San Jacinto, Pangasinan
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of San Jacinto
|Region||Ilocos (Region I)|
|District||4th district of Pangasinan|
|• Mayor||Robert O. de Vera|
|• Total||44.18 km2 (17.06 sq mi)|
|• Density||850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||2nd class; rural|
Etymology and history
San Jacinto became a municipality in 1601, one of the oldest town in Pangasinan.
The San Jacinto Town hall was constructed from 1959-1963. On 2012, it began its (unfinished) renovation.
The Chief Executive of San Jacinto is its Municipal Mayor, Roberto O. Vera with his Municipal Vice Mayor, Rolando E. Columbres, Sr., with 8 Sangguniang Bayan Councilors who hold offices at the Municipal Town Hall and Legislative Office/Session hall.
- Capaoay (Pob.)
- Imelda (Decrito)
- Magsaysay (Capay)
- Bagong Pag-asa (Poblacion East)
- San Guillermo (Poblacion West)
- San Jose
- San Juan
- San Roque
- San Vicente
- Sta. Cruz
- Sta. Maria
- Sto. Tomas
|Population census of San Jacinto|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
The main source of livelihood of the residents include agriculture, construction, poultry, dressing plant, cornhusk weaving, sand and gravel crushing plant and bag-and basket-making. 4th District Rep. Gina de Venecia initiated the Bayong and Corn–Husk Development Project fashioning these waste products into luxurious bags & baskets, and moccasins.
From Manila, you can reach San Jacinto, Pangasinan in 2 hours and 36 minutes without traffic via North Luzon Expressway in the distance of 204km.
San Jacinto corn husks bayongs under the Jaime Ongpin Foundation replaced plastic bags due to environmental concerns of San Jacinto Weavers Association led by its President, Sixto Aquino. The town Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) granted resident trainings on Basic Bayong Weaving; Dyeing Raw Materials, Skills Upgrading, and Intensive Product Design & Innovations.
Parish Church of St. Hyacinth
The 1590 Parish Church of St. Hyacinth (Vicariate of Sto. Tomas de Aquino, San Jacinto, 2431 Pangasinan, 23,628 Catholics, Feast day, August 17, Parish Priests are Rev. Fr. Victor Embuido) is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Roman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta (Vicariate III: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary). Its Vicar Forane is Rev. Fr. Genaro A. Herramia.
In 1699, it was granted a resident vicar but later annexed to Manaoag or Mangaldan. As early as 1598, San Jacinto church existed, but in 1719 the 1653 new church was burned paving for the construction of a new one in 1731 whose façade and tower were destroyed by the 1848 and 1892 earthquakes.
Saint Hyacinth of Poland (Hyacinth), (b. ca. 1185 in Kamień Śląski (Ger. Groß Stein) near Opole (Ger. Oppeln), Upper Silesia – d. 15 August 1257) was a Doctor of Sacred Studies and a secular priest, he worked to reform women's monasteries in his native Poland.
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- "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
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