Barangay : Dilan-Paurido                        City: Urdaneta
Province : Pangasinan                           Region : I



A-1 : History

     During  the  early  times, people, merchants and traders from
nearby  places and provinces come to Urdaneta to barter, trade and
commerce.They loved Urdaneta so much and most of them settled here 
permanently.They brought with them their  families,belongings,farm,
animals and horses.

     Early  settlers  became  farmers,  cattle traders and herders,
hacienderos and  wealthy  traders.  They  developed  Urdaneta into
a small, beautiful  and  vibrant  town. Soon, it became the center
of  agriculture,  trade and commerce. Since horses  and cattle are
the  main  mode  of  trading  and transportation at the time, they
seek  land  to  pasture  their  farm  animals,  cattle  and horses.
They  took  their  horses  to a  nearby  place  where  grasses are
lucious  and  bountiful, where  then  became  their  grazing  land.

    During   the  time  of the early colonizers, the Spaniards the
"Administrator"  of  Urdaneta.  They  too brought  their horses to 
the pasture land to rest and to feed.

     When  the  Americans  took  over  the  Philippines from Spain,
they  explored  further  North  and  stopped  by  Urdaneta to rest,
replenish  their  food  supply  and  feed their horses. Every time
they  drop  by  going  North,  the  Americans are often heard said,
"Take your horses to the pasture land to grace".

     Soon  pasture  land  became  a  household word of local folks.
Cattle  traders  and  herders ordered their animal keepers to take
their cattle herds to pasture land,

     As  years  passed  by, Ilocano  became  the  dominant  spoken
dialect  of  Urdaneta  and  land  of  pasture  became  known today
as  DILAN-PAURIDO.  Dilan  is  derived  from  the  word  "The Land"
and  Paurido  is  from  the  word  "Pasture". Today  Dilan-Paurido
is  thriving   and  busting  community  not  only  in  agriculture 
but commercial and industrial as well.



     The  first to  settle in  this  region was the Siquig Family
headed by  Don Esteban Siquig  who cleared the greater portion of
the Land that is now Paurido.

     He  then  went  back  to  his hometown, Santiago, Ilocos Sur,
which  was  noted  for its big herds of cattle. He retured to his
people  with  several  cows and bulls. Became of the rich pasture
lands,  the  herd  rapidly  increased. "Paurido" meaning "pasture
lands"  was  adopted  as  its name. Later on they were transfered 
to  Alibeng, Sison,  because  they  pasture lands in Paurido, had
become  to  small for the big herd. No fixed date of the founding
of this barrio was known. The Siquig, settlers of the locality.

    The   people  of  Paurido  were  engaged  in weaving baracbac
slippers and handbags,fruit tree growing and poultry raising.


     This  settlement  was  called  Dilan because the settlers of
this  locality  could not rise any crops in their field, the soil
is barren. In the vernacular,  barren means "imadilan". This term
was  shortened to Dilan and was adopted as the name of the barrio
up  to the present. However, today the popular name of the barrio
is  Caloquiaoan. This is so because half of the barrio population
belongs  to the Locquiao clan. Dilan was established in 1575 when
the  Spaniards  under  Salcedo conquered the Northern Province of

     The  original  families  who  settled in the Barrio were the
Locquioa, Caliboso, Martinez and Alejo families.

     The  people  are  engaged  in  pig raising, baracbac slipper
making  and  handbag  weaving,  fruit-tree  growing and vegetable
gardening.  This  crops  are  rice,  corn, fruits  and vegetables
of many kids.



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