About Urbiztondo

Brief History

One of the ancient stories about the town how it got its name originated from the name of a historic figure during the Spanish Era, General Antonio de Urbiztondo y Villasis, who acted as Spanish Governor in the Philippines and was also conqueror of the Muslims in Jolo from 1850 to 1852. He then issued a decree founding the town and consequently the newly formed town was named “Urbiztondo” in his honor.

The Municipality of Urbiztondo’s establishment as a town was primarily due to Fr. Ramon Dalmau, the parish priest of San Carlos, who began its foundation in 1852, separating the said town from San Carlos now a city.

The initiative in the emergence of Urbiztondo came from the pioneering fathers from San Carlos, Pangasinan. Its creation has been credited to Rev. Father Ramon Dalmau, curate of San Carlos who worked hard for its founding on November 28, 1853. It remained a visita of San Carlos in the year 1852. It was separated from San Carlos on the above date when it was assigned its own curate. The Dominicans accepted Urbiztondo as a vicariate in 1855 designating Rev. Father Francisco Treserra who is also responsible for relocating the town to the place where it is now located.

 

Meaning of Municipal Seal

The seal identifies farming and agriculture as the main livelihood of the townspeople. Secondary means of livelihood are handicrafts and industries.

 

Boundaries:

North – San Carlos City                        South – Bayambang

East – Basista                             West – Mangatarem

 

Distance (kms.)

Lingayen – 32.80                       Manila – 183.8

 

Number of Barangays:         21 barangays

Climate:

Dry – December to April           Wet – May to November

Average Annual Rainfall (mm.) – 285.78

Average Monthly Temperature (Celsius) – 26.8ºC

 

Status of Land Classification (has.)

Total Land Area                         5,426

Soil Type – San Manuel Silt Loam, San Manuel Fine Sandy Loam, San Manuel Loam and Bantog Silt.

 

DEMOGRAPHY

Population:

Total Population (2010 Census)                                  47,831

Annual Growth Rate                                                  1.19

Population Density                                                     8

Number of Households                                               9,567

Average Household Size (2007Census)                     5.17

Urban Population                                                        4,906

Rural Population                                                         42,925

Urban-rural ratio                                                         1:9

Sex Ratio (male/female)                                              1:1

 

Population By Barangay (2010 Census)

Total Population (2010) – – – – – – – – – – – – – –    47,831

          Barangay                 Population                No. of HHs

(47,831)                      (9,566)

  1. Angatel                          2567                           513
  2. Balangay                       1383                           277
  3. Batancaoa                    1664                           333
  4. Baug                              1492                           298
  5. Bayaoas                        3834                           767
  6. Bituag                           1816                            363
  7. Camanbugan               1317                            263
  8. Dalanguiring              5683                           1136
  9. Duplac                         1098                            220
  10. Galarin                        2064                            413
  11. Gueteb                        1643                            329
  12. Malaca                        1283                            257
  13. Malayo                        1681                            336
  14. Malibong                    2665                            533
  15. Pasibi East                 2443                            489
  16. Pasibi West                1177                            235
  17. Pisuac                         2885                            577
  18. Poblacion                  4906                            981
  19. Real                            2608                            522
  20. Salavante                   855                              171
  21. Sawat                         2767                            553

 

Education (SY 2009-2010)

Elementary                  Secondary

Number of School

Public                             22                                6

Private                            1                                  2

Total Enrolment

Public                             8,127                           3,485

Private                            58                                1,071

Number of Classroom (Public) 204                               65

Number of Teacher     (Public)   203                              72

Classroom-pupil ratio (Public)   1:40                             1:54

Teacher-pupil ratio     (Public)    1:40                             1:48

 

Health and Nutrition 2012

Rural Health Unit/Center                             1
Barangay Health Station                              9
Day Care Worker                                         22
Day Care Children                                       438
Day Care Center                                          21

 

Health Indicators 2012

Crude Birth Rate                                         23
Crude Death Rate                                        5
Infant Mortality Rate                                   10
Under Five Mortality Rate                          3
Maternal Mortality Rate                              0

 

Nutrition

Malnutrition Rate

– Pre-school Children (0-71 months)            3
– School Children                                         20%

 

Family Planning

Monitored Married Women of Reproductive Age
Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (%) – 22
– Modern (%)
– Traditional (%)

 

Health/Social Service Facilities

Number of Hospitals                                    0
– Government                                      0
– Private                                                0

Hospital Bed Capacity                                 0
– Government                                      0
– Private                                                0

Rural Health Unit/Center                             1
Barangay Health Station                               9
Day Care Center                                             21

Toilet Facility being used:       Water sealed other depository, used exclusively by households

Number of households using this facility:            8,057

Usual Manner of Garbage Disposal:                     Controlled Dumping

Number of Housing Units Occupied:                   9,369

 

