Binmaley, Pangasinan

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Binmaley
Municipality
Binmaley Pangasinan.JPG
Official seal of Binmaley
Seal
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Binmaley
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Binmaley
Binmaley is located in Philippines
Binmaley
Binmaley
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°02′N 120°16′E / 16.033°N 120.267°E / 16.033; 120.267Coordinates: 16°02′N 120°16′E / 16.033°N 120.267°E / 16.033; 120.267
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 2nd district of Pangasinan
Founded February 1, 1590
Barangays 33
Government[1]
 • Mayor Simplicio Rosario
 • Vice Mayor Edgar Mamenta
 • Electorate 55,280 voters (2016 election)
Area[2]
 • Total 118.50 km2 (45.75 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 83,052
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2417
PSGC 015513000
Dialing code +63 (0)75
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue ₱ 20,949,580.90 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 7.45 (2012)[5]

Binmaley (Pangasinan: Baley na Binmaley; Ilocano: Ili ti Binmaley) is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 83,052 people.[3]

Binmaley is located along the western coastland of Pangasinan facing the Lingayen Gulf, in between Lingayen and Dagupan City. On January 8–9, 1945, the amphibious forces of U.S. General Douglas MacArthur used the town's beach, designated as "yellow beach", alongside the beaches of Lingayen, Dagupan, and San Fabian, in their landing operations to liberate Luzon from Japanese occupation during World War II.

The town is famous for its bangus (milkfish) aqua-culture, due to the existence of its numerous fishponds (pokok in the Pangasinan language). However, because of constant siltation over the past several years from mine tailings upstream from Agno River (due to mine operations in neighboring Benguet Province), and the overuse of artificial fish feeds, the bangus industry has suffered from fishkill, fewer viable fishponds and lower harvests. As a result, many formerly productive fishponds have been converted into large commercial and residential lots. This phenomenon is beginning to seriously threaten the unique Binmaley fishpond industry. Current Government action is inadequate due to strong pressures from other competing commercial interests, not to mention fishfeed producers.

Binmaley's town center has a Neo classical church dating back to the 17th century. It also became famous throughout the Philippines for the outstanding academic achievements of students (and its distinctive corps of military cadets) from its Binmaley Catholic High School, especially when it was headed by a German priest, Fr. Leo Behneke, in the 1960s and 1970s. Its name roughly means "the place which became a town" or "went to town" in the Pangasinan language.

Binmaley, is famously known for its "Sigay Festival". The Pangasinan word sigay broadly translates to harvest, or a time to gather the rich yields of the farm, the sea, the ponds and the rivers. It also relates to a contraction of the words silew, meaning light, and gayaga, meaning merriment. It was Mayor Lorenzo "Enzo" Cerezo who pioneered and founded "Sigay Festival".

Barangays[edit]

Binmaley is politically subdivided into 33 barangays.[2]

  • Amancoro
  • Balagan
  • Balogo
  • Basing
  • Baybay Lopez
  • Baybay Polong
  • Biec
  • Buenlag
  • Calit
  • Caloocan Dupo
  • Caloocan Norte
  • Caloocan Sur
  • Camaley
  • Canaoalan
  • Dulag
  • Gayaman
  • Linoc
  • Lomboy
  • Nagpalangan
  • Malindong
  • Manat
  • Naguilayan
  • Pallas
  • Papagueyan
  • Parayao
  • Poblacion
  • Pototan
  • Sabangan
  • Salapingao
  • San Isidro Norte
  • San Isidro Sur
  • Santa Rosa
  • Tombor

Heritage[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Binmaley
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 16,439 —    
1918 18,243 +0.70%
1939 20,455 +0.55%
1948 26,501 +2.92%
1960 32,127 +1.62%
1970 40,645 +2.38%
1975 43,543 +1.39%
1980 47,332 +1.68%
1990 59,601 +2.33%
1995 62,375 +0.86%
2000 72,625 +3.32%
2007 76,214 +0.67%
2010 78,702 +1.18%
2015 83,052 +1.03%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Binmaley, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(89.7)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
23
(73)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23.5
(74.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4.3
(0.169)
19.1
(0.752)
27.3
(1.075)
45.2
(1.78)
153.3
(6.035)
271.3
(10.681)
411.1
(16.185)
532
(20.94)
364.4
(14.346)
182.5
(7.185)
56.3
(2.217)
24.4
(0.961)
2,091.2
(82.326)
Average rainy days 3 2 3 5 14 17 22 23 21 13 7 4 134
Source: World Weather Online[9]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). 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. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Binmaley, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 

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