Santo Tomas, Pangasinan

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Santo Tomas
Municipality
Municipality of Santo Tomas
Skyline of Santo Tomas
Official seal of Santo Tomas
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with Santo Tomas highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Santo Tomas highlighted
Santo Tomas is located in Philippines
Santo Tomas
Santo Tomas
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°42′43″N 120°35′05″E / 15.71194°N 120.58472°E / 15.71194; 120.58472Coordinates: 15°42′43″N 120°35′05″E / 15.71194°N 120.58472°E / 15.71194; 120.58472
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 5th district of Pangasinan
Founded February 10, 1908
Barangays 10 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Timoteo Salazar Villar III
 • Vice Mayor Wilfredo Pescador
 • Electorate 7,740 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 12.99 km2 (5.02 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 15,022
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code 2426
PSGC 015540000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 5th municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 65,535,311.16 (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence 13.01 (2012)[5]
Native languages Pangasinan
Ilocano
Tagalog

Santo Tomas, officially the Municipality of Santo Tomas, (Pangasinan: Baley na Santo Tomas; Ilokano: Ili ti Santo Tomas; Tagalog: Bayan ng Santo Tomas), is a 5th class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 15,022 people.[3]

The town's principal products are palay, yellow corn, coconut, tobacco, poultry and livestock.[6]

Barangays[edit]

Santo Tomas is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.

  • La Luna
  • Poblacion East
  • Poblacion West
  • Salvacion
  • San Agustin
  • San Antonio
  • San Jose
  • San Marcos
  • Santo Domingo
  • Santo Niño

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Santo Tomas
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 3,085—    
1918 2,760−0.74%
1939 3,147+0.63%
1948 4,294+3.51%
1960 5,235+1.66%
1970 7,562+3.74%
1975 8,615+2.65%
1980 8,946+0.76%
1990 10,253+1.37%
1995 11,397+2.00%
2000 12,304+1.66%
2007 13,706+1.50%
2010 14,406+1.83%
2015 15,022+0.80%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Church[edit]

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Church

The 1973 St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (F-1973) Church (Barangay Santo Domingo) is under the Vicariate of Sacred Heart (Vicar Forane is Father Hurley John S. Solfelix. Its Feast Day is January 28 and Parish Priest is Father Alejandro T. De Guzman, Vicariate of Sto. Tomas de Aquino, of the[10] Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan.[11][12] As a parish, Santo Tomas was erected on March 15, 1974 by Archbishop Federico Limon consecrated the Church on March 15, 1974, since before, Santo Tomas Church was merely a "visita” or chapel of Alcala, Pangasinan, while the town was a barrio of Alcala (from 1898 until the 1901 fusion with Alcala), with former name of Arango (“inarang”, fresh water shells at Agno River).[13]

Before 1898, Santo Tomas was a barrio of Alcala. Arango was its name as a barrio, Such a name derived from “inarang”, a name given to the fresh water shells which abound near the bank of the Agno river. Santo Tomas was recreated as a town in 1908.[14]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Santo Tomas, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
32
(90)
34
(93)
35
(95)
34
(93)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
32
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.6
(0.535)
10.4
(0.409)
18.2
(0.717)
15.7
(0.618)
178.4
(7.024)
227.9
(8.972)
368
(14.49)
306.6
(12.071)
310.6
(12.228)
215.7
(8.492)
70.3
(2.768)
31.1
(1.224)
1,766.5
(69.548)
Average rainy days 3 2 2 4 14 16 23 21 24 15 10 6 140
Source: World Weather Online[15]

Guinness World Records[edit]

Giant Corn Monument with Guinness Record Marker

On February 11, 2008, during first Corn Festival of the centennial celebration, Santo Tomas got the Guinness World Records certificate for longest barbecue (3,803.96 metres (12,480.2 ft)). Residents grilled 93,540 glutinous corn on the 1,559 metres (5,115 ft) long grills (each interconnected grill measured 2.4 meters), traversing its 10 barangays. Santo Tomas' longest barbecue record beat the previous record of 1,493.2 metres (4,899 ft) set in Montevideo, Uruguay (grilled red meat).[16]

On February 11, 2009, Santo Tomas' Second Corn Festival's 200-meter (stretch of the street) corn grill was held for its 101st founding anniversary.[17] at it previously held its 2007 Santo Tomas Corn Festival.[18][19]

In the "Agew na Pangasinan 2012 Street Dancers Showdown", April 11, 2012 Pangasinan Day amid the Float Parade and Street Dancing Contest, Santo. Tomas Street Dancers demonstrated their Guinness entry: “the biggest grill in the world”.[20] On the 2012 Corn Festival, March 26, Sto. Tomas, Pangasinan grilled 6,000 ears of corn for the town’s 103rd founding anniversary yesterday.[21]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Pangasinan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. 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. ^ http://www.pangasinan.gov.ph/the-province/cities-and-municipalities/santo-tomas/
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ http://rcald.org/?page_id=24
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2013-09-08.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ "Santo Tomas, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  16. ^ "Longest barbecue in Guinness records". Sun.Star. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  17. ^ http://www.philstar.com/nation/439150/second-corn-festival
  18. ^ http://www.pangasinan.org/santotomas/cornfestival07.htm
  19. ^ http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/regions/view/20080131-116040/Pangasinan_town_places_bet_on_broiled_corn?ModPagespeed=off
  20. ^ [3]
  21. ^ [4]

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