San Carlos, Pangasinan
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|City of San Carlos|
|Nickname(s): The Heart of Pangasinan|
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of San Carlos
|Region||Ilocos (Region I)|
|District||3rd district of Pangasinan|
|Cityhood||January 1, 1966|
|• Mayor||Joseres Resuello|
|• Vice Mayor||Julier Resuello|
|• Electorate||96,875 voters (2016 election)|
|• Total||169.03 km2 (65.26 sq mi)|
|Population (2015 census)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Dialing code||+63 (0)75|
|Income class||3rd city income class|
|Poverty incidence||15.98 (2012)|
San Carlos, officially City of San Carlos (Pangasinan: Siyudad na San Carlos/Binalatongan; Filipino: Lungsod ng San Carlos/Binalatongan), is a 3rd class city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 188,571 people., making it the most populated city in Pangasinan and the entire Ilocos Region. 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.
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.
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. Vice Mayor Julier Resuello assumed office. But the RTC dismissed the cases in January, 2012 for insufficiency of evidence.
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.
- M.Soriano St. (Poblacion)
- Balite Sur
- Bugallon-Posadas Street (Pob.)
- Bonifacio (Pob.)
- Burgos-Padlan (Pob.)
- Lucban (Pob.)
- Mabini (Pob.)
- Mestizo Norte
- Padilla-Gomez (Pob.)
- Palaris (Pob.)
- Perez Boulevard (Pob.)
- PNR Site (Pob.)
- Quezon Boulevard (Pob.)
- Rizal Avenue (Pob.)
- Roxas Boulevard (Pob.)
- San Juan
- San Pedro (Pob.)
- Taloy (Pob.)
- Tandang Sora (Pob.)
|Population census of San Carlos City|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
|Climate data for San Carlos City, Pangasinan|
|Average high °C (°F)||31
|Average low °C (°F)||21
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||5.1
|Average rainy days||3||3||3||4||14||18||23||25||22||15||8||4||142|
|Source: World Weather Online|
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.
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
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.
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.
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- Murder raps filed vs 4 Resuello slay suspects | News | GMA News Online
- The Pangasinan Star Online » Blog Archive Mayor Resuello shot;San Carlos City tense | The Pangasinan Star Online
- Brothers vs father-son tandem to faceoff in San Carlos City polls | Sun.Star
- Hustisya sa pinaslang na alkalde ng San Carlos City, mailap pa rin | Ulat Filipino | GMA News Online
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- "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
- "San Carlos, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
- Giant Mango Pie | San Carlos City, Pangasinan
- Manila Bulletin
- BP: 400 sqm na mango pie, iniluto sa San Carlos City | Balita Pilipinas | GMA News Online
- Largest Mango Pie: Philippines sets world record
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide for San Carlos (Pangasinan).|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to San Carlos, Pangasinan.|
- City Profile at the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines
- San Carlos at the Pangasinan Government Website
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Pangasinan.org : San Carlos Family and School Reunion Archives
- Saint Dominic Parish
||Lingayen||Binmaley, Calasiao||Santa Barbara|