Binalonan History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Binalonan is a 1st class inland municipality of Pangasinan Province in Ilocos Region or Region 1, Philippines.

Binalonan Municipal Hall
Binalonan Municipal Hall (Credit: binalonan.gov.ph)

Profile of Binalonan Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Pangasinan (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –>
Area –> 47.57 km2 (18.37 sq mi) or 4,757 hectares
Population –> 54,555 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 154,540,126.71
Barangays –> 24
Terrain –> Flat or lowland
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Earthenwares, Ornamental Plants, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Ilocano, Pangasinense, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 5th
Government Officials
Congressman –> Ramon Guico III
Mayor –>
Vice Mayor –> Melicio F. Patague II

History of Binalonan

Binalonan derived its name from the Ilocano term “Balon” which means packed lunch. In the olden days, travellers from Northern Luzon used to rest under the huge trees in this area and eat their “balon” here.

On February 18, 1872, Binalonan was organized as a pueblo or town.

Economy of Binalonan

Binalonan is an agricultural town where rice is the chief product. Other farmers plant corn, sugarcane, vegetables and raise chicken and hogs. Some families are engaged in small scale production of processed food and beverages such as rice wine (Basi). In the town center or Poblacion, several large commercial establishments are found.

Binalonan is the location of a large feed milling operation by the country’s largest conglomerate San Miguel Corporation.

With the groundbreaking of an industrial estate in Barangay Linmansangan by Sumi North Philippines Wiring Corporation, it is expected that the local economy will take off. In addition, the town will greatly benefit from the full operation of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway that traverse Binalonan.

Tourist Spots in Binalonan

Santo Niño Parish Church
Binalonan Town Plaza

Festivals in Binalonan

Feast of Sto. Niño (Town Fiesta)

Map of Binalonan Municipality in Pangasinan

See also: Profile of Mayor Ramon Guico Jr. , Governor Amado Espino III

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