Mangaldan, Pangasinan

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Municipality of Mangaldan
Skyline of Mangaldan
Official seal of Mangaldan
Map of Pangasinan with Mangaldan highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Mangaldan highlighted
Mangaldan is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°04′N 120°24′E / 16.07°N 120.4°E / 16.07; 120.4Coordinates: 16°04′N 120°24′E / 16.07°N 120.4°E / 16.07; 120.4
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
District4th district of Pangasinan
FoundedJune 2, 1600
Barangays30 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorBona Fe de Vera-Parayno, PhD.
 • Vice MayorPedro "Jojo" Surdilla, Jr.
 • Electorate57,805 voters (2016)
 • Total48.47 km2 (18.71 sq mi)
(2015 census)[3]
 • Total106,331
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)75
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱)220,495,451.74 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence12.51 (2012)[5]
Native languagesPangasinan

Mangaldan, officially the Municipality of Mangaldan, (Pangasinan: Baley na Mangaldan; Ilokano: Ili ti Mangaldan; Tagalog: Bayan ng Mangaldan), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 106,331 people.[3]


Mangaldan was founded by Dominican order missionaries from Spain (the third such city in Pangasinan). It is known to have already been a Spanish encomienda by 1591. During World War II, Mangaldan had an airstrip that was used by the American military.

Mangaldan celebrates its annual Pindang Festival along with its town fiesta during first week of March. The popular carabeef tapa (Filipino-style dried meat), locally known as pindang is the One Town One Product (OTOP) of this municipality.[6] It is also home of the original makers of the famous delicacy – the Romana Peanut Brittle. The town bagged the grand slam award when its inland body of water, the Angalacan River, was adjudged as the cleanest river in the entire province for the third time which was awarded in 2012.[7]

One of the major sources of revenues here are the thriving market place and the laboratories of renowned pharmaceutical companies that buttressed the coffer of this town.[8]The municipal government operates its slaughterhouse with a rated "double A" by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) that guarantees the butchered meat as safe and clean.

In 2015, the annual budget of Mangaldan involving a total appropriation of Php 208, 527, 497.39 which would be the biggest for a first class town in Pangasinan.[9]

Municipal Councilors[edit]

  • Councilor Ma. Teresa "Baby" Abalos, Pro Tempore
  • Councilor Atty. Joseph Emmanuel Cera
  • Councilor Dr. Joselito "Jojo" Quinto
  • Councilor Patricia Grace Kenny "Trisha" De Guzman
  • Councilor Aldrin Soriano
  • Councilor Atty. Fernando Juan "Johnny" Cabrera, Floorleader
  • Councilor Bernabe "Abe" Cervas
  • Councilor Arnel Fabia
  • Councilor Juvy Frialde, LIGA/ ABC President



Mangaldan is politically subdivided into 30 barangays.

  • Alitaya
  • Amansabina
  • Anolid
  • Banaoang
  • Bantayan
  • Bari
  • Bateng
  • Buenlag
  • David
  • Embarcadero
  • Gueguesangen
  • Guesang
  • Guiguilonen
  • Guilig
  • Inlambo
  • Lanas
  • Landas
  • Maasin
  • Macayug
  • Malabago
  • Navaluan
  • Nibaliw
  • Osiem
  • Palua
  • Poblacion
  • Pogo
  • Salaan
  • Salay
  • Tebag
  • Talogtog


Mangaldan owns the distinction as the third town in Pangasinan to be founded by the Dominican missionaries. As early as 1591, Mangaldan already existed as a Spanish encomienda. Its foundation as a town is attributed to Blessed Juan Martinez de Santo Domingo, a former missionary of Pangasinan who died a martry's death in Japan on 19 March 1618.

Mangaldan started as a "visita" of Calasiao and it remained as such until the Dominicans created it as an independent vicariate under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas on 2 June 1600.

It is said that of all the people of Pangasinan, the Mangaldanian were the most difficult to convert. The greatest enemy of the missionaries in the town was a certain man named Casipit who tried to force them out of the town and even attempted to kill some of them. Yet, when he was converted by the first apostle, Fr. Pedro Soto, he became the principal propagator of the Faith. He contributed a great sum of money for the construction of the first church.

In the second half of the 19th century, Mangaldan was the richest town in the province. This was due to the famous irrigation system which the missionaries built within the confines of the town[11] causing its fertile fields to yield bountiful harvest of palay. Most outstanding in this gigantic task was Fr. Jose Torres who gave his life to bring it to completion in 1892.

The third church to be built in Mangaldan was completed in 1812 by Fr. Lorenzo Martin. It collapsed during the great earthquake of 16 March 1892, together with the big chapel in the cemetery. The construction of the convent dates back in 1747. The construction of the sixth and present church of Mangaldan was begun in 1942 by Fr. Juan Sison, and was completed 20 years later by Fr. Leon Bitanga.


Mangaldan is located in the central part of Pangasinan. The municipality is bordered by San Fabian on the north, Dagupan on the west, San Jacinto on the east and on the south, the municipalities of Mapandan and Santa Barbara.

It is 196 km away from the country's Capital, Manila, 75 km away from the country's Summer Capital Baguio and 18 km away from the province's Capital, Lingayen.


There are two rivers in Mangaldan, the Cayanga River that runs from San Fabian to Mangaldan and the Bued River (also known as Angalacan River) that runs from Mangaldan to Tuba, Benguet.


Population census of Mangaldan
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 15,841—    
1918 16,761+0.38%
1939 18,997+0.60%
1948 26,102+3.59%
1960 33,422+2.08%
1970 41,867+2.28%
1975 46,230+2.01%
1980 50,434+1.76%
1990 65,947+2.72%
1995 73,351+2.01%
2000 82,142+2.46%
2007 90,391+1.33%
2010 98,905+3.33%
2015 106,331+1.39%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][12][13][14]


Climate data for Mangaldan, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
Average low °C (°F) 21
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4.3
Average rainy days 3 2 3 5 14 17 22 23 21 13 7 4 134
Source: World Weather Online[15]

Schools & Institutions[edit]

Private Schools

  • Santo Tomas Catholic School
  • Cherished Moments School
  • Aura Vista Montessori and High School
  • Clarice Angels School
  • Golden Angels Educational Institute
  • The Right Formation School
  • Mangaldan Achievers Academy
  • Metro-Dagupan Colleges
  • United Methodist Church Cinderella School

Public Schools

  • Mangaldan Central School
  • Bantayan Integrated School
  • David National High School
  • Mangaldan National High School
  • Gueguesangen Integrated School
  • Embarcadero Mangaldan School



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  9. ^ "DECLARING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2014 OF MANGALDAN, PANGASINAN INVOLVING A TOTAL APPROPRIATION OF P178,658,338.35 OPERATIVE IN ITS ENTIRETY | The Official Website of the Province of Pangasinan and its People". Retrieved 1 June 2017.
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  12. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
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  15. ^ "Mangaldan, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 12 October 2015.

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