San Carlos, Pangasinan

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San Carlos
Binalatongan
Component city
City of San Carlos
San Carlos Pangasinan 3.JPG
Official seal of San Carlos
Seal
Nickname(s): The Heart of Pangasinan
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of San Carlos
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of San Carlos
San Carlos is located in Philippines
San Carlos
San Carlos
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°55′41″N 120°20′56″E / 15.92806°N 120.34889°E / 15.92806; 120.34889Coordinates: 15°55′41″N 120°20′56″E / 15.92806°N 120.34889°E / 15.92806; 120.34889
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 3rd district of Pangasinan
Founded 1578
Cityhood January 1, 1966
Barangays 86
Government[1]
 • Mayor Joseres "Bogs" Resuello
Area[2]
 • Total 169.03 km2 (65.26 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 175,103
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2420
Dialing code 75
Income class 3rd class

San Carlos, officially City of San Carlos (Pangasinan: Siyudad na San Carlos/Binalatongan; Filipino: Lungsod ng San Carlos/Binalatongan), is a third class component city in the Province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 175,103 people, making it the most populated city in Pangasinan and the entire Ilocos Region.[3] Situated in the central plains of the very heart of Pangasinan, its nearby neighbors are Lingayen, Binmaley, Calasiao, Santa Barbara, Malasiqui, Bayambang, Mangatarem, Urbiztondo and Aguilar with bordering Bugallon and Basista.[4]

History[edit]

Precolonial times[edit]

San Carlos City was once known as Binalatongan and is the capital of the Huangdom of Pangasinan, which also includes the present-day towns of Northern Tarlac, La Union, Benguet, Zambales, Nueva Ecija and Nueva Vizcaya. During that time, Pangasinan traded with Japan, China and other Southeast Asian empires and national entities and enjoyed full independence and prosperity.

Case Unclosed[edit]

Murder charges were filed against Angelito Soriano, Cesar de Guzman (alias Kabesa) and 2 John Does on May 2, 2007, for the April 28, 2007, 10:15 p.m. assassination of San Carlos City Mayor Julian Resuello and his civilian aide inside the city plaza as he was shaking hands with the audience at the city plaza during the coronation night for the city fiesta queen during a fiesta ball.

City mayor Douglas Soriano was linked to the killing. Other wounded persons, aside from SPO1 Jaime Almonite and Resuello, are Jonathan dela Cruz, 34, civilian aide; Arwin Fermin, 29, bystander; Paolo Bino, 14, bystander; and Reyna Munoz, 9, bystander. Jojo Martinez, 41, died.[5] Vice Mayor Julier Resuello assumed office. But the RTC dismissed the cases in January, 2012 for insufficiency of evidence.[6]

The incumbent Mayor Julier Resuello and his younger brother Vice Mayor Joseres Resuello who were both re-elected in 2010 are challenged by former mayor Douglas Soriano and son, incumbent Councilor Lester Soriano in the 2013 elections.[7][8]

Barangays[edit]

San Carlos City is politically subdivided into 86 barangays.[2]

  • Abanon
  • M.Soriano St. (Poblacion)
  • Agdao
  • Anando
  • Antipangol
  • Aponit
  • Bacnar
  • Balaya
  • Balayong
  • Baldog
  • Balite Sur
  • Balococ
  • Bani
  • Bocboc
  • Bugallon-Posadas Street (Pob.)
  • Bogaoan
  • Bolingit
  • Bolosan
  • Bonifacio (Pob.)
  • Buenglat
  • Burgos-Padlan (Pob.)
  • Cacaritan
  • Caingal
  • Calobaoan
  • Calomboyan
  • Capataan
  • Caoayan-Kiling
  • Cobol
  • Coliling
  • Cruz
  • Doyong
  • Gamata
  • Guelew
  • Ilang
  • Inerangan
  • Isla
  • Libas
  • Lilimasan
  • Longos
  • Lucban (Pob.)
  • Mabalbalino
  • Mabini (Pob.)
  • Magtaking
  • Malacañang
  • Maliwara
  • Mamarlao
  • Manzon
  • Matagdem
  • Mestizo Norte
  • Naguilayan
  • Nelintap
  • Padilla-Gomez (Pob.)
  • Pagal
  • Palaming
  • Palaris (Pob.)
  • Palospos
  • Pangalangan
  • Pangoloan
  • Pangpang
  • Paitan-Panoypoy
  • Parayao
  • Payapa
  • Payar
  • Perez Boulevard (Pob.)
  • PNR Site (Pob.)
  • Polo
  • Quezon Boulevard (Pob.)
  • Quintong
  • Rizal Avenue (Pob.)
  • Roxas Boulevard (Pob.)
  • Salinap
  • San Juan
  • San Pedro (Pob.)
  • Sapinit
  • Supo
  • Talang
  • Taloy (Pob.)
  • Tamayo
  • Tandoc
  • Tarece
  • Tarectec
  • Tayambani
  • Tebag
  • Turac
  • Ano
  • Tandang Sora (Pob.)

Demographics[edit]

City Hall
Population census of San Carlos City
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 124,529 —    
1995 134,039 +1.39%
2000 154,264 +3.06%
2007 161,884 +0.67%
2010 175,103 +2.90%
2015 188,571 +1.42%

Climate[edit]

Climate data for San Carlos City, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31.1
(88.1)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
22.8
(72.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.1
(0.201)
11.6
(0.457)
21.1
(0.831)
27.7
(1.091)
232.9
(9.169)
350.8
(13.811)
679.8
(26.764)
733.1
(28.862)
505
(19.88)
176.6
(6.953)
67.2
(2.646)
17.7
(0.697)
2,828.6
(111.362)
Average rainy days 3 3 3 4 14 18 23 25 22 15 8 4 142
Source: World Weather Online[9]

Economy[edit]

Public Market

Farming, inland fishing, commerce and trade, small-scale manufacturing, handicraft, pottery, fruit-raising, flour-making, and mango production are the principal products of San Carlos.[10]

Tourism[edit]

St. Dominic Church and city plaza

Interesting spots of the town include:

  • 424-year-old Saint Dominic de Guzman Parish Church
  • Speaker Eugenio Perez Memorial Park
  • City Plaza
  • Quadricentennial Arch in Bolingit
  • Binalatongan Ruins in San Juan
  • Philippine Fruit Corporation at Barangay Pagal

Giant mango pie[edit]

On April 26, 2011, 86 barangays in San Carlos baked a 100-square-meter mango pie filling a gymnasium and set the Largest Mango Pie world record (400 sqm na mango pie, iniluto sa San Carlos City). Natives used 400 trays of mango pies (10 kilos each, P 400,000, in a 100-square-meter table and shared by more than 1,200). It highlights San Carlos City's Mango-Bamboo Festival 2011.[11][12][13][14]

Transportation[edit]

Notable bus companies with service to and from Manila include Five Star Bus Company, Dagupan Bus Company, Fermina Express, De Leon Express, Santrans, Victory Liner.

Jeepneys are available for commuters to access to its neighboring towns, like Calasiao and Malasiqui. Trycicles are also available for commuters to barrios and barangays.

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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