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION 2012

   Commodity           Area (has)     Ave. Yield (MT)   Production

      CROPS                                                                           

Palay                           3,036                  4.6                           18,944.64
Corn                            1,600                  5.5                            8,800
Fruits                          350                 14T/ha                         4900
Root Crop                  130                  10T/ha                         1300
Coconut                     8               62,400 nuts/year

 

Livestock/Poultry Production 2012                  

Number of Heads                                      241,835
Carabao                                                             50
Cattle                                                                 4,100
Swine                                                                6,000
Goats                                                                 1,500
Dog                                                                   10,185
Chicken                                                           220,000

 

Number of Establishments 2012                 309

Wholesale and Retail                                               260
Manufacturing                                                          2
Restaurants                                                               23
Financial, Insurance and Real Estate                  4
Communication Facility                                         4
Gas and Water                                                          16

 

Existing Industry

Farming, Fishing, Livestock,
Handicraft etc.
Fiesta – April 29 to 30
Market Days – Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Monuments – Dr. Jose Rizal

Church – Saint Pius V Parish

 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES

Transportation                                  Surface Type

Road Length (kms.)       Paved              Unpaved         Total
Provincial                         20.75               0.20                 20.95
Municipal                           5.0                 0.798               5.798
Barangay                         54.415             16.514             70.929

Bridges (l.m)                     No.                  Total Length
Provincial                            2                           90.00
Municipal/Barangay                                   123

 

Telecommunications

Telegraph Station
Social Telegram                       1
NNTS                                         1
Public                                         1

Telephone Service/Number of Lines
DIGITEL                                1,634
Public Calling Office               6

 

Postal Communication

Postal Office                                            1
Postal Density                                        1:43,330
Letter Carriers                                        3

Postal Communication cont.

Pop’n. served by 1 letter carrier             1:14,443

 

Power and Electrification

Electrical Service                                   CENPELCO
Barangay Served (%)                             100
Household Served (%)                           90

 

Irrigation                                            No.      Service Area (has.)

Irrigation Pump                                    1,870               1,600 has

 

Potable Water Supply

Served                                        5,699 hhs.
Unserved                                    0

 

Post Harvest Facilities

Ricemill                                      7
Warehouse                                2

 

Number of Grains Establishments

Retail/Wholesale                        16
Retail                                             18

Slaughterhouse – one (1) located at Brgy. Malayo
Market – One (1) Public

 

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE SECTOR

Municipal Officials (2016-2019)

Mayor:             Hon. Martin Raul S. Sison II
Vice-Mayor:    Hon. Marilyn S. Sison

Councilor:

  1. Hon. Dyna P. De Guzman
  2. Hon. Zenaida P. Espinosa
  3. Hon. Volter D. Balolong
  4. Hon. Edwin T. Tamondong
  5. Hon. Pepito N. Calugay
  6. Hon. Danilo M. Tamondong
  7. Hon. Vicente A. Frias, Sr.
  8. Hon. Brandy M. Palisoc

SK Chairman:

LIGA Pres.:    Hon. Mirla D. Balolong

Latest Voters Statistics (as of May 2013)

Number of Precincts                                172
Number of Registered Voters                26,884
Number of Voters Actually Voted        23,458

 

MUNICIPAL OFFICES

Name of Office                          Municipal Government Department Head                                

Mayor’s Office                                                              Hon. Martin Raul S. Sison II
Vice Mayor’s Office                                                     Hon. Rayes P. Frias
Office of the Sangguniang Bayan                             Engr. Arnel C. Rufo
Office of the Municipal Treasurer                            Dr. Loida M. Cancino
Office of the Municipal Assessor                              Mrs. Merle C. Moreno
Office of the Municipal Accountant                         Mr. Arlon C. Tamondong
Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar                    Mrs. Wilma V. Caluga
Office of the Municipal Budget              (OIC)        Mrs. Ma. Angelica Ferrer
Office of the Municipal Planning &
Development Coordinator                                         Engr. Ruben A. Baysic
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (OIC)   Mrs. Benigna A. Ramos
Office of the Municipal Engineer                              Engr. Norberto C. Cancino
Office of the Municipal Agriculturist                       Dr. Manuel C. Vallo
Office of the Municipal Social Welfare &
Development Officer                                                   Mrs. Mercedes Bigay
Municipal Health Officer                                            Dr. Catherine B. Licuanan
Department of Interior and
Local Government                   (MLGOO V)        Mrs. Vanessa V. Llego
COMELEC                                                               Mr. Windsor V. Calugay

 

FINANCE

Income Classification Rank (as of 2011)              3rd class
Municipal Government Income   (P)                 67,969,171.01

 

Cooperatives
Multi-purpose Agricultural                    5

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
Pawnshop                                               2

 

MUNICIPAL TAXES

Please refer to REVISED MUNICIPAL REVENUE CODE.