Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jeanette Greissel is Miss What's Up Dagupan 2011

Miss Dagupan 2011 Candidate #3 - Jeanette Greissel wins the Online Poll with 1,129 votes out of 4,134 total votes. 

She will be adjudged as MISS WHAT'S UP DAGUPAN later on the Pageant Night, December 18, 2011  and will receive cash, gift items and/or gift certificates from What's Up Dagupan and its affilitates:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dagupan City Fiesta 2011 Activities

December 1
Opening and Blessing of the Food Strip and Tinday Labi
Galvan St./ Zamora St./ A.B. Fernandez

December 12
Miss Dagupan Press Presentation
Metroplaza 6pm

December 14
Pangasinan Got Talent
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 15
Grand Civic Motorcade
Starting from Eternal Gardens going Lucao, Perez Boulevard, Marcelo H. Del Pilar Street, Arellano Street, A.B. Fernandez Avenue and finally at the City Plaza 3pm

Opening and Ceremonial Lighting
Dagupan City Plaza 6pm

Magic Idol Grand Finals
Dagupan City Plaza 8pm

December 16
Magic Treat Kita Kid
Dagupan City Plaza 8am

Ikaw, Ako at ang Kalikasan” Educational and Musical Stage Play
Dagupan City People's Astrodome 8am onwards

Mass Media Night
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 17
Volunteers Day
Dagupan City People's Astrodome 8am - 5pm

Dalton Clan’s Night
Dagupan City People's Astrodome 7pm

December 18
Miss Dagupan Pageant Night
Dagupan City Plaza 8pm

December 19
SK Challenge
Dagupan City Plaza 8am - 5pm

Senior Citizens Night
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 20
Educators Night
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 21
Ex-Men Night (Ex-Barangay Officials)
Dagupan City Plaza 8pm

December 22
SK Night
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 23
Employees Night
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 24
Midnight Mass
St. John Cathedral 7pm 

December 25
Christmas Day

December 26
Miss Dagupan Coronation Night & Pawil Dagupan
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 27
Thanksgiving Mass in honor of the Feast of St. John the Evangelist

Barangay Night
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 28
Dagupan City National High School Alumni Homecoming
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 29
Rotary Night
Dagupan City Plaza 7pm

December 30
Rizal Day Celebration
Dagupan City Plaza 7am

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Who will be the next Miss Dagupan?

Who do you think will be Miss Dagupan 2011? Scroll down to vote for your candidate!  Like our Facebook page:

The winner of the online poll will be awarded as MISS WHAT'S UP DAGUPAN and will receive cash, gift items and/or gift certificates from What's Up Dagupan and its affilitates:

AJ's Cafe and Steakhouse
Binalot University of Pangasinan
Leisure Coast Resort
Padis Point Dagupan
PC Cartel Computer Sales
Pretty Tipsy Nail and Waxing Salon
Quick8 Service Center 
Stillwater Spa

Voting has ended... The final results as of 5:00pm:

#1 - Marian Vivian Clata

#2 - Diwata Petrola

 #3 - Jeanette Greissel

#4 - Charlotte Visperas

#5 - Clarrisse Isanan

#6 - Denielle Joie Magno

#7 - Grace Joy Caparros

#8 - Joanabelle Solomon

#9 - Kimberly Camille Pacino

#10 - Rosalyn Suratos

#11 - Aiza Soriano

#12 - Elpha Pilipina

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hulio 16, 1990

Hulio 16, 1990
Anlong nen Santiago Villafania, ASNA Awardee

kinmiwas so olat
ed gamet nen Atlas
ayakayak so tapew na dalin
ed inkagaglos da’ra’y bato’d dalem

linmerag so nandaragupan
singa agawa ed Lemuria nen saman

dia ed paradaan
naimatonan ko’y sakey a masiken
nakakaimis ya anukdok
na atulin a mansanas ed dalan
kusab a kusab ya amaarap
ed kawalaa’y naplag a taytay

say balikas to ed dagem
“gunggona yo lalasi
natan manunaan kayon untawag
ed ngara’y Aman Amalsa!”

