San Jacinto

The town of San Jacinto was named after Father Jacinto of Poland. He was a Dominican priest who was dubbed the “Apostle of the North”. He worked tirelessly for the reform of women’s missionaries in his native country.

Founded on August 17, 1598, by Rev. Fr. Herminigildo Milgar, San Jacinto was officially established as a municipality in 1601, making it one of the oldest municipalities in the Province of Pangasinan.

San Jacinto belongs to the fourth congressional district located 26 kilometers from the capital town Lingayen. It has a total land area of 4,418 hectares and a population of 44,351 people according to the 2020 census.

Agriculture remains a major source of livelihood in San Jacinto with rice, corn, and tobacco as the town’s main crops. The town uses its corn husk waste to produce bags and baskets that generate additional income for the people.


Leo De Vera

Vice Mayor
Robert De Vera

Wilfredo Barcel
Samuel Abaoag
Virginia Zarate
Sean Alexis Cardozo
Madison Ellasus
Rebecca Esoy
Samuel Aspiras
Benjamin Visperas

San Fabian

San Fabian was founded on March 23, 1717, and was once called Angio. The town used to be a mission territory of Dominican friars during the Spanish occupation to spread Christianity in the Province of Pangasinan. It was renamed San Fabian, in honor of Saint Fabian, who once served as a pontiff and a saint of the Roman Catholic Church.

Hundreds of Filipino nationalists who fought against the Americans in the Philippine-American war died in San Fabian. After its fall, the Americans established a government where Ińigo Dispo was installed as the town’s first President.

San Fabian was instrumental to Americans and its allies during World War II. The morning of January 6, 1945, saw one of the biggest allied landings in the Pacific theatre that spanned the towns of Lingayen and San Fabian. For three days, the allied forces relentlessly bombarded the coast of Lingayen gulf which stretches roughly 40 kilometers where the pockets of the remaining Japanese forces were located.

Located in the northwestern part of Pangasinan, San Fabian borders the Province of La Union to the north. The town is part of the fourth congressional district. San Fabian has a total land area of 8,128 hectares and a population of 87,428 people according to the 2020 census.

As a coastal town, San Fabian’s fishing industry contributes much to its economy. the town’s White and Blue beaches, named by the American forces in WWII, host several resorts that can accommodate local and foreign visitors.


Marlyn Agbayani

Vice Mayor
Constante Agbayani

Chelsea Mae Narvasa
Roberto Quirimit
Errol Sison
Marieta Cuaresma
Hercules Magliba
Kimberly Bandarlipe
Riemzie Abrio
Rolando Pedralvez


There are three conflicting origins of the name “Mangaldan”. the first version is about a Spanish missionary who asked the locals about the name of the settlement. One local thought that the Spanish missionary was asking for water so he replied “manga-alay-adan” which means “Adan is fetching”. The second tale implies that Mangaldan got its name from its first native chief “Babaldan”. the last story is about a towering mango tree at the center of the town laden with fruits. The locals picked the free fruits but as the number of mango fruits dwindle, the locals scramble to gather the remaining fruits resulting in a quarrel of “man-nga-ngal-ngalan”.

Mangaldan is the third oldest town in the Province of Pangasinan becoming a Spanish encomienda in 1591. the town was a former “visita” of Calasiao until the Dominicans established it as vicarite to honor St. Thomas Aquinas on June 2, 1600.

The municipality of Mangaldan is part of the fourth congressional district. It is 23 kilometers from the provincial capital Lingayen. the town has a land area of 4,847 hectares and a population of 113,185 people according to the 2020 census.

Mangaldan is known as the producer of the best-tasting ‘pindang’ or tapa (thin slices of dried and cured carabao meat). The festival was launched in 2012 as one of the highlights of the town fiesta that was intended to give honor to the local meat vendors and to give credit to the community’s meat industry as the main livelihood of the people.

