San Jacinto, Pangasinan

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San Jacinto
Municipality
Municipality of San Jacinto
San Jacinto Public Market in Pangasinan.jpg
Official seal of San Jacinto
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with San Jacinto highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with San Jacinto highlighted
San Jacinto is located in Philippines
San Jacinto
San Jacinto
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 16°04′21″N 120°26′28″E / 16.0725°N 120.44111°E / 16.0725; 120.44111Coordinates: 16°04′21″N 120°26′28″E / 16.0725°N 120.44111°E / 16.0725; 120.44111
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 4th district of Pangasinan
Founded 1598
Barangays 19 (see Barangays)[1]
Government[2]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Robert O. de Vera
 • Vice Mayor Hilario de Guzman Jr.
 • Electorate 24,040 voters (2016)
Area[3]
 • Total 44.18 km2 (17.06 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[4]
 • Total 40,848
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2431
PSGC 015534000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 3rd municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 107,375,953.14 (2016)[5]
Poverty incidence 13.63 (2012)[6]

San Jacinto, officially the Municipality of San Jacinto, (Pangasinan: Baley na San Jacinto; Ilokano: Ili ti San Jacinto; Tagalog: Bayan ng San Jacinto), is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 40,848 people.[4]

Etymology and history[edit]

Padre Herminigildo Milgar founded the town on August 17, 1598 which was named after Hyacinth of Poland, canonized on April 17, 1594 by Pope Clement VIII.

San Jacinto became a municipality in 1601, one of the oldest towns in Pangasinan.[7]

Local government[edit]

The San Jacinto Town hall was constructed from 1959-1963. In 2012, it began its (unfinished) renovation.

The Chief Executive of San Jacinto is its Municipal Mayor, Roberto O. Vera with his Municipal Vice Mayor, Hilario de Guzman, jr., with 8 Sangguniang Bayan Councilors who hold offices at the Municipal Town Hall and Legislative Office/Session hall.[8][9]

Barangays[edit]

San Jacinto is politically subdivided into 19 barangays.

  • Awai
  • Bolo
  • Capaoay (Poblacion East)
  • Casibong
  • Imelda (Decrito)
  • Guibel
  • Labney
  • Magsaysay (Capay)
  • Lobong
  • Macayug
  • Bagong Pag-asa
  • San Guillermo (Poblacion West)
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Roque
  • San Vicente
  • Sta. Cruz
  • Sta. Maria
  • Sto. Tomas

Demographics[edit]

Population census of San Jacinto
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1903 5,014 —    
1918 6,714 +1.97%
1939 7,853 +0.75%
1948 10,313 +3.07%
1960 13,384 +2.20%
1970 16,583 +2.16%
1975 18,722 +2.46%
1980 20,612 +1.94%
1990 25,722 +2.24%
1995 28,416 +1.88%
2000 32,758 +3.10%
2007 35,591 +1.15%
2010 37,737 +2.15%
2015 40,848 +1.52%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[4][10][11][12]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for San Jacinto, 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
(90)
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)
24
(74)
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[13]


Education[edit]

Tourism[edit]

The main source of livelihood of the residents include agriculture, construction, poultry, dressing plant, cornhusk weaving, sand and gravel crushing plant and bag-and basket-making. 4th District Rep. Gina de Venecia initiated the Bayong and Corn–Husk Development Project fashioning these waste products into luxurious bags & baskets, and moccasins.

From Manila, you can reach San Jacinto, Pangasinan in 2 hours and 36 minutes without traffic via North Luzon Expressway in the distance of 204 km.

San Jacinto corn husks bayongs under the Jaime Ongpin Foundation replaced plastic bags due to environmental concerns of San Jacinto Weavers Association led by its President, Sixto Aquino. The town Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) granted resident trainings on Basic Bayong Weaving; Dyeing Raw Materials, Skills Upgrading, and Intensive Product Design & Innovations.[14]

2011 San Jacinto Tilapia fingerlings dispersal.[15]

Parish Church of St. Hyacinth[edit]

St. Hyacinth Parish Church

The 1590 Parish Church of St. Hyacinth (Vicariate of Sto. Tomas de Aquino, San Jacinto, 2431 Pangasinan, 23,628 Catholics, Feast day, August 17, Parish Priests are Rev. Fr. Victor Embuido)[16] is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan,[17] Roman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta (Vicariate III: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary).[18][19][20] Its Vicar Forane is Rev. Fr. Genaro A. Herramia.[21]

Father Diego Aduarte accounts that the 1898 Pueblo of San Jacinto existed by virtue of the Dominican capitular acts of 1604 statement that the Ilocanos settled at San Jacinto.[16][22][23]

In 1699, it was granted a resident vicar but later annexed to Manaoag or Mangaldan. As early as 1598, San Jacinto church existed, but in 1719 the 1653 new church was burned paving for the construction of a new one in 1731 whose façade and tower were destroyed by the 1848 and 1892 earthquakes.[19]

Saint Hyacinth of Poland (Hyacinth), (b. ca. 1185 in Kamień Śląski (Ger. Groß Stein) near Opole (Ger. Oppeln), Upper Silesia – d. 15 August 1257) was a Doctor of Sacred Studies and a secular priest, he worked to reform women's monasteries in his native Poland.

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Province: Pangasinan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "San Jacinto | The Official Website of the Province of Pangasinan and its People". pangasinan.gov.ph. Province of Pangasinan. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "List of Mayors: Information about the list of Mayors in the Philippines". pinas.ph. Philippine Information, Networks, Ads and Services. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "2013 Candidates in San Jacinto | List of Candidates for San Jacinto, Pangasinan | Know Your Candidates". www.know-your-candidates.com. Retrieved 2 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "San Jacinto, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  14. ^ http://sundaypunch.prepys.com/archives/2012/10/14/san-jacinto-bayongs-eyed-as-an-alternative/
  15. ^ http://www.pangasinan.gov.ph/photo-gallery/news-and-events/2011-2/august-2011/tilapia-fingerlings-dispersal-in-san-jacinto/
  16. ^ a b http://rcald.org/?page_id=24
  17. ^ http://www.rcald.org/
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  19. ^ a b http://capitalpangasinan.blogspot.com/2008/02/all-churches.html
  20. ^ http://www.ucanews.com/diocesan-directory/html/dps-pr_lingayen-dagupan_parish.html
  21. ^ http://www.claretianpublications.com/dioceses/535-archdiocese-of-lingayen-dagupan
  22. ^ http://www.gcatholic.org/churches/asia/1895.htm
  23. ^ http://www.cbcponline.net/jurisdictions/urdaneta.html

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