Villasis, Pangasinan

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Villasis
Municipality
Municipality of Villasis
Villasis Municipal Hall along MacArthur Highway
Villasis Municipal Hall along MacArthur Highway
Official seal of Villasis
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with Villasis highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Villasis highlighted
Villasis is located in Philippines
Villasis
Villasis
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°54′N 120°35′E / 15.9°N 120.58°E / 15.9; 120.58Coordinates: 15°54′N 120°35′E / 15.9°N 120.58°E / 15.9; 120.58
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos Region (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 5th district of Pangasinan
Founded March 4, 1748
Barangays 21 (see Barangays)
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Nato Abrenica
 • Vice Mayor Jesus Franco Sison Jr.
 • Electorate 36,848 voters (2016)
Area[2]
 • Total 75.83 km2 (29.28 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 62,333
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2427
PSGC 015547000
IDD:area code +63 (0)75
Climate type Tropical monsoon climate
Income class 1st municipal income class
Revenue (₱) 155,722,224.35 (2016) [4]
Poverty incidence 14.42 (2012)[5]
Website www.villasis.gov.ph

Villasis, officially the Municipality of Villasis, (Pangasinan: Baley na Villasis; Ilokano: Ili ti Villasis; Tagalog: Bayan ng Villasis), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 62,333 people.[3]

Villasis is a farming town situated along the Agno River. On its borders are the towns of Malasiqui (on the west), Urdaneta City (on the north), Asingan (on the east), and Rosales and Sto. Tomas (on the south). Hemmed between two bustling areas, Urdaneta City and Rosales, Villasis is one of the fastest developing towns in the province. It also thrives on its rice, corn and tobacco plantations. Its hilly barangays situated along the Malasiqui boundary is an ideal place for resort developers and agri-businessmen.

The town holds an annual fiesta in honor of its patron saint, San Antonio de Abad (Saint Anthony the Abbot).

Villasis is 174 kilometres (108 mi) from Manila and is 67 kilometres (42 mi) from the provincial capital, Lingayen.

Barangays[edit]

Villasis is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.

  • Amamperez
  • Bacag
  • Barangobong
  • Barraca
  • Capulaan
  • Caramutan
  • La Paz
  • Labit
  • Lipay
  • Lomboy
  • Piaz (Plaza)
  • Zone V (Poblacion)
  • Zone I (Poblacion)
  • Zone II (Poblacion)
  • Zone III (Poblacion)
  • Zone IV (Poblacion)
  • Puelay
  • San Blas
  • San Nicolas
  • Tombod
  • Unzad

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Villasis
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 12,660—    
1918 14,233+0.78%
1939 18,452+1.24%
1948 23,952+2.94%
1960 27,037+1.01%
1970 31,676+1.59%
1975 36,080+2.65%
1980 39,126+1.63%
1990 47,475+1.95%
1995 49,657+0.85%
2000 54,224+1.90%
2007 56,668+0.61%
2010 59,111+1.55%
2015 62,333+1.02%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]

Economy[edit]

The town's accessibility to all kinds of land transportation has made Villasis a bustling center of trade and commerce. It is intersected by the Manila North Road from north to south, allowing all major bus lines plying the Manila-Region I CAR route to pass through the town 24-hours a day. The main agricultural crops of the town are rice, corn, cassava, and varieties of vegetables and fruits. Raising livestock is another livelihood of the townspeople who raise poultry, swine, goat and cattle.

There are 56 registered small to medium-sized industries in Villasis. These include rice mills, metalcraft industries, cement production, poultry raising and piggeries and an ice-plant.

Talong festival[edit]

On January 18, 2008, Mayor Nonato Abrenica announced that hundreds of balikbayans joined the annual fiesta celebration, highlighted by the Talong Festival / fastest talong eater contest (boiled skin removed eggplant, long-purple casino type), in Villasis, Pangasinan. 12 of 21 villages / barangays are engaged in eggplant production with total of 3.35 km² planted by 600 residents.[9]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Villasis, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
29
(84)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.5
(5.02)
115.8
(4.559)
129.7
(5.106)
141.1
(5.555)
248.2
(9.772)
165
(6.5)
185.3
(7.295)
161.9
(6.374)
221.4
(8.717)
299.5
(11.791)
199
(7.83)
188.7
(7.429)
2,183.1
(85.948)
Average rainy days 17 17 17 15 20 19 19 20 21 20 17 19 221
Source: World Weather Online[10]

Saint Anthony the Abbot Parish Church[edit]

The heritage Saint Anthony the Abbot Parish Church, built in 1763, is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta (from the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan). Feast Day: January 17; Parish Priest: Father Arturo F. Aquino & Parochial Vicar: Father Dionisio B. Luzano.

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). Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Abs-Cbn Interactive, Balikbayans join Talong fest
  10. ^ "Villasis, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 

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