urdaneta, Province of Pangasinan into a Component City to be known as the City of Urdaneta".

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Urdaneta City,
Province of Pangasinan, Philippines

Urdaneta City became a city through Republic Act 8480, otherwise known as "An Act Converting the Municipality of Urdaneta, Province of Pangasinan into a Component City to be known as the City of Urdaneta". This was signed on January 10, 1998 and was voted affirmatively by the people of Urdaneta City on March 21, 1998 Its conversion into a city has made a rapid transformation in making the city as an urban growth center and dynamic investment hub in central eastern Pangasinan. Traders and businessmen come to Urdaneta because of its undeniably good environment for business and peaceful community.

Travellers could easily reach the place through land transportation. The city is approximately 186 km from Metro Manila, 70 km from Baguio City and 40 km from Lingayen, the provincial capital of Pangasinan.

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URDANETA CITY: “BAGSAKAN” CITY OF PANGASINAN

The City of Urdaneta, earned its name as the “Bagsakan (trading post)" City of the Pangasinan because it serves as a drop-off point of the various fruits and vegetables coming from the different municipalities in Pangasinan and nearby provinces.

The city’s bagsakan center, just like in the Divisioria market, practice free enterprise, wherein nobody controls the price unlike in some areas where a group of people control the price. Sometimes, the food staples traded here are sold up to 12 percent cheaper prices. Vegetables, such as tomatoes, pechay, onions, string beans, okra, eggplants and ampalaya from Pangasinan municipalities, and fruits, such as pomelo and banana of Davao, Batangas lanzones and dalandan of Laguna, are sold daily in the city’s bagsakan market. Traders and market vendors from within Luzon come to this city to buy goods and sell these to the different towns in Pangasinan and other Luzon provinces.

It is believed that the bagsakan center in Urdaneta City was an offshoot of the city’s cattle market during the World War II. Urdaneta, then a town, had no definite area for selling cattles and business was done at the plaza and near the municipal hall. People from Luzon provinces would go to the city to buy cattles and “bagoong” (fish sauce from Lingayen town) to bring to their provinces. Soon the cattle traders from the Pangasinan municipalities and nearby provinces thought of bringing with them their farm harvests, aside from their cattles, and sold them in the market.

By word of mouth, news spread that vegetables and fruits were sold in Urdaneta, and soon, not only cattle traders were buying and selling the fam produce but wholesalers as well. As of today, a large cattle market is situated in Barangay Anonas of this city, and is known to be Northern Luzon’s biggest cattle market. However, the bagsakan market remains in the city proper near the plaza.

article from: www.nscb.gov.ph

Geography of Urdaneta City, Philippines

Geography of Urdaneta City

Location of Urdaneta City, Philippines

Urdaneta City is located within the province of Pangasinan which is Region I in the island of Luzon.

The City, is strategically located in the central eastern part of Pangasinan, which is transversed by the Manila North Road, virtually bisecting the locality into the west and east side. It is bounded in the north by the Municipality of Binalonan, south by the Municipality of Villasis, east by the Municipality of Asingan and west by the Municipality of Sta Barbara. With this location of Urdaneta, it makes it a convenient bagsakan market. It is the gateway to Baguio City and Northern Luzon provinces, and to central and western Pangasinan.

  • note: from - www.nscb.gov.ph

History of Urdaneta City, Philippines

There are many versions on how Urdaneta City officially became URDANETA. One theory suggests its original name is ORGANITA, roughly meaning “litle organ or unit.”

This is plausible as it was then a composite of portions of barrios of the adjacent towns where they converged to create one composite pueblo. Some of the theorists, the so-called purists, belie this by saying that the Spanish root word is organo; therefore, the right word should be organito. These theorists cite education at that time was centered in the Poblacion and the people in the hinterlands were neglected, thus resulting to bad grammar.

Another contention was that the first “cura parroco” of the town, Fr. Nicolas Alonzo Manrique, during the organization of the publeo in January 8, 1858, named the town “Urdaneta”, in honor of another friar, Fr. Andres de Urdaneta. Fr. Urdaneta was the spiritual adviser of the expedition led by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi which arrived in Cebu to explore the country on April 27, 1565. However, doubts still exist on whom was the town named. Was it after Father Andres de Urdanteta or Fr. Miguel de Urdaneta or Fr. Simon de Urdaneta? The archives of the National Library state that it was after Fr. Miguel de Urdaneta. The historian Fr. Jose Ma. Gonzales, in his book “Labor Evangelica y Civilizadora de los Religioso Dominicos en Pangasinan”, was silent on this. Some articles on the town’s history say that it was after Fr. Simon de Urdaneta while others claimed it was after Fr. Andres de Urdaneta.

