The Papal Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto visits Dagupan City in Pangasinan to lead a concelebrated mass of 40 bishops and 200 priests for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the elevation of Metropolitan Archdiocese Lingayen-Dagupan.
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two female drug couriers confiscating approximately 100grams of Methamphetamine popularly known as Shabu with a street value of about half million pesos, the biggest haul in this part of the country.
Bangus or Milkfish Rodeo is held every year in Dagupan City, to promote the Bangus industry and to showcase the best fish. Now in it's 11th year, the Bangus Rodeo is held during the month-long Bangus festival.
Welcoming the New Year on the stroke of noon of January 1st makes Pogo Grande in Dagupan City unique. The main attraction is the lighting of a one-hour long continuous explosion of firecrackers in different sizes.
Catholics in Dagupan City observe the feast of their patron Saint John the Evangelist by a street dance and a fluvial parade along the main river of the city. Archbishop Socrates Villegas led the celebrations that culminate the religious procession.
Led by Mayor Benjie S. Lim, city officials and employees join the ceremonial lighting of the city’s giant Christmas as the start of a two week celebration of the city Fiesta themed “Inspired by the People”.
Celebrity Chef Boy Logro joined the '101 ways to cook seafood' contest during the celebration of the annual Bangus Festival in Dagupan City. The contest aims to map Dagupan as the center of the seafood market in the northern Philippines.
A contest for the longest, heaviest, and prettiest milkfish was held as part of the annual Bangus festival. Competitions included the fastest milkfish eater, faster milkfish deboner, and fastest milkfish classifier.
A colourful Chinese New Year celebration by the Filipino - Chinese community took place in Dagupan City in Pangasinan, north of Manila, dubbed as the 'Spring Festival in Dagupan'. Philippines. 23rd January 2012
Almost all of the major thoroughfares and business area of Dagupan city have been partially submerged due to floods after a high tide reaching one meter in height, worsened the torrential monsoon rains affecting the region.
Following an extensive clean-up, the river system of Dagupan City is now generating more good not just for the environment, but also by helping the income of fishermen as it now yields more fish ready for local household consumption and the market.
The Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan continue to celebrate the year-long Golden Jubilee as the diocese celebrates the Jubilee of Farmers, Fishermen and Laborers to give recognition to the working class as producers of food and basic needs.
The blessed image of St. Pedro Calungsod visits the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag and St. John the Evangelist Cathedral as part of its “Duaw Nasud” or visit to the nation of the pilgrim image that was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 21 in Rome.
After weeks of torrential rains and heavy flooding that hit the northern part of the Philippines, fishermen from Dagupan City were grateful to see the sun shining clearly, giving them opportunity of drying fish that are known locally as Pingka.
A unity walk and inter-faith rally participated by Pangasinan Police Provincial Command, leaders of religious and multi-sectoral groups were held in Dagupan City. Together with some candidates the rally calls for a safer election on May, 2013.
Young Central Luzon swimmers had a feast on medals, mostly golds, as they dominated the swimming events at the Dagupan City Poolside on the 3rd Day of the 2012 Batang Pinoy North and Central Luzon leg.
Students visited graves of different sea creature including whales, dolphin and sea turtles buried at Bureau of Fisheries fish cemetery in Binloc, Dagupan City, where prayers were also made to the living sea creatures in danger of extinction.
Baby Maczynn Suarez was the first baby born at the Region 1 Medical Center exactly on the stroke of twelve midnight of January 1, 2013. Mother Melanie Suarez, 24, says she is aware her baby will be the 'New Year baby' of 2013.
President Benigno Aquino III inaugurated the new Emergency Department complex of Region 1 Medical Center. The project was funded with 23.9 million pesos and designed to be more responsive to victims of disasters, terrorism and contagious diseases.
CEAP is the national association of Catholic educational institutions in the Philippines. Founded in 1941, it now has 1,252 members, which include universities and colleges offering academic and continuing education programs.
A collaboration of eight Filipino artists led by Manuel D. Baldemor, Lualhati Sapnu, Herzon and Rhea dela Rosa, Melencio Sapnu jr, Rollie Yusi, Fred Ramirez and Manuel Nim paint murals illustrating the works of national artist Victorio C. Edades.
An effort initiated by PPCRV, COMELEC, PNP, AFP and the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan led by Most Rev. Socrates Villegas summoned all the local candidates for a pledge and signing of a pact ensuring a safe and peaceful elections in May.
As each typhoon leaves an indelible memory on the people of Dagupan City, people vow to be more prepared should another one come. This is especially true for fishermen, who secure their boats to protect their livelihood when high winds come.
Hundreds of floating candle-lit lanterns are released in the Dawel river in Dagupan City and Bañaga river in Bugallon town, a synchronized event joined mostly by young Pangasinense in observance of Earth Hour 2013.
Substitute candidates in Pangasinan file their candidacy for their specific political party for the 2013 elections. Commission on Elections allows a political party to change candidates before the election campaign begins in the new year.
Members of Muslim communities all over Pangasinan held a peace rally against an online video 'Innocence of Muslims'. Leaders of the rally reportedly stated: "this is an insult to prophet Mohammad and to all Muslims".
Local and national officials, both incumbent and aspiring for a political seat, started to flock to the Commission on Elections provincial offices as the filing for candidacy began. Election day will be held on May 10, 2013.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Research Center in Pangasinan celebrated Fish Conservation week with the launching of its ‘Seabass Festival’, a cooking contest to introduce Seabass as a source of profitable aquaculture.
A Green sea turtle weighing 143 lbs and almost a meter in diameter was found headless by fishermen in San Fabian town. Bureau of Fisheries Research Center chief Westley Rosario said he believed it to be a victim of dynamite fishing.
President Benigno S. Aquino III launched the 2012 Palarong Pambansa (National Games) at Lingayen. The Palaro aims to discover the best athletes at elementary and secondary level, who can then become the next heroes of Philippine sports.
Bianca Gotuaco, a multi-medalist at the recent Batang Pinoy 2011 tournament, and one of eleven Filipino athletes who were given a 3-week sports scholarship at Saint Bede’s College in the UK, is currently dominating the archery event.
Members of Water Search and Rescue of Pangasinan Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council, conduct a tsunami drill and training in the coastal area of the Labrador, Pangasinan as part of Disaster Consciousness Month.
San Roque dam released water from its reservoir due to heavy monsoon rains experienced all over Luzon. Although some fear massive flooding in low-lying areas, San Roque Dam authorities says the water released will not cause floods.
Former President Fidel V. Ramos launched "Tagaligtas" (rescuer) a movie documentary about the Philippines Special Action Force (SAF) showing its beginning in the turbulent '80s and how they helped end the Marcos dictatorship.
Gov. Amado Espino Jr. And other members of the Nationalist Peoples Coalition filed their certificates of candidacy. Espino is seeking re-election for his third and last term as governor of the largest province in the Philippines in terms of voters.
Candidates for provincial and town level flock to the COMELEC offices in Pangasinan as the filing of certificates of candidacy comes to an end. It is a common tactic of candidates to file their candidacy at the last minute.