sikato’y naandipat ed pegley
na kibatikbatik a karaklan
anganko amalikmata ak labat

Dagupan City

Thursday, July 7, 2011

BSL Initiates Tourism Seminar

Repost from D' Dagupan Dream:

DAGUPAN CITY –  Dagupan City Mayor Benjie S. Lim believes that to sell tourism is to bring excitement. True to his belief, Lim through the City Tourism Office (CTO) with the Department of Tourism-Region 1 (DOT-R1) Office staged a Tourist Reception Guides and Techniques Seminar last July 4-5.

Aside from CTO staff, tourism personnel from neighboring towns as well as students were invited to the two-day seminar at the BSL Hall of the Department of Education (DepEd) City Division Office.

During the seminar's opening program, Lim discussed with the participants  the big potential of the city and Pangasinan to become a tourist destination. He explained that participants outside the city were included because the province as a whole should be promoted if one of its town or city wants a tourism boom in its turf..

Lim challenged the participants to provide excitement and to urge their respective local councils to enact edicts for tourism advancement.

Lectures were facilitated by Beinvenido Claravall, senior lecturer from the Asian Institute of Tourism, University of the Philippines-Diliman.

DOT-R1 Regional Director Martin S. Valera also spoke during the seminar. 

Workshops and a graded mock tour in the city plaza’s vicinity and Dawel river cruise were also done to ensure the participants’ application of the techniques.

In the event’s closing ceremony, participants were given certificates of attendance. Also present in the event was Evangeline Dadat, DOT-R1 senior tourism operations officer and City Tourism Officer Rose Teng-Mejia. (CIO-Rex Marion C. Laguerta)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

BSL cites river cruise as challenging ride

Repost from D' Dagupan Dream:

DAGUPAN CITY – The best is yet to come for Dagupan City!

Thus exclaimed Dagupan City Mayor Benjie S. Lim when he addressed guests to the blessing and inauguration of the river cruise port dubbed as  Daungan Ed Dawel in Barangay Bonuan Gueset last Friday, July 1.

Acknowledged as the father of the River Cruise, Lim recounted how his belief in tourism as a job-bringing vehicle and the Bohol’s Loboc River Cruise inspired him in pursuing his vision to make the city’s rivers as a tourist attraction – an agenda he had earlier tackled on his State of the City Address (SOCA) last June.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Dagupan City Walking Tour

Dagupan City is replete with events of historical significance and rich cultural heritage making the city a topnotch destination for that glimpse of the illustrious past and a look back into Dagupan’s history.

Gabaldon Building

Every town in the country that existed as of 1889 has a schoolhouse known as Gabaldon building, named  after Isauro Gabaldon, an assemblyman who authored Act No. 1801 or Gabaldon Act which appropriated Php 1 million between the years 1907 to 1915 for the "construction of schoolhouses of strong materials in barrios with guaranteed daily attendance of not less than sixty pupils.”

The Gabaldon building which is the central edifice of the West Central Elementary School is now 102 years old. Constructed in 1909, it is the oldest school house in the city. It also has a historical significance as it served as the Provincial Capitol of Pangasinan from 1942 up to 1945. It was here where the war time governor, Santiago V. Estrada, Sr. and his provincial board members, held office for the duration of the Pacific war.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s Headquarters

The Gabaldon building also became the headquarters of the United States of America’s South Pacific Area Command during the end of the Second World War. North to the main Gabaldon building of the West Central Elementary School is the Home Economics building which served as Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s Headquarters. It is where the general put up the Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ) shortly after the first combat troops of the sixth army of the United States of America under his command landed on January 9, 1945 in Bonuan Blue Beach (the biggest MacArthur Landing Site Marker was erected and eventually unveiled in January 23, 1984 to mark the landing site).

