Lingayen has an annual income of P42,254,733.24. It grows and pulsates alive with businesses and other ventures - a place fit to be called the birthplace of a nation’s head, former President Fidel V. Ramos.
Here you will find infrastructure projects going up, hotels and restaurants being built, hospitals, schools and other facilities being established.
Economy: Agriculture and fishery-based production are the major source of income for money. Agricultural crops are rice, corn, tomato, mongo, watermelon, and vegetable. Prominent industries are bagoong-making as well as native sweets such as “bocayo”, furniture and handicraft, nipa shingles and vinegar making and bamboo crafts.
Transportation and Electrification: Lingayen is accessible by land, water and air. Several bus companies ply the Manila-Lingayen and Baguio City routes anytime of the day with air-conditioned buses. Light planes may land at the Lingayen Airport. Tourist coaches, vans and cars are available from rental companies while mini-buses, jeepneys and tricycles, constitute the public transport. The town is 100 percent energized.
Communication: Two major telecommunication lines are available – Digitel and Smart. Nationally circulated daily newspapers as well as locally published ones are available here. There are two cable televisions: Gulf Cable and USA TV.
Trading and business: There are seven banks, 47 cooperatives, eight drugstores, five bus stations, and commercial-construction businesses in the town.
Tourist spots: Travelers may find these places enchanting: the sandy beaches, War Memorial, The Urduja House, Sison Auditorium, Limahong Channel, Capitol Building, the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex and Civic Center, and former President Fidel Ramos birthplace.
Educational Institutions: The town is the educational center of Western Pangasinan. Located here are the Pangasinan State University, Pangasinan Memorial College, The Adelphi college, St. Columbian’s College, as well as public and private elementary, secondary, and prep.
SOCIO CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
Lingayen has two portions, architecturally and culturally different from each other.
The older portion, built inland by the Spaniards in their particular style, consists of an introspective infrastructure where all town buildings face each other around a town plaza.
Here you’ll find a Catholic Church built in 1739, the municipal hall, modern public markets, bus terminals an other facilities needed by a growing town. This portion is the town’s hub of business and commerce.
The other portion, built by the sea by the American colonial government, takes you to another world. Located there are the Capitol, the seat of provincial government, the Urduja House, the provincial governor’s official house, and other government buildings.
Offering a marvelous backdrop to all these is the historic Lingayen Gulf, site of Pista’y Dayat (sea festival) celebrated every First of May.
This festival, which celebrates the bounties offered by the sea, is Pangasinan major summer attraction. It showcases the province’s beautiful beaches, hardworking people and the province’s economic resources like rich farmlands, mountains, rivers, and the sea.