COME discover excitingly diverse images that have made Pangasinan one of the country’s top provinces in governance and productivity, a burgeoning center for tourism and investments.

Its opulent sceneries, rich, glorious history and colorful culture captured in our website, which, we hope adds to your sensational cyberspace experience. As you may discover, our website offering is not solely about nature and interesting places. It also presents excellent glimpses of a people in their valiant struggles, successes, dreams and longings, and a perspective about its leadership that has embarked on a valiant journey toward
self-fulfillment.

We have put together
detailed, discerning
and all-around
awesome guides to
Pangasinan, which,
we hope, you, too, will
have fun in discovering.
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Monthly Archives
 

Binalonan

The town’s name is an evolution of the Ilocano term “balon”, which means “packed lunch”, or in Tagalog, baon.

In a traditional story, which now plays an important role in the town’s history, the area was originally owned by a Spaniard named Don Salvador.  It was told that he instructed his men to put up crude wooden fences along the property to establish his ownership.  During the course of their work, Don Salvador’s men used to have their lunch and rest under camachile trees.  Don Salvador offered his pasture lands to immigrants from Ilocos.  He said that the land is the place where people bring their “balon” to eat.  Hence, the term Binnalonan, which in Ilocano mean “a place where people bring and eat their “baon”.

LAND AREA                       :    8,400 hectares
POPULATION                    :    52,722
NO. OF BARANGAYS      :    24
CLASSIFICATION            :    First Class
TOWN FIESTA                   :    February 18-22
PRODUCTS                          :    sugar cane, rice, feeds, cornik, basi/tuba, ornamental plants & earthen pots