The general’s bath tub can still be found in the building which served as the general’s headquarters. A marker in front of the building states: “On this site, the West Central Elementary School I, Home Economics Building, Dagupan City was used by Gen. Douglas MacArthur as his official headquarters after his landing in Lingayen beach on 9 January 1945 to liberate the island of Luzon thus fulfilling his promise to the Filipino people “I Shall Return.”

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dagupan is Regional Likas Yaman Top Awardee

Repost from D' Dagupan Dream

DAGUPAN CITY – This city is this year’s “Likas Yaman” awardee (city category) for Best LGU-Initiated Environmental Project, which the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) initiated in celebration of the Environment Month in Region 1.

Mayor Benjamin S. Lim together with City Agriculture Officer Emma Molina personally received the award from DENR Regional Executive Director Samuel R. Peñafiel during the awarding and culminating program held at Oasis Country Resort, City of San Fernando, La Union last June 30.

Dagupan was nominated for successfully implementing its project “Ilog Ko, Bilayen Ko,” Water Quality Management Area (WQMA), and the so-called river cruise along the Dawel-Watak River thereby contributing to the rehabilitation of coastal and marine resources and for the promotion of eco-tourism in the city.   

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Daungan Sa Dawel To Open on July 1

Repost from D' Dagupan Dream:

DAGUPAN CITY – The official docking site of the “Dawel River Cruise” dubbed as “Daungan sa Dawel” will formally serve its purpose on July 1 less than three months after Mayor Benjamin S. Lim launched the river tourism attraction last April this year.
The “daungan” is located at the foot of the Dawel Bridge in front of the San Marino place in Bonuan Catacdang with an approximate area of 600 square meters while its docking area is 50 square meters.

Aside from the river cruise, it will also serve as the docking area for "kayaks and canoes with a floating pier'. It has a multi-purpose covered area with a tension membrane structure, which can be rented out for parties and other social functions.
It also has air-conditioned restrooms, a multi-purpose mini-stage with waterfall in a tropical landscape setting, a visitor parking area and a friendly pedestrian lane and a ramp for persons with disabilities.
It is the first river cruise dock in Pangasinan and the first tension membrane tent structure to be erected in the province.

Part of the tour package is a journey to a fishing area where enthusiasts can stop by and experience the joy of feeding bangus in a fishpond. (CIO – Joseph C. Bacani)

Dagupan takes tourism campaign online

Repost from D' Dagupan Dream:

Promotion of tourism in Dagupan City has been put to a higher level with the use of the internet.

Local netizens were invited by the Dagupan City Tourism Office to take part in the first Dagupan Tweetup and Website launching ceremony on the very day of the Agew na Dagupan celebration, June 20.

Tourism officers and guests were led by Mayor Benjie S. Lim during the launching held on one of the river cruise boats equipped with a wi-fi connection afloat the shore of the Daungan sa Dawel in Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan where the vessels are docked.

Ms. Rose Teng-Mejia, officer-in-charge of the City Tourism Office, in her welcome message, stressed that the campaign was brought online to keep pace with the times and for people to know more about the city and to reach out to Dagupeños around the world.

For his part, Mayor Lim pointed out that support for the campaign will benefit the fisherfolks and will result to cleaner rivers, adding that “tourism is employment, not just enjoyment.”

Simon Francis Vistro, City Tourism writer/researcher and Mike Fernandez, owner of PixelHub Creative who designed, published and developed the city’s official tourism website for free, later unveiled the site and discussed its highlights. Subsequently, they oriented the social media enthusiasts on how to participate in the blogging network and how to call on others to do the same.

Young City Tourism Officer Dana Santiago, in her message, urged Dagupeños to take part in promoting the city’s tourism industry as a “challenge… to do our shared responsibility.”

The event was made possible through the help of Harlijk Productions.

