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MUNICIPALITY OF LINGAYEN (PANGASINAN)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:  It is located along the Lingayen Gulf, the Agno River and the Limahong Channel. It have a land area of 62.76 square kilometers consisting of 32 barangays and also have 7 sitios. Its terrain is flat suitable for farms and fisheries.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Lingayen Airport
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:  
Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (under construction), McArthur Highway

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
Lingayen experienced cool and chilly climate from December to February, warm climate from March to April and wet climate from May to October.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:
Lingayen Gulf and Resort, El Puerto Marina Beach Resort & Spa, El Jardin Hotel and Rest. and  Hotel Consuelo

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Lingayen Beach, the Provincial Capitol, Urduja House, the World War II Memorabilia Ground Site, Sison Auditorium, the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex and Civic Center and the Limahong Channel. It also have two wonderful parks: the Town Park and the Capitol Grounds.

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   May 1 - Pista'y Dayat

ETHNIC GROUPS:   

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:   Pangasinense, Ilocano, Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  Roman Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

Philippine's foremost National Hero, Jose Rizal, traces his roots in Pangasinan through his maternal grandmother, Brigida de Quintos. Brigida's father was Manuel de Quintos was an attorney of Manila, graduated from Santo Tomás University, whose family were Chinese mestizos of Lingayen, Pangasinan.

Geronima Tomelden-Pecson, the first female senator of the Philippines, was a native of Lingayen.

President Fidel V. Ramos, who was born in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

Gabriel Singson, the former governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is from Lingayen, Pangasinan.

Dr. Francisco Viray, former dean of the University of the Philippines Engineering Dept and former Secretary of Energy of the Philippines during the President Ramos Administration, is from Lingayen, Pangasinan.

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:   Digitel, Globe, Smart, Sun

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:  
Magic Mall
    Popular establishments:  
Mercury Drug, Jollibee, Shell gas station
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Banco de Oro, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES:   Pangasinan State University, Pangasinan Memorial College, The Adelphi College, St. Columban's College

HOSPITALS:   JESUS NAZARENE GENERAL HOSPITAL

MONHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
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    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Baguio Satellite Office- Nevada Square, #2 Loakan Road, Baguio City
    Number of PRA retirees: 
    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Land Transportation Office


LINKS:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingayen,_Pangasinan#Records.2C_Information_and_Data

http://www.hotelphilippines.biz/pangasinan-hotels-travel/


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