Urdaneta, Pangasinan

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Urdaneta, officially the City of Urdaneta (Pangasinan: Siyudad na Urdaneta; Ilocano: Siyudad ti Urdaneta; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Urdaneta), is a 2nd class city in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 132,940 people. [3]

City of Urdaneta
Flag of Urdaneta
Official seal of Urdaneta
Deo servire populo sufficere
Map of Pangasinan with Urdaneta highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Urdaneta highlighted
Urdaneta is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°58′34″N 120°34′16″E / 15.9761°N 120.5711°E / 15.9761; 120.5711Coordinates: 15°58′34″N 120°34′16″E / 15.9761°N 120.5711°E / 15.9761; 120.5711
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
District5th district
CityhoodMarch 21, 1998
Barangays34 (see Barangays)
 • TypeSangguniang Panlungsod
 • MayorJulio F. Parayno III
 • Vice MayorJimmy D. Parayno
 • CongressmanRamon V. Guico III
 • Electorate87,916 voters (2019)
 • Total100.26 km2 (38.71 sq mi)
50 m (160 ft)
 (2015 census) [3]
 • Total132,940
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
 • Households
 • Income class2nd city income class
 • Poverty incidence9.8% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱809,191,589.95772,424,796.76
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
IDD:area code+63 (0)75
Climate typetropical monsoon climate
Native languagesPangasinan

It has a land area of 12,100 hectares. As Gateway to Northern Philippines, the city's strategic location is on the central part of eastern Pangasinan. Urdaneta is among the most progressive cities in Northern Luzon in annual regular income beating all cities in Region 1. It is among the region's cleanest, greenest and most livable cities.

Urdaneta is 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Manila, 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Dagupan and is 59 kilometres (37 mi) from the provincial capital, Lingayen.


The first settlers of the area were Pangasinenses, followed by a migration of Ilocanos who settled in outlying areas. These settlers petitioned the Spanish government to allow them to form a separate pueblo for greater ties and stronger unity. Their petition was granted and Urdaneta was formally founded as a pueblo on January 8, 1858. There is uncertainty if it was named after Andrés de Urdaneta, Miguel de Urdaneta, or Simon de Urdaneta.[5]

Creation of the city

Urdaneta became a city through Republic Act 8480, otherwise known as "An Act Converting the Municipality of Urdaneta, Province of Pangasinan into a Component City to be known as the City of Urdaneta". This was signed on January 10, 1998 and was voted affirmatively by the people of Urdaneta City on March 21, 1998.[5]

City government

The incumbent elected officials are Mayor Amadeo "Bobom" G.E. Perez IV, Vice Mayor Julio F. Parayno, III, and the 10 Sangguniang Panglungsod Members or Councilors.

Sangguniang Panlungsod of Urdaneta (2016-2019)

  • Mayor: Amadeo Gregorio "Bobom" E. Perez, IV
  • Vice mayor: Julio F. Parayno, III
  • City councilors: Jimmy D. Parayno, Maria Teresa Soccoro E. Perez-Naguiat, Maura Jennifer G. Gandia, Peter Jason I. Agsalud, Antonino P. Perez, Herodutus F. Sumera, Dominador M. Villanueva, III, Jesus L. Basco, Blesildo F. Sumera, Florencio B. Aduca, Michael Brian M. Perez (ABC president)

Barangays cluster

Urdaneta City is politically subdivided into 34 barangays.

  • Anonas
  • Bactad East
  • Bayaoas
  • Bolaoen
  • Cabaruan
  • Cabuloan
  • Camanang
  • Camantiles
  • Casantaan
  • Catablan
  • Cayambanan
  • Consolacion
  • Dilan-Paurido
  • Labit Proper
  • Labit West
  • Mabanogbog
  • Macalong
  • Nancalobasaan
  • Nancamaliran East
  • Nancamaliran West
  • Nancayasan
  • Oltama
  • Palina East
  • Palina West
  • Pedro T. Orata (Bactad Proper)
  • Pinmaludpod
  • Poblacion
  • San Jose
  • San Vicente
  • Santa Lucia
  • Santo Domingo
  • Sugcong
  • Tiposu
  • Tulong


Population census of Urdaneta
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 20,544—    
1918 24,536+1.19%
1939 29,120+0.82%
1948 35,811+2.32%
1960 44,744+1.87%
1970 58,690+2.75%
1975 65,392+2.19%
1980 71,796+1.89%
1990 90,694+2.36%
1995 100,263+1.90%
2000 111,582+2.32%
2007 120,785+1.10%
2010 125,451+1.39%
2015 132,940+1.11%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][6][7][8]


Climate data for Urdaneta City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
Average low °C (°F) 21
Average precipitation mm (inches) 127.5
Average rainy days 17 17 17 15 20 19 19 20 21 20 17 19 221
Source: World Weather Online[9]


Urdaneta produces rice, vegetables and noodles.

