Malasiqui, Pangasinan

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Malasiqui
Municipality
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Official seal of Malasiqui
Seal
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Malasiqui
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Malasiqui
Malasiqui is located in Philippines
Malasiqui
Malasiqui
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°55′N 120°25′E / 15.917°N 120.417°E / 15.917; 120.417Coordinates: 15°55′N 120°25′E / 15.917°N 120.417°E / 15.917; 120.417
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 3rd district of Pangasinan
Barangays 73
Government[1]
 • Mayor Armando C. Domantay Sr.
Area[2]
 • Total 131.37 km2 (50.72 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 123,566
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2421
Dialing code 75
Income class 1st class

Malasiqui is a first class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 123,566 people.[3]

It is mainly an agricultural municipality with rice, corn and tropical lowland vegetables as main crops. It is also famous for its mango fruits having one of the largest concentration of mango tree population in the Philippines.

Etymology[edit]

The word Malasiqui originates from the Pangasinan root word lasi meaning lightning. With prefix ma indicating high degree and suffix qui indicating place - Malasiqui means "place full of lightning".

History[edit]

The municipality traces its origins during the middle of the 17th century when Spanish friars opened a mission intended to convert the native population to Catholicism. The most probable founding year was 1671 when Spanish civil authorities in Manila gave the license for the creation of the town. There were no organized communities in the area before the Spaniards arrived. Attempts to group families into a settlement may have started as early as 1665. The present site was then heavily forested with small family groups scattered along banks of small rivers and creeks. The socio-political history of the municipality parallels that of the Pangasinan province and the country in general. Its history is punctuated by periods of foreign domination first by the Spanish, then by the United States and briefly by the Japanese during the 2nd World War. The population participated heavily in some of the bloodiest rebellions during the Spanish period. Catholicism and other Christian sects dominate the religious life of the people. Ethnically, it is one of the few places in the province of Pangasinan which did not experience in-migration from other regions of the country. Consequently, Pangasinanse is the dominant ethnic group with almost no other ethnic groups mixing into the locality.

The poblacion or town center, is recently experiencing high commercial growth spurred mainly by high consumer spending generated by increase in family incomes attributable to earnings of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers). The estimate of OFW population as a percentage of adult labor force is as much as 22% - one of the highest rates in the Philippines. The OFW phenomenon is so significant that almost all households have at least one member working outside of the country.[4]

Barangays[edit]

Malasiqui is politically subdivided into 73 barangays.[2]

  • Abonagan
  • Agdao
  • Alacan
  • Aliaga
  • Amacalan
  • Anolid
  • Apaya
  • Asin Este
  • Asin Weste
  • Bacundao Este
  • Bacundao Weste
  • Bakitiw
  • Balite
  • Banawang
  • Barang
  • Bawer
  • Binalay
  • Bobon
  • Bolaoit
  • Bongar
  • Butao
  • Cabatling
  • Cabueldatan
  • Calbueg
  • Canan Norte
  • Canan Sur
  • Cawayan Bogtong
  • Don Pedro
  • Gatang
  • Goliman
  • Gomez
  • Guilig
  • Ican
  • Ingalagala
  • Lareg-lareg
  • Lasip
  • Lepa
  • Loqueb Este
  • Loqueb Norte
  • Loqueb Sur
  • Lunec
  • Mabulitec
  • Malimpec
  • Manggan-Dampay
  • Nancapian
  • Nalsian Norte
  • Nalsian Sur
  • Nansangaan
  • Olea
  • Pacuan
  • Palapar Norte
  • Palapar Sur
  • Palong
  • Pamaranum
  • Pasima
  • Payar
  • Poblacion
  • Polong Norte
  • Polong Sur
  • Potiocan
  • San Julian
  • Tabo-Sili
  • Tobor
  • Talospatang
  • Taloy
  • Taloyan
  • Tambac
  • Tolonguat
  • Tomling
  • Umando
  • Viado
  • Waig
  • Warey

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Malasiqui
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 92,053 —    
1995 101,056 +1.76%
2000 113,190 +2.46%
2007 122,820 +1.13%
2010 123,566 +0.22%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]

Tourism[edit]

The Town Fiesta is celebrated January 17 thru 22 every year.[6] Points of interests include:

  • Malasiqui Agno Valley College
  • Perpetual Help College of Pangasinan
  • Harvest Festival
  • Assembly of God
  • Rep. Rachel “Baby” Arenas farm
  • Monastery of the Poor Clares of St. James the Apostle
  • Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan’s first cloistered monastery
  • Malasiqui Central School [7]
  • Centeno Farm Resort and Ecohills Resort
  • Barangay Lareg-Lareg and the Arenas Civic Center
  • Magic Mall
  • St. Ildephonse of Seville Parish Church (Malasiqui)

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  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". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ http://pangasinan.org/malasiqui/
  5. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.msdc2421.com/
  7. ^ http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2012/11/26/873761/showbiz-politics-blend-rep-baby-a%E2%80%99s-b-day-thanksgiving-event

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