About Binalonan

binalonan-map Binalonan is a first class municipality geographically located in the province of Pangasinan in the Philippines. At present it is becoming one of the province’s top producers of rice grains (palay) and mangoes. It is also being pushed to be the next “University Town” which is spearheaded by Mayor Ramon “Mon-Mon” V. Guico III. The town is known for its rich history rooted in oral traditions of folklore. Its land area is 8,400 hectares.
binalonan1binalonan2 One of Binalonan's natives is the Filipino-American writer Carlos Bulosan, who wrote brief descriptions of the town’s history and people in his semi-autobiographical novel entitled America is in the Heart. The town has a memorial and street named after him just north of the municipal hall and town market. It is also the hometown of Evangelina de la Cruz Macaraeg Macapagal, spouse of 9th President Diosdado Macapagal, and mother of 14th President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.