Malasiqui

Malasiqui, officially the Municipality of Malasiqui (Pangasinan: Baley na Malasiqui; Ilocano: Ili ti Malasiqui; Tagalog: Bayan ng Malasiqui), is a 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 130,275 people. [3]

Malasiqui
Municipality of Malasiqui
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Official seal of Malasiqui
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with Malasiqui highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Malasiqui highlighted
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Malasiqui is located in Philippines
Malasiqui
Malasiqui
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°55′N 120°25′E / 15.92°N 120.42°E / 15.92; 120.42Coordinates: 15°55′N 120°25′E / 15.92°N 120.42°E / 15.92; 120.42
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region
ProvincePangasinan
District 3rd district
FoundedJanuary 22, 1671
Barangays73 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorNoel Anthony M. Geslani
 • Vice MayorArmando C. Domantay Sr.
 • RepresentativeRose Marie J. Arenas
 • Electorate81,342 voters (2019)
Area
[2]
 • Total131.37 km2 (50.72 sq mi)
Elevation
21 m (69 ft)
Highest elevation
87 m (285 ft)
Lowest elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total130,275
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
 • Households
28,609
Economy
 • Income class1st municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence12.27% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱245,728,683.20 (2016)
Service provider
 • ElectricityCentral Pangasinan Electric Cooperative (CENPELCO)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2421
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)75
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesPangasinan
Ilocano
Tagalog

It is mainly an agricultural municipality with rice, corn and tropical lowland vegetables as main crops. It is also famous for its mango fruits having one of the largest concentration of mango tree population in the Philippines.

GeographyEdit

BarangaysEdit

Malasiqui is politically subdivided into 73 barangays.

  • Abonagan
  • Agdao
  • Alacan
  • Aliaga
  • Amacalan
  • Anolid
  • Apaya
  • Asin Este
  • Asin Weste
  • Bacundao Este
  • Bacundao Weste
  • Bakitiw
  • Balite
  • Banawang
  • Barang
  • Bawer
  • Binalay
  • Bobon
  • Bolaoit
  • Bongar
  • Butao
  • Cabatling
  • Cabueldatan
  • Calbueg
  • Canan Norte
  • Canan Sur
  • Cawayan Bogtong
  • Don Pedro
  • Gatang
  • Goliman
  • Gomez
  • Guilig
  • Ican
  • Ingalagala
  • Lareg-lareg
  • Lasip
  • Lepa
  • Loqueb Este
  • Loqueb Norte
  • Loqueb Sur
  • Lunec
  • Mabulitec
  • Malimpec
  • Manggan-Dampay
  • Nancapian
  • Nalsian Norte
  • Nalsian Sur
  • Nansangaan
  • Olea
  • Pacuan
  • Palapar Norte
  • Palapar Sur
  • Palong
  • Pamaranum
  • Pasima
  • Payar
  • Poblacion
  • Polong Norte
  • Polong Sur
  • Potiocan
  • San Julian
  • Tabo-Sili
  • Tobor
  • Talospatang
  • Taloy
  • Taloyan
  • Tambac
  • Tolonguat
  • Tomling
  • Umando
  • Viado
  • Waig
  • Warey

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Malasiqui, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.1
(0.20)
11.6
(0.46)
21.1
(0.83)
27.7
(1.09)
232.9
(9.17)
350.8
(13.81)
679.8
(26.76)
733.1
(28.86)
505
(19.9)
176.6
(6.95)
67.2
(2.65)
17.7
(0.70)
2,828.6
(111.38)
Average rainy days 3 3 3 4 14 18 23 25 22 15 8 4 142
Source: World Weather Online[5]

EtymologyEdit

The word Malasiqui originates from the Pangasinan root word lasi meaning lightning. With prefix ma indicating high degree and suffix qui indicating place - Malasiqui means "place full of lightning".

HistoryEdit

The municipality traces its origins during the middle of the 17th century when Spanish friars opened a mission intended to convert the native population to Catholicism. The most probable founding year was 1671 when Spanish civil authorities in Manila gave the license for the creation of the town. There were no organized communities in the area before the Spaniards arrived. Attempts to group families into a settlement may have started as early as 1665. The present site was then heavily forested with small family groups scattered along banks of small rivers and creeks. The socio-political history of the municipality parallels that of the Pangasinan province and the country in general. Its history is punctuated by periods of foreign domination first by the Spanish, then by the United States and briefly by the Japanese during the 2nd World War. The population participated heavily in some of the bloodiest rebellions during the Spanish period. Catholicism and other Christian sects dominate the religious life of the people. Ethnically, it is one of the few places in the province of Pangasinan which did not experience in-migration from other regions of the country. Consequently, Pangasinanse is the dominant ethnic group with almost no other ethnic groups mixing into the locality.

The poblacion or town center, is recently experiencing high commercial growth spurred mainly by high consumer spending generated by increase in family incomes attributable to earnings of OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers). The estimate of OFW population as a percentage of adult labor force is as much as 22% - one of the highest rates in the Philippines. The OFW phenomenon is so significant that almost all households have at least one member working outside of the country.[6]

GovernmentEdit

Municipal GovernmentEdit

The composition of the Municipal Government of Malasiqui as of June 30, 2019[7]

  Municipal Government of Malasiqui
Position Name Year Elected Term No.
Congressman
(3rd District)
Rosemarie Arenas 2013 3
Mayor Noel Geslani 2016 2
Vice Mayor Armando Domantay Sr. 2016 2
Councilor Ronorick Ballesteros 2013 3
Councilor Dr. Ed Veloria 2013 3
Councilor Rodito Austria 2019 1
Councilor Erik Brian Domantay 2016 2
Councilor Antonio Espinoza 2013 3
Councilor Dolores Capua 2019 1
Councilor Rydel Ann Laforteza 2019 1
Councilor Ramelyn Sanchez 2019 1
Councilor
(ex-officio member)
ABC President
? - -
Councilor
(ex-officio member)
SK President
? 2018 1

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Malasiqui
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 14,550—    
1918 22,747+3.02%
1939 33,660+1.88%
1948 40,786+2.16%
1960 50,730+1.83%
1970 61,423+1.93%
1975 67,489+1.91%
1980 70,905+0.99%
1990 92,053+2.65%
1995 101,056+1.76%
2000 113,190+2.46%
2007 122,820+1.13%
2010 123,566+0.22%
2015 130,275+1.01%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][8][9][10]

EconomyEdit


TourismEdit

The Town Fiesta is celebrated January 17 thru 22 every year.[17] Points of interests include:

  • Malasiqui Agno Valley College
  • Perpetual Help College of Pangasinan
  • Harvest Festival
  • Assembly of God
  • Rep. Rachel "Baby" Arenas farm
  • Monastery of the Poor Clares of St. James the Apostle
  • Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan's first cloistered monastery
  • Malasiqui Central School[18]
  • Centeno Farm Resort and Ecohills Resort
  • Barangay Lareg-Lareg and the Arenas Civic Center
  • Magic Mall
  • St. Ildephonse of Seville Parish Church (Malasiqui)

Image galleryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Malasiqui | (DILG)
  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. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ "Malasiqui, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  6. ^ "pangasinan.org". pangasinan.org.
  7. ^ https://halalanresults.abs-cbn.com/local/pangasinan/malasiqui
  8. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  12. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2012-12-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Showbiz, politics blend in Rep. Baby A's B-day, thanksgiving event". Philstar.com.

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