To participate in increasing the awareness of the public about the city’s tourism program, everyone is encouraged to log on to and spread its URL on social networking sites, repost “What’s Up Dagupan” blog entries or create a similar blog and use on twitter the following hashtags: #AgewNaDagupan, #DaguFUN and #DawelRiverCruise. – (CIO)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dawel River Cruise: One of the 100 Ways to Have Fun in Dagupan!

The Dawel River Cruise takes us back to the time of the forefathers of Dagupan City when the early settlers painstakingly built fishponds with their bare hands and simple tools, the present when the rivers have been revived and revitalized until the future when the fruition of the sparkling clean rivers are enjoyed by the next generation of Dagupeños.

The Dawel River Cruise will let you experience the serenity and pristine beauty of Dagupan’s rivers. One would definitely enjoy the refreshing breeze, invigorating sight of the clean river, mangroves, different avian species, various freshwater fishes including Dagupan’s treasure and the world’s tastiest milkfish– the Dagupan Bangus!

One of the eco-tourism and livelihood projects of Dagupan City Mayor Benjamin S. Lim, the Dawel River Cruise starts from the newly built wharf or quay at the foot of the Dawel bridge in Catacdang, Bonuan Gueset. The cruise which would last for about an hour, passes through Dawel and Watac-Mamalingling- two river tributaries of Pantal and Bayaoas rivers. Pantal and Bayaoas rivers are two of the Seven Rivers of Dagupan City which include Patogcawen, Magueragday, Paldakit, Calmay and Tanap.

The Dawel River Cruise which was launched in this year’s Bangus Festival, will feature a floating restaurant with water-resistant audio-visual facilities, day spa cruise and serenading local musicians. Each boat is made of an engine-powered flat deck catamaran with two hulls. Its roof is made out of Nipa palm leaves securely fastened in stainless steel frames. From afar the boat looks like a floating Nipa hut or bahay kubo. As of today, there are three boats that are available for the cruise. The medium sized boats can seat around twenty five (25) persons while forty to forty five (40-45) persons can fill up the big boat. Safety provisions like lifesavers for each passenger are placed in boat railings. Boat drivers, boat assistants and tour guides are trained swimmers and rescuers.

Along the stretch of the riverbank where the boat passes, one could see lush green trees called mangroves or bakawan. There are about fourteen (14) identified species out of the forty eight species of mangroves found in the Philippines.

Situated at the turn-about of the cruise are ruins of the old railroad track built in the early 1900’s that lead to Damortis. Provisions for kayak rentals, souvenir shops, snack bars and restrooms strategically placed in pit stops of the river cruise are also in the works. One of the special features of the cruise is the feeding of large bangus weighing an average of seven kilos in one of the pit stops of the cruise.

So the next time you visit Dagupan City, be entertained and captivated by the Dawel River Cruise. For inquiries, contact the Dagupan City Tourism Office at 075-515-6196, email and, tweet @dagupantourism or post in You may also visit the Dagupan City Tourism website at

Enjoy your stay here. Have fun in Dagupan!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Agew Na Dagupan: 1st Dagupan Tweetup and Website Launch of Dagupan Tourism

Dagupeno netizens are using the the power of the internet and social media to celebrate Agew na Dagupan (Dagupan Day) through the 1st Dagupan Tweetup and Launching of the Dagupan City Tourism website.

The What’s Up Dagupan blog network and the Dagupan City Tourism Office called on all Filipino bloggers, Facebook, Tumblr and Posterous users, Tweeps, Plurkers and all netizens to join the 64th Agew na Dagupan celebration with the theme Progreso ng Baley, Responsibilidad na Balang Sinansakey (The Progress of the City is Everyone’s Responsibility) on June 20, 2011 to increase awareness, promote and celebrate the Dagupan Day celebration, the City Tourism Office’s tourism campaign: Have Fun in Dagupan and the Dawel River Cruise.