Aside from pindang, the town also boasts of its peanut brittle product made popular by Romana de Vera, a Pangasinense who pioneered the creation of an original recipe and started her family business in 1958. In 2011, the product brand diversified and now selling peanut ‘adobo’ brittle, greaseless peanut, ube halaya, pastillas, and many more. The marketability of the products continuously soared over the years and has developed into a household name to date.


Bona Fe Parayno

Vice Mayor
Mark Stephen Mejia

Lovely Lian Maramba
Joselito Quinto
Aldrin Soriano
Fernando Juan Cabrera
Joseph Emmanuel Cera
Juvy Frialde
Christopher Romero
Joel Meneses


When the Christian mission led by Augustinian fathers started converting the locals to Christianism, they established several missions throughout the Province of Pangasinan. One particular mission was in Santa Monica, the old name of Manaoag. The town got its name from the Pangasinan word “Mantaoag” which means “to call”. the locals believe that a farmer saw a lady carrying a child on a treetop. the lady told the farmer to “build a church in my honor” and “my children shall receive many favors in this place”.

Rumors spread of the apparition of the “Virgin Mary who calls”, and the locals started to visit the place and see it themselves. upon their return home, people asked them where they came from and they answered “Dimad Apo Ya Mantatawag”. the term was simplified to just “Mantawag”, which means “to call” in Ilocano and Pangasinan. The name later evolved to “Manaoag”, the town’s present name.

Manaoag is part of the fourth congressional district. It is 33 kilometers from the capital town of Lingayen. Manaoag has a total land area of 5,595 hectares and a population of 76,045 people according to the latest census.

Manaoag is undoubtedly the most popular pilgrimage site in the province and is even called “Catholic Mecca” in the country as hordes of devotees from different places frequent The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Manaoag all year round.

The primary feast of Our Lady of Manaoag is held on the third Wednesday of Easter while the universal feast day is during the Holy Rosary month which is in October. It was in the year 2011 when The Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Manaoag became canonically affiliated with the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome.

In honor of our Lady of Manaoag, the town celebrate the Galicayo Festival, Pangasinan’s answer to other religious festivities in the country like Ati-Atihan, Sinulog, Moriones, Dinagyang, and Obando Fertility Festival. Coined after a Pangasinense word, ‘galicayo’ means “come here” after the stories of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in the town where she called on the people to come together and build a church.


Jeremy Agerico Rosario

Vice Mayor
Kim Mikael Amador

Jon Edmund Augustus Amador
Winston Chu Tan
Eduardo Paraan
Pedro Palaganas
Perc Jomini Villacorta
Merlinda Tantay
Rosalino De Vera
Arnold Saragoza

Dagupan City

Dagupan was first called Bacnotan by the Augustinians a few years into the formation of the Spanish encomienda in the province of Pangasinan in 1583. A revolt in 1660, led by Andres Malong, a local chief, ended the forced labor imposed by the Spaniards. The town was rebuilt after the revolt. To mark the successful uprising headed by Malong, the town was renamed “Nandaragupan” which translates to “where people meet” until it was simplified to Dagupan. Dagupan transitioned into a city on June 20, 1947, by virtue of Republic Act No. 170, a law known as the City Charter of Dagupan.

Dagupan City is part of the fourth congressional district of Pangasinan. The city covers a total land area of 4,447.10 hectares and a population of 174,302 according to the 2020 census. Dagupan City is 14 kilometers from the capital town of Lingayen.

The city produces the tastiest milkfish in the world, locally known as bangus. It is considered the Bangus Capital of the Philippines growing a huge percentage of the country’s total bangus production. With bangus farming being the city’s main industry, Dagupan City celebrates Bangus Festival annually, one of the biggest festivals in the Country.


Belen Fernandez

Vice Mayor
Dean Bryan Kua

Michael Fernandez
Maria Lourdes Fernandez
Dennis Canto
Jeslito Seen
Victoria Czarinna Acosta
Celia Lim
Alipio Serafin Fernandez
Redford Christian Erfe-Mejia
Maria Librada Fe Reyna
Alvin Coquia