Barangay : Dilan-Paurido City: Urdaneta Province : Pangasinan Region : I PART I. ECOLOGICAL PROFILE A. HISTORICAL PROFILE 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. ETHYMOLOGY OF BARANGAY DILAN-PAURIDO PAURIDO 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. DILAN 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 Luzon. 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.