Everyone is urged to participate through the following actions:

  • Tweet, Plurk, or post in Facebook to spread the word about this event: Share or repost this announcement
  • Use the Twitter hashtags #AgewNaDagupan, #DaguFUN and #DawelRiverCruise.
  • Repost and share tweets from @whatsupdagupan and @dagupantourism.
  • Spread the URL which will be launched on the June 20, 2011.
  • Join the Agew na Dagupan celebration from your favorite social media channels (blog, Tumblr, Posterous, Twitter, Plurk, Facebook, etc.) on June 20, 2011.
  • Join the 1st Dagupan Tweetup on June 20, 2011, 4 pm at the Daungan Sa Dawel, Catacdang, Bonuan Gueset, Dagupan City.
  • Use of other creative ways to convey the message to save and clean Dagupan’s rivers is also encouraged. Bloggers can post their answer to “Why do you love Dagupan?”; post photo essays about the Dawel River Cruise, other tourist destinations and everything about Dagupan City; and design and share mini-posters, posters and drawings.

The 1st Dagupan Tweetup and launching of the Dagupan City Tourism website is in cooperation with Pixelhub Creative and Harlijk Productions.

What’s Up Dagupan chronicles what's Hip and Hot in Dagupan City. It is a compendium of the news, events, culture, food, arts, language and music of Region I's "Pandaragupan", Longest Grill World Record Breaker and Bangus Capital of the World!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kuma-64 Agew na Dagupan Programa Ya Gawaen

Pamili na Makagamor na “Rizal Matalunggaring ya Kalangweran
Hunyo 10
Panagsimbatan na Bumabangat

Agew na Kawayangan
Hunyo 12, 7:30 na Kabuasan
Nibansan Atagey Ya Eskuwelaan ed Siyudad na Dagupan

Pantanem na Kiew
Hunyo 12, 8:00 na Kabuasan
Opisina’y dibisyon
Dagupan City National High School
Salisay Elementary School

Pangiparuntal na “Sanengseng” (Malinac Lay Labi Choir Competition)
Hunyo 12, 8:00 na Kabuasan
Panagsimbatan na Guerrero
Palasyo na Obispo

Manlinkor Ya Kalangweran
A. Pangiwanwan
Hunyo 15-17
Panagsambatan na Bumabangat

B. Simba Ya Panlingkor
Hunyo 21-27
Nanduruman Opisina

Sukata’y Talisiw
Hunyo 17, 8:00 na Kabuasan
Sentro na Panangibangat ed Dibisyon

Pamuria na Taoir
Hunyo 17, 3:00 na Ngarem
Museo na Dagupan

Pamuria na Mananam tan Masamit Ya Panangan
Hunyo 17, 4:00 na Ngarem
Tondaligan na Aray Matatakken

Nibansan Panliliketan
Hunyo 19, 5:30 na Kabuasan
Manlapu’d Dawel anggad Plaza na Dagupan Ya Batik

150 Pamagalang na Inkiyanak nen Dr. Jose Rizal
Hunyo 19, 7:30 na Kabuasan
Plaza na Dagupan

Misa Ya Pisasalamat
Hunyo 20, 7:00 na Kabuasan
Plaza na Dagupan

Programa Para ed Kuma-64 Ya Agew na Dagupan
Hunyo 20, 8:00 na Kabuasan
Plaza na Dagupan

Panangaro’d Baley
Hunyo 20
Museo na Dagupan

Thursday, April 28, 2011

MaShaiya ang Summer sa Dagupan!

Shaiya joins the Bangus Festival in Dagupan with one of its most exciting Free Play events this summer! Here's why:

The Shaiya Team will hold a WHOLE DAY Free Play at Netopia Dagupan on April 30, 2011 at 10am to 7pm! WuhooO!

GM Sylk will be present at the event to meet the Shaiya players. He will also raffle off a Shaiya Shirt every hour!

Free Ice Cream will be served to the participants in the Free Play! 

Other exclusive Shaiya merchandise will be raffled off as well!

Mark your calendars now and help spread the good news to your Dagupan-based gamer friends!

Happy Kalutan ed Dalan from Shaiya Philippines! Kitakits!

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