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Geography of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

Villasis Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares)= 7,583

Location of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

  • Villasis is in the Pangasinan province.
  • Pangasinan is within Region_I-Ilocos Region in the island of Luzon.

History of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

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The present Municipality of Villasis was a barrio of Malasiqui in the early part of the 17th century and was known by its former name, "Pandoyocan". The place had no fixed boundaries. It was simply a frontier settlement, a thickly forested region covering most of the southeastern parts of the present Pangasinan province. Few people lived in this place due to the unavailability of open space for farming. In this thick forest however, was a nesting ground of bees called "oyocan". The abundance of honey attracted Spaniards and inhabitants of neighboring places to settle in this village. Because of the presence of an apiary, the place was then called "Pandoyocan", meaning "colony of bees".

The village's jurisdiction embraced in full or in parts the towns of Asingan, Sta. Maria, Urdaneta, Sto. Tomas and Alcala. Its features varied with the number of families temporarily or permanently settled within its environs. Its thick forest was a nesting ground of great hordes of bees they called oyocan which produces honey called "allid". The honey provided good income for the residents and the bee wax, another bee product, were then traditionally used for cloth weaving. The thick forest was also the principal source of timber for domestic and commercial purposes. During the middle of the 19th century, its nearby forest still yielded wood used in constructions for civil as well as naval uses. One vessel of the Spanish navy was even constructed at Lingayen with timber coming from this area. Moreover, the banks of the great Agno River were another source of livelihood for the village residents with the abundance of gold dust called "mocmoc".

Villasis was founded in the first decade of the 19th century however but it was not a new municipality in the strictest sense. It was rebuilt out of the remnants of ancient Pandoyocan, one of the frontier settlements of the eighteenth century in the then thickly forested area of southeastern Pangasinan. The friars in Malasiqui undertook the task of converting the settlers in and around Pandoyocan persuading them to settle in a proposed pueblo. It was upon the petition of Fr. Fernando Sta. Maria, then assigned to Malasiqui, together with the principales of the town to elevate the settlement into a pueblo. The authority to establish the town of Pandoyocan was granted on October 18, 1759 by Bishop Miguel Espelita of Cebu, then the interim Governor General. Bishop Espelita was the first Filipino Archbishop and Governor General.

The pueblo had its first election of town officials in 1760. In May 13, 1760, the election of Gobernadorcillo and other municipal officials was conducted by the Alcalde Mayor of Pangasinan. A Dominican priest was assigned as curate to the new town the same year, but it was not until 1763 that the convent at Pandoyocan (now, the Roman Catholic Church/Rectory of Villasis) was accepted by the religious order. But during the Palaris Revolt of 1762-1764 its inhabitants dwindled to compose of only 150 tributes and its administration was ordered abolished. Despite this, the old residents stayed on, persevered and eventually their population increased. In 1769, it was placed under the care of the vicar of Sinapog known today as the town of Asingan. After 1773, no more mention of Pandoyocan is found in the Actas Capitulares.

Sometime in 1782, there was an uprising against the Spaniards led by Pantaleon Perez, known in the national history as 'Juan de la Cruz Palaris'. Forced labor without pay was the chief cause of this uprising. Many people were forced to move to other towns so that the place became almost deserted and ungoverned. It was again turned into a barrio under the town of Malasiqui. Over the years, many attempts were made to restore it into an independent town under the leaderships of Don Remegio Macaraeg, Don Aurelio Figueroa and Don Gabriel de la Cruz, among others. It was one of the darkest periods of Pandoyocan. After many long years and hardships it was again restored into a separate municipality.

Migrants from the Ilocos region towards the end of the 18th and the beginnings of the 19th century further increased its population and the inhabitants petitioned for the restoration of their municipality. On June 22, 1804 a royal decree was published mandating the reconstitution of Pandoyocan. There was some delay in the execution of the decree and the residents made another petition to re-establish their town government and at the same time to change the name of their town to Villasis in honor of the former Governor Rafael Maria de Aguilar, son of Fernando Pedro Aguilar y Ponce De Leon and Josefa de Santillan y Villasis who had issued the decree of 1804. Governor Mariano Fernández de Folgueras granted the petition and the decree of 1804 was amended on March 2, 1807 to name the town Villasis.

Soon, the Dominican Provincial complained that the number of tributes in Pandoyocan had dwindled to only 92 from an original 300, because many who had been registered were not around when the period for the collection of tributes came. The Dominican Father also wanted the town center to be sited in Macayo where a chapel had already been built. Thus, aside from changing the town's name to Villasis, the site of the poblacion was also changed and Pandoyocan became a mere barrio of Villasis. In 1841, Villasis finally became a town-parish and it included the visita of Panaglagbang, which is now the town of Rosales.

The town now consists of the Poblacion, the urban center and 16 barangays, each with history and etymology of its own. It is strategically located along the National Highway, a major transportation route to and from Region I and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) as well as to and from southern Luzon particularly Metro Manila. The town's geographical location has made it easier for the municipality to develop into its present functional role and economic status. The town now continues on its way to a robust growth. It is now considered one of the most progressive towns in the province of Pangasinan as evidenced by the large flow of people and businesses from all parts of the country doing business in the municipality. The municipality currently flourishes on its rice, corn and tobacco plantations. Its hilly barangays are situated along the Malasiqui boundary.

People of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

  • Villasis Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census) = 56,668
  • Villasis Registered Voters (2009 COMELEC) = 32,682

Elected Government Officials of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Elected officials of Villasis for the term of 2013-2016
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Elected officials of Villasis for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay Elected Officials of Villasis, Pangasinan

Businesses in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

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  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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Possible Businesses
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  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale or lease in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

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Schools in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

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Natural Resources of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

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Your Story about Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

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The oldest man or woman in Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

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Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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