Asingan, Pangasinan

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Asingan
Municipality of Asingan
Asingan Municipal Hall
Asingan Municipal Hall
Official seal of Asingan
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with Asingan highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Asingan highlighted
Asingan is located in Philippines
Asingan
Asingan
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°03′00″N 120°40′05″E / 16.05°N 120.66806°E / 16.05; 120.66806Coordinates: 16°03′00″N 120°40′05″E / 16.05°N 120.66806°E / 16.05; 120.66806
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvincePangasinan
District6th district of Pangasinan
Founded1782
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorJoshua V. Viray (Acting)
 • Vice MayorMel F. Lopez (Acting)
 • Representative (6th District)Marlyn L. Primicias- Agabas
 • SP Board membersSalvador S. Perez, Jr. Noel C. Bince
 • Electorate34,236 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total66.64 km2 (25.73 sq mi)
Population
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total57,355
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2439
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)75
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class2nd municipal income class
Revenue (₱)125,436,155.54 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence10.57 (2012)[5]
Native languagesPangasinan
Ilocano
Tagalog
Feast dateOctober 10
Catholic dioceseRoman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta
Patron saintSt. Louis Bertrand
Parish PriestRev. Fr. Franklin John U. Tandingan
Websitewww.asingan.gov.ph

Asingan, officially the Municipality of Asingan, (Pangasinan: Baley na Asingan; Ilokano: Ili ti Asingan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Asingan), is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 57,355 people.[3]

It is the hometown of President Fidel V. Ramos, the 12th President of the Philippines (1992–1998).

Barangays[edit]

Asingan is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.[6]

  • Ariston East
  • Ariston West
  • Bantog
  • Baro
  • Bobonan
  • Cabalitian
  • Calepaan
  • Carosucan Norte
  • Carosucan Sur
  • Coldit
  • Domanpot
  • Dupac
  • Macalong
  • Palaris
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • San Vicente Este
  • San Vicente Weste
  • Sanchez
  • Sobol
  • Toboy

Demographics[edit]

Population Census of Asingan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 12,911—    
1918 16,920+1.82%
1939 19,571+0.70%
1948 24,701+2.62%
1960 26,453+0.57%
1970 34,148+2.58%
1975 36,267+1.21%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1980 37,301+0.56%
1990 43,704+1.60%
1995 46,647+1.23%
2000 51,225+2.03%
2007 54,092+0.75%
2010 56,353+1.50%
2015 57,355+0.34%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

Municipal Government[edit]

Sangguniang Bayan of Asingan (2016–2019)

  • Mayor: Joshua V. Viray (Acting- January 19, 2018 – January 19, 2019)
  • Vice Mayor: Mel F. Lopez (Acting – January 19, 2018 – January 19, 2019)

Municipal Councilors:

  • Marivic S. Robeniol
  • Dolores A. Tabin
  • Evangeline P. Dorao
  • Virgilio I. Amistad
  • Melchor J. Cardinez, Sr.
  • Mark E. Abella

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Asingan, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
35
(95)
34
(93)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
32
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.6
(0.54)
10.4
(0.41)
18.2
(0.72)
15.7
(0.62)
178.4
(7.02)
227.9
(8.97)
368
(14.5)
306.6
(12.07)
310.6
(12.23)
215.7
(8.49)
70.3
(2.77)
31.1
(1.22)
1,766.5
(69.56)
Average rainy days 3 2 2 4 14 16 23 21 24 15 10 6 140
Source: World Weather Online[10]

Notable Asinganians[edit]

  • Fidel V. Ramos – 12th President of the Philippines (1992–1998)
  • Leticia Ramos Shahani – Senator of the Philippines (1987–1998)
  • Narciso Ramos – diplomat and father of President Fidel V. Ramos and Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani. Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs during Marcos presidency.
  • Retired General Hermogenes Esperon, Jr. – retired general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under President Corazon C. Aquino and President Fidel V. Ramos. AFP Chief of Staff (2004–2009) under President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Present Secretary of National Security Council under President Rodrigo Duterte.
  • Colonel Vicente S. Santos Jr – founding president of Kapatiran ng mga Kawal na Makawikang Pilipino (KAKAMPI) and author of numerous military books and publications.
  • Retired Police Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan, former Police Regional Director of PNP Region XI Office
  • Jhong Hilario- well-known TV personality of ABS-CBN and dancer. Current Councilor of the First District of Makati City (1st District)
  • Liza Soberano- well-known TV personality and teen actress of ABS-CBN.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Pangasinan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Pangasinan : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Asingan, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 23 September 2015.

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