Baley na Villasis
Villasis Municipal Hall along MacArthur Highway
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Villasis
|Region||Ilocos (Region I)|
|District||5th district of Pangasinan|
|Founded||March 4, 1748|
|• Mayor||Libradita G. Abrenica (Liberal Party)|
|• Total||75.83 km2 (29.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
|Income class||1st class|
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).
- La Paz
- Piaz (Plaza)
- Zone V (Pob.)
- Zone I (Pob.)
- Zone II (Pob.)
- Zone III (Pob.)
- Zone IV (Pob.)
- San Blas
- San Nicolas
|Population census of Villasis|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
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, cattle and goats.
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.
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.
Saint Anthony the Abbot Parish Church
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.
- "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
- "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
- "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 9 September 2013.
- Abs-Cbn Interactive, Balikbayans join Talong fest
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Villasis, Pangasinan.|
- Villasinians of East Coast Official Website
- Philippine Standard Geographic Code
- Philippine Census Information
- Local Governance Performance Management System
- Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Talong Festival - 26 January 2008 (in Filipino)
|Alcala||Santo Tomas / Rosales|