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San Jacinto

HISTORY OF SAN JACINTO:

The area on which present-day San Jacinto now sits was once a dense and virgin forest rich in flora and fauna that gave early dwellers (Aetas and Igorots, mainly) their safe dwelling and source of food. Rivers that cut through portions of Mangaldan and San Fabian then paved the way for traders and immigrants to reach the town. Henceforth, the Ilocos, Malayans, and Borneos started to replace the former natives.

In the 16th century, colonizers and missionaries arrived in the community to found the town of San Jacinto, which is now considered as one of the first towns in the whole province of Pangasinan. It was a missionary named Father Herminigildo Melgar and his seven companions who founded the town and built churches to serve as their means to spread the Catholic faith. Then on August 17, 1598, the town was officially baptized by Father Jose Ferrer, giving it the name “San Jacinto,” which is said to be based on the name of Father Jacinto of Poland, who was canonized on the same day. The first alcalde mayor of San Jacinto was Don Felipe Estero, who served the post in 1898.

Over the years, San Jacinto has gained an award for agriculture. The primary source of living of San Jacinto residents is in agriculture, growing crops such as rice, corn, lakamas, dragon fruits, and plum, among others. Lively corn vendors along the highways of Barangay Sto. Tomas will greet you as you reach a town that is also home to significant and historical infrastructure such as the Saint Hyacinth Parish Church, which is the fourth oldest church in Pangasinan. On August 17 of every year, the residents of San Jacinto celebrate the Feast of Saint Hyacinth, who is considered as the town’s patron saint.San Jacinto is classified as a 3rd class municipality. It has a total land area of 44.18 square kilometers, consisting of 19 beautiful barangays.

HISTORY OF SAN JACINTO:

The area on which present-day San Jacinto now sits was once a dense and virgin forest rich in flora and fauna that gave early dwellers (Aetas and Igorots, mainly) their safe dwelling and source of food. Rivers that cut through portions of Mangaldan and San Fabian then paved the way for traders and immigrants to reach the town. Henceforth, the Ilocos, Malayans, and Borneos started to replace the former natives.

In the 16th century, colonizers and missionaries arrived in the community to found the town of San Jacinto, which is now considered as one of the first towns in the whole province of Pangasinan. It was a missionary named Father Herminigildo Melgar and his seven companions who founded the town and built churches to serve as their means to spread the Catholic faith. Then on August 17, 1598, the town was officially baptized by Father Jose Ferrer, giving it the name “San Jacinto,” which is said to be based on the name of Father Jacinto of Poland, who was canonized on the same day. The first alcalde mayor of San Jacinto was Don Felipe Estero, who served the post in 1898.

Over the years, San Jacinto has gained an award for agriculture. The primary source of living of San Jacinto residents is in agriculture, growing crops such as rice, corn, lakamas, dragon fruits, and plum, among others. Lively corn vendors along the highways of Barangay Sto. Tomas will greet you as you reach a town that is also home to significant and historical infrastructure such as the Saint Hyacinth Parish Church, which is the fourth oldest church in Pangasinan. On August 17 of every year, the residents of San Jacinto celebrate the Feast of Saint Hyacinth, who is considered as the town’s patron saint.San Jacinto is classified as a 3rd class municipality. It has a total land area of 44.18 square kilometers, consisting of 19 beautiful barangays.

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EVENTS

  • ANAKBANWA ART EXHIBITION

    January 22, 2022
    MacArthur House, West Central Elementary School 1, Dagupan City (across Dagupan City Plaza)

    Anakbanwa Art Exhibit
    December 10, 2021 to January 31, 2022
    Venue: MacArthur House, West Central Elementary School 1, Dagupan City (across Dagupan City Plaza)
    Schedule: Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Pre-booked)
    Saturday & Sunday: 3:00 – 5:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
    In order to maintain the observance of health and safety protocols, all GUESTS/VISITORS must pre-book their visit online:Website –www.explorepd4.com
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    Link: http://bit.ly/Anakbanwa.
    Entrance Fees:
    • Students (K-12) – Free
    • Adults (including undergraduates, post-graduates, professionals, etc.) – Php 50.00
    • Senior Citizens and PWDs – Php 40.00
    Tour guide available, subject to advanced reservation and fee.
    Vaccination Card:
    Only guests/visitors who are fully vaccinated* are allowed to view the exhibit. Each visitor must present their vaccination card upon registration on-site.

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