SM Prime Holdings will put up an SM Supermall to be called SM City Urdaneta Central, currently under construction and scheduled to open second half of 2017. The largest cattle market in Northern Luzon is Urdaneta's Livestock Market. The city has numerous financial and banking institutions which make it among the most vibrant economies in Pangasinan and the whole Ilocos Region.


Andres Urdaneta monument

Attractions include Museo de Urdaneta, Cabaruan, Sugcong and Oltama Rolling Hills, inter alia. The Sanctuary I.T. Building (Barangay Nancaysan, MacArthur Highway, the only Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) proclaimed I.T. Building in Pangasinan) houses the first two call centers: FFG Telemarketing (a Filipino-Canadian outbound call center) and EIE Inc. (Filipino-owned website services marketing firm).

Trading hub of Pangasinan, its “Bagsakan” (trading post) is a drop-off point for fruits and vegetables in front of the Cathedral.

Urdaneta City University is here.


Urdaneta City celebrates Dumayo Festival annually March 18–March 31: Basbas ng Pag-iisang Dibdib (free mass wedding), bloodletting activity, tree planting for environment preservation, jobs fair and fun run for a cause.

The city celebrates fiesta every month of December. This is in remembrance of the city patron, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Festivities are held 1–8 December. Activities include a parade, drum and lyre competition, teachers' night, balikbayan night, ABC-SK night, ballroom, Miss Urdaneta City coronation night and many more events. A carnival is put up every December as a part of the event.[10]

In the 2012 yearly City Fiesta celebration (December 1–15), Fifth District Representative Kimi S. Cojuangco formally (December 1) opened the agro-industrial fair where “bahay kubo” booths of the city's barangays showcased their products at the Urdaneta City Cultural and Sports Complex. Cojuangco was assisted by Manila Economic and Cultural Office Chair Amadeo R. Perez Jr., Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” Perez IV and members of the Sangguniang Bayan led by Vice Mayor Onofre C. Gorospe.


Roman Catholicism

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

The Urdaneta Cathedral or the 1858 Immaculate Conception Cathedral (2428 Urdaneta City) is part of the Vicariate of Our Lady Vicar Foranes, Rev. Fr. Alberto T. Arenos and Father Elpidio F. Silva Jr. Its Feast Day is December 8 and the Rector is Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza with VG Vice Rectors VF Father Alberto A. Viernes and Father Christopher R. Herreria. Its head is Bishop Jacinto Agcaoili Jose. List of cathedrals in the Philippines)

It is under the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, Roman Catholic Diocese of Urdaneta.

Founded on January 8, 1858, the Parish as Vicariate, was accepted by the Dominicans in 1863, under Kura Paroko Padre Nicolas Manrique Alonzo. Fr. Rafael Cano built the old church on March 4, 1884: 77.10 meters long and 23.30 meters wide with 3 naves. It was destroyed by the American bombings in January 1945.

Diocesan Officials of the Ordinary of Urdaneta Diocese are led by Bishop Jacinto Agcaoili Jose, JCL, DD (born on Oct. 29, 1950 in Mangato, Laoag City; ordained on June 29, 1975; Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Urdaneta on Sept. 21, 2005; on Nov. 26, 2005, he was ordained). His installation as Third Bishop of the Diocese of Urdaneta took place on Dec. 30, 2005. He serves as vice chairman of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission of Social Communications and Mass Media and member of the Episcopal commission on Youth.

Previous Ordinaries were Bishop Jesus Castro Galang† (Dec. 7, 1991-Sept. 16, 2004) and Bishop Pedro G. Magugat, M.S.C.† (April 22, 1985 – May 5, 1990). Other Diocesan Officials hold office at the Bishop's Residence and Chancery of Obispado de Urdaneta Building, Dr. Jose Aruego Street, Urdaneta City, 2428 Pangasinan, Philippines. The Vicar General is Msgr. Lazaro P. Hortaleza and Chancellor, Father Teofilo L. Calicdan.[11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

Philippine Independent Church or Aglipayan Church

The Aglipay Central Theological Seminary (ACTS) in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan is the regional seminary of the church dedicated to serve the North-Central and South-Central Luzon Dioceses. ACTS offers a Bachelor of Theology and Divinity Programs for those who aspire to enter the ordained ministry in the Church. It is a four-year study program with a curriculum focused on biblical, theological, historical and pastoral studies with reference to parish management and development and wider cultural and social context. Members of the Philippine Independent Church or Aglipayans has the second most members in the city.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Urdaneta has been selected as the site of the Urdaneta Philippines Temple, the third temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be built in the Philippines (the other two being in Manila and Cebu City).[19]

Notable natives


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