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Villasis, Pangasinan

Villasis
Baley na Villasis
Municipality
Villasis Municipal Hall along MacArthur Highway
Villasis Municipal Hall along MacArthur Highway
Official seal of Villasis
Seal
Coordinates:
Country
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province
District 5th district of Pangasinan
Founded March 4, 1748
Barangays 21
Government[1]
 • Mayor Libradita G. Abrenica (Liberal Party)
Area[2]
 • Total 75.83 km2 (29.28 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 59,111
 • Density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Income class 1st class
Website .ph.gov.villasiswww

Villasis is a first class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 59,111 people.[3]

Villasis is a farming town situated along the Agno River. On its borders are the towns of Malasiqui (on the west), Urdaneta City (on the north), Asingan (on the east), and Rosales and Sto. Tomas (on the south). Hemmed between two bustling areas, Urdaneta City and Rosales, Villasis is one of the fastest developing towns in the province. It also thrives on its rice, corn and tobacco plantations. Its hilly barangays situated along the Malasiqui boundary is an ideal place for resort developers and agri-businessmen.

The town holds an annual fiesta in honor of its patron saint, San Antonio de Abad (Saint Anthony the Abbot).

Contents

  • Barangays 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Economy 3
  • Talong festival 4
  • Climate 5
  • Saint Anthony the Abbot Parish Church 6
  • Image gallery 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Barangays

Villasis is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[2]

  • Amamperez
  • Bacag
  • Barangobong
  • Barraca
  • Capulaan
  • Caramutan
  • La Paz
  • Labit
  • Lipay
  • Lomboy
  • Piaz (Plaza)
  • Zone V (Pob.)
  • Zone I (Pob.)
  • Zone II (Pob.)
  • Zone III (Pob.)
  • Zone IV (Pob.)
  • Puelay
  • San Blas
  • San Nicolas
  • Tombod
  • Unzad

Demographics

Economy

The town's accessibility to all kinds of land transportation has made Villasis a bustling center of trade and commerce. It is intersected by the Manila North Road from north to south, allowing all major bus lines plying the Manila-Region I CAR route to pass through the town 24-hours a day. The main agricultural crops of the town are rice, corn, cassava, and varieties of vegetables and fruits. Raising livestock is another livelihood of the townspeople who raise poultry, swine, cattle and goats.

There are 56 registered small to medium sized industries in Villasis. These include rice mills, metalcraft industries, cement production, poultry raising and piggeries and an ice-plant.

Talong festival

On January 18, 2008, Mayor Nonato Abrenica announced that hundreds of balikbayans joined the annual fiesta celebration, highlighted by the Talong Festival / fastest talong eater contest (boiled skin removed eggplant, long-purple casino type), in Villasis, Pangasinan. 12 of 21 villages / barangays are engaged in eggplant production with total of 3.35 km² planted by 600 residents.[5]

Climate

Climate data for Villasis, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
31.4
(88.4)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
22.7
(72.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.5
(5.02)
115.8
(4.559)
129.7
(5.106)
141.1
(5.555)
248.2
(9.772)
165
(6.5)
185.3
(7.295)
161.9
(6.374)
221.4
(8.717)
299.5
(11.791)
199
(7.83)
188.7
(7.429)
2,183.1
(85.948)
Average rainy days 17 17 17 15 20 19 19 20 21 20 17 19 221
Source: World Weather Online[6]

Saint Anthony the Abbot Parish Church

The heritage Saint Anthony the Abbot Parish Church, built in 1763, is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta (from the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan). Feast Day: January 17; Parish Priest: Father Arturo F. Aquino & Parochial Vicar: Father Dionisio B. Luzano.

Image gallery

References

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Abs-Cbn Interactive, Balikbayans join Talong fest
  6. ^ "Villasis, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

External links

  • Villasinians of East Coast Official Website
  • Philippine Standard Geographic Code
  • Philippine Census Information
  • Local Governance Performance Management System
  • Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Talong Festival - 26 January 2008 (in Filipino)
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