Poblacion

Barangay : POBLACION                City/Municipality : URDANETA
Province : PANGASINAN               Region : I

I. HISTORY
     The town was founded on January 08, 1858 by establishing the
Parish  Church.  This was done by the Dominican Fathers of Nearby
Manaoag. The first appointed priest  was  Rev. Fr. Nicolas Alonzo
Manrique, a  Dominican who constructed immediately on the present
site  a  wooden  church  that  was  demolished on January 1945 by
American bombs because of Philippine Liberation.

     On March 04, 1884, Rev. Rafael Cano, another  Dominican laid 
out  a  brick  foundation  of a  bigger  and better south  of the 
wooden  church. This  building  was  never erected. But,  in 1954, 
Monsgr. Emilio A. Cinense,  Bishop  of the  Diocese  of  Pampanga,
who  was at  that time, was the Parish priest of Urdaneta erected 
the present cement church following the foundation of 1884.

     The  first  settlers were the Del Prados, Alonzos, Manangans,
Sipins, Rosarios, Castillos, Calacsans, Tignos, etc.

     The present site of the  Magic Mall was formerly a beautiful
plaza with fountains and concrete benches. The lot was a donation
of the Del Prado Family.


MISSION

     With  this  vision, the  Barangay governance is committed to
achieve  a  community  that is safe to live within an environment 
that   is  complete   with  basic  facilities  and  economy  with 
sustainable growth on a city-like balance habitat.


VISION

     A peaceful and  self-reliant community with an efficient and
sufficient  infrastructure  facilities on  a globally competitive 
and progressive economy,  that  gives efficient delivery of basic
services and socio-economic development and is geared towards the 
promotion  of  sustainable  economic  growth  in  an ecologically 
balance city-like environment, guided and administered by a just, 
democratic, decisive and God-fearing leadership.


GOALS

   • Enhance leadership and advocacy on good Barangay governance
     and grassroots community building.
   • Formulate relevant/responsive policies and standards for
     Barangay strategic planning.
   • Implementing responsive programs, projects and services.
   • Promote and nurture a collaborative family-friendly culture.
   • Increase and diversify resource generation and asset
     management.



GENERAL INFORMATION

A. Nature of Existence
         During  the Late 19th Century, the town of Urdaneta was
    created  for  the  purpose  of  a common place and center of
    trade  among   towns  of    Sta. Barbara,  Villasis, Manaoag,
    Binalonan  and  Malasiqui.  The  settles joined together and 
    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 on 
    January 8, 1858.

B. Type of Barangay - Urban

C. Total Land Area
         - 8 Square Kilometers
         - 80 Hectares

D. Distance From:
         1. Poblacion          : 0 km. 
         2. Provincial Capital : 49 km.
         3. National Highway   : 0 km.

E. Terrain Characteristics - Urban Landlocked

F. Distribution of Land by Use:
         Type of Use              % to Total
         Agricultural                  2%
         Residential                  60%
         Commercial                   37%
         Idle Land                     1%

G. Population Data(BHW Survey)

         Age Group   Male   Female   Total
            0-5      797     823     1,620
            6-12     849     850     1,699
           13-17     510     480       990
           18-35   1,881   2,005     3,886
           36-50   1,087   1,227     2,314
           51-65     787     834     1,621
          over 65    362     412       774

H. Household Data: 
         Number of Household    % to Total Population
               1,840                    16% 

I. Religion
            Religion          % to Total Population
        1. Roman Catholic             85%
        2. Iglesia ni Cristo           9%
        3. Islam                       5%
        4. Others                      1%

J. Language/Dialects Predominantly Spoken
        1. English
        2. Tagalog
        3. Ilocano
        4. Pangasinense
II. SOCIO-CULTURAL DATA

A. Education                             
             Type            Public  Private  TOTAL
     1. Pre-School/Day Care     4        2       2 
     2. Elementary School       1        2       3  
     3. Secondary School        -        2       2  
     4. Vocational/Technical    1        -       2 
     5. Tertiary/College        -        4       4
B. Housing
     1. House Types
                   Type               Number   % to Total
       a. Permanent (concrete, wood   1,295       80%
          & G.I. sheet) 
       b. Semi-Permanent (wood & G.I.   244       15%
          sheet)       
       c. Temporary (bamboo, sawali &   80         5%  
          nipa/cogon) 
   
