San Jacinto, Pangasinan

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San Jacinto
Official seal of San Jacinto
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of San Jacinto
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of San Jacinto
San Jacinto is located in Philippines
San Jacinto
San Jacinto
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°04′21″N 120°26′28″E / 16.07250°N 120.44111°E / 16.07250; 120.44111Coordinates: 16°04′21″N 120°26′28″E / 16.07250°N 120.44111°E / 16.07250; 120.44111
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 4th district of Pangasinan
Founded 1598
 • Mayor Robert O. de Vera
 • Total 44.18 km2 (17.06 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 37,737
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2431
Dialing code 75
Income class 2nd class; rural

San Jacinto is a third class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,737 people.[3]

Etymology and history[edit]

Padre Herminigildo Milgar founded the town on August 17, 1598 which was named after Hyacinth of Poland, canonized on April 17, 1594 by Pope Clement VIII.

San Jacinto became a municipality in 1601, one of the oldest town in Pangasinan.[4]

Local government[edit]

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.[5][6]


San Jacinto is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.[2]

  • Awai
  • Bolo
  • Capaoay (Pob.)
  • Casibong
  • Imelda (Decrito)
  • Guibel
  • Labney
  • Magsaysay (Capay)
  • Lobong
  • Macayug
  • 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
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 25,722 —    
1995 28,416 +1.88%
2000 32,758 +3.10%
2007 35,591 +1.15%
2010 37,737 +2.15%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][7]


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.[8]

2011 San Jacinto Tilapia fingerlings dispersal.[9]

Parish Church of St. Hyacinth[edit]

St. Hyacinth Parish Church

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)[10] is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan,[11] Roman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta (Vicariate III: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary).[12][13][14] Its Vicar Forane is Rev. Fr. Genaro A. Herramia.[15]

Father Diego Aduarte accounts that the 1898 Pueblo of San Jacinto existed by virtue of the Dominican capitular acts of 1604 statement that the Ilocanos settled at San Jacinto.[10][16][17]

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.[13]

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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