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Pangasinan to celebrate 437th founding anniversary April 5

Mar 16, 2017 @ 15:13

April 5 will be a special non-working holiday for Pangasinan as the province will be celebrating its 437th founding anniversary.

This was stressed by Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III in a statement March 15.

The politiko said elaborate ceremonies and programs will be held at the provincial capitol in Lingayen.

The special non-working holiday was contained in Proclamation No. 179 issued by Malacanang at the request of the Pangasinan provincial government, Espino said.

The province of Pangasinan was made an administrative province of Spain on April 5, 1580, one of the first few provinces in the country that was given such status.

The name of the province was derived from the word “asin” (salt), hence the name “Pangasinan” (salt pan).

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