The first inhabitants of the town were mostly Ilocanos. They established nearby settlements that occupy portions of the barrios of surrounding towns, namely Asingan, Villasis, Malasiqui, Sta. Barbara, Mangaldan. Manaoag and Binalonan. The settlers joined together and petitioned the Spanish government to allow them to form a separate pueblo for greater ties and stronger unity. Their petition was granted and Urdaneta was formally founded on January 8, 1858.

article from: www.nscb.gov.ph

People of Urdaneta City, Philippines

Based from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Urdaneta City recorded a population of 111,582, 50.2 percent of which were women. It had a relatively young population wherein about 45.1 percent were aged 19 years old and below. The City is composed of about 22,908 households with an average household size of 4.9. It had a population density of 1,113 persons per square kilometers.

Ilocano was the predominant ethnicity in Urdaneta City as they comprised 87.1 percent of the total household population in 2000. Descendants of other ethnic groups such as Tagalog, Pangasinan/Pangalatok, Maranao, Kankanaey, Bisaya, and Kapampangan also migrated to the City. Panggalatok and Ilokano are the city's local dialect with Tagalog and English as the second language.

About 86.9 percent of the people in Urdaneta City are Roman Catholic based from the 2000 Census of Population. Other religious groups in the City include Iglesia ni Cristo (3.8 percent), Evangelicals (2.8 percent) and Aglipayan (1.5 percent).

Elected Government Officials of Urdaneta City, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected officials of Urdaneta City for the term of 2013-2016
  1. DEL PRADO, FRANCO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 32687 8.85%
  2. VILLANUEVA, DOMING (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 26962 7.30%
  3. SUMERA, BLESS (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 26387 7.14%
  4. BASCO, JESUS (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 26233 7.10%
  5. AGSALUD, JIGS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 25643 6.94%
  6. SUMERA, HERO INDEPENDENT 25078 6.79%
  7. PEREZ, ANTONINO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 23514 6.37%
  8. ESTEVES, RIO VIRGILIO (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 23294 6.31%
  9. ANDRADA, MARK JOSEPH (NPC) NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION 21610 5.85%
  10. ADUCA, FLORENCIO (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 21565 5.84%

Elected officials of Urdaneta City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Urdaneta City, Pangasinan

Businesses in Urdaneta City, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Urdaneta City, Philippines

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Schools in Urdaneta City, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


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Economy of Urdaneta City, Philippines

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Jobs in Urdaneta City

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Natural Resources of Urdaneta City, 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.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

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.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


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.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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 Urdaneta City, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Urdaneta City, Philippines

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Featured News of The Philippines

  • PH exports seen to sustain growth trend through 2016
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00 am
Philippine export revenues are expected to rally strongly in the next three years, and may hit $105.1 billion in 2016, buoyed by the rising demand for the country’s fresh food exports and intermediate goods, and by the recovery of the global electronics sector.
Documents provided during the Philippine Economic Briefing Tuesday showed that, for this year, total exports (covering both merchandise and services) could grow by 8 percent to $85.2 billion. The trade figure may also grow by 10 percent to $94 billion in 2015, and 12 percent to $105.1 billion in 2016 ........................ Full Story»

  • Phl Economic Briefing to focus on sustainability
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Government officials will be promoting today the sustainability of the country’s gains beyond 2016 at the Philippine Economic Briefing.
“The country has achieved a lot over the last four years. With the Aquino administration ending in two years, it is keen on promoting confidence that the economic gains and the good-governance agenda will persist beyond 2016,” Editha L. Martin, executive director at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Investor Relations Office (IRO), said ........................ Full Story»

  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

  • Condura run to honor Phl soldiers
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The seventh edition of the Condura Skyway Marathon will take place on Feb. 1, 2015 with a special mission of providing support to the families of Filipino soldiers killed or injured in action.
Ton Concepcion, founder and chief organizing officer of the Condura Skyway Marathon, told yesterday’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s Malate that next year’s race is dubbed “Run for a Hero.” ............................. Full Story»

Philippine Cycling is supported by Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines

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