The Sison Auditorium is located in Lingayen in Pangasinan Province. Also known as the Cultural Center of Pangasinan, the Sison Auditorium is a frequent venue for the city-wide events of Lingayen. This neo-classical auditorium showcases the Manaoag Festival, musical concerts, cultural shows, theater plays, graduation, social and major government functions, and the renowned ASNA Awards which recognizes the most outstanding Pangasinenses in specific fields. Some of the famous ASNA Awardees are Joyce Bernal, F. Sionil Jose, Jose De Venecia, and Fidel Ramos. The Sison Auditorium, constructed in 1926 to 1927, named after former Pangasinan Governor Teofilo Sison, and was renovated under the Supervision of Governor Espino, in which will serve as a venue for local or national cultural conventions and shows as well as a venue Continue reading
The Bagoong Factory is located in Maniboc, Lingayen in Pangasinan Province. Bagoong, or fish paste, used to be sold only in milk cans (locally called “litsi”) in the wet markets. Bagoong’s ingredients are just fish (usually galunggong (round scad), dilis (anchovy) and tirong (similar to dilis)), solar salt (naturally evaporated salt from seawater sourced mainly from the towns of Bolinao and Anda, Pangasinan) and water. Bagoong is now sold in bottles or pouches that line the shelves of upscale supermarkets and groceries. Given that Pangasinan is major salt producer in the Philippines, then it’s a must to try the province’s major products. These includes “bagoong” (“salted-fish”), “agamang” (“salted-shrimp”), and “asin” (salt) of course! You can buy these delicious goods at DS Bagoong Products located on Maniboc West in Continue reading
The Urduja House is the official residence of the governor of the province. Urduja, the legendary warrior princess, is said to have once ruled the kingdom of Tawalisi in the province of Pangasinan. Her cultural influence led former Pangasinan Governor Juan de Guzman Rodriguez to name the official governor’s residence as Princess Urduja Palace in early 1953. It is here where various meetings of the governor take place and important personalities are received. The Urduja House has become a favorite place for pre-nuptial pictorials because of its architectural design, inside and out, with a backdrop of a beautiful fountain. Continue reading
The Fidel V Ramos House is located in Lingayen, Pangasinan. It is a reconstructed residence of the former President, Fidel V. Ramos, who was born in Lingayen. The original building was destroyed during World War II. The Ramos House has been reconstructed to resemble the original and furnished with memorabilias of President Ramos. You can experience a private tour around the house by contacting the Provincial Capitol Building. The Ramos House is located on Primicias Street. Continue reading
Aguedo Agbayani Park, also known as Governor’s Park, is located across the Lingayen Provincial Capital Building in Pangasinan. Resembling a smaller version of Luneta Park in Manila, this nature park was built to commemorate Governor Aguedo Agbayani, former congressman and the longest serving governor of the province of Pangasinan. The Aguedo Agbayani Park is located on the Capitol Grounds, Alvear East in Maniboc, Lingayen. Continue reading
Lingayen is the capital of Pangasinan Province, and is located on the island of Luzon. During World War II, Lingayen was where the Allied armies landed during the Invasion of Lingayen Gulf. Its long beach served as runway for several attack planes.
The municipality got its name from a certain corpulent tamarind tree that grew at the present town plaza. The tree was exceptionally big, tall and spreading that the surrounding trees were just dwarfs in comparison. Passersby developed the habit of looking back and back again at this corpulent tree until it would vanish from their view. When they arrived Continue reading