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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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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.



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.

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Geography of Urdaneta City, Philippines

Geography of Urdaneta City

Location of Urdaneta City, Philippines

  • 15.9761° N, 120.5711° E - Urdaneta, Pangasinan, Coordinates

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.

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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.

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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.

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Businesses in Urdaneta City, Philippines

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Schools in Urdaneta City, 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

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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.


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We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

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