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Robert Estrella Stadium
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Rosales
|Region||Ilocos (Region I)|
|District||6th district of Pangasinan|
|• Mayor||Susan P. Casareno|
|• Total||66.39 km2 (25.63 sq mi)|
|• Density||900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class; partially urban|
Rosales is a first class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. It is sometimes called as Carmen, based on its prominent barangay Carmen (now split into two barangays). According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 59,687 people. Rosales was created as a separate municipality through a Royal Decree in 1852. It was named in honor of Don Antonio Rosales.
Philippine National Author and internationally renowned novelist Francisco Sionil Josè has set a monument to the town he grew up in with his five-novels-series The Rosales Saga.
Rosales is a junction town for those travelling between the provinces of Tarlac and Nueva Ecija to the other towns of Pangasinan. Its local economy is considered as one of the best in Pangasinan with the opening of the first SM mall in Pangasinan called SM City Rosales. Rosales will be last interchange of Phase 1 of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX).
It is widely believed that the name Rosales came from the word rosal which is a name of a flower that was known to be abundant in the area. However, Spanish records revealed that Rosales was originally a ranchera founded by a pioneering Filipino named Nicolas Bañez. It was declared a pueblo in 1852. The place was named in honor of Don Antonio Rosales Liberal, a man noted for his rectitude, industry, and learning. He is also an Order of the Royal Audiencia in Manila and a Consejero de Filipinas en el Ministro de Ultramar (Secretary of Foreign Affairs) during that time.
- Cabalaoangan Norte
- Cabalaoangan Sur
- Capitan Tomas
- Carmay West
- Carmen East
- Carmen West
- Calanutan (Don Felix Coloma)
- San Antonio
- San Bartolome
- San Isidro
- San Luis
- San Pedro East
- San Pedro West
- San Vicente
- San Angel
- Station District
- Tumana East
- Tumana West
- Zone I (Pob.)
- Zone IV (Pob.)
- Carmay East
- Don Antonio Village
- Zone II (Pob.)
- Zone III (Pob.)
- Zone V (Pob.)
|Population census of Rosales|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Like other towns in the Philippines, Rosales is governed by a mayor and vice mayor who are elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the town's departments in executing the ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council (Sangguniang Bayan) consisting of councilors from the barangays or barrios.
The Presidencia (Town hall) is located in front of the Robert B. Estrella Stadium, Poblacion. In 1924, the construction of the Presidencia building (Municipal Town Hall) was completed and became the seat of the municipal government. The heritage building was renovated in 2006-2007 under the administration of Mayor Ricardo V. Revita during the Rosales Revitalization process.
Livelihood and products:
- Chopping Board Industry (Acop)
- Charcoal (Acop)
- Tupig & Tinapa (Smoked Fish) (Carmen)
- Patupat (Balincanaway)
- Rice/Palay Producer
- Robert B. Estrella Stadium
- Ramon Magsaysay Monument
- Tomb of The Unknown Soldiers
Nature and Adventure
- Acop Dam
- Salvacion and San Miguel Dam
- Acop Cold Springs and Waterfall
- Rosales Aviary/Mini Zoo
- Eco-Tourism Site of Rosales
- Ibtor Challenge (Sports) Festival of Rosales
St. Anthony of Padua Parish Church
St. Anthony of Padua Parish Church is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta (Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan), at Rosales. Through a decree of the Vicar-General of the Archbishopric Authority of Manila, the Catholic Church was restored on February 15, 1915. A modest shed-like barong-barung was built at the present site of the church. Fr. Nicasio Mabanta was the first Parish Priest.
Within 3 years, a much sturdier building with GI sheets as roofing and sawali walls was constructed. Father Antonio Salindong was assigned, with longest tenure ever, continued the improvement with construction of concrete wall and facade with the image of St. Anthony. In 1946, a strong tornado tore off the GI sheet roof of the Church. Conrado Estrella, Sr. restored the roof with donations of the residents.
During the term of Fr. Primo Garcia (1979-1986), the church was expanded in its east and west wings, the beginning of the construction of the parish center, and fencing of the whole premises. Msgr. Geronimo Marcelino begun the renovations of the Parish Rectory and completed by Fr. Diomedes Laguerta.
Our Lady of Rosales Grotto
The Grotto, which is located at Station District, is regularly visited by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (for spiritual atonement and guidance) and local and foreign tourists.
A centuries-old unfinished dugout, a big banca (five tons, measuring 8 by 2 by 1.5 meters), was accidentally retrieved in November 2010 by Mayor Ricardo Revita at Barangay Casanicolasan in the Lagasit River, near the Agno River. It is now on display in front of the Presidencia or Municipal Town Hall.
The center of business at night (SM City Rosales)
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- Eva Visperas (November 24, 2010). "Centuries-old wooden boat retrieved in Pangasinan". philstar.com. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
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