    2. Sources of Potable Water
                  Type               Number   % to Total
       a.  Piped/ Tubed/ Level III   1,134       70%    
       b.  Deep Well                  485        30%
       
    3. Sources of Lighting
              Type           Number   % to Total
       a. Electricity        1,538        95%
       b. Kerosene             81          5%
    
    4. Toilet Facilities
                Type                 Number   % to Total
       a. Modern Type (Comm. Bowl)   1,457       90%
       b. Water Sealed                 82         5%
       c. Pit Type                     80         5%
D. Health Facilities and Services
             Type                  Number
       a. Hospital                   0
       b. Health Center              1
       c. Dental Clinic              12
       d. Medical Clinic             1
       e. Other Health Facilities    6

E. Sports and Recreational Facilities
               Type            Number
       a. Covered Courts         2
       b. Gyms                   2
       c. Basketball Courts      4
       d. Parks                  2

III. CULTURAL DATA
               Activity           Describe Indegenous Practice
    Settlement of Disputes  -   Settlements are mostly done in
                                the Barangay
    Wedding Celebration     -  "Baile" are celebrated during the
                                night before the wedding
    Fiesta                  -   Folks usually gather together and
                                prepare some sumptuous meals
    Baptism                 -  "Handaan" is usually done after
                                the baptism rites at the parents'
                                house
    Burial                  -   Family of the departed, prepares
                                for the "Pasiyam" or "Lumpos"

IV. ECONOMIC DATA
    A. Employment Data
          Locally Employed : 1,435
          Self-Employed    :   206
          Employed Overseas:   102
          Total Number of Employed Residents  : 1,743
          Total Number of Unemployed Residents:   307

             Profession      Number   Employed   Unemployed
          Doctor               15       15           0
          Engineer             25       25           0
          Nurse               130       80          50
          Teacher              40       40           0
          Seaman               20       20           0
          Skilled Worker      160      160           0

       Major Sources of Livelihood
          1. Employment
          2. Business

       Major Locally-Produced Products
          1. Tinapa
    B. Industrial/Manufacturing Establishment
                Type           Number
          1. Metal Craft         2
          2. Furniture           3
          3. Food Processing    10
V. INFRASTRUCTURE

   A. Transportation Facilities and Services
      1. Road Network in Kilometers by Surface Type and
         by Administrative Level
               ADMINISTRATIVE BY LINEAR METER
        Type     Nat'l  Prov'l  City   Brgy   Total  Condition
    a. Concrete    1      1      15     1      18      Good
    b. Asphalt     0      1       0     0       0      Good
       TOTAL       1      2      15     1      18

      2. Means of Transportation
             Bus            Jeepney
             Tricycle       Pedicab
      3. Communication Services
             Telephon       Mobile Network
             Internet       Postal Services

VI. LOCAL ADMINISTRATION DATA
   A. Barangay Government and Administration
    1. Fiscal Capability
      a. Income of the Barangay from Regular Sources
     Internal Sources
      1. Barangay Fees and Charges -  150,000.00
     External Sources
      1. Internal Revenue Allotment - 4,702,998.00
      2. Real Property Tax Share    - 700,000.00

      b. Commercial Establishments
                Type                         Number
         a. Sari-Sari Stores                     90
         b. Supermarket                           2
         c. Groceries/Dry Goods Store           210
         d. Bank & Financial/Lending Co.         10
         e. Auto Supply                           1
         f. Distributors, Dealers of Products     4
         g. Gasoline Station                      1
         h. Photo and Record Shops               11
         i. Hospital/ Clinic                      6
         j. Jewelry Store                         8
         k. Pawnshop                             18
         l. General Services/Contractors          2
         m. Beauty Parlor/ Barber shop           32
         n. Fitness Gym                           5
         o. Restaurant                           45
         p. Insurance/ Dealer in Securities       2
         q. Furniture Shops                       2
         r. Hardware                              8
    c. Existing/On-Going Projects
             Projects             Brief Description   Project Cost
      1. Covered Court           Sports Development  1,200,000.00
      2. Free Medical Check-up   Medical Check-Up      400,000.00
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